Cool Stuff – Pioneer Skills
“8 Ideas to Elevate Your Thanksgiving Place Settings”

If you cannot already tell, we love a good tablescape. We even have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to them. It is really the details that make holiday entertaining unforgettable.  So you’ve polished your silverware and pulled out your favorite china, you’ve got your perfect centerpiece ready to go, and your menu finalized, its time for those final touches that will make your event extra special. The following are 8 Ideas to […]

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“5 At Home Remedies to Boost Your Immune System”

The holidays are upon us, and unfortunately, togetherness coupled with a busy schedule can often come with germs and stress.  To help combat the terrible twosome we turn to our kitchens for 5 At Home Remedies to Boost Your Immune System. PHOTO: Gardening Channel 1. Raw Honey & Garlic Your kitchen is packed with all kinds of wonders to boost your immune system, and your backyard is too. Mix two of those […]

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“How to Clean Black Walnuts”

This is a story of How to Clean Black Walnuts, and I think you’re going to like it because now you’re going to be searching for them on your walks. You never know what treasures are out there that you didn’t even realize. One of my almost daily rituals at Tulipwood is to go for walks in the state park across the street. This year, there have been a plethora […]

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“DIY Wine Gift Bag + Free Printable Wine Tags”

Honestly, if there is one thing we all love it’s a good bottle of wine. There is definitely no gift anyone appreciates more at “Friendsgiving.” We have put together a few ways to jazz up a wine bottle for gifting purposes, to make your hostess smile. Keep reading for a DIY Wine Gift Bag + Free Printable Wine Tags. PHOTO: The Everygirl The Tea Towel Wrap All you’ll need is your favorite tea […]

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“How to Arrange a Thanksgiving Flower Centerpiece with Tanarah Luxe”

Recently we had the pleasure of visiting the design studio and shop at Tanarah Luxe Floral, a renowned floral designer for weddings and events. We were lucky enough to learn all about How to Arrange a Thanksgiving Flower Centerpiece with Tanarah herself.   Domo the cat was also onsite with his tips to make sure you really create a magical centerpiece.  Tanarah was full of tips on how you can achieve a beautiful […]

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“How to Bake Bread In A Beer Can”

Editor’s note: Anjuli is the latest contributor and is truly a lady that lives out her pioneer dreams! She is a natural storyteller with many exciting tales to share and a wealth of #pioneerskills we all can learn from. We are super excited to share her first post about making a beer can oven, really how cool! Take it away, Anjuli! One of my favorite things about camping is how being in […]

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“Last Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Make From Your Closet”

Halloween is Tuesday, but many will be heading out to costume parties this weekend.  While we love a good excuse to dress up, we aren’t always the best at planning ahead.  In an effort to remain always resourceful we have a roundup of last-minute costumes you can make with your existing wardrobe. PHOTO: Lauren Conrad Farmer or Scarecrow Grab some boots, a plaid button-down and either overalls or regular jeans […]

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“5 Things Found In Nature For A Perfect Fall Tablescape”

When it comes to entertaining, what really sets an event apart are the details. Bringing an organic touch to your fall tablescapes is easy and inviting.  The following are 5 things you can find in nature for the perfect fall tablescape. PHOTO: HGTV PHOTO: Apartment Therapy PHOTO: Amy Merrick 1. Twigs And Branches You can easily find twigs and branches right in your own backyard, and the possibilities for a […]

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“Meet The Modern Pioneers: John Stephens of Rich-N-Tone Calls”

During our most recent Adventure Getaway, we had the pleasure of traveling to Arkansas to meet and learn from a legend. John Stephens is three-time World Champion Duck Caller and President of RNT Calls Inc. John is also a co-host of RNT-V, a waterfowl show featured on the Sportsman Channel.   We were in awe of all that John had to teach us.  His vast knowledge of hunting and calls is evident […]

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“How To Repurpose Your Candle Jars”

The first sign of cooler temperatures sends us running out to fill our homes with all the delightful scents of the season. There is just nothing quite as inviting as a beautifully-packaged, fragrant candle. Unfortunately, these burn out and you’re left with a pesky, wax-filled container. In an effort to remain always resourceful (and justify our serious candle habit), we investigated the best ways to rid the wax and repurpose those lovely […]

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