Making a Home – Homemaking Link Up

 

 

 

 

Welcome to this weeks………

 

Making a Home – Homemaking Link Up!

 

This weeks featured post is……Top Ten Posts of 2016 from Grandma’s House DIY.

 

 

Grandma’s House DIY Top Ten Posts of 2016 feature some fantastic DIY’s! I am in love with the cheap wood floor! And I have a closet that needs those inexpensive closet doors! If you missed this post last week, stop by now for some awesome DIY’s!

 

Making a Home – Homemaking Link Up

 

Now it’s your turn!  Share your posts about homemaking ideas, recipes, crafts, decorating, cleaning tips, basically anything that has to do with caring for a home and family. The Link Up is open all week.

 

Don’t forget to visit a few other links while your here!

 

Your click is a vote for next weeks featured post! Having your post featured means I will share the picture you add in the link up, as well as the link to your post, in next weeks post!

 

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Making a Home – Homemaking Link Up Pinterest board!!

 

So link up your posts, tell everyone to visit the link up, and maybe your post will be the featured post next week!

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Making a Homemaking Linky

 

No giveaways, please. Giveaway links will be deleted. You can link your giveaways on my Thursday’s Giveaways link up. Thanks! Please provide a link back to me. A text link is fine. Of course, family friendly posts only.

 

 

Sometimes It Takes A Mountain

Sometimes It Takes A Mountain

12 of My Favorite Recipes that I Use Again and Again

 

Everyone in my family has their favorite foods that they like to eat all the time. So I find myself make these recipes again and again.

 

I hope you find some new favorites for your family!

 

12 of My Favorite Recipes that I Use Again and Again

 

12 of My Favorite Recipes that I Use Again and Again

 

Cincinnati-Style Chili – This chili served over spaghetti is so good! It has a different taste to it than the chili with beans that is eaten like a soup/stew. I didn’t put a lot of cheese on it for the picture so you could actually see the chili, but cheese piled high and covering it all is the traditional way to serve Cincinnati-Style Chili.

Cincinnati Style Chili

 

Jag – is a recipe I got from my mother in law years ago. They got it from a lady from Portugal when she made it for them. They said she made hers with fish. Jag is an easy, one pan dish that everyone will love. Even kids!

 

Jag One Pan Rice Dish Recipe

 

Skillet Sausage Pasta – This easy skillet dinner is so good! My whole family loves it.

 

Skillet Sausage Pasta

 

Chicken Pasta Salad – I’ve been making this recipe for over 20 years. It’s one of our favorite summer meals. So good!

 

Chicken Pasta Salad

 

Macaroni Salad – This is the best macaroni salad I have ever had! I got this recipe about 10 years ago from an email group I was in. It has just the right balance of vinegar and sugar.

 

Macaroni Salad

 

 

Fried Green Tomatoes – This is a southern dish that others in the country are finding out about. My husband loves these! He would pick all the tomatoes in our garden when they were green if I let him! Sliced green tomatoes freeze great, so we can enjoy these all winter.

 

fried green tomatoes

 

World’s Easiest Candy – This candy is a favorite of my whole family, and everyone that we have given it to. Like the name says, it the easiest candy to make.

 

World's Easiest Candy

 

Chocolate Marble Loaf – I started making this recipe over 30 years ago. This cake baked in a loaf pan is so moist and delicious. You don’t frost it, though. Served with whipped cream, and maybe a drizzle of chocolate sauce, and it’s a dessert great for the family and company alike.

 

Chocolate Marble Loaf

 

Gluten Free Applesauce Gingerbread – I love making this around the holidays as these are the flavors that are usually served that time of year. I have made this cake with regular all purpose wheat flour and gluten free all purpose flour. It’s yummy either way.

 

Gluten Free Applesauce Gingerbread

 

Brownies are a favorite of many, many people. Including my family! This recipe makes 2 13×9 pans of brownies. If you are not serving them to a crowd, brownies freeze great. Frozen brownies thaw quickly at room temperature so are very convenient to have on had for when friends visit.

 

Brownies for a Crowd

 

Banana Bread – This recipe can be made with wheat flour (white) or can be made gluten free. And it tastes great either way!

 

Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

 

Quick, Easy No Bake Granola Bars – So easy & so good!

 

Quick & Easy No Bake Granola Bars

 

Thursday’s Giveaway Link Up

 

Welcome to Thursday’s Giveaway Linky!

 

Thursday's Giveaway Linky

 

I love entering giveaways, and have even won a few things. I really love hosting giveaways on Linda’s Lunacy. It’s so much fun to give stuff away! Now, with the Thursday’s Giveaways Linky, you can find lots of great giveaways to enter!

 

Have fun, and I hope you win something!

 

Please, only link family friendly giveaways. My kids read here, and anything not family friendly, will be promptly deleted. Sorry, but it’s for my kids. :)

 

Help spread the word! Share about Thursday’s Giveaway Linky! Simply click the message below to tweet!

 

 

 

Making a Home – Homemaking Linky

 

 

 

 

Welcome to this weeks………

 

Making a Home – Homemaking Linky!

 

This weeks featured post is……5 Ingredient Black Bean Enchiladas from I Heart Vegetables.

 

 

 

These look so good! And with just 5 ingredients, they will make a tasty, easy meal! If you missed this recipe last week, click on over now to get it.

 

Making a Home – Homemaking Linky

 

Now it’s your turn!  Share your posts about homemaking ideas, recipes, crafts, decorating, cleaning tips, basically anything that has to do with caring for a home and family. The Linky is open all week.

 

Don’t forget to visit a few other links while your here!

 

Your click is a vote for next weeks featured post! Having your post featured means I will share the picture you add in the linky, as well as the link to your post, in next weeks post!

 

All featured posts will be pinned to a special

 

Making a Home – Homemaking Linky Pinterest board!!

 

So link up your posts, tell everyone to visit the linky, and maybe your post will be the featured post next week!

Click to tweet! Help spread the word! The more people that know about the Making a Home Homemaking Linky are more people that will see your link!

 

 

Making a Homemaking Linky

 

No giveaways, please. Giveaway links will be deleted. You can link your giveaways on my Thursday’s Giveaways linky. Thanks! Please provide a link back to me. A text link is fine. Of course, family friendly posts only.

 

 

My Top 5 Tips to Make Your Homeschool Day Easier

 

We will finish our 26th year of homeschooling this year. I started homeschooling our oldest in 1991 when he started kindergarten. I am still homeschooling our youngest that is in 10th grade. That’s a long time! Some days were great. And some days were very, very bad. I learned a few things over the years about how to make my homeschooling life easier.

 

My Top 5 Tips to Make Your Homeschool Day Easier

 

My Top 5 Tips to Make Your Homeschool Day Easier

 

Menu planning
Preparing meals is a large part of our day. planning meals ahead of time makes a huge difference in the amount of time we have to spend in the kitchen. And it saves money, too! Check out some of my dinner menus if you need ideas. When food is ready on time, and the family is fed and happy, there is so much less stress for mom.

 

-Morning routine

Mornings can be hectic! Having a morning routine will help you get a great start to your day. Figure out the top 5 or 6 things that will make the most difference in your day. My morning routine  has things like dressing to shoes (I work better in tied on shoes then in slippers), eating breakfast yourself (moms often feed the kids but don’t take the time to eat themselves) emptying the dishwasher, putting supper in the slow cooker, etc.

Don’t forget to make the kids their own morning routines. Hang their list in a prominent spot where it is easier for them to see and do. Help them to accomplish the tasks at first, like make bed, brush teeth, a household chore or two, working with them until they become self sufficient completing the list.


-Set aside an hour or two as quiet time
– little ones nap, older ones (and you!) rest quietly on their beds and read. You can either nap your self, read, or catch up on work. Quiet work so you don’t wake the kids!

 

Develop an afternoon school routine – include those things that will clean up the school area, put away school supplies, grade papers, file papers, gather all the books and supplies you will need the next day, etc. Whatever you feel needs to be done so you have a less cluttered school area, so you can get a good start the next morning

 

-Enjoy your day! Yes, being responsible for our kids education is serious business. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the journey! Laugh at your little ones attempt at jokes, laugh with your kids about something the baby or toddler just did. Laughing breaks during school are the best kind! Do something fun in the middle of the day. Take pictures of the crazy positions you find your kids in while doing their schoolwork.

 

Don’t let the challenges of homeschooling rob you of the joy of homeschooling!

 

 

How Can It Be

 

 

How Can It Be – sung by Lauren Daigle