How to Heat Your Homestead with a Wood Burning Stove

How to Heat Your Homestead with a Wood Burning Stove

This post is from guest contributor, Jana Strain. Wood stoves provide an amazing source of heat for your house.  The heat from a wood burning stove is best described as a warm blanket wrapped around you.  Unlike central heating, the temperature doesn’t fluctuate as much and you 

How to Make Wool Dryer Balls

How to Make Wool Dryer Balls

Wool dryer balls are a great DIY project you can easily make in your home in an afternoon. Not only are they better for the environment, they are better for you! Dryer balls help to speed up the drying process when thrown in with your 

How to Make your Own Lip Balm

How to Make your Own Lip Balm

Homemade lip balm is easy to make and personalize. This recipe uses beeswax and honey for added benefit.

How to Make Fire Cider

How to Make Fire Cider

Fire cider is a home remedy for colds that is easy to make and is comprised of ingredients that most people can find at their local grocery store.

How to Make Pine Cone Fire Starters

How to Make Pine Cone Fire Starters

Pine cone fire starters can offer a safe and reliable option when it comes to getting a good fire started in your fireplace, outdoor oven, or wood stove. Pine cones themselves burn well when dry, and can serve as helpful kindling.  By adding a wick 

How to make Homemade Labels for your Homemade Gifts

How to make Homemade Labels for your Homemade Gifts

Homemade holiday gifts can be a huge hit, especially if you personalize them for your friends and family.  You can increase the wow factor of a homemade gift by adding beautiful homemade labels. Before choosing an option for creating labels, decide what you want to 

How to Make and Use Beeswax Furniture Polish

How to Make and Use Beeswax Furniture Polish

Beeswax furniture polish is a safe, natural, and effective way to bring new life to wood furniture.  You can use it to polish finished furniture, to clean up damaged pieces, or as a stand-alone finish on unfinished wood. It is also great for cutting boards! 

How to Make a Rustic Pot Rack

How to Make a Rustic Pot Rack

When we did a little amateur remodeling in our porch this summer, I looked at my cast iron pans that needed to be stored in there and had a vision for a pot rack that would echo the qualities of that pan – rustic, practical, 

How to Make Laundry Detergent at Home

How to Make Laundry Detergent at Home

With two kids and a husband who works in the flooring business, laundry is happening ALL the time in our house.  Over the years, I have become picky about what I use.  After all, the clothes are being worn by the people I love!  I