Category Archives: Self Reliance

Modern Pioneering by Georgia Pellegrini – Review and GIVEAWAY!

And we have a winner!!  Congratulations to Dianna!! When I saw this book, Modern Pioneering, was available for me to review, man oh man, I got excited.  This is the kind of stuff I’m SO passionate about!  Not good at, … Continue reading

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Homemade Chapstick/Lip Balm

One of my goals for the self reliance journey was to learn to make chapstick.  I just happened to run out of the store-bought stuff a couple months ago, so the timing was perfect.   It’s really simple, really fun, … Continue reading

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Self Reliance Journey – Walk, Walk, Walk Some More

As I try to live life in a more self-reliant way, I find myself trying new recipes from scratch, trying to eat more REAL food, attempting to make my own products (chapstick, deodorant, etc), growing a garden, and building up … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Beef Jerky – Self Reliance Journey

So, as part of my self-reliant journey, I’m making an effort to learn how to do new things.  Last month I learned to make my own chap stick, and it was a huge success!!   For April, I decided to … Continue reading

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Who Here Likes to Garden?

Ahh….spring time is finally arriving.  It’s the perfect time to start making fun summer plans, to plant flowers, to start spending more time outdoors, and to begin your garden (which just happens to be #7 on the list of 25 … Continue reading

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Journey To Self Reliance Tip #2 of 25

The second tip in this article is one I’m excited to incorporate into my journey.   2. Learn New Skills Learn one homemaking skill a month.   Things like gardening, sewing, crochet, making your own laundry soap, ANYTHING that you can … Continue reading

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Becoming More Self Reliant – 25 Tips and my Journey

I recently came across this fantastic (I think) article about becoming more self reliant.  The author shares 25 tips to help get you on the path of self reliance.  In my mind, self reliance equals more freedom…freedom from debt, freedom … Continue reading

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