Yummy spice rub recipes are the topic today. I have a spice rub recipe for everyone’s tastes – beef, chicken, pork and fish. These are great for home use but I love to give these out for gifts as well. You can feel good about making these spice rubs because you’ll be choosing your spices and leaving unneeded additives or MSG. If you have a herb garden, you could dry some for these recipes and they’ll be even better!
Life skills every kids needs – it is a topic that has been on my mind a lot lately. It never ceases to amaze me that kids graduate high school with out many (if not all) of these basic life skills. I know schools are under-funded and parents are over-worked but ya’ll our kids are the future; we need to prepare them for it.
So I sat down I started to think about the skills I lacked at graduation. Additionally I though about what I am seeing woefully overlooked in the young adults and kids I meet in the world today. Now I’m not saying this list is the end-all, be-all, of every skill they’ll ever need to know. But in my humble opinion this is a pretty good place to start.
I’d love to hear your additions – so please leave those in the comments. Also, be sure to check out Vintage Skills Kids Need for more ideas!
Now on to the LIST!…
I think there is much we could be learning from the Amish life. I’m not ready to give up electricity or many of the other modern conveniences I enjoy; but I still find the Amish life very fascinating. So how can we take some of the Amish life ideals and incorporate them into our own lives?
I don’t consider myself an Amish life expert but I have read about their lives and beliefs enough to form an opinion. While I can’t say it is a life I would choose I find there is much to be respected and learned from it. Our modern lives, even as homesteaders, can be overwhelming. Most people I know use the words, “I’m so busy.”, on a regular basis. We are really too busy. So I guess the brings me to my first point of learning from Amish life:…
It is that time of the year again! I know how busy we’ll all be – whether you send your kids off to school or homeschool. So I’ve collected some awesome Back to School Crock Pot Recipes to help you out! These recipes from me and some of my blogging friends should make your transition back to school just a little bit easier.
Crock Pot Recipes
I think I use my crock pot more in the fall then any other time of the year! I love have an arsenal of fantastic crock pot recipes available and these are some of my favorites. …
I have a few simple ways you can start living within your means today. Living with your means; many of us aren’t even familiar with this term. By definition, means refers to a person’s income or assets; so living within one’s means is to not spend greater than your income or assets. It is a foreign concept in our modern world but it is a skill we can still acquire!
Living Within Your Means
I’ve compiled 10 tips and questions you can go through to help us all start living within our means. If you are like us you may be paying off some debt from times you didn’t live like this; but don’t be discouraged. It is NEVER too late to start, trust me. Living within the parameters of our budget isn’t always easy. There are certainly temptations to spend and over spend on a pretty regular basis. But ultimately we don’t want to look like we are wealthy while we are struggling to pay the electric bill.
Tips for Living Within Your Budget…