6 Herbal Remedies for Cold and Flu Season

6 Herbal Remedies for Cold and Flu Season

Herbal remedies for cold and flusIt seems like every year the cold and flu season gets more and more intense. And every year, you get the flu shot being shoved in your face harder and harder.Is anyone else tired of feeling like you have no control over this situation?I know I am.So, let's go over six herbal remedies to help us fight back with confidence and gain control over our own life. Shall we.I think first and foremost we shall discuss...Essential oils.These little bad boys are the foundation to all things in our house. We use them daily. When it comes to an ailment, it's no doubt that they are the first thing that pops in our heads as a [...]

Pressure Cooker Beef Stew

Pressure Cooker Beef Stew

Pressure Cooker Beef Stew Recipe When the slightest bit of cool weather starts to roll in, we get way more excited than we probably should. We live where it is F-ing hot ALL. THE. TIME. Last thanksgiving; you know thanksgiving, a cold holiday that should be filled with sweaters and fireplaces lit, well, we had the air conditioning going. So, needless to say, we get super pumped the moment the temperatures drop to the 70's. Anyway, we have been fortunate enough to get a break from the heat. That means, our bellies want comfort food like beef stew and chili. And tonight we made beef stew. My old recipe called for a cook time of, pretty much, all day. This [...]

On Homesteading While Working 40 Hours a Week

On Homesteading While Working 40 Hours a Week

I thought I would take a second and talk about how my husband and I homestead while working 40 hours a week. It has taken a long time to get where we are today in our homesteading journey. I remember starting our journey in a little moldy apartment by the beach. We had a little container garden that held our tomatoes and blueberries. We had seedlings growing on a make shift garden window (a shelf that hung between the two cabinets in front of the window, Hey you gotta do what you gotta do right!) I learned how to make deodorant and can strawberry jam. We had no idea what we were doing but knew exactly where we wanted to [...]

No Refrigeration Required?!

No Refrigeration Required?!

  Let's talk eggs people! Now I've gotten some eyebrows raised when I tell people we keep our eggs out on the counter. Wait, you think we are crazy too? Well listen up y'all, FRESH-OUT-OF-THE-CHICKENS-BUTT EGGS do not have to be refrigerated. You see when the chicken lays an egg, the egg has a protective antibacterial coating over it, called the "egg bloom". The bloom closes all the pores on the egg preventing bacteria and oxygen from entering the egg, allowing it to stay fresh longer without refrigeration. Once the egg is cleaned, the bloom is removed and it must go into refrigeration. We leave our eggs out on the counter for about a week. Yes poop, straw and all [...]

Medicinal Herb Series: 6 Benefits of Lavender

Medicinal Herb Series: 6 Benefits of Lavender

Medicinal herb series: Lavender Oh my, let's talk lavender for a second shall we. I mean, there is nothing quite like it. The fragrance just fills the air with this delicate aroma. The flowers stand tall and proud. The deep purple color just pops against the muted green leaves. It is just a heavenly plant that is filled with medicinal properties that you should not be without. Let's do it to it. Growing lavender Lavender, or lavendula angustifolia, part of the mint family. It is a drought tolerant plant that loves full sun. Allowing for adequate soil drainage can help keep this plant happy and thriving. Lavender is a bush that grows best in zones 5-9. It is a hardy [...]