Christmas Crafts: Dough Ornaments

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I know Christmas is almost here, but if you're looking for some good old-fashioned fun for the kiddos and maybe the start of a pre-Christmas tradition, why not make some of your own ornaments? They could even make sweet gifts for neighbors, friends and family members! Here are three different kids of homemade dough perfect for ornaments: ... [ Read More ]

10 Cookie Gift Wrapping Ideas

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Giving someone cookies as a gift can be a sweet, inexpensive and old-fashioned way to show that you care. So here are 10 ways to make your cookie gift look as fantastic as it will taste! ... [ Read More ]

45 Unique Ways to Decorate Eggs

45 Unique Ways to Decorate Eggs

Note: If there is one thing I have discovered while preparing for this article, there are as many ways to decorate eggs for Easter as there are pictures to draw on paper. I have tried to stick to simple ideas that let your creativity flow. Most of these ideas are based on a concept rather than a project with a specific goal. I hope you enjoy these ideas. If you color your eggs year after year, it is easy to get tired of the same old thing. Fortunately there are dozens of different ways to ... [ Read More ]

Under $20 – The Ultimate Hand Picked List of Last Minute Gifts for Your Favorite Homesteader or Homemaker

Under $20 - The Ultimate Hand Picked List of Last Minute Gifts for Your Favorite Homesteader or Homemaker

    I was asked by a reader to come up with another gift list for the blog, based on gifts that were low budget. My original post is here. While many of these items are under $20 there are plenty of other items I would love to have for my kitchen and garden under that price point. Here are just a few that I either have or made it onto my wish list. *IMPORTANT NOTE* If you have not done so already grab your free 30 day trial to Amazon Prime . You can use it to have your gifts ... [ Read More ]

Super Easy, One Bowl, Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Super Easy, One Bowl, Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies

    These cookies are a breeze to make, you can mix them all in one bowl, the hardest thing about making them is unwrapping the Hershey's kisses! I like to make these every year at Christmas and they are one of the first things to go. This year I am going to make sure there are plenty by making two full double batches. (There are six of us in this house so they will go fast). These are easiest if you have a stand mixer, if you don't then you can still make them but you ... [ Read More ]

Kindle Free and Bargain Christmas Books for Homesteaders and Families

Kindle Free and Bargain Christmas Books for Homesteaders and Families

    I have received quite a bit of feedback about my kindle book posts and gift guides so since it is not too late to buy gifts from Amazon for Christmas I am going to add a few posts in the next couple of days for free and low cost books and gifts for your homesteaders and family members. If you are worried about getting your gifts in time, consider signing up for a free trial for the Amazon Prime membership. If you do not want it after the holidays you can cancel it, and 3 day ... [ Read More ]

10 Great Christmas Gift Ideas for the New Homesteader

10 Great Gifts for the Homesteader

  Christmas is on its way, and it is time to start thinking about what everyone on your list most wants and needs. Whether you are just starting your new homestead or know someone that is, this list is sure to please. I have offered great gifts for the homesteader for all budgets, and these are all items that I either own or have owned in the past except for the fermentation crock which was always on my list but never became a reality. 1) Books - The first thing most people need when ... [ Read More ]

Last Minute Halloween Printable Gifts From Me to You

Last Minute Halloween Printable Gifts From Me to You

    Halloween is almost here, and there are tons of different ways to have fun, in school, at home, and around the town. I have gathered up some printables I created a few years back, if you are having a hard time coming up with some frugal ideas for Halloween. You will find free treat bags and envelopes, coloring pages and finger puppets and bookmarks that are perfect for Halloween favors. Printables I made these printables years ago for another website I own. Feel free to ... [ Read More ]

Plan an Old Fashioned Halloween Party

Plan an Old Fashioned Halloween Party

    Times have changed, and the fun of trick or treating has waned with concerns about safety and worries about the types of costumes most prefer these days. While trick or treating can be a lot of fun, it is not always possible, whether your concerns for your child's safety are at the root of your reluctance, or you simply do not live in an area where trick or treating is viable, parties can take the place of this activity. Halloween parties have been going on for a long ... [ Read More ]