Here you will find tips, ideas, and advice on living a DIY and practical self reliance lifestyle.
Whether you want to grow and preserve your own food, live a healthier life thanks to natural products and ingredients, embrace self-reliance by living off the grid, prepare your family for a power outage or other emergency, or simply want to “do it yourself” at home, then you’ve come to the right place! We want all of those things too, so let’s learn together.
How to Make a Wreath in 6 Easy Steps: A Wild, Winter Solstice Symbol
If you’ve been wondering how to make a wreath step by step, look no further. A wild, foraged, evergreen wreath is far simpler than you can imagine—and it only takes a little creativity to stretch a basic wreath into a masterpiece.
Recipe for Cinnamon Ornaments: The Perfect Addition to an Old-Fashioned Holiday
Creating an old-fashioned Christmas has never been easier, especially with this recipe for cinnamon ornaments! These cinnamon ornaments are so simple to make and are the perfect item to add to your holiday decor collection.
Dried Orange Slices for Natural Homemade Ornaments
This easy, step-by-step tutorial on how to make dried orange slices for ornaments will help you create beautiful homemade Christmas decorations that are sure to bring charm and beauty to your Christmas decor.
Root Cellar: Preserving a Bountiful Harvest
Using a root cellar is a great way to preserve your garden’s bounties. A root cellar makes it easy to keep your food on hand for as long as possible, making it possible to preserve home-grown goodness long term, even through the winter.
DIY Fire Starters: Perfect for Gift Giving Plus FREE Printable Gift Tags
Today, I’m excited to show you how to make these simple DIY fire starters for a unique, woodsy look. They’re great for warming up your hearth and keeping you cozy this winter, and they’re great for gift giving!
Making Herbal Bath Melts: A Magical Bath Additive for Winter Days.
Taking a relaxing bath is more fun when it comes with a little luxury. Homemade bath melts are easy to make, and they smell so good, too. They’re the perfect indulgent treat for your skin in winter.
Easy Homemade Gifts Ideas and Recipes for Everyone on Your List
Here are some homemade gifts ideas that are easy enough for just about anyone to make and are sure to please everyone on your list.
Easy Bath Melt Recipe With Soothing Chamomile and Oat
This chamomile and oat bath melt recipe is a dream come true for those with sensitive skin, or anyone who appreciates a soothing bath. The infusion of chamomile flowers will soothe the skin, while the oats are calming and soothing. These bath melts make a great gift that will leave the recipient begging for more.
Winter Tea Spice Blend: Perfect For Gift Giving
Need a homemade Christmas gift? Nourishing Herbal Teas are the best! This Winter Tea Spice Blend is perfect for the winter seasons and would make a lovely homemade gift to give.
Drying Ginger Made Easy: Never Buy Ginger Powder Again
Drying ginger is easy and can be used in many ways. Here’s how to do it so that you never buy another bottle of ginger powder, EVER! Learn how to dry ginger and make your own ginger powder.
How To Make A Dried Wild Flower Wreath In 6 Easy Steps
Making a homemade wild flower wreath is a unique way to incorporate a variety of floral colors and textures—some of which you can easily forage from your own backyard. This article walks you through how to make your own dried wild flower wreath.
DIY All Natural Pine Cleaning Spray
This DIY all-natural pine cleaning spray is perfect for your home as well as a seasonal host/ess gift. Wild pine needles are naturally anti-microbial and antiviral, making them the perfect choice for this cleaning product.
Saving seeds: Why It’s Important and How To Do It
Saving seeds isn’t hard – it just takes a little bit of knowledge. Here are all your questions answered and tips for becoming a successful seed saver!
Garden Prep for Winter: 10 Easy Ways to Get Ready
This fall garden prep for winter checklist consists of 10 things you can do to prepare your garden for winter and an abundant growing season to come.
Harvesting Black Walnuts (The Best Way to Gather, Clean, And Cure Them)
Black Walnuts are a delicious treat, but unfortunately, harvesting them can be a labor-intensive process. This guide will walk you through the steps of harvesting black walnuts and give you some tips that I’ve learned along the way that will hopefully help you out in the process.