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Welcome to Lil’ Suburban Homestead where innovation and homesteading meet!  Every week we will bring to you the newest and most helpful articles to help you with creative D.I.Y. ideas, the best recipes using fresh organic food to what extent you can, ideas to help you live a more frugal lifestyle and so much more! Come join us on our journey with our beekeeping articles, chicken mama ramblings, and our fun loving lifestyle in Coastal, NC!

“If you have a home you’re a homesteader!”

 

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Guest Post: 4 Tips On Growing Zucchini by Mike The Gardener

4 Tips on Growing Zucchini Zucchini is by far the most popular type of summer squash grown in home vegetable gardens throughout the United States and maybe even the world. Zucchini’s ease of growing, prolific production, and wide range of culinary uses makes its popularity a no brainer. Throw in the dozens of heirloom varieties …

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Simple Saturdays Blog Hop #37

  Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to …

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From The Farm Blog Hop & Rice with Sour Cream Zucchini Sauce

Hello again and it’s time to link up to the From The Farm Blog Hop! Happy Friday ya’ll! Are you guys all having fun at the end of August? Our first football game of the season kicks off tomorrow and this Football Mom can’t wait! We are also finishing the rest of our honey harvest! …

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Home Apothecary: Home Made Elderberry Syrup “The Flu Fighter”

Elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis, S. Nigra) Recently my husband The Viking in my life made a batch of homemade Elderberry Syrup which is something we have meant to make for a while. I was working on another project so he took the helm on this one and he came up with outstanding results. I was excited …

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The Winners of Our Bloggiversary Giveaway!

Hi ya’ll! I am so excited to announce the winners of our Bloggiversary and Giveaway and Celebration! Congratulations to the thee of them and thank you to all who entered this was a giveaway that meant so much to me personally as this blog brings such enjoyment personally to me! Entry-Form Troy wins the honey! …

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HUGE! MEGA! Preserving The Bounty Giveaway!

Isn’t it exciting to be Preserving The Bounty of your abundant harvest? I am so excited to join in with several other fabulous bloggers to bring all of you this amazing giveaway that has a huge amount of what you need to preserve and can your own food at your homestead no matter where you …

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Simple Saturdays Blog Hop #36

  Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to …

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From The Farm Blog Hop & Granny’s Southern Scuppernong Jelly

Hello again and it’s time to link up to the From The Farm Blog Hop! Hope you all are doing wonderful this week! Welcome back this week to the From The Farm Blog Hop! Happy Friday ya’ll! I just have a few more days before I go back to work in the school system and …

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Podcast: Beauty On A Budget

Last week’s show was all about Beauty On A Budget! I had the excellent opportunity to chat with Julia Thompson, Licensed Esthetician and Make Up Artist to talk with us all about beauty and skin care on a budget.  This was a show that was so much fun that Julia agreed to come back on …

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It’s Our Bloggiversary & Giveaway Celebration!

Wow! What an accomplishment our Lil’ Blog is Celebrating Yet Again Another Milestone! I can’t believe it everyone! It’s another Milestone this year and a Happy Bloggiversary and I am so excited I have to offer a giveaway for 1 lb of our beautiful honey to one of you lucky readers! Because it is honey it is …

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Simple Saturdays Blog Hop #35

  Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to …

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Re-Evaluating Your Homestead’s Needs

Sometimes it’s time to sit back, reflect on this past year so far and start re-evaluating your homestead’s needs.  My husband and I started our homesteading journey because of a passion we had as a family to live gentler on this earth.  A lot has changed since then first of all our children were younger, and our …

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From The Farm Blog Hop & Finding Wild Edibles

Hello again and it’s time to link up to the From The Farm Blog Hop! Hope you all are doing wonderful this week! I have been busy painting cabinets, cleaning out the garage, and re-organizing and re-assessing our homesteading needs. What have you all been up to this week?  Loading InLinkz … This week’s fave …

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Interview with Bren at BGGarden

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to interview my good friend Bren at BGGarden who I actually met in Garden Chat on Twitter and well we just hit it off and I have so loved participating in Garden Chat every week and I soon after fell head over heels in love with her beautiful blog …

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Man Food: Eggplant Chicken Parmesan (and it’s Gluten Free!)

I love a good eggplant parmesan don’t you? But a lot of guys don’t exactly consider it man food and it’s typically not a fave in our household so I started wondering if maybe I added chicken and then…… I started thinking…..yes deep in thought…..and then I thought by jolly I’ve got it a Man …

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Simple Saturdays Blog Hop #34

  Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to …

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From The Farm Blog Hop & Black Krim Tomatoes

I am back from my trip to London and back to hosting the From The Farm Blog Hop and who doesn’t love to talk about tomatoes? My friend Janet at Timber Creek Farmer had an excellent guest post by Mike Podlesney, blogger at Average Person Gardening the Author of the book “Vegetable Gardening For The …

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Have you heard of the Moringa Seed? & Moringa Seed Giveaway!

  Good Morning everyone!  Today I am going to tell you about our Moringa Seed Giveaway!  Have you heard of the Moringa herb?  I hadn’t either but have I got a giveaway for all of you!  I am so glad I have heard of this seed now and you better believe I am getting some …

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Interview with Kat at Simply Living Simply

Recently I had the opportunity to interview fellow Simple Saturdays Blog Hop Co-host and the Blog Owner of Simply Living Simply on my show as a guest and we had a fabulous time! It’s so nice when you have a guest and it’s truly like two friends chatting over a cup of coffee or tea! …

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Karen Lynn Goes To London

Karen Lynn Goes To London

Hello Readers! I am back from my trip to London and my brief hiatus and while I have missed all of you I had a fabulous time! I went on this trip with my Mother and since I have not traveled abroad before it did not disappoint. If anything I did not know what to …

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