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.

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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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”

Grape Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping

Grape Coffee Cake Recipe with Crumble Topping l Use the grape harvest for this wholesome coffee cake l Homestead Lady.comIf 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”

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”

Healthy Homemade Gingerbread House Recipe 2 Ways l Homestead Holidays as a Family l Homestead Lady.com.jpg

Homemade Healthy Gingerbread House 2 Ways

Healthy Homemade Gingerbread House Recipe  2 Ways l Homestead Holidays as a Family l Homestead Lady.com.jpgFor a healthy twist on a homemade holiday favorite, here’s our version of a foodie’s Gingerbread House. If you get to the end of the instructions and decide you need something easier, don’t worry. We’ve included a busy-mom version that’s still healthy and fun. Continue reading “Homemade Healthy Gingerbread House 2 Ways”

Gingerbread Hasty Pudding l A Colonial Thanksgiving Recipe l Homestead Lady.com

Colonial Thanksgiving Recipe

I must admit I’m a sucker for historical, slow food and Colonial Thanksgiving recipes are super fun.  Give me an old “receipt” as they were called and a handful of wholesome ingredients and I’m a happy kitchen girl.  Here’s a family favorite for this time of year: Gingerbread Hasty Pudding.Gingerbread Hasty Pudding l A Colonial Thanksgiving Recipe l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Colonial Thanksgiving Recipe”