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.

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...

DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe

This DIY peppermint sugar scrub is one of the quickest, easiest and frugal(ist?) homemade gifts ever. Plus you can make it entirely out of things you probably already have on hand! We started making our own Christmas gifts a few years ago when...

Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe

The safety and efficacy of homemade laundry detergent is a very hotly debated topic. In fact, it’s up there with things like canning safety, and possibly religion and politics as well! Many people claim that homemade laundry detergents are either...
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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