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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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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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Enjoying the Christmas Season with your Teenager

We have two teenagers in the & 17 We, as a family, have a few traditions. In all honesty, they were when we had younger kids and are getting harder to talk the kids into as the they get older. Things like Gingerbread House decorating and sugar cookie baking. The last two years I did Elf on the Shelf. Pretty sure I won't get away with that again this year. Make thermos full of hot…
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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

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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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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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Travel Bins for Road Trips with Kids

We road trip to Seattle fairly often…6 hours away. We also LOVE road-trip vacations. Here are a few tips that I have used and tweaked over the years to keep the kids entertained. This is our dry food bin. Basically anything that doesn’t need refrigeration. It was large…but not enough for a week at the beach. (Yes, I allow junk food on vacation) I like doing this because it makes packing the car easier. Also…
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Recipes to Help you Live a More Toxic Free Life

Toxic Free Living Did you know you can clean with essential oils too? They have lots of great cleansing properties. I am all about natural, fewer toxins in our home. Do you know how many toxins are in your home? The same toxins that you expose your children too? They are in your shampoo. In your air fresheners. Your laundry soap. I have been using natural cleaners for about 3 or 4 years. Now I…
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Essential Oils

Lavender Salt Scrub Recipe

SUPER EASY to make! My coconut oil was already soft because it was warm in my house. If yours isn't soft microwave it for about 15-20 seconds to soften it up to make it easier to stir. I can't even believe how easy this salt scrub is! You could use any essential oil you would like. Peppermint would be great for tired feet. Lavender to help you relax. You can find the quality oils I…
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