Tag: Make it Yourself

Make it Yourself

“Make it Yourself”, or MYO, is the ideal that, whatever it is we need, we can find a way to make it homemade.  From food to projects to holidays to homestead projects, the power of a “Make it Yourself” mentality is empowering and makes you a better steward of your resources.

6+Tips to Budget Family Holidays

Here are 6+ tips to budget family holidays this year.  No need to stress or have anxiety about the approaching holidays if you follow these simple steps.  Includes access to a FREE book for planning ALL your holiday needs. Continue reading “6+Tips to Budget Family Holidays”

Fresh Cranberry & Dried Persimmon Sauce

Combine the benefits of heart-healthy cranberries with foraged persimmons for a richly flavored holiday sauce.  This homemade cranberry sauce recipe includes cinnamon, oranges, dried persimmon and a hint of vanilla. Stop eating store bought cranberry sauce this year and replace it with this healthier, tastier homemade version! 

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Herbal Holiday Wreaths

Learn how to make herbal holiday wreaths for table decorations, napkin rings and useful gifts.  These DIY wreaths can be made from vines and herbs your grown in your own garden.  Suitable for any holiday throughout the year using seasonal herbs, these wreaths are so simple even the kids can help make them!  In fact, consider these herbal holiday wreaths for your next holiday craft party! 

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Fall project: How to Make a Wreath

Step by step vine wreath construction for a DIY fall project.  Use these wreaths for ornaments or gifts; decorate them or leave them natural and rustic.  The best part is you can make them for free from your garden! Continue reading “Fall project: How to Make a Wreath”

Instant Pot Grape Juice Recipe

Here’s how to make a healthy grape juice recipe the easy way in the instant pot.  You can drink the grape juice fresh, make jello or prepare it for canning.  In just minutes you can be drinking your own fresh, grape juice! 

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4 Time Saving Holiday Kitchen Tips

Here are our favorite time saving holiday kitchen tips from our own family.  Since Santa doesn’t bring the gift of time, this advice is the next best thing for your holiday meals.  I promise, these ideas – plan, delegate, chop, cook – will help you get organized and enjoy the season so much more! 

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Homestead Holiday To Do List

We all have a holiday to do list that includes items like make cookies, get postage for cards, arrange a gift exchange.  However, homesteaders have another important to do list from fall to winter that includes very needful activities around the land and home.  How are we supposed to get it all done?!  Is there any way to organize our holiday to do list and our homestead to do list so they merge into one?  I’m so glad you asked…

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Gluten Free Foods: Dark Chocolate Quinoa Sugar Cookies l Full of real food ingredients and whole grains l Homestead Lady(.com)

Gluten Free Foods: Quinoa and Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Gluten Free Foods: Dark Chocolate Quinoa Sugar Cookies l Full of real food ingredients and whole grains l Homestead Lady(.com)Gluten Free Foods have come a long way, in my opinion – especially in the area of desserts.  You have to get creative, to be sure, but you can enjoy some mighty tasty treats.  Like these Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Quinoa Sugar Cookies. Continue reading “Gluten Free Foods: Quinoa and Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookies”

Rustic DIY Holiday Porch Signs

Learn how to use upcycled wood – like barn wood and pallet wood – to make simple farmhouse holiday porch signs.  The rough nature of the wood gives each sign a rustic texture and makes them tough enough for indoor/outdoor use.  Save money and make your own porch signs for every season – fall, winter, spring or everyday!  Save money this Halloween, Christmas and Fourth of July with some old wood and a little paint! 

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Homemade Cinnamon Pumpkin Whipped Cream

Here’s a quick recipe for homemade pumpkin cinnamon whipped cream to top any holiday dessert.  Not only is this DIY whipped cream recipe Paleo compliant and low carb, it’s also a sneaky way to add in some vegetable to your treat.  Your kids will never know because it tastes so good!  pumpkin and whipped cream in dishes

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