4 Natural Treatments for Acne that Work

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I have sensitive skin and have struggled with acne on and off ever since I turned 13. I have tried almost everything to prevent and treat acne - both natural and commercial products. Over the years, I have found that natural acne treatments work best on my skin. Here is what I’ve found to work the best: Step 1: Reset the Skin For years, I washed my skin two or three times a day with harsh acne cleansers in hopes that I could scrub my acne away. The biggest improvement I saw in my skin happened when I stopped doing anything to my skin. Anything you place on your skin changes its natural balance. If you have sensitive skin like I do, the more you put on your face the worse it ... read more

Natural And Organic Cosmetics: Cowgirl Dirt

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I've never been much of a makeup person, but I do like to cover blemishes to feel more confident and look better when going out or making videos for online. As I learn more and more about going natural I especially do not want to rub chemical laden cosmetics into my skin. I was very happy to find Cowgirl Dirt and their "Totally Natural - Totally Western - Pure Cosmetics." From their website: "COWGIRL DIRT products are made with the purest natural and organic ingredients. Our collection of mineral-based products not only enhances your natural beauty, but also contains vitamins, nutrients and anti-oxidants that nourish your skin. You can be confident that you will not only look your ... read more

Kevin’s Quality Clothespins – Made in the USA

USA Made Kevin's Quality Clothespins

Hanging out the wash brings back some fun memories for me. When we lived an almost-off-grid lifestyle for a few months it was my job to hang out the wash. In the middle of winter. Even the bluejeans would freeze dry so fast that by the time I'd get one leg pinned to the line, the other leg would make a cracking sound when I unfolded it to pin it too. How I wish I'd had Kevin's Quality Clothespins when I was fumbling with those cheap wooden pins splitting and twisting in between my numb fingers! Why I Love Kevin's Quality Clothespins These clothespins are high quality, sturdy and smooth. They don't twist and break and they don't give me splinters. They're easy for my arthritic hands ... read more

WonderMix Grain Mill Giveaway

W WonderMix Grain Mill Giveaway at MomPrepares.com

You've probably heard of the WonderMill, one of the most popular grain mills for the homesteader's kitchen. My mom has one, and she even let me borrow it for a while last summer so I could grind a bunch of wheat berries and put fresh flour in the freezer! But did you know this company also makes a heavy duty mixer? The WonderMix does it all. You can even get attachments for it, including a blender, food processor, and meat grinder! Talk about replacing all the gadgets in your kitchen with one machine! Meet the WonderMix Mixer With a 900 watt motor and direct drive high torque transmission, this machine can mix and knead up to 8 loaves of whole wheat bread at once in its 22 cup (5.5 qt) ... read more

How To Find A Good Local Farmer |Podcast 43

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Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms is a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. He passionately defends small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm. His family farm services more than 5,000 families, 10 retail outlets, and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs with salad bar beef, pastured poultry, eggmobile eggs, pigaerator pork, forage-based rabbits, pastured turkey and forestry products using relationship marketing. Holy Cows and Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer's Guide to Farm Friendly Food is written by an honest-to-goodness-dirt-under-the-fingernails, optimistic clean good farmer. His goal is ... read more

Meatloaf Recipe Roundup

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Meat loaf tends to be one of those dishes people either love or hate. I adore it and my husband would rather eat a plate of veggies than a slice of meat loaf. You have no idea how much he dislikes most vegetables too! I hope these meatloaf recipes put a smile on the face of those of you who enjoy a good meatloaf. I've even thrown in some great links to homemade ketchup and mayo for your meatloaf and for dressing up your meatloaf sandwiches later. Vegetable “Meat” Loaf – My Recipes There's a fabulous assortment of veggies in this recipe. I personally would use pecans instead of walnuts, but that's just me. I'm not a big fan of walnuts, but I love pecans! As with many meatloaf recipes, ... read more