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

  • A Night On The Homestead

    I’m all out of things to write today, so I thought I’d share something I wrote a while back that was published in Bear Essential Life magazine.
    I love the cartoonist depiction of my story!

  • The United States of America has a new President. What to do now?

    Many have spent the past 18 months voicing their opinions very loudly on why Trump should not be voted in. Perhaps some of that time would have been better spent listening to why your fellow country men and women did not agree with you. Perhaps further discussion could have occurred if over half of your population had not been quieted, but instead been encouraged to share, and been heard.

  • Death of a pet

    Instead, I asked myself what would I want if I were Teagan? I know, again, some are moaning that he’s ‘just’ a dog…. But he’s MY dog. He’s MY responsibility right to the end. So I asked myself, what do I want in these days that could be Teagan’s last?

  • The History of Homestead Emporium

    As we celebrate our 12th year of creating, selling, and shipping our products all over the world, I’ve been reminiscing the past years in business.
    I thought I would share a bit of history with you about the beginnings of Homestead Emporium, and how we got to where we are now!

  • Taking a leap

    For many years now I’ve struggled with one thing that I can not seem to shake.
    Fear.

    If you’re up for it, stick around.
    The future could be a train wreck you won’t want to miss.
    Or… maybe… just maybe…
    You’ll see me learn to fly.

  • 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/