French Vanilla Ice Cream – Homemade with Fudge Sauce

Homemade French Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Sauce :: Five Little Homesteaders

Ice cream is one of those things that is just better when it’s homemade (unless you’re buying Ben & Jerry’s and then well…. I can’t compete with that).

French Vanilla ice cream is especially enticing and requires making a thin custard before freezing.  I promise, the extra work is worth it.  (And in this post, I’m kicking in a homemade fudge sauce recipe.  It, too, is well worth the minimal effort it requires.  My husband love Hershey’s syrup (yuck) but promises he’ll never ask for it again if I make this upon request.  I agreed to this deal.)

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72 Hour Kit – Getting Prepared

Getting Prepared with a 72-Hour Kit :: Five Little Homesteaders

As I’ve talked about in previous posts, I really believe that my family needs to do a lot more prepping.  While I’m not particularly concerned with a zombie apocalypse or anything, I do know that even minor emergencies can leave an unprepared family feeling helpless.  I wrote a post recently on how we have restocked our first aid kit as an important, though minor, first step to being more prepared.

Now I feel ready to take on the larger task of creating (and maintaining!) a 72-hour kit.

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AquaVida Giveaway


Berkey Giveaway

Seems like this has been the month of giveaways!  I’ve had so many great opportunities come across my plate this month.  It makes me happy to be able to bring them to you and give YOU a chance to win some awesome prizes.

So, with that said, what if I told you that there was an incredibly generous gentleman named Dan, owner of United Environmental Solutions, who is willing to give one of you a Whole Home Water Conditioning with Two-Stage Filtration System? One that is valued at $4,995? Well, I wouldn’t be lying.  That’s good news, right?

18 amazing bloggers came together, partnering with Dan, to make this happen. Because we know that everyone deserves the cleanest, safest water possible.

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American Well – My New Secret Weapon

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Well.

American Well - A new weapon against illness :: Five Little Homesteaders

Being sick is the pits.  Being sick in the middle of the night, on the weekend or on a holiday is even worse.

It’s happened to us all and if you have kids, it has probably happened more times than not.  Their fever spikes to over 103 in the middle of the night.  You don’t know what to do…. head to the emergency room?  Wait it out?  It’s always a tough call.  But today, I want to introduce you to another option.  One I plan on utilizing a lot in the future.

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DIY Facial Scrub and Mask

DIY Orange-Honey Facial Scrub & Mask :: Five Little Homesteaders

I’m not one for spending a bunch of money on fancy facial or beauty products.  Not only do I find most of them unnecessary, I am also turned off by all the chemicals that they contain.  Furthermore, I find most of them (ESPECIALLY the organic ones) cost prohibitive.  So, what’s a girl to do?

Well, I’ll tell you what she should do….she should DIY it, of course!  Check out this post for a quick and easy DIY facial scrub & mask recipe.  I promise, you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen already.

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Local Bite Giveaway

Local Bite Giveaway

Welcome to the Local Bite Giveaway!

My dear, dear blogging friend Melissa, of the blog Ever Growing Farm, has just launched the Local Bite Challenge.  As part of it, she was able to pull together this amazing prize package.  Her hope is that these items, coupled with the Local Bite Challenge itself, will help one winner continue on their journey to a more locally centered way of eating and living!

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Banana Cookies – Just 2 Ingredients!

Amazing 2 Ingredient Banana Cookie :: Five Little Homesteaders

You’re dubious.  I know.  Allow me to convince you.

Believe me.  I get where you’re coming from.  I was dubious two.  I mean…. 2 ingredients?  Amazing?  Cookie?  These words HARDLY go together, right?

But hear me out.  You don’t have much to lose.  Give it a try and I promise, you’ll be as impressed with it as I was.

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April Giveaway

April Giveaway - Five Little Homesteaders

Do I have your attention yet?  Loot at that beautiful piece of machinery.

This month I’m lucky enough to be working with Pure Prescriptions and 9 other blogs to bring you a pretty amazing giveaway – a Vitamix Pro 500 + 8 canisters of NewGreens Organic Superfoods Green Drink.  This prize is valued at $1000.  Woah.  Am I right?

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