The Willard HomesteadThe Homestead, the Emporium and simple living on our funny farm.

  • Simplifying life.

    Join in whenever you can and feel free to comment on that day’s Check In post on the Willard Homestead facebook page
    This is meant to be fun and encouraging. Just a way to keep one another accountable to accomplish the things in our lives that we’re aiming for. For us right now, that’s a clutter free home!

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    My skin care blend

    This blend is all that I use on my face every day. It works wonders in every way, even in our harsh prairie summer sun and blistering cold winters! Since switching to essential oils for my face care, I haven’t had a single issue with eczema or psoriasis like spots! My face is seriously as soft as a baby’s bottom. There, I said it! lol

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    A new school year… minus the school! What to do, what to do?

    So there you have it. My big long ToDo list now that we’ve finished school.
    How about you? Do you have any new plans this year? Are you going to be decluttering or organizing your life? Or perhaps you’ve been wanting to, and need a little push to just do it, or help on how to start? Here’s a handy list I saw on facebook the other day! Maybe it’ll help some of you too!

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    A new facebook page!

    Hello everyone! Long time no talk! We’ve been busy behind the scenes working on some new things.

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    Some highlights from this week’s hyenacart stocking!

    I’m really good about sharing highlights on our facebook page, but the blog is often neglected. So, I thought this week I should share here too! These are just a handful of my favourites from this week’s stocking in our shop here: http://hyenacart.com/stores/HomesteadEmporium/

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    Spring Time!

    Gardening season will soon be upon us!
    I feel the rush of spring heading towards me at full speed. So much to do, so little time!

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    For the love of homemade soups

    When I was first married, I was quite terrified of making soup. Can you believe that?
    My husband grew up living close to both sets of grandparents. I often heard his stories of his grandmothers wonderful homemade soups, her cookies, and not to mention her pies, which I have yet to master…

  • Watching my girls grow up, a time of mixed emotions.

    *Re-sharing an old post because it’s that time of year again. That time when my babies turn another year older and I prepare my heart to accept it yet again. 🙂
    This year they are turning SIXTEEN!
    I’ll share some new photos soon.

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    Fabric Dyeing

    I thought I’d post a little about my dyeing process. If you’ve been around our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HomesteadEmporium) you’ll know that I love to dye fabrics. I won’t go into details about my own little ‘tricks’ of the trade but I do know a lot of you would love to see some of my works in progress, and possibly even my dyeing ‘station’, so I figured I may as well share here on the blog. I seem to be a horrible blogger, always shareing on facebook in little spurts of info instead. It fits my busy days better, but doesn’t always give the full scope of things around here.

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    Planting season, part 1

    We finished planting the garden last week, so I thought I’d take a moment to write down all we’ve planted this year. To one who has no interest in gardening, this will seem long and boring. If you are learning about gardening, this may be of interest. This is just our 3rd year planting on the homestead and we are learning as we go.