Home Matters Link Party #3

It’s the third week of Home Matters Linky Party!

We are having so much fun reading all your posts, learning about your creative work, and getting to know and connect with you!

Thanks to all those who linked up with us last week. We had 43 link ups which is 8 more than we had at our first party. Let’s keep up the good work!

Congrats to those who have been featured this week! If this is your first time here, Welcome!

We look forward to seeing your matters of the home links such as: home décor tips and tricks, DIY, homesteading, homeschooling, child rearing, frugal living, sustainability, and organizational tips.

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Here are a few simple rules for this party:

1. Follow the hosts on at least one form of social media. You can tag that follow with #HomeMatters
2. Link up to 3 posts per party. Please note that we (host & co-hosts) reserve the right to use any photo you have linked up to be featured at the next party, should it be chosen. All credits would be yours!
3. Please visit other links and share the love you seek.
Note: This is a family blog, so please be respectful when linking and commenting. Thanks!

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Kristen at The Road To Domestications:

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Zan(Flourishing At Home)

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Shirley at Intelligent Domestications:

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And now, onto this week’s featured links! Please check out all our features and show them some love by sharing or commenting on their
post. You can review our “How to be Featured” tips here.

Amy at Vomiting Chicken shared her tasty Blue Berry Focaccia with us.

Check out Kelli’s Cheap Organization with Coffee Tub Recycle at Kelli’s Kitchen.

and

Tracy from Our Simple Life gives us Her Self-Sufficient Homesteading in 10 Easy Steps

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Please Note: We have pinned your featured links unto our Home Matters Awesome Pins Board. You can follow along here: Home Matters Awesome Board on Pinterest.

Thanks for coming to the Home Matters Link Party and have fun linking up!


6 Tips for Keeping Your Bedroom Clean and Tidy

I’ve always been big on keeping my bedroom clean. Growing up, there was just something about coming home from school to a clean room. (That, plus the fact that my mom would clean my room FOR me if I didn’t keep it clean, and I couldn’t have THAT!)

As I got older, my bedroom was the place I studied and I came to relax after a long day of work. After I got married, it was even more important to keep our room clean, comfortable and a place of sanctuary, really.

So when professional blogger Sofia Lewis contacted me to see if I’d be interesting in publishing her article on “Keeping Your Bedroom Clean and Tidy”, I thought it was a fantastic idea!

So, without further ado…here’s Sofia!

A clean and tidy bedroom should be part of your daily house cleaning routine. You will find that it is fairly easy to get your whole house feeling it’s best if you pay attention to the details, and don’t shirk from tidying and cleaning the house as you pass through it, when you have time. Domestic cleaning is not about spending ages on one day of the week scrubbing and mopping, and if it is for you, then you should get a professional cleaner to come in. The fact is that a little maintenance every day can go a long way towards ensuring that your domestic cleaning is something that does not really bother you that much in the long run. Having a contract cleaner is another way to take the pressure off, but that is not an option that is available to all budgets, and it can be more satisfying to do these things yourself.

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Have a look over the following bedroom cleaning tips, to see if any of them help you, and be aware that these tips are to be part of a light routine, rather than a deep cleaning one, so there is no upholstery cleaning nor any carpet cleaning involved.

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Conveniently Healthy – With Steel and Grace!

If you’re a regular reader here on the Road to Domestication, then you know that, from time to time, I enjoy sharing stories about amazing people who have created an amazing product, or business – people who have taken an idea and really just RUN with it and started something incredible! I share these stories to inspire YOU to pick up the ideas that have been left behind in your life and run after them!

Today, we meet Mary.

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I’ve known Mary for about 13 years now, and although she’s one of the smartest women I’ve ever met, I’ve never seen her do anything like this before! It’s pretty amazing! Have you heard of “salad in a jar”? Maybe you’ve seen it on Pinterest, something like this?

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Well, Mary has taken “salad in a jar” to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL!

Mary has created four kinds of salads (complete with custom dressings) and two kinds of snack cookies (everything with all-natural ingredients). She “jars” the salads, and customers order them via text, Facebook or her website. Then she delivers them!

Can you imagine? Being able to reach in your fridge and grab a fresh salad in a jar to take to work with you for lunch? Or even come home after a long day and grab a salad for each member of your family, totally prepared, right out of the fridge, for dinner?

Check out our interview!

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Home Matters Link Party #2

It is time for Home Matters Link Party again you all!

We kicked off our first party with 35 link ups!

Thanks to all those who linked up with us last week and helped get the party rolling. Congrats to those who have been featured this week! If this is your first time here, Welcome!

We look forward to seeing your matters of the home links such as: home décor tips and tricks, DIY, homesteading, homeschooling, child rearing, frugal living, sustainability, and organizational tips.

Home Matters Pink and Green.Time included. Wednesday Link Up Banner.intelligentdomestications.com

Here are a few simple rules for this party:

1. Follow the hosts on at least one form of social media. You can tag that follow with #HomeMatters
2. Link up to 3 posts per party. Please note that we (host & co-hosts) reserve the right to use any photo you have linked up to be featured at the next party, should it be chosen. All credits would be yours!
3. Please visit other links and share the love you seek.
Note: This is a family blog, so please be respectful when linking and commenting. Thanks!

Meet Your Hosts of the Home Matters Party.intelligentdomestications.com758

Kristen at The Road To Domestications:

Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/LinkedIn/Instagram/YouTube/Hometalk/Houzz

Zan(Flourishing At Home)

Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google Plus//LinkedIn/Hometalk

Shirley at Intelligent Domestications:

Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram/Bloglovin/Google Plus/Hometalk

You may grab our button here or visit this page to choose another size.

Flourishing at Home


And now, onto this week’s featured links! Please check out all our features and show them some love by sharing or commenting on their
post. You can review our “How to be Featured” tips here.

Keitha at The Bajan Texan shows us her beautiful Pantry organization skills

Cathy from Our Mini Family shared her Christmas Moss Lettering Décor Tutorial

and

How to Teach Your Kids to Get Dressed by Themselves from A Bountiful Love

Home Matters Features from Week No. 1

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Please Note: We have pinned your featured links unto our Home Matters Awesome Pins Board. You can follow along here: Home Matters Awesome Board on Pinterest.

Thanks for coming to the Home Matters Link Party and have fun linking up!

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On Organizing Car Compartments

Around a month ago, my hubby and I bought a new car!

We say that to be fair.

Technically, I’m the one driving the car, and I’m the one who traded my other car in for the new one…so it’s pretty much MY car. However, he has a car, and this new one is technically an SUV, so we say that now we have a car and an SUV. And whoever needs to drive what depends on their day…but mostly I drive the SUV.

The above is my rationalization to him for the organizing of the compartments in the SUV that I did. He didn’t quite see the need for it…especially in the containers that I chose, but, as usual, he will eventually come around to my color-coded reasoning.

HA!

The size of the SUV is much different than the size of my former car. I went from this…

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…to this!

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