Natural Remedies

Choosing Thankfulness on a Toilet Plunger Kind of Day

Choosing Thankfulness on a Toilet Plunger Kind of Day

  A Toilet Plunger Kind of Day Today's been the kind of day where I...
Essential Oils Deodorant for Men

My New, Simpler Version of Essential Oils Deodorant for Men

A while back, Mr. Native Texan made the switch from his mainstream deodorant (bleh) to this...
Search online to find local nature spots

5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {#3 Choose the Right Spot}

Hopefully you've already read my first two tips for a successful nature walk with kids....
5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids

5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {#2 Make It a Habit}

We're huge fans of nature walks here at the Yankee Homestead.  And after years of...
5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids

5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {#1 Find a Buddy}

Although fall is probably my favorite time of year for nature walks, anytime is a...
On Guard Products

Reader Q&A: How to Make Your Own On Guard Blend

'Tis the season for On Guard! I received several questions about this powerful blend via...
Leftover Brown Rice, Glorified

Leftover Brown Rice with Pine Nuts, Raisins & Spinach

Here's an easy way to jazz up leftover brown rice.  With a few simple additions,...
What's so great about gelatin

What’s So Great about Gelatin?

Last week, I shared a few recipes for Healthy Gummy Treats.  They're a new favorite...
Wool Dryer Ball Update

Wool Dryer Ball Update

  We've been using these Wool Roving Dryer Balls for several months now.  Previously, I...
Nut-Free Pesto

Nut-Free Pesto

Are you growing basil?  Is it going crazy right about now?  Our basil is growing...
Always Keep a Change of Clothes in the Car

Always Keep a Change of Clothes in the Car

  This post is dedicated to my friend Teresa, who taught me to Always Keep...
Healthy Gummy Treats

Healthy Gummy Treats

  Recently, I shared our nifty new idea of serving lunch in a muffin tin....
Books -- spring 2014

3 More Books I’m Reading

I finished up most of the books from my spring reading list before Baby Brother arrived, and...
Serve Lunch in a Muffin Tin

Serve Lunch in a Muffin Tin

What a great idea!  I can't claim the credit--I'm sure I saw this somewhere on...
Real Food Meal Plan for Vacation

New LunchBots Dots Snap-on Lid Covers {dishwasher-safe}

Stainless steel divided LunchBots containers are my favorite way to pack meals on the go,...