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The Truth About Beekeeping
The Truth About Beekeeping

Today we’re talking about beekeeping. People ask us about beekeeping all the time and we have had varied experience with beekeeping and we’re gonna be brutally honest with you. We hope you’re excited about beekeeping and what it might look like. How we started beekeeping Lacey…

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Top 3 Benefits of Beekeeping
Top 3 Benefits of Beekeeping

We are going to talk about some of the benefits of beekeeping. These are just the top three practical benefits, so if you know more let us know in the comments or tell us by joining our community. Also, we suggest you read our blog about starting beekeeping if these benefits sparks your passion…

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Making easy, cheap, and non-toxic laundry soap
Making easy, cheap, and non-toxic laundry soap

In this blog, we are going to share how we make our skin-friendly, environment-friendly, and non-toxic laundry soap. As we are all about natural health and wellness we make sure that our soap making and the resulting soap are not only easy and cheap to make but non-toxic to use. It works really…

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How to get rid of a bad smell in your house?
How to get rid of a bad smell in your house?

This is a story about stinky things. We are going to talk about how to get rid of bad smell in your house. We live on a far where it is hot outside and things get really smelly around here often. Whether its something rotting, decaying, or an animal doing something stinky, we have a

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The Self-Reliant Myth
The Self-Reliant Myth

Every Man for Himself True self-reliance is very self-centered. It’s kind of a revelation if you think about it… For years we have been learning and trying to implement more self-sufficient ways. Farming, gardening, planting fruiting perennials, learning about livestock care, and…

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Beekeeping: FAQs, and tips.
Beekeeping: FAQs, and tips.

If you are just getting started with beekeeping or doing it already, and you want to know more about bees then you have come to the right place. Here are some the frequently asked beekeeping from our community. We have answered them in our podcast but we also wanted to share it with you on

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How to start beekeeping, things you should know
How to start beekeeping, things you should know

Where to get bees? How much does it cost to start beekeeping? If you’re like most people these are the main questions you have about beekeeping. For us, we get bees from a variety of different places. We have caught swarms before, we have even tried to extract bees from houses. But…

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Garden: Solution to Quarantine Blues
Garden: Solution to Quarantine Blues

How has your week been? I don’t know about you, but I spent the last week hoping that April 1st would come with a global APRIL FOOLS announcement and we’d be over the hump of this mysterious time and into the next phase. We’ll be fine, I know that’s true. So, what are we…

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My Trade Coffee Subscription Experience
My Trade Coffee Subscription Experience

Have you found what type of coffee lover you are? Then subscribe now and get in the wonderful world of hassle-free coffee with your first free bag! So, what is a Trade Coffee Subscription? Trade Coffee Subscription is an online retailer of coffee that matches people with over 50 roasters and…

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Stinging Nettles and why they are good for you
Stinging Nettles and why they are good for you

On this blog we are going to talk about stinging nettles and its health uses. Nettles are super good for this time of year for allergies, for all kinds of inflammation and it makes a really good tea. The tricky bit about it though is that they are stinging. If you touch them without gloves

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Permaculture: An insight, a lifestyle, a lesson
Permaculture: An insight, a lifestyle, a lesson

Hey everybody! So we wanted to talk to you about a movie we recently watched about permaculture. It’s called Inhabit. It was a really well-done movie and it was posted for free for a week and we took advantage of that. So we gathered the family and made it a movie night. We also did

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‘What am I doing wrong?’, A Network Marketing business struggle, Part 4
‘What am I doing wrong?’, A Network Marketing business struggle, Part 4

Welcome to the last part of the series of blogs called, ‘What am I doing wrong?’, A Network Marketing Business struggle. If you haven’t read the previous ones, here they are! Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Just click which ones you haven’t read yet. For this last part, we…

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‘What am I doing wrong?’, A Network Marketing business struggle, Part 3
‘What am I doing wrong?’, A Network Marketing business struggle, Part 3

Here we are at the third installment of ‘What am I doing wrong?’, A Network Marketing business struggle series. If you haven’t read the second part you can read it here. Nevertheless, we will reveal the third C here in this blog post, which will help you achieve success in the…

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‘What am I doing wrong?’, A Network Marketing business struggle, Part 2
‘What am I doing wrong?’, A Network Marketing business struggle, Part 2

So this is the second part of the blog post ‘What am I doing wrong?’, A Network Marketing business struggle. But this time we’ll talk about what the C4 understanding really is. We’ll talk about commitment and capability which is very important in engaging with a Network…

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‘What am I doing wrong?’, A Network Marketing business struggle
‘What am I doing wrong?’, A Network Marketing business struggle

Self-Care, Vision, Mentoring, Planning, Mindset, Creativity… these are words you’ll often hear in the modern network marketing business industry. If you want to be successful in network marketing you have to have the words mentioned. But what you maybe don’t know about is that…

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Collecting Eggs from Backyard Chickens
Collecting Eggs from Backyard Chickens

In this blog, I’ll take you to our backyard where I’ll be checking on the chickens and their eggs… and hopefully, we’ll be collecting some eggs! So a little background, we’ve had chickens for seven years now, and the current one is our third batch for this year. A…

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How to create a mini water garden on a budget.
How to create a mini water garden on a budget.

We made a little pond, all we did was take a whiskey barrel use half of it to make a cheap mini water garden. It’s been really fun to watch it evolve over the years. We started it six years ago. And all we did was plug up the hole in the bottom of one-half

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What it means to have a homestead
What it means to have a homestead

The beginning of homesteading Years ago, we moved to a city in North Carolina called Asheville. If you’ve never been, it’s a city with a reputation of being populated mostly by hippies. People are definitely more in tune with natural health and good, clean eating. For us, it was a…

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Gardening with Essential Oils: The Best Way
Gardening with Essential Oils: The Best Way

What’s your biggest gardening challenge right now? Let’s explore some great ideas on how you and your garden can be healthy and alive with essential oils. Make sure to get our EO gardening guide here: Gardening Guide Hello, surprise! I decided to pop on here and share some…

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Essential Oils: The Secret on Which One to Use
Essential Oils: The Secret on Which One to Use

In this post, we cover how to find answers for ailments you’re dealing with using essential oils. We look at what resources are out there and how to get the most out of them. Plus what do you look at when everything you have tried so far hasn’t worked… What essential oils should we use

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Stop Recycling NOW!
Stop Recycling NOW!

…and there was recycling About seven years ago, we moved out to the country, and for the first time in our lives, we had to start paying for trash pick up. And we start recycling… For a while, we would just bag up our trash for a week or two and then deposit it in

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We are down to the studs!
We are down to the studs!

We’ve been working hard on the schoolhouse project since March and a lot of progress was made since the last blog post. It’s really cool to see the space be transformed and get closer to what we want it to become. We are aiming to have all the renovations done by the end of summer

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Wal-mart No More
Wal-mart No More

Over time, we all start developing patterns in life that we follow simply because they feel comfortable. We follow these patterns even though we don’t always remember why we made the choices that led to them in the first place. We did the research, we made the choice, and we just lean on the…

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Are essential oils safe to use with medications?
Are essential oils safe to use with medications?

This is part three of our three-part series about safety with essential oils. If you didn’t read the first one please go back and read the first part that addresses what makes an essential oil safe to use. 3. Can you take essential oils with medications? You sure can! Here’s the thing…

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Essential Oil Safety with Kids.
Essential Oil Safety with Kids.

We continue our 3-part series today. If you didn’t read the first one please go back HERE and read about what makes an essential oil safe to use. Check out our Ebook on Essential oils and Children at the end of this blog, as well! Part 2. Are essential oils safe for kids? This is

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Are essential oils safe to use daily?
Are essential oils safe to use daily?

Not equally created Simple answer: YES!! But let’s talk for a little bit. We need to start with the fact that not all essential oils are created equally. Not all ‘oils’ are even essential oils! MOST of them are NOT. Most are at minimum contaminated with synthetics &amp…

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Chag Samaech!
Chag Samaech!

Or in English “Happy festival!” Do you know the story of passover? We had some new friends over yesterday and they didn’t know what Passover was. They had some ideas but for the most part, didn’t know the whole story. I was already writing this post but it made me think…

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How to relieve allergies fast and naturally
How to relieve allergies fast and naturally

For a lot of years, I thought our only options for allergy relief was to take over the counter medication. I remember standing in the drug store aisle trying to think of what I would take next because the other ones I was taking made me so sleepy! Then they came out with Zyrtec and

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The honey bees are swarming!
The honey bees are swarming!

TURN ON YOUR SOUND FOR THIS ONE! Have you ever been in a swarm of bees? It’s an amazing feeling. There is this large vibration in the air. Tons of bees talking, buzzing, Running into you and your veil! There is a smell of warm honey in the air mixed with spring and pollen! All

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It’s time for some Spring cleaning in our lives
It’s time for some Spring cleaning in our lives

Did you see the update on our next big step? If you’d like to catch up, click this link: If you don’t want to read all of that at the moment: Short version– our goal is to help everyone to LEARN BETTER, to DO BETTER, to LIVE BETTER & to BE BETTER–toGETHER. This is…

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