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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

Ordinary Days

Is it ok that I can’t think of anything spectacular that’s happened in the last week?

Honestly, is seems like some days, then weeks are a blur!

I guess the main thing is to be ok with times that are ordinary. But don’t be resigned to the mundane.

How can we do this?

I think it’s mainly to be looking for something to be thankful for, even on ordinary days. Maybe especially on those days.

Bright Spots along your Pathway

Here’s my little surprise from today that caught my eye as I walked to pick up the mail.

Hearts a bustin

It’s called a Strawberry Bush, but it’s also knows as Hearts-a-Bustin’, which I think suits it better. The insides literally burst open to create those bright, beautiful flowers/fruits/not sure what they’re called.


Also, on our Sabbath walk this week, my husband and I skipped a few stones. I picked up this one, and it looks a lot like a heart to me, so I kept it. ❤️
Heart rock

Blessings as you find some little tokens of God’s care in the ordinary places!

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On the Hop this week,

I’m sharing some random posts.
One is a recipe for Vegan Cheese Sauce, which we enjoyed today

Another is an instructional post on Medicinal Activated Charcoal, which we use quite often.

And my last post I’m sharing this week is a fun, but useful one, talking about Seven Secrets I learned at the Thrift Store!



Now on to the Hop

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!

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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)

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 - Composting Basics -Make Use of Waste and Improve Soil1. Composting Basics: Make Use of Waste and Improve Soil from Redemption Permaculture

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - All Natural Definitive Guide to a Sustainable Lifestyle2. The All-Natural Definitive Guide to a Sustainable Lifestyle from Urban Naturale

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Slow-Cooker-Meals3. Slow Cooker Meals from Jennifer Lambert

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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9 Replies

  1. Laurie, Thank you for the lovely invitation to join your party! I just added my fall brooches to it! Now, I am going to explore what others have linked! Wishing you a lovely Wednesday!

  2. Laurie, thank you for stopping by my blog, and letting me know about this blog hop! I am thrilled to share my crafts, and other DIY projects with everyone.

  3. Laurie,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for your invitation to link up to the Blog Hop…I have added it to my list of weekly Link Ups and will be joining you at the Blog Hop from now on!!
    Thanks so much for hosting this charming party each and every week!! I so appreciate all the time and effort that does into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

What is your experience? 💜 I read every comment, and so many times I find that I gain encouragement from what’s shared. ❤️