How to make contact paper countertops on a budget

Need Countertops on a Budget? When we were making decisions about what to do with kitchen countertops on our homestead, my mom told me about contact paper countertops. When she was a young girl, my great grandmother would recruit my mom and her sisters to change out the contact paper in her kitchen. It took […]

A new backside - Manufactured Home Reno

We’ve been busy working on the back side of the future homestead’s manufactured home. By the time we’re done with this It may as well be requalified as a site built home. At any rate, last weekend we removed the back window of the living room and replaced it with a sliding glass door. While we […]

Raised Comfrey Bed Part 2 Hero Image

In part two of the Raised Comfrey Bed series, we finish up the bed construction. The primary focus of this episode was to sheet mulch over the soil. Click this link if you missed Raised Comfrey Bed | Part 1. So what is sheet mulching? Here’s a good definition from Wikipedia. In permaculture, sheet mulching is an […]

Building a raised comfrey bed

This weekend we started preparing a Raised Comfrey Bed to plant this spring. This bed has a couple purposes. 1: The comfrey leaves will be sold to midwives in East Texas to be used in their practice. 2: The comfrey roots will be harvested and sold as cuttings for propagation. If you’re not familiar with […]

Granberg Alaskan Chainsaw Mill - East Texas Homestead

Last Christmas, I collected quite a few Amazon.com gift cards from friends and family. In years past, this would cause a dilemma due to having so many options. Not this year! I knew exactly what I wanted. I had become quite a fan of the Wranglerstar channel on YouTube and really enjoyed his videos on timber […]

Mr. Heater - Big Buddy with 20 pound propane tank

How to use Mr. Heater Big Buddy with a 20-pound propane tank In the video below, I show you the first time I started up and used my Mr. Heater Big Buddy propane space heater. I opted for using the 20-pound tank connected by a hose and propane filter. This seems like a better setup […]

How to fix a freeze plug with JB Water Weld This isn’t the classic “homesteading” post, but it is part of our journey. the video below shows you an easy freeze plug fix for my Jeep Wrangler. I want to start by saying, I’m not a professional mechanic. But i can tell you that this $9 tube […]

Fun Pumpkin Activity

You may have already seen my post It’s Pumpkin Time! A Fun Pumpkin Craft for Young Children, but since it’s the week of Halloween, I figured I’d post another easy pumpkin activity. If you’re looking for a way to entertain your child and keeps them engaged, this is right for you! Buddy worked on switching the […]

Make Easy Pumpkin Pie Spice Coffee at Home

October 25, 2014


Every morning Little Dude and I get up before the rest of the family. I guess he just likes his daddy time. One of the first things we do each morning is make the coffee.

This time of year, there’s nothing better than a hot cup of pumpkin pie spiced coffee. I’m always tempted to stop by the big green coffee shop and get a pumpkin late or something of the like. A couple times a year I’ll splurge on the $6 drink. The thing is, every time I do, I think to myself, I could make one of these just as good for about 13 cents at home.

Since I love fall flavored coffee so much, we make it year round. Here’s a quick video showing you the easy way to make a good cup of pumpkin pie spiced coffee.