Tag Archives: Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: My Favorite Denim Repurpose

by Texas Homesteader ~

I love all things denim. So it’s lucky for me that I get plenty of denim material to craft with. RancherMan’s hard on his jeans – working cattle, or fencing, or in the shop building or repairing things. I have lots of fun Projects Using Denim from his worn jeans.

But my absolute favorite is my dish carrier. When we go out to eat I carry it into the restaurant with me. With its denim cover & bamboo handles it looks purse-like enough that it doesn’t feel odd carrying it in. I get so many compliments on it! Then after our meal I can place our leftovers into the enclosed dish & bring them home. No wasted food and no crappy flimsy styrofoam container. And to celebrate Throwback Thursday, I’m sharing again how easily I made it.

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Denim Crafts

Throwback Thursday: Easy Chai Tea Mix

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

When it’s blustery outside, a cup of hot Chai tea really hits the spot. Silky smooth, sweet and wonderful. Aaaaahhhhh….

My wonderful SIL makes the best Chai tea mix, and I’ve been the lucky recipient of her gift. She was sweet enough to share her recipe. And today I’m going back into the blog archives and bringing that recipe back so you can enjoy it too!

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Throwback Thursday

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

So you say you’ve had lots of company over the past few weeks? Like most of us I’m guessing between Christmas, New Year’s and other gatherings you’ve really had some foot traffic on your carpets, huh? I hear ya. So what now, do you need to call a carpet cleaning company?

Well, maybe. But RancherMan & I have a small  carpet machine that we use to spot clean our carpets. In our case it’s typically cleaning pet stains but I hated to buy an expensive and chemical-laden commercial cleaning solution. I wanted something less toxic. So I researched & found an easy yet effective homemade version.

To celebrate Throwback Thursday (and to help you along your ‘saving money‘ New Year’s resolution), today I’m sharing the oh-so-simple homemade carpet cleaning solution we use here on the Homestead.

Throwback Thursday - Carpet cleaning solution recipe #TexasHomesteader

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Throwback Thursday

by Texas Homesteader ~

Whelp, the holidays are in full swing y’all. In no time it’ll be Christmas! On this Throwback Thursday I’m sharing with you how to make a candy Santa sleigh like the ones we made last year for our grandbabies. The kids loved them!

This Santa sleigh is made with miniature candy bars & candy canes. It’s one of the easiest & cutest gifts evah. And you can make it in a flash. Cute, no?

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Throwback Thursday

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

The holidays are on the way, y’all! Soon we’ll all be making arrangements for cooking up a huge meal, gathering together with our family and giving thanks for our many blessings.

If you’ll be hosting this year, you may be wondering how you’ll get it all done. Well today I’m sharing holiday cooking shortcuts, tips and recipes.

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Throwback Thursday

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

If you are a stay-at-home parent, a homeschooler, are self employed or otherwise work from home, you know what I mean. The outside world sometimes has a very wrong idea of how you spend your time. RancherMan & I are self employed so our work is all done from our Homestead. But oftentimes to those around us the perception is that we’ve got all the free time in the world!

Have you experienced the same thing? Yeah, I know…

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Throwback Thursday

by Texas Homesteader ~

You know those dates stamped on packages of food? What do they mean? It’s confusing alright. Is the food ‘expired’? Is it safe to eat? Will it make you sick if you eat it anyway? I always wondered that too.

Then I did some research and was very surprised at what I found. To celebrate Throwback Thursday I’m sharing these tips today. Come see!

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Throwback Thursday

by Texas Homesteader ~

Y’all know I have an environmental bend. It’s important to me to tread lightly on this beautiful blue planet of ours. But like most things in life, we’re all in different places. My journey may not be your journey, and THAT’S OK! We all need to pursue those causes we’re passionate about & offer our efforts & talents to those causes to make the world a better place #amiright?

On this Throw-back Thursday, read my thoughts about our different journeys.

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Throwback Thursday

by Texas Homesteader ~

Just doing things because ‘that’s the way we’ve always done it’ is almost guaranteed to cost you some big-time bucks. Sometimes all it takes is keeping your eyes open and being open to making a change if a better deal presents itself. And sometimes the savings from that one little change lines your pockets month after month too!

Today in honor of Throwback Thursday I’m sharing one of my most popular posts. Are you getting your money’s worth, or paying extra for NOTHING??!!

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