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

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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…

Everything Garlic: Growing, Cooking and Medicine

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Garlic has to be one of the favorites of both the culinary and medicinal world. It has been in use for over 5000 years and it’s popularity is growing stronger than ever. I’m not sure if that is due in part of the Twilight series becoming so popular or the ever-increasing amount of antibiotic resistant…

4 Easy DIY Fire Starters

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You’ve all seen it before; some idiot pouring gasoline on a pile of wood to get a fire started then **poof!** Worse yet, turpentine, lighter fluid, paint thinner, and any other flammable liquid people can get their hands on. Without going into the obvious reason not to use any of these methods mentioned above; fire…

DIY Fire Pit; Quick, Easy, and Cheap

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  Quick, Easy, and Cheap My three favorite words! Who doesn’t love roasting marshmallows and sitting by a fire when there is a slight chill in the air? Well you don’t have to be Bob Vila or even Bob the Builder to have a functional fire pit. Sure all of those internet pictures and ideas…

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Welcome! I'm Amber of The Coastal Homestead. We live on the coast in a tourist community, about as far from the farm life as you can get, but somehow we make it work. 
In the middle of the chaos, HOA's, county laws, the keeping up with the Jone's and full-time jobs we are able to find simplicity and connect with nature and our roots.  

As a married mother of three, self-employed contractor, 4-H leader, herb society president, writer, blogger, community volunteer, and a DIYer, 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 our journey about creating a homestead with what you have, having less and enjoying more, and empowering you to do the same. 

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