Winter

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for a touch of a friendly hand, for warmth by the fire:  it is time for home"

~Edith Sitwell

DIY Winter Emergency Car Kit ~ FREE Printable PDF Checklist

By Amber Bradshaw | Dec 29, 2020

  We recently went through a severe winter snow storm that left many stranded for days. The worst part about it, aside of being without power and water for five days on Christmas, was all of the abandoned cars left on the roads. They were blocking roads, in creeks, and in ditches. The stranded cars…

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How To Clean Creosote From Your Stove Pipe

By Amber Bradshaw | Jan 22, 2020

Cleaning creosote from the pipes of your wood-burning stove or your fireplace chimney could mean the difference between life and death. Chimney fires happen every year from creosote buildup, learn how to clean your own chimneys with this easy step-by-step guide. 

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How To Make EASY Candied Walnuts

By Amber Bradshaw | Oct 29, 2019

You can hardly walk into a store this time of year without smelling that sweet aroma of candied nuts. The good news is, you can make candied nuts with just three ingredients and they won’t cost you a fortune! Psssssst…… This recipe is Gluten-Free to boot! 

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The BEST Tips For Firewood Storage

By Amber Bradshaw | Sep 5, 2019

If you’ve used wood as your heating or cooking source for any length of time, then you know the key to heat production is in properly drying and storing firewood. We want to share what we’ve learned with you over the years about drying and firewood storage.

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10+ AMAZING Ways To Use Wood Ash!

By Amber Bradshaw | Aug 30, 2019

  Is fireplace ash good for anything? The byproduct of staying nice and toasty has many uses on your homestead, and who doesn’t love multi-functional? From helping your garden grow to cleaning your teeth, you will be amazed at all the ways you can use wood ash.

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4 DIY Natural Skin Care Products

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 23, 2019

Are you someone who loves to DIY? Maybe it’s a passion of yours or maybe you have to be out of necessity? I’m a little of both. I love the empowering feeling I get when I can make something myself and no longer have to buy it at the store. However, because of my chemical…

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DIY Grill Seasoning Kit- Budget Friendly Gift Idea

By Amber Bradshaw | Dec 12, 2018

This budget-friendly grill kit is the perfect gift to give any time of the year. They are great for camping, cooking out, or take to on vacations; the small size makes them easy to pack and store.

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DIY Tea Gift: Make This Adorable Budget-Friendly Gift For Tea Lovers

By Amber Bradshaw | Dec 12, 2018

The perfect gift for the tea lover on your list! This travel tin is so easy to store, you can take it anywhere and never be without your favorite tea. Great gift for friends, family, co-workers, hairdressers, teachers, just about anyone who loves the taste of a good cup of tea. Super easy to make…

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The Story of The Christmas Sheep

The Story Of The Christmas Sheep

By Amber Bradshaw | Dec 24, 2017

Sheep are one of the most common and popular livestock in the Christmas Story. You see them in every manger scene, the Shepherd was guiding his flock by night. From the first book in the bible to the last, sheep are mentioned. The the Christmas Sheep blessed our family last year and this is our…

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