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Our Homemade “Paper” Product

Are we trying to go green, or what?  Well, we’re mostly trying to eliminate unnecessary paper product waste and expense from our home.  With six females in this house, homemade sanitary pads can save our money and our health.  The girls are learning to sew anyway and this is a great thing to learn on. [...]

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Self-reliance One Step at a Time

To me “self-reliance” does NOT mean I don’t need God or family and friends.  We all need the Heavenly Father, and we need each other, especially in a crisis.  But do we want to be so dependent on technology that we can’t function without it?  Our current economic and world situation presents many possibilities that [...]

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Can We Recover Lost Skills?

I LOVE this recent post by Amy at Homestead Revival!  I just had to share it with you. “Many years ago, I found my great-grandmother’s old sewing basket.  Inside were various items she had used, but the one that intrigued me the most was snippets of lace she had tatted along with her tatting shuttle. [...]

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Food Storage and Preservation

This week my girls and I canned pasta sauce for our home-processed food storage.  In years past I’ve neglected this practice because it was so much easier to pick up a three-pack of Classico at Sam’s Club for a decent price.  In fact, as part of our regular food storage program I keep a stash [...]

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