Category: Health & Home

DIY Layered Haircut

I have been cutting hair for a long, long time, but not as a professional.  The first haircut I did was probably for my sister…against her wishes…with horrible results (I honestly don’t remember, but wouldn’t be a bit surprised).  The…

Book Review: Modern Homesteading (Wranglerstar)

I had the wonderful privilege of previewing the brand new book the Wranglerstar family had published, and I am excited to give you my review! This is the story of the Wranglerstar family’s journey from living in the city to…

Trips & Treasures

Usually February is a real drag.  I’m growing tired of the snow and cold, I’m feeling the effects of having little to no sunshine, and watching the ceiling for signs of ice dam leakage.  But this year, two long trips…

Tie-dyed Rice Socks

The rice sock is a very popular item in our house, especially with the kids.  What is it??  It’s simply a sock with rice in it that’s used like a heating pad except that it’s more portable around the house.…

Old Fashioned Super Tonic

One of the most important pieces of advice I offer people is to learn from our elders.  People who have been around the longest have the most interesting advice and stories.  This recipe is no exception.  Our dear friend, Roger,…

Grow Light Revamp & Spring Update

We can’t sit around and wait for the piles of snow to melt this spring before we start our preparations for this year’s growing season.  There are plenty of things that can be done indoors, and this is what I’ve…

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

Want a SUPER easy way to make liquid hand soap?  This is it!  I’d like to say this will save you tons of money, but that really depends on which ingredients you choose and how fancy you want your soap to…

Baking Powder & Soda Freshness Test

Did you know that baking powder and baking soda have expiration dates?  After sitting on the shelf for a long time, they will lose their freshness or leavening properties.  To help ensure your baked goods will rise properly, make sure…

No More Fabric Softener

Fabric softener is not necessary.  There, I said it.  A few years ago I wouldn’t have believed it, but one day I discovered I ran out of dryer sheets so I had to go without.  Guess what.  I survived and…

Retractable Clothesline

A great way to save money is by line drying your laundry.  This is not a new concept, but not many people use this method of drying clothes, especially during the winter.  I have tried different gadgets and hang drying methods…