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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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Charming North Carolina Azaleas Food For The Soul

Charming Azaleas Food For The Soul Hope all of you are having a wonderful week! I love having azaleas on our property and they are so easy to grow in Coastal, North Carolina! They are so vibrant, beautiful, and they color our yard every spring in a beautiful pastel pink and purple colors! This is …

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Product Review: Mitt N Grip Gloves For Grilling & Beyond

Product Review: Mitt N Grip Gloves For Grilling & Beyond   Hope ya’ll are all having an amazing Sunday! The Viking is the one in our household that get’s to do most of the dirty jobs LOL don’t get me wrong I love getting down and dirty in the garden with my seeds but he’s …

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DIY: 16 Georgous Pinecone Upcyles – Pinecones Aren’t Just For Fall

  Ya’ll know how I much I love a good DIY project and I know ya’ll know how much I love Hometalk it is one of my favorite DIY sites! But did ya’ll know pinecones aren’t just for fall? Yes you heard me Pinecones aren’t just for fall! I have always loved the look of …

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DIY: $5.00 Burlap Vanity Chair Makeover

Skill Level: Easy Time: 30 minutes   Hi ya’ll!   Don’t you just love DIY projects?   I love taking something old and making it new again and often our DIY projects belong to the Viking and his amazing innovations but this one is all mine. I had purchased a roll of some laminate burlap …

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Why We Love Small Space Homesteading In Suburbia

I am so excited to share that this post is part of the 30 Days of Homesteading Round Robin and I am so glad ya’ll are here for a visit! Why We Love Small Space Homesteading In Suburbia Hi I am Karen Lynn and if you are new to Lil’ Suburban Homestead well first of …

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Paleo: Butternut Squash-n- Bacon – Oh my!

Paleo: Butternut Squash-n-Bacon – Oh my! Hi everyone first let me say I am officially on Spring Break so you will not be seeing any blog hops for the next week! You will see some scheduled posts though and of course I have my radio show this Tuesday at 9pm Est. on The Prepper Broadcasting …

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Back In The Garden…..Well Hello Earth! I have missed you!

Finally a gardening post I was beginning to think with how cold it’s been in North Carolina that I never would get back in the garden! We recently had two 70 degree days but I was at work on both of them and had night time commitments in the evening….so it’s in the 50’s this …

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When Life Gives You Lemon Peels Dehydrate Them!

When Life Gives You Lemon Peels Dehydrate Them! Most of us don’t just sit around and think “What can we do with lemon peels?” but that’s exactly a conversation we had not too long ago. Recently the Viking and I were the recipient of some wonderful organic myer lemons from my good friend Angie at …

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Kickin’ It Up Old School – Vintage Treadle Sewing Machines

Kickin’ It Up Old School – Vintage Treadle Sewing Machines I hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday! I don’t know about you but I love the look of vintage and or antique treadle sewing machines I love the concept of them the fact that you need no electricity to run them and truth …

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Spring Cleaning On The Homestead

Spring Cleaning On The Homestead I wanted to get to planting this past weekend…….I’m seriously pining away for the smell of the earth and getting the seeds into the ground but it just wasn’t going to happen because The Viking was convinced we had to wait one more week and well he’s not usually wrong …

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March Madness – Baby Gifts, Graduation Gifts & Seed Orders

March Madness – Baby & Graduation Gifts and Seed Orders This is the time of year when I try to get it all done! I think March Madness implies go, go, go, time…and the sad thing is I still don’t feel really rested properly from Winter LOL! I have not only my son (my last …

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Coastal North Carolina Chickens Love The Snow

The Chickens Love The Snow Our chickens love our little sprinkling of snow today and for that matter so did the dog! I took advantage of the dusting and went outside with my “Big Girl Camera” as my friend Katherine calls it and snapped a few shots! They never get to see the snow and …

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Just For Fun: Vintage Sewing Items & Fabric It’s a Dumpster Diving Post

Just For Fun: Vintage Sewing Items & Fabric It’s A Dumpster Diving Post Hi ya’ll! It’s been a while since I have just shared a fun vintage post of some of The Viking’s and my most recent finds! Well we have lots of fun stuff for you guys to peruse today! You know once upon …

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Why We Ditched Our Keurig (a love story gone bad)

Why We Ditched Our Keurig We recently ditched our Keurig; a decision that if you had told me a year ago I would have made I would not have believed you.  Ironically back in 2011 I have a blog post here where I was talking about the fact that we didn’t have a Keurig and …

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The Simplest DIY Lotion Bar Recipe Ever

The Simplest DIY Lotion Bar Recipe Ever You guys know I love to keep things simple! Well this is the simplest DIY Lotion Bar Recipe ever! I hope you are all having a great week as well…it’s already flying by so fast! We did a video tutorial on how we made the DIY lotion bars …

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Book Review & E-book Giveaway – Off The Shelf-Homemade Alternatives to the Condiments, Toppings, and Snacks You Love

E-book Giveaway – Off The Shelf Homemade Alternatives to the Condiments, Toppings, and Snacks You Love”   This week not only do I have the opportunity to interview Kris at Attainable Sustainable on my radio show Lil’Suburban Homestead with Karen Lynn this coming Tuesday night at 9pm Eastern but I also was afforded an opportunity …

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Simple Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa – 7 Ingredients

Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa I gave up wheat! I gave up gluten! I still can have quinoa and rice but quinoa is a much healthier option than white rice for sure and I love the taste! I still eat plenty of rice though I love it! So quinoa is extremely healthy I wrote all about …

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10 Rules For The Reluctant Beekeeper

10 Rules For The Reluctant Beekeeper

10 Rules For The Reluctant Beekeeper   Are you a reluctant beekeeper like I was in the beginning of our beekeeping adventures? I remember when my husband dragged me to beekeeping class and to be honest I really didn’t like my instructor he didn’t seem to give women and men equal attention or time and …

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