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Gentle Essential Oil Cleaner for Old Wood

One of the things about living in a 120 year old house...you learn that it takes a good amount of time and energy to upkeep. Finding an effective, simple, and gently recipe to take care [...]

Forget fences…be a good neighbor

When I moved here to the MN prairies 12 years ago I thought it was so so strange that no one fenced their yard in. Coming from a place where everyone has fences, it seemed [...]

When you Marry a man with a Homesteading Heart….

Ok Welcoming House readers, brace yourself. I am going go tell you exactly what might happen if you decide you are going to marry a man, or woman, with a homesteading heart. Now, to be [...]

Welcome to a Sweet New Year….

Its the very first day of a beautiful new year, and I love it. Feels like when you open a fresh clean notebook for the first time, and stare at the lovely crisp pages just [...]

Ditch Every Chemical Cleaner in your house with ONE product…..

Its true. A year ago I would probably have laughed at you if you had told me I could get rid of things like Bleach, and Lysol spray, and be content that my house was [...]

Make it Yourself Monday—4 dresses with One Pattern!

Good Monday morning to ya, Welcoming House readers! As many of you know from our totally rocking series in January about learning skills that need to be remembered, around here at the real Welcoming House [...]

Gorgeous Wooden Hooks….and you can WIN some. 😀

Many of you who have been following along with posts in April were in LOVE with the amazing and gorgeous Crochet-Along that I have been making the last few weeks as we have been in [...]

Five Simple Ways to Shave Money off your Grocery Budget (Part Two)

If you are just joining us on this totally awesome series after clicking a link on Pinterest or BlogLovin, I hope that you take a moment to read the FIRST part of our series and [...]

Crocheting something of Beauty….

A few months ago, in the midst of stress and time sitting on my hands at hospitals, I decided what I really needed to do was give myself the ability to create something and keep [...]

Make Your Own Flavored Coffee Grounds for a Fraction of the Price!

Guess what? It is the start of a brand new year AND a new year of our.. And on a wonderful spin off from last year's incredibly popular post (over 500 hits in ONE DAY) on [...]

Let the CHALLENGE BEGIN—Fabulously Frugal Friday and FOOD STORAGE CHALLENGE COMBINE!

Its the start of a brand new month, and a brand new challenge, and to be honest, I am incredibly excited about doing this right by your side. I intentionally picked an easy month for [...]

Tomorrow our Food Storage Challenge begins…..are you READY?

I am excited that we have received so much awesome feedback from so many of you about participating in this challenge for the first two weeks of August. I wanted to give you some ideas, [...]