Composting 101 – How to Start Composting

Composting allows gardeners to turn kitchen waste and lawn clippings into fertilizer for their gardens. It builds the soil in your garden by adding...

Ways to Use Raw Honey to Improve Your Health

Honey's use as a medical treatment dates back to ancient Egypt when it was commonly used as a topical treatment for minor wounds.   Today,...

4 Ways to Produce Food for Your Family

Producing food for your family is a goal for most homesteading families on the path to self-sufficiency. Taking control of your food supply means...

Multi-Purpose Homemade Bathroom Cleaner & Soap Scum Remover

Keeping the bathroom clean can be a daunting task. We want to make sure the germs are wiped away as well the grime. The bathroom is the most...

Low-Maintenance No-Till Lasagna Gardening

No-till gardening has grown in popularity in recent years as more gardeners look for ways to grow their own food without the need for expensive...

Heart-Shaped Bird Seed Ornaments

Attracting song birds to our yards can help control pests like mosquitoes, while also adding some enjoyable bird watching to our days. Bird seed ornaments make a lovely addition to bird feeding stations, and can be made into any shape we like. I've chosen hearts...

15 Inspirational Gardeners on Instagram

Instagram is a visual playground where we can witness everything from food to home decor to daily life, but nothing can provide more visual stimulation than the colorful hues of flowers and fauna from our fellow gardeners. Summer is an especially enjoyable time to...

Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

There are few things I like more than good buffalo chicken wings.  I love to order wings when I eat out, but they have gotten very expensive. So I came up with a way to make wings that are just as good, if not better, than wings from a restaurant at a fraction of the...

How to Doctor a Boxed Cake Mix

Are you looking for an easy way to make a box cake mix taste like a bakery quality cake? Adding pudding to cake mix makes the cake more moist, dense, and flavorful. It is perfect if you want a nice quality cake, but lack a lot of time or experience. First, let me say...

Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour

This year as we walked into the Florida Railroad Museum to ride on Thomas the Train, we attended for the first time as a family of 5. In fact, there were a lot of ways in which Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour was different for us. I guess you could say it was...

Our Day Out with Thomas Tradition

Thomas the Train is coming to town as part of his annual Day Out with Thomas tour. How do I know? The commercials have started airing on TV, and my kids ask to go every time they see one. They literally spend the entire year anticipating Thomas' visit, but it...

Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017

It's that time of year again; Thomas the Train will be pulling into The Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish, Florida. For two weekends, March 11-12 & 17-19, kids and their families can join Thomas and his friends for a full day of activities, games, stories, and...

Why We Homestead

We all have different reasons for why we homestead. They are what make our journeys unique. They are also what bring us together. It is those reasons that make homesteaders stand out, and what make homesteading such a rewarding experience. So, what is homesteading?...

Florida Edibles to Plant in February

February is a big month for planting in Florida. While there is still a slight chance for freezing temperatures, most vegetables need to be started this month if they are to produce before the summer heat and humidity kills them. I'm still starting lettuce seeds even...

About Bonnie - The Not So Modern Housewife

Hi, I’m Bonnie. I’m not-so-modern. I’m that strange girl who enjoys gardening, canning, and baking from scratch while being told people from my generation don’t do such things. I’m a do-er. I like working with my hands, making things, and staying busy. Learn More>>