11 Reasons We Switched to Raw Milk

Not too long ago, my doctor told me to start eating gluten free. What that kicked off in my home was an unintentional and complete change of not only my diet, but my family's diet as well. I booted any processed foods my kids were eating. We moved back to eating as much farm … [Read more...]

Why You Must Be Self Sufficient to Truly Live Frugal

Living a self sufficient life is a dream of ours. We homestead as we can currently, but we are urban homesteaders. We live in a very tiny town; right on the edge of town, so we do what we can. We are bound by a few town laws that really put a crimp in our self sufficient ways for … [Read more...]

Why You Should Hang a Clothesline to Line Dry Your Clothes

Did you know that your clothes dryer is the single most expensive appliance that you own? It's true. The cost of running your dryer is far more than most people ever consider. Even worse is that few people consider there is an alternative to running the dryer. Hanging a clothes … [Read more...]

How to Get Fresh Cream from Raw Milk

A few weeks ago, my family made the switch from pasteurized milk to raw milk straight from the farm. It was one of the best decisions we have made. There are so many raw milk benefits that it was a no-brainer for our family. One of those benefits was being able to get fresh cream … [Read more...]

27 Best Benefits of Raw Milk

It wasn't too long ago that my family made the switch from store bought and pasteurized milk to drinking raw milk. We've been on a mission of sorts for months now - since the doctor told me to go gluten free  - to improve our overall health and just live better; simpler; the way … [Read more...]

What to Do When You Have Fire Ants in Your Compost Pile

Not too long ago, I sent Laura out to turn the compost pile. If you've never grown a compost pile, keeping it turned is important to helping it build heat and decompose into that rich soil you're aiming for. Unfortunately for my compost pile, life gets in the way sometimes so it … [Read more...]

Homemade Sunscreen Bars That Protects & Moisturizes Skin

The other day the FDA came out and admitted that the chemicals in commercial sunscreen seep into your blood stream within 24 hours. Now I don't know about you, but I'm not too keen on things such as avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene and ecamsule running around for up to a week … [Read more...]

How to Make Liquid Castile Soap from a Bar

I truly adore Castile soap. I use it everyday of my life in some way, shape or form. Almost every one of my homemade cleaning products or homemade beauty products uses it. It is one of the most versatile soaps out available. As much as I love Castile soap, the cost can be … [Read more...]

DIY Acne Mask with Essential Oils

My girls are at the age where acne can start rearing its ugly head. One has combination skin while the other has skin that is quite acne prone. When she first began having issues with her skin, I could have easily gotten her a commercial acne fighter. I did not want to do that … [Read more...]

51 Ways My Family Went Zero Waste to Save Money

Have you ever stopped to think about how much waste your family puts out each day? If not, take a quick look around because I'm certain that like I was; you will be very unpleasantly surprised. It doesn't matter what area of your life the waste is in; waste in your home and life … [Read more...]