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Its Labor Day…and “Support a Small Business” in September Day!

You know me..........not only do I have a rabid tenacity about supporting small businesses, as a small business owner I really love telling others about businesses I have found that make a quality product, and support a family while they do it. Today, in honor of Labor Day, when most of us are out celebrating [...]

By | September 1st, 2014|Craft, Guest Bloggers, Kid Friendly, Kid Fun, To Wear|3 Comments

9 Fabulous Family-Tested Ways to Keep the Winter Blues Away

Good morning to  you! Today is going to be a post full of fun and simple time-tested ideas for chasing the winter blues far far away. January is just one of those months, isn't it? The coldness of the weather that often keeps us inside here on the Prairie can lead to shorter tempers, weather [...]

By | January 15th, 2014|Cook, Craft, DIY, Encourage Me, Faith, Kid Friendly, Kid Fun|Comments Off on 9 Fabulous Family-Tested Ways to Keep the Winter Blues Away

The very VERY cutest way to Use up “lost” socks….MIY Monday!

We all have them. Every single one of us. And while some people have got it all together and have nothing to do on their hands but make cutesy creations to hold them forever in effigy like this Pinterest Find: That would just be a torturous reminder to me that I have three girls and [...]

By | January 13th, 2014|Craft, For the Home, Kid Fun|6 Comments

A Beautiful Birthday Girl—and Making Watercolor Tissue Poms!

It is Fabulously Frugal Friday and boy do I have a simply frugal, and super GORGEOUS tutorial for you that we did this week at the Welcoming House! It was so much of both, in fact, I still want to pinch myself! My oldest daughter turned 14 this week *sniff sniff* and in honor of [...]

By | January 10th, 2014|Craft, DIY, For the Home, For the House, Kid Fun|10 Comments

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!

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

“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