Monday, March 13, 2017

The Art of Home-Making Mondays ~ Please Join Us ~ Link Up 148

“But the kitchen will not come into its own again until it ceases to be a status symbol and becomes again a workshop. It may be pastel. It may be ginghamed as to curtains and shining with copper like a picture in a woman's magazine. But you and I will know it chiefly by its fragrances and its clutter. At the back of the stove will sit a soup kettle, gently bubbling, one into which every day are popped leftover bones and vegetables to make stock for sauces or soup for the family. Carrots and leeks will sprawl on counters, greens in a basket. There will be something sweet-smelling twirling in a bowl and something savory baking in the oven. Cabinet doors will gape ajar and colored surfaces are likely to be littered with salt and pepper and flour and herbs and cheesecloth and pot holders and long-handled forks. It won't be neat. It won't even look efficient. but when you enter it you will feel the pulse of life throbbing from every corner. The heart of the home will have begun once again to beat.” 
~ Phyllis McGinley, Author (1905-1978)
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":

Crock Pot Lasagna Soup by The Sparrow's Home

Wake Up! by Handmade by Amelia


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 Create, Bake, Grow & Gather. 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 my precious Jes, and happy day to you !
    Thanks most sincerely for such a beautiful post, with nice features from last week and already interesting post linked, you're such a lovely hostess !

    Wishing you a blessed new week
    with utmost gratitude for hosting your so charming and cozy party

    XOXO Daniela at - My little old world - (Dany)

  2. Thank you for hosting this lovely party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  3. Thanks for another party - wishing you a beautiful spring!

  4. JES ~ I LOVE that quote you put at the top of this post!!! :)

  5. I love spending my Monday mornings here!!

  6. I enjoyed the party, Jes, it was lovely, as usual. Thank you. :)

  7. Thank you for hosting! The links are always so inspiring!

  8. That is such a wonderful quote you shared in the beginning.

  9. Thank you for show-casing the Wake-Up! post. I don't often have time to check out the links anymore, but I checked it out because of the cute embroidery. Then, what a treat, a cute verse!

  10. The quote you shared is the best one I've heard in ages. You just can't do much cookin' in a showplace. I love a kitchen with lots of work space & well stocked cabinets.
    Have a great day!

  11. Thanks for the feature. This is nice, Jes, and completely made my day. Thanks!

  12. I love the quote above by Phyllis McGinley. It makes me want to step into her kitchen and experience all that she writes about. Did you find her book online or do you own a hard copy? I think I might enjoy her works.

    1. No, actually she wrote articles for magazines like Ladies Home Journal and I forgot where I came across this gem but was enamored by it!

  13. Good Monday morning, JES. I saw you linked The Young Victoria. This has been on my to-watch list! Especially after watching BBC's Masterpiece Theatre on Victoria. ::swoon:: It was so good and ended way too soon for me! Already looking forward to next season. Thank you for a beautiful link-up!

  14. Thanks for the party. I always love coming here and linking!
    I hope you'll link your posts at The Fabulous Party. I loved the Jane Austen post. Come and join the party over here:
    Happy Spring

  15. Another great party Jes! Thanks for hosting!

  16. Oh JES.. I love love the quote about the kitchen.. May I please borrow it.. And thanks for the lovely party as always.. xo

  17. Good morning, Jes. Happy Pi day to you! I'm a little late to the party, but better late than never. Thank you for hosting!

  18. I am new this week. Thanks for hosting. Enjoy your week!

  19. Thankyou so much for hosting Jes. Have a lovely week...Mimi xxx


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