Herban Lifestyle Review and Giveaway

Herban Lifestyle Review

Recently I was given the opportunity to try out some handcrafted bath and body products made by the company Herban Lifestyle.

Many times a week I am approached by companies and organizations that want me to write about them and their products or causes.  Most of them I turn down because I don’t think that what they are selling or have to say is worth bugging all of you, my readers, about.  However, sometimes a product comes across my desk that I am compelled to tell you about.

Mary and the products she makes and sells through her company Herban Lifestyle is one such case.  A great company and an amazing product, Herban Lifestyle is the real deal.  (And hint…hint…these products would make an AMAZING Mother’s Day gift for some lucky mama out there…. just sayin’.) 
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Top 5 Baby Items for Gardening Mamas

Top 5 baby Products for Gardening Mamas :: Five Little Homesteaders

As many of you know, I had a baby (our fourth) not too long ago – 4 months to be exact.

I don’t have to tell most of you that babies are a lot of work, as is homesteading – even of the urban variety.  I’m embarrassed to admit how little I gardened during my pregnancy, but now that the baby is here, I’m ready to get back at it in a serious way.  So, when I was given the opportunity to test out the Levana Ayden Baby Video Monitor, I jumped at the chance.  I was certain that a video monitor would help me get more done in the garden knowing that my baby is safe and I was right.  Read on to learn more about the Ayden Baby Monitor, enter for a chance to win one of three monitors and learn what other items help me get my gardening done while also taking care of our new little one.

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Baked Brie with Olives and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Baked Brie :: Five Little Homesteaders

Get prepared to be hungry.

Cheese is one of our favorite foods around here.  We love almost every type and serve it every way you can imagine.  So, when I was given the opportunity to try Mezzetta Everything Spread, my first thought, of course, was how can I use these spreads with cheese?  Read on to check out my recipe and for a chance to win some Mezzetta products for yourself!

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Which Produce to Buy Organic

Which Produce to Buy Organic

Adapted from ewg.org

Recently I was doing some research on which produce to buy organic versus that which I might be able to save a little money on and buy conventional.

I know a lot of you would say to buy everything organic, but others of you will be able to relate to my dilemma.  I have a family of six plus a dog, cat and ten chickens.  I can’t always do all my shopping at the local health food store or farmer’s market.  Often I need to shop at Target or a “regular” grocery store.  I also can’t really afford to buy everything organic.  I do grow a lot of our own veggies, but I don’t grow them all.  With four small children, making multiple stops at various stores is often not feasible (or sanity inducing).  So…. that lead me to start researching which I can save on and which I should splurge on.   Read on to learn more about my list of which produce to buy organic.

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Berkey Giveaway

Big Berkey Giveaway - Five Little Homesteaders

I’m so excited about this giveaway!  In fact, I wish I could win.  Owning a big Berkey is on the top of my wishlist.  Read on to learn more and enter.

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Making Homemade Deodorant

Making Homemade Deodorant - The Ultimate Guide

I’ve been interested in making homemade deodorant for a while.  Have you?

Having breast cancer run in my family is one main reason that making homemade deodorant seems like a good idea.  I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist but putting that much chemical on my armpits everyday and chemically clogging and controlling my sweat glands just doesn’t seem like a good idea when you think about it rationally…. you know?  Obviously scientists haven’t made any strong connections between health problems and deodorant use, by why risk it?  Making homemade deodorant is easy and cheap!  Read on to learn more.

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Gardening for Pollinators in Dry Conditions

Gardening for Pollinators in Dry Conditions

Summer is coming.  I promise.

I know many of you are still buried in snow but what better time to plan your garden?  Get online and start picking plants!

In my mind, one of the most important things to consider when planning a garden is how to attract pollinators.  Pollinators are those wonderful little creatures that pollinate 75-95% of all flowering plants.  Pollinators include: bees, butterflies, birds, moths, flies, beetles, wasps and bats.

When you’re gardening under hot, dry conditions, it may seem difficult to promote pollinators and support the work they’re doing.  However, don’t forget about them!  It’s especially important to support them under these conditions.  Read on to learn my top four tips when gardening for pollinators under dry conditions.

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Immune Boosting Elderberry – 20+ Articles

Immune Boosting Elderberry - 20+ Articles

 

I live in a house with 4 small children.  Germs and minor illnesses are unavoidable.

Given our propensity for sickness around here, I’ve been wanting to learn more about the immune boosting elderberry plant.  In my search for information, I found tons of great resources.  If you’re like me and have been wanting to learn more about immune boosting elderberry and maybe even learn how to make the syrup yourself, read on!

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