13 Fall Porch Decor Ideas

FALL PORCH DECOR Ideas. Trying to decide how to decorate for fall? Here's ya 13 fall decor ideas that are DIY on a budget. Simple and beautiful. Pumpkins, Hay Bales, Benches, all at the front entry. Cozy up our fall porch decor with these ideas.

Are you ready for the 13 of the best fall porch decor ideas available?  Since summer has past and the temperatures are getting cooler it’s time to start decorating for fall!   This is my favorite time of year for decorating.  And today I’ve got 13 fall front porch ideas for you to try.

Nothing says WELCOME TO OUR HOME more than a fall porch all decorated in warm autumn colors.  All the family gatherings, football parties, Thanksgiving and the crisp cool air are all heart warming. Take a look…

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How to Naturally Get Rid of Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jacket on a fruit. How to get rid of them.

I really don’t like yellow jackets.  They are mean, can sting more than once, and will come at you by the dozens if you disturb their nest.  Finding  a way to naturally get rid of yellow jackets hasn’t been easy.  Some ways have worked better than others.

No pesticides or toxic chemicals are allowed.  Hiring a bee exterminator isn’t an option, not to mention the cost of that. Don’t fret though, getting rid of yellow jackets naturally is still possible.  Read on…

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Fathers Day Gift Guide

Fathers Day Gift Guide Cover

Looking for the most awesome, most perfect Fathers Day Gift for your dad?  Here is it the last day of May and I’m just getting around to sending out the list as promised.

Dads are super special and work really hard to provide for the family so it only makes sense to give them the best fathers day gifts ever!

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How to make Homemade Citrus Cleaner

How to make Homemade Citrus Cleaner

Homemade citrus cleaner cut grease?  No way!  Much less remove pet odor from carpet as well as hardwood floors!  I would have never believed it had I not tried it myself!

citrus peels on a counter. How to make homemade citrus cleaner. Hidden Springs Homestead


I’ve used vinegar for pouring into my water-bath canner, when canning, to prevent the white hard-water build up on my jars.  I’ve even poured it down the drain to make it smell better.  Even cleaned windows with it for years, but to remove grease and pet odor – I didn’t think it would work!

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How to Make Your Own Stencils

Image of a Stenciled floor

Learning how to make your own stencils is by far much cheaper than buying them online or in the store. 

Best of all, it’s fun and anyone can do it!  It does take a bit of patients, but if you’re a fellow DIYer, like me,  then you will enjoy the challenge.

Stencils don’t have to cost a lot of money, in fact it can cost only pennies.  You will need only a few simple supplies on hand.    

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Setting Goals For 2018?

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Unfinished Greenhouse

Wow, 2017 has come to an end!  Where does time go so quickly?  2017 was a great year of personal growth for us.   It had its ups and downs.  I do believe that if we learn from life experiences, we are better people for it.  On the down side – We held steady through a job loss and one of our properties fall victim to arson but on the up side – we began working to get a new business off the ground, the garden was the best ever we’ve had, we were able to install a drip irrigation system, and I completed my certification as a Master Gardener.  We are continuing to move forward with our dreams here on the homestead. 

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