Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

Happy (early) Thanksgiving everyone. I hope that your week is filled with family, friends and fellowship. This time of year, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the consumerism of the holiday. We spend this week giving thanks for everything we have, then we spend the weekend spending money we don’t have. Take a moment to step back and consider if that “thing” you’re after is a want or a need. What function will it serve? How long will it serve that purpose? What will you have to sacrifice in order to have that “thing”? If we think about our purchase in these terms, we may realize that the thing we think we have to have really isn’t worth the money spent. I’ll admit, I tend to go overboard on Christmas. I love to give to others, especially when I search for the perfect gift for that one person, then I get to see their reaction when they open it. It is a feeling of deep satisfaction. But I’ve come to realize that by buying my kids so many gifts, they don’t get to focus on how much they enjoy each gift; instead, they are focused on what they can open next. This will probably be a very minimalistic Christmas for my family this year, if for no other reason than I want my kids to play with each of the gifts I get them. If I get them a dozen toys and they only play with one or two of them at the end of the day, then why did I buy the other ten toys?

Now, as for the hop, I want to welcome a couple of new hosts that we’ve just brought on board. Liz from The Cape Coop is a suburban homesteader living in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She gardens and raises chickens on her little 1/2 acre yard until the day that she can move to the farm of her dreams. Sarah from The Blooming Mama has a degree in horitculture and love to share her knowledge of organic gardening and living green with others. She’s also a stay at home momma who enjoys cooking for her family, so you’ll find post about yummy recipes and going green with your kids. Stop by both of our new hosts and check them out. I’m so glad they’ve agreed to come on board and help us host this wonderful blog hop. I look forward to having them.

Now on to the hop…

Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading.

Meet and Follow Your Hosts!


Homestead Blog Hop Hosts

Bonnie – The Not So Modern Housewife (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+ | Instagram)

Danielle – The Rustic Elk (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Jennifer – Homesteading on Grace (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+)

Kelly – Simple Life Mom (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+ | Instagram)

Liz – The Cape Coop (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Sarah – The Blooming Mama (Facebook |Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)


from the Last Homestead Blog Hop

Each week we will choose three posts to feature. Each post will be shared on all social media platforms by all of the hosts! Here are the features from Last Week’s Hop:


1. {DIY} Make Your Own “Frugal & Fun” Lemonade Lip Balm from Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth


2. “A Healthy Thanksgiving – Enjoy the Holiday without Ruining Your Diet!” from Organic 4 Green Livings


3. What I Did This Year to Be More Self Sufficient from Oak Hill Homestead

Congrats! Feel free to grab the featured on button for your post.

Just right click and ‘save image as…’

Homestead Blog Hop every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

Guidelines for this Get-Together:
  1. Click on the “Add your Link” Button below and add a great image of your project or recipe. Make sure you link to the page of your family friendly post – not the main page of your blog.
  2. Link up to three posts each week.
  3. Try to visit at least a few other blogs at the party. Be sure to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by.
  4. Link your post back to the Homestead Blog Hop. If the hop isn’t linked to your post then you cannot be featured. All featured posts will be shared on all hosts’ social media channels.
  5. Please link up posts that you haven’t linked to the hop before. You are welcome to link old posts from your blog.
  6. By joining the party, you are giving the hosts permission to use one photo from your post with a link back to your site if it is selected as one of next week’s Features.
  7. This is a family-friendly link up meant to inspire and motivate the homesteader in all of us. Please note that all giveaways, contests, and the like will be deleted from the blog hop, as well as anything not family-friendly.

***Please note: in order to maintain the awesomeness of the hop all posts that don’t meet the above guidelines will be deleted.***

Let the Party Begin!

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