Saving And Winning With Money: Food

Several years ago, I was working full-time in a corporate environment with a two-hour daily drive. To say it was draining is an understatement. My husband and I had several discussions about me quitting work and becoming a one-income family. The plan was for me to do some virtual assistant work but not to count […]

Homemade Bath Salt Recipe

I have done more soaking over the last two years than I have my entire life!  Mind you, I am not complaining, even though my soaks were part of my healing regimen, what a relaxing addition to my life! It is important that we take time for ourselves, nurture our bodies and be good to […]

Perseverance

Many of us dive head first into things, but when the going gets tough we don’t have the perseverance to finish! Additionally, sometimes it is hard to sacrifice our time and energy that we hold so dearly, but I am here to tell you that every effort you take, every hour you put in, holding […]

Best Places To Find Homestead & Off-Grid Tools

Yardsaling, flea markets, estate sales, antique and thrift stores, the locations are endless…  As most of you know, I am NOT a shopper, despise being in town more than I need to be BUT I love looking for treasures! This is the perfect time of year to get out and find the things you need […]

The Importance Of Good Men

As we celebrated Father’s Day yesterday, I wanted to share my thoughts about something I feel very strongly about. Today, more than ever with society unleashing so many things as a norm that was once considered offensive, our boys need good men for role models. The role of the man in a house is very […]

How To Hand Forge Your Own Steel Flint Striker

Learning new skills and how to do things for ourselves is a HUGE part of our lifestyle.  Another big part of our lifestyle is sharing our knowledge with others.  Today, the Mountain Man takes you into his smithy and shows you how to hand forge your own steel flint striker. For those of you that […]

Do You Need Assistance Getting Your Homestead or Off-Grid Home Setup?

It can be SO overwhelming when you are starting out as a homesteader or off-grider! The rewards are incredibly great when you partake such a life, but it takes a lot of planning and even preparation to embrace such a lifestyle. Instead of allowing yourself and your family to hit overload or even decide this […]

How We Get So Much Done On Our Homestead

Everyone today is running the rat race, filling every waking hour with busy. We embraced our off-grid lifestyle to create our own lifestyle in a crazy mixed up world. We were seeking a freedom and a pace that was to our liking, but when we first embraced our dream we hit the road running and […]

Are You Really Prepared For Medical Emergencies?

It is really easy to think we are prepared for anything, but are we really? It is important to live without fear as it is a waste of time and precious energy and to focus on being prepared.   You will find great comfort in times of turmoil when you have already rehearsed things in […]

Goals vs. Reality – Gardening, Canning, and Building

In my previous post, MORE Was My Catalyst,  you read about how I got started on my journey and the progress made.  Now that I have another year under my belt I still feel like there is so much to do.  Initially, I thought that we’d be able to get everything how we wanted it […]