Welcome back to another Good Morning Mondays Link up.  I have had a good week and I hope you have too.

The weeks seems to be going by very quickly and the list in my head of things to do is not getting that much shorter, although I did sort out my linen press – knock that off the to-do list!!!

Last Monday my husband and I and our younger two children travelled to visit with our No 1 daughter and her children.


We had a lovely day with them and you can see more and read more about that day here.

The rest of the week passed in a bit of a blur, but we did manage to start on Christmas cards and did all the other general things that seem to take up our days.

No 2 daughter and son had their piano exams this morning and it sounds like they went really well.  This is no 2 daughters 3rd exam but was the first one for no 1 son.  They were a bit nervous though but that all seems to be part of it.  They are both very happy that it is over now :-).

We finally got the aquaponics system up and running and ready for the fish coming next week.  We have planted some vegetables too, which is very exciting for us.  We have been working on this for about 12 months now.

This week I want to do some Christmas baking, fruit cakes, yo yo’s etc, then I will post some away to relatives.

I am determined to get some soap made this week and I am actually going to write a list and cross things off as I achieve them (sounds good….)

Thank you for all your link ups, I am really enjoying reading them.  I am not quite finished with them all yet so I won’t do my personal favourite this week.

The top three posts were:


Happiness Choice by Tiny Toadstool Cottage


Reasons I am choosing a home birth part 1 and 2 from Rahab to Riches.
thmb54720a43273abThank you ladies for sharing your hearts with us, and thanks to everyone for taking the time to link up, I really appreciate it.

I want to encourage everyone this week to remember the reason for the season that is fast approaching us.  I am not saying don’t give presents, or don’t have a tree or whatever else you have and do, I am just saying to remember that we celebrate Christmas because of Jesus, not santa or presents or food, but because of our Saviour.

So let’s get the link up started, please link up any posts that relate to God and christian living – especially encouraging or challenging posts, also recipes, crafts, gardening or homesteading as you call it in America and just plain old country living here in Australia.

I’d love to hear about how you celebrate Christmas, who you spend it with, do you open your homes to people who have no one???

May your week be full of God’s love and may He lead and guide you each day.

25 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #7”

  1. Looks like you have had a busy week and have another busy one planned. It will only get busier for here, won’t it?! Thank you for the post the other day on fitting in; gave me much to think about and inspired my post for the link up.
    Congratulations to all on the piano exams – well done. I would love to see some photos of your aquaponics set up – what fish are you getting? Also love to know what soap recipe you use.
    Blessings to you all for a lovely week.

    1. Yes it seems that as we get closer to Christmas each week gets busier and there is a lot happening on the farm at the moment, hay etc. Thanks and I will pass on your congratulations to the children on their exams. I have put up a post on our aquaponics and we are getting silver perch fish. I will do a post on the soap recipe with a link up to how to make it later this week, I haven’t made it for years so I’m a little bit hesitant. Blessings

  2. Thank you for taking the time to link up on the Art of Home-Making Mondays each week! We are very thankful for you 😉 Have a lovely happy and new December!

    1. Australia has a music exam system called AMEB which is Australian Music Examinations Board. No 2 daughter just sat her grade 3 exam and No 2 son just sat his preliminary. It goes from grades preliminary to 8, then there are a couple other exams after that. No 2 daughter is 9 years old and No 2 son is 6. Thanks for your comment and question. Blessings

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  4. Cute hop! So many awesome posts! I’ll have to put it on my list for Mondays so I don’t forget next week!

    Thanks for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday last week. I’ll hope you’ll join us again for this weeks hop!


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