DIY Facial Scrub and Mask

We don’t like to spend a bunch of money on fancy facial or beauty products.  Not only do we find most of them unnecessary, but we are also turned off by all the chemicals that they contain.  Furthermore, we find most of them (ESPECIALLY the organic ones) cost-prohibitive.  So, what’s to do? … Read more

Homemade Natural Cleaners – Getting Started

Homemade Natural Cleaners

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know we like to do things as naturally as possible.  One area that this is especially true is when it comes to cleaning a home.  Homemade natural cleaners are one of the best DIY projects.  Are you ready to get started with … Read more

Prepping for Beginners – Top 5 Tips

Are you a “prepper?”  Know what a prepper is?  Think “prepping” is just for those “crazy” people who worry about the armageddon, zombies taking over, and/or the world coming to an end? For those of you who don’t know – a prepper is generally considered to be a person who takes seriously … Read more

Homemade Soy Candles

Soy Candles

Today we are excited to bring you another post in the Homemade Christmas series.  (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) We love this post because it can work as a gift for just about anyone and it is incredibly easy to make.  You can also customize it … Read more

DIY Glass Magnets

DIY Glass Magnets

Here’s another short series here on Little Homesteaders.  (The other series being Thanksgiving with a Twist.)   We love to craft and we love to give people gifts.  So this year we thought we might put those two interests together and make some Christmas gifts for friends and family.  Want to join us? … Read more

Starting Seeds with Grow Lights

Jump Start 4' T5 Grow Light System (Stand, Fixture & Tube)

I was having some trouble starting seeds this fall. I would get my pots all set.  I filled them up with a wet seed-starting mix.  The seeds were planted at just the right depth and then nothing would come up or the seeds would sprout but then grow really, really slowly. So, … Read more

DIY Plant Labels

DIY Plant Labels

I love to add whimsical and fun touches to my gardens.  It makes me smile to see things in the garden while I’m working that we’ve created at home or that my kids have crafted for me. Additionally, I’ve mentioned before that I often have trouble labeling what I’ve planted.  So, I … Read more

Homemade Insecticidal Soap

Homemade Insecticidal Soap

You guys. I feel almost guilty about posting this recipe!  It is so simple, so easy and so cheap.  But let’s not start there, shall we?  Let’s start at the beginning. You see… I had a bit of an aphid problem in my garden.  A few plants had aphids and since we … Read more

Preserving Basil 101: Tips, Tricks and The Basics

Freshware Silicone Mold, Chocolate Mold, Candy Mold, Ice Mold, Soap Mold for Chocolate, Candy and Gummy, Peanut Butter Cup, 30 Cavity

Fall is beginning to set in and cooler weather can be felt in most of the country.  We’re even below 100 degrees this week!  Finally!  Some relief! For those of us who garden, this immediately turns our minds to our gardens and what the change of weather means for our plants.  One … Read more

Simple Seed Viability Test

"Fall Back" 10 Organic Vegetable Seeds to Plant in Late Summer By Botanical Interests in Gift Box

I love buying seeds. My local nursery makes it particularly enticing by carrying row after row of the beautiful Botanical Interest brand seeds but I even love to go to Home Depot and browse their racks of Burpee and other more common brands. Most seasons I’ll buy way more seeds than I … Read more