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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

”What do you want for Christmas?”

Isn’t that the question of the month?  More for children, but for adults too, the pressing question is, “What’s on your Christmas wish list?”

So, do you have a Christmas wish list?  If so, what’s on it?

For me, I’ve had a difficult time with wish lists this year.  While they are a handy tool to help others know what would be meaningful to us, wish lists can also turn a little self-centered.

But mainly, I see that in our current situation, most “things” just aren’t what we need.

Our family currently possesses a bare minimum of living space, so we have to limit even many useful items.  Getting more things to store doesn’t make good sense—we are slowly learning that lesson.


So…this Christmas, my wish list is almost blank—of things money can buy!  Oh, I’d gladly appreciate doors, walls, and floors in our cabin!  But those things will come with time.

At the top of my list, are things that aren’t things.

  • Harmony in our home.
  • Contentment.
  • Progress on debt reduction.
  • Meaningful time with family.
  • Good friends for our boys.
  • Less drama.
  • Conversion of loved ones.
  • Compassionate hearts.
  • Cabin progress.

Yes, there are things (like progress on our home) that would be nice to have, that take money, and that contribute to our happiness here on earth. But as we go through life from day to day, they are not what contribute to most of our happiness.  Largely, at the end of the day, we will be thankful for our blessings of peace, family, and friends, and the knowledge of having our hearts right with these people and our Redeemer.

As you make you final lists for “givin’ & gettin’”, remember to take time to pause and reflect on the most awesome gift our world has ever received.  It’ll change your Christmas list.  

Blessings as you blog and have fun hopping!  

Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading.

Meet Your Hosts!

Homestead Blog Hop Hosts June 2019Follow Their Blogs

Kelly – Simple Life Mom (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+ | Instagram)

Natasha – Houseful of Nicholes (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Liz – The Cape Coop (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Ann – Live the Old Way (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Cherelle – The Inspired Prairie

Laurie – Ridge Haven Homestead (Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram)


from the Last Homestead Blog Hop

Each week we take turns choosing three posts to feature. Each post will be shared on all social media platforms by all of the hosts! Here are the features from Last Week’s Hop:

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Mason Jar Lid Ornaments by KrisandLarry.com1. Mason Jar Lid Ornaments from KrisandLarry

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - 36 Comforting Soups by Raspberries and Kohlrabi2. 36 Comforting Soups To Make All Winter from Raspberries and Kohlrabi

Wrap it the Sustainable Way3. Wrap it the Sustainable Way from It’s My Sustainable Life

Congrats! Feel free to grab the featured on button for your post.

Just right click and ‘save image as…’

Homestead Blog Hop Featured BadgeGuidelines for this Get-Together:

    1. Click on the “Add your Link” Button below and add a great image of your project or recipe. Make sure you link to the page of your family friendly post – not the main page of your blog.

    1. Link up to three posts each week.

    1. Try to visit at least a few other blogs at the party. Be sure to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by.

    1. Link your post back to the Homestead Blog Hop. If the hop isn’t linked to your post then you cannot be featured. All featured posts will be shared on all hosts’ social media channels.

    1. Please link up posts that you haven’t linked to the hop before. You are welcome to link old posts from your blog.

    1. By joining the party, you are giving the hosts permission to use one photo from your post with a link back to your site if it is selected as one of next week’s Features.

  1. This is a family-friendly link up meant to inspire and motivate the homesteader in all of us.

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