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The day is bright and sunny, sky is clear, and it feels like we are moving towards Spring! I never did pay attention to what that old groundhog saw, but I’ve heard it doesn’t apply to us in East Tennessee anyways.

We have some practical and fun features today on the blog hop!

Be sure to check them out and visit a few more of the blogs to say a friendly hello!

Have fun hopping!


Oh, I’ve been thinking about sack lunches some more here lately. Like every single day!

My last video talks about some tips on those, plus I have a post up from my archives with similar tips on using a Thermos for hot lunches.


This is the thermos we use here. We have four of them now that are almost always in use.

Vegan Hoy Lunches in a Thermos is the blog post where you’ll find lots of helpful information about how to best use your thermos.

Vegan hot lunches in thermos Click image to read post

And here’s that YouTube link, if that makes things easier!

Slow Foods, Hot Lunches, Thermos Stainless King Review

ThermosClick for video
Homestead Blog Hop - Thieves Soap Recipe from Simple Life Mom

Welcome to the Homestead Blog 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.

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 - how to sharpen fabric scissors and quilting rotary cutters the easy way

1. How to Sharpen Scissors and Rotary Cutting Blades at Home from Condo Blues

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Nutter Butter Cookie Heart Recipe

2. Nutter Butter Cookie Hearts Recipe from Drug Store Divas

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Homestead Daily schedule

3. Homestead Daily Schedule from Simple Living Country Gal

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

Just right click and ‘save image as…

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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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Follow all your hosts on Pinterest and send me a message that you’d like to be added to our Homestead Blog Hop group board. The only rule is to only add posts that you’ve also added here.

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