Tag: Homestead Holidays

Welcome to one of our favorite parts of family life on the homestead – holidays and traditions!  Homesteading is hard work and takes a lot of time and effort but it’s so important that we leave time for celebrations.  Some family times are simple days of rest or quiet moments like bath and bedtimes.  Other celebrations are loud and messy and full of crafts and foods!  Both kinds, and everything in between, are worthwhile.

We feel so strongly about this topic that we’ve written a whole book on it.  Look for our publication, Homestead Holidays, in our shop.  You don’t have to buy the book to access the free content here on the blog.  Pick a holiday, craft or recipe and try it this week.  Be sure to do it together and to have some fun  – those are the only two rules when it comes to celebrations on the 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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Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake l Celebrate author AA Milne's birthday with Pooh Day cake and crafts l Homestead Lady.com

Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake

Cast off the doldrums of these gray, January days by celebrating Winnie the Pooh Day with your family!  From crafts to family reading time to this Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake recipe, this is the prefect time to take a break on the homestead this winter.  Bonus, this recipe is grain-free, refined-sugar free and Paleo friendly!  Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake l Celebrate author AA Milne's birthday with Pooh Day cake and crafts l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake”

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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Holiday Keto Fat Bomb: The “Sugar Plum”

Who says Keto can’t be festive?!  Here’s a simple recipe for a modern twist of the traditional confection, the sugar plum.  Using coconut and pomegranate, this holiday Keto fat bomb recipe is sure to please.    Continue reading “Holiday Keto Fat Bomb: The “Sugar Plum””

Dehydrated Pumpkin - Make Pumpkin Pie from Powdered Pumpkin l Homestead Lady.com

Dehydrated Pumpkin – A Pie Recipe

Pumpkin is a great vegetable to preserve whether you’re overwintering in a pantry, canning chunks or dehydrating chips or pumpkin leather.  It’s so versatile in your food storage program!  For space saving and ease of use, I  really enjoy dehydrating a lot of my pumpkin harvest.  Let me show you how to dehydrate pumpkin AND make a pie out it. Dehydrated Pumpkin - Make Pumpkin Pie from Powdered Pumpkin l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Dehydrated Pumpkin – A Pie Recipe”

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”

Christmas Tea Ring l A sweet bread recipe with fresh eggs, dried fruit and buttery goodness l Homesteadlady.com

Sweet Bread Recipe: Tea Ring

Christmas Breads are a favorite holiday fare in nearly every culture, and we love them all from stollen to panettone!  However, our favorite sweet bread recipe has got to be the classic tea ring.  This is NOT a quick bread recipe, FYI.  However, filled with wholesome ingredients like fresh eggs and dried fruits, this Christmas Tea Ring is a holiday classic!Christmas Tea Ring l A sweet bread recipe with fresh eggs, dried fruit and buttery goodness l Homesteadlady.com Continue reading “Sweet Bread Recipe: Tea Ring”