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Homestead Blog Hop

Homestead Blog Hop #96

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!   Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to's, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading. Meet and Follow Your Hosts! Bonnie - The Not So Modern Housewife (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+ | Instagram) Danielle - The Rustic Elk (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram) Gregg - The Rural Economist (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+ | Instagram) Jennifer - Homesteading…
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Prepping

Top 10 Ways to Begin Prepping

This post is the show notes for my first Podcast. Be easy on me! I am still learning and excited to bring you more content this way. Understand that there is no way to prepare for every possible scenario. What is my worst case scenario may not be yours. These are my Top 10 Ways to Begin Prepping. A few tips to get your started. This list is exhaustive and may be the beginning of…
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Homestead Blog Hop

Homestead Blog Hop #95

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!   Who is in full on homeschool planning? This is our 10th and last year. Now on to the Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to's, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading. Meet and Follow Your Hosts! Bonnie - The Not So…
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Frugal Living

How Using Essential Oils Saves you Money

When trying to convince sharing oils with people one of the biggest roadblocks for NOT trying them is cost. Quality oils are an investment. It does take some time to build up your supply. Can I tell you where I am saving money, now, as a result of using doTERRA? My household budget. Now you are asking how can you save money when you are spending it on essential oils. Well, let me tell you. I…
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The Tuttle Twins - a child's foundation of freedom

Homestead Blog Hop

Homestead Bloghop #94

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! August? How the heck is it already August? How are you gardens going? Curriculum ordered yet? Do tell!! Now on to the Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to's, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading. Meet and Follow Your Hosts! Bonnie -…
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Frugal Living

Cleaning your Dishwasher without using Chemicals

In the last year I have gotten rid of most of the chemicals in our home. I hadn't thought that those chemicals had bothered me in any way. I was wrong. If I go down the cleaner aisle at the grocery store I get a headache almost instantly. Who knew? I sure didn't. The toxins were having a negative impact on me and I wasn't even aware because I didn't know any better. Now I…
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Frugal Living

The Best Enchilada Sauce Recipe Ever

First of all I am not going to be come a foodie blogger. Seriously. I HAVE to share this recipe with you. It was so good. Leftovers the next day were better. I think I will try this again in the crockpot and see if that makes a difference as well. Ingredients 2 C. Chicken Broth 2T Olive Oil 2T Flour 1T Garlic Powder (or more if you like garlic) 1/2 t Salt 1 t…
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Essential Oils

5 Uses for Arborvitae Essential Oil

This little gem does not get enough attention. Sourced in Vancouver, Canada, Arborvitae is best known as the Tree of Life. It protects against seasonal threats and has powerful purifying properties. Insect Repellent Combine 10 drops each of Eucalyptus and Lemongrass, and 3 drops of Arborvitae in a 2oz spray bottle and top with witch hazel. Give it a shake, spray, and enjoy! SO much better the other toxic sprays that are available. Cologne Combine…
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Homestead Blog Hop

Homestead Blog Hop #92

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Our 2nd oldest got married on Sunday. It was a perfect wedding with perfect weather and sunset in North Idaho. Oh real quick, I will be in Kalispell, MT the 2nd week of August. If you would like to host an oil class or have a wellness consult email me Oils at and we can make that happen! Now on to the Homestead Blog Hop will take place every…
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