Tag Archives: Make-It-Yourself

Recipe: Easy 3-Ingredient Homemade Pasta

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Have you ever made your own homemade pasta? When I was a child we had a family friend who made pasta from scratch. Boy were we all impressed!

But I’ve since found out just exactly how easy it is to make homemade pasta from scratch. Other than water there are only 3 ingredients in my pasta recipe:

Flour, Egg & Salt.

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Simple Composting Guide for A Healthy Garden

by Texas Homesteader
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Black gold, gardeners delight, compost – it’s all the same thing. And making your own compost is simple.

But how do you make compost? What can be composted and what cannot? What kind of container do you put it in? 

There are lots of different answers and methods to those questions.   Let’s start with the container.

Compost is very easy to make at home as long as you're mindful of the greens/browns balance. Come see how we make our own black gold! #TexasHomesteader

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Repurposing Denim: Easy No-Sew Coasters

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It’s no secret to those who know me that I love denim. It’s about all I wear here on the Homestead. RancherMan too!

But even when those jeans finally wear out, I hate to throw away that beautiful blue dungaree cloth. It’s so rustic & heavy. And it begs for another purpose.

So I sat out to find repurpose ideas for them. Maybe cute denim coasters from RancherMan’s worn jeans…

I love these no-sew denim coasters. They're EASY and I make them where condensation does not soak through! #TexasHomesteader

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MYO Dry Shampoo Only 3 Ingredients!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Hiking and camping season is here. Are you getting ready for the great outdoors and fun in the sun? If you’ve always bought dry shampoo for your camping trips I’m here to tell ya – it’s EASY to make your own with just 3 common kitchen ingredients.

I’ve stumbled on the magical formula that works just right for me to use right here at home for times when I need to freshen my hair without using water. But it’s so lightweight, this dry shampoo formula would be great for camping or hiking too. 

Or anywhere really where you might not have access to water to clean your hair.

I made my own dry shampoo in minutes using pantry staples I always have in my kitchen. It works great, check it out! #TexasHomesteader

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When Financial Times Turn Tough Unexpectedly

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I know several people that are struggling financially right now. Some because they went a little overboard with personal purchases I guess. But some are struggling due to circumstances completely unforeseen & out of their control.

Maybe they find themselves with a large unexpected medical bill. Or maybe they’re laid off, either temporarily or permanently. And BOOM! Financial adjustments must be made sooner rather than later.

Of course families are varied and the journey to a more secure financial future will be different based on each family’s circumstances.

People are struggling financially due to circumstances unforeseen & out of their control. I'm reflecting on our own financial journey. #TexasHomesteader

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Cute But Inexpensive Diaper Wreath for a Baby Girl

by Texas Homesteader ~

I’ve written before about making a diaper wreath for our neighbor’s baby shower. The gift was well received and was initially used right there, right then for some eye-catching decoration during the baby shower.

Not only that, but it also served as decoration in the nursery before the baby was born. And then after the baby was born, all of these items included in my diaper wreath gift could be actually used for the baby. Gotta love it!

But now my sweet little niece & her hubby were expecting their first baby – a baby girl. I really wanted to make a diaper wreath for them as well.

They loved it, and I think it turned out really cute.

Cute Diaper Wreath Gift For Baby. This gift didn't cost much money but it was hand-made with much love. Items can be pulled from the wreath as needed. #TexasHomesteader

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Closing The Loop In Charitable Giving

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Did ya ever think about closing the loop in charitable giving? I mean, you’ve made a wonderful donation of household goods to that thrift store. That’s awesome! But then what?

Several years ago we began to be aware of our environmental footprint and took several steps to reduce that footprint.  (HA! I said STEPS & footprint – see what I did there?)

First we took a good hard look at the overabundance we already had and stopped ‘boredom shopping’ for yet more stuff to overfill our home. That was a pretty big step.

But today I want to talk about something that can make a larger impact:  Buying used instead of new. It’s good for your finances and good for the environment. Yet it’s oftentimes very misunderstood.

Your donated goods to 'charity' don't help their cause. It's the SALE of those goods (and money received) they need. Buying Used From Thrift Stores Is Good For The Environment. You help a good cause & you often get higher quality at a lower cost too! #TexasHomesteader
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All-Natural Cutting Board & Wood Utensil Conditioner

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I have a couple of large wooden cutting boards. And many wood utensils too. I’ve owned and used them all heavily for years. 

But I’m mindful in taking care of them. They’re always hand-washed and dried before putting them away.

I don’t put anything made of wood in my dishwasher. Doing that could ruin your wooden items. Even utensils that are steel but have a wooden handle need to be hand-washed.

But even with proper care, over the years your wooden items might need a little extra love. Maybe they start drying out a little. So they might benefit from a little conditioner.

I make my own all-natural wood cutting board conditioner using only natural beeswax and organic coconut oil. #TexasHomesteader

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