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Share the Joy link up #9

Share the Joy link up #9

When does a house become a home?

I’m feeling very reflective about houses and homes this week. Did I mention that we’re moving? *Squeeeaaal!* In around three week’s time Bod Towers will be packed up lock, stock and barrel and we’ll be moving all of five miles down the road to the house of our dreams. It’s exciting, scary, wonderful and totally panic-inducing all at the same time!

And it’s got me thinking about what makes a house a home. It’s not the boxes packed with our belongings, the ‘stuff’ of life that we carry from place to place, but the love that we share and the happy memories we create that make a home so special.

The most important work

Right, on to the link up!

Thank you so much to everyone that joined in last week – the most link ups so far! I’m loving reading all your joyful posts and I hope that sharing the joy brightens your day too.

Don’t forget that all genres are welcome here – new posts or old favourites. Posts that might have made you laugh out loud, opened your heart, raised your spirits or just made you smile!

Sharing my joy


Each week, I’ll pick a favorite post and feature it on the following week’s Share the Joy link up (I’ve also made a  where you’ll find all my favorites in one place).

Mummy Tries

Last week Reneé from Mummy Tries summed up everything about my Journey to Joy this year in a wonderful post; Today I Choose Joy. She’s so right that we all have the choice to be happy even in he toughest of times! I’d also like to give a special mention, and a HUGE thank you, to Vicki from Honest Mum who shared a wonderful celebration of women and of blogging (very appropriate as yesterday was International Women’s Day).

This week I’m sharing a post where I’m feeling so grateful to the bloggers who’ve helped me and want to pay it forward with  and a fab interview with the founder of the Boucleme range of curly hair products that I reviewed recently – she’s a real curl hero!

Let’s Share the Joy!

1) Link up posts that have brought you JOY – Writing them might have made you laugh out loud, opened your heart, raised your spirits or just made you smile. All genres are welcome, new posts or old favourites and as many links as you like!

2) Link back to me either by including the Share the Joy badge (below) or a text link back to this Share the Joy linky page in your own post.

3) Please comment on one of my posts and a few others. Let’s Share the JOY through commenting as well as through our posts!

Share the Joy will run for a whole week until the following week’s linky is open, so you’ll never be too late. And don’t forget to tweet me the url to your post using the hashtag #sharethejoylinky so I can retweet it.

Feel free to invite your friends to join in – JOY is always better when it’s shared!

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  1. Good luck with the move lovely, we moved almost a year ago, and loving our new place. Today just having our new driveway done…. a building site, but will be so worth it. thanks for having me again!
    Mirka Moore recently posted…Happy 6th Blogiversary to All Baby Advice!

    • Thanks Mirka I’m gearing myself up for it but trying not to get too stressed out! Great to have you linking up and happy 6th blogoversary again! x

    • Yay thanks so much for joining in! Hope to see you again next week x

  2. Amazing news on the house! I’m so happy you got it, when I googled the term you’d used to describe it to me, I KNEW which one was yours instinctively- it just screams you! Fab news, if you could see how excited I am, you’d think that I was the one moving into that palace of a home!
    Tinuke recently posted…The week that was – Lions, colds and Cinders

    • Thanks Tin! Ha ha so funny that you’ve seen it already and I’m not even in there yet! You MUST come and visit over Easter break!

  3. Congratulations on your house move! We’ve just put our house on the market – it’s obviously that time of year!
    Great linky this week!
    JoyandPops recently posted…Finding Joy – All About Health

    • Oh wow that’s so exciting! There will be a plethora of moving house posts coming up for both of us then :) Thanks for linking up honey, love your happy posts x

  4. What a great quote and a lovely uplifting post x
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  5. Thanks for mentioning me sweetie, this is one of my favourite linkies, the perfect start to the week x

    • You’re so welcome and what a lovely thing to say! So glad I’ve got fabulous posts like yours as part of this linky x

  6. I find moving exciting but quite stressful, so much to arrange isn’t there? But of course, making a house your home is the best part :) Good luck with the move! Great to link up again, thanks x
    Brighton Mama @ Our Seaside Baby recently posted…

    • You’re right it is stressful! But I’m really looking forward to making our dream house a home as you say :) Lovely to have you linking up again honey x

    • It is SOOOO exciting! (And a bit scary truth be told…) Thanks so much for linking up x

  7. I love that quote – so true. Good luck with preparing for your move and hope all goes well. Thank you for hosting #SharetheJoy :-)
    Louise recently posted…40acts: Week 3

    • You’re so welcome Renee – loved that post and it really spoke to ‘choosing joy’! x


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