Home Matters Linky Party #87

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

Home Matters Linky Party #87!

Thanks for stopping by to be a part of this fantastic party! We love having you for a visit and seeing what you have to share. If you’d like to be even more involved, sign-up to be a co-host. See details below.

Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:
Lorelai is a Mom, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener blogging about Life, Love, Interests…
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Melissa at Adventures of Frugal Mom:
Melissa is a wife, mom of 3 teenage girls and tons of fur babies who loves hunting for freebies and deals, crafting, and sharing her experiences.
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Lorelai says, “Let us all eat cake!” Fresh Orange Bundt Cake

An Inspirational Night with the Carolina Railhawks from Melissa

Say, “Hello!” to our May 2016 Co-Hosts, and Share some Love by Visiting and Following them on Social Media!

Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Jamie at TigerStrypes Blog:
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Crystal G. at Tidbits of Experience:
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Jeanne at Home Garden Joy:
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Blake at Style Island:
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Michelle at Our Crafty Mom:
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Crystal T. at Love More Live Blessed:
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Marisa at Called To Mothering:
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Stacey at In the Kitchen with Stacey:
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Crystal G. shares Tips For Redecorating Your Child’s Room

5 Ways Captain America Civil War Isn’t Like Other Superhero Movies from Blake

Michelle shares her DIY Restoration Hardware Weathered Oak Dining Table

When Your Homeschool Payout Doesn’t Seen Worth Your Investment from Marisa

Jeanne show us how to Start A Home Orchard

It’s Family Movie Night with Crystal T.

Sahana shares Let’s Talk About Dyes and Types of Fabric

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter cake from Stacey

Jamie show us how to Read A Book, Help An Animal

We are looking for Co-Hosts for June 2016. Let’s Rock this party!
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We have some really cool features this week. Lots of DIY and great tips celebrating the outdoors just in time for summer, a fabulous serving idea for cupcakes, home decor, and outdoor fun for all ages!

Outdoor Cleaning Tips from Jenn @ Clean & Scentsible

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12 Helpful Camping Hacks from Barb @ Second Chance to Dream

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Build A Nerf War Battlefield from Shelley @ Steam Powered Family

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Mason Jar Solar Lights from Stephanie @ Garden Therapy

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Beautiful Barn Sale Displays from Becky @ The Logbook

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We hit 500 Links in last week’s party, so…

Seashell Flower Art from Kathy @ Petticoat JUNKtion

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Edible Flower Arrangement from Felicia @ The Nifty Thrifty Family

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

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Are you ready to Party?

The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media.

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Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
  1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.
  1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.
  1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.
  1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.
  1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

We are looking for Co-Hosts for June 2016. Let’s Rock this party!
If you are interested, please

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By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.

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Home Matters Linky Party #86

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

So many things are popping for Life With Lorelai over the next few weeks. It’s crazy, and you’re going to love it. Luke’s birthday is also next week, #55. He can’t wait to order off the “senior menu” at one of our local restaurants! LOL I plan to enjoy every moment. Enjoy it with me, won’t you?

Home Matters Linky Party #86!

Thanks for stopping by to party with us! We hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day. We are excited to see what you are sharing.

Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:
Lorelai is a Mom, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener blogging about Life, Love, Interests…
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Melissa at Adventures of Frugal Mom:
Melissa is a wife, mom of 3 teenage girls and tons of fur babies who loves hunting for freebies and deals, crafting, and sharing her experiences.
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Melissa brings us A Week of Highs and Lows & A Mom Fail

12 Tips On Choosing The Right Paint Colors from Lorelai

Say, “Hello!” to our May 2016 Co-Hosts, and Share some Love by Visiting and Following them on Social Media!

Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Jamie at TigerStrypes Blog:
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Crystal G. at Tidbits of Experience:
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Jeanne at Home Garden Joy:
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Blake at Style Island:
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Michelle at Our Crafty Mom:
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Crystal T. at Love More Live Blessed:
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Marisa at Called To Mothering:
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Stacey at In the Kitchen with Stacey:
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Sahana shares How To Make A Leather Bracelet For Men

5 Things Mother’s Day In NYC from Blake

Marisa shares the Ancient Greece Lapbook

Kwik Stix Pencil Grip, Inc. Review from Crystal G.

Jeanne talks Flowering Trees For Your Front Yard

Three’s Company Jamie brings back memories

Crystal T. helps with Teaching Kids Money

Star Wars Play with Stacey

Michelle shows us Thrift Store Picture Chalkboard Art

And now, onto…

Great Features this week with inspiration for food, camping, DIY, decor, and garden. Enjoy!

DIY Fire Pit Cover & Game Table from Robin @ All Things Heart & Home

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Spring Floral Tote Door Hanger from Kim @ Made in a Day

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Easy DIY Camp Seat From A 5 Gallon Bucket from Jennifer @ A Heart Full of Love

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3 Ingredient Blackberry Campfire Cobbler from Michele @ Just 2 Sisters

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Repurposed Typewriter Table into Beer Cart from Michelle @ Altered Artworks

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We hit 500 Links in last week’s party, so…

Repurposed Cabinet Door String Art Display from Maryann @ Domestically Speaking

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10 Most Popular Vegetables To Grow In Containers from Mindi @ Moms Need To Know

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

Are you ready to Party?

The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media.

Be sure to Please USE our Registered Hashtag

Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
  1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.
  1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.
  1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.
  1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.
  1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.

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How To Create A DIY Rose Trellis

Think a rose is a rose? Find out from regular contributor, Megan Wild. She brings us another beautiful post to bring the glory of roses to your garden.

 

 

How to Create a DIY Rose Trellis

 

Not all roses were created equal. Some varieties of the flower dwell close to the ground and some are climbers.

If you’re keen on including a climbing rose in your garden, make sure you have a sturdy structure for it to grow skyward on. The perennial will need space to grow as it will spread and cover over the years.

Here’s how to build a trellis that will provide the structural support the plant requires while adding visual flare to your garden space.

 

 

DIY Rose Trellis

Time Needed:

Approximately 2.5 hours

Expenses:

$5 to $30

You can keep your costs down if you use wood from around your yard. Some people may tell you that you need willow, but if you’re pruning trees around your property, the small trimmed branches will do the trick.

Dimensions:

The completed trellis will be 7 feet, 4.5 inches tall and 3 feet wide.

Materials:

As you will be cutting wood, hammering nails and more, be sure to use the proper tools for optimal safety.

  • Box of 13/4-inch nails
  • Hammer
  • Floral wire roll
  • 12 straight branches (approximately one inch in diameter)
    • 3 pieces (3 feet in length each) [A]
    • 1 piece (6 feet long) [B]
    • 2 pieces (5 feet in length each) [C]
    • 2 pieces (each 25 inches in length each) [D]
    • 2 pieces (22.5 inches in length each) [E]
    • 2 pieces (39.5 inches in length) long [F]

Steps:

  1. Place [A] pieces horizontally on a flat surface.
    1. 2 pieces should be 18 inches apart
    2. 1 pieces should be 16 inches above the center piece
  2. Place [B] vertically across the [A] pieces. The end at the bottom of the structure needs to overlap the bottom [A] pieces by 4.5 inches.
  3. Secure the [B] to all of the [A] pieces with nails along the center joints.
  4. Place [C] vertically at approximately 3.5 inches in from the ends of the crosspieces.

 

  1. Secure the crosspieces to the joints with nails.
  2. Put [D] and [E] pieces diagonally, slightly covering the horizontal crosspieces.
  3. Secure with nails at the junction.
  4. Put [F] behind [B] and atop the [C] side pieces.
  5. Wrap floral wire around all of the main junctions to reinforce the structure’s strength.

 

Once you have the trellis built, choose a location for it and the rose plant. Roses can flourish in full sun as well as partial shade. It’s important to consider factors such as trees that can increase shade or metal roofs which can reflect sunlight more than traditional shingle roofs. These types of factors can greatly effect how much you need to water your roses to keep them healthy.

 

Now that you have the desired location for your rose plant picked out, place the trellis into the soil. Ensure it is low enough in the dirt that it will be able to stand on its own once the plant has grown and established.

When planting the rose, dig a hole where you want the flower to bloom. A good rule of thumb is to create a hole twice as wide as the roots and 2 feet deep. Once the rose is in place, water extensively. Cover the roots with soil and water again.

 

Rose plants are great addition to any garden as they provide vibrant color year after year. With a trellis to grow on, they’ll create visual interest through the added levels and dimension.

 

Megan Wild loves planting flowers in the spring. When she’s not in the midst of her garden of tulips and daisies, you can find her writing tips and ideas for her blog, Your Wild Home.

 

~Megan

Visit Megan at her blog, Your Wild Home!

 

 

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Home Matters Linky Party #85

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

Home Matters Linky Party #85!

It’s May, it’s May, the merry month of May… Thank you for stopping by to join n the fun at Home Matters. It’s May, the month of May Day, Mother’s Day, graduations, and Memorial Day. Please share and be inspired!

Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:
Lorelai is a Mom, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener blogging about Life, Love, Interests…
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Melissa at Adventures of Frugal Mom:
Melissa is a wife, mom of 3 teenage girls and tons of fur babies who loves hunting for freebies and deals, crafting, and sharing her experiences.
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Lorelai shares DIY Car Care & Basic Road Trip Kit for all your summer fun!

Mix up a little Mexico with Melissa and her Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

Say, “Hello!” to our May 2016 Co-Hosts, and Share some Love by Visiting and Following them on Social Media!

Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Jamie at TigerStrypes Blog:
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Crystal G. at Tidbits of Experience:
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Jeanne at Home Garden Joy:
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Blake at Style Island:
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Michelle at Our Crafty Mom:
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Crystal T. at Love More Live Blessed:
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Marisa at Called To Mothering:
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Stacey at In the Kitchen with Stacey:
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Stacey shares a Magic Kingdom Birthday Party

Get your Iris Care Tips from Jeanne

Sahana crafts a DIY Mother’s Day Card

5 Simple Ways to Prepare For Vacation from Blake

Crystal T. offers great ideas for Diabetic Friendly Snacks

Get into summer with this Sea Shell Shadow Box Table from Michelle

Jamie, Batteries Not Included

Planning For A Kindergarten Homeschooler – tips from Crystal G.

Marisa finds The Breakthrough In Needing A Break From Your Kids

And now, onto…

Wow, do we have some awesome features and highlights for you this week! Great ideas for outdoor decor, herb garden inspiration, cocktail, gift wrap, gorgeous cupcakes, kids, and puppy dogs. Enjoy…

Adding Curb Appeal to a Utility Trailer from Penny @ Penny’s Vintage Home

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DIY Coffee Mug Herb Garden from Sarah @ Must Have Mom!

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Cocktail Confessions: Orange Dreamsicle from Jen @ Magnolia Mamas

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3 Clever DIY Upcycled Packaging Ideas from Dinah @ DIY Inspired

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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes from Alli @ An Alli Event

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We hit 500 Links in last week’s party, so…

10 Free Fun Things To Do With Kids from Melissa @ Everyday Savvy

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats Recipe from Molly @ Miss Molly Says

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

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If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

Are you ready to Party?

The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media.

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Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
  1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.
  1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.
  1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.
  1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.
  1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.

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Home Matters Linky Party #84

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

Home Matters Linky Party #84!

Thank you for stopping by! We always love seeing you, and meeting new bloggers too. We’re excited to see what you are sharing, and happy to provide you with some inspiration.

You will notice that we are looking for Co-Hosts for next month.If you’re interested, we’d love to have you apply!

Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:
Lorelai is a Mom, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener blogging about Life, Love, Interests…
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Instagram/ Google+/ Hometalk/ StumbleUpon/ YouTube/ BlogLovin’

Melissa at Adventures of Frugal Mom:
Melissa is a wife, mom of 3 teenage girls and tons of fur babies who loves hunting for freebies and deals, crafting, and sharing her experiences.
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Google+/ Instagram

Turn you favorite sandwich into a smoothie! Peanut Butter Raspberry Smoothie from Lorelai

Melissa’s Soccer Mom Office On THe Go has to be Fierce!

Say, “Hello!” to our April 2016 Co-Hosts, and Share some Love by Visiting and Following them on Social Media!

Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Jamie at TigerStrypes Blog:
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Crystal G. at Tidbits of Experience:
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Jeanne at Home Garden Joy:
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Blake at Style Island:
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Michelle at Our Crafty Mom:
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Crystal T. at Love More Live Blessed:
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Kim at Baking For Blessings:
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Kin shares her recipe for Apple Custard Pastry

Bring spring to your garden with this Flowery Bird Feeder from Jamie

Blake reviews Most Wanted with the Summer Reading Boo Buzz and Giveaway

Here’s 13 Perfect Potluck Recipes from Crystal G.

Crystal T. brings us Morning Hacks & Kid Friendly Breakfast Ideas for Busy Families

A DIY Makeup Wall Organizer from Michelle

Jeanne brings your garden to life with Plant Phlox For Butterflies

Create DIY Plant Markers with Sahana

We are looking for Co-Hosts for May 2016. Let’s Rock this party!
If you are interested, please

Click Here for DETAILS!

We’d love to have you apply.

And now, onto…

We have great ideas for DIY, decor, parties, encouragement, gift ideas, and recipes that we know you are going to love!

DIY Hydrangea Door Decor from Shirley @ Intelligent Domestications

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24 Ways to Encourage Teachers: Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas from Monica @ Happy & Blessed Home

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Nautical Themed Bridal Shower from Alli @ An Alli Event

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Cinco de Mayo Mexican Fiesta Chili Pepper Pom from Susan @ Oh My Creative

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No Anthro-Apologies DIY Metalwork Hurricane from Sarah @ Sadie Seasongoods

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We hit 500 Links in last week’s party, so…

Lemon Cream Pie Cookie Cups from Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl

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Chicken Stuffed with Mozzarella Tomato Pesto and Spinach from Lois @ Walking On Sunshine

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

Are you ready to Party?

The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media.

Be sure to Please USE our Registered Hashtag

Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
  1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.
  1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.
  1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.
  1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.
  1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

We are looking for Co-Hosts for May 2016. Let’s Rock this party!
If you are interested, please

Click Here for DETAILS!

By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.

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Thank you for joining in the fun and excitement at the Home Matters Linky Party. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

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Home Matters Linky Party #83

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Home Matters Linky Party #83!

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Melissa shares Quick Easy Burrito Casserole

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Jeanne tells us Why We Should Use Mulch in the garden

Surround Yourself With Spa This Weekend from Blake

Crystal G. shares 28 Cooking Hacks To Save Time And Money

A delicious Berry Fruit Tart from Kim

Sahana creates DIY Perler Beads Key Holder

Here are Healthy Dinners Made With Your Slow Cooker from Crystal T.

Michelle shares her April Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest – Refinished Dresser

Spruce up your outdoor decor ith this Garden Tower from Jamie

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There’s lots of fun to be had with this week’s Features! DIY, Recipes, special Crafts and more.

The Easiest Way To Install Lattice Around a Porch from Dagmar @ Dagmar’s Home

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How To Make A Fruit Bouquet from Madeline @ Hoosier Homemade

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Say I Love You Mom with a Charming Pink Lollipop Craft from Olfa @ Our Family World

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Easy Earth Day Beach Cake from Lisa @ The Domestic Life Stylist

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Paw Print Keepsakes from Julie @ Julie is Coco and Cocoa

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We hit 500 Links in last week’s party, so…

Plan Your Meals Like A Pro from Rachel @ Smart Mom Smart Ideas

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Crochet Business Card Pouch from Bethany @ Whistle & Ivy

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Home Matters Linky Party #82

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

Home Matters Linky Party #82!

Thank you for stopping in to party with us! We always love seeing you and look forward to what you will be sharing. Be sure to check out other links and be inspired!

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Lorelai shares some great uses for a common household product, Pledge – It’s Not Just For Furniture!

Tempt your taste buds with Melissa’s Pineapple Strawberry Pina Colada for Cinco de Mayo

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Jamie remembers The Fox and the Hound

Don’t miss this Dia del Nino Celebrate with Salsa Verde Chicken recipe from Crystal T.

Sahana shows us How To Paint an Umbrella

Treat yourself to Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones from Kim

Blake brings us Ginger Power: Melissa McCarthy Continues R rated Reign in The Boss

Growing Hosta in Virginia with Jeanne

Michelle shares her Big Lots Spring Deck Makeover

30 Cleaning Hacks to Make Life Easier from Crystal G.

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We have some amazing DIY projects to hep you make the most of the spring and summer seasons, great crafty ideas, clever party ideas, and some tempting recipes. Do enjoy and be inspired!

DIY Watercolor Coasters from Rachel @ Lines Across

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10 Pretty Spring DIY Projects from Manuela @ A Cultivated Nest

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Bridal Shower Cupcakes from Lois @ Walking On Sunshine

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DIY French Chair With Graphic from Sherry @ Savvy Apron

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Wine Rack To Ribbon Cradle from Sarah @ Sadie Seasongoods

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We hit 500 Links in last week’s party, so…

Homemade Blueberry Syrup from Emily Grace @ Grace and Good Eats

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Fresh Fruit Tart with Italian Cream Filling from Rosemary @ An Italian In My Kitchen

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

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Sunflowers – How To Grow These Healthy Giants

We’re back in the garden with regular contributor, Megan Wild. You’re going to love these floral giants — sunflowers for your garden!

How to Grow Healthy Sunflowers

Add some wow factor to your garden!

 

One of the greatest joys of gardening is watching something you planted from a tiny seed grow and reach amazing heights – even towering over you. There’s no better way to get that wow factor in your garden than to plant sunflowers. Some varieties can reach 10 to even 16 feet high! To grow large, healthy sunflowers, though, it pays to follow a few best practices to give them the best chance to thrive.

 

Choose the Right Location

 

It should come as no surprise that sunflowers do best in a sunny location. They need at least six to eight hours of direct sunlight per day – the more the better. Sunflowers also need a soil that drains well, so planting them on a slope will often help keep their roots from becoming too waterlogged.

 

Another advantage of planting sunflowers on a slope is that picking the right plants can help reduce soil erosion and minimize flooding in other parts of your yard. Sunflowers have long taproots that anchor deeply and soak up a lot of excess water, which can help preserve the rest of your landscape.

 

Plant in Mid-Spring for Best Results

 

Sunflowers aren’t frost-hardy, so it’s best to wait to plant until all danger of frost has passed in your area. Prepare your soil by adding a low-nitrogen fertilizer and lots of compost. Turn these into the soil with a spade to loosen the planting area and allow roots to flourish. Press sunflower seeds into the prepared soil to about an inch in depth, making sure to plant seeds in rows 6 inches apart. Cover seeds with soil and water well.

 

If garden pests like birds, chipmunks or squirrels disturb your seeds, cover your planting bed with bird netting or chicken wire to protect them. Water seeds daily until they sprout.

 

 

Support Your Sunflowers as They Grow

 

Once your sunflowers sprout, they don’t need much care unless you are experiencing a drought. An inch of rainfall per week is the right amount, but if you get less, water your sunflowers deeply once per week to make up for the deficit.

 

When your sunflowers reach a foot in height, it’s time to thin them. For a row of dwarf sunflowers, you should pull out the weaker seedlings and leave the strong plants at a spacing of about one per every foot. For giant sunflowers, thin to one every 30 inches or so. It’s important to create enough room for your sunflowers to reach their full potential, so don’t skip this important step – even if it seems sad to kill half of your seedlings.

 

As your sunflowers bloom, they will need staking to keep them upright. Sometimes the seed heads get so heavy that the stems bend or break, so use strong bamboo stakes to hold them upright. Simply insert the stake into the ground a few inches from the stem and use garden twine to tie the stem to the stake every 6 inches or so. This will also help your sunflowers if you live in a windy area.

 

 

Protect Sunflowers From Predators

 

Sunflowers are tempting food sources for local garden critters, so you may need to protect them, especially if you are interested in harvesting the seeds for yourself. To do this, you can spray plants with a hot pepper spray or other squirrel deterrent. You’ll need to reapply ever few days, or after a rainfall.

 

To keep birds away from your sunflower seeds, tie a paper bag over the flower head as the seeds begin to develop. This won’t allow you to enjoy your flowers for their beauty, but it’s usually the only way to keep the local birds from making off with your crop. If you’ve planted a whole bed of sunflowers, you can select just a few to protect and allow the birds to eat the rest while you enjoy the flowers for their decorative features.

 

Once you get the hang of growing sunflowers, you‘ll never want to be without them. They are a brilliant feature in any garden, and they’re loads of fun for kids to enjoy – especially if they get to snack on the seeds in the autumn. Give these giant beauties a try for a fun garden project this summer.

~Megan

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Home Matters Linky Party #81

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Home Matters Linky Party #81!

We are so happy to see you here this week, and can’t wait to see wait you are sharing. We know you will be inspired.

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Melissa shows us How To Create A Journal Jar

Get a dose of funny in Fresh Step of a Litter Master + DIY Cat Toy from Lorelai

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Celebrate Star Wars the Force Awakens Blu-Ray DVD StyleBlake

Jamie brings back memories with Cannonball Run

Take a look at Jeanne’s First Water Garden

Crystal T. tells us Why I Love My Fitbit Charger HR

Mmm… Ebleskivers – Apple-Chocolate Filled Pancakes from Kim

Sahana shares a DIY Rotating Storage Jewelry using Cereal Box

April Furniture Refresh Challenge – Broadway Table from Michelle

Crystal G. shares Homeschool Freebies: The OldSchoolhouse Goodies

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Lots of fun Features this week! Clever and cute are working hard this week with a garden and cupcake ideas, delicious recipes, getting your pet ready for spring and summer, and DIY projects. We know you will enjoy!

DIY Hanging Flower Planter Not For The Birds from Kathy @ Petticoat Junktion

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Pet Smart Grooming is Helping Rascal Prepare for Spring from Susie @ Susie’s Reviews and Giveways

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Must Try Lavender Cocktails from Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck

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Lawn Mower Cupcakes from Kara @ The Joys of Boys

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Snicker Cheesecake Parfait from Jessica @ All She Cooks

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We hit 500 Links in last week’s party, so…

Starburst Clock from Deneen @ Dreaming In Color

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20 Mind-Blowing Bacon Recipes from Jessica @ Dreaming Of Leaving

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