boy playing in pile of leaves

Fun for the Kiddos, Family Fun


Fall’s here…let the games begin! Summer was fun and now that the kids are back-to-school, we’ve got to keep them playing and learning. The following games are great for boosting creativity and promoting positive interaction among siblings. These easy crafts will entertain the kids for a while and if your kids are like mine, they […]

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DIY potatoes, sweet potatoes

Potatoes in Trash Cans?

If you’ve got the itch for starch, here are a couple of potato videos, potatoes in trash cans and sweet potatoes in containers. Potatoes don’t really get as much notoriety unless they’re fried or stuffed. Spuds are a: • Great source for vitamin B6, C, potassium • Food free of cholesterol, fat, and sodium • […]

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Ten Things You Should Know Before You Go Off-Grid

This top-ten list was really helpful…I don’t plan on moving into a yurt like these folks did, but I did appreciate their tips. Very practical tips on heating, solar, lighting, water, wood, etc. I thoroughly enjoy their positive approach to sharing their experience. I know I’ve romanticized about doing what they’ve done…but my wife isn’t […]

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kilner manual butter churner

Homemade Butter Gadget

Homemade butter. On homemade bread. Oh, and homemade jam. Now, THAT’s bliss! I came across this product while looking for cool gadgets on Pinterest. Priced under $30, I might have to pick one or two up. But, I will admit that I fully intend to adapt it to connect to my power drill. Why spend […]

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in-sink-erator kitchen garbage disposal

1 Natural Ingredient to Clean & Freshen Your Garbage Disposal

Here’s a fast-and-easy way to freshen and clean your kitchen garbage disposal with only one natural ingredient and without having to use harsh chemicals. • At least 2 quarters of a Fresh Lemon peel Steps Place a couple of quarters of your lemon peel into the disposal. Turn on the faucet & start running water into […]

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universal sign for hurricane

Hurricane Survival Kit Basic Supplies

Hurricane season’s in full swing for those of us living in prone areas. It’s crucial that we have our houses in order. Where should you start if you haven’t already? If you don’t have the basics, start there! Since there’s no such thing as an all-inclusive list that fits everyone, here’s a general basics list (courtesy of […]

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Mike Adams, Health Ranger

Fight the Flu with these 7 Herbs

Herbs are the oldest medicines that are still in use today throughout the world. The only problem is that if you don’t know what they are AND how to use them, you’re up a creek without a paddle…and your canoe has a leak. This brief video shares 7 herbs that can help you fight influenza […]

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Marjory Wildcraft, The Grow Network

Barefooting…Could You?

I just watched a fascinating video by the tremendously gifted Marjory Wildcraft. In this video, she interviews Herbalist Doug Simons and they discuss the concept of barefooting and the benefits of it. They also discuss the most primitive type of sandal (tres puntos or “three points) found with the Tahumara and other cultures worldwide. You […]

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2 Tried & True DIY Cough Remedies

It’s that time of year where coughs abound in the office, in the classroom, and at home. Here are two simple, tried & true do-it-yourself cough remedies you can make at home. 1. Honey* Honey’s natural antibacterial properties should make it a staple for every household. For everything from teas to toast, honey adds healthy […]

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