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Treat Yourself: Why Herbal Tea Baths Could Be the New Healthy Bath Time Ritual + Recipes

Everyone deserves a calming and stress-free life, however, that’s not the reality in which any of us live. Stress happens. Life happens. But when it does, an herbal tea bath could be the soothing ritual needed to unwind.

How To Protect Yourself From Microphone And Camera Hacking

Regardless of what type of computer or smartphone you use, there are obvious privacy concerns.  This day and age, it’s important to be aware of the fact that privacy isn’t what it used to be, but there are a few things we can do about.

The Basics of Beekeeping For Beginners

Before deciding to get into beekeeping, it’s important to know what you’re signing up.  It may seem daunting, but beekeeping comes down knowing the basics. 

How To Protect Yourself From Microphone And Camera Hacking

Regardless of what type of computer or smartphone you use, there are obvious privacy concerns.  This day and age, it’s important to be aware of the fact that privacy isn’t what it used to be, but there are a few things we can do about.

The Basics of Beekeeping For Beginners

Before deciding to get into beekeeping, it’s important to know what you’re signing up.  It may seem daunting, but beekeeping comes down knowing the basics. 

How To Be More Sustainable With Your Clothing

We live in an era of “fast fashion” where things are of abysmal quality, super low in cost, but mass-produced to keep up with the latest trends.  But not only is falling into the trap of fast fashion hitting us in the wallet, but it’s also destroying the Earth, and not sustainable in the long run.

5 Signs Your Garden Isn’t Getting Enough Water and How To Correct It

If the plants in your garden are not getting enough water, then they are also not getting enough nutrients to grow. Underwatering your plant is one of the worst things that can happen to your garden, but there are a few simple ways to tell if this is the case and we’ve got a few suggestions to make sure it never happens again!

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NATURAL LIVING

10 Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

A recent study showed that hemp seeds is truly beneficial for the health and does not contain the psychoactive ingredient that are commonly found in marijuana.

4 Healthy Reasons Why Echinacea is a Wondrous Medicinal Herb

Echinacea is perhaps most widely used as an herbal remedy to help fight off colds or the flu once ill.  It’s often used in a tea or as a supplement to boost the body’s natural immune system, yet it has even more incredible health benefits even if you aren’t sick with a cold!

DIY Lotion Bars

This DIY lotion bar is all natural and contains only 5 ingredients making it an easy DIY project.

SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE

Reduce Waste: How To Make The Most Of Your Autumn Leaves

The end of the summer garden is always bittersweet for me. I miss my daily fresh cut lettuce but I also love the falling leaves and bright reds and oranges of autumn. Luckily, those fallen leaves are more than just pleasing to look at. In this helpful guide, we’ll walk you through a few easy ways to use your fallen autumn leaves as a zero waste and cheaper options around your place.

4 Sustainable Practices That Will Make Big Changes!

Whether we are climate change activists or skeptics, we can all agree that we should all be doing our part to leave our Earth in the best condition possible. Sustainability isn’t always the easiest thing to accomplish considering our consumerist lifestyle in the U.S., but we’ve come up with four things that can really have an impressive impact and make big changes!

Foraging For Mayapples

Mayapple fruits are ripe when they are as yellow as a lemon, and are soft and slightly wrinkled. Their ripening time usually occurs somewhere between mid-July and September

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How To Protect Yourself From Microphone And Camera Hacking

Regardless of what type of computer or smartphone you use, there are obvious privacy concerns.  This day and age, it’s important to be aware of the fact that privacy isn’t what it used to be, but there are a few things we can do about.

The Basics of Beekeeping For Beginners

Before deciding to get into beekeeping, it’s important to know what you’re signing up.  It may seem daunting, but beekeeping comes down knowing the basics. 

How To Be More Sustainable With Your Clothing

We live in an era of “fast fashion” where things are of abysmal quality, super low in cost, but mass-produced to keep up with the latest trends.  But not only is falling into the trap of fast fashion hitting us in the wallet, but it’s also destroying the Earth, and not sustainable in the long run.

5 Signs Your Garden Isn’t Getting Enough Water and How To Correct It

If the plants in your garden are not getting enough water, then they are also not getting enough nutrients to grow. Underwatering your plant is one of the worst things that can happen to your garden, but there are a few simple ways to tell if this is the case and we’ve got a few suggestions to make sure it never happens again!

Homesteading: Ducks vs. Chickens & How We Chose

Some people will be able to have both ducks and chickens on their homestead with no trouble whatsoever. We really wanted to raise a flock of something though for the eggs, and eventually made the decision to raise ducks. This is our story of how and why we ended up with 6 ducks and zero chickens.

How You Train Your Mind Will Either Make or Break You

The mind is a very powerful muscle in the body. In fact, it's the strongest muscle and has the capacity to make or break you. It can either propel you through a challenge or paralyze you into inaction. Therefore, having control over the mind gives you the wherewithal...

YUMMY RECIPES FOR ANY OCCASION

Garden-Fresh Marinara Sauce (Crockpot Recipe)

Garden-Fresh Marinara Sauce (Crockpot Recipe)

The vegetable garden we started is beginning to put out lots of veggies. While I love to give out fresh vegetables to friends during the summer, I like to keep some for myself to make this rich and oh-so-delicious marinara sauce. Made from fresh-grown garden favorites...

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Super Snack: Carrot Apple Salad

Super Snack: Carrot Apple Salad

Carrot apple salad is packed with vitamins and nutrients and gives my kids a needed vitamin boost. The kids like it because it’s simple and tasty, and a does not have a lot of “extras.”

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COOKING AND FOOD PREP IDEAS

The Functional Vintage Kitchen

Vintage kitchenware that are off-grid capable and built to the last are becoming all the rage. Homesteader, extraordinaire, Ruby Burks talks about her favorite utensils and heirloom books to keep an eye out for.

Add Some Solar Flare to Your Cooking

No need to waste precious fuel on cooking when you can make a solar cooker and have the sun do all the work for you. Detailed instructions and cook preparation times are included.

Fun with Freeze Dried Food!

Freeze-dried foods are a survival food must-have! Not only do they last 25+ years, but they will add versatility and needed vitamins to your preparedness diet. Discover ways of adding this important survival staple to your pantry.

FAMILY PREPAREDNESS

12 Ways to Keep Cool In A Crisis

In a crisis situation there’s a good chance the grid is going to be down. The refrigerator and air conditioning will not be working and excessive heat can be dangerous for the elderly, the very young and for many with chronic medical conditions.

What To Do When You Have to Prep on the Fly

There are plenty of reasons why you, a person who is otherwise fully aware of how fragile society is, might not be prepared when a disaster strikes, but are you ready for the repercussions?

PREPAREDNESS CHECKLISTS

Child Safety: Keep Kids Safe With Emergency ID Cards

Disasters can create a lot of havoc in our lives. Especially when loved ones go missing as a result. Emergency information cards can be an easy solution to this problem and should be added to your emergency supplies.

ARE YOU READY?

How To Avoid Financial Scammers After A Disaster

Natural disasters bring out the best in some people, but the worst in others. As the nation grapples with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, victims of the storm’s wrath should also be on alert to avoid becoming victims of financial scammers looking to make a quick buck off those who have already lost so much.

Are You Ready Series: Essential Footwear

Surviving the harsh elements of nature is a hard thing to do.  Surviving the harsh elements of nature without a good pair of shoes is next to impossible.   Waterproof boots will protect your feet from the natural elements (water, heat, cold, snow, etc).  Hiking boots...

Do It Yourself Tips (DIY)

7 Ways to Re-Use Wine Corks

To think of all the wine corks I threw away without realizing how many more uses they had. Here are seven great ideas to re-use those wine corks laying around.

DIY: Whipped Eczema Cream With Soothing Aloe

Eczema is considered an immune deficiency and requires a cure to work both inside and out. Aloe Vera is one of the few natural wonders that has been shown to reduce eczema symptoms both on the skin and in the immune system. This whipped lotion recipe uses soothing aloe vera, jojoba, as well as many other skin healing agents to create a rich cream that will help soothe eczema flare-ups and help the skin regenerate.

DIY Lotion Bars

This DIY lotion bar is all natural and contains only 5 ingredients making it an easy DIY project.

DIY Electrolyte Powders

Making your own electrolyte powder is a low cost alternative to purchasing those expensive sports drinks. An added bonus to making your own electrolyte powder is it gives you complete control over the ingredients of the electrolyte drink and you can have it on hand when you need it the most.

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