"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Friday, April 5, 2013

It’s Party Time! {2013 Ultimate Blog Party}

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

My Photo Hi and Welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere. My name is Kim and I’ve been blogging for over 5 years now.

As with most bloggers I’ve had to take breaks and regroup from time to time but I’m excited about moving forward and what the future holds.

This party reminds me of that old girl scout song. “Make new friends but keep the old, some are silver but the others gold.” I love all of the friends that have been with me from the beginning but I’m always up to meeting new ones too. Either way, friendships are a treasure you get to have while here on earth.

So let me tell you about some of the hats I wear.

I am the wife of an amazing man and mom to 3 pretty spectacular children.

I’m a homeschool mom and still homeschool my 2 boys and have one official graduate.

I love to cook and have recently decided upon a new Gluten Free cooking endeavor having to do with my Gooseberry Patch books.

I love to craft, draw and sew and you can find some of my past projects up above in the Craft section.

I love homemaking and embracing the simple life once again. I try my best to show you ways to save money and make your house a home.

Did I mention we have chickens and a garden? Well we do and there are definite adventures that go along with those things as well.

Most importantly I am a child of God and without Him I am nothing.

So if you’re looking for an average Mom who blogs about all the things mentioned above, then I hope you take the time to say hello. I’ll be sure to return the favor.

You can also find me here.

My Homesteader’s Heart FB Page

Twitter (Though I admit, I really don’t know what I’m doing yet.)


Now it’s your turn. Come be a part of this years UBP2013 – where you can find more partying blogs, or link up your own at 5 Minutes For Mom!


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  1. Hi! I found you on the UBP... Just stopping by to say hi. Can't wait to see more of your stuff.

  2. Hi Kim! Welcome to the party. Have fun!

  3. Hi Kim! I found you through the UBP, and will be your newest follower as soon as I finish this comment. I'm also a homeschooler.

    Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

  4. Stopping by from UBP 13 and I enjoyed my visit.

    (Link # 59)

    ps. My homeschoolers are now lovely adults. :)

  5. Always a fun way to find new friends! Party on sister! :)

    Big so-glad-we've-been-together-through-all-these-blogging-years size hugs to you! Love you sweet friend! Have a fabulous weekend!

  6. Hello from UBP. Love the quote at the top! Have a fabulous weekend :).

  7. Nice to "meet" you! I have a lot in common with you, from gardening, homeschooling, cooking, loving Jesus, etc.


  8. Hopping over from UBP13. I homeschooled for 10 yrs, but now mine are all grown up. I also like to cook, craft & write.

    If you ever want some fun activities with your kids, stop by for our Oreo Moon Phases or our Lucky Charms Graph.

  9. Hi there! Im stopping from the UBP13! Im in love with your blog already. We have A LOT in common.

    I am following and look forward to getting to know you better. :)

  10. Hello! I'm here to party! I've tried to plant a garden, but it failed- I hope to learn something from you. I am new to Twitter too and don't quite get it yet either!

  11. New follower here! We homeschool and also have just taken on gluten free cooking/ eat like a dinosaur ;) Love your site and look forward to more!

  12. Hi! I'm stopping by from UBP13! And following along with you! Hop over to ready-set-read.com if you get a chance.

  13. Hopping over from UBP13. I homeschooled for 10 yrs, but now mine are all grown up. I also like to cook, craft & write. Last week, I shared some ideas about homeschooling in high school.

  14. Hi just stopped by from the UBP!! Hope you're enjoying yourself and nice to "meet" you...smile. Please stop by my blog anytime!

  15. I have been blogging for over five years too, but I think this is the first time I have stopped by your site.

    Just dropping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2013.
    So nice to meet you! I hope you find the time to stop by my site.


  16. Hi, visiting from UBP. Oh yes, we are nothing without the Lord.

  17. Hi Kim

    It's nice to meet you.
    I still have dreams to homeschool!
    Thanks for sharing about you and your family.

    I'm visiting from the UBP hop.

    Have a blessed week!

  18. Hi! New follower here and I found you on UBP13! Your blog is awesome and we definitely have alot in common! Please come by and follow me on my blog at http://mybutterflyhaus.blogspot.com! Happy Blogging!

  19. Hi, I found you through UBP13. I'm kind of a newb to blogging, but I'm loving it so far. I'm an educator, former foster parent (for kids with emotional, physical, and mental disabilities) and adoptive dad of two kiddos with special needs. It's been great reaching out, talking to, and hopefully helping other families! My whole blog is all about learning to learn and helping families succeed using brain-based practices. Come check it out. I think you will like it! www.wiselearners.com

  20. HI, we homeschool too! Stopping by late from the UBP13. Will have to come back and go thru your blog! Looks interesting!

  21. Hello again!!

    Been missing blogging land!

    Good to see old friends still around!

    Journeying with Joy
    Mrs B

  22. I’m late! I’m late! I’m stopping by from the UBP13. I hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.


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