My goal with this blog is to help my readers raise faithful, frugal, and self-sufficient families through homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling. I have created this page of resources for you to have my top product recommendations all in one spot. These products are very helpful in reaching the self-sufficient lifestyle that we strive for. Many of these links are affiliate links which just means that I might make a small commission if a purchase is made through the link. That commission helps to keep this blog running and doesn’t cost you any extra.
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If you are working a homestead, then you need a pair of chore boots! I ruined too many pairs of shoes & non-waterproof boots before I figured this one out :/
Berkey Water Filters are the world leader in portable water purification. This is THE filter to purchase if you are looking to purify water for daily use or for disaster situations.
This picture shows their Sport Bottles, but they have a range of products & filter sizes.
Hot water bath canning is the way to go for beginners who are intimidated by pressure canning. This set is about $30 and it has everything you need (minus the cans) to get you started. You can pick this up at Walmart as well.
This is the first year that we have used a stock tank heater. My husband goes to work early in the morning and I have a newborn that I can’t leave in the house alone so breaking ice for the animals has been very tricky. This heater is a life saver!!
My #1 favorite kitchen item is cast iron! These pans last forever (I have one that was made pre-1900s) and you can use them on the stove, in the oven, or over an open fire.
I use a stick blender for soaping, cooking, and sauce making.
I like to keep two food processors or at least two of the processor bowls. One is used to powder soap bars for laundry powder and the other is used for cooking.
This dehydrator is food preservation made easy. Make fruit leather, jerky, dried fruits, powdered milk, and much more!
I LOVE this bread machine! I use it when I don’t have time to mix & knead ingredients myself (usually because I am bouncing a baby or entertaining a toddler) and it makes the loaves just like I did it all myself.
FST can be used for so many things in the home. I use them in place of paper towels. They also serve as my cleaning rags and dish towels.
Tea Tree Oil has antibacterial properties that make it great for homemade cleaning supplies.
New to canning? Try this DVD to learn the basics!
Ibotta– Grocery Rebate App
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Checkout51– Grocery Rebate App
This is the reading curriculum of choice in our house. AAR teaches the basic phonogram sounds and follows each lesson up with a short story where the child applies his or her new knowledge. Read my review here.
This curriculum is set up like All About Reading, but it focuses on building words instead of reading them.
I can’t say enough about Math-U-See! We have completed three levels so far and my school age kiddo is doing great with it! Each lesson is taught via DVD and extra instruction is given in the teacher manual. It also comes with manipulative blocks for a multi-sensory learning experience. You can read my full review here.
I love shopping on Educents for fun and effective homeschool products and curriculum. I have a few Educents products that I love listed here, but I would have to copy the whole website to share all of their goodies so…here ya go. 🙂
I don’t know about your kids, but mine LOVE Minecraft! How cool of a parent would you be to teach school using the game that they are so wrapped up in?!
My 8 year old is receiving a Scratch.com membership and coding workbooks for Christmas this year. He is so into video games and creating things so I really think coding will be a hit for him. Bundles like this are a great way to get kids thinking out of the box!
Books & E-Books
Shaye Elliot from The Elliot Homestead has two cookbooks available, “From Scratch” and “The Family Table”. These books focus on simple and affordable cooking for busy moms. Most recipes are built around ingredients that they produce on their own homestead.
Schneider Peeps offers a variety of ebooks about natural wellness, gardening, and homemaking!
I first read this book in college for an assignment, but I bought it and reread it because it spoke to me so deeply. Food, Farming, and Faith are my passions and this book melds the three together perfectly!
Becky Thompson’s book, “Hope Unfolding”, is a compilation of stories and inspiration that are super relatable to most mamas. Check out my full review here!
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