Free shipping on all U.S. orders $100+

10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

January 08, 2015

2015 is here, but before we can move forward with new posts, I thought it would be fun to look back and see what were the most viewed posts of 2014.  A sincere thank you goes out to all of you who have followed us through the year.  Sharing our life with all of you has been a blast and the comments and emails in return have been treasured more than I can express.

With a mix of homemade bath & body to pantry items to chicken-keeping, this year's list features quite a variety.  If you would like to check out the 10 most popular posts of 2013, they are here.

Here we go!  Here are the 10 most popular posts in 2014:

10.  Lemon-Poppyseed Moisturizing Sugar Scrub
Sugar scrubs are easy to whip up and great gifts to give.  This one leaves your skin smooth and moisturized!

9.  25 Ways To Simplify Your Life
Fitting for the New Year, but perfect for anytime of year, is the idea of simplifying.  So many of you have reached out to me after reading this list and finding it helpful.  Thank you!!

8.  16 Ways To Successfully Cut Your Food Budget
Another that's perfect for the New Year, this is a list I've compiled of some of the things we've done to effectively cut our budget.  It takes a little work initially, but it's worth it when you see the savings stack up in your savings account!

7.  Whipped Butter Cream Body Butter
I started posting homemade bath and body product recipes last year and you've told me you want more so look for more coming soon!

6.  Chicken 101:  9 Things We've Learned Raising Chickens
This is a post I wrote shortly after we began raising chickens to list a few points those considering raising chickens may want to think about.

5.  Making Your Own Spice/Herb Blends
Featuring 16 Spice/Herb blends, you're sure to find a few favorites to add to your own pantry as well as a few to make for hostess or Holiday gifts!

4.  Snowmen Made of Socks
I was surprised this made the list!  Cute little snowmen made of white and patterned socks!

3.  25 Ways To Make Extra Money On The Homestead
Hopefully you'll discover an idea or two you hadn't thought of!

2.  Making Homemade Laundry Soap
Super simple and money-saving, whether you choose the liquid or the powdered, this is a great recipe that works well.  The original post is here and the updated post is here.

1.Chicken Coop 101:  13 Lessons Learned While Building Our Coop
This post is not a surprise.  At nearly a half million views, this is by far our most popular post every year.  And if you'd like more specific info about our coop, you can visit The Chicken Coop at Cobble Hill Farm.

I can't wait to see what 2015 brings!
Happy New Year!!

Disclosure: In an effort to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendations, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and please know that I will only feature products I love.

Also in Life At Cobble Hill Farm

Slow-Cooker "Baked" Potatoes

February 22, 2018

My husband is not a baked potato fan. He's made that very clear. Several times..... He is, however, a huge fan of twice baked potatoes. So I've found the perfect compromise since I do appreciate a good baked potato. I scoop out his potato and mix it with a little butter, milk, and cheese (as I would for a twice baked potato), but I don't bake it a second time. Instead, I spoon it back into the...

View full article →

Freezer Cooking 101: A Beginner's Guide Part 1 of 3

February 21, 2018

This is the first of a 3-part series on Freezer Cooking.  I got hooked on freezer cooking a couple of years ago.  While we don't eat the majority of our meals as freezer meals, I love counting on them at least once or twice a week as well as having a meal or two extra that's handy if I've forgotten to take something out.  

Finding ways to simplify mealtime has become incredibly popular, and for...

View full article →

$100.00/Week Real Food Meal Plan - Week 8

February 19, 2018

If you’re just tuning in, this is an ongoing series in which I share our weekly meal plan as I (attempt) to convert us to a Whole/Real Food lifestyle.  Our grocery budget is $100.00/week for 2 adults.  Often I make 2 different meals because I am primarily plant-based and my husband is not.  Most of what we eat is made from scratch and any boxed, canned and/or frozen products follow the Real Food...

View full article →

We're so happy you're here!

We'd love for you to sign up for our newsletter where we send occasional new product alerts, discount codes and farm happenings.  And maybe an occasional chicken or goat hug....