Welcome to our THIRD LINK UP PARTY of 2013!

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I cant tell you how excited I am to have this link up every Wednesday, and see what you have been doing and sharing over on your blog! Each week I will be featuring the blog(s) that I was drawn to the most from the previous week, and the link up will be open until Saturday after the link up. Each week I will be featuring something different, anything from ANY of the categories below, so be sure to link up!With all of us having been so sick around here, I have not been promoting the link up party as I planned, so I was still excited to see five different participants for this last week! Even better was finding that ONE of them made a super simple recipe for a healthy soup that also had a variation to it—just like I like to do!
That same soup is simmering on my stove right now, and hopefully will be ready for lunch for the kiddos that are just recovering and finally getting a chance to eat real food!

Super Mom’s Soup/ Stew from Sara Live It Well Blog sounded SO appetizing, and SO easy, that we just had to try it. I am often looking for simple and filling recipes to add to my meal plans, and this one is a winner! Congratulations Sara, on being featured by The Welcoming House this week!!

 Please feel free to add our Welcoming House button on these posts, and the statement that you were featured by us. I will have my Featured Blog button up and running in a couple weeks, and will be sure to contact you with that.

You will also be entered in my Featured Blogs Contest that will continue throughout the year, where all the blogs will be entered for a large prize, to be announced in November.

There were SO MANY good, encouraging, and meat-for-the-heart posts in last wee’s link up, that I would encourage you to head over and read them! Visit the blogs that are linking up and encourage them to keep writing! There are a lot of good folks out there who are linking up, and sharing ideas, and we can really support one another! 🙂

Click here for the link to last week’s Linky Party…

It is time for the third Linky party of 2013. Would you please read the following and link up your posts? Each blog is allowed to enter two posts that fit in these categories.
Entering your link is super easy, just click on the widget, and enter your URL link and thumbnail picture. It may take a little while to appear, but it will, just check back in a little bit! Please remember I moderate things, so it may take a little bit if you leave a comment as well! 🙂
The Welcoming Wednesday Link Party is open to anyone who is sharing posts from their blog in the following categories:
DIY: what crazy creations are you concocting over on your homepage this week?
Faith-based: Do you have a word of encouragement, life lesson, or heart speak to share with readers? ( please note, this is a Christan faith based blog, and this is the genre I am looking for..)
Family-based: growing and raising a family is important stuff, and we want  you to share your latest!
Herbs: Are you growing them? using them? Learning about them? Share with us!
Gardening: if you love the dirt, then this link up is for you!
Frugal ideas: We can ALL use more ideas on how to save money, time, and to reuse, recycle, upcycle, or retrain our brains to put more money in our pockets!
Canning or preserving: Got a recipe? Want to crow about your latest accomplishment? Dare to share your failures? We are right here waiting for it!Homesteading: We want to live vicariously through your efforts, so please give us updates on your homestead and all its accomplishments:Preparedness: I am a firm believer in being prepared as much as you can be and not relying on someone to swoop in and save you, so posts dealing with this are welcome!
Please no giveaways or affiliate links without prior permission. Our rules are super simple:
PG rated.
Nothing vulgar or crass will be tolerated.In fact, a single verse comes to mind when I am looking for the heart of posts to be shared on this link up: “Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things!” (Philippians 4:8)
Be sure to link back here to the Welcoming House post so your readers can see all the wonderful posts from the Welcoming House community! You can find the code for my  button right over there on the right side, just edit your post, go to HTML, add the script at the bottom of your post and click update.
Ready, set, go!
Many blessings to you and yours,