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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  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.
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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!

Snow Day Ideas – Rock the Boredom Blog Hop

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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

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…

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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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Are you ready to Party?

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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!

Snow Days got you down? Rock the boredom for kids and adults with these super fun, creative Snow Day Ideas. Plus link up at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #SnowDayIdeas #HomeMattersParty Click To Tweet

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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!

Home Organization – After Holiday Routines + HM #167

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #167! I sure hope your 2018 is moving along beautifully! And speaking along those lines…this week’s THEME is Getting Your Home Organized and Back on Track, and, before we party, I want to share with you some inspiration to do just that! #HomeOrganization #HomeMattersParty

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Home Organization – After Holiday Routines + HM #167

Here are 5 posts on home organization and getting back into routines that I find super helpful!

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Minerva Dairy’s Amish Roll Butter – WAY Better than Margarine! (GIVEAWAY INCLUDED!)

Ever just think of how simple it would be if we could all go back to “the good ol’ days”? I guess we all have our own definition of those days, but for me, at least when it comes to food, the good ol’ days included big ol’ gardens full of fresh veggies, hen houses full of fresh eggs, and barns full of cows for fresh dairy products. Okay, okay…now I’m hungry. Aren’t you?

Because in my mind, there was so much more GOODNESS in food in those good ol’ days…and much less…NOT good. Preservatives? Hormones? Dyes and colors? Nah, none of that. But it’s not like you can just find healthy products like BUTTER anymore, can you? Impossible, right?

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Well, thanks to Minerva Dairy, WRONG! Their butter is so legit that it’s WAY better than margarine! With 84% butterfat, making it the best good-for-you butter around, the 5th generation family-owned Minerva Dairy’s Amish Roll butter comes from local Ohio farms that boast pasture-raised cows that are hormone and antibiotic free. And guess what? You can order it online and have it shipped right to your door! No more excuses at all!

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The 4 Best Chat Apps For Families

Over the Easter weekend, we had out-of-the-country guests with us in our home for six days. They weren’t family, and they were each far away from their own families, too – which means we all spent some time chatting off and on about how they keep up with their families while they’re traveling! (Especially since we’ve entered an age where it makes sense for even our kids have smartphones.) Luckily, this technology has the capability to bring families closer together and keep you informed about your family’s safety and well-being. And I discovered that there are a number of apps that will help you keep track of all your family members through group communication platforms. Here are four of the best chat services for families that will enhance your group communication:

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Slack

Slack is a messaging app that keeps all your group communication in one place. The app is frequently used in workplaces, though is also an ideal program for family communication. The app can streamline communication between you and your loved ones, which reduces the likelihood of crossed wires or misunderstanding. The app will facilitate real-time messaging and file sharing for one-on-one and group conversations.

For example, if your child is part of a soccer team that has varying practice times and locations, you can make sure everyone is updated on the activity specifics. You can share the weekly soccer schedule with your child and partner, so you can set up a carpool or decided who will drive. The app can help store important documents — like school and medical forms — and can easily integrate with Dropbox, Asana, Google Drive, Twitter and Zendesk. It keeps everything in one place, so you and your family can stay organized and reduce the stress that comes with hectic, family life. Although some say Slack is due for some backlash, that’s in the business world — families will love it.

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