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The Lost Art of Waving- It’s a Southern Thing

By The Coastal Homestead | Jun 15, 2016 | 4 Comments

The Lost Art of Waving- It’s a Southern Thing Almost thirty years ago when visiting my husbands hometown in the South, I noticed many differences between the common folk (locals) and the tourist (Yankees- AKA me). One of the main things that stood out was their friendliness and Southern Hospitality. I was convinced everyone was…

It’s More Than Just Chickens- It’s about feeding my family

By The Coastal Homestead | May 23, 2016 | 18 Comments

  It’s More Than Just Chickens – It’s about feeding my family People across the country are fighting for the right to provide for their families with gardens and small backyard livestock. My family is one of those affected, and the new laws are taking the food off my children’s plates. This is our story. It’s More Than…

Sweet Potato Quiche

By The Coastal Homestead | May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Sweet Potato Quiche- Gluten and Grain Free! Sweet Potato Quiche- I am always looking for new recipes my family will eat and enjoy, this recipe did not disappoint! The sweet potato crust brings a nice balance to the savory filling and it’s loaded with seasonal produce that should be easy to find any time…

Benefits of Strawberries & Over 30 Ways to Use Them!

By The Coastal Homestead | May 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

Benefits of Strawberries and over 30 ways to use them! Strawberry picking is one of the nostalgic memories I have of my youth and it is a tradition I have passed on to my children. Very rarely do we ever miss a strawberry season that we don’t go picking as a family. With the old…

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes- in 5 Easy Steps

By The Coastal Homestead | Aug 16, 2015 | 30 Comments

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes- in 5 Easy Steps I’ve never ran across a sweet potato I didn’t like; Sweet Potato Fries, Sweet Potato Casserole, Sweet Potatoes and Beets, Sweet Potato Noodles, Sweet Potatoes and Marshmallows, Sweet Potato Pie, Sweet Potato Butter, Sweet Potato Chips– you name it SWEET and I like it *insert Bubba…

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Welcome! I'm Amber of The Coastal Homestead. I'm a married mother of three, self-employed contractor, 4-H leader, herb society president, writer, blogger, community volunteer, and a DIYer. My family and I are on a journey towards a sustainable, self-reliant, greener lifestyle with a frugal budget.

I understand the daily struggles of running a household, being a single mother, financial stress, sickness, and obstacles, because I've been there. I've walked in those shoes and I have learned from many of my mistakes along the way. 

I share about creating a homestead with what you have, having less and enjoying more, and empowering you to do the same. 

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