Cold Weather Meals – Comfort Foods Satisfy +HM #172

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #172! What’s the weather like where you are this week? Our theme today is Cold Weather Meals – Comfort Foods Satisfy! Let’s face it – no matter the weather, comfort foods are ALWAYS in order, am I right? I hope you can get some great ideas for your comfort food arsenal here today! #ColdWeatherMeals #HomeMattersParty

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Cold Weather Meals – Comfort Foods Satisfy +HM #172

When I think of comfort foods, here are a few of my favorites!

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The Best Cinnamon Rolls Ever from Rachel @ The Stay At Home Chef

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Momma’s Chunky Potato Soup from Kristen @ The Road to Domestication

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Loaded Mac & Cheese from Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

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17 Comfort Food Recipes to Make All Winter from April @ Girl Gone Gourmet

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Apple Pie Bread Pudding from Lyuba @ Will Cook for Smiles

I tried to give you something for each meal, and then a little variety option, too! Now I’m STARVING! How about you?!

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  Mint Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie from Gina @ Kleinworth & Co.   PIN here.  


  Upcycle Sweaters Into A Gorgeous DIY Felt Rug from Claire @ APillar Box Blue   PIN here.  


  20 Frugal Depression Era Recipes from Joy @ Artful Homemaking   PIN here.  


  9 Pretty DIY Sun Catcher Projects from Susan @ Suzy’s Sitcom   PIN here.  


  Colorful Rainbow Recipes from Easy Holiday Ideas   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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Warm Up With This Cool Treat

The other day, I popped into Whole Foods to grab a few things. When I hit the cash register, I was momentarily distracted by this:

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What on earth IS that, I wondered? Turns out it’s Mochi – a Japanese ice cream! As you can see, the treat is a colorful sphere made up of sweetened rice dough called mochi with a center of premium ice cream—it comes in a variety of flavors, ranging from classic vanilla bean to ripe strawberry to unique green tea. I mean, how fun! I had no idea this stuff even existed!  

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Now, it may seem strange to suggest warming up with mochi ice cream, but there is no reason that you should have to eat it cold. If you like getting a little creative with your food, you can enjoy your cool dessert with a temperature twist. Here are three great ideas for mochi ice cream desserts for those times when you want to do more than eat the treat straight out of the box.  

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Snow Day Ideas – Rock the Boredom + HM #171

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #171! My question for you today is…are you BORED yet? This week’s THEME is Snow Day Ideas – Rock the Boredom! Are you snowed in? Are you bored? Do you need some fresh ideas to keep you busy this time of year? That’s what today’s post is all about! And I’m SO excited to share it with you! #SnowDayIdeas #HomeMattersParty

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Snow Day Ideas – Rock the Boredom + HM #171

Here are five inspiring ideas for from around the blogosphere to keep you NOT bored this time of year! 

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Spectacular Snow Day Activities with My Boys from Rachel @ Craving Some Creativity

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Party Menu & Recipes from Bryt @ In Literature 

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Organizing Your Photos: How to Get Started from Andi @ Good Life Organizing

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How to Find Ancestors Who Came to the U.S. Through Ellis Island from Beth @ Living with Beth

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Just a Little Closet Organization from Kristen @ The Road to Domestication

So…looking at my ideas, you can see what some of MY favorite things to do when I’m bored are! I have a spot where I write down fun things (things I always think of to do when I’m super busy) and when things slow down and I’m looking for a new activity, I go back to that list. It’s like a “bored notebook” instead of a  bored jar, but I LOVE the idea of a jar! My hubby and I also LOVE movies, so why not do a movie marathon day and theme all your meals that day around the movies?! I mean, how fun is that?! After that I turn practical. I’m in the midst of scanning tons of old photos for our family – the next time I’m bored I’ll definitely be starting in on that project again. And don’t get me started on the ancestry research. I got stuck when all my mom’s relatives started speaking Dutch back in the day, and I can’t understand that language! But it’s “on my list” of things to work on when I get bored! But, my never-fail way to get rid of boredom and get some instant gratification is to organize a closet! I hope at least one of these ideas knocks the boredom out of you!

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Lorelai @ Life With LorelaiFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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

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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

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Check out this week’s features below.

  Hearts & Lovebirds Valentine’s Day Wreath from Bev @ Flamingo Toes   PIN here.  


  Shrimp & Asparagus Stir Fry with Lemon Sauce from Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories   PIN here.  


  New Project Reveal from Kris @ Junk Chic Cottage   PIN here.  


  A Peter Rabbit Spring Party with Free Printables from Bird @ Bird’s Party   PIN here.  


  Mason Jar Herb Garden from Joanna @ Gingham Gardens   PIN here.   Thank you to all who linked up at Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. 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…

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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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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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10 + Practical and Stylish Gift Ideas For the New Mother’s Home

I guess it’s just the season of life that I’m in, but right now I have multiple close friends who are expecting a baby soon! One of my closest friends is actually being induced THIS Saturday! EEEKKK!!! The number of baby showers I’ve been to of late is staggering, and I’ve got invites right in front of me for even more. While checking a momma-to-be’s registry is always a good idea, sometimes I like to come up with a few of my own gift ideas. But I feel like I’ve been running out of original inspiration lately!

So when Anna from AnnaVasily.com.au asked me if she could share some ideas with me (and all of you) I thought it was just perfect timing! Take a few minutes ands her suggestions below!

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How exciting it is to expect a new member in your family! However, no one is more thrilled than the future mom. She has the greatest joy of keeping the baby close to her heart and the greatest responsibility to protect both the child and herself. Show her how meaningful she is with a thoughtful present. Here are some ideas for both decorative and baby related items that will make her feel special and appreciated when she’s at home.

Get inspired by the following ideas!

Family photo frame

Since the family is growing, she`ll need to create more space for placing new memories at home. A frame for multiple photos is a perfect way to prepare for the new family experiences.

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Awesome & EASY Slow Cooking Rice with Minerva Dairy!

Did you know that January is National Slow Cooking Month? I’m a pretty big fan of the slow cooker, and I use mine often! So when the folks at Minerva Dairy sent me some of their yummy butter and asked me to use it in a slow cooker recipe, I decided that their butter really needed to be the star of the dish! 

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The dairy is America’s oldest family-owned dairy producing traditionally-made cheese and butter! For five generations, the family has used fresh farm milk, old-fashioned churns and wholesome ingredients to make their butter and cheese products. They also offer gift baskets and yummy meats and mustards!

With that said…on to the recipe!

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I like cooking rice in my slow cooker. Have you ever tried it that way? I feel like, when I’m making a meal that utilizes rice as a side, I’m already using my stove and my microwave and my steamer for other things. Somehow it’s hard to get rice done in there, too, so I normally throw mine in the slow cooker. The result leaves me with two layers of rice: one that is almost the texture of risotto (which I love) and one that is a bit more firm (which my husband loves)! Both have an almost “sticky rice” consistency, but I can’t get those two combinations anywhere else but my slow cooker.

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