Archive of ‘homemaking binder’ category

Finding Simplicity: 11 Tips To Help You Organize Your Home

| homemaking binder, homestead management, In the Home

Vintage milk canisters.

Despite my struggles with finding joy and simplicity on the homestead this year, I know deep down that the simple life can be exactly that… simple. I’ve tasted of the beauty, reward, and joy that comes out of working willingly with your hands and know that it can be recaptured and enjoyed again if I use the […] Read more…


When the Simple Life Doesn’t Feel Very Simple

| homemaking binder, homestead management, keeper at home

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Can I be honest with you? This past year has been one of the most difficult I can remember. No, there hasn’t been any deaths, or illness, or injuries, nor financial difficulties or anything like that. We’re warm & incredibly well fed. Our family got a little larger. We had bigger gardens, larger herds, a […] Read more…


Incubation Chart

| Chickens, homemaking binder, homestead management, In the Barnyard


I have added a Poultry Incubation Chart to the templates for my homesteading binder which is useful tool to help you with hatching the eggs of chickens, turkeys, and ducks and thought I’d share it with you! I have found the most difficult part of incubating eggs this year (besides the children fidgeting with the thermostat) is […] Read more…


~ The Gardening Notebook~

| book review, homemaking binder, homestead management

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When Angi from Schneider Peeps asked me to review and giveaway her new ebook, I wasn’t excited simply for the sake of having the opportunity, but because as I prepared my own pages for my Homesteading Binder this year, I had decided to look into other materials available out there and came up incredibly disappointed. […] Read more…

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~Customizable & Printable Homemaking Binder Pages~

| homemaking binder, homestead management, In the Home, keeper at home

chickens on the farm

Check out my new & improved, better-than-ever printable binder sheets for 2015–>> HERE ——————————————————— Here are the printable organizing templates I use in my homemaking and homesteading binders,  free for the taking. Check them out and see if they might be useful in your notebook as you try to get more organized while managing your home […] Read more…

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~Breaking The Fast~

| homemaking binder, In the Kitchen


A final improvement to my homemaking binder this year was made in light of the fact that I am a horribly awful, no-good, rotten, meal planner. Meat for dinner is usually defrosted in the microwave an hour before dinner after begging everyone to come to a consensus on what I should prepare. The larger our […] Read more…


~Homesteading Binder Improvements~

| homemaking binder, homestead management, our homestead

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UPDATED INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE.  Needless to say, since the inception of my homemaking binder system, our homestead has significantly grown! Praise the Lord! My first records from 2007 are meager in comparison with what we’re planning for 2011. Back then we were growing some salad greens, radishes, bush beans, carrots that didn’t grow, […] Read more…

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