Toughest Job EVER

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cardstore. I’ve had tough jobs in my life such as credit card collections, managing a multi million dollar restaurant that was often short staffed, and running my own business. But no crabby vendor, unsatisfied customer, or health department official prepared me for the toughest… [read more]

Apparoo App of the Week- Manilla


Balancing life as a WAHM, with 3 kids in TaeKwonDo, 20 chickens, 11 rabbits, 4 cats, 1 dog and 1 duck keeps me going day in and day out. Sometimes, mail gets “filed away” and never seen again. The due date of a bill has come and gone before, and I was all “ooops!”. But,… [read more]

Shopping at a Farmer’s Market

shopping at a farmers market~The Homesteading Hippy

Getting fresh produce out of your own backyard is just about as local as you can get. However, there are some people who can’t garden for various reasons, but still want to reduce the amount of trash caused by buying produce in the plastic bags from the grocery store.  May I suggest you find a… [read more]

How to DIY~ Spill-Proof Mason Jar Lid with Straw Holder

spill proof lid with straw holder~The Homesteading Hippy

How to DIY~ Spill-Proof Mason Jar Lid with Straw Holder We like to use glass mason jars for our beverages. One, because I don’t use plastic, and two, we have a lot of them, and three, if the kids accidentally broke one of them, it wouldn’t be as “tragic” as they are easily replaceable. The… [read more]

The Ultimate Water Filtration System GIVEAWAY!

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Where we live, our water is very high in iron and lime. As a matter of fact, our shower turns orange weekly, and the sidewalks all over town are all brown/rust color from the high iron in the water. We have to filter our water, especially our drinking water. And that can get expensive to… [read more]

Love and Loss on the Farm


Janet over at Timber Creek Farm shared a heart wrenching story last week about loss on her farm. While loss is a part of the homesteading life, it’s the part I really don’t like myself. I chose that as this week’s favorite because I can fully understand the pain that goes with losing a “furry”… [read more]

Tic Toc Time-Apparoo App of the Week


This week’s Apparoo App of the week, is all about teaching kids how to tell time. This was a big struggle for us as teaching our kids how to tell time on an analog clock in a digital world is challenging. After a considerable amount of time, we finally “got it” but I am sure… [read more]

The ULTIMATE Strawberry Recipe Collection

The-ultimate-strawberry-recipe-collection~The HomesteadingHippy

Strawberry Season is coming! I sooo can’t wait to get a hold of those fresh, delicious, juicy jewels! Here are over 45 delicious ways to enjoy these sweet berries! Strawberry Salads Strawberry-Spinach Salad Strawberry Bruschetta Strawberry Beet Salad Strawberry Salsa Strawberry Radish Salad Strawberry Jams Strawberry Freezer Jam Strawberry Jam Peppered Balsamic Berry Jam Strawberry… [read more]

#EarthFootwear Shoes Review

earthfootwear~The Homesteading Hippy

Finding quality footwear isn’t always easy for me. I would rather be cheap then spend money, but then the cheap shoes fall apart. Of course, high price doesn’t always mean high quality, does it? Earth Footwear has some great, high quality shoes that come at an affordable price! I was sent a pair of their… [read more]

Raising Chickens for Meat

how-to-raise-meat-chickens~The Homesteading Hippy

Raising meat birds is one way to be assured of the quality of chicken you are feeding your family. Our family raises 150 meat birds each year, and we will can and freeze the meat to eat throughout the rest of the year. Our personal favorite meat bird variety is the Cornish Cross. This is… [read more]