Travel Tips, Tricks, and Hacks + HM #186

Planning a trip? We’ve got some awesome travel tips, tricks, and hacks to help you make the most of your vacation. Plus, link up at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #Travel #TravelTips #HomeMattersParty

Travel Tips, Tricks, and Hacks + HM #186

WooHoo! It’s the season to get away! Are you headed out for a fabulous European vacation, off to relax at the beach, or going on a road trip? The gals at Home Matters have put together some wonderful tips, tricks and hacks to help you make traveling easy and enjoyable. We’ve got some great travel tips, so be inspired!

 

Travel Tips, Tricks & Packing Lists from Melissa @ Polkadot Chair

 

How To Make A Travel Journal That Will Always Inspire You from Gina @ Gina Alyse

 

Tips on How To Stay Healthy While Traveling from Victoria @ Wake Up to Wanderlust

 

DIY Car Care & Basic Road Trip Kit from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

Travel Tips, Tricks, and Hacks Blog Hop

Click through all the Hosts and Co-hosts blogs to see the complete Themed Roundup!

 Loading InLinkz ...

 

A Home Matters Themed Roundup

Last Week’s Theme: Summer Decorating Ideas

Next Week’s Theme: Father’s Day Ideas for Dad



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

We would love to have you visit our blogs and follow us on social media!

Hosts

Lorelai @ Life With LorelaiFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Kristen @ The Road to DomesticationFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Co-hosts

Sahana @ VikalpahFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Nicole @ Mom Always Finds OutFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Emily @ Domestic DeadlineFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Donna @ Modern On MonticelloFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Nina @ Vintage Mama’s CottageFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Ashley @ Sweetpea LifestyleFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Jenny @ Cookies, Coffee and CraftsFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

 

Check out more posts from the Hosts and Co-Hosts on our
NEW Pinterest Board, All Things Home Matters!
And, please do follow…

Follow All Things Home Matters Board on Pinterest.

 

Each week, we like to feature some of the awesome posts shared at last week’s party. We hope you will be inspired by these creative and talented bloggers who share their best recipes, DIY projects, crafts, home decor, organization ideas, and more. Enjoy!

Check out this week’s features below.

 

DIY Metallic Foil & Marble Coasters from Bird @ Bird’s Party

PIN here.


Grilled Coconut-Rum Shrimp from Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories

PIN here.


21 Day Fix Camping Recipes (You Can Prep Ahead) from Carrie @ CarrieElle

PIN here.


Thrift Store Finds for Planters from Chas @ Chas’ Crazy Creations

PIN here.


Ritz Turtle Bites from Lolli @ Food, Fun, Family

PIN here.

 

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!

Planning a trip? We've got some awesome travel tips, tricks, and hacks to help you make the most of your vacation. Plus, link up at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #Travel #TravelTips #HomeMattersParty Click To Tweet

Link Up!

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.

 Loading InLinkz ...

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.

 

Don’t have a blog, but want to Remember to Party With Us each week?
Forgot to leave your email while linking up your post?
You can still sign up for our Email Party Reminders. Click below for a form…

 

 

...

...

 

...

Share using our Hashtag!

 

Leave me a comment… I’d love to hear from you!

...

~Lorelai

 

Sign up today, and don't miss anything! Enjoy EXCLUSIVES, FREEBIES, and FUN.

 

...

 

Contact Lorelai at Lorelai@LifeWithLorelai.com

     

Christmas Remnants

Christmas Remnants

We had a wonderful and joyful Christmas, and I hope you did too. It sure was a busy time of year. Along with all of the normal Christmas hectic, we had to go through everything Christopher had stashed around our home and property for him to get it moved out… finally. This was accomplished on the 17th, and it was such a relief.

December 18th brought Rory’s Christmas concert. What fun! Here is a video shot by one of Rory’s friends of her singing solo parts in Silver Bells. Enjoy…


Silver Bells, solos by Rory

We hosted Christmas gatherings on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the day after Christmas too. It was one big party around here filled with family and friends. What a blessing this Christmas season has been. Luke was wonderful as usual. My dishwasher went out just before Thanksgiving… guess what I got as an early Christmas present? That’s right, Luke bought me a brand new dishwasher and installed it for me too. It was the most amazing gift ever. It sure was nice to have for Thanksgiving and all of our Christmas celebrations. I decorated it with a giant red bow with a tag To: Lorelai From: Luke. What a sweetie I have. Thanks, honey!

Now it’s time for tearing down Christmas. I sure had a lot of fun decorating my home, but now I have to get everything organized to be put away. If you have any suggestions or tricks you could share, I would greatly appreciate it.

Rory and I actually had a fun time taking down the tree. She plopped herself on the floor where the tree had been, and I just couldn’t help myself… This was the result…

Oh, I’m the happiest Christmas Tree, Ho Ho Ho, Hee Hee Hee…

Well, here’s to a new year filled with blessings and happiness! I hope we have lots of fun together blogging in this New Year 2014.

Follow me on

I would love to hear from youleave me a Comment.

~Lorelai

 

...

...

 

...

Share using our Hashtag!

 

Leave me a comment… I’d love to hear from you!

...

~Lorelai

 

Sign up today, and don't miss anything! Enjoy EXCLUSIVES, FREEBIES, and FUN.

 

...

 

Contact Lorelai at Lorelai@LifeWithLorelai.com