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7 Ways to Successfully Cool Your Home


Cooling your home without air conditioning can seem daunting but with these 7 ways to successfully cool your home without air conditioning your own your way to a cooler summer!

It's pretty shocking this day in age I know but we don't have any type of air conditioning in our house!  It’s unnecessary to suffer in the hot summer months though and there are many alternative ways to keep our house cool during the summer. Here are seven ways to cool we keep our house cool without air conditioning. 7 Ways to Successfully Cool Your Home Open a Window at Night There is nothing worse than tossing and turning in the middle of the night because a room is too … [Read more...]



Key Elements Necessary For An Ideal Dinner Party

Planning the menu for a large dinner party doesn't have to be stressful. Menu makers help keep you on track!

Hosting a dinner party sounds like fun at first, but it’s quite the undertaking. While planning a dinner party is quite the undertaking it doesn't ahve to be stressful! Put your energy into the planning phase instead of focusing on the fact that you’re panicking. Do your homework and start making lists for what you need to include. If you’re going to do it, then go all in and do it right. You’ll make mistakes along the way, but don’t let that stop you from throwing a fabulous … [Read more...]


Tips for First-Time Brooklyn Visitors

Tips for first time visitors to Brooklyn.

If you're a first-time Brooklyn visitor, you're in for a fun, exciting vacation. Before you get there, prepare yourself with a few helpful tips, which will aid you in getting around smoothly and choosing the right times to visit the spots you want to see.   Tips for First-Time Brooklyn Visitors Don't Rely on Taxis Nervous tourists in Brooklyn and the other boroughs often hail taxis every time they want to get around. Meanwhile, the subway is an inexpensive and convenient way to … [Read more...]


4 Home Improvement Ideas You’ve Got To Try

There’s no need to put pressure on yourself to change your entire home overnight. See four home improvement ideas you’ve got to try.

A busy lifestyle makes it hard to keep up with what’s going on around the house. It’s easy for the place to get messy and items to be misplaced. There are simple ways to make it better and help you stress less. All you need to do is keep an open mind and consider what updates are most important to you. 4 Home Improvement Ideas You've Got To Try There’s probably a lot you could find wrong with your home, but narrow it down to a few major categories. Keep in mind that it’s about … [Read more...]


Easy Eco-Friendly Conservation Ideas

If people are not diligent about keeping the world green and thriving for generations to come, then it is going to wind up hurting the human race in significant ways.

To get years of use from your home, you must take care of it. The same holds true for the planet. If people are not diligent about keeping the world green and thriving for generations to come, then it is going to wind up hurting the human race in significant ways. Groups like the Cadiz Water Project spend a lot of time and energy on making positive changes to the planet. Luckily, it is entirely possible to make a difference to the world simply by making some adjustments with how you live your … [Read more...]


5 Gifts for the Outdoorsy Father

5 Gifts for the Outdoorsy Father

With Father's Day only a few weeks away, it's time to find (or make) the perfect gift for the outdoorsy father in your life. Here are five gift ideas that are sure to fit your budget. 5 Gifts for the Outdoorsy Father Fire Pit A fire pit is the perfect gift for the outdoors-man who prefers his backyard as well as the one that ventures into the back country. With summer coming in hot, it's the perfect gift to enjoy on a cool evening with good company and crackling fire. You can find a … [Read more...]


A Quick Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens

A Quick Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens

Keeping backyard chickens has become a popular hobby with millions of people all over the world.  Chickens make great pets. They are intelligent birds, always entertaining, and earn their keep by providing their owners with an endless supply of free-range eggs. Here is a quick guide to the main things you need to know about when keeping a flock of backyard chickens. Selecting the Right Breeds Some breeds are better than others are if you are new to rearing chickens. Orpingtons … [Read more...]


How to Protect Your Livestock from Predators

How to protect livestock from predators

Part of the fun of living on a smallholding is that you have enough land to raise animals. Chickens, sheep, pigs, cattle, and other livestock, but what you may not consider until it is too late is the impact of predators. Livestock are vulnerable to predators. Depending on whereabouts in the world you live, predators could include foxes, coyotes, wolves, domestic dogs, wild cats, bears, and even humans. It is impossible to protect your livestock 100% of the time, but by taking some of the … [Read more...]


Three Cooking Hacks to Try This Week

Shredded Chicken 3 Meals

No matter how busy your days are — and goodness knows they are jam packed from sunup to well after sundown — you’ll always prioritize feeding your family healthy meals. Wanting to put healthy meals on the table is one thing, but finding the time to plan, prepare and clean up after those meals is a whole other ball of wax. When time is crunched, the solution is all to often to grab something easy, which usually means unhealthy. With a little forethought and investment, you don’t have to … [Read more...]


Top Tips for Helping Your Teen Learn to Drive

Top Tips for Helping Your Teen Learn to Drive

Learning to drive is a huge step in the life of any young adult, and in the US, it’s legal to drive from the tender age of just sixteen. It’s not uncommon for most sixteen-year olds to want to get behind the wheel of a car as soon as they can, and as a parent you’ll probably want to do what you can in order to help them gain this new skill and independence. We’ve put together some top tips for helping your teen learn how to drive. Giving Driving Lessons Provisional insurance can be … [Read more...]


A Guide to Sports and Athletic Scholarships

Chances are you would really love to get your child to win a full athletic scholarship.

Chances are you would really love to get your child to win a full athletic scholarship. Scholarships can give a chance to kids who might not otherwise be able to get a college education. Here is a quick guide to help you understand how scholarships work. There is a huge amount of competition There are about 1,000,000 boys who are actively playing high school football, while only around 19,000 football scholarships are available. This is a tiny percentage and means that it’s very … [Read more...]


Getting Prepared to Remodel Your Home

A home remodeling project can be a very exciting thing to experience. However, you must not take it lightly. There are many things that you will need to take care of in advance to make sure that your project goes off without a hitch. - Farmer's Wife Rambles

A home remodeling project can be a very exciting thing to experience. However, you must not take it lightly. There are many things that you will need to take care of in advance to make sure that your project goes off without a hitch. You would be wise to carefully plan all of the elements that go into a project like the one you are planning to have done at your house. You can do this by researching similar remodeling projects on the Internet. Here are a few of the most basic things that you will … [Read more...]


Morning Routine Solutions: Berry Smoothie & belVita Biscuits

Breakfast is the most important part of the morning routine. This Banana Berry Smoothie is a great idea to add to my routine on busy mornings. - Farmer's Wife Rambles

Breakfast is the most important part of the morning routine.  This Banana Berry Smoothie is a great idea to add to my routine, but it just doesn't seem like enough to satisfy myself or my kids until lunch.  As a busy mom, I don't have time for a lot of extra cooking in the morning, so when I was asked to test out the belVita Breakfast Yogurt Crunch biscuits, I knew I had found a match for our morning routine. Morning Routine Solutions Long gone are the days of big breakfasts complete … [Read more...]


10 New Year Resolutions That Save Money

One of the biggest things people want to change in the New Year is how they spend their money. Check out these 10 New Year Resolutions that save money. - Farmer's Wife Rambles

The New Year is quickly approaching, isn’t it? It’s as if the New Year just happened. One of the biggest things people want to change in the New Year is how they spend their money. Check out these 10 New Year Resolutions that save money. 10 New Year Resolutions That Save Money Making a List for Groceries- Before you head into that grocery store for groceries, make a list of what you need. If you go in there without a list, you’re bound to spend money that goes beyond your … [Read more...]


The Garden Classroom

If you are unable to grow a garden or just want to supplement your own produce with more fresh foods, a farmers’ market is a great place to go. Children can learn about local foods, what grows in the area and what is absent.

There is a real disconnect between many children and the food they eat. Real food does not just appear in a grocery store. Chicken does not come from the freezer section. Teaching kids where their food comes from gives them more appreciation for the work that goes into putting food on the table. The outdoors provides a learning environment like no other. Lessons outside encourage resourcefulness. Getting out and interacting with the world teaches lessons the classroom is ill-equipped to … [Read more...]


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