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How We Make Our Essential Oil Diffuser Pendants
 
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Check out how we make our essential oil diffuser pendants. It pretty simple and we carefully prepare the clay so the oils do not dissolve it and so they can't touch clothing or skin! Add your favorite essential oil, wear it immediately, and feel good all day, every day, everywhere you go! No waiting for it to dry because the oil goes in the little well on the back so it isn't near your clothing or skin. Learn more about diffusing at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/diffuser-faqs.html At this time pendants are only available at craft fairs. If you are interested in one please contact me through my website for information on how to get one to you. Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi
HOW TO MAKE REAL SUN DRIED TOMATOES
 
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If you have extra cherry or plum tomatoes, then check out this video on how to make real sun dried tomatoes. Why buy them when you can simply make them yourself? Affiliate links to Amazon for supplies used: - Food Grade Netting https://amzn.to/2wkoJ9l - Cheesecloth https://amzn.to/2wpN7q9 - Ecosmart Cutting Board https://amzn.to/2PLdEWK - Dexter Russel Carbon Steel Knife https://amzn.to/2PcOL5g Check out more simple recipes and DIY's on our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/crafts--more.html Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
How To Make A Giant Crochet Wedding Dreamcatcher
 
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This giant dreamcatcher was designed and made for my daughters wedding. Directions on our blog at (Including crocheting the center): https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/giant-wedding-dream-catcher Check out more wedding ideas on our site at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/weddings--more.html Materials Used (affiliate links): - Wide Cotton Lace: http://amzn.to/2hVu4fL -1" Cotton Lace: http://amzn.to/2i7NyBF - Lace: http://amzn.to/2hUSAxC - Pom Pom lace: http://amzn.to/2zqz8zC Note the following feathers were used on a different Giant Wedding dreamcatcher I made found here: https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/diy-giant-crochet-dreamcatcher - Gold Tipped White Feathers: http://amzn.to/2hTjCFp - White Feathers: http://amzn.to/2zqyAK4 Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi
Generac GP2200i Generator Review
 
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Unboxing and review of the Generac GP2200i generator. We have NOT received any compensation for this review. We are doing this review completely on our own for the benefit of our viewers and others that may be interested in purchasing one. We purchased the generator to run our 5,000 BTU air conditioner and a few other items (coffee maker) in our 18' travel trailer. Note that when we are running the coffee machine, we temporarily turn off the air conditioner. Affiliate link to generator on Amazon.com: - Generac 2200 Watt Generator https://amzn.to/2uw9WHx - Generac Generator Cover https://amzn.to/2uwRfU4 - Generac Parallel Kit https://amzn.to/2NUgW9r Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
Refurbishing Our Old Banquet Table
 
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Why should we throw out our old banquet table when we can refurbish it? We not only redid our old banquet table, but we gained a top for the saw horses that we can use for other tasks and projects! Thats the best part....nothing was thrown out! Read more about repurposing and reusing on our website at: https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/household-waste.html Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi
DIY Spinning Table Top Jewelry Display
 
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We made this simple DIY spinning table top jewelry display for our pendants at our first upcoming craft fair :-) The lazy susan is 14" diameter and found on amazon (affiliate link) here: http://amzn.to/2GJhOu6 The four side piece dimensions are each 24" high by 9.75" wide. More DIY projects on our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/crafts--more.html Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi
DIY WOODEN SOAP DECKS
 
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A short video showing how we make our simple all natural sustainable clear pine soap decks from start to finish! A soap deck is better than a soap dish because it allows the water to drain rather than pool around the soap. Using a soap deck instead of a soap dish helps soap last longer :-) Check out other DIY projects on our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/do-it-yourself.html Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi
Buying Raw Land For Homesteading
 
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There is a lot to think about before choosing a piece of land for a homestead! We had a lot of requirements, but we finally found the perfect piece to begin building our future homestead on from scratch! In this video we share what those requirements were and how we made out with respect to them. We have a three to five year plan to get this all done so we can move, and it's all on a limited budget so we are excited to finally get started! Please follow us as we work to build our homestead and enjoy our land over the next few years and eventually when we move there permanently from our home in the suburbs. Visit our website for our other homesteading plans and our step by step check list at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/homestead.html Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
HOMESITE  CLEARING & Road Update
 
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The road is done and we have pretty much finished clearing the homesite for now. Just some 'smoothing out' to do! A big thanks to Lambert Excavating in Chestertown! You did a great job Donnie😊 Next steps are to have the well dug and get the septic system installed. We are meeting with the well driller this week and the septic requires an engineer design so that is sort of holding us up right now because they are backed up until August sometime. Electric is in the works too, so stay tuned for more! Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
DIY Mini Dream Catcher Favors
 
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"Dream without fear, Love without limits." Lovely key chain sized dream catchers we made for my daughters wedding shower! Link to FREE download the printable (and editable) MS word tags:https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/diy-dream-catcher-shower-favors Affiliate Links to some of the products used: - Faux Suede cord in Black http://amzn.to/2hqi88e - Faux Suede cord in Coffee http://amzn.to/2v1VGp9 - Waxed Cotton string in White http://amzn.to/2w9xT6V - Waxed Cotton string in Ivory http://amzn.to/2uZ7qdu - Brown Pheasant Feathers http://amzn.to/2v24tYj - Black and White Guinea Feathers http://amzn.to/2v2kVaY - Dark Brown wooden Beadshttp://amzn.to/2uZxYeN NOTE: we had to drill the holes larger - Brown Craft Paper http://amzn.to/2w9IvCG - Twine http://amzn.to/2v2nJVe Check out more wedding ideas on our site at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/weddings--more.html Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi
Jayco Swift SLX 185RB (2013) - Off Grid
 
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We set up our little Jayco 185 RB trailer on our homestead land! Now we can relax and live in the 'lap of luxury' while we work on building our future homestead from scratch :-) We absolutely love this little RV. The trailer is 18' but that includes the tongue. The actual inside of the trailer is 16' and even though it is small it just perfect for two people and has everything we need! Read more about this Little RV (including a few negatives) on our blog at http://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/little-trailer-on-the-homestead Items We Use For Our Off the Grid RV (affiliate links): - Propane tank splitter and extension hose (so we can connect to the barbecue) https://amzn.to/2NJKGVG - Propane tank guage https://amzn.to/2AeVWaE - 30 lb. propane tank (upgraded from 20) https://amzn.to/2OlbFYv - Weber Grill https://amzn.to/2JYTPqZ - Igloo 5 gallon Jug https://amzn.to/2NNWAO9 - Reversible Outdoor Rug https://amzn.to/2Ac8i35 - Lifetime Picnic Table https://amzn.to/2LDC7hH - Generac 2200i Generator https://amzn.to/2Ok9PY0 - check out our review on our YouTube channel here ​https://youtu.be/mjfFMktYesg - LED light bulbs in every single light (every trailer is different!) https://amzn.to/2JWafAu - Paper towel holder https://amzn.to/2OjRfz3 - Outdoor step rug https://amzn.to/2uP1ALy - Key and mail holder https://amzn.to/2Ad4Rt2 - TV with DVD player https://amzn.to/2JYx4Uh - TV Wall Mount https://amzn.to/2uQQ6a4 - Queen Size Gel Foam Mattress https://amzn.to/2uS2HtP Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
How To Crochet XL Plastic Bag Holder - It Stretches!
 
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This jumbo plastic bag holder is of medium difficulty and actually stretches to accommodate more bags! It uses chain, single crochet, and front and back post double crochet. It also incorporates an elastic hair band into the bottom for pulling the bags through. Everyone that visits me says they want/need one when they see it! The one with the maroon trim hangs in my house, the one I make in the video (green trim) was made for my sister. Full written pattern is available at the link below. Supplies (affiliate links): - Size 4.5 mm crochet hook - http://amzn.to/2FEwlWR - Red Heart Super Saver Aren Fleck Yarn - http://amzn.to/2Fznuti - Red Heart in Hunter Green or Marroon (optional) - Yarn Needle - Scunci Hair Band - http://amzn.to/2Gp7zLC The written directions can be found on our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/crochet-plastic-bag-holder-extra-large-size Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
Polar HD 1200 Trailer Review
 
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Here is our Polar HD 1200 Trailer review! We recently purchased the trailer to help with some work around our future homestead land and having used it several times now we are very happy with it! ***NOTE We are not affiliated with Polar or Clam in any way. We have NOT received any compensation for this review. We are doing this review completely on our own for the benefit of our viewers and others that may be interested in purchasing one.*** AFFILIATE LINKS THROUGH AMAZON: - Polar HD 1200 Trailer https://amzn.to/2OHfKpd - Polar Trailer 2" Ball Coupler Kit https://amzn.to/2KYxHO6 - Polar 1200 Trailer Side Rack Kit https://amzn.to/2KXVrSj - Polar Side Tool Rack https://amzn.to/2MtPam1 - Polar Rear Tool Organizer https://amzn.to/2vNk67x Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free earth sheltered house and a sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
How 'NOT' to Hang A Bat House
 
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A bat house is very worthwhile to have on a homestead! Each bat can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes in an hour! The house we hung holds a hundred bats, so well, you do the math (affiliate link to Amazon below)! This is a great way to naturally mitigate mosquito problems, especially if you have more than one bat house. When hanging the house it should face south or southeast in cooler climates (like the Adirondacks where we are) and it should be a dark color like black so they can survive the cold winters. The house should be a minimum of 10' high off the ground but if you watch the video you will see why we will need to revisit ours when the snow clears and we have better access! Affiliate link to the single chambered bat house on Amazon: - https://amzn.to/2q5H06j Read more about bats on our blog at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/bat-house-on-the-homestead Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
HOW TO MAKE SAUCE WITH CHERRY TOMATOES - Super Simple!
 
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In this video I show you how to make this super simple sauce with cherry tomatoes! I had a surplus of cherry tomatoes and needed a sauce for my eggplant parmesan.....so, I gave it a try and it was so simple and delicious that I am actually making it again today for chicken parmesan! Check out more simple recipes on our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/recipes.html Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi
OUR HOMESTEAD WORLD ~ USA ~ New York (Long Island & Adirondacks)
 
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Welcome! This is our contribution to a homestead collaboration between Danny and Wanda from Deep South Homestead in the USA and Liz Zorab from Blyther farms in the UK. The idea is to get homesteaders big and small, urban and rural, anywhere around the world (The more places the better!) to share what homesteading is like where they live. They put together a list of 15 questions to answer and after watching all the videos other homesteads contributed we couldn't wait to make our own! We hope you enjoy it and if you want to add your own video you can reach out to either (or both) Wanda and Danny and/or Liz so they can add your video to their list. You can check out the 'req's' using the links to their channels below. Questions: 1. Where in the world are you? (Country) 2. Where approximately is your homestead located? You do not have to give specifics but and east of a major city or west of would help. 3. What is the size of your homestead? 4. Is your homestead rural or urban? 5. What is the climate and weather like? 6. What is the growing season? ( first and last frost) 7. Do you have any animals? 8. What fruits, veggies, grains do you grow? 9. How do you grow your crops? organic, intensive, commercial, raised bed, container, row gardening, BTE, Greenhouse, etc 10. Do you sell any produce, animals or things you create for income? 11. Do you grow solely for your own needs? 12. Do you have health issues that impact or guide your homesteading? Do they affect how you live and work your land? 13. How long have you been homesteading? 14. Do you like homesteading? 15. What homestead activity do you like the most? Here is the link to the Collaboration Playlist on Deep South Homestead https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfy5IxZ1NtN9unSsXjPdt8I6lmhosm75_ And links to the channels that created this collaboration: Deep South Homestead https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0P... Liz Zorab https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe0H... Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
Our 650' Private Road Is Cleared!
 
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Our private road/driveway is cleared! That means we have officially started building our retirement homestead! We are so excited! This is a really big endeavor for us as we are building slowly over the next few years so that we can remain debt free when we move there for our retirement (timed to coincide with the final construction of our earth sheltered home). As much as we are DIY'ers this was something we just don't have the time, experience, or machinery for. If we had already begun homesteading we might have done it differently, however we both work full time a good 4.5 hours away from our homestead so we chose to hire out the job. After all, it is 650' long driveway with a culvert and tons of trees! So because of that the driveway and homesite clearing are a pretty big investment to start with but we are looking forward to being able to enjoy time there over the next few summers in our trailer. We were pretty fortunate that the road was already somewhat cleared. We are sharing the first 300' with the snowmobile club for now and the other 350' was an old logging road that we cleared for the ATV last summer. We were lucky it went right to the homesite we chose! The next step is to have the road finished with a road fabric and covered with about 4 inches or so of crushed rock. We are also in the process of getting proposals from engineers to design our septic/leach field. Apparently that is a big deal here in the Adirondack park and needs to be done properly. And then comes the well and underground electric! How much will we do this year? We aren't sure until we find out how much more money we need to save up....LOL. That's why this is going to take a few years to complete! So follow us as we work to complete our retirement homestead dreams :-) Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Also check us out on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
Husqvarna 120i Battery Powered Chainsaw - Her First Chainsaw!
 
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Her first chainsaw! The Husqvarna 120i brushless battery powered chainsaw is a great addition to our homestead. Both of us have used it on several occasions now and it cuts with ease up to about 6" diameter. *** NOTE That we are in NO way affiliated with Husqvarna and made this video on our own with no compensation.*** Here is a link to the saw and to the 18" 440e Husqvarna gas saw we also use and show in the video. These are affiliate links: - Husqvarna 120i Brushless Chainsaw https://amzn.to/2M55gi0 - Husqvarna 440e Gas Chainsaw https://amzn.to/2M6wkgz - Steel Mesh Safety Glasses https://amzn.to/2wP7kVP Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free earth sheltered house and a sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
HARVESTING HOLLOW LOGS
 
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We are harvesting and setting the logs to dry out for upcoming projects! These logs are extra special because they are some of the first trees cleared from our land when we had our driveway done. Read more about the why's and how's of hollow trees on our blog at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/hollow-logs-trees-on-our-land Some of the tools and equipment we use (affiliate links): - Husqvarna Rancher Gas 18" Chainsaw https://amzn.to/2BZHfca - Husqvarna Brushless 14" Saw https://amzn.to/2C2lkBm - Polar HD 1200 Trailer https://amzn.to/2N58h6g - Polar Trailer Coupler Kit https://amzn.to/2PQR5QD - Loppers https://amzn.to/2PjlpT0 - Camp Axe https://amzn.to/2C1w96J - Husqvarna 26" Multi-purpose Axe https://amzn.to/2N0RTUC Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free earth sheltered house and a sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
POSTED SIGNS FAIL - Sort of...
 
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Here is an update on our posted signs. We chose to redo all the signs along the front of our property. As my father says, "If you buy cheap, you get cheap!." But, we still have no regrets because we needed a lot of signs to post the perimeter of our 30 acres and they are still good for the other three sides. Affiliate Links: - Hard Plastic Signs Pack of 20 https://amzn.to/2JHFejq - Papery Plastic Signs Pack of 12 https://amzn.to/2HCfGnA - Respect Landowner Sign (single) https://amzn.to/2HxEvW1 Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement! Our goal is to live out the remainder of our lives there so we have a lot of work to do! Along the way we will also be sharing many of the other hobbies and things we enjoy including recipes, crafts, gardening, chickens, nature, and more! Some of these hobbies are Richies, and some of them are Kathies and that means that some of them may not interest you so please be sure to check out our playlists where we organize them by topic! This way you can focus on what you might like and avoid the topics you may not :-) The journey should be fun so please subscribe and learn and laugh along with us! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkZdSl3AfAQmMM4i4egLh8g?sub_confirmation=1 Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
LOW YEILD WELL SOLUTIONS
 
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We have a decision to make! We were finally able to have our private well drilled. Unfortunately though, we went 680' down and have a water flow of only 1/2 gallon per minute. Now we need to decide what to do. We have three options... The first part of this video is where we are educated about by a gentlemen who has been drilling wells his entire life. We learn about well drilling and pumps (starts at 26 seconds) and the second half is where we (Rich & Kathie) discuss our three options as to what to do about the minimal flow rate (starts at 7 minutes). We can just leave it be and put off more decisions until next year when we have more money, we can use it as is because we have about 900 gallons of water storage, or we can frack it (hydro-frack, hydrofracking, hydraulic fracturing) Decisions, decisions.....but we did make a decision so be sure to check out that video here: https://youtu.be/6vBxvboioac A big thank you to Ron, Paul, and Victor of Sterling Well Drilling. We appreciate all your hard work! **Please excuse the spelling error at the end of the video! No matter how many times we check it over, mistakes still happen! Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
Crochet Pot Scrubby Works Great!
 
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No more stinky, slimy, disposable sponges! These can be washed and dried over and over again! Link to FREE pattern below. FREE crochet pattern here: https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/reusable-crochet-dish-scrubby Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi
FRACKING OUR WELL - A Low Yield Solution
 
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We chose to frack our private well and in this video we share a little bit about the process, we address some fears about it, and we share our results - no more buying bottled water for us! Watch the video for more information and please feel free to contact us with any questions. A huge thank you to Ron at Well Drilling Solutions: http://www.nywelldriller.org/contractordisplay.asp?CompanyKey=665 And another huge thank you to Paul and his crew at Sterling Well Drilling: http://sterlingwelldrilling.com/chestertown-ny.html Link(s) to sources on groundwater, and fracking for both oil/gas and private well water: - http://www.oilandgasbmps.org/resources/fracing.php - http://wellowner.org/water-well-maintenance/restoring-flow/ - https://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/gw_ruralhomeowner/ - https://www.mae.gov.nl.ca/waterres/cycle/groundwater/well/facts.html Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free earth sheltered house and a sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
POSTED SIGNS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY
 
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Should land be posted for trespassing or not? That was the question we faced with respect to our land here in New York... Please check with your local and state laws, including NY, before posting your land! More information about posting in NYS can be found on the DEC website at https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8371.html Affiliate links to Amazon for the signs we purchased as shown in the video: - Posted Signs (12 pack) https://amzn.to/2HCfGnA - Respect Landowner Sign (single) https://amzn.to/2HxEvW1 Read more about our choices regarding posting our future homestead land on our blog at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/posting-our-land Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
DIY Seed Packet Wedding Favors
 
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This simple wedding favor can be easily altered to use for bridal showers, baby showers, and even birthdays! The FREE template is available on our blog at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/1/post/2018/01/diy-seed-packet-favors.html Materials List (affiliate links through Amazon.com): - Coin Envelopes http://amzn.to/2EXqknY - Bulk Black Eyed Susan Seeds http://amzn.to/2CSpj09 - Twine http://amzn.to/2CF5uf4 - Aleenes Tacky Glue http://amzn.to/2CpM8Y3 - Address Labels http://amzn.to/2lTIyy0 - 1/4 teaspoon measurer - Glue stick - Printer (preferably color) - Ink (black and or color) - Scissors - FREE Template for the front on our website https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/free.html - FREE Template for the label instructions on our website https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/free.html Check out more wedding ideas on our site at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/weddings--more.html And a BIG thank you to Samantha Brancato photography for taking the most beautiful pictures at the wedding. Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi
Healthy Baked Apples - Old Fashioned Simplicity!
 
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I love these healthy baked apples, an old fashioned simple dessert, because they only require basic, healthy ingredients! Super simple, super healthy, and super delicious! In this video my daughter is sharing how she makes this easy dessert with no added sugars. Add a scoop of natural vanilla ice-cream to make it an extra special treat :-) Ingredients: Apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla extract, and ghee. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30- 40 minutes. Check out our website for more simple, healthy recipes at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/recipe-blog-posts.html Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
TRACTOR SUPPLY PITCHER PUMP SURPRISE - Works great!
 
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This tractor supply pitcher pump really does the job to pump water out of our well by hand! It pumps up to 5 gallons per minute and we have no problem up 5 gallon filling jugs to transport to our off-grid trailer! Link to pump at Tractor Supply: https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/cast-iron-pitcher-pump-3125045?cm_mmc=feed-_-GoogleShopping-_-Product-_-3125045&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8-Km_ezU3QIVh4rICh2wxgYDEAQYASABEgLqf_D_BwE Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free earth sheltered house and a sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
HIKING THE ADIRONDACKS - The Dean Farm Heritage Trail (ADA Accessible)
 
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The Dean Farm Heritage Trail is a little treasure we found around the corner (in Adirondack terms) from our future homestead in the Adirondacks! Just another reason to love our future home :-) The trails are well maintained and mapped out. There are different trails to take but for our first visit we stayed on the gravel and boardwalk ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) trail. It was a beautifully maintained trail and had educational signage in various locations to share information about wetlands, birds, butterflies, and more! And of course, my favorite part was the spectacular view! We can't wait to hike more of the trails. They say that some of them can be difficult with a little climbing involved so we are waiting until the fall when it is a little cooler out ;-) Hiking Sticks we have for easy hikes (affiliate links) - Kathies https://amzn.to/2KSOfqq - Richies https://amzn.to/2OD8yuz - And for more challenging hikes https://amzn.to/2Bbd4P3 Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
Crochet Lovey Blankets
 
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I love making crochet lovey blankets! It gives me so much joy to create a lot of different adorable animals. ALL the patterns are FREE on our website at the links below! I would consider these patterns to be of medium difficulty and they make the perfect gift for the mom-to-be! Pink Elephant with Hexagonal Blanket: https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/crochet-elephant-lovey-blanket Grey Elephants with Granny Square Blankets: https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/crochet-elephant-lovey Other Lovey Blankets and crochet projects on our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/crochet.html Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
How To Make Fresh Peppermint Tea
 
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It is so simple to make! Even better if you have the fresh peppermint growing right in your backyard :-) Add a little honey if you want it to be a little sweeter! YUM :-) Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Check our more simple ideas at: https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/crafts--more.html Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi
Vintage Tandem Bike Restoration
 
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This is my absolute favorite project to date! We restored this old Vista tandem bike that was going to be thrown away for my daughter and her fiancé to ride after their beachside wedding ceremony! Affiliate links to items used in the video: - Bike Seats: http://amzn.to/2yAF1tX - Handles for Bars:http://amzn.to/2zEm5xu - Vintage Bell: http://amzn.to/2iVXsSS - Basket: http://amzn.to/2jnhJF3 - Chalkboard signs: http://amzn.to/2yzWG4J - Chalk Markers: http://amzn.to/2yAgXaA Flowers were from Michaels and Paint was from Lowes. Check out our other DIY Shower & Wedding projects here: https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/weddings.html Read more about this on our blog at:https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/tandem-bike-redo-for-wedding Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi
Crown Berkey Water Purification System
 
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What's more important than clean, healthy water? Absolutely nothing and in our opinion the Berkey is one of, if not the, best water filter systems out there! It filters just about anything you can think of. You can add more of the black filters so it will filter faster, but we don't feel the need to do that. If you also want to filter out fluoride you can add additional white filters. The filters require simple cleaning only when the flow decreases enough to be noticed. They can be used for up to two years depending upon how much water you drink so despite a higher cost initially, you are changing the filters less often in the long run. One of the best things about this filtration system is that when we move to our new homestead we can easily take it with us! Affiliate links to Amazon: - Crown Berkey Water Filter (with two black filters) https://amzn.to/2Ioc4t4 - Crown Berkey Water Spigot https://amzn.to/2rslmtJ - Two Berkey Black Replacement Elements (Filters)https://amzn.to/2jFDcpD - White Berkey Elements for Fluoride https://amzn.to/2IpojG5 - Berkey Wire Counter Stand https://amzn.to/2KFTM4O Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
DIY Incredibles Costumes
 
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We make our own costumes every year for Halloween, but this is by far our favorite to date so we thought we would share it with you. NOTE: Kathie simply wore a black skirt and black boots with an orange stretch belt (link below) and Rich wore black jeans, black boots, and a black belt. You can find more detailed instructions at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/diy-incredibles-costumes and other DIY Halloween craft and costume ideas on our site at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/crafts--more.html Affiliate Links for supplies purchased: - Dark Clothing Transfer Paper https://amzn.to/2QLdkrs - Red Womens Shirt https://amzn.to/2O1pRJb - Red Mens Shirt https://amzn.to/2NSwnlo - Black Womens Satin Gloves https://amzn.to/2OAEIqJ - Black Mens Gloves (no longer available) - Black Half Mask https://amzn.to/2xwuCjC - Mens Fake Muscle Chest https://amzn.to/2QCHH3z - Women's Orange Stretch Belt https://amzn.to/2DbroI6 Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
2010 Jeep Liberty Water Pump Replacement
 
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When the water pump went on the Jeep Liberty at 87,000 miles, we watched a few ‘how to' videos on YouTube and thought we would try to make our own. Hope you find it helpful! Please like and subscribe to be up-to-date with future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
DIY Lavender Toss for Weddings
 
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A Lavender toss for my daughters wedding instead of bird seed! I made these simple organza bags filled with dried lavender buds to be tossed after my daughters ceremony one evening while I was watching television. See how easy they were to make! Pictorial Directions are available here: https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/diy-lavender-wedding-toss Products used (affiliate links at Amazon.com) - Dried Lavender Buds 2 lbs http://amzn.to/2DXE3ui - Organza Bags 2.8" x 3.5" (100 bags) http://amzn.to/2BPCLQl - Small Chalk Table Signs (we drilled the holes) http://amzn.to/2EaZkE9 - Chalk Pain Pens http://amzn.to/2EztZbW Check out more wedding ideas on our site at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/weddings--more.html and if you like what you see please subscribe! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi
DIY Bathroom Baskets for Wedding Guests
 
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It's the little things....Take your wedding to the next level! This bathroom courtesy basket is a simple way to help make guests feel welcome. They are customized with a little bit of everything both men and women might need during a wedding. We made these baskets for my daughters wedding and the response from guests was very positive! They were so thankful to have some of the little things that were needed throughout the day.... A few of the supplies used from Amazon.com (affiliate link): - Baskets used (set of three) https://amzn.to/2qx12qB - Corner Rounder https://amzn.to/2HzSxDj - Brown Craft Paper https://amzn.to/2qx5yFs Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Check out more wedding ideas on our site at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/weddings--more.html Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
WE'RE PLANNING AN EARTH SHELTERED HOUSE!
 
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What kind of house are we planning? Have you dreamed of living in a cave or a hobbit house? Then check out this unconventional eco friendly home we are planning and our reasons for choosing it! We are still finalizing the floor plan and still trying to think of all the things we need to incorporate while keeping the cost down so any ideas, thoughts, or comments would be welcomed! **NOTE** The model is not a true representation of the building process. There will be a layer of insulation and a barrier that goes on top of the concrete before the soil! Jump straight to the last minute of the video if you just want to see the model and how it is made. Sorry about the dark video quality. I was using my husbands camera and I still have a lot to learn! Link to Department of Energy Earth Sheltered Home Page https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/types-homes/efficient-earth-sheltered-homes Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
Using the Roma Food Strainer
 
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A short demonstration showing how simple it is to use the Roma Food Strainer to strain black muscadine grapes for jelly. Get the FREE jelly recipe here: http://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/homemade-grape-jelly Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi
Why You NEED A Bat House
 
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Enter our FREE bat house giveaway! It's open to subscribers who live in the continental US and will be complete when we reach 500 subscribers. Enter Here: https://youtu.be/ooP9XOUBhGw Here is a link to the bat house we own. It's also the same one we are giving away (affiliate link) - https://amzn.to/2upbbY7 Links to information in the video: USGS - Are Bats Dangerous? https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/are-bats-dangerous?qt-news_science_products=0#qt-news_science_products CDC - Rabies and Bats https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/exposure/animals/bats.html Penn State University - A Homeowners Guide to Northeastern Bats & Bat Problems https://extension.psu.edu/a-homeowners-guide-to-northeastern-bats-and-bat-problems Bat Conservation & Management - Bats & Mosquito Control https://batmanagement.com/blogs/bat-roosts/bats-and-mosquito-control Bat Conservation International - http://www.batcon.org/ NBC News - Do Vampire Bats Really Suck Blood? http://www.nbcnews.com/id/7209842/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/do-vampire-bats-really-suck-blood/#.W0Y0njNKgWp Vampire Bat Movie (1933) - Note, to my knowledge it is not really a public domain movie - http://publicdomainmovie.net/movie/the-vampire-bat-1933 Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
RUGER 10/22 PLINKING
 
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In this video we do some clearing to set up targets to sight in the Ruger 10/22's and we do some plinking and target shooting. Of course gun safety always comes first so know that my family has been shooting since I was a child. We are all experienced and practice safely while having a little fun together for old times sake. Affiliate links to the targets we used: - Caldwell Target Stand https://amzn.to/2QUESLe - Caldwell Replacement Backer https://amzn.to/2xBpMCp - Splatterbursts Targets https://amzn.to/2xyN1wU - Caldwell Rimfire Resetting Target https://amzn.to/2QVnmqg (Note the tree is a Do All Steel Round Up Dueling Tree from Walmart) Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free earth sheltered house and a sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
Sunset Cruise On Schroon Lake in the Adirondacks
 
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A short video of our pontoon boat cruise down Schroon Lake in the Adirondacks to watch the sun set. If you like information, I share a few facts about Schroon lake during the video that you might find interesting, so enjoy! Most importantly is the opportunity to see the beauty of the Adirondack park. Link to where facts are from: https://www.dos.ny.gov/opd/programs/pdfs/Schroon_Lake.pdf Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
EASY HOMEMADE RICOTTA CHEESE
 
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Making fresh homemade ricotta is so simple you will wonder why you never did it before! I used 1% milk for this video so mine comes out a little drier than most. But if you want it creamier then just use milk with more fat! So simple :-) Check out more simple recipes on our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/recipes.html Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi
Everyday Kitchen Tools For Simpler Cooking
 
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These are my everyday kitchen tools that help make cooking in the kitchen simpler! All that’s needed are a few simple tools to prepare any meal! After working all day I don't want the kitchen to be complicated at all so I do what I can to keep it simple. This is a quick video of the basic tools we use almost every day to get dinner done. We are cooking a Plated meal (from the delivery service). Both the cast iron pans and the aluminum pan not only cook amazingly well, but they clean up like a charm! I wouldn't have it any other way. Read more on our blog at: https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/my-go-to-kitchen-tools-to-get-dinner-done Tools shown (Amazon affiliate links): - 8" Dexter Knife http://amzn.to/2DtbNTv - Eco Friendly Recycled Cutting Board http://amzn.to/2FLZTCh - Small Garlic Chopper http://amzn.to/2DKr289 - 12" Lodge Cast Iron Skillet http://amzn.to/2DJB21v - 11" Lodge Cast Iron Skillet http://amzn.to/2Dmx0yn - Bamboo Utensils http://amzn.to/2DKXyqs Thanks to Plated for this super simple recipe. Yes, we do get Plated delivered and believe it or not the food is fabulous, healthy, and there is plenty of it! What you see in the video is a recipe for three that we doubled to feed two additional visitors that night. Lastly, everyone thinks Plated is so expensive, however it is actually less to use them than to order out! And my husband and I have fun cooking together.... worth every penny! Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
Rolling Storage Cart Refurbish
 
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We rescued someone else’s garbage! I just love rescuing someone else’s garbage from the dump or wherever it might go. I love the challenge of refurbishing or repurposing an item. This is a piece my husband found in a neighbors garbage and after seeing it I was excited to find a way to make it like new. A little bit of effort for a lot of reward! Thanks for watching :-) Please like and subscribe! https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
DIY Hollowed Log Slice Photo Frame
 
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In this video I make two hollow log photo frames with canvas prints (link below) of my daughters wedding. If you don't have a hollow log, the center of a wood slice could be cut out with a saw and that would work fine. The hollow log was one of the first trees to be cut down on our Adirondack homestead to make way for our private road so we thought it would be nice, and meaningful, to make frames out of it for ourselves and all our children (So we have two more still to make!). Read more about the hollow logs on our blog at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/hollow-logs-trees-on-our-land We also have several more logs that we intend to make into end tables for the living room so we will be documenting that as well. Link to Costco where we purchased the canvas prints: - https://www.costcophotocenter.com/Shop/CanvasPrints Affiliate links to products used in the video: - Minwax polycryclic clear gloss finish https://amzn.to/2oYV81e - Aleenes Wood Glue https://amzn.to/2oZglrL - Small Tooth Picture Hangar https://amzn.to/2Nyy9YF - Disposable Paint Brushes https://amzn.to/2oXlxMH Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
Sundolphin JOURNEY 10 SS REVIEW - By first time kayakers!
 
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We recently purchased two of the Sundolphin Journey 10 SS sit on top fishing (angling) kayaks and we couldn't be happier! In the video we address some of the common complaints and show you how we fixed them including the scupper holes, tracking (a video about this coming soon), and being 'tippy.' ***NOTE - We are making this review on our own and are not being compensated in any way. Made in the USA Stamp on thumbnail is available for free use at http://www.clker.com/clipart-418724.html Affiliate links to items purchased and shown in this video: - Sundolphin Journey 10SS Kayaks https://amzn.to/2CIBmjl - Padded Seats (not the same one we have) https://amzn.to/2CI5JWS - Ear Plugs https://amzn.to/2PxxMeL - 87" Kayak Paddles https://amzn.to/2CIAyLe Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free earth sheltered house and a sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
Elephant Ear Crochet Tutorial
 
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Not a great video (it was my first attempt) but hopefully this elephant ear crochet tutorial it helps a little bit. I made this video quickly at the request of a follower to help with the FREE elephant lovey crochet pattern found here: http://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/crochet-elephant-lovey-blanket Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi
GORILLA LADDER (MPX22) - Works great!
 
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So we finally purchased a good ladder. We got lucky one day when we walked into Home Depot and saw the 22' Gorilla Ladder on a special Black Friday deal. In fact, the price was so good that we wanted two of them! We bought the last one at the local store and then traveled to another town to buy a second one (we plan on creating scaffolding when we begin building our home). The first time we really got a chance to use it was when we relocated our bat house as you will see in the video. Anyway, we are really happy with the ladders. They are lightweight, relatively easy to carry (700' trek into the woods in the video), and easy to set up and use. It also folds up and travels great in the back of our truck. No complaints here, the ladders are a keeper for all our future homestead needs! And NO - we are not being compensated for saying this. P.S. No bats had moved into the bat house yet so no worries! Affiliate links to Amazon: - Bat House https://amzn.to/2KgoDE6 - Gorilla Ladder (17' and 22') https://amzn.to/2IatTfY Read more about hanging bat houses on our blog at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/bat-house-on-the-homestead Visit our website at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/... Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasim... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasi... Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi "We're young enough to still have a lot to learn, but old enough not to care!" We are a middle aged, DIY couple building a debt-free sustainable homestead in the Adirondack Park of New York State for our retirement in a few years! Check out our 'about' page link above for more information! Sincerely, Rich & Kathie e-mail us at: [email protected]
First Tandem Bike Ride After Wedding
 
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Their first tandem bike ride after their wedding ceremony! This bride and groom are my daughter and her husband and they are riding the bike we refurbished this for them. It really made the wedding feel more simple and relaxing. This was one of my favorite projects to date. Check out how we refurbished this bicycle! You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34_av4HfQ1IBlog Post: https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/tandem-bike-redo-for-wedding Check out more wedding ideas on our site at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/weddings--more.html A special thank you to Samantha Brancato Photography and Down to Earth Drones for great pictures! Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi
DIY Mint Favors
 
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These DIY mint wedding favors are so simple and sweet! They are the perfect little something 'extra' for your next shower or wedding! Read more on our blog at and download the FREE label template at: https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/blog/diy-shower-wedding-mints Affiliate links to products used: - Large bag of mints: http://amzn.to/2zFCMbU - Brown craft paper: http://amzn.to/2z2aU2C - Permanent double sided tape: http://amzn.to/2hzxFng - Westcott Paper Trimmer: http://amzn.to/2yE8jrB Check out more wedding ideas on our site at https://www.creatingasimplerlife.com/weddings--more.html Please like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on future videos! Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creatingasimplerlife/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Mrs_Corbi