Posts by Amber Bradshaw

DIY Fire Pit; Quick, Easy, and Cheap

  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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Life at The Coastal Homestead

  Many of you may already be familiar with the term Homestead, some of you may not know the definition of Homesteading but you know that you want a Homestead of your own! “Broadly defined, homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or…

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Helping Hands in the Home

        When I grew up, helping with the housework wasn’t an option, we didn’t get paid to do it, there wasn’t a bribe involved, it was an expected part of being in a family and we didn’t question it. If chores weren’t accomplished we often couldn’t eat until they were and we…

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Landscaping and Gardening on a Budget

    Landscape and garden on a Budget Did your money tree fail to produce this year? Do you want a pretty yard or a lush garden but low on cash? Have no fear, The Queen of the frugal gardeners is here! I am frugal for two reasons; # 1 out of need. We are…

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Let Thieves Protect You

The story of The Four Thieves. Four Thieves Vinegar,  Also refereed to Marseilles Vinegar. Researching the history/story of The Four Thieves and it’s original recipe you will find as many different variations as if you looked up the history of the original pizza. Everyone claims to be the first to the discovery and have the…

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DIY Coastal Pillows

  As you know this blog is called The Coastal Homestead because we live by the ocean. Hubby is big into surfing and our family loves everything about the beach so our taste and home reflect that, including how we decorate our home. I fell in love with pillows I saw on the internet but…

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Eating like the Jetsons?

  What if I told you that you could help supplement your diet with organic fruits and vegetables that you make yourself and take it in a pill??? Sounds a little space age doesn’t it? Well it’s not, in fact it’s quite simple and cost-effective. Keep reading and I’ll show you how

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Black Gold- The right way to drink coffee

     Are you drinking your coffee all wrong??? I was. I have been my whole life and I am MAD! As a child, it was a special treat to pick out one of my grandmothers precious china cups and saucers, sit down with a sugar cookie and bird watch out the window with a…

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Chickens- getting started part 3 ordering-1 week old

Congratulations on your decision to add chickens to your homestead and on your journey to Food Independence! It is a big step and a rewarding , I am glad you decided to join us. If you have read part 1 and 2 you are ready to go, if not here is the link to one…

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The Coastal Homestead is adding livestock!

Can you say chickens? We can, and 15 of them! When you read this post please do so with the same excitement as a 5 yr old on Christmas morning, as that is the spirit in which it was written with the occasional high-pitched squeal from time to time. Have you ever had an off…

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