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Welcome to the Simple Homestead Blog Hop!

We are so glad that you have stopped by for a visit! We encourage you to look through some of the great posts shared by our readers and then take the time to read those that interest you. If you are adding to our list, thank you for sharing your homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts with us. It’s so much fun to read your hints, tips, and happenings. We hope you have fun exploring all the great ideas everyone has shared with us.

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Featured Posts

Each week we’ll feature the most-viewed post from last week’s hop. Each host also features her own picks from the posts linked the previous week. Visit each of our blogs to see if you were featured this week.

Our most-visited post from last week’s hop was:
Why You Absolutely Must Do a No Till Garden

My Favorite Post:
Planning for Canning

 

 

 Please stop by to congratulate the featured bloggers this week.

If you were featured be sure to pick up your Simple Homestead blog hop button below. Just highlight the text in the box and paste into your blog sidebar; the button will show up automatically.



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The Rules

You are invited to share your original homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts. We have a few little rules:

  • Family friendly posts only!
  • No links to blog hops or posts dedicated to advertising products.
  • Please share posts that you haven’t linked up previously to keep the hop fresh.
  • Please visit other bloggers and let them know you found them here.
  • Please follow us by email! You’ll receive notice when the hop is open for business.
  • Only share content and photos that you have created or have permission to share.
  • By linking to this hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post and share one photo if you are featured.
  • Please note: Posts that don’t follow these few little guidelines will be deleted.


Let’s start hopping!


1 Night, a Movie Review

Last week I wrote a sponsored post on Infinity Jars. This week I am writing a short movie review. Until Mike from TetherGroup reached out to me, I had never heard of this movie 1 Night. However 1 Night does have an official Facebook page, a Twitter account and even a trailer that you can watch! It took me a couple of weeks to find the time to actually sit down and watch this movie 1 Night, but I’m glad I did.1 Night

 

1 Night is available in Theaters and On Demand and has been since 2/10/17. The movie is only 80 minutes long and would be classified as a romance drama with some comedy. I really enjoyed 1 Night, it is insightful and fun and helps us take a look at what makes and keeps our relationships alive.1 Night

 

The Plot

1 Night is about a young thirty year old couple played by Anna Camp and Justin Chatwin. Anna must decide whether to salvage her relationship with her husband after much personal disappointment. Bea and Andy are the second couple in the movie, they are teenagers played by Isabelle Fuhrman and Kyle Allen. Isabelle and Kyle were childhood friends who must now overcome their differences in high school as they deal with their status among the high school crowd.1 Night

 

These two couples explore love over the course of one night at a hotel; Anna and Drew are trying to recreate what first brought them together and Isabelle and Andy are learning about young love.1 Night

 

I enjoyed the movie. I was reminded of a very good play in watching, there is not a lot of fast passed action in the movie it is much more insightful that that. The older couple is looking at the younger couple and being reminded of where they came from. They also try to speak wisdom into the lives of this young couple that are so focused on the moment.

 

I strongly encourage you to take the time to watch this insightful movie.1 Night

 

 

Happy Friday! Starting today, March 10 it’s giveaway time! 

I’m joining my friend Katherine from Katherines Corner and the Katherines Corner Shop for her Rise and Shine Giveaway.

One winner will receive a Vntage Inspired Rooster Clock and A set of Rooster Hooks from Katherines Corner Shop and a $50 Cash prize or Amazon gift card ( winners choice) provided by Katherine and her Hostesses. This giveaway is not endorsed or affiliated with Amazon or PayPal.

Please remember to follow your sponsors and all of the hostess so you can get all of your entries!

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Welcome to the Simple Homestead Blog Hop!

We are so glad that you have stopped by for a visit! We encourage you to look through some of the great posts shared by our readers and then take the time to read those that interest you. If you are adding to our list, thank you for sharing your homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts with us. It’s so much fun to read your hints, tips, and happenings. We hope you have fun exploring all the great ideas everyone has shared with us.

Meet Our Great Co-hostscohost-photos1

Tracy at Our Simple HomesteadFacebookTwitterPinterest

Nancy at On the HomefrontFacebookTwitterPinterest

Dash at Bloom Where You’re PlantedFacebookInstagram

Delci at Heritage Club StablesFacebookGoogle+PinterestYouTube

Sandra at Clearwater Farm – FacebookPinterestInstagram

Featured Posts

Each week we’ll feature the most-viewed post from last week’s hop. Each host also features her own picks from the posts linked the previous week. Visit each of our blogs to see if you were featured this week.

Our most-visited post from last week’s hop was:
Embracing Ma’s Practical Pioneering Spirit During Lean Times

My Favorite Post:
Starting Tomato Plants From Seed

 

 

 Please stop by to congratulate the featured bloggers this week.

If you were featured be sure to pick up your Simple Homestead blog hop button below. Just highlight the text in the box and paste into your blog sidebar; the button will show up automatically.



Nancy On The Home Front

 

The Rules

You are invited to share your original homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts. We have a few little rules:

  • Family friendly posts only!
  • No links to blog hops or posts dedicated to advertising products.
  • Please share posts that you haven’t linked up previously to keep the hop fresh.
  • Please visit other bloggers and let them know you found them here.
  • Please follow us by email! You’ll receive notice when the hop is open for business.
  • Only share content and photos that you have created or have permission to share.
  • By linking to this hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post and share one photo if you are featured.
  • Please note: Posts that don’t follow these few little guidelines will be deleted.


Let’s start hopping!


Recently, Infinity Jars, reached out to me to ask if I would review their products. Since I am very interested in getting rid of plastic containers and instead using glass jars for storage I was more than interested. After looking through their catalog I knew just what I would choose to review. It wasn’t easy to limit my selection as they offer over 70 different styles. Each infinity jar has an airtight seal and is made from premium imported European glass. The dark color blocks out light and helps to preserve the ingredients for over six months. These are the three jars I decided to review:Infinity Jars

 

15 ml Pocket-size Glass Jar

 

In the past I have shared the recipe I use for my own hand lotion. Usually I store the lotion is a small canning jar. Often I wish I had a smaller container to be able to carry with me when I travel. This 15 ml pocket-size jar is just the perfect size. With the screw top I don’t have to worry that the jar will open and spill in my bag. I can now carry a small amount with me when I go away for the weekend. This size jar would also be perfect for gift giving. I may have to stock up for Christmas!infinity jars

 

200 ml Glass Soap Dispenser Bottle

 

I enjoy having a small bottle of my own hand soap next to my kitchen sink. I had been using a pint size-canning jar with a metal lid. As you can imagine after years of use the lid was getting rather corroded. hand lotionThis 200ml glass soap dispenser bottle is the perfect replacement. It sits nicely next to the sink and dispenses the perfect amount of hand soap.infinity jars

 

500 Ml Square Glass Bottle with Oil Spout

 

I cook with a lot of olive oil and enjoy having a small bottle close to my stove. This 500 ml square glass bottle has an airtight seal and with the ultra violet filtering I can be assured that the oil will stay fresh. Plus it looks much more elegant than that a large bottle of olive oil sitting on the counter!infinity jars

 

I am so thankful that Infinity Jars reached out to me. Be sure to check out their website and take a look at their awesome collection of  jars! The next time I’m making a batch of hand lotion or lip balm you can be sure that I will be placing an order with them! The small jars would make perfect gifts of my homemade lotions! Check their out page on Instagram as well for other ideas on how to use their wonderful jars!

 

I was approached by Infinity Jars to review their products in a post and was sent several jars to review.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine. For more information check out my disclosure page.

 

I have been decluttering and cleaning out for months! In cleaning out my pantry I had several jars of applesauce, which I had canned, and what better way to use it up than to make some Applesauce Muffins? These delicious applesauce muffins make a double batch and use two cups of applesauce which was perfect for my goal of working on cleaning out the pantry!home canning, prudent living, applesauce

 

These muffins are delicious with a cup of tea in the afternoon, to enjoy with your breakfast or to pack in your child’s lunch. Applesauce muffins travel well and they also freeze well. Plus it’s a great way to use up applesauce! The recipe makes a double batch of muffins so you will definitely have some leftover to stick in your freezer!Applesauce Muffins

 

Applesauce MuffinsApplesauce Muffins

 

Ingredients:

 

1 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp homemade vanilla

2 cups applesauce

4 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp allspice

¼ tsp ground cloves

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Cinnamon-sugar (optional)

 

Directions:

 

In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Stir in the applesauce. Combine the flour, baking soda and spices; stir into the creamed mixture and fold in the nuts.

 

Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake the muffins at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool the muffins for five minutes before removing from the pans to wire racks.Applesauce Muffins If you like you can sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Muffins sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar sounds like a wonderful idea but I’ve yet to remember to sprinkle them with the sugar and they are perfectly delicious without it! Makes about two dozen muffins.Applesauce Muffins

Let the muffins cool before packaging them up to put in your freezer. I freeze them in groups of four which is then perfect for my husband and I. Of course I’ve now used up the applesauce I had, but my freezer is now filled with muffins! Luckily we have company coming next week and these will be perfect to serve with our breakfast or of snacking on with a cup of tea in the afternoon!

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