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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!


The last blog hop before Christmas has arrived!

I don’t know how many bloggers will be blog hopping this week–so much happening! If you happen to need last-minute ideas, here’s the place!

It has not felt like Christmas time this year so far! We’ve just stayed so busy working on our house that decorating, baking, and all of the fun seasonal stuff has been shelved in favor of progress.

I’ve begun more earnestly playing Christmas music, though, hoping to feel it more.

Jim Reeves, 12 Songs of Christmas has been my all time favorite Christmas album. Mom played it so much growing up that o didn’t know you could do a Christmas season without this playing in the background.

I see that there has been a “new” collection of Jim Reeves Christmas songs released. Improved sound, newly uncovered songs, and some embellishments make me think that we’ll be checking this new album out.


Jim Reeves. The New Christmas Recordings

I listened to the original album on Pandora, and I’m going to see if there are any streaming options for that new cd. 💿 Fun!

What’s on your Christmas playlist? And are you all ready for the holiday?

We have a fun get together for the boys this evening. A white elephant party always does help to boost the holiday spirit!

Hope you have a great Christmas, hopefully with people who matter most to you!

God bless,


PS. To keep up with our cabin build project, pop over to our YouTube channel. I’m trying to keep up with progress, and we are making some!

Recently I’ve started showing more work in progress, peeking into some of the rooms!

Here’s the YouTube channel

Be on the lookout, because I’m about to release a video on what the tongue and groove walls are looking like, plus Adam has been adding walnut trim, which we are all really loving! That video should be out later today.

Be sure to subscribe to keep up with progress! 📺

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.

Join us for the Homestead Blog Hop for ideas and tips for gardening, homesteading, raising animals, crafts and recipes.

Meet Your Hosts!

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Follow Their Blogs

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

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

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

Kelly – Simple Life Mom (Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram)

FEATURED POSTS 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 - Effective Winter Composting

1. Effective Winter Composting from Redemption Permaculture

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Christmas Movie Night and printable

2. Christmas movie night basket and free printable movie ticket from Our Tiny Nest

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Best Indoor Veggie Garden System

3. Best Indoor Vegetable Garden System from Simple Living Country Gal

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

Just right click and ‘save image as…

Homestead Blog Hop Featured Badge - Join us each Wednesday for crafts, DIYs, homesteading tips and recipes.

Guidelines 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.
  2. Link up to three posts each week.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Please link up posts that you haven’t linked to the hop before. You are welcome to link old posts from your blog.
  6. 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.
  7. This is a family-friendly link up meant to inspire and motivate the homesteader in all of us.

Let the Party Begin!

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3 Replies

  1. Laurie,
    Merry Christmas!!!!
    Thanks so much for hosting this delightful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

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