2015 Spring & Summer Craft Blog Hop!

Spring & Summer Craft Blog HopWelcome to the last installment of the four-part spring craft blog hop challenge for 2015! This hop will run from May 26th – June 20th. We’re challenging you to create a craft project that reflects a general spring or summer theme, Father’s Day, or Fourth of July.

Please join us in this challenge and link-up your crafty creation at the bottom of this post and have it shared on 12 blogs!

To kick off the Spring & Summer Craft Blog Hop, I’m sharing a tutorial for a PERSONALLY PATRIOTIC BANNER! Click the picture to check it out!



Meet all 12 hosts of the Spring & Summer Craft Blog Hop 4!

Each host will be sharing their own craft to kick off the Spring & Summer Craft Blog Hop challenge, so make you visit each host to see their fabulous creations!

*Please follow your hosts on at least one or more social media platforms of your choice. Let us know you’re following from #SCBH2015*

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Spring & Summer Craft Blog Hop 4 – General Spring & Summer crafts, Father’s Day, and July 4th crafts


  1. Link-up your craft or DIY tutorial that fit the themes of the Spring & Summer Craft Blog Hop. Links that do not fit the themes will be deleted.
  2. DO NOT link-up food or recipes.
  3. DO NOT link-up round-ups unless all the craft posts are yours.
  4. DO NOT link-up Etsy items or things for sale
  5. DO NOT link-up posts you’ve shared on past Spring Craft Blog Hops for 2015.
  6. Link directly to your post and not your blog.

Show us what you’ve created and be seen on 12 blogs!

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!

On the Road in September

82 days until Christmas. Can you believe that?! At any rate, here we are at the beginning of a brand new month, which means it’s time to look back at the previous month! So here are the top five posts for the month of September!

1. The Stages of a Woman –  This was seriously one of my favorite posts EVER, so I’m so glad it was a big hit with everyone else, too! If you missed this one, PLEASE READ IT!


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I’ve Been Invited to a Blog Hop!


My sweet friend Sahana from the blog Vikalpah has tagged me to participate in her blog hop! (In case you’re not familiar with the term, a blog hop also known as blog hopping, is to move from one blog after another to read the entries or to leave comments. Basically, it’s a great way to answer some questions and help your readers find some new bloggers that may become their favorites! So thanks so much to Sahana for tagging me! And you should totally check out her blog HERE. The girl can make ANYTHING – she’s totally creative!

So on to the blog hop!

Here are my questions from Sahana:

Question 1: What are you working on?

I am working on getting my brain to shut up so I can think clearly! HA! In all seriousness, I’m one of those people who always have a million ideas swirling around in my head. I’m in the midst of planning the next two weeks of blogging, in which I have had so many companies contact me to review products and do posts, that I will be blogging Monday through Friday for a bit, instead of my normal Monday, Wednesday and Friday posts! All good things, and I can’t wait to share them with my readers! I’m also already working on special things for Thanksgiving and Christmas here on the blog, too!

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Back to School Blog Hop Round-Up

Have you enjoyed the last two weeks of the Back to School Blog Hop with the Blogging Buddies?


We have all had SO MUCH FUN doing this!!!

Today belongs to Michelle Knight over at Moms Are Frugal! She’s talking about Homeschooling, and how to start ON TIME! Check out her post HERE!

But I also wanted to make sure I placed all of these links in one post for you, so all the information we’ve put together is right at your fingertips! Here we go!

Week 1

August 19 – Going off to school for the first time (Esther @ Townships Mum)
August 20 – Back to School Lunch Ideas (Dana @ Prudent Wisdom)
August 21 – Going Back to Virtual School (Christine @ Virtually Speaking World)
August 22 – Back to school Organizing (Kristen @ The Road to Domestication) <— That’s me!
August 23 – Back to School Online Sales (Heather @ Golden Reflections Blog)

Week 2

August 26 – Review/Giveaway of Montessori At Home ebook (Heather @ Golden Reflections Blog)
August 27 – Back to School Supper Ideas (Misty @ Denverista)
August 28 – Teacher Appreciation Gifts (Dana @ Prudent Wisdom)
August 29  (Two Post Special!!)
Back to School Book Activity/Printable (Heather @ Golden Reflections Blog
Start Back to School Stress Free (checklist!) (Nicole @ Oberbargin)
August 30 – Homeschool/Starting school on time Ideas (Michelle @ Moms are Frugal)

Thanks so much for following along with us! We hope to do another fun blog hop soon!

Oh, and since it’s Labor Day Weekend, I happen to be off work on Monday, so I’m taking the day off of blogging, too 🙂 See ya back here on Tuesday!

Garage Makeover

It’s Day 3 of the Back to School Blog Hop! Are you enjoying it? I sure am! Today belongs to Christine at Virtually Speaking World! Check out her post HERE! (Hey, homeschooling moms! You definitely want to pay attention to this one!)

When we moved into this house, the garage was just plain GROSS. We later learned that the previous owner was running an auto repair shop out of the garage…boy, that made a lot of sense! My hubby is still finding lug nuts around the flower beds!

All through our house search, one of my “wants” was a good-sized laundry room. (Okay, who are we kidding, I wanted a laundry “room”…not a laundry “closet” like we had before!) I had even decided on my color scheme for the laundry “room”, much to my husband’s amusement.

When we fell in love with this house, only two of my “wants” were not in it: a garden tub and a laundry “room”. The washer/dryer hookup was in the garage. But that ended up being okay…because the house had so much more! And because I decided I would still decorate my laundry “room”.

So…we decided to paint. Now, mind you, neither of us had ever painted anything in our lives. (Well, I had painted my nails, but that was about it.) We purchased a plain white paint for the concrete block walls, the trim and the door into the kitchen, and a gray garage floor paint for the floor. And I insisted on purchasing a paint to use in distinguishing my laundry area from the rest of the garage.

And we painted. Because it was the garage, right? And if we messed it up due to lack of experience, well, it was just a garage!

We fondly remember that day, because we had never seen each other look as we did at the end of that day, nor have we seen the same sight since. We were FILTHY. And covered in paint. And so sore that we were groaning like senior adults in the throes of arthritis.

But we got the garage painted! And then we decided we would probably hire people to paint from that point forward.

I wish I had taken some “before” pics…but I sure didn’t. Just know that it was, as I said before, GROSS. The ceiling was covered in cobwebs. The walls were filthy. And the floor? UGH. Imagine the oil and grime of a thousand cars caked on concrete…and you might get close to how disgusting it was.

And here it is now:


Well, maybe I need to back up, ha!

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