Monday, January 19, 2015

The Art of Home-Making Mondays ~ Please Join Us ~ Link Up #36

“I was privileged, in the spring, to visit in a home that was to me – and I am sure to the occupants – a little bit of Heaven. There was beauty there. There was a keen appreciation of the finer things of life, and an atmosphere in which it was impossible to keep from thinking of God.

The room was bright and white and clean, as well as cozy. There were many windows. Flowers were blooming in pots and vases, adding their fragrance and beauty. Books lined one wall – good books – inspiring and instructive – good books – good friends. Three bird cages hung in the brightness and color of this beautiful sanctuary, and the songsters voiced their appreciation by singing as if their little throats would burst. 

Nature’s music, nature’s beauty – nature’s peace… It seemed to me a kind of Paradise that had wandered down, an enchanted oasis – home.”

~ Peter Marshall, Written by Catherine Marshall, from A Man Called Peter
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, crafts, etc).~~ You are welcome to share as many posts as you like!

* Today we are featuring our favorite 5 posts from Last Week *

{I would love for you to choose at least one of these hand-picked posts and leave some comment love!}

1. Heart of Home {a poem on the blessings of home} by Simplicity & Domesticity ~  Libby shared a sweet poem of home which paints the picture of my homemaking vision. She also includes a lovely printable for a reminder! Also, if you have older daughters at home, this blog would be a blessing. 

2. January: Now is the Time to Prep the Garden by Mom Prepares ~ This is a helpful post to jump start your spring garden. You may also want to print this list out and add it to your Gardening Journal (just place it in your "January" section and begin)!

3. Creating a Budget: 3 Simple Steps by Logger's Wife ~ For those of you who desire to budget but don't know where to start, Julie shares three simple steps to start taking better control of your finances.

4. Choc-o-Nut Salted Caramel Cookies by The Joyful Widow ~ Sorry if this mention is going to break any resolutions but the salted caramel truly got my attention. With a cold glass of raw goat's milk, I can claim some protein while indulging in a few (don't you think?).

5. Complete Guide to a No-Side Effect Medicine Cabinet by Deep Roots at Home ~ Jacqueline shares an amazing list of no-side effect items for almost every occasion to help you build up a natural medicine cabinet! While you are there, you will also be inspired by the amazing gift she is planning for her husband!

Noteworthy News:

Mom's Morning Coffee is currently hosting an "about page" link up which I found to be very fun! Perhaps you would like to join in? Here was *our quirky entry* in case any of you are curious about the author of this little blog :)


On to this week! 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. Love the quote! To me, books really make a home cozy and I love flowers and lots of windows that let in the light. Thanks for hosting today!

  2. Hi JES,

    So enjoyed the lovely excerpt; very inspiring! Thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful week!


  3. Good morning, JES,

    Thanks so much for mentioning our "about page" link up! We are having so much fun learning more about the heart behind the blogs that we read each week AND meeting lots of new ladies. :) We'll definitely have it open for another week and we'll probably do it again soon.

    Have a great week!


  4. Thanks so much for featuring my Creating a Budget post. :)

  5. Love the quote from Catherine Marshall. I have A Man Called Peter on the shelf but haven't read it yet..need to do that. The image is lovely, too. Looks something like a hydrangea in the pot, not sure. And I love the fichu around her shoulders. Have a wonderful day!

  6. Lovely features and beautiful linky party, dear JES. Thanks for hosting! Have a blessed Monday!

  7. Good morning! Thanks for hosting the blog party. I enjoyed the features, my favorite (of course) is the cookie! :D Have a great week.

  8. Oh, JES, I love that quote from A Man Called Peter. I'd love to create and live in the home he describes. It sounds, indeed, like a little bit of Heaven on earth. A sanctuary. I hope you have a beautiful week. Thanks for hosting the party. ~ Nancy

  9. I love Catherine Marshall's writings, and reading the quote from her book this morning was a joy! I hope your week is full of special and wonderful things!!!

  10. Thanks, as always, for hosting, JES! I'm heading over to check out some of the great link-ups now!

  11. Hello Dear Jes, I am late to the party! Hope you saved me a slice of cake LOL
    My computer got a virus and I am using my little one and it seems so small! Thanks for the Link Up!
    Blessings, Roxy

  12. Thanks for the great link up Jes, have a great week. Blessings

  13. Dear JES! I'm back to share this week! Your link parties are so wonderfully inspirational... Blessings to you!

  14. I'm sorry this is a bit late, but thank you for featuring the MomPrepares post!

    1. And thank you for linking up with us each week :)


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