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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!

Pamper that Special Someone with A Giveaway from Kleine’s Country Farm Soaps!

 We are on the home stretch now, with less than two weeks  until Christmas, and I hope that you have a good idea at least of what you will be giving your family and friends for their presents! But there is always that ONE person who is hard to buy for, who has everything, who [...]

By | December 16th, 2013|Craft, DIY, For the Holidays, For the Home, Guest Bloggers, To Wear|6 Comments

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

DIY Pedestal Serving Pieces—a Gorgeous Compliment to your Christmas Dinner!!

When I opened my email and read this amazing guest post by Val of DIY Home Blog, I was floored, excited, and super super thrilled to share this with you. Incredibly gorgeous stemware and tableware, created simply with a little glue and love, and the results are absolutely stunning. Best part is, you don't have [...]

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 [...]

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

Unwrapping the Gift—A Book to Herald the Season!

A lot of wonderful firsts happening here right on this post today, and I am so thrilled to share them with you right now. First of all, it is December 1st. It is the first Book Promotion I have been blessed to do on the New House Blog, and the first that I have been [...]

Its “Be Our Guest!” Monday—Being Thankful when its HARD, by Crystal of Wisdom Seeking Mommy

Good morning to you!   To start off our awesome annual tradition of having Guest Posters on Mondays through the month of November, I am so blessed to share this precious and moving post from Crystal at Wisdom Seeking Mommy Blog.   She touches on a subject that many of us acknowledge is real, for this time of [...]

By | November 4th, 2013|Challenge Me, DIY, Encourage Me, Faith, For the Holidays|Comments Off on Its “Be Our Guest!” Monday—Being Thankful when its HARD, by Crystal of Wisdom Seeking Mommy

Make-It-Yourself-Monday….”Good Gravy, thats GREAT Granola!”

I have a confession to make. Today's post was SO fun, SO addicting, and SO easy that I simply replaced what I was REALLY going to write about today with this. Seriously. Not only does it have pictures to make it easy on you wonderful people who hate to read through directions, but just the [...]