Easy Cooking – Casseroles and Crock-Pots + HM #180

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #179! Our theme today is Easy Cooking – Casseroles and Crock Pots! Because don’t we all need an evening or two a week of EASY dinners? I won’t lie, THIS GIRL DOES! Ha! #Casseroles #CrockPots #HomeMattersParty

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Easy Cooking – Casseroles and Crock-Pots + HM #180

I decided to focus on a few good options for all three meals in my lil’ roundup this week! Hey, all you need is a couple crock pots and a couple casserole pans and you’ll be all set – are you ready?

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Biscuits & Gravy Casserole from Kristen @ The Road to Domestication

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Sunday Brunch Casserole from Jen @ The 36th Avenue

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12 Heartwarming Crock Pot Soups from Pam @ Over the Big Moon

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25 Dinner Casseroles from Aubrey @ Real Housemoms

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Crock Pot Dump Cake Recipes from Aunt Lou @ Recipes That Crock!

And just like that, I’ve done your meal planning for you! You’re welcome!

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Check out this week’s features below.

  Air Fryer Shrimp & Vegetables from Kristy @ Mommy Hates Cooking   PIN here.  


  Pineapple Orange Pops from Jen @ Cincy Shopper   PIN here.  


  DIY Farmhouse Style Tiered Tray from Heather @ Centsible Chateau   PIN here.  


  Container Herb Garden on the Porch from Penny @ Penny’s Vintage Home   PIN here.  


  Mason Jar Flower Vase Pillow from Bev @ Flamingo Toes   PIN here.   Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week! Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow… Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

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Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

Earth Day – Ways to Celebrate! + HM #179

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #179! Our theme today is Earth Day – Ways to Celebrate! As most of my readers know, we moved from the city out to the country this past year, so I really feel like I have a whole new appreciation for the earth itself, and a renewed desire to protect it! This one is near and dear to my heart, folks! How about yours? #EarthDay #HomeMattersParty pray and Style Hair Blog Earth Day – Ways to Celebrate! + HM #179 There are SO many ways to go green for Earth Day – it can be a bit overwhelming! So I focused in on just a few ideas that were helpful to ME! I hope they help you, too! 350x701xhome-recycling-center-2.jpg.pagespeed.ic.VVaJFcbF0p

Organize Your Trash & Recycling Center from Taylor @ Home Storage Solutions 101

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How to Start Composting for Beginners from Dave @ Bees & Roses 

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Green Cleaning Products That Are Safe for Kids from Kirsten @ Kirsten Oliphant

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A Beginner’s Square Foot Garden from Shanna @ Blissfully Domestic

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6 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Make Your Lifestyle More Sustainable from Kristen @ The Road to Domestication

I hope you’ve been able to grab some fresh ideas to help you with your Earth Day celebrations! What sparked your interested the most?

Earth Day – Ways to Celebrate Blog Hop

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And now… Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. Brand Logo HMLP 2015 © Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

We would love to have you visit our blogs and follow us on social media!

Hosts

Lorelai @ Life With LorelaiFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Kristen @ The Road to DomesticationFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Co-hosts

Sahana @ VikalpahFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Nicole @ Mom Always Finds OutFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Emily @ Domestic DeadlineFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Donna @ Modern On MonticelloFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Nina @ Vintage Mama’s CottageFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Ashley @ Sweetpea LifestyleFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Jenny @ Cookies, Coffee and CraftsFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

 

Check out more posts from the Hosts and Co-Hosts on our NEW Pinterest Board, All Things Home Matters! And, please do follow…

Follow All Things Home Matters Board on Pinterest.  HMLP - This Week's Features 2015 © Each week, we like to feature some of the awesome posts shared at last week’s party. We hope you will be inspired by these creative and talented bloggers who share their best recipes, DIY projects, crafts, home decor, organization ideas, and more. Enjoy! Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Check out this week’s features below.

  7 Spring Essential Oil Diffuser Blends from Shannon @ Home Made Lovely   PIN here.  


  How to Create A Laundry Schedule That Works from Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom   PIN here.  


  Spring Decorating with Balsam Hill from Jamie @ So Much Better with Age   PIN here.  


  How to Make Your Own Farmhouse Sign from Lisa @ Fresh Vintage by Lisa   PIN here.  


  Toasted Coconut Cheesecake Tart Recipe from Lydi @ Lydi Out Loud   PIN here.   Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week! Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow… Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

Featured at Home Matters Linky Party

Are you ready to Party?

Brand Logo HMLP 2015 ©

The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

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Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media.

Be sure to Please USE our Registered Hashtag

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Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
  1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.
  1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.
  1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.
  1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.
  1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

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Link Up!

By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs, and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.

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Thank you for joining in the fun and excitement at the Home Matters Linky Party. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

 

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  Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

The Benefits of Hiring a Maid Service for Spring Cleaning

One of the things I’m SO looking forward to as the girls grow up is teaching them how to clean. Not so I have my own live-in housekeepers or anything like that! But I’m kind of interested to see if they have inherited any of my clean freak tendencies! After all, spring is already here, and with it comes a long tradition called spring cleaning. Just like this season, spring cleaning is meant to turn over a new leaf in your home and give it a fresh start as we await the summer.

So, one day when spring comes around all of our family members will get a role in cleaning our home. But for some, spring cleaning can be a just plain tiresome task and one certain folks might not be well-equipped to handle.

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So this year, perhaps you should consider hiring a professional cleaning service to handle spring cleaning. Yes, I know, spring cleaning is a perfect way for your family to bond. But the truth is there are so many more activities your family could be enjoying together if you leave cleaning to the pros.

Hey, I won’t lie. I’ve hired cleaning services several times before. I tend to do it when the house starts to get out of my control and I don’t see how I can ever catch up. I do it for my sanity, I suppose. 

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Hiring a maid service was once thought as a luxury reserved for the elite. But nowadays there are a lot of affordable and reliable cleaning services that could handle your spring cleaning chores much more quickly and easily than you ever could.

But why would you do such a thing?!

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3 Small Kitchen Upgrades That Make a Big Difference

When we moved to our current home, I decided I wanted to paint our cabinets. Oh yes, it made the list of house things “to do”. I loved the countertops and the layout, and the appliances are still pretty new, but I wanted those cabinets changed!

Once I started researching the work needed to paint cabinets, I second-guessed myself! So, while I’m leaving THAT for last, I figured up a few other things I can do to update the look!

What about you? Ready to start a kitchen remodel? Stop right there! Before you go knocking down walls and busting up your existing cabinetry, take a second to really look at that space. There’s a lot you can do to improve the look of your kitchen, all while spending less. Here are three simple kitchen upgrades that are not only easy to do, but easy on your wallet, too.

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Pretty-Up the Kitchen With Paint

Is your kitchen painted in hue that is more retro than right now? Dated kitchens can greatly benefit from a fresh coat of paint. Lighter shades of blue can create a clean and crisp look that works well on cabinets, walls and even the ceiling. Yellow can instantly brighten up a room and is said to make people feel happy. As for neutrals, gray is the best choice as it is a great color to build on, and it also works well as a countertop or cabinet color. And if you’re looking to really energize the room, choose white. The color white gives the room a fresh and clean feeling and will instantly wake you up the moment you step into it. Plus, it’s easy to play with other colors in the kitchen when you choose white as a base.

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As much fun as it is to pick a paint color, when painting your kitchen you must also consider the right paint finish. The kitchen is a high-grime, high-traffic area of the house that will require a total scrub-down every now and then, which means you need to choose a finish that can handle a little water, soap and of course, elbow grease. Satin finishes are a solid choice and can resist mildew, dirt stains and scrubbing. Semi-gloss reflects a lot of light and is very durable, which makes it the best option for backsplash.

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Stress Awareness Management Ideas + HM #178

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #178! Our theme today is Stress Awareness Management Ideas. Can you use any of those? I know I surely can!  We all have those stressors in our lives that can chip away at us until there’s nothing left. To help keep you from getting to that terrible point, that’s what this post is for! I hope it helps! #StressAwareness #HomeMattersParty

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Stress Awareness Management Ideas + HM #178

When I feel the stressors of life start to drag me down, I do several things: I care for my soul, I care for my body, and I care for planning my future and caring for my home so I don’t get stuck going through the same stressful situations over and over again. So here are some ideas on how to do just that!

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