Learn to make a quilted advent calendar for your family to enjoy this Christmas season! #christmas #advent #adventcalendar #countdowntochristmas

This post contains Amazon affiliate links… if you use my links, I will make a little money, but it won’t cost you any extra 🙂  Thanks for supporting my blog! Anybody thinking about Christmas?? If you know me in real life, you know that I strongly DISLIKE celebrating seasons too early and that I’m a summer girl at heart.  I don’t get giddy about fall or Hallmark movies- ha!  (I’m too busy dreaming about next year’s garden….) Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy celebrating the various holidays from October through December, but I prefer toREAD MORE

Learn how to use your clothesline the right way! #homemaking #homesteading #sustainbleliving #frugal

Tips for Using Your Clothesline You’ve moved out to the country (or maybe you still live in town- that’s ok, too!) and you’re all pumped about your new homesteading adventure! This post may contain Amazon affiliate links. Thanks for supporting my blog!! You’re going to get back to the land and not be so dependent on outside forces to keep you going, right?? And one of those new homesteading ventures is to use less electricity! One of the great ways to lower your electricity consumption is to use what God gave us to dry ourREAD MORE

OK, guys.  Last week I learned two housekeeping tips that totally rocked my world!  I excitedly told my sister about them and now I’m telling you!  Seriously, these are two seemingly little tips in and of themselves, but they have made a big impact- both visually and mentally. Housekeeping Tip #1 Well, the first one came from Jen over at How Jen Does It. She has a weekly cleaning routine called “Zone Cleaning.”  Basically, in addition to the regular maintenance cleaning you do everyday (laundry, dishes, etc), she does detailed cleaning (think deep cleaning) everyREAD MORE

Learn how to go paperless in the kitchen! Save money and be green! #homemaking #paperlesskitchen #homestead #homesteading #kitchentip

Hey guys! Do you ever get tired of spending money on things that you just throw away after one use??? Yeah, me, too! Allow me to show you how I have gone paperless in my kitchen, which will save you money in the long term and make you less dependent on the store!  Plus, it’s so much better for the environment 🙂 So, years ago, when Jeff and I first got married, we were POOR.  I mean, really poor.  Like he didn’t have a job (he got laid off two weeks before the wedding… goodREAD MORE

down on the farm

Hey! I thought I’d do a little update about what’s been going on down here on the farm!  It’s been busy, busy and spring is maybe finally in the air?? Our Charolais heifer herd starting calving a couple weeks ago!  Woo-hoo!  We were nervous about this, but so far, so good.  All calves look good and healthy and the mamas seem to be taking to their job.  Watching new calves is one of the best things ever 🙂 Also on the Charolais front, Jeff has been working his tail off installing water lines in thatREAD MORE

easy diy farmhouse decor

Do you love all the farmhouse decor that’s so popular these days?? ME, TOO!! Especially, since I live on a farm and have always kind of decorated that way (I use “decorated” loosely…. I’m so not talented in that area!) When we remodeled our house a few years ago, I ended up with a large, blank, windowless wall in our living room.  I had no idea what to do with it (remember the lack of talent in the decorating arena??), so I lived with it for 3 years and pondered. Just a little background onREAD MORE