Monday, February 20, 2017

The Art of Home-Making Mondays ~ Please Join Us ~ Link Up 145

"If—and the "if" is broad and deep and long—the little ones are faithfully trained by the parents in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (dear, quaint old phraseology, fine, subtle and pervasive as lavender scent!), if sacred songs and Bible stories and tender talk of the Saviour's love and the beautiful life of which this may be made a type and a foretaste, keep in the minds of the little ones at home the sanctity and sweetness of the day of days, there is a shadow of excuse for the failure to make room for them in the family pew. Even then the tree will grow as the twig is inclined.

The mother whose knee is the baby's first altar, who gathers about her for confession, for counsel and for prayer sons and daughters who will, in older and sterner years, call her blessed for the holy teachings of their childhood, will teach them to find, with her, the tabernacles of the Lord of Hosts "amiable," i.e., worthy of all love and fidelity. The chrism of motherhood consecrates a woman as a priestess. Neither convenience nor custom can release her from the office. Let not another take her crown."

~ The Secret of a Happy Home, Marion Harland (1896)

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. Homemakinghomeschooling 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, sewing, crafts, etc). ~~ You are welcome to share as many posts as you like!

Here are some lovely features from last week's link up!

Please visit a few and leave some "comment love":

Make Your Own Parisian Shopping Bag by The Sportina

And finally, congratulations to Joanna P. for winning the Lila Rose Hair Accessory Giveaway!


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 also note that the posts shared on this link up from other bloggers do not necessarily reflect my own personal views or opinions (meaning I do not condone every article that may appear here). Like all literature, please discern everything you read with the Holy Scriptures as your lens.**

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

All the fine print. This post may be shared with some or all of the following link-ups: The Art of Home-Making MondaysModest Mom Monday'sMonday's MusingsMake Your Home Sing MondayGood Morning Mondays,  The Scoop, Tuesdays with a TwistRaising HomemakersWise Woman Link UpHomestead Blog Hop Wow Us Wednesdays,  Coffee and ConversationHomemaking ThursdaysHome Sweet HomeOur Simple HomesteadAwesome Life Friday Link Up and Shabbilicious Friday. Thank you lovely ladies for hosting these. This post may contain affiliate links (which are merchant links that help to support this site at no additional cost to you if you purchase an item through them).


  1. Good morning, JES, thanks so much for hosting. Have a lovely week!


  2. Hello Jes, today sharing with you my son's football Bday party. You made me to think about planning the next trip "Lavande de Provence" I am waiting with an impatience. Have a nice week. Monika

  3. Good Morning JES! Love the quote and features. Have a lovely day!
    Oh, and congrats to winner, Joanna.

  4. Thank you for hosting this lovely party! I always enjoy the quotes you choose! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  5. Dear Jes, what a great joy know to be featured on the linky party! Thanks so much for hosting,
    Have a lovely week,

  6. Dearest Jes, wonderful links today! Have a great week.

  7. Thank you so much for featuring my PMS blend!!! Have a great week!

  8. Thanks so much for hostessing. I hope you're having a productive week.
    Be blessed!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  9. I love coming here and 'just hanging out', your site is always so 'cozy'! I also love the quotes at the beginning of each week's link-up party and I'm even looking into purchasing the book from last week's!

  10. Dear Jes. Gosh I've missed visiting you! I've been so busy with my daughter in her final year of High School, and there hasn't been much time for anything else. So happy to be joining in this week. Love, Mimi xxx

  11. Thanks for giving us the chance to share our ideas here! -Journa, visiting from the team at and

  12. Wonderful features! I have been using clary sage too with good results. I might add the ylang ylang. I am amazed how well some of the oils work! Thanks for hosting!

  13. Wow, these are good looking scones. Yum.


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