{Giveaway!!) Beautycounter Giveaway and Safer Skincare Options

Beautycounter+ Giveaway

You guys, it’s been YEARS since I properly took care of my skin. I went from college student who didn’t know any better and used whatever was on sale and had colorful packaging, to a nature-loving, hippie-esque 30-something who was disappointed by most natural brands and eventually just stopped using skincare and makeup in general. And even […]

The Importance of Good Skincare: First Do No Harm

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**SAFE SKINCARE QUICK LINKS** Shop Beautycounter —> here. Join my Safe Skincare Facebook group —> here. ♥♥♥ Confession: I’m getting older and my skin is changing. There. I said it. We put a lot of thought and care into the food we grow on the homestead, and what we put in our bodies. It is […]

Eliminate Seasonal Pollen Allergies Naturally

Eliminate season pollen allergies naturally

Seasonal pollen allergies are dreadful. There’s nothing worse than stepping outside on a gorgeous summer day and feeling your nose start to tickle and eyes turn itchy. You’ve got tissues shoved in every pocket, and you’re trying to finish your tasks as quickly as possible in order to retreat back inside as fast as you can. Wouldn’t it be […]

Honey & Lard Lip Repair Cream

honey lard lip repair cream

Yep, I’ve been slathering lard on my lips. And honey, naturally. Join me, won’t you? My lips need extra TLC all year round: in the below-freezing winter weather the dry air really takes a toll on them, and in the warm summer months I spend a lot of time outside in the wind and parching-sun, […]

Aronia & Strawberry Gelatin Squares + How to Grow an Aronia Bush

Aronia Gelatin Squares plus How to Grow Aronia

I get excited about a lot of things in life- like my first batch of homemade lard soap turning out awesome, finding a new product to keep deer away from our apple trees, or discovering Aronia berries… and even better, discovering that I can grow them myself. I love when I can grow things myself! These berries are […]

Why Egg Yolk Color Doesn’t Matter

Why Egg Yolk Color Doesn't Matter Feature

Egg yolk color: the great homesteader status symbol! It doesn’t matter if you have a herd of perfectly-groomed sheep, prize-winning tomatoes, a beautiful milk cow, or a pantry full of home-rendered lard, nope. The real measure of a homesteader is the color of their chickens’ egg yolks. At least that’s what I thought when I first […]

The Everything Cast Iron Guide: How to Buy, Clean, Use, Restore and Season Cast Iron Pans

The Everything Cast Iron Guide Feature

In my modern kitchen, on my modern stove sits a piece of equipment that connects me to the generations of cooks that came before me. It’s something that people have used for hundreds of years to make nourishing food for their families, and I love carrying on this tradition. If you don’t have a cast iron pan in your kitchen […]

Cranberry Orange Mint Flavored Water

Cranberry Orange Mint Flavored Water Whole Fed Homestead

I love, love, love flavored water, or “fancy water” as I like to call it. There are a thousand different flavor combinations you can come up with, depending on what’s in season in your herb garden or at the store, but I always find myself coming back to this one. You don’t actually taste the […]