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  1. Memorial Day Staycation Supply List

    That luxurious vacation you had been planning since Mother’s Day last year might be on hold this summer but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan the perfect staycation at home. And a staycation can be just as rewarding plus less stressful and more affordable. It also might be the best option to unwind and reset.

    With Memorial Day just around the corner, you’ll need the perfect staycation supply list to make this a memorable holiday retreat.

    Backyard Camping Supplies

    If you’re an outdoor adventurer and enjoy sleeping under the stars, there’s nothing better than a little backyard camping. All you will need is a tent, some flashlights and bug spray to camp out in your backyard during your staycation. An

  2. 9 Unconventional Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

    MOM'S MIGHT HAVE had it rough this year so it’s never too early to dote on her. After all, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10. It’s coming up quickly. This year, avoid buying last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that could end up collecting dust or in the dumpster in less than a week. Whether you’re in the market for kitchen upgrades to help her morning routine run more smoothly or gadgets for the adventurer inside her, we wanted to share some recommendations for gear and tools she’ll use on a regular basis.

    For the Active Mom

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  3. Inside Outlets to Cope With COVID-19

    With stay-at-home orders in effect for Colorado and New Mexico and the push for mandatory social distancing as part of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), we’re making the most of our time at home.

    So, what happens when the unexpected happens? These days, we’re all quarantined and looking at ways to exert some energy during the weeks ahead.

    Weeks at home and local indoor and outdoor outlets shutting down call for some creative ways to while away the hours when we’re cooped up inside.

    If you’re stuck at home, what better time to read the books you’ve always wanted to but never had the time or using yo

  4. NOTE: This blog was originally published at https://simplelifehomesteading.blogspot.com/2020/02/lets-chat-about-tools-on-farmhomestead.html?m=1

    Let’s chat about tools on a farm/homestead...

    What is one of the most important tools to have on a farm/homestead?

    If someone were to ask you this, what do you think you would say?

    Tractor? Sure! that's a given, right?

    Hammer? Saw maybe? 

  5. Modernize Your Home With D.I.Y. Concrete Designs

    Modern home design has taken a different view by using durable materials that are immensely satisfying, stylish and simple.

    While “gorgeous” is not a term used when it comes to concrete, there are some project ideas that can be done with concrete as the primary material that adds a level of sophistication to your D.I.Y. projects.

    When people think of concrete, they might imagine cement mixers in the middle of construction sites, associating this material by building a house, a barn or securing a fence. But working with concrete is much simpler than it sounds. Their beauty lies in the raw, textured touch and modern appeal suitable for edgy interior designs and more.

    After finishing a project, look at these ideas for ways to use the leftover concrete that can transform the house into a modern indust

  6. Recycling ideas for your Christmas tree after the holidays

    There’s just something special about bringing a live Christmas tree into your home for the holidays. It makes the holidays more magical.

  7. D.I.Y. Seed Bombs ( Seed Balls)

    Click to learn more about seed bombs (also known as seed balls).

  8. Keeping Cool This Summer

    This blog is from wispyfeatherfarm.com, a colorado mama of 4 blogging about home life, homeschool, homesteading, farm animals, and aiming for the simple life.

    Have you ever noticed how the cold winters will seem to drag on but the warm summers just fly right by??? I feel that way every year! Summer has definitely showed up here in Colorado and we are feeling the heat. It's so nice here though because once that sun sets our temps drop quite a bit and it feels so good to lay in bed at night with the windows open.

    Today I'm sharing some ways we keep cool outside in the heat and at the same time it keeps the kids happy and entertained... and most a