Savory Breakfast Braid Savory Breakfast Braid


You all know that I try to make as much of our food from scratch, with natural, wholesome ingredients, as I can.  During the holiday season this can be difficult (especially when you add a newborn into the equation!).  Time is short, schedules are busy, guests are visiting and things fall through the cracks.  However, I’m…
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Thankful. Thankful.


It’s been quiet around here, I know. However, I do think about this little space daily. I come up with ideas about what to post, what pictures to take, where to share my ideas….so on and so forth, but the time never comes.  The morning turns to evening before I know it and weeks go…
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magimix Review and Giveaway magimix Review and Giveaway


  Greetings faithful readers! Recently I was given the opportunity to test drive a new food processor.  But wait just one minute….. it wasn’t just ANY ol’ food processor.  I was given the opportunity to try out the magimix 16 cup, 5200 XL food processor – http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/magimix-5200xl-16-cup-food-processor/ .  And what a treat it was! Read…
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Homemade Crackers – Parmesan Oregano Homemade Crackers – Parmesan Oregano


Who doesn’t like a good cracker? I will admit.  A store bought cracker can be pretty delicious.  However, they are generally highly processed and include all sorts of yucky ingredients that I wouldn’t want to eat.  That said, I’ve been testing out cracker recipes (and using my new magimix food processor – http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/magimix-5200xl-16-cup-food-processor/ to do…
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National Preparedness Month + Giveaway National Preparedness Month + Giveaway


Being prepared for natural disasters and other emergencies is something I’ve been prioritizing for my family.  Some of my recent posts on the topic include: Creating a 72 Hour Kit Stocking Your Family’s First Aid Kit Prepping Your Homestead for Winter Emergencies Prepping for Beginners This month is National Preparedness Month and there is no…
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Preventing Soil Diseases Preventing Soil Diseases


If you aren’t familiar with soil-borne diseases, then you can count yourself as lucky. Many (most?) microorganisms that live in our soil are harmless and quite possibly beneficial.  However, there are also some that can cause significant damage to our plants and can even hang around in our soil for many, many years.  These include fungi…
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A week of firsts….. A week of firsts…..


This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Del Monte, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #DelMonteBTS   http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV – http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV And just like that…. summer break is over. This past week was a big one on our little homestead.  Two of my three kiddos…
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Are you on Hometalk? Are you on Hometalk?


Happy Sunday! Thought I’d pop in real quick to tell you about my love for the social media/sharing site Hometalk – http://www.hometalk.com/fivelittlehomesteaders .  (Picture Pinterest…. but better for us homestead-y types because it only includes projects/information about home and garden topics!)  I did a post once before about the site.  You can check it out…
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