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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Let's Link Up and Help one Another!!

I'm having one of those "why do I blog? What good am I doing here?" moments.
In my daily life, people are looking to me for answers on parenting and homemaking. Is it because I'm near 40? Is it because I'm loud and bossy? Is it because I have teens? Am I doing something right? I haven't given very good advice to these questioners. No advice, no encouragement. Rather..I have stared back with a "really? Are you talking to me? expression." NICE huh?

I do take this mothering, teaching, homemaking stuff seriously but I'm not all that great at any of it . I am honest. In my life you will see Grace not perfection. I'm not going to put myself above you and say how much better I am than you. Not here.  I will however come alongside you and nod my head saying, "Yep, this is really hard"

So, what if Having a Hallelujah Good Time could be a place like that? What if we had a link up here that brought you ways people make things work, tutorials on how to do them and a monthly link up on subjects where we all need help: freezer cooking and planning ahead, budgeting, how you take a break, curriculi planning, gardening...whatever WE need help figuring out OR have figured out. If you make an amazing tatted pillow, that is encouraging to me (especially if you show the brownies you had for dinner and the mess your toddler made while you worked on that pillow) This isn't a competition--we are in this together and can help one another.

Once again my mantra is going to come out: I DONT HAVE MONEY RIGHT NOW TO start a linky but was hoping you all could overlook that and just link up in the comments :) I am working on advertising and site redesign. Expect some pretty pretty changes and a breakdown of link up subjects in January. BUT lets not wait til them OR until I come up with a witty title and button...lets link up now!

What are you working on? What works for you? What doesn't work for you? What day is better to link up? Do you any witty titles for this link up Im dreaming up?



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22 comments:

Jenfier Harrod said...

I tell all about how to have a free link party at:
www.mun-emakingblogs.blogspot.com
I did the comment thing but then I learned another way to do it with text only for free. Hope this helps and please follow:)

Rebekah Greiman said...

Thanks for stopping by my site and inviting me to link up!: www.potholesandpantyhose.com.

Here's my video on my DIY Spinning Composter:
http://www.potholesandpantyhose.com/2011/11/diy-spinning-composter-video-only/

And here's my step by step instructions on the DIY Spinning Composter:
http://www.potholesandpantyhose.com/2011/10/diy-spinning-composter/

Thanks again! WOo hoo! Have a great weekend.

Rebecca (Soap Deli News Blog) said...

Thanks for the invite! I have several lip balm tutorials and recipes.

Handmade Lip Balm Recipes

How to Make Custom Lip Balm

MondoMOM said...

Thanks for stopping by my site the other day. Great idea to do this link party!

Make a Coffee Cup Cozy

Cheap Framed Chalkboard - Family Message Board

Sarah @ Just The Bee's Knees said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and inviting me to link up!
www.justthebeesknees.com

I recently finished my Command Center and share a few tips and tricks on how I organize my blogging & home life!

http://www.justthebeesknees.com/2011/11/command-center-reveal.html

Julianne said...

Thanks for the invite to link up! Here's my latest project!

http://sewfantastic.blogspot.com/2011/11/3d-heart-art.html

Julianne

www.sewfantastic.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

This is such a great idea! There are websites that let you do free link parties. Try InLinkz I use it and really like it!

Jamie
For Love of Cupcakes

[By the way I'm visiting from the Hop Along Friday Blog Hop]

Jewelsy said...

I love your outlook and enthusiasm. Maybe you could just call it the "Hallelujua linkup",. I don't think I spelled that right.
Anyways, you have lovely site here. Blessings!
http://www.christiangirlygirls.com/

Oriana from Mommyhood's Diary said...

Hello Kathy! Thank you so much for stoppong by and follow my blog. This is a good idea and yoy have a great blog.

Sela Toki said...

Just started really really blogging for the past few months. I love it now. Don't know how to do a lot of things that I see all these bloggers are doing. But I'm slowly learning. Still don't know how to transfer pictures or videos from camera yadda yadda yadda but I'll learn one day. Just learned how to grab a button and that's so exciting. I'm grabbing yours because I love your blog. Thank you.

Carrie Hetu said...

Thanks for the follow and comment on my blog Kathy, I am glad because now I am loving reading your great blog here! Will be following you!

Love your idea for a link up here!

I have 2 sites

http://www.simplyhomeschooled.com/

http://poortorichadayatatime.blogspot.com/

Cant wait to visit all those who are linking up!

Kim Croisant said...

Thanks for stoppping by and following me. I"m now following you. Your blog is nice and you have a wonderful family.

Mommie AGain

Juliana RW said...

Thanks for stopping by.

What a wonderful family you have. Have a great Sunday.

Casey said...

The canning video, came from found her on you tube homesteadinggirl.


I found it so helpful. I love my canner. We canned some tukey last week it was on sale for 59 cents a pound. It turned out great. Thanks for stopping in I love your site

Jennifer said...

Hi, Kathy. Thanks for stopping by Intentionally Inspiring Mamas. So glad to meet you. Looking forward to following your super-cute blog!

Jen

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

Thanks for the linky party! New follower! Here's a home maintenance tip:

http://imnotatrophywife.blogspot.com/2011/11/home-inspector-suggestions-free-advice.html

Amy said...

thanks for joining with my blog....This is really good idea to link up with others...Basically I love cooking & also photography....I am doing few blogs,but these days bit struggling with time & I get chance to update my food blog only...:)
Hope to read your blog posts in future too..

jessicaclarke said...

Thanks for stopping by following u back

Crystal Lynn Fiorito said...

I just wanted to let you know that I am following back! : ) Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment, oh and following! : )
xoxo

April said...

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couponingfromFL2MI said...

I am your newest follower via GFC, stopping by from Couponing From Florida to Michigan. I would love a follow back.
http://couponingfromfl2mi.blogspot.com

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rebecca said...

Hi Kathy! Thanks for stopping by Learning to Limit the other day! I'm following you back now and can't wait to explore your site. I've thought about starting up a linky party myself... Maybe we could figure something out and team up. In the mean time, I'd def love to do a button swap with you for some free advertisement for both of us! Let me know! :)