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DIY Dryer Sheets

By Marci Seither, Contributing Writer This super easy recipe that can take your laundry to a whole new level! After years and years of spending money on perfumed fabric softener sheets that would end up in someone’s shirt or tossed next to the sock pile, I decided it was time to just make my own. DIY… Read More

How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes on a Budget (Tutorial & Recipe)

By Marci Seither, Contributing Writer Poop happens. If you have ever packed up a diaper bag, you know it is a true fact. I remember, as a new mom, that bathing a toddler and a baby  at the same time was a “tag team” experience. One evening, the baby pooped in the tub much to the chagrin… Read More

Balancing a Homemade Lifestyle

By Anna Christensen, Contributing Writer Recently we read Laura Ingall Wilder’s “Farmer Boy” aloud as a family. No matter how productive of a day I’d had, it seemed lazy in comparison. The Wilders made 90% of their food, clothing, and shelter from scratch. They regularly worked from before dawn till past dusk, with only a handful of… Read More

Cleaning Windows 101 (Plus a DIY recipe)

By Marci Seither, Contributing Writer “I do windows,” is not a statement you hear every day. While some avoid having to tackle windows at any cost, I really don’t mind. Really. I grew up washing windows. My parents made stained glass panels for doors, skylights, and windows that required glazing. Unlike a spiral cut ham,… Read More

DIY Products for Your Home (The Simple Way!)

I’ve been on a journey for several years towards a healthier and more frugal home. Slowly I’ve been transitioning our household cleaners, beauty products, and other personal items. As we’ve transitioned, I’ve been able to reduce the toxins in our home as well as save money by making our own DIY products (plus, it’s just fun… Read More

Making Your Own Homemade Chapstick

A few weeks ago, my sister’s and I got together to make a batch of homemade chapstick for the summer. I posted this photo on Instagram and Facebook, sharing what we were up to. And I got an overwhelming response asking how I make it, what ingredients to use, and where I buy all my… Read More

Where to Buy Natural Ingredients for Home Remedies

Earlier this week, I share with you a peek inside my natural medicine cabinet. Today I want to share with you where to buy all the ingredients and products that I use and love! If you are interested at all in learning how to use home remedies, natural cleaning, beauty, and skincare products in your… Read More

Get canning!

By Rachel, Contributing Writer Alright gals…whether you are an avid canner, have never canned before, or just need a little encouragement to get back into this amazing homemaking art, this post is for you! I am slightly biased…I love canning.  It is a wonderful way to make the most of produce when it is in season… Read More

Have You Ever Made Butter? It really is very simple.

By Kristian, Contributing Writer Butter. Everyone uses it. People cook with it, bake with it, sauté with it. A typical meal at our house uses butter in some way. Do you know how it’s made? Have you ever made it yourself? It really is very simple. If you are trying to incorporate real foods into your… Read More