Ultimate Blog Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party with 5 Minutes for Mom! I am so glad you are here!

I hope The Encouraging Home will provide of place of renewal for your faith, family and home. I also provide resources and encouragement for homemaking, homeschooling, natural health and healthy living.

If you are new here, here are some things I hope you don’t miss:

Learn more about me and the purpose of my blog here.


I love ebooks!  This is an amazing deal that ends at 8 a.m on April 2oth.  38 books for $29!!


Giveaway Going On Now!!

The Spring Blessing Blowout Giveaway

I am hosting a $360 CASH Giveaway, with 35 other bloggers next week. Be sure to sign up for email updates, because you don’t want to miss this giveaway! (enter your name to the left of SUBSCRIBE~sorry it doesn’t show up correctly)

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I love Essential Oils for home and health. Learn more about them here and be sure to get updates for free ebooks, videos, and giveaways coming soon.

I have compiled a huge list of resources that I love. Check them out here.

Don’t miss some of my favorite posts:

What I Want for 2012

What You Do Matters

Raising Sons to Be Men

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Overnight Sausage and Egg Casserole

Fitness and Weight Loss

Essential Oils

Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Thank you so much for stopping by from the party!  I hope you have fun and don’t forget to enter all the wonderful prizes!!

Please come again!!


Ultimate Blog Party 2012

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About Mary Clendenin

Mary Clendenin lives on the family farm with her husband and 2 sons, whom she home schools. She enjoys farm life with her guys, gardening and making memories with her family. She loves to help others learn how to live a healthier lifestyle, learn about natural remedies and how to do business at home. Mary believes that home and family is your first ministry and a legacy that will live on long after you are gone.


  1. Nice to meet you. I’m joining the blog party for the first time this year. Sounds like so much fun!

  2. Stopping by from UBP. Your blog sounds great. May God bless you in it. I’m a follower on twitter and Pinterest. If you’d like to meet me, my UBP page is here: http://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/p/ultimate-blog-party.html. God bless!

  3. Enjoyed stopping by. Like your mom of boys blog. I love my son, but he is so different from my girls. Look forward to getting to know you since I just added you to my reader.

    • Thanks for stopping by! I love being a mom of boys and have never had the experience of girls. Boys are a challenge, but such a blessing. I will visit your blog!

  4. Found your blog through Raising Homemakers. Enjoying reading your posts! love YL! We use their different oils all the time! I love using lavender on our dog. Haha! He smells sooo nice!
    God bless!

    • Thanks so much for visiting and saying hello!! Young Living Oils are amazing! I don’t leave home without them :) Haven’t tried them on our dog yet, but will. Visiting your blog!

  5. Hi Mary! I am new to the Ultimate Blogging Party this year and I am so excited to be connecting with so many people! I am glad I found your blog :) Hope to get to know you more! Many blessings to you!

    visiting from Here to Find Him

  6. Who doesn’t love a party!

  7. Hello from UBP! Have a blessed week!

  8. What a wonderful party and I am so glad I stopped by. Your blog is is so cute. Stop by and visit me sometime and I wish you a blessed week.


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