Category: Homemaking

A Look out my Kitchen Window

Everyday the view out my window looks different.  The sky may be a pretty shade of pink when the sun is about to set or it may be a bright blue sunny South Carolina day. No matter what I see I can’t help but pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. It took us so long to get here that realizing we’re living in the country and I see nothing but nature all round brings me joy.  Today as I wash a sink full of dishes I can’t help but notice what I hear and not so much what...

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5 Steps to Happy Homemaking

I’m happy being a homemaker I wake up every day thankful God made me a woman and I take my role as a homemaker seriously. I have a real sense of accomplishment and contentment attached to doing the work God put me on this earth to do.  Whether you work from home, are a full-time mother or work for someone else there are ways you can approach your homemaker job with a happy heart. I can tell you first hand it’s not always easy. I have been a homemaker in one sense of the word for over 35 years and as...

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Simple Beeswax Lip Balm Recipe

This simple lip balm recipe is super simple! I always feel like a scientist when I dig out my test tube holder and start mixing up my special health and beauty recipe.  I get pretty fussy about what I put on my lips so I don’t mind taking the extra effort to make a lip balm that is free of chemicals.  The bonus is I get to use our own homegrown beeswax from our own bee hives.   It’s really easy. Here’s what you’ll need: 6 tablespoons beeswax, freshly grated or beeswax pellets (you can find them at Amazon)...

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Simple All Natural Beeswax Lotion Recipe

There are so many different all natural beeswax lotion recipes out there, it’s often hard to figure out which one is best.  If you’re looking for a simple health and beauty recipe, that you can make quickly this is the one.  This recipe only took me about 30 minutes to make and I was able to use whatever essential oil I had on hand. Today’s choice was grapefruit essential oil!   It’s really easy. Here’s what you’ll need: 1/2 cup beeswax, freshly grated or beeswax pellets (you can find them at Amazon) 1 cup organic olive oil 1/2 cup...

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10 Things You Should Never Throw Away

If you’re like me, you have a drawer or cupboard overflowing with extra jars, containers and bottles.  In my home, we live by the old-fashion philosophy of REUSE, RECYCLE and MAKE DO, so when it comes to throwing away perfectly good containers, I always think twice. Go to that dreaded container cupboard …you know the one …the one that is bursting at the seams and ready to spill out when you open the door.  Take a good look at what’s inside and challenge yourself to get creative, there are so many useful ways to use your collection. Consider some...

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Tracy at Our Simple Homestead Hidden away in Central South Carolina is a little farm where we call home. Surrounded by pine trees, chicken farms, and lots of sandy soil we live a very simple lifestyle by the grace of God.

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