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Why Quality Time is So Important

In today’s world, it’s often touted that the busier you are, the more productive you are.  The more productive you are determines how much wealth you will build.  Wealth, in turn, defines who you are as a person.  But does being so busy also define your relationships?  What happened to the importance of quality time and […] Read more…

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How to Make Natural Lemon Household Cleaners

I love using natural products over manufactured products any day.  Why?  Well, for one, it’s cheaper.  For two, I know what ingredients I am putting into my products.  Isn’t it better to know that you are not using harsh chemicals inside your home?  That’s why I prefer to make my own natural lemon household cleaners. […] Read more…

Why you need to try Bluprint - www.homesteadfamilia.com

Why You Need to Try Bluprint

What is Bluprint? Bluprint used to be known as Craftsy.  Bluprint is your home for anything that has to do with being creative.  Bluprint is an online community for photographers, artists, quilters, weavers, woodworkers, gardeners, embroiderers, crocheters, gardeners, and more!  Watch professional expert videos giving step-by-step instructions on how to complete a certain task. Bluprint […] Read more…

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How Smart are Chickens?

How smart are chickens?  I think we have all watched many movies depicting chickens as dumb, insensitive, non-caring, silly little creatures.  We used to think that chickens were only capable of laying an egg per day and then just going on their merry way.  But did you know that chickens are actually as smart as […] Read more…

December Egg Report - www.homesteadfamilia.com

December Egg Report

I am so excited to share my December egg report with you!  All December long, I have kept track of how many eggs my chickens were laying.  We’ve all read the articles that during the winter, chickens tend to lay less eggs.  They may even stop laying eggs.  That’s why I decided to keep track […] Read more…

10 Easy DIY Mason Jar Crafts - www.homesteadfamilia.com

10 Easy DIY Mason Jar Crafts

As the holidays were just around the corner, I had purchased mason jars so that I could make my own gifts.  But what to make was the question.  I knew that I could make my own cookie jar mix and give it away as a present.  My husband’s family members are not really bakers, so […] Read more…

How to Tame an Aggressive Rooster - www.homesteadfamilia.com

How to Tame an Aggressive Rooster

I’m having a little issue right now with my rooster….he’s attacking me!  My little baby that I raised from a chick has turned on its’ owner.  What is the solution to taming an aggressive rooster besides having a good ole’ fashioned barbecue? Lots of articles I’ve read have said that you should hold your roosters […] Read more…

How to Transfer Chickens to their New Coop - www.homesteadfamilia.com

How to Transfer Chickens to their New Coop

I’m such a push-over when it comes to my chickens.  They’re so adorable when they are babies and are turning into teenagers.  It must be the problem where things are cuter when they are smaller.  That’s how I felt about my chickens.  And then came the fateful day when the chickens needed to be transferred to […] Read more…

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How to Reduce Stretch Marks

Recently, my husband and I entered into the world of Keto.  I could go on and on about it, but we love the Keto diet.  Just by eliminating bread and pasta from our diets, my husband has lost 25 pounds in two weeks.  Amazing!  The only bad news: my hubby has some pretty serious stretch […] Read more…

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Egg Allergies

Today I’ll talk about something very personal to me and that is egg allergies.  Did you even know that existed?  I didn’t until I turned about 18. Growing up, like every good mother, my mom would make me eggs.  Scrambled, fried, over easy, you name it, and my mom could make it.  (Yes, dad, you […] Read more…

Easy Tomatillo Salsa

This recipe is for a quick and easy tomatillo salsa.  Tomatillo salsa is a green salsa that can be used to add as a kick to any meal.  It also tastes great as a dip to be eaten with tortilla chips. I’ll admit that I didn’t know what a tomatillo was until I met my […] Read more…

My Story

Maybe you’re wondering how I got started with chickens.  Maybe not.  But I’m going to tell you my story anyways. It all started when I met my handsome husband, Luis.  Luis is Mexican and grew up for the first 10 years of his life living on a ranch in Mexico that was on the side […] Read more…

8 Gift Ideas for Lawyers

If you’re like me, then you know that giving a gift to a lawyer is pretty much impossible.  Mainly because they already have everything that they need!  I’m a paralegal and I work for a male lawyer.  Giving Christmas gifts can be difficult.  Here are some gift ideas that I have put together for the […] Read more…

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How to Make Jerky

I didn’t know how to make jerky for the longest time until I was taught this method by my wonderful Father, Kerry.  My dad’s been doing this recipe for years.  Now that I have my own little homestead, I was ready to jump on the jerky bandwagon.  Plus, my husband and I just started the […] Read more…

Gifts for the Chicken-Lover

If you are a homesteader like me, there are many practical and nonsensical gifts I could give and receive.  Maybe you have a chicken-lover in your life and want gift ideas for them.  I’ve assembled a short list of fun chicken-related gifts you can purchase for the chicken-lover in your life. FOR THE PRACTICAL The […] Read more…

Fairy Eggs

I love my chickens.  They are usually full of surprises.  We got our first fairy egg and it’s super adorable.  What is a fairy egg you ask?  When I first saw one, I knew I had to discover what these little cuties were. Fairy eggs go by many different names, including “fart” eggs (my fav!), […] Read more…

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