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.
Learn to craft DIY fire starters with our easy guide. Perfect for gifts, complete with free printable tags to add a personal touch to your creations.
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.
Learn the simple steps to drying ginger at home and create your own ginger powder. Say goodbye to store-bought bottles with this easy, cost-effective method.
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.
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.
6 Steps to making your own herbal incense bundles to honor the changing seasons and welcome good energy into your home.
This ultimate guide to cold weather crops for fall and winter gardening in Connecticut discusses the vegetables and fruits that you can grow there in the winters and discusses ways to extend the growing season.