100 MORE Simply Delightful DIY Christmas Gifts—for those of us still hoping to create that perfect gift!

Yep, you know it was going to happen. SO many folks don't have their gifts finished yet, OR are trying to do it on a budget, and SO I decided to be pretty helpful and give you MORE ideas than I did last week when I posted on 100+ Simply Delightful Christmas Ideas. We all [...]

By | December 17th, 2013|Craft, DIY, For the Holidays, For the Home, Holidays, Kid Fun, To Wear|Comments Off on 100 MORE Simply Delightful DIY Christmas Gifts—for those of us still hoping to create that perfect gift!

Our Biggest Announcement Yet! Our New Book is here!

It is FINALLY here! The first book in a set of three that are all about PRESERVING is finally available for purchase here at The Welcoming House! And JUST in time for Christmas gifting! Here is the cover of the new E-book:, Passionate About Preserving! What is this book about? Well, what if I told [...]

By | December 15th, 2013|Cook, DIY, For the Garden, For the Holidays, Holidays, Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on Our Biggest Announcement Yet! Our New Book is here!

100+ Simply Delightful Gift Ideas ~ Make It Yourself Monday with the Welcoming House

Ah, Christmas. Sparkly. Pine Smelling. Presents under the tree. Sweet little faces pillowed in chins, gazing at the ornaments, and the smell of sugar cookies scenting the air. Yep. I love it. But one of the things I also love is carefully thinking about what to give each and every person in my family. Since [...]

By | December 12th, 2013|Craft, DIY, For the Holidays, Holidays, Kid Fun, Uncatergorized|1 Comment

Its A HomeSpun Christmas Giveaway! ~ From BumStoppers!

Bumstoppers, one of the premier cloth diaper lines out there, with fabulous construction and adorable prints, has agree to participate in our HomeSpun Christmas celebration this year again! Last year was wildly fabulous, with tons of entries, and a lot of folks just learning about her brand because they did not have Littles in their [...]

By | December 11th, 2013|Craft, Holidays, Kid Fun, To Wear, Uncatergorized|15 Comments

Its a HomeSpun Christmas’ Great Cookie Collection!—with 200+ Christmas Cookie Recipes!

Personally, I think the cookies are one of the very best parts of Christmas. If you are lucky, you get a couple different chances to sample everyone else's family favorites, and the entire month of December there is the smell of cookies baking in the oven. (which might be why so many people gain weight [...]

“Christmas Pure and Simple”—a giveaway by WhimZB’s Creations!

Brrrrrrrrrrr!!! Baby it is COLD outside here right now, and while I love snow for Christmas, personally I think the craziness of -35* below zero for overnight temps is a little extreme for December.....right? But either way, Christmas spirit is bubbling over here at the Welcoming House during our HomeSpun Christmas Celebration as we encourage [...]

By | December 6th, 2013|Craft, Guest Bloggers, Holidays, Kid Fun|8 Comments

Sweet Memories of Christmases Past…A guest post by Diana Dougherty

I have so many precious and wonderful memories of the Christmases that we had as a child. The tree, the presents, the year we went Christmas caroling around the block and had snowballs thrown at us by the guy I had maintained a four year crush on  (I started in Kindgergarten). Every year my mother [...]

By | December 3rd, 2013|Craft, DIY, For the Holidays, Guest Bloggers, Holidays, Kid Fun|15 Comments

You KNOW You want to…….

I can see it now. You read the title, and immediately  dark and forbidden things flit across your mind. Things like.... Of COURSE you want to eat all the chocolate chips you have managed sneakily to have stashed deep in the freezer to avoid the kids' (and Handy Hubby's) ravaging moments. Of COURSE you want [...]

By | December 2nd, 2013|Craft, For the Home, Guest Bloggers, Holidays, Kid Fun, To Wear|3 Comments

Its Our First HomeSpun Christmas Giveaway–

I always wanted my own minions. Really. If you have children or grandchildren, I am pretty sure you have seen or heard of Despicable Me, one of the funniest and best one-liner kids' movies of the last couple of years. My children love it, quote it, will watch it five times in a row, AND [...]

By | November 30th, 2013|Craft, Guest Bloggers, Holidays, Kid Fun, To Wear|18 Comments

Its A HomeSpun Christmas Time!!!

Ah the joy of Christmas. The lights, the laughter, the smell of hot cocoa filling the air. That first sniff of tinsel as it comes out of its wrapping, and the sparkle and joy that comes along with this holiday. I have a wonderful time every year on this day setting up the tree with [...]

By | November 29th, 2013|Craft, For the Home, Guest Bloggers, Holidays|Comments Off on Its A HomeSpun Christmas Time!!!