Posted by Bonnie
I want to start by saying I am a recent believer in the power of an herbal salve. I have always been a modern medicine junkie – I believe in it. I use prescriptions when prescribed and if I get a scrape, I use an antibacterial cream. So what changed? After having my second child six months ago (and living in a Canadian climate with harsh, dry winters), I have had daily flare-ups of hives and dry patches of red skin that are extremely itchy. I’ve tried all kinds of expensive lotions and medicinal ointments to find relief with no success. Since moving to our own homestead I have been trying to become more self-sufficient and live more naturally. I figured I would roll up my sleeves and give salve making a try – and LET.ME.TELL.YOU…. Within literally moments of slathering my salve on my skin, the red patches and hives disappear. One of our dogs recently got frostbite on her paws, and now we treat the dogs paws before they go outside; No more frostbite and no more ice damage.
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Posted by Kyle
As a fitness enthusiast, one thing that I wasn’t entirely prepared to give up on when moving to the homestead was a gym. This posed a bit of a problem however because we aren’t particularly close to any fitness clubs not to mention the cost of membership! We have had something of a epiphany when it comes to frugality lately, and have entered what we call “austerity mode.”
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Posted by Kyle
Exercise has been a constant throughout most of my life. I would even go so far as to say that it is my favorite hobby. In that regard I count myself very lucky as I know that for most it is a dreaded activity done out of necessity, not enjoyment. For me, it started way back when I was 12 years old. Grade 6 was not my best year; I was chubby, out of shape and didn’t feel great about myself. So when the sign went up at school looking for run club members, I figured, what the heck let’s give it a shot.
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Posted by Bonnie
All opinions in this post, as in everything I write, are mine and mine alone. I am in no way affiliated with Rustoleum and the information in this article is from my own experience with no influence from any 3rd party.
When we bought this house we were excited with the kitchen but it was really ugly. I wanted to update the appliances and the counter top was a very unattractive, water damaged blue laminate. The reason we were excited was because the cabinets were in super good shape inside and out; from our previous renovations we know first hand how expensive cabinets are so we were glad not to replace them… Problem being they were a natural oak color which didn’t appeal to us (me) AT ALL. Kyle wanted to leave them as they were but I REALLY wanted to paint them and promised that (at 7 months pregnant) I would handle everything from taking them off the hinges to prepping, painting, and replacing them.
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