Learning to freeze food in glass jars is not just a quaint homesteading trick. It’s actually another way to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals in plastic food storage containers and disposable plastic bags.Read More
I’ll admit it: I used to look down on the lowly meatloaf, that classic dinner dish served for decades by housewives across the nation. That is, until I met this Paleo Crockpot Sweet Potato Meatloaf. This ain’t your grandma’s meatloaf!Read More
Homemade Shower Vapor Disks have been on my must-try list for some time now. When I finally made a batch for my family, I couldn’t believe how easy it was!
Perfect for a cold winter day as well as for casual entertaining, this Paleo Crockpot Chili is about as easy as it gets.
In fact, it’s become my go to recipe for hosting dinner guests. If you’ve eaten at my home in the last year or so, it’s likely you dined on this Paleo Crockpot Chili. Since our guests continue to rave about the recipe, I thought my Yankee Homestead readers might enjoy it, too.Read More
You won’t even believe how easy it is to whip up this DIY Holiday Room Spray. And it smells just like Christmas!
It’s perfect for stashing in the bathroom, or any room where you’d like to add some holiday aromas. This DIY Holiday Room Spray also makes a great gift! It’s completely nontoxic and, as opposed to synthetic varieties, this homemade room spray will actually support the health and wellness of any folks who breathe the air inside your home.
Looking for one handy list of all kinds of yummy Holiday Diffuser blends?
Today’s your lucky day! Stash this free printable list of 40 Holiday Diffuser Blends near your diffuser, and be ready to enjoy the scents of the season at a moment’s notice.Read More
Leftover turkey is a good problem. Heck, leftover anything is a good problem! Am I right?
As I always say, leftovers are a mom’s best friend.
But sometimes all that cooked turkey can pose a challenge. Who has the energy to think up creative dishes when you’ve just survived one big holiday and are headed directly into another even bigger holiday?Read More
Skip the toxins! Instead, use essential oils to give your home a cozy aroma with these fall diffuser blends.
Did you know that most scented candles, plug ins and room sprays actually polute the air of your home? It’s true. When you burn a scented candle, it adds known toxins to the air your family breathes. You can read more about that here. Cozy, right?
Essential oils, on the other hand, do more than make your house smell like Apple Pie, Autumn Leaves, or Gingersnaps. When diffused into the air, essential oils actually cleanse and purify the air.
AND when essential oils are inhaled from the air, they provide Read More
Looking for non-gadget learning toys for preschoolers? You’re in luck…I’ve got a few ideas to share!
Here at the Yankee Homestead, we try to choose the types of toys and activities that foster creativity and build real skills.
Listed below are our very favorite learning toys for preschoolers…from a homeschooling mom of three boys.Read More
Well, I finally crossed off “Homemade Vanilla Extract” from my DIY bucket list. And guys, it’s so easy that I’m kinda embarrassed to have put it off for so long!
Homemade Vanilla Extract tastes amazing, is more cost effective than pure vanilla extract from the store, and makes a great gift. In fact, if you get started right away, you can even give Homemade Vanilla Extract as a gift this Christmas.Read More