Monday, September 1, 2014

The Art of Home-Making Mondays ~ Please Join Us ~ Link Up #16

"To the women {in the hamlet}, home was home in a special sense, for nine-tenths of their lives were spent indoors. There they washed and cooked and cleaned and mended for their teeming families; there they enjoyed their precious half-hour's peace with a cup of tea before the fire in the afternoon... At times when things did not press too heavily upon them they found pleasure in re-arranging their few poor articles of furniture, in re-papering the walls and making quilts and cushions of scraps of old cloth to adorn their dwelling and add to its comfort..."
~ Flora Thompson, Lark Rise to Candleford

There are so many wonderful features in the making of a home. This is a place where I would love for you to share your love for anything home-related. Homemaking, homeschooling and homesteading are all a part of the lovely art of home-making!

~~Please link up posts in the spirit of Titus 2 and Proverbs 31 (such as recipes, godly encouragement, DIY's, frugal living, child-raising, medicine making, preparedness, gardening, home decoration, school lessons, etc).~~ You are welcome to share as many posts as you like!

* This week we are featuring our "Favorite 5" posts from last week *

If you have read this blog for some time, then you know how much I love the clothesline! Tessa at The Homestead Lady wrote a charming post about her new adventures without a dryer in the Little House and Line Drying

If you are feeling creative, you will want to visit Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose where she shares a sweet tutorial for making a "Shabby Bible Cover" from an old sham. It makes you wonder what lovely old linens that you can repurpose for such a project.

BJ at Sweet Nothings shares how she made these vintage paper bird place cards. Of course, the homeschooling mother in me immediately thought of what a cute paper-craft it would make for a unit study on birds. These would also make darling decorations in your school area!

While we are on the subject of school, Cheryl at Homespun Devotions shares Eleven Homeschooling Tips that will help to keep your priorities in the right place as many of you begin the new year.

And finally, I don't know about you, but I love hearing how other women spend their day. How does their schedule go? Tracy at Our Simple Life shares "A Day in the Life of a Homemaking Homesteader". It was such a pleasant read for me.

For the sake of our readers, please link up appropriate and wholesome home-related articles and leave out any giveaways, advertisements, etc. Thank you for understanding! I can't wait to see what you all have to share! 

Please copy the button below (html code is in box below it) and share on your blog post or side-bar so others can come and join in the link up as well!

Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth


  1. Hey! Hope you are having a great week! I shared a guest post about a stay-at-home mum who makes a living at home--but unfortunately it has a giveaway and I just read that I shouldn't have posted that! Please feel free to take it down!

    1. I am sure it is fine this once :) Thanks for caring and have a beautiful week!

  2. Good Monday morning, JES! I hope you and all artful homemakers had a fun holiday weekend.
    Thank you for the party. Have a great week!

  3. Happy September! Thanks for hosting the party, and for joining the ERITH party this month. :) I'm sharing my cottage chair makeover this week. Hugs, Nancy

  4. Hi Jes,

    Lots of interesting presentations here today! Looking forward to reading them, and will start with how other women spend their precious time; goodness knows, it flies TOO fast! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!


  5. Good Morning! May you have a lovely day and enjoy your day with those you love. Today there is a cool brisk feeling! Loved your choices for your features this week! I did manage to get a few aprons cut out this week. Leaving to go see our newest grand baby!
    Thanks for the Link Up Blessings, Roxy

  6. Thank you so much, dear JES, for allowing my Bible Cover to be featured with so many other wonderful blogs! And thank you for another lovely link-up.

    Enjoy your Labor Day!

  7. Jes thank you so much for the feature. Not two of my days are ever the same but it was nice I could show everyone what I do everyday!

  8. Thanks for hosting, Jes. Hope you're having a great work-free day!

  9. Just popped in to say hello and bless you!
    Have a glorious day.
    Joy! Debbie

  10. Thanks for hosting the party, I hope you have a great week. :-)

  11. Lovely to link up has been awhile! Hoping you are well, JES. Thank you for hosting:). Blessings, Kelly-Anne

  12. Added your party to my list and will see you again Monday.

    Thanks for hosting


    1. We would love to have you! Looking forward to visiting your posts ;)


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