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Welcome to our Lil’ Suburban Homestead! We are so glad you are here! The most recent articles are posted below on our main page so they are all at your finger tips! Enjoy and feel free to look around and stay a while! We are making lots of changes here at our homestead so you can find everything you are looking for easily!

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Feast Down East – Why We Care & Why You Should Too!

Feast Down East – Why We Care & Why You Should too! As you know we have been involved in local gardening and beekeeping clubs for several years now and I kept hearing references to “Feast Down East” and I really didn’t understand what was this “Feast Down East” organization was all about. Well this year …

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Free Lotion Bar – Our 1st Ever Instagram Challenge

Free Lotion Bar – Our 1st Ever Instagram Challenge   I am so excited to share with all of you that we are having our first ever Instagram Challenge!  Why I haven’t thought of this before I don’t know probably because I work full time and I blog and I just love bringing you new …

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A Garlic We Will Grow

A Garlic We Will Grow I love garlic! (Allium) I love everything about it….I love the smell of it as a seed bulb when it first arrives in the mail, full grown, and of course later cooked in a myriad of ways. I think our bodies crave what is good for us and whatever it …

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Karen Lynn’s Mostly Mushroom, Bacon & Corn Chowder

Karen Lynn’s Mostly Mushroom, Bacon & Corn Chowder Sigh…January…a lot of the country is covered under snow and ice and i see lots of photos on Facebook of my friends who are literally “snowed in” many of them are baking bread, playing with their kids and pets, and even reading, painting, and organizing.  I know …

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The Seed Trials….Are Your Seeds Still Viable?

The Seed Trials….Are Your Seeds Still Viable?   We have a ton of seeds…..I mean it’s ridiculous.  We both love to buy, collect, barter, and save seeds so it can get completely out of control.  I can’t really decide which seeds are my favorite I mean they are all amazing to me.  Each seed contains …

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New Beginnings, New Adventures….What’s Your Next Chapter?

New Beginnings, New Adventures….What’s Your Next Chapter?   New Year, New Beginnings, New Chapter, New Adventures Recently some bloggers that I know and I  were all sharing how excited we are for new beginnings in 2016! So I thought I should share some of the changes I am making from my last post when I …

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Your 3 week survival plan

The Layered Approach to Prepping Series. Part 3: Your 3 Week Survival Plan

Guest Post by Dan Sullivan from Survival Sullivan.com   Part 3: Your 3- Your 3 Week Survival Plan Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday!  I am so glad to share with you part 3 of his series The Layered Approach to Prepping from my blogging friend Dan at Survival Sullivan.com. In parts one …

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Yes My Word For 2016 Is “Innovation”…What’s Yours?

Yes My Word For The Year Is “Innovation”…What’s Yours? I never asked any of you but do any of you have an new years resolutions? I don’t really have resolutions this year they are more like declarations and no I did not look up the difference LOL! The other day I was at my friend …

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Happy New Year & Campfire Stew

Happy New Year & Campfire Stew Happy New Year to all of our friends on the journey with us! I wish you blessings and abundance for the new year ahead. I wish for you joy and peace for 2016! We have been on a hiatus from the blog and the radio show due to a …

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Christmas Memories of Yesteryear

Christmas Memories of Yesteryear It seems like just yesterday the children were little and would decorate the tree with me…one year we had such a tight budget we decorated our tree with paper and seashells and this particular Christmas was one of the best Christmases ever for our family. My husband went out to the …

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Shop Local & Small Biz – The 2015 Holiday Edition

Shop Local & Small Biz – The 2015 Holiday Edition!   Happy Holidays friends!  Thank you for being on the journey with us…we are so glad you are here!  I love putting together our yearly edition of The Shop Local & Small Biz post it’s become an annual holiday tradition around our Lil’ Suburban Homestead! …

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Mom’s Homemade Stuffing Recipe – Just In Time For Thanksgiving!

Mom’s Homemade Stuffing Recipe – Just In Time For Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I wish all of you a beautiful holiday with your families and or friends! I am so excited to share this very special Holiday post with all of you. I look forward to my Mom’s stuffing/dressing whichever you prefer to call it …

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The Layered Approach to Prepping Series. Part 2: Your 3-Day Hour Emergency Plan

Guest Post by Dan Sullivan from Survival Sullivan.com The Layered Approach to Prepping Series. Part 2: Your 3-Day Hour Emergency Plan In part 1 of this series we talked about prepping for personal emergencies such as car crashes, rape, assault and many others. We discussed things like developing your awareness, having an everyday carry kit …

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Mushrooms Not Just Food But Medicine Too: All About Chaga

Mushrooms Not Just Food But Medicine Too: All About Chaga Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus)   It’s another Sunday as we approach the holiday season and I just cannot believe how fast time is flying by. The world is facing such a sad time with all of the recent events encompassing such devastation and with other things …

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The Layered Approach to Prepping Series. Part 1: Prepare for Everyday Events

Guest Post by Dan Sullivan from Survival Sullivan.com The Layered Approach to Prepping Series. Part 1: Prepare for Everyday Events   Some people say prepping is easy, others say that it’s hard… so which is it? It can be easy as long as you take it one step at a time and one of the …

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Why Super Salads Are My New Thing

Why Super Salads Are My New Thing Happy Sunday Ya’ll! The weeks are flying by as we head towards Thanksgiving in the US and the holiday (click here for 90+ gluten free holiday recipes) season! I guess I should be writing more about the holidays these days but my heart is on eating for good …

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DIY: Don't Buy A New Chair Instead Do A Minor Repair

DIY: Chair Repair (Frugal & Sustainable)

DIY: Chair Repair (Frugal & Sustainable)   Hi ya’ll! I know it’s been a while since I have shared a blog post so I thought I should get back at it so here I am! What’s been going on with me? Well I have been loving fall and we have been working in the garden …

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Homemade Pumpkin Bars – Healthy & Gluten-Free

Homemade Pumpkin Bars – Healthy & Gluten Free Happy Saturday everyone! I don’t know about you but I love sleeping in on cooler Saturday mornings but while Hurricane Joaquin was a non event for us here in Coastal North Carolina in terms of winds..it’s just been rain, rain, and more rain and flooding which has …

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Homemade North Carolina Muscadine Jelly Recipe (Healthy Too!)

Homemade North Carolina Muscadine Jelly Recipe (Healthy Too!) Homemade North Carolinamuscadine jelly is sweet and delicious…yet it’s a different kind of sweet from the jellies that you will find in the grocery store. We use the type of muscadine grape where you can use the hulls as well so this isn’t your average clear jelly …

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$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – Preparedness Is For Everyone

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – Preparedness Is For Everyone Alot of us forget about our animals during an emergency but they are important…the Viking and I have our dog River who means the world to us, we have the chickens, and the bees we need to have a plan for all of them within …

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Knots & Tangles and 26 Years Of Marriage

Knots & Tangles and 26 Years of Marriage Recently we were asked what our secret was to stay married for 26 years as we passed our 26 year Wedding Anniversary date this past August. Both The Viking and I chuckled because first of all we have been together for 29 years this coming March so …

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Fancy Up Breakfast: Fried Apples, Bacon & Waffles Made with Einkorn Flour

Fried Apples & Waffles Made with Einkorn Flour Happy Sunday everyone! Hope everyone had a great week! I love Sunday mornings I think that’s why I write a lot of my blog posts on Sunday because I love to sip on my coffee and write down my thoughts…two of my favorite things to do! It …

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