Monday, April 10, 2017

The Art of Home-Making Mondays ~ Please Join Us ~ Link Up 152

"Ruth and I don’t have a perfect marriage, but we have a great one. How can I say two things that seem so contradictory? In a perfect marriage, everything is always the finest and best imaginable; like a Greek statue, the proportions are exact and the finish is unblemished. Who knows any human beings like that? For a married couple to expect perfection in each other is unrealistic. We learned that even before we were married.

Being human, not one of us will ever have a relationship with another person that doesn’t have a wrinkle or a wart on it somewhere. The unblemished ideal exists only in “happily ever after” fairy tales. I think that there is some merit to a description I once read of a married couple as “happily incompatible.” Ruth likes to say, “If two people agree on everything, one of them is unnecessary.” The sooner we accept that as a fact of life, the better we will be able to adjust to each other and enjoy togetherness. “Happily incompatible” is a good adjustment."
~ Billy Graham
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":

Homemade Rose Lotion by The Herbal Spoon

Small Garden Signs by Gentle Joy Homemaker


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.**

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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 MusingsGood 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. I love that pale blue table setting, so pretty.

  2. Dear Jes, thankyou as always. Mimi xxx

  3. Thanks most sincerely for hosting, sweet JES, and Happy Monday to you, you're such a blessing to me, cherished friend, I so enjoyed the painting and the quote you've chosen for today, it's so filled with wisdom, I love it so !




  4. Hello Jes, thanks for the linkup.😚
    How is your prepping for Easter going?
    Happy Easter in advance.
    God bless

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

  6. Marriage is certainly not a perfect relationship, and takes much work... but what a precious relationship it is.... one to be treasured and guarded. Thank you for featuring my post on Small Gardens: Signs.... that was a fun start to the week..... I hope you have a great week. :)

  7. They idea of a perfect marriage is a bit of a chuckle-r considering we humans are not so perfect. There's always plenty to eat though, crow & hasty words & such. lol Have a great week

  8. Such lovely features! Always a joy to visit. Have a blessed week!

  9. Thank you for hosting, And I just love your pictures.
    Have a great day

  10. Thanks for hosting JES. Hugs. Monika

  11. Well, what a great bit of advice from Ruth! A women after God's own heart! Really we live in a world that has a false system of perfection. I think your parties are always filled with good things! Thank YOU!
    Always, Roxy

  12. Love this week every week! Sorry, Jes, about my picture in the link - not sure what went wrong there! Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter.

  13. Thanks for hosting and have a good week. I look forward to starting Monday visiting your party! I would love to have you visit one of mine.

  14. Such a great story and great quotes! My husband and I have been married 41 years, and I can tell you that our marriage is certainly not perfect! But, I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you for hosting the blog party. Have a great week!

  15. Thanks for hosting, JES. Easter blessings!

  16. Hello Jes,

    Thank you so much for the feature this week. It was a sweet surprise...

    I am very grateful and thankful for your lovely party each week.

    Happy Easter.


  17. The homemade rose lotion sounds nice. My grandmother used to use rosemilk and it smelled so good. Thanks for hosting!

  18. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a great week.

  19. "Happily Incompatible" I like that! Thank you for hosting. :)

  20. I just found this great party and to my surprise it was still open for joining! Thank you so much for hosting it. I will go around and check it out.
    Happy Easter and blessings,


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