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New Year, New Skill—14 Simple and Basic Sewing Tutorials to Get you Started.

Good Monday Morning to you! Over on The Welcoming House Facebook page we have been chatting about new skills and things people would like to learn this year. As a practical person, who has learned [...]

Pintastic Pinteresting Party #4! Come share your Links!

Its that day again----Think Tank Thursday where we get to hear and see YOUR very best posts from the past week! I chose two fabulous posts from this last week that both resonated with me, [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Making Mittens for VERY Little Moola…

You know you have them. . Those sweaters, lurking in the back of the closet that you just can not bring yourself to part with. The ones that have shrunk (one way or another), or whose style [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]