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Essential Oils

Homemade Foaming Hand Soap

This is by far the easiest, homemade, frugal cleaner I have made. Protective Blend foaming hand soap. You don't have to use the branded soap dispenser it is just what I had on hand. I actually plan on using these. Much cuter in my kitchen and bathroom, they just aren't foaming. Why use Essential Oil Foaming Hand Soap This Protective Blend protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects…
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Homeschooling

5 Things to do After Homeschool Graduation

By Alyssa Liljequist At times, it seemed like it would never end. Week after week, month after month, grade after grade—surely my home education would last forever, I thought. As a child, I wanted to finish my schoolwork as quickly as possible so that I could play. As a teen in homeschool high school, I had writing and filmmaking projects for which I needed to make time. I dreamed of the freedom I’d have one…
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Prepping

Prepping is Lifestyle

There were a few changes here awhile back with moving healthy living and essential oils over to Wholesome Families. I have been mostly MIA this winter and I wanted to share why. In November, right before Thanksgiving, The Principal hurt himself at work. What we thought was a small sprained ankle ended up being a torn ligament and he was home for 5 months. Then on December 18th I slipped on some black ice and…
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Prepping

Survival Hax Tactical Pen {Review}

Survival Hax Tactical Pen This Survival Pen from Survival Hax is not your father's pen. Here are the Specs: Length: 6” Thickness: .5” Exterior: Aviation aircraft aluminum Blade Material: 3CR13 steel Weight: .1 lbs The Principal was excited when this came. He immediately opened it and started to see what it could do. It has a knife (cut clothes off or maybe make kindling) It can break glass (which is handy if you find yourself…
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The Tuttle Twins - a child's foundation of freedom

Frugal Living

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for your Favorite Prepper Mama

You have a month to get your mom (or your kids their mom) a Mother's Day gift. I am going to share some of my favorites. (Hear that kids?) These Mother's Day gifts could be for prepping, homesteading, or just because. We started prepping about 4 years ago and I am amazed at some of the stuff we have acquired. Now, books and hands on knowledge are better than stuff in my opinion. You can't…
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Prepping

Surviving 72 Hours Stuck at Home

  How does one survive 72 hours stuck at home? What if there's no heat? Or worse, no Internet?!   The winter of 2008 we got 36 inches of snow in one dumping. The Principal was out of town and my car was a mini van. Read: No 4x4. No plow for our driveway to get to the main road. We weren't peppers at the time so none of these things had ever occurred to…
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Prepping

Survival Hax: Tactical Flashlight {REVIEW}

  I recently got the chance to do a review for a Tactical Flashlight. Boy am I glad I said yes. (I was given the flashlight, at no cost, but I am not otherwise being compensated for my opinion) The Principal opened the box, turned it on and immediately said "OH COOL." If you get an OH COOL then you know it's a good product. What we liked about the Survival Hax Tactical Flashlight: It's…
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Essential Oils

Essential Oil Gifts for Your Favorite Guy

Nothing says I Love You like something homemade. These recipes are also frugal, so bonus. For obvious reasons I use only CPTG essential oil. If you would like more information on how to purchase oils go to this page and if you are wondering how to start your own at home business go here. One thing I love about my favorite oil company is that there aren't a ton of different products, therefore, I feel,…
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Frugal Living

Insta Pot Recipe Round-up

Have you got an Instapot yet? I wanted to share a roud up or recipe posts by my favorite bloggers! Jill at The Prairie Homestead has 21 of her best recipes over here. Jack at The Natural Homestead (formerly Paleo Mama) has a list of low carb recipes. Then Nom Nom Paleo also has her favorites in this post. Last, but not least, the Nourished Homestead has a whole CATEGORY for her posts on the…
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