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Non-Toxic Glass Cleaner

I've spent the past 3 years progressively switching the chemical cleaners out of my house for safer, more natural options. I've already switched to products like Toilet Bowl Cleaner, DIY Natural All Purpose House Cleaner, DIY All Natural Linen Spray, DIY Non-Toxic Dusting Spray, and so much more. Glass cleaner was next on my list!... Continue Reading →

How to Sew a Button

I'm pushing myself to learn some basic and old-fashioned skills that current culture has thrown to the wayside. This includes mending garments in order to give them another chance rather than throwing them out and making certain items for my home instead of purchasing them: Cafe Curtains, A Half Apron, Pillow Case, Banner for Baby... Continue Reading →

Do Chickens Need a Heat Lamp?

We added Chickens to our Homestead this past spring, so this is our very first winter with them around. We Built an A Frame Chicken Tractor for them to stay cozy in throughout the year, and learned a lot about The Basics Needs for Bringing Chicks Home, as well as experimenting with letting them Naturally... Continue Reading →

5 Uses for Baking Soda in the Home

I've spent the past three years learning about conventional cleaning products and progressively ridding my home of as many as I can. If you take any time to research natural cleaners you'll soon find that baking soda is a major ingredient in the toxic-free cleaning world! So many of the cleaners I make myself contain... Continue Reading →

From Scratch Peanut Butter

I find so much enjoyment in cooking from scratch. There's something so special about making items yourself instead of purchasing them pre-made at the grocery store! Here at the Hilltop we strive to make as many things as we can homemade: Fermented Pickles, Cinnamon Applesauce, Garden-Fresh Tomato Sauce, Sourdough Tortillas, and so much more! Peanut... Continue Reading →

10 Bible Verses for Christmas

Christmas has passed once again. I truly hope that you has a wonderful time with friends and family this year! While Christmas hold so many valuable lessons and memories, I also find that in our culture it is so very easy to fall into a few traps within the holiday season: business, discontentment, consumerism, and... Continue Reading →

Old Fashioned Christmas Pot Pourri

Winter temperatures are here and Christmas is oh-so-close. It is the tome of year when we all crave the warmth and comfort of home. Making home a cozy and inviting space relies heavily on good smells. Its so easy to light Christmas candles and achieve that comfortable vibe, but did you know that synthetic fragrances... Continue Reading →

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