Category Archives: Blog Hops

We Can All Be Amazing

Do you ever have one of those days where everything is just perfect and amazing? Or what about a whole week worth of amazingness? The kind that nothing goes wrong. Everything you do is done well. Everyone you come across has a smile on their face. You go to reach for your Halo Top ice cream and your regular flavors are packed full and in-stock. OK, me neither…..let’s bring it down to reality now LOL. We all have moments in our days where there might be something that was absolutely amazing, right?

What about when you talk with your friends or new people that you meet? Do you ever compare yourself to them or build them up when they’ve done something amazing? Can’t we all be amazing? Absolutely! This life isn’t about me. I strive to always encourage everyone I come in contact with no matter what it is. It not only gives me joy, but that person will shine and we both rise!

So, today is one of those AMAZING days!!!

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I’m excited to announce that the blog tour starts today for the book I’ve been reviewing called So Close to Amazing by my friend, KariAnne Wood of Thistlewood Farms. This is going to be a blog tour of stories and reviews of anyone’s “so close” experiences. We all have them! I’m excited to be co-hosting along with 12 other amazing bloggers. Please join our linky party and share your #soclosetoamazing moments as well as those amazing ones.

So Close to Amazing will be available on September 5, 2017. Pre-order HERE by September 4, 2017 and you can receive some amazing prizes included with your purchase.

You will find this book heartwarming, super funny, filled with faith and there’s even these cute pages with DIY projects straight from KariAnne at the end of each chapter.


A Blog Tour of So Close to Amazing – Stories and Reviews

August 21 – September 16, 2017

I invite you to link up your book review about So Close to Amazing so we can share with others all of our #soclosetoamazing moments and encourage one another. You don’t even have to have a blog. Just share away! Have you had a DIY project gone bad? Maybe you found that garage sale dresser that you just thought would look so cute if you stripped it and re-painted it in a cute chalky paint color but ended up being a big flop? We want to see these! We’re all imperfect but we’re also here to build everyone up and hopefully laugh a little once we look back on these little mess ups LOL. #soclosetoamazing

PRIZES. Did I mention PRIZES?


Each time you link up to the party on any of the 13 bloggers, you will be entered to win one of the two prizes. How cool is this?? (2) winners will be announced randomly on Thistlewood Farms blog on September 17, 2017. Good luck!!!


Please visit all of our co-hosts and I hope you enjoy reading all of their reviews and stories of their #soclose moments.

Thistlewood Farms

Botanic Bleu

My Creative Days

A Fresh Squeezed Life

A Delightful Glow

Kim Ink

Not a Trophy Wife

Nourish and Nestle

Bluesky Kitchen

Noting Grace

Not Just Paper and Paint

Sondra Lyn at Home

Evey’s Creations

I pray you will be touched by these heartwarming reviews. It’s been such an honor to stand alongside with these 12 bloggers and to be part of the launch team with my friend KariAnne. If you have any questions on how the linky party works, please email me at

Don’t forget to PRE-ORDER So Close to Amazing by KariAnne Wood by September 4, 2017 and get those amazing PRIZES just because she loves you! 



Discover how to live more sustainably from world leading experts!


Do you know how to collect, store, and purify rain water properly?

Do you know exactly what to have on hand in the case of an EMP attack or “Guaranteed” Solar Storm that knocks out all the power for days, weeks, or even months?

What about the top 5 Miracle Herbs to always have on hand that will help you heal any wound or injury?

And how about how to create sustainable food forests that thrive in any climate and provide food for you year after year?

All of this will be covered and a lot more during the Self Reliance Summit!  I am super excited and especially with what is going on in our country as well as others right now, we need to know this!


REGISTER HERE For This “Free” Self-Reliance Online Summit:

During the summit you will learn:

• How to Grow Your Own Food Effectively and Efficiently
• When Disaster Strikes: What You Need to Know, Do, and Have on Hand
• Return to Your Roots: How Anyone Can Embrace the Homesteading Lifestyle
• Emergency Home Power. More Electricity than you need in a Disaster
• What most people don’t know about self-reliant living and preparedness
• The intersection of self-respect and well-being
• Alternatives to Dentist – How to Prevent and Heal Common Tooth Ailments
• The New Homesteading Movement
• Creating Sustainable Food Forests, Building Community, and Staying Warm
• Emergency Herbal Medicine Storage
• Survival In A Nut Shell
• Water:What to do if the Tap Runs Dry
• Sustainable Medicine before, during and after a collapse
• And So Much More!

With World Renowned speakers such as Mike Adams from Natural News, Marjory Wildcraft from Grow Your Own Groceries, Best Selling Author of When Tech Fails Matthew Stein, Jill Winger from the Prairie Homestead, Power and Electricity Expert Steven Harris, Gerald Celente from Trends Research, Master Herbal Medic Doug Simons, Laurie Neverman from Common Sense Home, The Duke of Permaculture Paul Wheaton, David Christopher from School of Natural Healing, Daniel Shrigley from the TV Show Survival Trek Escape, Scott Hunt from Practical Preppers, and Sam Coffman from the Human Path… this event will give you the leading edge when it comes to self-reliance and sustainable living…

….you can be assured that this will be the most engaging, uplifting, and empowering summit you’ve ever attended dedicated to providing real solutions to living more self sustained.


The Summit is hosted and produced by Nathan Crane, founder of The Panacea Community and creator of Self Reliance Mastery.

I hope to see you on the summit. 🙂




Wendy Walker

P.S. As a special gift for attendees, you will receive instant downloadable training resources once you register absolutely free that teach you how to:

• Make gasoline from alcohol at home
• Be prepared for any kind of global pandemic
• Create a home battery bank
• First Aid
• And More!

DOWNLOAD YOUR Free Gifts When You Register Here

Happy Homesteading!  Remember, you can do it no matter how big or small your property is! YES, YOU CAN! ❤


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Simple Lives Thursday

Every day I try to think of more ways to live a simple life.  Cook at home more or grow more veggies.

One way I definitely feel like I’m a pioneer woman is I dry our clothes on the clothes line.  If you missed my post on it, you can find it here on Home Spun Oasis or click here for my Saturday Morning Chores post.



Today is Simple Lives Thursday as I’m blogging and sharing my page with Home Spun Oasis.

Be sure and check them out along with all the other awesome simple living bloggers.  It’s really exciting to know that there are so many of us out there!!



I’m #36 if you scroll down to the bottom.  I hope you enjoy reading about all the others too!

Farm Girl Blog Hop

It’s Friday (well almost) and that means it Farm Girl Friday Blog Hop!


If you missed my post this week about “Spoiling Your Chickens”, then you can find it again over at Dandelion House.  Check out Deborah Jean, contributing writer for Mary Janes Farm Magazine.



While you are over at Dandelion House, be sure and enter for the Light Hearted Chicken Art giveaway!  Isn’t it just beautiful!!!!



Well, Happy Friday Ya’ll and don’t forget to check my blog post out over at Dandelion House.  I’m #1 down towards the bottom of the page, right after the giveaway post! 🙂