Ambrosia Salad

One of the easiest and most delicious recipes you can make and take to a potluck or summer get-together is Ambrosia Salad.  Also known by several other names, including Five Cup Salad and Ambrosia Fruit Salad, this delicious and moist side dish uses as little as five ingredients, and doesn’t…

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How to Choose Where to Live Off The Grid

How to Choose Where to Live Off The Grid - Avamum

When it comes to making the leap to a lifestyle without public electricity, heat, water, etc., one of the most important things to figure out is where to live off the grid.  This will impact all the other decisions you need to make to create your own ideal lifestyle.  Get…

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How to Find Vintage Knitting Patterns

How to Find VIntage Knitting Patterns

I have been knitting for over thirty-five years (yes, I started as a baby in diapers), but I’ve only recently learned how to find vintage knitting patterns. Though the recent popularity of knitting everything from bikinis to tablemats has new patterns popping up all over Pinterest and Ravelry, there’s something…

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3 Ingredient Calendula Body Butter Recipe

Calendula Body Butter Recipe

If you’re itching to get rid of dry winter skin, try this easy-to-make Calendula body butter recipe. All you’ll need are three simple ingredients, a few hours, and a stove. Commonly known as Pot Marigold, Calendula Officinalis comes in as many as twenty varieties of shrubs, perennials, and annuals. A…

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Five Things I Never Said Before Moving Off The Grid

Working off the grid has its perks. This is the view from my home office.

Moving off the grid after a lifetime living with city conveniences and suburban comforts has been a wonderful experience. I absolutely love it. However, since moving  last year I find myself saying the most astonishing things. Words that I’ve always known are rearranging themselves in new patterns, often puzzling to…

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Dan’s Awesome Caribou Roast Recipe

Dan's Awesome Caribou Roast Recipe

Living in the north means our family has been able to try some delicious new meals that are usually only available in big city restaurants in the south. When Dan’s friend Mark dropped by one weekend last winter, he brought a welcome gift – and the opportunity for Dan to…

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How to Live Like You’re Off The Grid

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Want to learn how to live like you’re off the grid? If you’re intrigued by the idea of off grid living, but aren’t ready to make the leap just yet, give it a trial run in your own home. Find out what your life would be like by making a…

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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

No bake pumpkin cheesecake recipe

Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, and adding pumpkin to it just makes it better. Here’s the best no bake pumpkin cheesecake recipe ever! It combines the flavors of pumpkin, ginger, apple and spice for an absolutely fabulous dessert, and a unique alternative to a traditional pumpkin pie for…

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