Top Five Recipes of 2020!

Here are the top five recipes on my blog! Is anyone surprised that three of the five are sourdough recipes?

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Affiliate Links — What are they and how do they work?

Cyber Monday and shopping online!! Have you ever seen affiliate links on blogs and websites and wondered what they are there for and how they work? Let me explain just a bit about them.

Affiliate links are items that a blogger uses and is passing on the information to you. When you buy through their affiliate link they receive a few pennies but your price doesn’t change. These purchases help with the expensive of keeping a blog updated, etc. Affiliate links have been such a blessing to our family.

For example…when you purchase this Proofing Basket Set you are supporting a small business and me by using my affiliate link. I just received this set and I can’t wait to use with my sourdough bread baking.

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Weekly Small Business Feature – – – Janell Bags!

Every week from now until Christmas, I will be featuring a small business! This weeks features business is JANELL BAGS HandCrafted Quality Bags – – – Made in Maine.

Have your ever wanted a quality handmade leather bag? I have just the perfect shop for you! Jerry and Janell Fox make quality leather bags in their shop in Newport, Maine. They are a husband and wife team who work together making these bags while raising a family and homeschooling. You can read more about how Janell Bags came to be in this post.

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Weekly Small Business Feature —Sewing, Patterns, & Fabric!

Every week from now until Christmas, I will be featuring a small business! A lot of these small businesses are busy mothers with families who work out of their homes/shops.

This Week’s Featured Business is Sew Basic Dresses, and 3 online fabric stores — Just A Sew, Elegant Threads, and County Home and Fabric.

If you know my love for sewing and custom tailoring you will know why I am featuring these products. When it comes to sewing there is nothing better than having a pattern that works well and these patterns are just wonderful to use.

As a young girl I made my first doll clothes before I went to school. I took a scrap of fabric and hand sewed a cap for my doll. I still remember what the fabric looked like and ho I made it. By my teens I was making all of my dresses and loved to sew. For quite a number of years after I was married I pieced quilts, pillows, ect for my parent’s store, Snyder’s Furniture. In the more recent years I have been custom tailoring men’s suit coats along with my regular sewing.

Sew Basic Dresses Patterns

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Weekly Small Business Feature, Farmhouse Soaps!

NEW! Weekly Small Business Feature!

Every week from now until Christmas I will be featuring a small business! A lot of these small businesses are busy mothers with families who work out of their homes.

This Week’s Featured Business is FARMHOUSE ENTERPRISES!

Wendy Zook, a wife and mother to 8 children, including a set of twins handcrafts soaps. I love all the soaps that I have purchased from her Etsy Shop and so do my children. These soaps including sugar scrubs can be purchased from her Etsy Shop. I love her charcoal bars and my son uses it when he shaves.

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