elderberry syrup

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

School is back in session and cold and flu season is fast approaching. In our house, that means it’s time to start taking a daily dose of elderberry syrup to help boost our immune system.  You may also like: » How to make an Elderberry Tincture » Fire Cider Recipe Elderberry Syrup This time of …

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Fire Cider Recipe

Fire Cider, a traditional folk remedy, is wonderful for helping boost your immune system. It’s often praised for its ability to support the immune system and shorten the duration of cold and flu symptoms should they occur. You may also like: Elderberry Tincture Foraging for and Using Goldenrod Fire Cider Fire Cider is a vinegar …

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elderberry tincture

How to Make An Elderberry Tincture

Elderberries are a wonderful home remedy when it comes to colds and flu. Every year we make elderberry syrup for our kids (recipe here). It’s a sweet and tasty syrup that they look forward to taking daily throughout the winter months. Tasty as it is, my husband and I prefer to use elderberry tincture instead. …

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tinted lip balm

How To Make Tinted Lip Balm Naturally

The longer I worked with natural ingredients, the more adventurous I started to become. While I’m one that doesn’t wear a lot of makeup or even lipstick, I really wanted to figure out a way to make a tinted lip balm naturally. Nothing major, just something to add a slight pop of color. After many …

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Health Benefits of Goldenrod

Foraging and Using Goldenrod

Summer is starting to come to an end when roadsides and fields are covered with the beautiful yellow glow of the Goldenrod flower. The insects seem to love these flowers, but did you know they also offer health benefits for us. This is also the time when most people start noticing their allergies acting up …

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How to make an herbal infused oil

How To Make An Herbal Oil Infusion

Today I want to talk about herbal oil infusion. A lot of the recipes I create do involve an infusion using herbs. The reason is that you can get some of the same great benefits from plants and flowers that you’ve grown in your garden as you can from essential oils. You may also like: …

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Calendula Plantain Chapped Lip Balm

This homemade Calendula Plantain Chapped Lip Balm is amazing! It quickly became one of my favorites no matter the season. It provides just the right amount of nourishment and hydration for dry, cracked lips. Calendula Plantain Chapped Lip Balm This Calendula Plaintain Chapped Lip Balm is sure to leave your lips soft and smooth. I …

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How To Make Sea Salt Spray

I’m sure by now that most have heard about sea salt spray for your hair. My husband is the one that mentioned it to me many months ago. He has longer hair and was looking for a way to get the hold he wanted without having to add a ton of product. So after many, …

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DIY Mountain Smoke Beard Balm

When my husband first started growing his beard out, beard oil was the only product he really needed to use. However, the longer he grew his beard, it became evident that he needed to start using other products as well. While he still uses beard oil daily upon exiting the shower, the time had came …

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DIY Upcycle Dinosaur Planter

Since planting season has arrived, we thought it would be fun to make a DIY Upcycle dinosaur planter after reading The Itchy Book. There was a lot of discussion on what to use, and how to design it. Since our family loves upcycling when it comes to crafts, we decided on this planter. Here’s how …

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DIY Mustache Wax

I’m going to go ahead and say it..I never in a million years knew that there were so many products for beards on the market! Seriously, the possibilities seem endless.

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Easy DIY Beard Oil

Every year as hunting season starts to approach, Ryan grows a beard. While he did start growing one during the fall this year, he had to say good-bye to it for our daughter’s wedding. Obviously for such an important event there was no hesitation when it came to shaving.

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4 Ways to Take Learning Outdoors

My boys love being outside and with the arrival of warmer weather what better time to take learning outdoors.  Here is a look of some of the ways we incorporate outdoor learning in our homeschool: 4 Ways to Take Learning Outdoors Writing: There is something to be said about sitting outside, taking in the fresh …

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Camping Activities For Kids

Our family loves going tent camping and just enjoying the great outdoors. For the most part, my boys can be found running around pretending sticks are swords and they are needing to take down the dragons. However, from time to time, they do slow down to enjoy other games. Here are some camping activities and games …

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Great Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids

Our weather in the North Carolina is all over the place. One week we’ll have highs in the 60’s, quickly followed by snow the next.  With having such drastic changes in weather, I try to find activities that can be enjoyed with sun or snow. That’s why I created the list of Winter Activities for …

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