Archive of ‘natural health and beauty’ category

Homemade Medicine Made Simple: Immune-Boosting Elderberry Syrup {For the Pantry Shelf}

| Farmstead Cookery, food preservation, natural health and beauty, natural remedies, recipes, Uncategorized


It doesn’t surprise me that DIY health care is increasing in popularity. We know that the folks in control of the health care system in our country don’t necessarily have our best interest at heart. Much to their chagrin, there is an increasing availability of information for those looking to take back control of their own […] Read more…


~Gleanings from September~

| Broiler Chickens, In the Barnyard, In the Garden, In the Home, In the Kitchen, links, natural health and beauty


For the garden… Sewn Seed Packets… adorable and frugal… this could make a nice first sewing project for a young lady too I’m thinking.  (Note: I can’t find the original article on the website.)   Honeybee Garden… since I’ve given myself permission to encourage pollinators and since there isn’t much of that built into the […] Read more…

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~Celebrating Spring {Giveaway}~

| misc., natural health and beauty


Update: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Jennifer (comment #42, via who loves the celtic cross!! I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but we’ve seen more than a few promising signs that spring is finally here! Spring peepers, blooming bulbs, swelling buds, children begging to camp outside when the overnight […] Read more…

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~Decisions {A Giveaway Post}~

| misc., natural health and beauty


As a busy homesteading mama, I find it very easy, if I don’t make a concentrated effort, to push myself to the back burner, especially during the busy summer and fall months. As a Christian mama, I find it very important to model for my daughters my belief that, as ambassadors, we should present a […] Read more…

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~Last Wednesday~

| kitchen disasters, natural health and beauty


We had a sad little accident in our home.  I say “little” probably because there was no death and there thankfully won’t be any permanent damage, but we’ve been really quite blessed that in a family with six children things like this don’t happen more often.  In thirteen years we took our third visit to […] Read more…

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~Speaking of Hair {A Giveaway Post}~

| natural health and beauty


And speaking of hair…. I am so pleased to be able to share with you today an opportunity to dress up your tresses with a free Lilla Rose flexi-clip of your choice! We girls have been scrapping over ours for the last week or so since it arrived and it has become very clear that the […] Read more…

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~"No-Poo" FAQ~

| natural health and beauty, reader questions


Several months ago, I shared how I found myself having to come to terms with my life-long straight hair being declared curly and that in order to manage the dryness that comes with curly hair I threw out the shampoo and conditioner bottles and embraced the more natural method of hair cleansing… otherwise known as […] Read more…


~All-Natural Hair Care~

| natural health and beauty

Lots of recipes and advice for gentle, natural hair care- This is so simple & look at the difference it made!! |

I’m not quite sure how it happened. I certainly didn’t plan on it and I didn’t do it cold-turkey. But I’ve come to the point where I can say that I haven’t washed my hair in 9 weeks. Gross, I know, right? But I haven’t and after a few bumps in the road, I can […] Read more…


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