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Blogging/Computer
How To Start A Blog
How To Add A Pin It Hover Button To Blog Photos
Blogger How To:  Adding To Sidebar And Bypassing Title
Blogging 101:  Writing A Blog Post, Part 1 of 2
Blogging 101:  Writing A Blog Post, Part 2 of 2





Business
Starting A Home-Based Business:  10 Tips
25 Ways To Add Extra Money To The Homestead
How To Sell At A Farmer's Market, Part 1
How To Sell At A Farmer's Market, Part 2



Chickens {see Chicken Keeping Tab}





Crafts
Customized Mugs
Making Soy Candles
Recycling/Re-Purposing Lamps - Painting A Lamp Base




Christmas Craft - Sock Snowman











Button Tree Christmas Dish Towel
Random Acts Of Kindness Advent Calendar
Random Acts Of Kindness Advent Calendar

Salt Dough Ornaments and Tags











Homemade Food Gifts for Gift-Giving











Gift Wrap Ideas











13 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas














20 Homemade Holiday Food Gift Ideas








Dogs
Common Toxins To Dogs and Cats
D.A.P. Product Review For Stress-Related Behavior
IVDD In Dogs: Oliver's Story
Oliver Update
Oliver Update Take 2
What The Kong Company Won't Tell You - Our Experience With Defective Dog Toys












16 Ways To Cut Your Food Budget
10 Tips For Shrinking Your Food Budget To $60.00 A Week













Food Swaps
How To Host A Food Swap



Gardening
How-To Veggie Gardening
Composting
2013 Garden Overview:  What Went Well, What Went Wrong and Things To Change


The Buddy System:  Companion Planting In The Garden

10 Tips For Planning/Starting Your Garden
Homesteading Where You Are Series:  Grow
Garden Shed









Raised Bed Gardening




Planting Garlic:  5 Easy Steps

Gratitude
Grateful For The Extraordinary on an Ordinary Day





Homesteading
How We Homestead Series
How We Homestead - Part 1:  How Our Adventure Began
How We Homestead Part 2:  Simple Living
How We Homestead Part 3:  Real Food
How We Homestead Part 4:  A Look At Our Daily {and monthly} Life


How We Homestead Part 5:  Looking Into The Future - Where We're Headed








The Cost of Homesteading


Homesteading Where You Are Series
Homesteading Where You Are - Intro
Homesteading Where You Are - Make
Homesteading Where You Are - Grow



Homesteading Where You Are - Preserve
Homesteading Where You Are - Save
Homesteading Where You Are - Raise
Homesteading Where You Are - Success, Failure and Goals
What Constitutes A Farm?
Our "Good" Life







25 Ways To Add Extra Income To Your Homestead
10 Tips For Starting A Home-Based Business
How To Sell At A Farmer's Market, Part 1
How To Sell At A Farmer's Market, Part 2









Ways To Begin Homesteading Where You Are
6 Baby Steps To A Homesteading Lifestyle
Some Of Our Favorite Homesteading Blogs





Stocking The Pantry And Freezer









11 Tips For Eating Real Food On A Real Budget
10 Tips For Shrinking Your Food Budget To $60.00/Week
Tips for Joining A CSA {Community-Supported Agriculture}
Updated:  Writing & Using A Meal Plan
Monthly Meal Plan
More Monthly Meal Planning
Trying Once-A-Month-Cooking




Making Fire Cider for Congestion/Sinus Issues

 
Homemade Vanilla Extract











Homemade Vanilla, Lemon and Orange Baking Extracts






Commercial Soap versus Handcrafted Soap
5 Things To Avoid In Bath & Beauty Products

Essential Oils versus Fragrance Oils




Is All Soap Made With Lye?

Deodorant - Safe or Not Safe?
All-Natural Room Fresheners










Making Soy Candles






Homemade Oil Diffuser




Extra Moisturizing Lotion

Whipped Butter Cream Body Butter - 2 Recipes







Homemade Bath and Body Products









Making Lip Balm











Homemade Lavender and Orange Lotion Bars








Homemade Rosemary and Mint Olive Oil Soap







Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub









Lavender Lip Sugar Scrub







All-Purpose Healing Balm/Salve {plus how to make an herbal oil infusion}
Facial Scrubs - Honey Oatmeal, Lemon-Sugar and Basic Sugar Scrubs
Lemon-Poppyseed Moisturizing Sugar Scrub
Moisturizing Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub





Little One's All-Purpose Herbal Balm












Dandelion Salve
Homemade Liquid Hand Soap
Homemade Laundry Detergent - Liquid & Powder
Homemade Laundry Detergent - Update
Homemade Drain Cleaner
Dish Soap - Is It Better To Make or Buy?  {includes recipes}







Natural Cleaners:  Laundry Detergent - Recipe + Soap Nuts Review







The Best Homemade Window Cleaner

Our Recipes For Natural Cleaners

Organization
Did I Mention We Live In A Small House?  {Thoughts on Clearing The Clutter}
Recipes
Complete Recipe Index





Recipes for The Dogs
Banana Yaps
Apple-Cinnamon Mini "Muttins"
Mini "Pupkin" Pies




Peanutty Dog Biscuits

Top Posts
Top Posts of 2013
Top Recipes of 2013
Top Posts of 2014

Voluntary Simplicity

25 Ways To Simplify Your Life









 How To Start Living The Simple Life
The Choice To Live Simply


 







Weekends