Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Tis’ the Season – DIY Holiday Gifts & Homestead Holiday Traditions

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November 20, 2014: Tis’ The Season – DIY Holiday Gifts & Homestead Holiday Traditions!   Today Karen Lynn shares several of her favorite Holiday DIY gifts and projects which are a huge hit with family and friends!  In this show you will learn how to make homemade lip balm, a no sew fleece blankie, a Holiday Centerpiece and more!

All the while Karen Lynn will regale you with her own families homestead holiday traditions!

This is the Pre-Thanksgiving Holiday show you won’t want to miss!  A show from the heart you will feel like you are right in her family room by the woodstove along with the rest of her friends and family!

 

 

 

Show Resources:

Homemade DIY Lip Balm

Around The Cabin Lip  Balm Tutorial (Scroll down to Lil’ Suburban Homestead)

Karen Lynn’s No Sew Fleece Blankie

Cheap & Chic Christmas Centerpiece

Turkey Talk On Turkey Day

 

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

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Wine Making 101

winemaking101October 2, 2014:  Join Karen Lynn this week as she shares her and her husband’s journey into making their homemade wine and she starts the show off with some great wine blog posts and some links to some other homesteading bloggers wine posts as well!

The second half of the show her husband The Viking in her life joins her and shares his Peach Mead Recipe and his Jerusalem Artichoke Recipe (This discussion is Premiering on this podcast first they have not been posted on her blog  Lil’ Suburban Homestead yet!)

Recipes to come soon!

Karen Lynn also shares some of her upcoming guests in this show!  It’s a fun lively show that will be sure to engage you wherever you are on your homemade wine journey!

 

 

Show Resources:

Wine Making Basics & Wonderful Wine Blog Posts 

Homemade Wine & Why You Should Make Your Own! 

Golden Orbs of Goodness

Canning Granny – Homemade Muscadine Juice (a non alcoholic alternative)

Jack Keller’s Wine Making

Shop at your Local Homebrew store for wine making supplies but if you don’t have one….

Another resource to purchase items is  Northern Brewer

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

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Beauty on a Budget with Julia Thompson, Licensed Esthetician

Beauty On A BudgetAugust 7, 2014:  This week Karen Lynn has a great topic “Beauty On A Budget” and a special guest on her show so please welcome Julia Thompson, Licensed Esthetician. Julia has represented companies such as Estee’Lauder, Laura Mercier, and is a Professional Make Up Artist.

As Karen Lynn faces yet another birthday (this is a good thing!)  this Summer she poses questions to Julia…how can we take care of our skin and some of the “Girlie” stuff and this show will remind you that all of us have various beauty priorities.

Her hope is that this show will make you feel like you are just hanging out in the bathroom doing your hair and make up with all of the other girls….a rare treat to remind us “Homesteaders” and “Preppers” to remember to not only take care of ourselves but to carve out time for it.

Whether you are a guy or gal you will appreciate the laughter between Karen Lynn and Julia and Julia’s knowledge of skin care.

Oh and stay tuned because the “Beauty On A Budget” will be a regular feature here at Lil’ Suburban Homestead with Karen Lynn!

Show Resources:
Lanolin-Agg-Tval Swedish Eggwhite Soap – 1 Box of 6 – 50g bars

Egg Mask Post Coming Soon!

Questions or need more info?  Email 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

The Trailer Park Homesteader: Homemade Cleaning Products

homemade cleanersMay 29, 2014:   Homemade Cleaning Products:

There are tons of products that can be made at home that are not only natural, but are very effective as well. They do not contain toxic chemicals or dangerous fumes and are completely safe. If you have children, pets, or someone in your home that might has allergies or is sensitive to perfumes; these products are the way to go. Join Sharon as she discusses the different  types of cleaning products you can actually make yourself at home. She also talks about the staple items that are most commonly used in making homemade cleaning products and shares information regarding their effectiveness. As a bonus, Sharon shares two of her favorite recipes that she uses in her own home as well.

 

Join Sharon today and see if you might benefit from using any of her tips or suggestions.

 

Find More Recipes Here: Homemade Cleaning Product Recipes

TTPH Tutorial: D.I.Y “Mom’s Super Laundry Sauce” 

Mentioned: Budget101.com

 

Sharon Pannell, The Trailer Park Homesteader

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: The Making of Our Greenhouse

the making of our greenhouse Lil' Suburban Homestead May 22, 2014:   Join Karen Lynn for her show this week as she shares their journey in “The Making Of  Our     Greenhouse” she shares that they should call their greenhouse “The Mostly Recycled Greenhouse”.   They   saved materials, and stumbled upon some major finds that they were able to re-purpose and then  later       during the show her husband “The Viking” in her life answers questions on how they built the  greenhouse   and why?  They built their greenhouse  for approximately $300 to $400 dollars and so can you!

 

Have you always wanted to have a greenhouse?   Then this is the show for you!

Karen Lynn ends the show sharing a tune from one of her favorite local bands “Massive Grass” the song she chose to share is called “Leave it alone” the message is to do let Mother Nature do her thing.  Check out Massive Grass on their Reverbnation site here!

Show Resources:

The Making Of Our Greenhouse

A Virtual Tour Of Our Greenhouse In January

The Hobby Greenhouse Tour Was Successful

Our Story Was Featured At Old World Garden Farms

Our Hometalk Post – The Mostly Recycled Greenhouse 

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

*Massive Grass gave permission for their music to be played on this show.

The Trailer Park Homesteader: 5 Steps to Becoming More Self-Sufficient

More Self-SufficientMay 15, 2014: Sharon begins her first show by introducing you to her family and how they homestead in a trailer park. She explains certain challenges her family faced on their journey to become more self-sufficient and the steps they took to overcome these. Sharon also shares some of the mistakes she made when she first started out trying to homestead. Through persistence and hard work, her little homestead began to take shape.

Next she shares the first five steps her family took to becoming more self-sufficient including: making their own homemade products, growing their own food, preserving the food, simplifying where they could and looking into having different means of income.

Join Sharon today and see if you might benefit from using any of her tips or suggestions.

Find More Information Here: 5 Ways to Becoming More Self-Sufficient

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Getting started on a more sustainable lifestyle

LSH-1-2-GraphicApril 10, 2014: Join Karen Lynn for her show this week as she shares how her and her family got back to “The Basics”.   Today she will be focusing about how their first steps into leading a more sustainable life included starting a small garden, eating out of that garden with garden recipes, making homemade laundry soap, and hanging their clothes out to dry.

In this episode along with Karen Lynn sharing their journey back to “The Basics”  she will include some humorous stories and anecdotes along the way!

Show Resources:

It’s Wash Day

Our Pomegranate Tree and Why You Should Plan For An Edible Landscape

Is Your Yard An Edible Arrangement

Information Regarding The Right To Dry Movement!

Zucchini Medallion Recipe

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Get acquainted with Karen Lynn

LSH1-1-Graphic copyApril 3, 2014: Join Karen Lynn for her Premiere Show that will air every Thursday.  Today she will be sharing about how her family started on their own personal journey of homesteading and entered into a world filled with gardening, the building of their greenhouse,  beekeeping, and even making better decisions about nutrition.

In this episode Karen Lynn introduces her and her family to you, shares some of her personal stories of the pain of coping with illness, the excitement of the honey harvest, her love of herbs, and their initial struggles of gardening in a coastal sandy environment.

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