Who’s Gabbing and Who’s Gushing


Posted on July 30, 2015 by Judy Torola, Sister #599

There is a lot going on right now with the wedding coming up very soon, so I may be gone from the blog for awhile. I may check in now and again, but I will be MIA for awhile ... Read more →

High Five Naturals Silicone Lego Candy Molds REVIEW

Posted on July 30, 2015 by Dolly Sarrio, Sister #3883

I was given these LEGO Silicone Molds by High Five Naturals. I do product reviews and the opinions are my own as you probably already know if you follow. Join me today for ideas and tips as well as the review ... Read more →

A Thursday Thought

Posted on July 30, 2015 by Ginger Harman, Sister #6451

One thing leads to another...

Oreo and I taking a selfie. Hard to believe all that has changed in my life in just one year. I look back and am amazed at where I have been and what I have accomplished.

Today is a regular sort of day. I have taken my son to the orthodontist, tackled those household task of lawn care, laundry, returning phone calls, I began a character sketch for a WIP, which led to speaking with the Mennonites about quilting classes for this fall. Oh and I am on my way to set up my stained glass studio in the basement as soon as I post this blog. Every since I was a child, I have always been active and passionate about learning. I appreciate and am grateful for each moment ... Read more →

A couple of fences for Good Fences

Posted on July 30, 2015 by MaryBeth Schwartz, Sister #46

This fence is down Cedardale with good ole Mt. Baker in the background
and a potato field in the front. Not much snow on the old girl with all our droughty weather ... Read more →

Spiced Peach Butter

Posted on July 30, 2015 by Christy Jordan, Sister #6399

If you’re a fan of peaches and apple butter, this is the perfect recipe for you! There is nothing like being able to take the taste of fresh, local peaches with just a hint of spice, and smear it atop a hot fluffy biscuit!

Okay so I’ve been on a canning roll lately and if canning isn’t your thing you may think you’re just out of luck but you can actually forego canning each of these recipes and just pop them in your fridge if you like, – I’m sure you won’t get any complaints if you share extras with friends! But truly, the process of canning basically just involves boiling these filled jars for a set amount of time. Detailed instructions can be found on this post (photos) and in this video (a video of me in my kitchen canning earlier in the week) ... Read more →

My July Garden

Posted on July 30, 2015 by Jennifer Prior, Sister #5297

Here at the end of July, my flower and vegetable gardens are coming along nicely. Let me take you on a tour. (Be sure to check out the video linked below for a more detailed tour.)

In these pots, I have herbs and flowers. Check out my post on Thrillers, Spillers, and Fillers for how I arranged the flowers in the big pot ... Read more →

Tomato, Leek, and Goat Cheese Tart

Posted on July 30, 2015 by Jennifer Prior, Sister #5297

This delicious recipe is adapted from a Martha Stewart magazine (no longer in publication) called Everyday Food ... Read more →

Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop #10

Posted on July 30, 2015 by Sandra Morris, Sister #4384

Welcome to Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop!

Be sure to Grab the new button to share somewhere on your blog or post linking back to the hop.

Lets Get Started ... Read more →

Making Felted Soap & Giveaway

Posted on July 29, 2015 by Sandra Morris, Sister #4384

Wool crafts may not be the first thing you think about in summer, but soap felting is a fun, wet project for kids and adults.

What is felted soap?

Soap covered in wool felt. It is like a wash cloth and soap in one.

Why bother felting soap? ... Read more →