Natural Living

Tips and tutorials on making your own all-natural home and personal care products, growing and crafting your own herbal medicine, using essential oils and eliminating toxins from your home and life.

Homemade Echinacea Tincture Recipe

It’s easy to make your own homemade echinacea tincture at home for a fraction of the cost of store-bought prepared tinctures. All you need is fresh or dried echinacea and some alcohol (vodka is typically used) or glycerin if you’d rather make an...

Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Elderberry syrup has gained popularity in recent years as a natural but powerful herbal remedy, particularly for treating colds and flu. After all, elderberries are packed with immune-boosting vitamins and antioxidants, and scientific study after...

11 Frugal Ways to Use Kitchen Scraps

 Save money, reduce food waste and and improve everything from your soil to your gut health with this list of 11 frugal ways to use kitchen scraps in your home and garden. *** We're such a wasteful society, especially here in the west. The mounds of waste we...
35+ Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

35+ Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

There are only a couple days left to go until Christmas, but you realize you still haven't checked everyone off your list! It's time to choose your own adventure: Do you... A) Brave the crowds in town and at the mall, rush around trying to buy presents for everyone...

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DIY Cookie Cutter Birdseed Ornaments

DIY Cookie Cutter Birdseed Ornaments

These easy DIY birdseed ornaments make a perfect homemade gift at Christmas. They also make a nice ornament for your tree and serve a functional purpose by feeding hungry songbirds in winter. And all you to make them is a bit of birdseed, some...

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Hi! I’m Anna, and I’m a city girl turned modern homesteader who’s passionate about growing, cooking and preserving real food at home, creating my own herbal medicine and all-natural home and body care products, and working toward a simpler, more sustainable and self-sufficient life each and every day. 

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