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September 18, 2013









The joys of making and managing a home for your family!

I hope you enjoy your time here at my homemaking and country living little spot on the web.     




My name is Crystal and I am mom to the Miller Family.  My husband, Tobin, and I live on 18 acres in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in western Washington where we homeschool and raise our children (we have 8 children with 5 of them still living at home right now). We also have and care for goats, chickens, cats and our dogs.



I would like to share a little about myself with you... I am a born again believer in Jesus my Savior, the Son of God, and I enjoy quiet times with Him and studying His Word, cooking and meal planning for my family, grinding my own wheat and making bread, learning about nutrition along with herbs and health topics, homeschooling, date night with my hubby, trips to the coast, planting flowers and growing gardens, goats and chickens


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eBooks from
The Family Homestead!

Freezer Cooking With Meal Starters:
Take the Stress out of a Busy Day by Being Prepared

You can take added steps out of dinner preparations by having some foods ready to go in your freezer.

In this 40+ page eBook you fill find recipes for the basic meal starters plus lots of recipes for the meals that use them. Everything from tacos to spaghetti to beef stew, to delicious chicken recipes and more. And a printable freezer inventory chart is included…

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Managing a Home:
Tips, Organizational Advice and Practical
How-To’s from a Mother of 8

This 60+ page eBook is packed with helpful information laid out in an organized manner on how to manage and organize your home.

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for more information!


Cooking With Beans!

Looking for a little help in easing grocery costs? Try serving more beans. Beans are an excellent quality, frugal food for your family. This eBook is filled with how to information, bean cooking information, picture tutorials and lots of recipes!

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for more information


Handmade Soap:
A Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial

This 45 page eBook includes photo tutorials on making 3 different types of soap.
I walk you through the entire soap making process in pictures!

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for more information!



Menu Planning eBooks now available on one CD

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Goat Milk Soaps

For Men

and more!


Handmade Soaps

~Goat Milk Soaps

~Shampoo Bars


Stop by my Country Store and have a peek around!


~Home Organization Help on CD

How to Make Whole Wheat Bread Class on CD!   Step-by-step instructions complete with photos! 

~Menu Ebooks and Recipe Collection Ebooks available on CD


Crystal's Country Store Book Store

~A small selection of my favorite books!