Easy Apron Sewing Project from $1 Placemats

Dollar Store Placemat to Apron Upcycle Easy Sewing Project for Beginner

This easy apron sewing project takes five minutes to make and costs about $2. It is made from two woven placemats from the dollar store, and it’s reversible! There are pockets on both sides, so you can secure your money and phone in the interior pockets. The apron is perfect … Read More

Dishwasher Detergent DIY

Dishwashing Detergent DIY Easy Frugal

Making your own dishwasher detergent is fast and easy, not to mention much cheaper than buying those expensive pods at the store. When you make it at home, your dishes are being washed without chemicals and come out squeaky clean. It only takes a few supplies too. My favorite part … Read More

New Homesteader Advice

Advice for a New Homesteader Beginner

Are you starting you new homesteader or thinking about homesteading? It can be overwhelming to figure out where to begin. What do you do first? Get chickens? Plant a garden? I asked 23 homesteaders what advice they would give to someone new to the homesteading lifestyle. Many of their answers … Read More

Hanging Kitchen Towel Easy Sewing Project

Hanging Kitchen towel

With one row of sewing and a button, you can make a pot holder with hanging kitchen towel. This is one of those sewing projects that is so easy and obvious, but you will use it every day. Hang the pot holder kitchen towel on the handle of your oven … Read More

S’mores Popcorn Balls

Camping S'mores Popcorn Balls

S’mores aren’t just for camping. These S’mores popcorn balls are fun to make and eat anywhere. Using graham cracker cereal in place of the graham crackers is pretty clever. Warning: They are addicting. I bet you can’t eat just one! Ingredients: 1 bag Microwave Natural Popcorn 1/4 cup Butter 10 … Read More

Make Money Homesteading – Really!

How to make money homesteading

Can you make money homesteading? Absolutely! There are lots of ways to create sustainable sources of income from your homestead if you want to. Some homesteaders simply enjoy the lifestyle and choose not to use it as a financial means. That’s great too. Here at the Happiest Camper Homestead we … Read More

Feed Sack Tote Bag Easy Upcycle

Feed Sack Tote Bag Upcycle

Are feed sacks piling up on your homestead? Don’t throw them away! Repurpose a feed sack into a tote bag. The material is durable enough to withstand quite a bit of weight. The totes are perfect for shopping at the farmer’s market or grocery store. You can make them any … Read More

Summer Egg Salad Easy Recipe

Easy Summer Egg Salad

Making summer egg salad is a great way to put all the fresh eggs from your chickens to use. It’s easy, affordable, and this recipe has fewer calories because the mayonnaise is supplemented with yogurt. Whip up this quick summer egg salad to bring to a summer picnic or potluck … Read More

Homesteading: What 23 Homesteaders Love Most About It

Love About Homesteading

Homesteaders seem to love homesteading. They are up with the sun every morning working to take of care of livestock, tend the garden, and reap their rewards. This is the second post in a series where I interview homesteaders to find out more about whey they chose this lifestyle. First … Read More

Camping Scavenger Hunt Riddles

Camping Scavenger Hunt Riddles

Camping is a favorite childhood memory, and it’s even more fun with a camping scavenger hunt. Getting away from day-to-day responsibilities, exploring nature, and enjoying time together is what camping is all about. We are looking forward to taking Sadler on his first camping trip this summer with many more … Read More

Gardening Quote Inspirational Free Printable

Gardening Quote Free Printable

Do you feel buried by the daily stressors of life? Grocery shopping, diapers, cooking, bills, repeat.  This inspirational gardening quote has many meanings, yet it is so simple. Display it in your home as a reminder of your potential. You are not buried. You are planted. Wonderful things are on … Read More

Why Homestead? 22 Homesteading Bloggers Share All

Why Homesteading Bloggers Homestead

A homestead is a house and the land surrounding it. The term homesteading is often associated with living off the land by growing and preserving your own food and creating sustainability off the grid. Homestead bloggers use their corners of the internet to provide information and tutorials on gardening, raising … Read More