Homestead

Using the Amazon Echo on the road

Amazon Echo for Busy Parents

Looking for the perfect Amazon Echo setup for a busy family? We’re working with Amazon to share how to pick the best skills, games and functionality for your Echo. Here’s how we get our Amazon Echo set up for our family of six!



No hurry sign relaxed

No Hurry No Worry Sign

We first heard the term “no hurry no worry” in Fiji. On island time, there is indeed no hurry at all. This easy vinyl transfer project can be stuck to a wall, mirror, plank of wood, whatever.

Cricut machine

The Best Die Cut Machine For a Farmhouse

I do crafts with the kids, but I’ve never considered myself to be an intricately “crafty” person. We have a fixer-upper farmhouse that I tinker on a bunch. I customize costumes for the boys to wear. And I spruce up the occasional gift wrapping or fix up a sign to mark areas on our property. Functionality is key for me.

Food safety kit

Family Food Safety Made Simple

This year didn’t get off to the healthiest start. A minor cold and a MAJOR bout of food poisoning came at us while we were traveling. Now that we’re back home, I’ve been steering into the drive-through too often. I’ll admit I got spooked away from the kitchen – the sight of raw meat still churns my stomach a bit. So while everyone else was committing to gym-going, smoothie-making and daily yoga, I decided to focus on family food safety. I made a simple commitment to get us back into a simple, healthy routine.

This Pressure Washer keeps our Home Clean

Anyone else ever notice that there always seems to be a summer before the fall? Almost without warning, a winter comes right after that. EVERY SINGLE YEAR. It’s like a conspiracy. Much like the wheels on our adventure truck, the seasons roll round and round. With those seasons come new work that needs to be done. Specifically, work for a pressure washer.