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Welcome to the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop!Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop

Hello, Everyone!  Welcome back to the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop!  

Today our family is heading out on as adventure like no other.

Last week we did the Creeper Trail, which was wonderful! Couple on Virginia Creeper Trail

On the Virginia Creeper Trail

Today we are heading to the Tough Mudder challenge. I will not be participating in this. I have no desire to go wallowing in the mud at this point of my life.

However, our sons are doing the challenge, which is a 5K race with mud and all kinds of obstacles. I will be happy to be a spectator on this one.

Several young people from our church and our pastor are participating. He likes to include the kids in these challenges. A couple years ago they did a polar plunge into an icy lake. I didn’t do that either.

Should be interesting for sure!


Not sure our boys will want photos of this circulating, but who knows?

Autumn leaf in woods
From our woods.

This past week, we’ve been enjoying wonderful weather in the 70’s!  This coming week, reality hits. We are supposed to hit 24 by midweek. Yikes!  We will definitely be firing up our wood stove!  
On that note, you can learn more about a tool that makes splitting our kindling easier—see that post.  Using the Kindling Cracker on Our Off Grid Homestead.

tay warm!  

Have a great week!

Thanks for coming by!


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The Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop

This is a place to share some love and spread some sunshine!

The focus of this blog hop will be: anything related to making our homes more sunny and happy! If that’s through homemade cooking, a health tip that will help another, homesteading tips, homeschool successes or real-life struggles, or just whatever God is impressing you with in your home journey, please share it!

Guidelines for the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop 🌤

  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 Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop. If the hop isn’t linked to your post then you cannot be featured. All featured posts will be shared on my Pinterest/Social Media.
  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 me 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! You are welcome to share home and family-oriented blog posts, focusing on homeschooling, homesteading and homemaking. Christian-friendly content, highlighting healthy life choices to encourage others!


Features for this week!

This week’s features are all recipes that really looked like they’d get us in the Autumn mode!

Puerto Rican rice

Puerto Rican Rice

Corn and Potato Chowder

Dinner in a pumpkinDinner In A Pumpkin
Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop

Thank you to everyone who came to participate. ♥️

Have a great week, and feel free to share the hop with others!

Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop


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6 Replies

  1. Thank you for hosting. The Tough Mudder sounds like it will be fun for those participating and even for those cheering them on! Enjoy! I shared numbers 1 and 2 today. Have a wonderful day.

  2. Thanks for hosting Laurie, much appreciated.
    I linked up this week with = 19+20. Come and join us Mon – Saturday at SeniorSalonPitStop as well as #WordlessWednesday #Photography Wednesday – Saturday. You will find the info under BLOGGING

  3. Laurie,
    I linked up Numbers 21,22 and 23 today!!
    Thanks so much for hosting this lovely party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! I hope you are having a great week!!

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