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.
Have you ever wanted to start your garden early? Well now you can, with the practice of winter sowing in milk jugs. You’ll be able to stay productive through the winter months and then hit the ground running as spring arrives.
Make this truly amazing and simple pine needle cough syrup, in just a matter of minutes! This natural remedy is made by mixing a super concentrated pine tea with raw, local honey. The result is a thick, soothing and delicious syrup that can be used for both adults and children.
I’ll teach you how to wrap gifts in an eco-friendly and creative way this holiday season using handmade and wild, foraged adornments. This is a fun and sustainable way to create beautifully wrapped gifts. Replace the traditional red and green with a bit of handmade charm.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.