Home Matters Linky Party #162

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

It’s the week before Thanksgiving – are you ready?! If you are, for heaven’s sake, share some good links with us and let the rest of us be ready, too! If not, here’s hoping you find some inspiration here! 

Home Matters Linky Party #162!

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Thanks for stopping by for this week’s party. We are always happy to see you and what you are sharing. Enjoy the creativity and garner some inspiration for the holiday season. We want to wish you all a verry Happy Thanksgiving!

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.

Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:
Lorelai is a Mom with 2 kids & 2 cats, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener sharing DIY projects, recipes & more, embracing
Life, Love, Interests…
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Kristen at The Road To Domestication:
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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 162. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Bake easy at home with Lorelai’s Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe

Staying On Top Of The Mess Kristen gives us tips

Say, “Hello!” to our November & December 2017 Co-Hosts and Guest Co-Host. Share some Love by Visiting and Following them all on Social Media!

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.

Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Nicole at Mom Always Finds Out:
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Emily at Domestic Deadline:
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Donna at Modern On Monticello:
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Nina at Vintage Mama’s Cottage:
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Julie at Confessions of a Cooking Diva:
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Ashley at Sweetpea Lifestyle:
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Sinea at Ducks ‘n a Row:
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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 162. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Finding Creative Moments with Nina

Julie shares her No-Knead Artisan Bread

Cooking Butternut Squash the Easy Way with Sinea

Ashley shares her Balsamic Brown Sugar Brussel Sprouts

Wood Slices Craft for decorating and gifting with Nicole

Emily has $300 Cash For Christmas – Giveaway

How To Sew A Baby Head Support Pillow from Sahana

Donna shows us the Bradford Street House’s New Kitchen part 1

Check out more posts from the Hosts and Co-Hosts on our
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  HMLP - This Week's Features 2015 ©     Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 162. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.     We’ve got some wonderful features this week — from organizing tips to DIY decor to delicious seasonal recipes!     10 Creative Ways To Organize With Mason Jars - Tuxedo Cats And Coffee - HMLP 162 Feature crop   10 Creative Ways To Organize With Mason Jars from Katie @ Tuxedo Cats & Coffee   PIN here.     Slow Cooker Butterfinger Stuffed Apples - Strawberry Blondie Kitchen - HMLP 162 Feature   Slow Cooker Butterfinger Stuffed Apples from Megan @ Strawberry Blondie Kitchen   PIN here.     DIY Pallet Christmas Tree - The Country Chic Cottage - HMLP 162 Feature   Pallet Christmas Trees – A Farmhouse Style Decor Idea from Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage   PIN here.     Pine Cone Wreath for Thanksgiving - Across the Blvd - HMLP 162 Feature   Pine Cone Wreath for Thanksgiving from Beverly & Gloria @ Across The Blvd.   PIN here.     Turkey and Dressing Casserole - The Kitchen Is My Playground - HMLP 162 Feature   Turkey & Dressing Casserole from Tracey @ The Kitchen Is My Playground   PIN here.    

Just A NOTE: If we hit 500 Links, we’ll have HIGHLIGHTS next week!

  HMLP - Spacer - Plant Ball Floral Line Center 2015   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…

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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!

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.

Don’t have a blog, but want to Remember to Party With Us each week?
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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 Matters Linky Party #161

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

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s another beautiful day here in Central Florida, and I’m ready to party!!! Are you?!

 

Home Matters Linky Party 161!

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We are so happy to have you stopping in for a visit, and we hope hope you will be inspired by the creativity and talents of these bloggers. Here’s to a cozy autumn season, 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.

Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:
Lorelai is a Mom with 2 kids & 2 cats, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener sharing DIY projects, recipes & more, embracing
Life, Love, Interests…
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Kristen at The Road To Domestication:
Kristen, the mother of adorable twin girls, is a lover of organization, crafting, cooking, baking, reading, writing, traveling, social media, music and more!
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Instagram/ Hometalk/ YouTube/ LinkedIn/ Houzz

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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 161. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Kristen helps us Reduce Allergies at Home with Cleaning Tips

Thanksgiving Tablescape Simple Elegance Lorelai helps you create your own

Say, “Hello!” to our November & December 2017 Co-Hosts and Guest Co-Host. Share some Love by Visiting and Following them all on Social Media!

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.

Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Nicole at Mom Always Finds Out:
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Emily at Domestic Deadline:
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Donna at Modern On Monticello:
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Nina at Vintage Mama’s Cottage:
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Julie at Confessions of a Cooking Diva:
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Ashley at Sweetpea Lifestyle:
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Sinea at Ducks ‘n a Row:
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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 161. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Nicole shares a lovely idea for DIY Fall Decor

DIY Snowflake Necklace make this perfect gift with Sahana

Emily shows us how to Customize A Range Hood

A delilcious Brocoli Salad from Ashley

Julie shares her Crockpot Turkey Pepperoni Pizza Dip

23 Ways to Give Thanks from Nina

Sinea offers a gift guife for Fun Toys for Little Builders

You’ll love this Fall-Themed Inspirational Painted Pallet Sign from Donna

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.   

And now, onto…

  HMLP - This Week's Features 2015 ©     Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 161. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.     We have a wide variety of fabulous ideas this week — recipes, crafty decor, homemade beauty, and even a fun holiday decor gift guide.      Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls - The Bewitchin' Kitchen - HMLP 161 Feature   Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls from Randa @ The Bewitchin’ Kitchen   PIN here.     Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks - The Jenny Evolution - HMLP 161 Feature   Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks from Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution   PIN here.     Thanksgiving Napkin Rings Book Page Acorn Turkeys - A Wonderful Thought - HMLP 161 Feature   Thanksgiving Napkin Rings Book Page Acorn Turkeys from Kimberly @ A Wonderful Thought   PIN here.     DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter - Life-N-Reflection - HMLP 161 Feature   DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter from Kristy @ Life-N-Reflection   PIN here.     30 Red and Black Buffalo Plaid Holiday Decor Items - Twelve On Main - HMLP 161 Feature   30 Red and Black Buffalo Plaid Holiday Decor Items from Sara @ Twelve On Main   PIN here.    

Just A NOTE: If we hit 500 Links, we’ll have HIGHLIGHTS next week!

  HMLP - Spacer - Plant Ball Floral Line Center 2015   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.

Home Matters Linky Party - Grab Button

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!

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.

Don’t have a blog, but want to Remember to Party With Us each week?
Forgot to leave your email while linking up your post?
You can still sign up for our Email Party Reminders. Click below for a form…

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Thanks for joining us, everyone! I can’t wait to see wha you link up!

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 Matters Linky Party #160

Home Matters Linky Party #160

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

It’s been a while, y’all, but I’m THRILLED to be BACK as a part of the Home Matters Linky Party! 

I’ve been absent for a while because of…well…this:

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But I’m very blessed and thankful to have 2 14-month-olds on my hands who actually enjoy playing with one another now, and sleep 12 hours a night, allowing me to have some bloggy and linky fun! So here here! Let’s get this party started!

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A Little Update…

It’s a sad and dreary day here in Central Florida (it hasn’t stopped raining yet!), but, since I’ve had so many questions on the topic of late, I wanted to share a little preggo update with everyone! 

First off…

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Yes, we are having TWO GIRLS! I think we’re still at the 50% thrilled 50% terrified levels, but we’re getting used to the idea!

We actually found out early when we went in for a routine ultrasound (I get LOTS of those since we’re having twins) and they asked us if we wanted to know the sexes of the babies. Without hesitation, my sweet husband gave a resounding YES, and I thought, well, there goes our gender reveal party! He was so excited to find out, I couldn’t say no!

Oh, and don’t let his face in the pic above fool you – girls are EXACTLY what he wanted. Something about how much girls always make over their daddies…crazy man. 

So here are the most common questions I’m getting these days:

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5 Must-See Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up

We’re getting ready to go on a little vacation. Just a few days in peace down in Longboat Key, Florida, which is one of my favorite places in the world. We thought we’d take the chance to get away and celebrate our anniversary and have some time for just us before the babies arrive! 

We’ve actually been talking a lot about traveling here recently, because it’s something we love to do together, and how we hope the kids will love it, too! So when Carol from Click Intelligence sent me an article regarding a variety of places to take your kids traveling to, I was interested to see what was recommended. Check it out!

Kids grow up fast; everybody knows that, especially parents. So it’s important to take some to take your kids to see some amazing and unforgettable places whenever you can. These experiences will create memories that will last a lifetime, and they’ll help your children grow into well-rounded individuals who have a true appreciation for adventure, travel, spending time with family, and culture.

With so many great places to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down your options when you’re trying to figure out the perfect destination for your kids to see with you before they grow up. To help with this decision, check out the five must-see places below.

Las Vegas

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Believe it or not, Las Vegas, Nevada is more than just a destination for adults. In fact, it’s a great destination for a family vacation, and your kids can experience a variety of fun activities both indoors and in the great outdoors. Plus, they’ll get to experience this thriving city, filled with culture and entertainment, from a fresh perspective, without being focused on the casinos that adults focus on.

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