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.

halloween marshmallows

Healthy Halloween Treats: Naturally Dyed Marshmallows

These healthy Halloween treats have no corn syrup, no granulated sugar and no chemical dyes.  Instead, they’re made with vegetable coloring and honey.  I think that might make them a health food, right?  These make the perfect Halloween indulgence or gift for neighbors and friends.  Plus, they’re so simple to make! halloween marshmallows

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Decorated sugar skulls

Day of the Dead Low Carb Sugar Skulls

Host a Day of the Dead party with all the traditions of the celebration but with a healthy twist!  Make these no-sugar  calavaras de azucar, or low carb sugar skulls.  They have no table sugar but use instead a low-carb sweetener.  We even show you how to paint your skulls with naturally dyed sugar glaze!  Decorated sugar skulls

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3 Bedtime Bath Teas for Kids

Would you like to help your children detox from  a long day of school and homestead work with a nice, hot bath?  We show you simple, herbal bedtime bath teas to use daily or give as gifts.  (Tip: these bath teas are great for the grown ups, too!)  Here are three combinations for the best bedtime bath teas from herbs you can purchase or even grow!
Don’t forget the FREE printable gift tags at the bottom of the article – they may just have a special coupon inside.
Also below are 23 more Quick Homemade Gift Ideas!

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Pumpkin Spice Gourmet Marshmallows

Make your own gourmet marshmallows using organic gelatin, local honey and purchased or homegrown pumpkin.  Gourmet marshmallows are an easy dessert to whip up, though they look as if you labored over them for hours.  In ten simple steps you’ll have this pumpkin spiced treat for the holidays!   Continue reading “Pumpkin Spice Gourmet Marshmallows”

Wassail Apple Cider Marshmallows

Using healthy sugars, organic beef gelatin and the sweet-tart flavor of apple cider, you can whip up a batch of these wassail apple cider marshmallows for a holiday treat. Bonus, there’s no corn syrup in this recipe! 

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Canned Apple Cider Concentrate

Do you can your own apple slices?  If you do, here’s how to use the leftover liquid from that process to make up small batches of canned apple cider concentrate.  This canning recipe doesn’t require anything you don’t already have on hand – you don’t even need to buy or make apple cider!  Here’s how easy it is in five simple steps. 

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DIY Wedding Flowers

To compliment your farm wedding or homestead chic reception, here are some easy peasy DIY wedding flowers you can create in half and hour.  These wedding flowers are simple, natural and comprised of blooms you already have growing in the garden.  You can even PLANT flowers for your wedding, if you have the time!  With two video tutorials and step-by-step instructions this article will help you create your own beautiful displays for your beautiful day. 

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A Farm Wedding on the Homestead

Looking for ideas on how to host a farm wedding on the homestead?  Here are some practical ideas for us practical homesteaders – with a lot of whimsy and beauty thrown in! 

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Holiday Planning for Handmade Gifts

Get ahead of the holidays with a little planning for your handmade gifts!  Here’s a 5-step plan for scheduling handmade gift creation – plus a FREE downloadable planning sheet.  You can do things last minute, but you don’t have to with this detailed plan! 

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Spring Wildflower and Violet Popcorn l Foraged violets and other wildflowers can be used to garnish fresh popped popcorn l Homestead Lady.com

Wildflower Violet Popcorn

Have extra edible flowers on hand?  Made some some sugared violets for a cake and have some left over?  Don’t toss them!  Make this family-friendly violet popcorn and make your movie night a thing of elegance.  Spring Wildflower and Violet Popcorn l Use foraged violets and other wildflowers to garnish fresh popped popcorn l Homestead Lady.com

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