Essential Oils

Essential Oil Blending: Immune Support Blend For Ages 6 & Up

If you use essential oils, you may have encountered blends labeled as "Thieves" or similar. Mostly used as an "immune support" blend, they are often heavily used in the cooler months, when colds and similar crop up.┬áThe blend is designed as a powerful antimicrobial, and is used for fighting off infections and is often used… Continue reading Essential Oil Blending: Immune Support Blend For Ages 6 & Up

Essential Oils · Homesteading · Prepping

There’s An Oil For That: Essential Oils and The First Aid Kit

We keep extensive first aid kits in the truck, in our bug out kit, in every bathroom, and even the kitchen. Full of band aids, tweezers, scissors and a multitude of things. But one thing I keep in a safe place is my essential oils. Ready to grab if need be, and use. These tiny… Continue reading There’s An Oil For That: Essential Oils and The First Aid Kit

Prepping · Preserving · Recipes

Pantry Staples: Cranberry Chicken Rice

This recipe was originally a backpacking meal I made often for the oldest kid and I, and then I turned it into a family sized pantry staple. It's quick to make, and easy to store. It's also gluten-free (read your chicken choice though to be sure!) and can be made vegetarian as well, with drained… Continue reading Pantry Staples: Cranberry Chicken Rice

Crafting · crafts · DIY

Book Review: Finger Knitting Fun

Vickie Howell's new book, Finger Knitting Fun: 28 Cute, Clever, and Creative Projects for Kids, is a god send for me with my middle child. He wants to learn how to knit so badly, and well....if you have read my crafting posts you know I am 10 thumbs with knitting. I can do loom knitting,… Continue reading Book Review: Finger Knitting Fun