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12 Tips for Breaking a Crafting Slump

  I haven’t written much about crafting lately. I’ve only published one design in the last 4 1/2 months.  I’ve completed just a handful of projects in that same time-frame, and most of those completed have been tiny. It’s safe to say … I’m in a crafting slump.  Well, in truth I’ve been in a bit of a funk overall lately. Perhaps it fitting to talk about this as May is National Mental Health month.  Studies have shown that crafting can ease  ...

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Make Your Own Mexican Seasoning

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase through these links, we will earn commission that helps to keep A Simple Homestead running – with no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting us! Read our full disclosure statement here In my experience, Norwegian-Americans don’t know much about spices so I can’t claim to be an expert. But with a Spanish-originating name like Carmen, I’m willing to give it a try 🙂  ...

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Spring brings changes to A Simple Homestead

If you’ve been paying attention to this site (which I hope you have), you may have noticed some changes.   The blog has a new fresh, clean look. There is now a shop associated with the site where you can find physical and digital products we create. and … we have an official newsletter! Up until now, those that subscribed would receive an “RSS feed”-style newsletter.  All that meant is when something was posted to the website, it would automatically send an  ...

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Sweater Challenge 2017

My local yarn shop (yarnology) held a Sweater Challenge again this year. I tried participating last year, but I kept hitting a sticking point in the front cable of the pattern I chose. It just didn’t look right. Eventually I ended up frogging the whole thing. It’s currently sitting as rewound skeins in a bag in the closet. This year I got smart and picked a design that was crochet, since I crochet faster than I knit was a lacy, fast working design had capped sleeves    ...

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