Tag: Traditions

Traditions

Family is a big part of why we homestead and how we make our homestead lifestyle work.  When you click on an article tagged “Traditions” you will learn about some important tradition on our homestead.  Strong families are built with planning and hard work, but traditions can make all that hard work fun and give us all something to look forward to as we labor on the homestead.

Never discount the importance of wholesome rituals, cycles and traditions on the homestead.

Easter egg decoration

Blown Eggs for Easter

Learn how to make your own blown eggs for Easter so you can use them all season for decorating and crafting.  This DIY tutorial takes you from egg to ornament with suggestions for decorating and making ornaments.  This is an Easter and spring craft for kids and adults alike! Easter egg decoration
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yellow eggs on wood

Natural Dyes for Easter – Homemade & Commercial

If you’re wondering how to make natural dyes for Easter eggs, I suggest you begin by reading this article.  After you’ve tried it once or twice, making your own natural dyes each holiday will be easy for you and you can start experimenting with new materials.  Just for the sake of science, we’ve included a comparison we did of homemade natural dyes and purchased natural dyes.  We’ve also included tips and troubleshooting! yellow eggs on wood Continue reading “Natural Dyes for Easter – Homemade & Commercial”

shamrock cookie with dried green powder

3-Way Naturally Dyed St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

If you’re frustrated trying to find homemade, natural green dye that actually works for your St. Patrick’s Day cookies, look no further! I have three cookie decoration methods, including buttercream frosting, that I’ve started using to incorporate that tricky green natural food coloring.  I finally found a way to decorate St. Patrick’s Day cookies that’s easy and homemade!  shamrock cookie with dried green powder

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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”

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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Winter Holidays Around the World

Start new traditions with your kids and family with these winter holidays around the world.  Don’t get stuck in a rut of winter celebrations!  If one of your goals this year is to celebrate more throughout the year, or you’d just like to explore new cultures, this list is for you. 

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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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