Skip to Content

Today’s Featured Post

  • Homesteaders of New England Fall Gathering

    Homesteaders of New England Fall Gathering

    The husband and I recently had the opportunity to attend the first Homesteaders of New England Fall Gathering, hosted by The Mindful Homestead. Since it was the first ever gathering of homesteaders of New England, it was a small affair, with lots of great information. One huge benefit of being a small event is it …

    Read More…

How Can We Help You Today?

Recipes From Food Life Design
Homesteading From Food Life Design
Free Printables From Food Life Design
Budgeting From Food Life Design
Home Business From Food Life Design
Health and Beauty From Food Life Design

Search Food Life Design

Meet the Team

Vanessa Hamlin



Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to share easy recipes, money making ideas, gardening and food preservation tips, home remedies and everything else that a good old-fashioned life entails!

Kayden Hamlin | Author at Food Life Design



Kayden Hamlin is a full-time preschool teacher and graduate student. She is passionate about sharing saving money tips, self-care and mindfulness ideas, and child development activities! When not in a classroom, you’ll most likely find her reading with a cup of tea in hand or knitting projects for her family and friends.

Olivia Whalen | Author at Food Life Design



Olivia Whalen is mama to three young girls who is devoted to creative learning, exploration and free range imagination. Olivia enjoys thinking outside the box when it comes to homemade baby food or family meals. She enjoys sharing creative kid crafts, budget friendly recipes and beginner homesteader fun!

More Recent Posts

  • Easy Spicy Pumpkin Dip Recipe

    Looking for Thanksgiving dinner menu ideas? This Spicy Pumpkin Dip recipe is simple to make and only requires 3 ingredients. Perfect for an appetizer or a dessert at your Thanksgiving celebration! Even though I’ve been working hard on my new meal planner and Christmas cards, I haven’t forgotten about Thanksgiving! The Thanksgiving dinner menu is …

  • Creative Homemade Kids Halloween Costumes

    Looking for some ideas for creative homemade kids Halloween costumes? Look no further! This list is some of my all time favorites. They are fun, easy to make and one of a kind!  Going out to buy costumes for the kids in a store can add up quickly. The costumes, accessories and makeup combined can …

  • Citrus-y Fire Cider Recipe for Cold & Flu

    Do you make your own fire cider? It is an amazing remedy to keep in your apothecary! I’ve been making it for a few years now and my family loves having it on hand whenever we start to get the sniffles. It’s a great benefit when you are getting a cold, the flu or any …

  • Beef Bone Broth, Tomato Soup, Maple Baked Beans Recipes and More!

    Happy Monday! You might notice that this week’s post looks a little bit different than our usual Monday recipe post and I really hope you’re going to love our new changes. Instead of our typical single concept posts, we’re moving toward more collective writings that will include a bit more of our story, rather than …

  • Fall Camping in Acadia National Park

    We just got back from a trip Fall Camping in Acadia National Park and it was really spectacular! I wanted to share some of the things we did as a family and make some recommendations to maybe add to your list while your planning a trip yourself!! Don’t let the in between seasons fool you …


Shop VLHamlinDesign!

Views from the Homestead

Red Cabbage - Summer 2022 - Food Life Design