National Dairy Month, Oh the Goodness! +HM #189

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #189! National Dairy Month, Oh the Goodness! Honestly, I’m surprised that I wasn’t born in this month, as much as I love dairy! Holla! #Dairy #HomeMattersParty

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National Dairy Month, Oh the Goodness! + HM #189

Of all the lovely dairy items I hold dear, my MOST favorite dairy item in the whole wide world is: CHEESE. I love cheese! So I figured, what better way to declare my love than focus on cheese in this post! Are you ready?!

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The Best Macaroni & Cheese Recipe Ever from Kare @ Kitchen Treaty

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The Best Cheesecake Recipe from Jen @ Baked by An Introvert

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Caprese Salad Recipe from Susan @ Oh My Creative

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Fancy Schmancy Grilled Cheese from Annie @ The Garlic Diaries

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How to Create a Seriously Delicious Cheese Platter from Geneva @ A Pair & A Spare

None of this is low carb, or low fat, or low…well, low anything! But doesn’t it all look SO GOOD?! You can also check out ideas from the other Home Matters gals below…

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Check out this week’s features below.

  No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes from Brandy @ Teaspoons of Goodness   PIN here.  


  DIY All-Natural Mosquito Repellant Candle from Robin @ Fluster Buster   PIN here.  


  DIY Ribbon Flag from Amanda @ Domestically Creative   PIN here.  


  Craft & Upscale Fake Succulents & Cacti from Claire @ Pillar Box Blue   PIN here.  


  Diy Kids Art Station 5-in-1 from Anika @ Anika’s DIY Life   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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  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.
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  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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On Making a Home Decor U-Turn

Sometimes, what you’re trying to do in a certain room in your house just doesn’t…work. Have you ever had that happen? It doesn’t happen to me too often, but when it does…boy, and I STUCK. And I hate that!!!

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Here’s a very non-artistic photo of our kitchen:

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Why this photo? Because it shows the color of the cabinets and granite, and the colors of the appliances. And here’s where I was trying to go in my kitchen:

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Fruits, Veggies, Roses – It’s That Time + HM #188

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #187! Fruits, Veggies, Roses – it’s That Time! Summertime is the perfect time for all of the above! No matter where your focus falls, we’ve got something for you today! #Fruit #Veggies #Roses #HomeMattersParty

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Fruits, Veggies, Roses – It’s That Time + HM #188

I’ve always been a fan of container gardening. Even now that we have lots of space, I STILL love growing things in various pots and planters! So, if you’re limited on space, or if you just like being surrounded by neat containers like I do, check out what I’ve put together for ya!

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How to Grow Fruit Trees in Containers from Joy @ Bless My Weeds

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The 12 Best Vegetables to Grow in Containers from David @ David Domoney

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Growing Roses in Containers from Ellen @ Thrifty Fun

Fresh Vegetable Salad from Julie @ Bread Booze Bacon

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Fresh Fruit Salad from Lauren @ Tastes Better from Scratch

Oh yeah, and I threw in a couple recipes for you to use with your fresh fruits and veggies! Hope you enjoy! You can also check out ideas from the other Home Matters gals below…

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Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

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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. #diy #recipe #home #lifestyle

Check out this week’s features below.

  Faux Industrial Pipes for Your Teen Room from Jen @ Noting Grace   PIN here.  


  Turn an Old Knife Block Into a DIY Crayon Holder from Serena @ Thrift Diving   PIN here.  


  Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Grits from Linda @ Poinsettia Drive   PIN here.  


  The Best Fish Tacos Recipe from Amy @ Mainly Homemade   PIN here.  


  DIY Adjustable Desktop Organizer from Vineta @ The Handyman’s Daughter   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

HMLP - Hashtag 2015 ©

 

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!

Summer is the time for fruits, veggies, roses, and more. Find great tips for your garden, delicious recipe ideas, tablescapes, and more for your bountiful harvest. Plus, link up at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #Fruit #Veggies #Roses Click To Tweet

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!

New Product Review: Canvas on the Cheap!

I LOVE photos. I mean, I guess that really comes with the territory. (Y’all know I run a photography business, right?) Anyways, as much as I love photos, and even though our family has several photo shoots done throughout the year, and as many photos as I myself take of our family…I’m AWFUL about creating a canvas out of photos, or even simply printing photos. I’m not sure why! I just never seem to get around to DOING it!

So when we moved in into our current home (and it’s been over a year now – MERCY. Time flies!) I decided that I really wanted to take the time to have some canvases made of family photos and use them as artwork around our house. But I honestly wasn’t sure which company I wanted to go with. It seems like there’s a quite a few out there now, all promising the best deal and the best quality. How do you choose? It’s tough even for a photographer, I’m here to say!

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As luck would have it, I received a nice email from Emily at Canvas on the Cheap, asking if I would like to receive and review one of their canvases. Well, goodness, what perfect timing! I knew exactly which photo I wanted to use, so I was ready to go!

Canvas on the Cheap’s site was super easy to use, which is always helpful when you’re dealing with photo uploads and sizings! I loved that I had the option of adding a gallery wrap or a frame, but I didn’t end up doing either, because I wanted to see what the standard product turned out like. They also offered the option of adding a back dust cover or a wall hanger, which I also thought were super convenient.

It was nice to be able to pay via credit card or PayPal, and I even found out that they do standard shipping for FREE during the holidays! Hello! What a great gift idea! (Or for FATHER’S DAY…hint hint!)

In no time at all, my canvas had arrived. It was wrapped securely, and I pulled it out of it’s packaging with nary a scratch – PERFECT! Check it out!

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Aren’t we CUTE?! (HA! Just kidding…I mean, the GIRLS are definitely cute, I won’t argue with you on that one! HA!)

This is a 16X20 canvas, and folks, it is PERFECT. And I’m NOT just saying that. It’s like a real live person took the utmost care in putting this thing together – not a staple is out of line nor an overlap crooked. It’s shockingly exact.

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Father’s Day Ideas for Dad + HM 187

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #187! Our theme today is none other than Father’s Day Ideas for Dad! Have you got YOUR Father’sDay wrapped up yet? Do you normally do the same thing every year, or do you like to mix it up? No matter your norm, we’ve got some great ideas for you! #FathersDay #Dad #HomeMattersParty

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Father’s Day Ideas for Dad + HM #187

One of my favorite things in the world it do is to travel! But we haven’t done too much of that since the twins were born – it’s a LOT of work to load up and travel with 2 toddlers, let me tell you! I’ve been getting the itch to try it, though, so I found some great ideas for me AND for you! 

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