Category: Homemaking

Simple Scented Pumpkin

You’ve gone to the pumpkin farm, picked out the perfect jack-o’-lantern, carved it to perfection and now have it displayed proudly on your front porch or dining room table.  Now it’s time to enjoy a scented pumpkin! We wait all year for the sights and smells of fall, and I like nothing more than to make the season last as long as possible.  I have found an excellent way to enjoy the sweet smell of spice and pumpkin in my autumn decorations. After I carve my pumpkin, I sprinkle nutmeg and cinnamon inside my pumpkin. When I light the...

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4 Places to Find the Best Online Coupons

Saving money here on the homestead is our top priority and even though we reuse, recycle and make do with much of what we need there are times when I have to buy something new. When those times arise, I research and look for coupons and other ways to cut the cost. I have found there are literally thousands of online coupons sites and the chore is finding the best ones to fit my needs. There are so many websites that an e-shopper can lose his head while trying to get the best coupons! I have found 4 excellent...

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Natural Carpet and Mattress Cleaning

The cooler temperatures are putting me in the mood for some deep cleaning! Last week I spent a couple days cleaning the barn, and this week it’s all about the house. To be exact, I am concentrating on my mattresses and carpet. There are plenty of commercial carpet and mattress cleaners that promise to deal with all the unpleasant stains and dirt that has invaded my home, but I like to take matters into my own hands. There is a broad range of choices when it comes to cleaning products. However, not all of them demonstrate the effectiveness and...

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5 DIY Cleaning Recipes Using Vinegar

Nowadays people can choose among a wide range of commercial cleaners that will help them clean their homes. Commercial cleaners may have proven their efficiency, but they are often too expensive and not good for the environment. Homemade cleaners, on the other hand, are definitely a cost effective solution when it comes to tackling cleaning chores. One of the most effective natural cleaners that should have its place in the homemade cleaning kit is vinegar. Vinegar is traditionally used in many recipes, as it has proven its amazing properties as a cleaner. In case you are thrilled by the...

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Refreshing cleaner recipe using essential oils

Today we all have enough options when it comes to cleaning our homes. The natural cleaning products are very popular, which is why more and more people prefer to save some money and time by making their own supplies. In case you’ve never tried this before, it is never too late to change that. The essential oils play a significant role in many recipes, so now is also the best time to learn more about the individual qualities of each oil. In the specialized stores, you will be able to find a big variety of essential oils that will...

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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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