Low-Waste Storage Idea To Neatly Store Boots

by Texas Homesteader ~ In my closet are several different styles of women’s boots. I have mid-calf boots & higher-calf boots. There are boots that go with leggings and boots that go with blue jeans. I’m not a fashionista by any stretch of the imagination. But c’mon, a girl’s gotta have fashionable footwear! Recently I […]

Homestead Hack: MYO Low-Waste Chicken Feeder

by Texas Homesteader ~ RancherMan & I enjoy raising chickens.  But we’re also fans of doing things ourselves.  So when we needed a chicken feeder we took a trip to a thrift store.  We made our own feeder from thrifted supplies costing only about $2 total.  All we used was an old metal lid and […]

Low-Waste Hydration: Reusable GLASS Water Bottle

by Texas Homesteader ~ *affiliate link Y’all know I hate plastic. Hate. Yes, HATE. HAAAATE plastic, so I wanted to get rid of the plastic tumbler I’m using to drink water throughout the day.  I’ve had aluminum water bottles & wasn’t pleased with the experience, I’m assuming maybe stainless steel wouldn’t have the same issues?  […]

Low-Waste Reusable Gift Wrap

by Texas Homesteader ~ *contains affiliate link On a Christmas morning long, long ago as I sat in our living-room floor with a steaming cup of coffee in my hands, my heart was full as I listened to the excited chatter of our children as they opened their gifts. But soon after that gift-opening frenzy […]

Our Low-Waste Morning Coffee

by Texas Homesteader * includes affiliate link Coffee makers have certainly gotten bigger, more expensive and much more complicated over the years.  Many people really love their specialized coffee makers with all those push-button bells & whistles, single-cup brew options, multiple brew settings and timers to have the coffee start  brewing all by itself. And […]

Low-Waste Gift Baskets Are Beautiful And Functional!

by Texas Homesteader ~  Years ago I became aware of the massive amounts of trash caused by gift wrapping. I hated that wrapping paper, although beautiful, was simply trash seconds after that gift was opened.  There used to be mountains of it after our family Christmas celebration, all destined for our local landfill. Right then […]