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!
Calendula is a very useful herbal flower and very easy to grow, even for non-gardeners. Here’s a recipe for calendula earache oil from flowers we gathered clear into autumn. Be sure to check out all the other things you can make a do with calendula after the recipe! Continue reading “Calendula Earache Oil”
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.
The 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”
Have you ever thought about how your personality translates into your homesteading life? Take this quick, informal homestead personality test and see what your strengths and weaknesses might be in you DIY lifestyle. Continue reading “Homestead Personality Test”
If you have an abundance of grapes this season, delight your kids with back-to-school grape coffee cake recipe with crumble topping. Any color grape you have on hand will work since this is the absolute best coffee cake recipe, with an even better 2-part crumble topping. Plus, at the end please leave us a comment with your own favorite back to school traditions – I’m making a list! Continue reading “Grape Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping”
Are you growing or foraging mulberries and need a great mulberry jam recipe? Well, here you go! This mulberry jam recipe mixes fresh mulberries with dark cherries (or any berry you have on hand) for a rich flavor and unique splash on your morning toast.
Are you trying to kick the coffee habit but are still hankering for those iced mochas this time of year? Here’s the perfect combination of cocoa, dandelion and cream that will give you all the flavor and none of the drawbacks of a traditional milkshake recipe. PLUS we include a few magical ingredients that make this chocolate dandelion milkshake recipe more like medicine than dessert. Continue reading “Chocolate Dandelion Milkshake Recipe”
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!
If you could ask a seasoned, homeschooling and homesteading mom of six for a little advice, what would it be? Pull up a chair with my friend Rhonda from The Provident Homemaker as she shares one of her favorite foraging books, her 5 steps for keeping the family healthy and her special recipe for elderberry syrup. Continue reading “Elderberry Syrup Two Ways”