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Composting is an incredible way to reduce kitchen waste, enrich your garden soil, not to mention save tons of money! The easiest way to learn how to compost is with a simple compost tumbler. You don’t need much space in your yard, and it is less work than manually turning a traditional compost pile. Do […]

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How to Compost with a Compost Tumbler (Tips for Beginners)

Gardening, Homesteading

In this guide, we will walk you through the process of canning cherry pie filling, allowing you to capture the delicious flavors of cherries and preserve them to use year-round! The Benefits of Canning Cherry Pie Filling Enjoy All Year Long Canning cherry pie filling allows you to preserve the natural flavors of fresh cherries […]

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Canning Cherry Pie Filling: A Step-by-Step Guide

Canning, Homesteading, Preserving

Are you looking for big boy bedroom ideas?! I am finally revealing Oliver’s big boy room that we finished early this year. If you are like me and had way too many big boy room ideas saved on Pinterest, you may not know where to start. I was in design paralysis for about 6 months […]

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Big Boy Bedroom Ideas | Oliver’s Room Reveal

Home, Simple Living

Are you looking for a tasty way to preserve your blackberries and enjoy them all year round? Have you considered dehydrating? In this post, I’ll show you how to dehydrate blackberries to make blackberry powder using your oven so you can enjoy this delicious fruit as a snack or in recipes any time of the […]

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How to Dehydrate Blackberries (4 Ways to Use Fruit Powder)

Dehydrating, Homesteading

Save money by learning to grow tomatoes from seeds indoors instead of buying pre-grown tomato plants from your local garden center. Types Of Tomatoes To Grow From Seed There are many varieties of tomatoes. If you are growing tomatoes for fresh eating during the summer I suggest planting: For tomato varieties that are best for […]

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How to Grow Tomatoes From Seed Indoors (19 Easy Tips)

Gardening, Homesteading

Have you ever wondered if you could put that leftover bacon grease to use instead of tossing it into the garbage? In this post, I will discuss how to store bacon great in the fridge, and ways you can use it! How to Store Bacon Grease Remove the bacon from the grease: Cook the bacon […]

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How to Store Bacon Grease In the Fridge

Breakfast, Freezing, Homesteading

Freezing cookies is a great way to enjoy the fresh taste of homemade cookies in no time! In this post, I will teach you how to freeze chocolate chip cookies to extend their shelf life without added preservatives. Why Freeze Chocolate Chip Cookie? Do you remember selling cookie dough for your school fundraiser? Well, this […]

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How to Freeze Chocolate Chip Cookies (Best Freezer Method)

Desserts, Freezing, Homesteading

This Easter bunny charcuterie board is a family-friendly spring alternative to traditional charcuterie boards. It is the perfect addition to your Easter brunch to tie your guest over until Easter dinner. Instead of an easter bunny’s face on the charcuterie board, this Easter board is inspired by what the Easter bunny may eat and what […]

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Easter Bunny Charcuterie Board (Family Friendly!)

Appetizers, Easter, Grazing Boards, Spring

I’ve curated a collection of Easter basket gift ideas that I have found from Target and Amazon! These are the best gardening easter basket ideas for 10-year-olds! Oliver is turning 10 years old this year (where did the time go!?), and it seems to be getting harder to find him the perfect gift! The hardest […]

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Gardening Easter Basket Ideas For 10-Year-Olds

Easter, Gardening

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