The Armed Arkansan

For anyone who may be interested, I’ve created a facebook page called “The Armed Arkansan”.  I’ll be posting content about firearm ownership and possession in the now permitless carry state of Arkansas.

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In addition to posts and articles about carrying a firearm in The Natural State, you can also pick up some decals or t-shirts to show that you are unashamed to be an Armed Arkansan.

We will be giving away an Armed Arkansan shirt like the one pictured on the left when our facebook page reaches 50 likes.  Visit The Armed Arkansan to enter to win.

You can also post your experiences with carrying a firearm whether open or concealed; or with a permit or without a permit.  We’d love to hear from you.

Stop by when you get a chance.  Click here to visit the page right now.

If you can’t wait to own one of these shirts, you can order one here at our online shop.  We print these shirts ourselves on quality shirts.  We also do custom orders if you want to message us for a quote.



The Ozark Homesteader – Issue 11

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Father’s Day 2016


Gardening for Renters


6th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge – Day 7: Overall Experience; What did you learn? Would you do it?

Today is Day 7 of Dirty Diaper Laundry’s 6th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge. You can read more about the challenge here.

What did I learn? I learned that handwashing diapers is really not that bad once you get started. Given another option, I wouldn’t want to do it every day, but it’s definitely doable if necessary. I learned that flats/covers are not that bad once you get started, either. They wash well, dry quickly, and cotton flats are easier to take care of than synthetic fibers. (I sort of knew all that in theory, but hadn’t really tested it.) They also seem less bulky on my little guy than pockets / microfiber inserts do, and we haven’t had the leaks with flats/covers that we’ve been having with pockets lately. I would definitely like to learn/practice some flat folds and try using flats/covers a little more when baby girl gets here.

I also learned that it is possible for me to write without overthinking and editing *too* much. Finding uninterrupted time to write is another story. (But I sort of knew that, too. Finding uninterrupted time for anything these days is difficult.)

A little late, but I finished! Yay!! (The challenge was actually last week, but I’m just now getting time to catch up with posts. I’m posting on the correct days though, to keep everything in order. Scroll down to check out Days 1-6.)

~ Jen


6th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge – Day 6: Open Topic

Today is Day 6 of Dirty Diaper Laundry’s 6th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge. You can read more about the challenge here.

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11 1/2 months

Today is an open topic day, but I really don’t have much to say. To be honest, I’m a little behind. The challenge was last week and I’m still trying to catch up posts. (I’m posting everything on the correct day to try to keep things in order, at least.) Seems that finding time to sit down and write has actually been the hardest part for me. There just never seem to be enough hours in the day! (Or enough hours where my attention is not needed elsewhere, anyway. lol) But I’m working on that, so if you have any pointers I’d love to hear them!

I’ll leave a couple cute baby pictures for you in lieu of more stimulating content. 😉 Only one more day to go! Yay!!

~ Jen

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11 months

6th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge – Day 5: Techniques/Performance – How You Make Flats Work For You

Today is Day 5 of Dirty Diaper Laundry’s 6th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge. You can read more about the challenge here.

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11 1/2 months

My little guy is almost 21 months old, very squirmy, and not a fan of diaper changes, so I’ve stuck with pad folds this week. I pad fold 2 FSTs together, lay in a cover, and have it waiting right beside him for a quick change. We’ve been struggling with diaper changes lately, but this week I’ve discovered that asking him to help me hold the front of the diaper while I fasten the sides helps keep him still and interested long enough to get it on, which is helpful. I’ve also noticed that we haven’t had leaks with flats/covers this week, like we’ve been having lately with flats stuffed in pockets like we normally use, so that’s nice. I’m still leaning toward using more flats/covers with the new baby, but I should probably practice some flat folds before then. 😉

~ Jen