Lil’ Suburban Homestead with KarenLynn

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Join Karen Lynn of  Lil” Suburban Homestead in the studio every Thursday and you will be sure to hear about her latest suburban homesteading adventures filled  with Do It Yourself, Beekeeping, Chicken Mama Ramblings, Prepared Pantry, and Gardening topics  just to name  a few.

Karen Lynn has been a blogger for Frugal Families.com as well as  featured  by From  Scratch Magazine , a Co-Host at the From The Farm Blog Hop, and a Homestead  Bloggers  Network Contributor  .

Her motto is…”If you have a home you’re a  homesteader!”

You can contact Karen Lynn via email here or follow her at her blog Lil’ Suburban Homestead or by clicking on any of her Social Media Buttons Below:

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Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Interview with Bren at BGgarden

Interview with Bren at BGgarden - Lil' Suburban Homestead with karenLynnJuly 31, 2014:  Karen Lynn has a guest on her show who is no stranger to Social Media and is no stranger to the spot light;  Bren who not only is owner of the blog BG Garden, a Photographer with a background in the fine arts, Co-Founder and acting Administrator of Twitter’s Monday Night #Garden Chat, and is now an HGTV Gardens Community Manager for Ask & Share, and lastly she is a Social Media Correspondent for some of the larger garden shows.  Whew…. that was a mouthful and that is why you will love meeting Bren she wears many hats, is quite knowledgeable, and is always willing to share her know how with others.

Bren’s blog BG Garden features topics such as Recipes, Technology, Roses, Canning, Farm Structures (Photography), and that’s just some of the topics her blog covers.  Be prepared for beautiful photography and Karen Lynn personally loves Bren’s love of technology and social media….they are kindred spirits!  If you haven’t gotten to know Bren you will definitely want to after this interview and you can join her and Karen Lynn every Monday night at 9pm Eastern at #Gardenchat on Twitter.

Show Resources:

BGgarden.com
Lets Connect*Share*Grow on Social Media
#gardenchat : website is at http://www.connect-share-grow.com 
Facebook |  Twitter |  Google | Instagram | LinkedIn
Bren at HGTVgardens : community manager for Ask&Share 
My profile is at http://www.hgtvgardens.com/profile/bren-haas-00000146-69d1-d404-abdf-7bdbf0110000
Gardenchat website : http://www.connect-share-grow.com
USDA Maps : http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Interview with Kat at Simply Living Simply

kat at simply living simply -lil' suburban homestead with Karen LynnJuly 24, 2014:   Join Karen Lynn this week as she interviews her fellow blogging friend and homesteader Kat at Simply Living Simply.  Kat will share with all of you about her journey into homesteading, how she started learning about essential oils, and her and her family’s homesteading journey!
Kat believes in second chances and will share her and her family’s story, her blog, and life including essential oils and how much she loves them and believes in them in this show!
You will definitely not want to miss it!
Show Resources:
Have a question or an idea for a show?  Email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: My Gluten Free Journey (The Hangry Truth!)

My Gluten Free Journey The Hangry Truth - Lil' Suburban Homestead with Karen LynnJuly 17, 2014:  Karen Lynn shares with all of you this week her “Gluten Free/Liberal Paleo” food journey and while she is still new she has gotten to Day 78 at the time of recording this podcast and is hoping to inspire and encourage all of you!  She shares her very truthful and sometimes “Hangry”  journey as she dealt with the white knuckle stage and withdrawal from wheat flour and really removing all refined sugar from her diet.  She also shares the truth that she will sometimes use fast food and certain establishments as a tool to cope and get through this journey.

If you are curious about her food journey and wondering if you can do it!  You can!  Karen Lynn says if she can do it anyone can do it!

Show Resources:

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Almond Butter Frosting

Eat Like A Cave Woman

The Cheeky Chick Pea:  A Must For My Pantry

Pass The “Chick Peas” Please

Gluten Free Cauliflower A.K.A. Paleo Pizza

Go To Smoothie (Gluten Free) – Coming Soon!

Have a question or an idea for a show?  Email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Meet Annie Dodds Author of “A Widows Walk Off-Grid To Self-Reliance”

meet annie dodds, author by karen LynnJuly 10, 2014:  Karen Lynn interviews Annie Dodds Author of “A Widows Walk Off-Grid To Self-Reliance”, An inspiring, true story of courage and determination.  Karen Lynn discusses with Annie the hardships she faced in her off-grid lifestyle and how Annie has inspired others by sharing her story.

Annie shares her heartfelt story of becoming a widow, some basic issues that she had to resolve in her off-grid lifestyle, and inspiring words of wisdom for those that aspire to live off-grid or for those that are facing hardships themselves.

If you want a taste of what a “Real Off-Grid” lifestyle is especially through the eyes of a single woman Annie’s book takes you right there!  Karen Lynn states in the interview she could not put the book down once she started reading it!

Annie’s story is proof that if you need to you can take what is available and make it work no matter where you are in your life!  Don’t worry you can also get your own copy information to purchase is listed in the show resources!

 

Show Resources:

To purchase Annie’s Book Click Below:
A Widow’s Walk Off-Grid to Self-Reliance: An inspiring, True story of Courage and Determination

Backwoods Home Magazine

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: All About The Bees

All About The Bees - KarenLynnJuly 3, 2014:  Today it’s “All About The Bees”!  Karen Lynn invited her husband”The Viking” to come back on her show to discuss their journey into Beekeeping, her concerns when they first started out and some of his methods for resolving some of their common beekeeping issues that many beekeepers encounter.

Whether you have been beekeeping for a while or our new to it you will want to hear “The Viking’s” thoughts, how to’s and encouragement for others to pick up this homesteading skill.

Join in on the journey and help our bees to thrive!   We all depend on the little honey bee!

 

Show Resources:

Help The Beez Pleez Facebook Page

As We Trek On Our Beekeeping Adventures!

Making Your Own Pollen Patties To Feed Your Bees

Wax Moth Trap

Build Your Own Bottom Boards

Beekeeping For Dummies

The Viking Splits The Hives

Have a question or an idea for a show?    Email lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Repairs, Tires, Getting Dirty, Oh My!

Karen Lynn - Repairs, Tires, Getting Dirty, Oh my!June 26, 2014:  Karen Lynn shares repairs and other expenses that her and her family have recently faced.  Do you ever feel frustrated because you are inundated with home repairs, car repairs, computer repairs, and feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel.  Join Karen Lynn because you are in good company and she will share some ways that she organizes and copes when it feels like everything is falling a part.

She hopes this show will inspire you to keep your optimism and not lose heart when financial times seem tough and shares with you some creative ways to not feel so overwhelmed by your present circumstances.

Show Resources:

The Top 10 Rules For Living On One Income & Thriving On a Shoestring Budget

Save Money By Doing Your Own Appliance Repairs

So Many Repairs & Why My Life Feels Like An Episode Of The Middle

10 Little Things You Can Do To Keep More Money In Your Budget 

Questions or have an idea for a show?  Contact Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Interview with Deborah Jean of Deborah Jean’s Dandelion House

Interview with Deborah Jean at Deborah Jean's Dandelion HouseJune 19, 2014:  Karen Lynn interviews Deborah Jean of Deborah Jean’s Dandelion House this week and this show is packed full of information.  In this show you will learn why Deborah Jean started blogging and prepare to be inspired and to fall in love with her beautiful blog!

Karen Lynn and Deborah Jean touch on topics such as blogging, suburban homesteading, homeschooling, gardening, DIY projects and so much more!

Join in on the conversation and Deborah Jean supplied tons of great show notes and shares about her weekly blog hop and her writing  for Mary Janes Farm Magazine.

 

Show Resources:

Beach Farm Girl

Community Chickens

Gardening

Deborah Jean’s Raised Beds 

Dandelion House on Pinterest

Upcycled Farm Pantry Reveal

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Interview with Mr. CBB Personal Finance Blogger at Canadian Budget Binder.com

Lil' Suburban Hometead with Karen LynnJune 12, 2014:  Are you struggling with balancing your budget?  Do you have financial obstacles to hurdle?  Would you like to learn more about saving money?  Join Karen Lynn for her show this week as she interviews Mr. CBB “Personal Finance” blogger at Canadian Budget Binder.com.  This show is packed with resources and free tools to save you money and stick with a budget.  In this show you will learn how Mr. CBB has helped many of his readers to start changing the way they think about money and better yet put it to good use for themselves.

You will also learn about Karen Lynn’s favorite features on the blog and what drove Mr. CBB an “Anonymous” blogger decide to help others on their financial journey!

This is a show you won’t want to miss!

Show Resources:

Canadian Budget Binder.com

Follow Mr. CBB on Twitter

Like Mr. CBB on Facebook

Join Mr. CBB on Google +

Follow Mr. CBB on Pinterest

Canadian Budget Binder Links:

Grocery Game Challenge Rules

Ultimate Grocery Shopping Guide

Free Money Saving Tools with budget and other printable forms

Free Recipe Index

Questions feel free to email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Table Scraps or Future Meals?

table scraps or future meals? LSH  June 5, 2014:  This week Karen Lynn is going to share with all of you how table scraps or food you might  otherwise put in the compost or send out to your chickens can become delicious future meals for you and   your family.    She shares with you how she makes vegetable stock, summer camp memories, and even  recently saving some vegetables from the crisper.

With Karen Lynn’s strategies you can keep more food on the table for you and your family and more  money back in your wallet to  help you combat the rising meat and shrimp prices as well as other expenses that continue to rise.    Whether you are new to “Frugality” or old hat this show has something for everyone!

Show Resources:

Dehydration In The Pantry – An Ancient Method Of Food Preservation

Don’t Throw That Pumpkin Out!

Stop Looking For Fast Food and Start Looking For Long Food

Information about the Program my friend Katherine participated in is called “Below The Line”.

Questions or Ideas?  Email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com.