Cold and Flu Natural Remedies from the Kitchen

| January 11, 2013

From The Penny Pantry: Cold and Flu season is no fun.  It seems like everyone is hacking and coughing.  I want to wear a hazmat suit when I am out in public to protect myself against the swarm of flu bugs in the air. If or when the cold and flu catch up to me, [...]

Homemade Pie Tutorial

| November 21, 2011

From The Pioneer Woman: The following tutorial is from the wonderful Pam Regentin who graced the Lodge with her presence a couple of weekends ago for a pie workshop. Pam inspired everyone in attendance with her pie talents and has now compiled her best instruction and tips for the perfect pie crust. Follow her directions [...]

31 Days to Clean Videos (plus 50% off Ebook!)

| August 1, 2011

From Sara Mae at Raising Homemakers: Beginning on Monday, August 1st, there will be a new video each day encouraging you and helping you along the way with the Martha Challenges from 31 Days to Clean (see a sample video at 31daystoclean.com right now)! Jennifer Ross, a reader, has done a wonderful job showing you that you can [...]

No Air Conditioning: In Which I Remember How Much I Love Alaska

| June 3, 2011

I’ll be honest. I’m a wimp when it comes to the heat. I grew up in Alaska where the spiders are skinny and anemic little guys, snakes do not exist and the summers are beautifully reasonable and worth the wait of the long winter. Sigh. I sure miss that place.  Now that we live in the [...]

Two 48 Hour Sales at Vision Forum (Homestead Blessings 30% off!)

| March 16, 2011

Vision Forum is offering 30 % off  the purchase of any three or more Homestead Blessings DVDs until March 17 at midnight! Beautifully filmed and full of practical, down to earth, helpful lessons and advice. Mrs. West and her three daughters are a storehouse of information on a wide variety of  homemaking skills. We love this wonderful series and highly [...]

Putting the “Make” in Homemaker

| March 15, 2011

Here is an amazing website for those of you (like me) with Pottery Barn taste on a realistic budget.  Ana White is a homemaker who offers a huge assortment of free (relatively) simple plans and how-to tips for building your own Pricey Catalog inspired furniture.  You’ll find plans for beds of all sizes, nightstands, tables, bookshelves, desks [...]