DIY & Homemade

The sense of reward you get from making something with your hands can’t be earned any other way.

DIY myhomesteadlife.com

10 Last Minute Gifts That Won’t Break The Bank

By Amber Bradshaw | Dec 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
10 Last Minute Gifts That Won't Break The Bank

This list of 10 last minute gift ideas is great for both sides; as a host you can present your guests with a gift and as a guest, you wont show up empty handed. The ideas can be used year round, but the best part about this list? The gift won’t go unused- if nobody…

Read More

Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes for the Ultimate Cookie Platter

By Amber Bradshaw | Dec 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

Want to create the ultimate cookie platter that Old saint Nick himself could not resist? Then follow these easy Christmas cookies recipes for delicious and beautiful platter. Making Christmas Cookies has been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. I’m still using the same cookie cutters my grandma used to…

Read More

Healthy Halloween Dessert- Your Kids Will Love

By Amber Bradshaw | Oct 21, 2017 | 3 Comments
Healthy Halloween Dessert Your Kids Will Love

Halloween is upon us and that means High Fructose Corn Syrup, Artificial Dyes, GMO ingredients, and SUGAR. Sugar-oh my hyper goodness the sugar. Seriously y’all, how many days after Halloween do you deal with a sugar-high child? Well I have one Healthy Halloween Dessert recipe that your kids will love and it won’t send them…

Read More

Old Fashioned Cold Processed Lard Soap- Like Grandma Use to Make

By Amber Bradshaw | Oct 6, 2017 | 1 Comment
Old Fashioned Cold Processed Lard Soap- Like Grandma Used to Make. No frills, just good soap.

This recipe is from a friend of mine, Sam Crandall. Sam and his family are good, salt-of-the-earth people and like to do things the old way. Sam shares his family recipe of Old Fashioned Cold Processed Lard Soap- Like Grandma Used To Make. No frills- just good soap.

Read More

Thanksgiving Potpourri: The wonderful smells of Thanksgiving-without all the work

By Amber Bradshaw | Oct 2, 2017 | 1 Comment
Thanksgiving Potpourri: The wonderful smells of Thanksgiving-without all the work

Thanksgiving Potpourri: The wonderful smells of Thanksgiving-without all the work The sense of smell, more than sight, hearing or even taste, is where we store our most cherished and vintage memories. Once you raise that first fork full of stuffing, you begin to breathe in a memory of your childhood. As you sit at the…

Read More

5 Amazing Fall Potpourri Recipes + Bonus Tip

By Amber Bradshaw | Oct 2, 2017 | 4 Comments
5 Amazing Fall Potpourri Recipes + Bonus Tip

  The crisp cool air after the long summer heat, the painted leaves as they begin to pile on the ground, the fresh-baked apple pie and the first fire of the season. The smells of fall are my favorite time of year. They bring back nostalgic memories of my childhood. Now you can have those…

Read More

How To Make Honey Straws For Fun And Profit

By Amber Bradshaw | Jul 25, 2017 | 8 Comments
How To Make Honey Straws For Fun And Profit

  How to Make Honey Straws for Fun and Profit Honey Straws are an amazing treat that are perfect for the whole family! Easy to take anywhere, Honey Straws make them the perfect on-the-go snack.

Read More

Homemade “Maple” Syrup- Without A Maple Tree!

By Amber Bradshaw | Jul 25, 2017 | 2 Comments
Homemade Maple Syrup- without a maple tree!

Homemade “Maple” Syrup- without a maple tree Several years ago I was reading a farming magazine when I came across a recipe for Corn Cob Syrup- a maple syrup knockoff made from corn cobs. The article had attached quotes saying “my grandfather swears this is better than maple syrup” and ” unless I told you,…

Read More

DIY Critter Ridder Recipe- Natural Rodent Repellent

By Amber Bradshaw | Jul 17, 2017 | 12 Comments
DIY Critter Ridder Recipe-Natural Rodent Repellent

  Rodent Repellent: DIY Critter-Ridder Recipe Are critters making a meal out of your home? Do they get into your trash? Your birds go hungry because some varmint eats their seeds? Do deer eat your prized flowers and garden? Then you need to make this DIY Critter Ridder Recipe for Natural Rodent Repellent.

Read More

DIY Fire Pit- Quick, Easy & Affordable

By Amber Bradshaw | Jul 12, 2017 | 3 Comments
DIY Fire Pit-Quick,Easy,Affordable

My three favorite words! Who doesn’t love roasting marshmallows and sitting by a fire when there is a slight chill in the air? Well you don’t have to be Bob Vila or even Bob the Builder to have a functional fire pit. Sure all of those internet pictures and ideas look AMAZING, but fall is…

Read More