DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#25)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring an amazing DIY tutorial for a peppermint sugar scrub from one of my co-hosts! I had to feature it, because it is just the perfect DIY gift idea for the holidays which are coming up super quick! Handmade Gifts are the Best! I love giving and receiving handmade gifts for the holidays. It’s so much more thoughtful than something store bought. I am trying to get better at coming up with ideas for easy to make, not super time consuming handmade gifts. When I saw this 4 ingredient peppermint sugar scrub in the hop last week, and it only takes 10 minutes to make, I knew I had to share with you all again as a featured post this week!   Our Featured Post this Week: DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub from Lisa at The Self Sufficent HomeAcre. Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Please Share Your Posts in Our Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! I have teamed up with some other awesome homesteading bloggers to host this awesome blog hop! Each Tuesday this blog hop opens for you to share your posts on gardening, herbalism, crafts, homesteading, food preservation and more! Feel free to share your in season posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! There is a link down below for you to click on to share your posts and more info on all the rules as well. To Be Featured on the Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop: Please remember, for a chance to be featured next week, PLEASE LINK TO OUR BLOG HOP in your post, or grab our badge down…

Best Gardening Shoes for Women

Are you looking for the best pair of gardening shoes? In this article, I will share my favorite gardening shoes with you. Different gardening shoes are required for different situations, so be sure to check them all out!  Favorite Gardening Shoes The best gardening shoes for women, may be different for different individuals. Maybe you have feet problems and need extra support. Maybe you live in a wet climate and need shoes that keep your feet dry. Maybe you live in a hot climate and need good ventilation in your shoes so that your feet don’t sweat. Or perhaps you just want to clean you gardening shoes really easily! Today I will cover all of the gardening shoes that I have used over the years and then some. Some of these shoes fall into multiple categories, so be sure to read all the way through to find your favorite shoe for your gardening or homesteading needs. Related Article You May Be Interested In: A Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Homesteading Moms Holiday Gift Guide for Gardeners Amazon Prime Day Deals for Homesteaders and Gardeners Our favorite Homesteading & Gardening things in our Amazon Store! Common Characteristics Needed for Most Garden Shoes For most people, garden shoes really should have some of the same characteristics. they should be comfortable they should be easily cleanable they should be easy to slip on and off they should look good they should be supportive they should protect your feet they should be waterproof they should have a good grip they should be of high quality to last a long while Considerations for Choosing the Best Shoe for You In choosing the best gardening shoe for yourself, consider your own gardening efforts. Are you a casual gardener with a small kitchen…

Amazon Prime Day Deals for Homesteaders and Gardeners

Christmas in July is almost here! In this post I will be sharing and keeping up to date, all the Amazon Prime Day Deals for Homesteaders and Gardeners! Are You Ready for Prime Day? Amazon Prime Days this year are July 15 & 16 2019. This is like Black Friday on Amazon folks! Deals are offered all day to Prime Members, and this year it is for two whole days! 48 Hours of Deals folks! Beginning at 3:00AM Eastern time on July 15th! I will be checking in here often to keep a list of ongoing Prime Day Deals for Homesteaders and Gardeners! So check in often! Also, drop me a comment if you are looking for anything specific and I will keep it on my radar! Don’t have Prime? Sign up here today for a 30 day free trial! Now is the perfect time to try Prime out if you haven’t yet before. Get all those food preservation gadgets you need, gardening tools you wish you had, stock up on winter supplies, power tools and get the kids ready for back to school, all with a free month of Prime! Oh, and participate in Prime Day for the best deals of all! Maybe even start your holiday shopping? Related Articles You May Be Interested In: Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Homesteading Moms Holiday Gift Guide for Gardeners Seed Starting 101: Essential Seed Starting Equipment List Our favorite Homesteading & Gardening things in our Amazon Store! Finding the Deals I plan to update this post, everyday between now and until the end of Prime Days. The deals are overwhelming, and so I will be trying to track down the best ones for you and keep this post updated! If you see a deal…

How to Keep Your Seed Stash Organized

Do you have a million seed packets laying around? Than this post is for you! Today I am sharing with you my favorite system to keep your seed stash organized! If 2019 is your year to get organized, declutter, move toward a minimalist lifestyle, you need this if you are a gardener. It took me many years to finally find this system that actually works! I forget who shared this idea, but I know I first saw it on Instagram. I’d love to have you follow me on Instagram here if you aren’t already! Other related articles you may be interested in: Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Homesteading Moms Holiday Gift Guide for Gardeners! Essential Seed Starting Equipment All of our Homesteading and Gardening Favorites in our Amazon Shop! Photo Storage Boxes to Organize your Seed Packets How simple is this?!?!? And why did we all not think of this ourselves? Some genius out there realized how perfectly photo storage boxes work for seed packets. It’s like they were made to store seeds! They fit just right, snap closed, you can see through them so you know what is in each. It’s perfect really. And simple! Genius. My bags and boxes and bins of seeds  and seed packets are finally all neat and tidy.   Different Ways to Sort Your Seed Collection Yes, I have 3 cases of photo boxes for these 3 different categories. With just a few spare boxes in each case. Depending on your seed stash, you may need more or less. If you are like me though, go big! You will always have more seeds coming in. You can have a case for old seeds and new seeds! Flower seeds and veggie seeds! But 3…

Holiday Gift Guide for Gardeners

Are you shopping for a gardener this holiday season? Than you are in the right place! You will be sure to find something on this Holiday Gift Guide for Gardeners! Amazon Deals to Gift or Use Yourself! If you have waited to the last minute to shop, might I suggest you try Amazon Prime to get your package in 2 days or less?  Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial Or, even better, gift an Amazon Prime Membership!  Give the Gift of Amazon Prime See all of our favorite Homesteading and Gardening tools in our Amazon Shop! Shop thru Rakuten (formerly Ebates), and Earn Cash Back on Your Holiday Shopping! Before you start shoping online, if you haven’t joined Rakuten yet, you should. Especially if you do a LOT of online shopping!  Why not earn cash back for every purchase? After you join, add the Chrome Add On to your broswer. Every time you go to a shopping site that Rakuten works with, you will get a pop up reminding you to click thru Rakuten to your shopping site. It will tell you what percentage you can earn cash back on from that site, and also tell you if there are any online coupons for that site. How it works: Rakuten earns a commission for sending you to the retail site, and Rakuten shares their commission with you, and that is how you earn the cashback.This even works on many purchases on Amazon! Amazon pays cash back in many categories, but not all, so be sure to check it out! I have personally earned over $750 from Rakuten/Ebates over the years I have been using them. You can opt to have your cash back sent to you in a check, or deposited into your Paypal account…

A Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Homesteading Moms

A Complete Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Homesteading Moms! May is almost here, and that means that Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Do you know what you are giving as a gift this year? Whether it is your own mother, your grandmother, or your wife that you are shopping for, if she is into homesteading or gardening, you are sure to find something on this list that she will love!   Related articles you may also be interested in: Holiday Gift Guide for Gardeners Which Pressure Canner Should You Get? How to Keep Your Seed Stash Organized Our favorite Homesteading and Gardening tools in our Amazon Shop! Gardening Tools for Mother’s Day Gift Ideas All of these are things that I use myself in the garden and truly love. The right gardening tool, can make those tough jobs so much easier! The perfect gift, for the practical mom. Cobrahead Weeding Tool :  This is hand down my favorite weeder. Works great for those really hard to get weeds with deep roots, but also, turned on it’s side, to gently scrape up newly germinated seeds. Japanese Pruning Saw : This makes pruning so easy! Goes through thick branches like butter! Felco F-8 Pruners : These pruners are just not like the rest. They will hold up like no other, this is what the professionals use! Gorilla Cart Wagon : Great for touch jobs, easy tilt to unload. Great for filling with weeds, hauling compost, cleaning out animal bedding. This wagon is a work horse on my homestead! Basic Seed Starting Equipment Kit : This is a great beginners kit for starting seeds. Please see my article on Essential Seed Starting Equipment for a more detailed list.   Food Preservation & Kitchen Tools for Mother&#8217…