American Well – My New Secret Weapon

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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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Making My Dirty Home My Healthy Home

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My Healthy Home

It probably comes as no surprise to you that we get dirty on our little urban homestead.  We have plenty of things that can get us messy on any given day – chickens, gardens, mud and dirt.  And with three little ones around, cleaning up is a constant part of our daily rhythm.  As the title of this post suggests, I’m always trying to transform my house from my dirty home to my healthy home (aka my clean home).

As you know, I’m a huge proponent of safe, sustainable products that contain natural ingredients.  I also promote making DIY natural cleaning products at home.  But sometimes it’s not possible to use homemade stuff or maybe you don’t want to make it or maybe you’ve run out.  In these cases, I’m so glad that there are great, natural products out there that I can buy and feel comfortable using in my home and on my family.

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Seed Starting Mix Recipe

Seed Starting Mix Recipes from Five Little Homesteaders

Seed starting is one of my favorite things.  I always start out so organized and planned out.  There is so much hope and anticipation.

You also don’t need a lot to get started – some seeds, some pots, a good seed starting mix recipe and water.  Simple.

I’ve written several posts in the past about seed starting.  I’ve talked about using grow lights and about testing the seeds for viability.  But today I want to talk about what you use to actually grow them in.  A good seed starting mix recipe is a key ingredient to growing successful, strong and healthy plants from seed.

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Top 10 Gardening Posts

Top 10 Gardening Posts from Five Little Homesteaders

I’m so excited!

This week I’m part of a blogging round-up (of sorts) for Garden Week!  I’m joining up with several other bloggers to bring you some great gardening info – just in time for your spring gardens!

I thought that I’d kick the week off with a roundup of all of MY top gardening posts from my last year of blogging.  I’m sure that most of you have missed some (if not all!) of these great posts.  Take a moment to travel back in time and check out some of the knowledge I shared about gardening.

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