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Year 2016: Top 10 Most Popular Homesteading Posts of The Year!

by Tammy Taylor~

We’ve been sharing the most popular homesteading posts of the year for each year I’ve had this little ole blog of mine.  Today we’ll be looking at the year 2016.  That was the year that many of my most popular posts of all were published.  Posts such as making homemade face powder and an easy homemade laundry-scent booster.  Recipes such as depression-era chocolate crazy cake using no eggs, milk or butter, and my mix-n-pour tortilla recipe. Even a handy storage solution for my unused canning jars and MORE!  C’mon y’all – check it out!  And be sure to be watching next week when I finally share the top homesteading posts for this year!

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Want To Keep Christ In Christmas?

by Tammy Taylor~

For fellow Christians who really want to keep Christ in Christmas, there’s no need to demand that companies say ‘Merry Christmas’ instead of ‘Happy Holidays’ or shout about the design on a disposable cup.  It’s actually much easier than you’d think.

Let’s all strive for a kinder, gentler holiday season this year.

Do you really want to keep Christ in Christmas? There's no need to demand that companies say 'Merry Christmas' instead of 'Happy Holidays' or shout about the design on a disposable cup.  It's actually much easier than you'd think.  Let's all strive for a kinder, gentler holiday season this year. #TaylorMadeHomestead

~TMH~

 

Thinking of Adding a Pup to Your Home this Christmas?

by Tammy Taylor~

When the kids were little we brought home a little black mini-toy poodle – our youngest named him ‘Toto.  Yep, you can just guess which of her favorite movies our daughter had just watched!  Toto was her constant companion from the time she was 4 years old until she was grown.  When she moved out after she graduated high school she even took him with her.  He lived a long time & died at a ripe old age of 14 years, well loved all the way through.

Are you thinking of adding a pup to your home? That's AWESOME! But be sure you're ready for the commitment. #TaylorMadeHomestead

 

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2015 – The Most Popular Homesteading Posts!

by Tammy Taylor~

So we’ve already shared the top 10 posts in 2013, my very first year writing this blog.  Then last week I shared the top 10 posts from 2014.  Shall we keep the fun going?  I think we should!  Today I’m sharing the top 10 most popular posts from 2015.  That’s the year I first shared my light & fluffy sandwich bread recipe.  (Oh how I tried for years & FAILED at making fluffy bread!)  I also share the important thing to remember when you’re reading your friend’s Facebook posts. And there was a 30-day challenge at a grocery spending freeze (interesting things learned there!)  There are some fun recipes and some Homestead Hacks and way MORE!  Check it out, y’all!

2015 - Top 10 Homesteading Posts of the year! Homemade bread, grocery spending freeze, recipes & MORE! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Homestead Hack: Saving Your Fingernails When Cleaning

by Tammy Taylor~

We’ve all been there.  You scrub & scrub your stove but that tiny little stuck-on piece is being stubborn.  You scratch at it with your fingernail to dry to dislodge it.  But since your hands have been in the water, those fingernails don’t have the same ooomph as when they’re dry.  So you continue to scrub instead.  But I’m all for not spending more time cleaning that necessary.  And sometimes the easiest solution to a problem is also the simplest.  Check out this handy Homestead Hack.  Use Whatcha Got!

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Keeping the JOY in Christmas

by Tammy Taylor~

I love Christmas!  There, I’ve said it.  I really do.  Of course as a Christian, the celebration of the birth of Christ is deeply meaningful for me.  And there’s the festive decorations adorning our small tree.  I even add edible ornaments (ie: candy canes).  So if the grandbabies visit they’re welcome to eat our Christmas decorations.  LOL

I love gathering with our extended family who have always been a close-knit group. Whichever family member is hosting Christmas in any given year has only to provide some of the food.  We each bring our favorites to contribute to the meal.  That way no one family is burdened with doing everything themselves.  But even with all this seasonal joy I find myself falling into a dark funk sometimes. Maybe you do too?

 

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2014 – Top 10 Homesteading Posts

by Tammy Taylor~

Last week I shared with you the top 10 most popular posts from 2013.  It was the year I started this little ole blog of mine at RancherMan’s insistence.  Back then it helped to keep my mind busy while my body healed from breast-cancer surgery.  But I loved it and continued on even after my doc gave me the go-ahead to return to ranch work.  Now let’s take a look at 2014.  That year our top most popular posts included my homemade biscuit recipe, tips on decluttering, the very first ‘Use Whatcha Got’ post and more.  Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this compilation of the top 10 most popular posts from 2014.  Be sure to tune in next week when we take a blast-from-the-past journey to 2015!

2014 - Top 10 most popular post including my homemade biscuit recipe, tips on decluttering, the very first 'Use Whatcha Got' post and more! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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MYO Chalkboard Labels For 2-Part Canning Lids

by Tammy Taylor~

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So I love to dehydrate food.  My pantry is filled with gleaming jars of dehydrated produce.  I’ve got sliced and diced carrots, sliced & diced onions, squash, okra and more.  Pretty much anything I’ve grown in my garden I’ve dehydrated.  I’ve turned into quite the dehydrating queen since obtaining my *Excalibur Dehydrator.  Heck those 9 huge trays let me dehydrate so much more than I ever could before!  When that produce is dehydrated I place them in clean jars in the pantry.  I wanted to have chalkboard labels for my jars.

Chalkboard Labels on jars in the pantry. I wanted chalkboard labels for the top of my storage jars. But I found a way to make them myself for CHEAP! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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8 Great Gifts For Your Environmentally-Aware Friends

by Tammy Taylor~

It seems everyone wants to tread a little lighter on the earth – I love that!  Are you searching for environmentally-friendly gifts for your friends?  Handmade items are all the rage this year.  If you just don’t have time to make homemade soap or natural beeswax food wraps you can find many handmade gift options at our Online store, and I’d be honored if you’d hop in & check it out.  But below are other sustainable gift ideas for your green-minded friends and family.

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