Welcome to “Home is Where the Heart is” Link it up party!

I’m sorry we didn’t have the party last week! So much going on as most know homesteading keeps you a busy bee! We’ve been working away and preparing for next month as it’s “Homesteading Education Month!” Please stay tuned as we will be sharing lots of fun information in honor of that. Erika has also been working away at adding some new things to our site and she’ll be sure to share all that in a future post.

Plus, we had a birthday to celebrate, guitar lessons  to run to for the son to attend and trip planning for our last summer fun! Not to mention getting ready for the new school year too! Our homeschooling year doesn’t start until Sep. 10th! So, lucky us we still have some summer fun to enjoy! :)

Enough talk let’s get to the party shall we?

Our top 11 features –

 Strawberry Bruschetta – Love Bruschetta and bruschetta with strawberries n goat cheese reminds me of summer!  The photos to go along with this recipe make you want a bite so you’ll be making it tonight! 😉



Never Waste Another Drop of Wine – We like to think of ourselves as not wasteful but we never thought of this fantastic idea!



desk Rehab – What an awesome score! And her daughter helped too! Very cool!



Illuminating Photo Door! – This is a fabulous idea! Truly a unique way to display your beloved family in photos.



Oven Canning Today – Another great way to can! Maybe you’ll want to give this way a try!


DIY Baby toys! – No babies in our house but this is a wonderful idea for baby shower gifts too!



The “Nautical” Table – What a beautiful transformation! See what paint can do?!



Garden Reflection – Made from the garden! What more could you want? Yum!


DIY Natural Bug Spray – We like DIY natural products so this is a must have recipe



Turmeric and Ginger Smoothie – Sounds refreshing and yummy! Plus for those who want dairy free it’s a must!



 Tease, Tickle, Taunt. . . Teach? – I love how she shares her tips and ticks when it comes to teaching her children. It’s a wonderful help for those with young children!


If you were featured please save our featured button below or you can find it in our sidebar —>

The Nitty Gritty-


Please no links to etsy shops or items for sale.


Please do not link up to something that is not family friendly.


Please share all things related to homesteading and homemaking –


Homesteading, Homemaking, Gardening, Crafts, DIY, Home Decor, Recipes


Give us your latest or share an oldie but goodie!


Please link back to us! In the post you link up to so that others can join the party!


You can grab our button in the right hand sidebar or a text link back to us in the post is okay to0.


If you do not link back you will be deleted from the party.


(Be sure to link to your post not your homepage.)


Every following Wednesday we’ll post our Top 11! So be sure to check back to see if you were featured and to link up again!


Please visit the person who linked up before you and any others that catch your eye, leave a comment! We all enjoy comments! :)


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  1. August 14, 2012  4:20 pm by Kate

    Looking forward to my first link with you in the morning, following you on FB, Twitter & Pinterest. You have a great Blog - Inspirational!

    • August 16, 2012  3:35 pm by Erika

      Hi Kate! Glad to have you! Thanks for following us! We'll be sure to follow back!

  2. August 14, 2012  4:45 pm by Julie

    Thank you for the feature Rowena! That door gets lots of attention around here :) I will add your feature button to my side bar :)

    ~ Julie

    • August 16, 2012  3:36 pm by Erika

      Hi Julie! We loved the door it's beautiful and such a unique idea! Thanks for sharing with us! We hope you linked up this week too!

  3. August 14, 2012  4:57 pm by cindy

    Help--I've tried twice to grab your button. I just can't make it work. I'll try later--please know I'm working on it!

    • August 16, 2012  3:37 pm by Erika

      Hi Cindy! If you didn't get it figured out, I'm sorry you were having trouble. Please just right click the button and save it to your computer and from there you can add it to your blog/site. Or you can find it on the right side bar of our site and you can copy the text that is below the button and paste that into your site and it will display! :)

  4. August 14, 2012  5:38 pm by Meegan

    Thanks for hosting! Love the idea of strawberry bruschetta!! It looks delish!! Have a great week Rowena!!

    • August 16, 2012  3:38 pm by Erika

      Hope your having a great week to! We look forward to checking out what you linked up!

    • August 16, 2012  3:38 pm by Erika

      You are very welcome Jennifer! Thank you for sharing with us and we hope you linked up this week! :)

    • August 16, 2012  3:38 pm by Erika

      Thanks for linking up!

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  6. August 15, 2012  12:26 am by Debbie @ Easy Natural Food

    Wow, thanks so much for featuring my Turmeric and Ginger Smoothie! This week I'm sharing my Mediterranean Cucumber Salad. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!

    • August 16, 2012  3:39 pm by Erika

      You're welcome. mmmm love Mediterranean food!

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  11. August 15, 2012  6:59 am by Nicole

    Thanks so much for featuring my desk and thank you for hosting the party again this week. My link party is on Friday so come over and link up at Doodles & Stitches :)

    • August 16, 2012  3:40 pm by Erika

      Love the desk and was glad to feature you! Can't wait to see what you linked up this week. and thank you for telling us about your link party...I'll check it out and I hope to link up. We haven't had much time lately and I'd like to link up more!

    • August 16, 2012  3:41 pm by Erika

      You're welcome! It's an honor for us to check out all the neat, fun things our visitors share!

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  14. August 15, 2012  11:12 am by Jacinda

    Thank you SO much for the feature! What a great surprise! I'll be a little M.I.A. for a couple weeks as I'm moving across the country but I'll be back in September! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

    • August 16, 2012  3:42 pm by Erika

      Hey Jacinda! Oh moving is tough and we've made some long moves ourselves. We hope all goes well and we look forward to hearing all about it! xoxo

    • August 16, 2012  3:42 pm by Erika

      Thanks for linking up Vanessa! We need to come link up at your party soon! xo

  15. August 16, 2012  5:52 pm by Tulip

    Hi Erika! Thank you so much for featuring me. I am sorry I can't link up this week, but I will definitely participate next week!

    • August 17, 2012  11:09 am by Erika

      Hi Tulip! You're welcome! and that's okay...we look forward to seeing what you share next week! hugs!

  16. August 20, 2012  8:19 pm by Nicole

    Thank you so much for featuring my desk. I always enjoy linking up at your parties and seeing your features. Have a great week!

    • August 21, 2012  9:03 pm by Erika

      You are very welcome! Glad to have you link up! I hope you join us this week! :)

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