• New product- HalfWrap Liners!

    This week we have a new product debuting on our hyenacart, HalfWrap Liners!
    These little liners are the baby to our PantyWraps (both shown below).

  • Monday’s on the Homestead in Pictures

    Pretty much every Monday morning I give our three youngest girls the morning off.
    hey get to sleep in until about 10, and I take care of the animal chores.

  • It’s almost time for the Dragon’s Den!

    Anyone who knows me well, knows I have an entrepreneurial drive. Of course, this means I love shows like the Dragons Den here in Canada, and the Shark Tank in the US.

  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to think about getting dirty!

    It’s that time of the year again!

    So many are saying winter is lasting too long and they can’t wait until it’s over. I say it’s going by much too fast! There’s so much to do before spring arrives!
    First and foremost on the agenda is planning and preparing for the garden!

  • The making of a product here at the Homestead Emporium

    (This is a repost of an older blog post from when we were still back in BC, we’ve since moved to the prairies but not much has changed except our work space is completely different, and Alesia no longer cuts for me, but still works behind the scenes putting up all our etsy listings. I now have another helper, Heather, who does all our hyenacart listings and Julia has begun helping me with cutting now that she’s just about 13 years of age. She’s been waiting a VERY LONG TIME (in her short 13 years!) to be a bigger part of the business! I swear this girl is going to take over Homestead Emporium one day, so watch out!)

  • Let’s talk about- liners.

    When I posted about my thong liner being featured on regretsy, it was all in fun. However, in reading the many comments on both of the featured posts, about the thong liner, and WHY would anyone even need one, it’s caused me to realize that there seems to be a WHOLE lot of misconceptions about liners!

  • Disposable pads vs. cloth

    Disposable pads vs. cloth: There is no comparison.

  • I’ve decided to make the switch, now what?

    So you’ve decided that you’re finally going to do it!

    You’re going to make that big switch, the switch from disposable pads, to cloth pads.

    Now what?

  • My pad stash

    I’d like to share some of my thoughts, before I share pics.
    I contemplated making this post password protected. It’s not that I’m embarrassed in any way to share pics of my pad stash! It’s simply because I’m not naive.

  • Welcoming in the new year with a contest.

    *Contest is closed, we have our winners!

    Drum roll please…
    We have our winners!

    Kayla D on January 5, 2015 at 10:37 pm said:
    Oooh, I would love a package from you. I have several pads, and two sets of nursing pads—you make FANTASTIC stuff! Your pads and nursing pads are by far superior to other brands!!

    Heather B. on January 24, 2015 at 11:20 pm said:
    I love all of your products! I have one of (or perhaps THE) first quilt and it is one of my most treasured possessions! My kids are cuddled up with it as I speak.

    Congratulations Kayla D. & Heather B.!
    Email me at homesteademporium@gmail.com to claim your prize!
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    This new year is a different one for us at the Homestead Emporium. Our main product line worldwide has always been our pads.

    However, we want to remind everyone that we’re not just all about pads.
    And with that, we’d like to offer you a chance to win a gift from us, open to all of you, world wide, including FREE shipping! Keep reading for details below!

    A Riainbow of Light Wrap Wing Pads.

    A Rainbow of Light Wrap Wing Pads.

    Since the beginning we’ve offered everything we could think of that was unique, and created with fabrics, to help our customers to live a healthier lifestyle.

    Homestead Emporium reusable cotton balls - cosmetic pads.

    Homestead Emporium reusable cotton balls – cosmetic pads.

    Our reusable cotton balls – cosmetic pads have always been a staple for many of our customers! While they may not be quite as creative as our line of pads, they are great for every day uses too numerous to count from cleaning off make up, to cleaning wounds, and some of our customers even use them for removing nail polish. I’ve even used them myself to patch an injured eye. You can’t get much gentler then bamboo velour for cleaning your skin or to aid in the healing process of ouchies.

    Hand Dyed Bamboo Velour Rainbow Quilt.

    Hand Dyed Bamboo Velour Rainbow Quilt.

    Our hand dyed bamboo velour quilts, another favourite luxury item of our awesome customers. What could be better then snuggling in the ultimate of softness?!
    Unlike their polyester fleece counterparts, bamboo velour blankets never make you overheated, but instead, simply cozy and warm.

    Bamboo Velour Custom Quilt.

    Bamboo Velour Custom Quilt.

    I’ve been working on my own bamboo velour quilt for going on two years now. lol My children’s quilts, and customers quilts, always come first. I’m determined to finish my soon though so I can stop ‘borrowing’ the ones I made for my girls.

    Bamboo Velour Baby Quilt.

    Bamboo Velour Baby Quilt.

    Perhaps I’ll have time to make more baby size quilts now too.

    Baby booties & lil'shroom mittens.

    Baby booties & lil’shroom mittens.

    Baby booties and mitts!

    Dyeing fabrics.

    Dyeing fabrics.

    We hope to offer hand dyed fabrics very soon too, possibly at this upcoming Friday’s stocking on our hyenacart, and soon after, in our etsy shop.

    Stack of fluffy dyed goodness.

    Stack of fluffy previously dyed goodness.

    We have lots of other products I’ve been wanting to stock recently as well, but we just haven’t had enough time in a day to get it all done. Be on the look out soon for more of the following.

    Luxury Cloths

    LuxuryCloths

    Super soft tissues.

    Tissues

    Lots more nursing pads!

    nursing pads

    Pillows.

    Pillows

    VersaPads!
    Created not just to be a change pad, but to be used everywhere you’re trying to avoid big clean ups, like on your bed for night time feeds. In your toddlers bed when potty training.
    Those were the two main reasons I created the VersaPad, due to constantly changing bedding in the middle of the night, especially with our twins! Our VersaPads saved me SO much time and energy in the middle of the night!

    versapad

    And last but not least, our pacifier blankets.

    Poppetjie

    The Poppetjie.

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    Our handy little blankie that saves you countless hours searching for the all elusive night time pacifier.

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    Our cloth pads will always be our main product line, but we hope ALL our customers will continue to enjoy all the other products we’ve created just for your family, from ours.

    *To enter into our contest for a completely FREE gift package from Homestead Emporium, simply leave a comment here, AND subscribe to our blog!
    It’s easy to subscribe, simply visit our blog’s home page here: http://homesteademporium.com/blog/
    And enter your email address into our SUBSCRIBE option found near the top right corner.

    To increase your chances in winning, share our blog with your friends and come back and let us know where you shared in another comment! If we receive lots of comments, and links back, we’ll increase the odds of winning by sending out MORE gift packages to MORE winners!

    The winner(s) will receive a complimentary set of facial cloths, a small bar of homemade soap, and more!