"Wisdom has built her House, she has hewn out her Seven Pillars" Proverbs 9:1
I look forward to having you come join me as we work to turn our houses into homes.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog

I came across this link up the other day and thought it was a great way of Re introducing myself and this blog, and provided an easy way for others to be able to visit for perhaps the first time.  So if this is your first time here.....Welcome! 
attempting a selfie while getting ready for work
 I like to be called Sharm by my friends and fellow bloggers, and I'm a 51 yr old wife, mother, and grandmother.  While I love to be at home, I still have to work outside the home, part time, ( I'm a nurse and care coordinator at a hospital ) , in one of the nearby towns.   

with my granddaughter


The 7 pillars Home Blog is devoted to what I believe are the 7 Pillars of  being a wife and caring for your home and family, regardless of if you are a stay at home or working woman.  Knowing that there are times throughout the life of a woman where she has lots of demands placed on her, my goal here on this blog, is to attempt to share some of those ideas,  tools,  and experiences I have used or am experiencing as we travel through life  here at our little country cottage in North East Victoria.  
Our cottage is small, and is set on just 1/4 - 1/3 acre block with other houses surrounding us.  I am always amazed  by how much we can achieve in such a relatively small area.

  In other words, you don't need to have a farm, or a mansion in order to achieve great things.
Simplicity is the key for me, that and keeping in mind our main focus here at The 7 Pillars Home is using what you have, gaining skills to use, or trying to produce low cost ways of creating a pleasant place that you enjoy being in and calling home.   
 
 

The blog is relatively new in a manner of speaking , and I initially questioned myself about continuing with it.....but then as a couple of readers suggested that this was indeed useful, and helpful, it seemed that If I could help just one other lady through this blog, then that to me was a useful purpose.    

So if  reducing debts, homestead binder, gardening and skills in order to help produce food for the table,  homemade soap, laundry liquid,  menu planning, organising, turning the house into a home..........


If those things take your fancy, or stir something deep within you, then it's just possible that you might enjoy visiting here from time to time.  The kettle is always on, so feel free to drop by anytime!





Hugs Sharm
PS:  if you are wondering just what those 7 pillars are, then just click on the tab at the top of the page.

45 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love your blog Sharm....

Theresa Halverson said...

Hopped over from GYB party. Looks like you have interesting posts that I will have to catch up on. New follower. Stop on by and visit me when you get the chance www.littleputtylittlepaint.boogspot.com

Patty Sumner said...

Sharmayne I am dropping by the GYB party.. so glad to meet other interesting bloggers...Love your simple lifestyle....you cottage lifestyle seems happy. I love that your faith shines through.. I am following along with you... come on over and visit with me... Blessings~

Stitches and Seeds said...

Hi I just popped by from GYB. I love the image at the top of your blog - the fence and veggies. Gorgeous!

Bead and Needle said...

Hi, Sharm - well, you had me at the rooster/chicken in the garden photo! Dropping by as one of Vicki's Helper Bees today - would've have gotten here on my own, eventually, but this was it was that much quicker! Lovely blog - I look forward to reading more in days to come. Have fun with the blog hop - hope you find something worthwhile to read...I have no doubt you will! Happy Saturday - Tanya

Magaly Guerrero said...

Right this minute, I'm suffering from some serious garden envy. *sigh* I guess I will have to "plant" precariously through your posts.

Here via GYB, and loving it! ;-)

Donna Heber said...

Hi Sharm,

I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meet you and your chickens! I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers said...

Hello, found you from the GYB party. I will be following you as your posts are sure to be of interest to me. I love the idea of sustainability and making our own products from good quality natural sources. Love to get rid of pesticides and chemicals etc. Good Job.
Hope you'll stop by my blog as well.
Best, Sharon

Vickie said...

What a lovely blog! I look forward to following you.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Nice to meet you through the GYB party. I read your 7 Homebuilding Pillars, very inspiring.

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Sharm, I'm visiting from GYB and now following you via Google friends. It's lovely to meet you and I'm looking forward to getting to know you. :)

Deborah Montgomery said...

thank you for stopping by my blog as part of the GYB party. wish I had dishcloths to swap with you. i just bought some supplies and plan to learn to make some! Maybe next time. Love your philosophy of homemaking. Am following you too.

2Turtle Doves Designs said...

Enjoyed the post w/pics :-)

I'm a country gal too, making homestead adjustments in an urban setting on a postage stamp lot ... but it IS working. But, I admit, I do miss the chickens I had last year and cannot have here :-(

Following :-D

~Val

Sharmayne said...

Always lovely to have you drop by peg!

Sharmayne said...

Thanks so much for stoping by, I will definately be over to visit with you

Sharmayne said...

Thanks Patty for following along with me, I will be over to visit your blog shortly

Sharmayne said...

Thanks for stopping by, I will be over to visit with you later

Sharmayne said...

Thanks heaps Tanya, drop on by for a cuppa anytime!

Sharmayne said...

Thanks for stopping by, I have over to visit your blog just now and I see things sprouting.......

Sharmayne said...

Hi Donna, the chickens are growing quickly..........I'm on my way over to visit with you, hugs sharm

Sharmayne said...

Thanks Sharon, it's lovely to have you follow along with me, and I look forward to coming over to your blog for a visit too!

Sharmayne said...

Thanks Vicki! lovely to have you here!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

What an interesting life you have. I am amazed at what you are able to do on a small plot of land. It proves that one doesn't need a lot in order to live a sustainable life.

Marit Johanne said...

I found your blog very interesting. I have signed up to follow by E-mail.

Sharmayne said...

Hi Val, thanks for popping in......I have been to visit with you and did write a comment, but unfortunately it says only team members can leave comments and I was unable to locate your follow button.....I will catch up with you again though as I do make an effort to visit my followers, hugs sharm

Sharmayne said...

Thanks for stopping by and do hope to see you again soon

Sharmayne said...

Hi Deb, so wonderful to have you as a new follower. With your dishcloths, just make sure you have cotton yarn or they don't work so well. I tend to crochet mine and start with 27 chain, then add your turning chains for which ever stitch you wish to make them from. Just make it as big as you want......all done. They can be very simple or you can do fancy designs.......lots of fun

Sharmayne said...

Thanks so very much for popping by....... I'm still learning the google friends thingy, I find it difficult to get into for some reason

Sharmayne said...

What a lovely comment, and I'm so happy to have you on board with me.....I look forward to popping over to you later today

Sharmayne said...

Fantastic! Do hope to see you often so we can get to know each other better

Susan said...

Love your blog and look forward to following you. I am hopeful that I will have chickens in my backyard soon! Our city allows a few chickens if they are gifted to you. They are then considered pets and so you can have them. go figure!

Jennifer LaVite said...

You have a great blog and I enjoyed reading your posts. I would love to be more self-sufficient. Nice to meet you!

Janina Lynet Rolin said...

hello.., your blog is beautiful! I love flowers, crops and everything that has to do with gardening! Happy Grow your blog.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Hello, Sharmayne, I am a new follower, having just discovered you via Vicki's GYB. I actually espouse many of your interests, though my blog is mostly hobby-oriented at present. Will look forward to joining you again from my snowy Canadian home... your photos are a joy :)

Sowing Stitches said...

Good Morning from NC! I am a happy new follower of your blog!

Beth said...

So good to meet you! I see you have 3 lovely blogs. You are a very creative lady; love the little snowmen you made.
Be blessed, Beth

Sarah and Dan said...

Your blog caught extra attention- love the simplicity and your ideas!

okcamp said...

Hi, I'm a new follower. I'll be back after the party to dig deeper into your blog. Maybe I can pick up some canning tips from you.
Diane

Dasha said...

Hello Sharm, nice to see another Aussie. You are the first I have come across. I noticed on another post that you have had success with your veg. I have had really poor crops this year and last. Can't work out why unless it is the dry weather we have had. Bit disappointing after working so hard. Oh well, there's always next year.

cmoh said...

Hey Sharm, Oh your garden looks awesome! And chickens! I want chickens but can't have them where we live. You have a lovely blog and it has been nice meeting you.

Hugs
Caroline

Thistle Cove Farm said...

visiting via Vicki's GYBP and enjoying your post. your wood stove looks cozy especially as I'm sitting next to mine while the temps keep dropping. at 7 a.m. it was 18 below zero F but I'm not sure what that is C.

macmillanmarie said...

A very interesting concept for a blog. Thanks for sharing. I have really enjoyed reading your blog. Happy hopping!

Tisha Dolton said...

We have raised chickens, ducks, sheep. It's fun, but a handful. Good luck with the chickens.

Thanks for sharing your blog. I still working through that crazy list of blogs. Please visit my embroidery blog if it strikes your fancy.

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Dawn Castrova said...

I like all things creative n thrifty and I found you from the GYB party.
I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. 600 entries and I am Reading my 418 blog and more to go. Whew a lot of good read and great giveaways too. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/ and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. And loving the crafting networks.

creations.1 said...

Hi Sharm - I am slowly working my way through the GYBP list - I think I will still be going at Christmas!!! I have enjoyed looking around your blog - so much so that I am now a follower. Look forward seeing more of your life and simple life!!