Print this Page

The Front Porch!


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!

90+ Gluten Free Recipes For The Holidays

90+ Gluten Free Recipes For The Holidays! (Recipe Round Up)

90+ Gluten Free Recipes For The Holidays! Sometimes being gluten-free is tough and us gluten-free folks and the Paleo folks too sit along the sidelines during the holidays bummed that we cannot partake of all the flour filled goodies! But that is no more because this year I bring to you a plethora of Gluten …

Read more

simple-saturdays4-300

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop #50

Join us for ideas on living a Simple Lifestyle and being self sufficient! 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 …

Read more

thriftfind

From The Farm Blog Hop & Thrift Store Finds

Welcome to the From The Farm Blog Hop this week! Whew I have been gone on football visits for 4 weeks straight in a row and oh boy am I weary but I am also excited to start getting ready for the holidays! You guys are going to love my fave this week I love …

Read more

pbnkarenlynnupdate

Big News! My Radio Show Is On The Move (No Disruption To Weekly Show)

  Big News!  My Radio Show Is On The Move! Yep, I can’t believe I’m saying it but my Radio Show Is Moving…   Yesterday my friend and blogging colleague Lisa Bedford the Survival Mom, made her official announcement that The Survival Mom Radio Network will not be producing new shows on her network as a …

Read more

tis the season for homemade holiday gifts

Tis’ The Season For Homemade Holiday Gifts – Make Your Own Lip Balm with Beeswax

I am so excited about making homemade holiday gifts this season and my go to gift for this year is homemade lip balm made with beeswax from our bees and other natural ingredients that are healthy for your body and skin like coconut oil, and Vitamin E oil. Making lip balm is fun because it …

Read more

simple-saturdays4-300

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop #49

Join us for ideas on living a Simple Lifestyle and being self sufficient! 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 …

Read more

Shower-DiscsE

From The Farm Blog Hop & Easy DIY Vapor Shower Discs

Welcome to the From The Farm Blog Hop! Howdy! How are you all this week! I can’t wait to see all of your fantabulous posts this week! I love being a From The Farm Blog Hop Host it’s so much fun!  Loading InLinkz … My fave this week is a post on how to make …

Read more

Whipped Shea Butter Giveaway (1)

Whipped Shea Butter Giveaway

Whipped Shea Butter Giveaway Giveaway If you have watched the video you will have seen the two 8oz jars of Whipped Shea Butter that we filled in the video, we are giving these jars to you our readers… Starts & Ends Starts – November 13th 12:00 AM EST 2014 Ends – November 22nd 12:00 PM …

Read more

countdown to preparedness by Jim Cobb

Could You Become More Prepared In One Year? (Book Giveaway & Review: Countdown To Preparedness by Jim Cobb)

Could you become more prepared in one year? I love it when I have the opportunity to share a book review with all of you especially when it is written by one of my Survival Mom Radio Show guests, a fellow blogger, and one of my most faithful encouragers of me with my writing efforts. …

Read more

natural spa1

Natural Spa Gift Giveaway

NATURAL SPA GIFT GIVEAWAY Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! I am so excited to bring you this fabulous Natural Spa Gift Giveaway just in time for the holidays! This would make a great gift for yourself or someone special in your life! I only share giveaways that I know are made with …

Read more

simple-saturdays4-300

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop #48

Join us for ideas on living a Simple Lifestyle and being self sufficient! 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 …

Read more

DIY tinctures

From The Farm Blog Hop & Feverfew Tincture

Now only is it From The Farm Blog Hop and it’s Friday but it’s November…wow where did this year go? The holiday shows are already on Hallmark it’s crazy and once again me the “Preparedness” lady I am caught once again unprepared! But never fear after I read all of your fabulous posts I will …

Read more

offgridno.2lsh

The Suburban Off-Grid Cooking Series No. 2 – White Bean and Chicken Soup & Hard Boiled Eggs (Sun Oven Coupon Link Included!)

I’m back this week with another Suburban Off-Grid Cooking Series No. 2 in this series and we are going to be talking about the “All American Sun Oven” and I have to tell you I am falling in love with this product.  I am now starting to wonder how I ever did without it. I …

Read more

karen lynns shrimp and spinach pasta

Meal In Minutes: Shrimp & Spinach Pasta

It’s Sunday and I can’t wait to share my Shrimp & Spinach Pasta recipe! I love meals that come together in minutes quickly and easily! A great day to talk food and cooking and it’s a day actually where I sometimes do the most cooking I do all week it just depends! I am also …

Read more

Joey-SimpleSaturdays-187x300

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop #47

Join us for ideas on living a Simple Lifestyle and being self sufficient! 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 …

Read more

IMG_0763

From The Farm Blog Hop & Crab Apple and Plum Jam

It’s time for the from the farm blog hop and I can’t wait to see what you all link up to this week you always link up the most amazing and unique posts! This is the place for my one stop shopping on great homesteading posts and tutorials!  Loading InLinkz … My fave this week …

Read more

hometalk

15 Potato Growing Tips

Potatoes are a passion of mine so I thought I would share with all of you my top favorite 15 potato growing tips from my Hometalk board! Especially eating potatoes and the  best way to provide yourself and your family an abundance of delicious potatoes is to grown your own!   Surprisingly you can grown …

Read more

Coxs-Honey-Giveaway-400x400

Happy Holidays Coxs Honey Giveaway

Happy Holidays Coxs Honey Giveaway The holidays are right around the corner so what better way than to have Coxs Honey involved in a giveaway again! This giveaway is a little different. We will have one winner chosen through our Rafflecopter system. Then that winner will give the names and addresses to Cox’s Honey for …

Read more