Tag: Green Living

Green Living

Green living can be classified as so many different things these days!  Articles here at Homestead Lady tagged “Green Living” highlight some of the various ways we’ve “gone green” on the homestead.  From recycling to upcycling to reducing waste to green energy, green living is a great goal for any earth-loving, frugal, responsible steward of a family homestead.

Natural Moon Sand Recipe – A Family Valentine’s Day Activity

On our homestead, Valentine’s Day is a family affair full of special traditions, healthy treats and fun crafts like homemade Valentine’s Day cards and this homemade natural moon sand.  This recipe has no flour, no powdered drink mix dye and no yucky ingredients.  Homemade Natural Moon Sand Recipe l Family Valentine's Day Craft l Gluten free, no chemical dyes, foraged sand l Homestead Lady.com

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Homestead Hygge l Cancel chaos on the homestead create cozy comfort l Activities for adults and children in simple steps l Homestead Lady.com

Hygge Homestead

Have you heard the term “hygge” used lately?  Ever wondered what it meant and how it might apply to making your home and land cozy and peaceful?  I think of this concept as vital to my family for reducing chaos and increasing peace!  Below we’ve outlined specific steps for children and adults to create a hygge homestead.  Homestead Hygge l Cancel chaos on the homestead create cozy comfort l Activities for adults and children in simple steps l Homestead Lady.com

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Homemade Paper l Step by step instructions for teachers, students, parents and parties l Homestead Lady.com

Homemade Paper for Teachers, Parents and Parties!

Everyone has a scrap paper stash for grocery lists and keeping the kids coloring and reverent during Sunday services.  Here’s how to take your scrap paper and turn it into homemade paper for crafts and card making.  This upcycled craft project is so simple that kids and adults alike will enjoy it – we give you specific instructions for making homemade paper with a group.  You do need some simple equipment, but it’s nothing you DIY peeps can’t handle.  So, grab your students, your kids and your friends and get going on your homemade paper!  Homemade Paper l Step by step instructions for teachers, students, parents and parties l Homestead Lady.com

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Plant a Keto Garden l 5 low-carb vegetables to plant in the garden or in containers l Homestead Lady.com

The Keto Garden: Best Low-Carb Vegetables to Grow

One thing you may have noticed about a plant-based diet – it’s expensive!  Growing your own Keto garden and these five low-carb vegetables can save money while providing you with fresh, local produce for your family.  After all, you can’t get more local and fresh than your own backyard!  Tips for growing in container-growing, too, for you small space gardeners.  Plant a Keto Garden l 5 low-carb vegetables to plant in the garden or in containers l Homestead Lady.com  Continue reading “The Keto Garden: Best Low-Carb Vegetables to Grow”

3 Upcycled Cookie Cutter Crafts

Low on time and money this holiday season?  Need some quick crafts from upcycled materials you already have on hand?  Well, here are three upcycled cookie cutter crafts for kids and adults – these are so easy even I can do them!  3 Cookie Cutter Crafts for Young and Old l Make unique Valentine's Day gifts and decorations l Homestead Lady.com

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Upcycled Gifts from the Garden l DIY Grape Vine Garland Tutorial plus more DIYs l Homestead Lady.com

Upcycled Gifts from the Garden

Are you trying to make handmade gifts this year?  Would you rather use green, organic materials that are practically begging to be turned into natural crafts?  Here’s a collection of upcycled gifts from the garden for your homemade Christmas this year.  Bonus: we’ve included a video and text tutorial of how to make your own grape vine garland, or swag, for gifting or decorating your own porch or hearth this holiday season.

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Natural Crafts for Fall l Tutorials and suggestions for natural crafts for the whole family l Homestead lady.com

Natural Crafts for Autumn

Natural Crafts for Fall l Tutorials and suggestions for natural crafts for the whole family l Homestead lady.comThe homestead family works long hours together every day but it’s important to not forget the fun!  Here are some simple natural crafts for autumn that are enjoyable for the whole family.  Did you know we have several fall holidays coming up?  Use them to plan your natural crafts for kids and grown ups alike!  Continue reading “Natural Crafts for Autumn”

Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes l Create color from your compost bin with these tips and Natural Color by Sasha Duerr l Homestead Lady.com

Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes

Any fiber geek loves their natural dyes, but have you ever thought you might be helping the planet with them?  Learn how to reduce food waste with these vegetable dyes made right from your compost bin.  No special materials, no expensive ingredients – just rummage around your kitchen to make these natural dyes.  Plus, read our review of Natural Color by Sasha Duerr and be inspired to make even more vegetable dyes!

Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes l Create color from your compost bin with these tips and Natural Color by Sasha Duerr l Homestead Lady.com

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Hand Washing Laundry l If your washing machine breaks or the power goes out, here's what to do with the laundry l Homestead Lady (.com)

When the Washing Machine Breaks: Hand Washing Clothes

Hand Washing Laundry l If your washing machine breaks or the power goes out, here's what to do with the laundry l Homestead Lady (.com)It was pretty much the worst Thanksgiving ever.  My boar gored my leg, the kids got lice for the first time, the sink wouldn’t stop leaking and the fireplace broke.  Like a cherry on top, the washing machine decided to follow suit.  Here’s how we survived hand washing clothes for three months. Continue reading “When the Washing Machine Breaks: Hand Washing Clothes”