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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Unboxing of Norwex Cleaning Kit - Is It Worth The Money?

Have you heard of Norwex? I hadn't either until my friend invited me for a party to check it out and I was so impressed by what she had cleaned in her home. I am sharing my unboxing of my Norwex cleaning kit I ordered. I am pretty frugal so for me to spend on this kit shows I really like the products but I will review them all and share my results in case you are wondering if the Norwex cleaning products work and do what they really claim.

Let me know if you have tried and use the products. I am interested to know what you think and what is your favorite item.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Simple Saturday Blog Link Party 6/17


   

Welcome back to another week of the Simple Saturdays Blog Hop! We can not wait to see what you have been up to! 


This blog hop is brought to you by a group of co-hosts committed to the simple ways of life and learning to be more self reliant.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to do more for ourselves in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!

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Anything and everything related to a more simple way of life or self reliance....
Homesteading, prepping, gardening, cooking/recipes/food, livestock of all varieties, off-grid, natural living, wellness/wholeness and healthcare, herbal, DIY and MYO.

**Please note: By linking to this Blog Hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include 1 photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. **

Congratulations to our Featured Bloggers!

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Gluten Free A-Z - How to Cook Turnips So They Taste Good
Lamberts Lately - How to Refinish a Farmhouse Table
The Country Chic Cottage - Make Mosquito Repellent Candles


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Friday, June 16, 2017

Last Spring Garden Tour - Keeping Garden Alive In Hot Weather

We have had a beautiful spring but high heat and summer weather has arrived. Keeping the garden alive in hot temperatures is always a struggle.

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Enjoy the last spring garden tour below and while you are there, follow us on Youtube.



Tips to Keep the Garden Going in Hot Weather

Plant plants that are for summer growing season. Things like pansies are going to fade quick in hot weather so I go around and pull spring plants as the hot weather arrives.

If you don't get rain, water daily if needed. Set sprinklers to run in morning hours before evaporation takes place.

For containers, I water in the morning and in very hot weather, I may give them an afternoon or evening drink as well. Move containers to more shade for heat waves if they are easily moved.

Mulch deeply. A two in layer of mulch can lower the surface temperature over 20 degrees and keeps moisture in the ground.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Simple Saturdays Blog Link Party


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Welcome back to another week of the Simple Saturdays Blog Hop! We can not wait to see what you have been up to!


This blog hop is brought to you by a group of co-hosts committed to the simple ways of life and learning to be more self reliant.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to do more for ourselves in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!

What Can I Post?

Anything and everything related to a more simple way of life or self reliance....
Homesteading, prepping, gardening, cooking/recipes/food, livestock of all varieties, off-grid, natural living, wellness/wholeness and healthcare, herbal, DIY and MYO.

**Please note: By linking to this Blog Hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include 1 photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. **

Congratulations to our Featured Bloggers!

Most Viewed





Hosts' Choice




Ready to get to the hop?  Add your link below:


Friday, June 9, 2017

Mini Fairy Garden, DIY Worm Composter, Small Front Yard Orchard - Garden Update June 9th

A little video tour of our front yard garden for June. See our Mini Fairy Garden, DIY Worm Composter, Small Front Yard Orchard and what is growing right now.




Here is the slow cooker peach cobbler recipe.
A miniature fairy house to start your own mini fairy garden.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

How We Keep Our Trailer Organized While Camping

I thought there was no better time, than in the middle of a camping trip, to share how we keep our trailer organized while camping. I filmed a little video that will show you where and how I keep things and is also an updated tour of our Forest River Trailer we have had for 11 years.

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Trailer Organization Ideas:

1. Daily, preferably in the morning, do a thorough pick up and wipe down. A clean trailer is a happy trailer. In such a small space everything needs to have a place.

2. Don't over pack. That is hard, trust me, I know, but take what you need an always keep thining your supplies out. Like in a home, if you haven't used it in a year or two, you might not need that as far as the interior items are concerned. Of course tools and trailer maintenance stuff should always be kept in good supply.

3. Use vertical and over the door space as much as you can. Command hooks are my key to keeping camping supplies up off the floor and organized in their place.

4. Find a place for dirty laundry. I use a pop up hamper and if we are at the beach and things are wet and sandy, I keep it outside next to the door. No wet or sandy things in the trailer and when you get home, all your laundry can be carried to the washer in one container.

5. Keep things together in one common place. We keep a large shoe basket that holds all of our shoes in one place. Clothes are kept in closets or drawers for hubby and I. Each child brings their own duffel for their clothes that stays on their bunk.

A few steps can help to keep your RV organized and make for a much easier and more enjoyable trip.

Video tour of our RV:

If you watch this video, you will see how and where I keep everything on our first trip out this summer. I am in the midst of converting an unused bunk, to a storage shelf to make camping even more organized.



Below are links to my favorite RV organizing must haves.

Expandable cabinet organizer: http://amzn.to/2sG41wu
Over the door hook: http://amzn.to/2s8cJ9V
Happy camper calendar: http://amzn.to/2rUVeu3
Command Hooks: http://amzn.to/2rUJnfw
Hanging tier wire basket: http://amzn.to/2sGdIe6
Hanging wire basket: http://amzn.to/2s84FWC
Nina Soft Spin Dryer: http://www.laundry-alternative.com/ou...

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Five On Friday - Camping News













We are back after a wonderful week of camping in the mountains in our little home away from home. Yes, you heard me. We did not sell our trailer. I am so happy to tell you all that. Camping is my favorite hobby/family activity. When our truck was totaled by another driver last year, I thought we would not be able to replace it but we decided to not give up our love of camping in our trailer. With the help of Colley Ford, and an awesome set of rebates and a great deal, we are set to camp again for a very long time.

So there she is. Our 11 year old Surveyor trailer is my favorite little place to be. She got all dolled up with a new awning just before we left for a week in our local mountains. We did something different where my hubby commuted down the hill to his office at the base of the mountains for several of the days. My youngest and I hit lots of sights and took a hike and had just the best time and in the evening, dad would pull in and we would have dinner and a campfire or watch a movie. So much fun.

I love my little trailer kitchen and found the cutest vintage towels to add to her. I am working on some upcoming RV TIPS posts for all of you. The are some of my most viewed posts on this blog. I will link to them below.

Hiking and doing some antiquing at a shop very near the campground is something we always do each trip. We have two more weeks scheduled up at our favorite mountain spot this summer so you will see more.

View all our camping and RV hacks and tips here: Camping tips.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New Accessories For Our Travel Trailer

Good news, we are keeping our trailer because we now have a new tow vehicle. Each year as camping season approaches, I pick up new accessories for our travel trailer.

I look at the trailer as my play house, my RV is a my home away from home so I like to deck it out with cute touches but also practical things that keep our trailer organized.

woodland towels, rv bathroom

The bathroom got some new colorful towels. Trailers are always a bland brown beige color theme and I like to add pops of color. I keep a woodland theme and these cute towels were from Walmart. The hanging metal basket organizer is not new but I use it to keep my makeup back and hair brushes. The counter gets cluttered and this keeps my stuff up off the trailer bathroom counter and organized in one handy place.
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Watch my video of all my new accessories for the trailer and follow me on youtube for video content that doesn't always get posted here on the blog.


And one more new video of a gift for the trailer from my daughter. Something I have been wanting for a long while.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Patriotic Porch Flowers

Busy getting the front porch ready for Memorial day with some patriotic flowers. The hubby is out of commission with a bum foot so it was up to me and I decided to add prim tea stained American flags to go with the warm colors of table and decorative pillows.

Memorial day decor,

container gardening

patriotic outside decorating ideas

Primitve American flags are the colors I tend to prefer cause they go with my deeper colors in the house and now the front porch.  You can watch the video of our Memorial day decor here and let me know how you think it came out. Feed those blooms with our homemade frugal flower fertilizer. And if you like our videos, you can follow us on Youtube.


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Backyard Garden Tour - May 2017

Would you like to see a backyard garden tour of our little piece of Heaven? See the barbecue area and the vintage sink where the Mr. makes all that barbecue magic happen. We have been working hard and our perennials are so full and ready to bloom.




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