Tag: Homesteading

Relax and Enjoy: How to Recover Time for YOU!

Relax and Enjoy: How to Recover Time for YOU!

  Relax and Enjoy? Recover time for MYSELF? You have got to be kidding me! Have you seen my schedule? Where exactly do you think I can find that kind of time??? Finding time for ourselves to relax and enjoy life is one of the…

A Fresh Start – How to Ease Your Money Concerns

A Fresh Start – How to Ease Your Money Concerns

  We all need a fresh start to ease our money concerns. We have pushed, pulled and stretched our pennies so far that we end up forcing old Abe Lincoln to jump off to go get help. No matter what we do, there never seems…

Blending Homemaking, Homesteading & A Simple Life

Blending Homemaking, Homesteading & A Simple Life

  We love the idea of blending homemaking, homesteading and a simple life.  But is it really possible?  What does it mean to live that kind of life?   What is Homemaking?   Dictionary.com defines this word as ‘the establishment or management of a home;…

2019 – A Simple Year of Growth & Compromise

2019 – A Simple Year of Growth & Compromise

  Growth & Compromise. It seems simple, but there are times it hurts.  2019 was definitely a year of Growth & Compromise on the Plantation!  Between jobs, the farm, the blog, a new book… I. Am. Exhausted! However, it is time to ‘shut the gate’…

How to Simply Care for Overnight Guests

How to Simply Care for Overnight Guests

    (This post has been updated from it’s previous post – ‘Hospitality’)   Overnight guests are just one type of visitors we have during the holidays.  Some come for an hour, some for the day, and some come for dinner. And   it doesn’t…

How to Make a Simple Christmas Morning Menu

How to Make a Simple Christmas Morning Menu

    With all the excitement of Santa Claus, we really need to think ahead to a Simple Christmas morning menu. But what will we serve for breakfast? We already have a big meal planned and in the works. The last thing we want to…

How to Set a Simple Holiday Table

How to Set a Simple Holiday Table

  How to set a simple holiday table should be on our Christmas decorating checklist. It usually isn’t, but why not? It’s simple, festive and easy to do! One of the first things we do to usher in the Christmas season is to decorate. We…

For the Birds – Keep them Warm this Winter

For the Birds – Keep them Warm this Winter

    Some things may be ‘for the birds’, but winter definitely isn’t one of them. Do you know how to help keep them warm this winter?   You can easily keep your feathered friends warm with these few tips!         Fat…

How to Make Simple, Low Cost Christmas Gifts

How to Make Simple, Low Cost Christmas Gifts

Christmas is on its way. We are searching for ways on how to make simple, low cost Christmas gifts. Simple, because we are short on time. Low cost, because our budget is already stretched. Handmade, because we want our gifts to have that personal touch.…

This Year Make it the Sweetest Gift-Cookie Trays!

This Year Make it the Sweetest Gift-Cookie Trays!

  Sometimes the best gift  is the simplest – Learn how to create the Sweetest Gift-Cookie Trays! It’s easy, it’s cost-effective, and best of all, it is delicious!   A Tough Call The giving of gifts at Christmas has elevated to the point where we…

How to Create New Holiday Traditions

How to Create New Holiday Traditions

Is it time to create new holiday traditions? That was the big question when we first moved to the farm. We were faced with not only a new lifestyle, but also finding the answer. In my family, Dad, Dot, Evelyn, and several other family members…

How to Stay Grateful – Keep a Gratitude Journal

How to Stay Grateful – Keep a Gratitude Journal

  We all have made New Year’s Resolutions. But have you ever considered making a Thanksgiving Resolution? You only need to make one, and that is to learn how to stay grateful by creating and maintaining a Gratitude Journal.       How to be…