Category Archives: Being Self Sufficient

Super Easy DIY Heat Pad

When I was pregnant with my son, I had horrible lower back pain! Most likely cause by being on my feet all day. I was teaching 3rd grade at that time. By  late afternoon, the pain would be unbearable and … Continue reading

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Stand Mixer Butter

I am constantly on the look out for ways to put my Kitchenaid stand mixer to work. I love to use it and really take pride in the fact that I couldn’t live without it. One of my dear friends … Continue reading

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The Lonely Lemon

I can’t say often enough how much I love lemons…I wrote an ebook. If that isn’t a profession of love for an inanimate object I don’t know what is. For the last two years I have been babying a lemon … Continue reading

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Yummy Body Lotion

I have dubbed this recipe my “Yummy Body Lotion” because my daughter loves the taste of it. She literally eats the stuff. She’d probably sit down with a jar of it and chow the whole thing. Tonight after her shower … Continue reading

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Buttery Buttermilk Biscuits

Other than the satisfying pop of a can of biscuits, I really think they are terrible. I feel like anything that has been proven to give you cancer (like heavily processed food has) is supposed  taste good… its been chemically … Continue reading

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Tomato Days!

We decided to take the plunge and make our own tomato sauce this year for canning. My family loves all things Italian so we go through a ton of tomato sauce. I wanted to cut the crap that comes with … Continue reading

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My 6 Loaf Bread Baking Routine

I enjoy baking bread. When I heard that my husband preferred homemade bread I decided to bake it for him. A tip I would give all newlywed women is… “Thou shall not spoil thine husband too much”. Now, I have … Continue reading

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Refined Beeswax by a NewBee

Since I just harvested my first haul of honey I had some beeswax. I never planned to have a ton so didn’t really have a game plan for what I needed to do to refine it. Of course, I hit … Continue reading

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Oven Fruit Leather

Apples are pouring out my ears right now. Its getting down to the wire to either use them or donate to the good ole composter. I just made 12 quarts of applesauce, 4 gallon sized ziplock bags of sliced pie … Continue reading

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BIG Batch Applesauce

Last year I got down and dirty with my first big batch of applesauce that I was wanting to put away for the year. I have 2 huge stock pans and borrowed every crockpot in town so I could just … Continue reading

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