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Cold Weather Layering Systems, Stay Warm

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With winter in full swing, being able to stay warm is more than nice. It’s key to comfort, especially if you’re working outdoors. I’ve talked to a few folks recently and I was a bit surprised at how few of them actually understand the concept of layering their clothing. One friend said, “Yeah, that sounds […]

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Ideas for Stacking Firewood

Here in Texas, we enjoy having our wood stacked nice & neat for the winter. We don’t worry about snow at all but we do enjoy splitting & stacking wood. I’ve found some really cool wood stacking designs that I will try my hand at next week as we split some logs. Check these out! […]

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How to Grow Ginger Indoors

Ginger is delicious…even beyond sushi. The health benefits of ginger include many gastrointestinal applications such as colic, diarrhea, gas, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea, and stomach aches. Additionally, ginger oil has been used in applications such as to treat coughs, lactation difficulties, migraines, and toothaches. Ginger is not a terribly difficult root to grow but […]

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5 DIY Easy Extracts

We love cooking & baking new foods in our home. I came across this DIY tutorial and had to share it with you. In it, you’ll learn about these 5 extracts you can do at home, complete with ingredients lists instructions. Almond Chocolate Mint Coffee Lemon Vanilla

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DIY Mosquito Management

Here in Texas everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes! So many folks use tons and tons of bug spray to fend off those blood suckers but not me. My wife talked me into using coconut oil once a couple of years ago and that’s worked excellent ever since. But, here are two interesting videos that […]

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DIY Make Kinetic Sand

Having several kids at home is our reality. Finding crafts and creative activities can keep them entertained for quite a while. More than that, it’s fun to spend time doing these kinds of activities, especially when we’re stuck in a rainy-day storm kinda-day. How to Make Kinetic Sand

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DIY Ginger, Lemon, & Thyme Cough Syrup

I recently recommended this wonderful DIY cough syrup to my friend’s husbad as he was looking for a cough syrup to help his daughter’s cough. This recipe is one of TONS of great recipes from our friend Wardeh Harmon at the Traditional Cooking School by GNOWFGLINS (GNOWFGLINS = God’s Natural, Organic, Whole Foods, Grown Locally, In […]

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3 Dutch Oven Masterpieces

With fall here, I can’t help but think of camping and the majesty of the Great Outdoors! Being from Southern California, I miss being able to escape to the mountains and doing a day-hike 45-minutes from home, or spending the weekend enjoying primitive camping with dutch-oven meals and stories of youthful mischief. In celebration of […]

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Toothpaste was Made for This?

I’m always looking for tips & tricks to cut corners…especially when it comes to using a “toothpaste” for something other that what it’s sold as. I’ve got a foggy headlight situation on my truck. I’m going to give this a shot.  

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DIY Compost

Compost is more than simply piles of scraps from the kitchen table. In fact, if it doesn’t have green clippings, dry browns (like dried leaves), and microorganisms, then it’s not going to break down to the ideal compost for your garden. The videos provide excellent tutorials on making your own compost. How to Make Compost Make […]

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