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How To Simplify Christmas To Reduce Stress & Better Suit Your Family

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Sometimes the holidays turn into a  highly-stressful time when expectations, expenses & time demands grow more & more unattainable each year.

If the holidays have become less than joyful for you it’s time to consider making some changes.

Simplify Your Christmas, Reduce Stress #TexasHomesteader - Pexels by Aurturo Anez

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How To Make Repurposed Denim Coat-Pocket Hand Warmers

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

These repurposed denim coat-pocket-sized hand warmers are perfect for kids or adults alike! And they’re easily made using repurposed denim scraps, long-grain rice and a few drops of essential oil.

A few seconds the microwave and then tucked into coat pockets, they offer comforting warmth on a cold day. 

Pocket sized denim pocket warmers filled with long-grain rice, scented with essential oil. #TexasHomesteader

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Free Ways To Keep Food Safely COLDER When Traveling!

 by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Going on a picnic or BBQ cookout? Today I’m talking about Keeping Food Cold!

Food safety is important, especially if you’re bringing food from home when the weather turns hot. Come see my tips for keeping your cold dishes safely chilled on the cheap! 

Keeping Food Cold! Let's talk food safety when the weather turns hot. Tips for keeping your cold dishes safely chilled on the cheap! #TexasHomesteader

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Zero-Waste Cooking – The Art of Eliminating Leftover Food

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Reducing waste in the grocery budget is a hot topic right now. Rushed parents and over-scheduled folks are doing the best they can to keep their grocery budget low in these days of high-priced groceries.

But the USDA estimates that between 30% and 40% of our food is ending up in landfills. 


The USDA estimates that between 30% and 40% of our food ends up in landfills. See our easy tips on eliminating wasted and leftover food. #TexasHomesteader

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April Garden Update: Come See What’s New In My Homestead Vegetable Garden!

By Texas Homesteader ~  

Come see what’s growing in my Homestead garden. And I’m sharing tips like my favorite garden-planning tool, two ways to get an early start on starting seeds, my favorite raised bed, the benefits of living mulch, making my own soil and MORE!

Let’s stroll through my NE Texas Homestead garden and see what’s going on…

My zone 8 vegetable garden tips, progress, etc. Come see! #TexasHomesteader

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My Pathway Solar Light Won’t Work – Can It Be Repaired?

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

You bought that solar light for your landscaped bed a few years back. But now it’s stopped working. Do you need to throw it out and buy a new one?

Not necessarily. More than likely it’s an easy repair! I’m sharing step-by-step instructions of what we did to repair our solar lights – with photos to make it easy. 

Non-working solar light - can my solar light be repaired - #TexasHomesteader

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Tree Planting Guide (Plus A Meaningful Remembrance Idea)

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I’m sharing ways to choose the best tree for your area, the proper ways to plant and how to care for the newly-planted tree afterward too.

This guide also includes how to personalize a remembrance or memorial tree planting.

Remembrance memorial tree planting - Pistache tree green leaves blue sky. #TexasHomesteader

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