10 Cookie Gift Wrapping Ideas


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 ]

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 ]

Tons of Stocking Stuffer Ideas Under 5$ for Your Kids You Might Not Think of

Tons stocking stuffer ideas Under 5$ for your kids you might not think of

  Are you stuck on what to put in your child’s Christmas stocking? There is always candy, but many of us really want to limit the amount of candy our kids indulge in so that still leaves finding a few other inexpensive items to pad out their Christmas stocking this year. I have discovered one quick easy way to find dozens of ideas for stocking stuffers online at Amazon I will share with you at the end of the blog post. I have also added a number of ideas based on my experience as a ... [ Read More ]

50 Ways to Have a More Old Fashioned Family Christmas


        Most of us would agree that Christmas has become the opposite of what it is supposed to be, a time of joy, celebration and family turned into a stressful few weeks that at least some of use wish would never come at all. Most of us just wish we could go back to celebrating Christmas the way it used to be celebrated, and that we could bring back the time when Christmas was all about simple celebrations, family and honoring the real reasons for the ... [ Read More ]

4 Fun And Easy To Make Homemade Christmas Decorations


Homemade Christmas decorations are some of the most unique. They are also a lot of fun because you can enjoy them with your family. Below are 4 fun and easy to make homemade Christmas decorations: Popcorn Stringing If you like strung popcorn, it’s really simple to make. Start with a big bowl of popcorn (unbuttered, of course) and string it piece by piece using a standard sewing needle and thread. Make sure there’s plenty of popcorn because, if you’re stringing it for garland, you’re going ... [ Read More ]

Caring For and Planting a Balled in Burlap Christmas Tree


Tis the season when lots of people drag a real tree into their house and decorate it. Some people buy live trees that are balled in burlap instead of a cut tree. A live tree is a great idea, but many people make serious mistakes when it comes to handling a live tree, and they end up losing their money. The information in this article also pertains to any live tree you are planting, be it now during the winter, or during the summer. 1. Before you even take the tree in the house, dig a hole for ... [ Read More ]