Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!
There’s not much to report from the homestead this week. We did pay off one of our credit cards, which I’m pretty excited about. Every bit of debt that we pay off is one step closer to self-sufficiency and independence.
We are gearing up for the upcoming Christmas season. My kids have started to receive toy catalogs and are making their lists. I’ll be honest, I have no interest in adding any more toys to our already cluttered home. However, there are some homeschooling items that I had planned to purchase anyway, so those will probably be wrapped up and given as Christmas presents. The kids will probably still get one or two toys, plus we’re going to be clearing out some toys to sell at a consignment sale in January, but I don’t plan on going broke so they can have whatever’s hot this year.
I will say that I’m looking forward to the Christmas season though. I love the cheer and the giving. I’m much more concerned with what I’ll give others vs what I will receive. Honestly, there’s not much that I need and anything beyond that is just more clutter. Maybe some new gardening tools? I’ve spent the bulk of the last few years in an anxiety induced funk. I couldn’t break free from it and I couldn’t find the source of it. But something changed during this last pregnancy. I stopped caring what others think. I became fiercely protective of my family and how we choose to live our lives. It was good for all of us. Suddenly, I have more energy and self-confidence than I’ve had in a long time. And I want to celebrate. So, I’m going to go buy a tree (real or fake, I haven’t decided yet) and I’m probably going to decorate before Thanksgiving. I’m going to play Christmas music. I’m going to be festive. I’m going to love life without caring what others think about how I choose to live it. The Christmas season is short, and I’m going to get my money’s worth.
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.
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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. The Use of Kelp on the Homestead from Simple Living Country Gal
2. Composting in Winter from Oak Hill Homestead
3. Homemade Pumpkin Carmels from Feathers in the Woods
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Guidelines for this Get-Together:
- 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.
- Link up to three posts each week.
- 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.
- 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.
- Please link up posts that you haven’t linked to the hop before. You are welcome to link old posts from your blog.
- 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.
- This is a family-friendly link up meant to inspire and motivate the homesteader in all of us.
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