How to Grow Tomatoes { How to Grow Tomato Plants }

One of the first things I ever grew in my garden was tomato plants. When I was first learning how to start a garden, they were the very first plant I went with partially because they're so easy to grow and partially because there are so many varieties of tomato plants. For our … [Read more...]

How to Can Food {Home Canning Basics 101}

Back in 2012, I suddenly found myself with more than 70 lbs of chicken that I needed to find a way to preserve. I had gone looking for new ways to save money on food and boy, did I hit the jackpot! What I hadn't considered though was that we lived in a tiny apartment with only a … [Read more...]

How to Can Carrots for Long Term Storage

Do you can your own foods? Canning seems to be an art-form that died off for a while, but recently, it appears to be going through a resurgence. Learning how to can your own foods can be intimidating and frankly, down right scary when you first begin. There's a lot of reasons for … [Read more...]

Hurricane Preparedness Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

Warmer weather can often bring with it strong spring and summer storms that can do massive amounts of damage before they move out of the area. Heat and humidity in the air can make even the smallest thunderstorm explode suddenly into a powerful force that can not be reckoned with … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparation: 6 Ways to Prepare for Summer Storms {Before they happen!}

Here in Texas, summer storms happen whether you are ready or not, especially these last couple of years and when there's a big one; it usually makes national news. We can get hit pretty hard with not only thunderstorms during the summer, but also flash flooding, tornadoes and … [Read more...]

How to Build a Baby Shower Gift Basket {for Under $25.00} {How to Build a Baby Welcome Basket on a Budget}

It seems like everything month or so there is a new baby shower to go to which means unless you're looking for baby shower gift ideas that won't break your budget, you could quickly go broke. Learning how to make a baby shower gift basket though can be both budget friendly and a … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparation – Homemade Emergency Candles from Orange Peels

Storm season is upon us which means that learning how to prepare for summer storms is one of the most important things you could do for your emergency preparation right now. If you do any sort of emergency preparation for your family, you'll know how important it is to have good … [Read more...]

Homemade Dog Treats – Homemade Chicken & Parsley Dog Treats

It can be quite scary to me the number of pet owners who pay no attention to what they are feeding their pets; dogs especially. There can be so many fillers and Lord knows what else in dog foods or dog treats. It wasn't too long ago that a particular dog food company had to pull … [Read more...]

How to Identify Morel Mushrooms When Foraging for Food

Have you ever foraged for food? Maybe the idea of picking food that you eat from the woods isn't something you think of when you think of food, but if you're looking for new ways to save money on groceries or for a healthier, cheaper way to feed your family, foraging is a … [Read more...]

Genealogy for Beginners – 23 Resources for Researching Your Family Genealogy

Researching my family genealogy is important to me. It's important enough that I've been working on it for years now and don't see an end in sight. I love reading about the people in my family history, their stories, their faults and especially the surprise of finding things that … [Read more...]