What Do Moles Do To Your Lawn?

What Do Moles Do To Your Lawn?

When we first moved into our home, we knew we had extensive damage and mole hills in our yard. If you’re wondering “what do moles do to your lawn?”, let us explain. In this post, we’ll cover all you need to know about what moles do to your...
Reducing Stress in Your Living and Work Space

Reducing Stress in Your Living and Work Space

We know reducing stress is really important, but knowing how to reduce stress is not always easy. Stress can be a major factor preventing us from getting the most out of our lives, much less enjoying our lives at any level. It can cause us to become unfocused,...
15 Best Valentines Pasta Dinner Ideas

15 Best Valentines Pasta Dinner Ideas

Start planning your romantic meal with these Valentines pasta dinner ideas! As you know, Valentines Day is on February 14th. This is such a fun holiday to spend with your spouse, partner, or loved ones! The special occasion calls for a date night! You can do a date...
How to Organize Family Photos

How to Organize Family Photos

Are you one of those people who have hundreds, if not thousands, of photos in boxes in a closet or storage somewhere? If so, you’re in the right place to learn how to organize family photos. We take photos to preserve memories of family members, friends, and...
The Amazing Health Benefits of Jalapenos

The Amazing Health Benefits of Jalapenos

Jalapenos are one of the most common and well known peppers used in the United States, and even around the world. The health benefits of jalapenos, on the other hand, might not be as commonly known. Whether you’re a fan of spicy foods or not, you’ve...
Our Brick Fireplace Makeover | DIY Ideas

Our Brick Fireplace Makeover | DIY Ideas

We recently moved into a new house and the fireplace was not our style. If you’re considering a brick fireplace makeover DIY, then you probably know what I’m talking about. A fireplace can be a beautiful focal point in a living room, but outdated brick...
What to Pack in Car Emergency Kit

What to Pack in Car Emergency Kit

Do you like to be prepared for emergencies? If so, this post, What to Pack in Car Emergency Kit, is for you! You never know when you’ll be faced with one of many potential roadside emergencies. Some emergency situations include a flat tire, breaking down on the...
Simple Boho Window Treatments

Simple Boho Window Treatments

I am loving our new boho window treatments! Boho or bohemian style decor in interior design is one of those styles that will always be on-trend. Boho style is a free-spirited look that mixes different cultures and artistic expressions. Together they make an...
Simple Asian Chicken and Pepper Salad (Vegan)

Simple Asian Chicken and Pepper Salad (Vegan)

This vegan Asian chicken and pepper salad is a plant-based twist on an Asian grilled chicken salad. It’s an easy and healthy meal that is rich with umami flavor which makes it the perfect healthy comfort food. The warmth of the rice, chicken, and peppers...
25 Small Closet Shelving Ideas

25 Small Closet Shelving Ideas

When we bought our new house, I started researching small closet shelving ideas right away. This was because we started with no closet systems to speak of. There wasn’t even a bar for hanging clothes, so we had to create our own system. Through research, I...
Easy Sugar Cinnamon Pretzels Recipe | Snack Bites

Easy Sugar Cinnamon Pretzels Recipe | Snack Bites

This cinnamon pretzels recipe snack features salty pretzels, cinnamon sugar goodness, and rich melted butter. If you’re looking for an easy treat recipe, these easy cinnamon sugar pretzels are the perfect snack. This simple snack is the best way to have a...
The Best Sandwich Bread Recipe

The Best Sandwich Bread Recipe

Everyone loves sandwiches, but is there a best sandwich bread? You bet there is! My friend, Heather from Belted Oaks Farm, has agreed to let me share her favorite bread recipe with y’all! You can find more about her farm at the end of this post. Sandwiches are...
Our Closet Shelving Systems

Our Closet Shelving Systems

When we bought our house, there were no closet shelving systems installed. And by no closet shelving systems, I mean nothing at all. Not even a bar to hang our clothes. Our house, prior to us moving in, had recently been updated. Not fully remodeled, but it was move...
35 Stylish Bedroom Accent Wall Ideas

35 Stylish Bedroom Accent Wall Ideas

You’re going to love these bedroom accent wall ideas! Bedroom accent walls are a great way to improve the style of your bedroom. Best of all, you don’t have to add any more furniture or decor that takes up space. The typical bedroom accent wall is usually...
30 Best Plant Based Diet Snacks

30 Best Plant Based Diet Snacks

Plant based diet snacks don’t have to be boring! Plant-based eating is a lifestyle or diet consisting of mostly plant foods. Primarily, it’s a focus on eating mostly fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and seeds. It means no animal products, or a very small...
The Easy Baked Brie Recipe with Jam and Crescents

The Easy Baked Brie Recipe with Jam and Crescents

During the Winter season, this baked brie recipe with jam is one of my favorite holiday appetizers. The sweetness of the jam combined with the savory warm cheese and pastry puff, makes this the perfect appetizer. Take it to a party, or add to a cheese board for your...
40 Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

40 Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

These bathroom accent wall ideas can transform your bathroom from boring to beautiful. Accent walls can be an easy way to create visual interest in any room in your home. Whether you choose to paint your accent wall or add something with more texture, an accent wall...
30 Top Health Benefits of Onions

30 Top Health Benefits of Onions

Onions are used for their texture and flavor in so many different recipes across so many different cultures, but are they good for your health? They sure are! There are many health benefits of onions. There’s so much to learn about the health benefits of onions....
How Long do Onions Last in Pantry?

How Long do Onions Last in Pantry?

You probably landed here because you’re wondering how long do onions last in pantry. Great questions. Let’s get started… Onions are one of those vegetables that you always want to keep on hand, a kitchen staple. That’s because all of the...
Organic Freeze Dried Emergency Food

Organic Freeze Dried Emergency Food

Organic freeze dried emergency food is an important part of emergency preparedness. The most common situations where you may use emergency rations are natural disasters like a bad snowstorm, hurricane, or tornado. In the case of one of these disasters, you may not be...
50 Gifts for Organized People

50 Gifts for Organized People

Gifts for organized people can be really fun to shop for. First of all, are there lots of options. Seconds, shopping for that organized person in your life can be inspiring for your own projects. We all can use some organization help; right? Practical gifts are great...
The Goldenrod Tea Recipe (Benefits and How to Make)

The Goldenrod Tea Recipe (Benefits and How to Make)

You have to try this goldenrod tea recipe! Goldenrod herbal tea is an herbal supplement that boasts many health benefits and is simple and easy to make. This tea can be homemade with foraged goldenrod plants right from your yard with proper plant identification. It...
10 Health Benefits of Goldenrod

10 Health Benefits of Goldenrod

You may be surprised to learn there are many benefits of Goldenrod. Goldenrod is another one of those plants, like dandelions, that may be growing in your yard or garden that you would probably consider a weed. In full bloom, goldenrod flowers are bright yellow....
50 Best Gifts for Meditation Lovers

50 Best Gifts for Meditation Lovers

If you have a friend or family member that is devoted to spiritual practice, you’re going to want to save these gifts for meditation. This list has the best meditation gifts for meditation lovers of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re looking for a...
12 Health Benefits of Dandelions

12 Health Benefits of Dandelions

Did you know there are health benefits of dandelions? Yes, dandelions are those cute but persistent little yellow flowers you can’t seem to keep out of your yard. You may be surprised to know that they aren’t just a pesky weed. They actually have many valuable...
10 Health Benefits of Loose Leaf Tea

10 Health Benefits of Loose Leaf Tea

We have all heard about the health benefits of tea, but did you know there are many health benefits of loose leaf tea specifically? White tea, black tea, green tea, jasmine tea, and basically any other type of tea you can find has its own set of benefits. Tea has been...
Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Do you need a quick breakfast idea for the whole family? If so, these chocolate peanut butter banana muffins are the winner! After trying these healthy muffins or some healthy peanut butter banana bread, you’ll want to pass on the cold, processed cereal,...
No Bake Protein Energy Balls Recipe

No Bake Protein Energy Balls Recipe

Welcome! You may have landed here to see the protein energy balls recipe I shared on instagram. If so, welcome. If you landed here by mistake, you lucked out. After trying these high protein energy balls, you and your family are going have new favorite treats. With...
The Best Cherokee NC Hiking Trails

The Best Cherokee NC Hiking Trails

Cherokee, NC hiking trails are some of the best and most beautiful trails you can hike. In fact, the trails are one of the best things about living near Cherokee and the Great Smoky Mountains. Located in the southernmost tip of the Great Smoky Mountains, you won’t be...
Water Bath Canning for Beginners

Water Bath Canning for Beginners

Welcome to the homesteading section of the blog. Today, Heather, from Belted Oaks Farm, is sharing her best tips on water bath canning. As a beginner canner, herself, she wants you to learn what she has learned from others, and feel confident in your journey to home...
20 Under Kitchen Sink Organizing Ideas

20 Under Kitchen Sink Organizing Ideas

Welcome to Our Blue Ridge House blog! Today, we are going to talk about under kitchen sink organizing ideas. Underneath the kitchen sink can easily become of the messiest cabinets in the house. For some people, it’s one of the most used cabinets. For others,...
Health Benefits of Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil

Health Benefits of Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil

Both balsamic vinegar and olive oil boast a whole host of health benefits on their own. Together, they pack a hefty punch of antioxidants for a healthier body. The potential health benefits of balsamic vinegar and olive oil are worth looking into.  The least...
6 Ways for Preserving Food at Home

6 Ways for Preserving Food at Home

Today’s guest author, Heather from Second Chance Farm, is going to share common ways of preserving food. Enjoy! You have been busy in your garden this spring and summer. Chances are, you are now in the midst of harvesting and preserving food.  This time of...
The Health Benefits of Elderberry (Recipe and Uses)

The Health Benefits of Elderberry (Recipe and Uses)

Elderberry is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in the world, and the benefits of elderberry are still being discovered. This plant has been used for centuries as a supplement for holistic health and its medicinal properties are praised for healing all...
13 Best Haunted Houses in Asheville NC

13 Best Haunted Houses in Asheville NC

If you’re a lover of all things haunted and ghoulish, this list of haunted houses in Asheville, NC is for you. Asheville North Carolina’s rich history includes some chilling mysteries that will have you spooked. They are sure to fulfill all of your Halloween...
15 Black Lava Rock Landscaping Ideas

15 Black Lava Rock Landscaping Ideas

Black lava rock landscaping ideas are becoming increasingly popular. The decorative black rock adds a great contrast to the greens and other colorful plants and help them stand out. This decorative rock adds texture and makes for a beautiful display. Lava rock can be...
Plantain Salve Recipe: How to Make Healing Ointment

Plantain Salve Recipe: How to Make Healing Ointment

My sweet friend, Heather, from Second Chance Farm, is writing this article to share her plantain salve recipe with y’all! At the end of the post, I will share more of her homesteading articles that you will enjoy. What is Plantain Leaf? Plantain is one of the...
50 Backyard Bonfire Ideas

50 Backyard Bonfire Ideas

Whether it’s the warm glow of the bonfire, a small fire pit on your patio, or a little tabletop fire, there is no shortage of creative backyard bonfire ideas. The best way to get started on your fire pit goals is by looking through fire pit ideas. You may find a...
How To Organize Sweaters: 20 Best Tips

How To Organize Sweaters: 20 Best Tips

It’s almost Fall and that means sweater weather! Yay, break out that favorite sweater! It’s time to think about how to organize sweaters for the Fall and Winter months. Sweaters are one of those items that can take up a lot of space and you never really...
What To Wear Hiking in Fall

What To Wear Hiking in Fall

Fall is one of the best times of year for hiking! That means it’s time to think about what to wear hiking in Fall! There’s nothing better than refreshing cooler weather after the Summer season. After the Summer crowds have thinned out, the temperatures...
The Cody Jinks Concert: Alpharetta GA

The Cody Jinks Concert: Alpharetta GA

When first emerging, Cody Jinks was playing for nearly-empty bar rooms. Now Cody Jinks is the biggest independent country artist selling out venues across the country! At the end of the post, you’ll see a short video recap of the show! Who is Cody Jinks? You may...
10 Surprising Health Benefits of Pizza

10 Surprising Health Benefits of Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza? It’s one of the most popular foods in the world! Better yet, these health benefits of pizza will leave you feeling good about eating a slice or two! It may sound too good to be true, but eating pizza can actually be a great way to eat...
35 Healthy Vegan Snacks

35 Healthy Vegan Snacks

Having nutritious, healthy vegan snacks on hand to grab at any time is one way to help keep yourself and your family healthy. When you’re trying to eat healthy, and especially vegan, it’s easy to get bored of eating the same snacks over and over. This list...
20 Benefits of Raising Chickens | Pros and Cons

20 Benefits of Raising Chickens | Pros and Cons

In the past few years, many people have become interested in the benefits of raising chickens. Adorable chicken coop designs, enticing colorful egg pictures, and people being obsessed with their chickens entices more people to become backyard chicken owners. Are you...
30 Landscaping Ideas Around Septic Tank

30 Landscaping Ideas Around Septic Tank

It’s time to tackle the septic tank landscaping project! Here are some landscaping ideas around septic tank and tips to help you get started. Landscaping adds value and beauty to your home’s exterior, but a septic tank can add an extra challenge. You can...
50 Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Ideas

50 Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Ideas

Get inspired with these modern farmhouse bathroom ideas! The farmhouse style has been a popular design choice over the last several years. Perhaps it’s because it evokes a feeling of cozy charm or a more laid-back, casual vibe. Johanna Gaines has undoubtedly shown how...
20 Best Shoes for Landscaping

20 Best Shoes for Landscaping

Here are some of the best shoes for landscaping to help you tackle your outdoor projects. Creating an outdoor oasis or beautifying your backyard takes a lot of hard work. But, ask any landscaping pro, and they’ll tell you that having the right tools for the job makes...
60 Pantry Shelving Ideas And Organizing Tips

60 Pantry Shelving Ideas And Organizing Tips

Get your home in order with these 60 pantry shelving ideas and organizing tips! A disorganized pantry can make you feel like ordering take-out or zipping off to the nearest restaurant. It can also drain your wallet because you buy things you already have (you just...
30 Accent Wall Ideas for Small Living Room

30 Accent Wall Ideas for Small Living Room

If you are searching for accent wall ideas for small living room, we have 30 great options to share with you! An accent wall can be just the ticket to making a big statement in a small space. But you can go way beyond painting a wall a bold color to add visual...
35 Easy Camping Snacks for Kids

35 Easy Camping Snacks for Kids

These camping snacks for kids will be the best part of your kids outdoor activities and camping trips. Pack up the sleeping bags, your favorite camping snacks from below, and let’s have some fun! Camping with your kids is a great way to bring the family closer...
11 DIY Backyard Putting Green Kits

11 DIY Backyard Putting Green Kits

Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or just want a fun way to relax, these DIY backyard putting green kits are a must-have! Installing a putting green at home is a great idea for the entire family! You can practice your putt or test your skills against your friends and...
12 Amazing Health Benefits of Succulents

12 Amazing Health Benefits of Succulents

Did you know there are health benefits of succulents? You hear a lot about succulents these days, and you can find them everywhere. As you walk through supermarkets, drugstores, and Wal-Mart, you’re almost guaranteed to see these popular plants. But, what are...
Top 15 Essential Oils to Repel Fruit Flies

Top 15 Essential Oils to Repel Fruit Flies

Let’s talk about essential oils to repel fruit flies, and other easy tips to get rid of gnats. Many people prefer finding natural ways to get rid of pests instead of using toxic chemicals. Avoiding harsh chemicals is especially preferable in your kitchen, which...
20 Best Natural Toothpaste for Kids and Adults

20 Best Natural Toothpaste for Kids and Adults

Choosing the best natural toothpaste for kids and your family doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, I’m here to help! Brushing your teeth is likely one of those things you don’t think too much about. For many, it’s as natural as eating,...
21 Best Gardening Books for Beginners

21 Best Gardening Books for Beginners

Before you start digging, check out these best gardening books for beginners. Here, you will find a collection of books that will help everyone from apartment gardeners to organic vegetable gardeners. Free Gardening Resources Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast...
20 Best Backyard Golf Games and Outdoor Fun

20 Best Backyard Golf Games and Outdoor Fun

Backyard golf games are another popular addition to the outdoor game arena. With multiple options, it’s now easier than ever to practice your chip shot in your own yard. There’s nothing quite like some outdoor festivities to bring the whole family together, whether...
Raising Guinea Fowl:  All You Need to Know

Raising Guinea Fowl: All You Need to Know

Today, Heather from Second Chance Farm is going to share all you need to know about raising guinea birds. Introduction Hello! I’m Heather, and this is a blog post that I have been excited to put together for quite some time. My family and I are huge fans of...
12 Benefits of Drinking Olive Oil Before Bed

12 Benefits of Drinking Olive Oil Before Bed

Have you heard about the benefits of drinking olive oil before bed? If not, you’re going to love this post. Mary Poppins might sing the praises of a spoonful of sugar, but it’s a spoonful of olive oil that’s turning heads in the health world these days. Everyone...
10 Health Benefits of Mint Green Tea

10 Health Benefits of Mint Green Tea

Did you know there are health benefits of mint green tea? Everyone wants to feel their best so they can enjoy life, be happy, and live longer. High healthcare costs can be an extra incentive to stay in the best shape possible. Therefore, in addition to a nutritious...
Best Air Fryer for Family of 4 (2024 Reviews)

Best Air Fryer for Family of 4 (2024 Reviews)

Let’s take a look at the best air fryer for a family of 4. Busy family life and cooking tasty meals at home don’t always come easy. When your schedule is full, it can be hard to get dinner together for everyone. Even when you do have the time, you likely are...
38 Fun Day Trips in NC for Kids

38 Fun Day Trips in NC for Kids

Are you looking for day trips in NC for kids? If so, we’ve got a great list for you! Spending quality family time together is amazing, but doing the same things over and over can get boring. Sure, your kids might be fine spending every weekend at Chuck E....
140 Funny Hiking Sayings and Quotes

140 Funny Hiking Sayings and Quotes

Are you looking for funny hiking sayings or inspirational quotes to use with your social media posts? If so, you found the perfect post… Whether exploring a new trail or walking one you’ve conquered many times, if you love hiking, then you know it’s a lifestyle....
The Best Way to Organize Office Supply Closet

The Best Way to Organize Office Supply Closet

Today, we’re going to look at the best way to organize office supply closet. Working from home comes with lots of perks, including more flexibility and staying in your PJs (if you’re so inclined). But, if you don’t have a dedicated workspace and a way to keep...
No Till Gardening: 6 Easy Steps to Start

No Till Gardening: 6 Easy Steps to Start

(Guest Author: Heather @ BeltedOaksFarm – Edited: Sarah @OurBlueRidgeHouse) Once I started researching no till gardening, it made so much sense, and I wondered why I had not pursued it sooner for our own garden!  Last year was our first year of managing a...
DIY Backyard Splash Pad: 5 Easy Ideas

DIY Backyard Splash Pad: 5 Easy Ideas

Not ready for a swimming pool area in your yard? Here are ways to make a DIY backyard splash pad for the whole family. Nothing beats the summertime heat like splashing around in some nice, cool water. But, don’t worry, you don’t need a massive inground pool to enjoy...
How to Make DIY Oregano Oil (15 Benefits and Uses)

How to Make DIY Oregano Oil (15 Benefits and Uses)

This DIY oregano oil recipe will be your go to when stocking your medicine cabinet with all natural remedies. What is oregano oil? Oregano, formally known as Origanum vulgare, is a small plant that belongs to the mint family. The Oregano oil is extracted...
Walking Barefoot: 8 Amazing Health Benefits

Walking Barefoot: 8 Amazing Health Benefits

I have been looking forward to talking with you about walking barefoot since I started this blog. Now that I’ve had some extra time, I have put together this post to share with you the science behind it, the benefits of going barefoot, how it effects your mental...
Starting Seeds Indoors: A Guide for Beginners

Starting Seeds Indoors: A Guide for Beginners

Welcome back to the homesteading series. Today we are sharing tips about starting seeds indoors. Myself and Heather, from Belted Oak Farm, are going to teach you all about starting seeds. If you don’t have the best green thumb, but you want to learn how to grow...
15 Best Energy Bars for Hiking

15 Best Energy Bars for Hiking

Before heading out on your next outdoor adventure, check out these best energy bars for hiking. Hiking can be as relaxing or strenuous as you want it to be. But, no matter what hiking style you prefer, maintaining a good energy level is crucial. Of course, the more...
70 Best Hiking Gifts for Her | 2024

70 Best Hiking Gifts for Her | 2024

Does a woman in your life love to hike? If so, you’ll want to check out these best hiking gifts for her. Hiking is an incredible way to get fit, relieve stress, return to nature, and enjoy the great outdoors. But if you’re a hiker, then you know trying to hike...
Introduction to Homesteading

Introduction to Homesteading

Are you curious about how to live a more simple life? Become more self-sufficient? Growing your own food? Well, let’s dig into an introduction to homesteading to help get you started. Soon, you’ll be ready for your homesteading journey and self-sufficient...
25 Top Backyard Enclosed Patio Ideas

25 Top Backyard Enclosed Patio Ideas

Whether you’re working with a spacious backyard or a small outdoor space, these backyard enclosed patio ideas offer lots of inspiration. Creating the ultimate backyard oasis can add a lot of value to your home. The value it delivers isn’t just in terms of money but...
Can Chiropractic Help Anxiety?

Can Chiropractic Help Anxiety?

Today, we are going to answer “Can chiropractic help anxiety?”, and touch on how anxiety and chiropractors have effected our family. We, as a family, have been receiving regular chiropractic care for many years. The purpose of our first chiropractic...
Our Fun Getaway to Knoxville, TN

Our Fun Getaway to Knoxville, TN

This weekend trip to Knoxville, TN was a no brainer. From the moment we found out our favorite musician was playing there, we knew we would be taking a fun family road trip. After making sure our friends could stay with our dogs, we booked our hotel and snagged up our...
30 Best Backyard Landscaping Ideas on a Budget

30 Best Backyard Landscaping Ideas on a Budget

Are you searching for backyard landscaping ideas on a budget? If so, we’ve got 30 cheap and beautiful ways to transform your space! Creating a backyard retreat is a great way to elevate your space and add value. Plus, it’s an ideal way to expand your square...
35 Best Low-Carb Vegetarian Snack Ideas

35 Best Low-Carb Vegetarian Snack Ideas

Are you looking for low-carb vegetarian snack ideas? If so, this this has everything you’ll need to get started on your healthy eating habits. Eating healthy is something everyone wants to do. Thanks to busy schedules, a low-carb diet is often easier said than...
How to Keep Dogs from Digging Under Fence

How to Keep Dogs from Digging Under Fence

If you’re looking how to keep dogs from digging under fence, you’ve come to the right place. When a dog digs its way into your neighbor’s yard or street, it becomes a tremendous inconvenience. Stopping your dog from tunneling under the fence or...
The Best Organic Vitamin D Supplement (2024)

The Best Organic Vitamin D Supplement (2024)

Looking to improve your health? Than, y’all are going to love this best organic vitamin D supplement collection! It’s a good idea to make sure you’re getting the recommended amount of vitamins and minerals for your overall health. It’s relatively easy to...
17 Best Backyard Fence Ideas for Privacy

17 Best Backyard Fence Ideas for Privacy

If you’ve been searching for cheap backyard fence ideas you’ve come to the right place! With creative fence designs, you can add beauty, a dash of style, and a barrier to your outdoor space. If you have pets, or close neighbors, fencing is a must in the...
Choosing a Floor Plan Design

Choosing a Floor Plan Design

Long before we bought our lot, we began searching for a floor plan design. Believe it or not, we enjoy looking at houses and floor plan designs simply for entertainment. So, when it came time to choose a floor plan design for building a house, we were all in! There...
How Many Square Feet in One Acre (A Video Tour)

How Many Square Feet in One Acre (A Video Tour)

One Acre: How Many Square Feet? If you’re wondering how many square feet are in one acre, you’ve come to the right place. On our first video, we shared our experience purchasing a lot for sale. Now, we are excited to take you on a tour of our one acre lot, and show...
Purchasing a Lot for Sale

Purchasing a Lot for Sale

Shortly after moving to the Blue Ridge Mountains, we began looking at lots for sale. Within the first couple weeks of searching, we found many lots for sale in Transylvania County. Most lots, however, are on switchback roads, have heavily wooded grounds, and are not...