This is a POST Header.Could ba an AD space or a Call-to-Action. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit.

This post may contain affiliate links, including those from, which means we earn a small commission off your purchases. And here's the thing: We only mention services and products that we think are truly worth your attention, whether they're free, paid, or otherwise. This site relies on YOUR trust, so if we don't stand behind a product 110%, it's not mentioned. Period.

Welcome to Thank Goodness It's Monday, a weekly blog carnival celebrating natural, joyful living. The TGIM link carnival happens every Monday here at Nourishing Joy and it's where we share stories of gratitude and joy and link up recipes, tips, and tricks for living natural, intentional, nourished lives.

You'll find posts here on so many topics: cooking from scratch, natural housekeeping, gardening and animal husbandry, frugal tips and tricks, stories of joy and gratitude, answers to prayer, homeschooling, herbal remedies, meal planning, thoughtful parenting… what do you have to share?

Last Week's Most Popular Posts

Thanks for visiting each other’s blogs! Please continue to encourage and support each other in this wonderful way.

Here are the top three most popular posts from last week:

1. Probiotic Smoothie Popsicles from A Joyful Mother

2. The Exhausted Smiley Face Emoticon from This Woman Writes

3. Homemade Graham Crackers from Prudent Living

How to Share

Choose a post from your own blog that you want to share. If you don't have a blog, feel free to share your story or tip in the comments.

Click “Click Here to Enter” at the bottom of the list. Enter your blog post's title, URL, and all other pertinent info. Once you've chosen and cropped your photo, your link will appear on the list!

Return to the blog post you just linked up and place some sort of text attribution somewhere to Nourishing Joy and include a link back to If you don't know what to say, feel free to copy and paste this sentence:

This post has been shared at Thank Goodness It's Monday at Nourishing Joy.

If you want (and it's totally optional), leave a comment telling us what you shared and why you shared it.

That's it! Thank you for joining us! I'm so excited you're here! (Can you tell?!?)

How to Play Nice

(aka Carnival Common Courtesies)

So, just a few guidelines so we can all have fun and learn from each other.

1. Pretty much anything goes as long as it fits within the natural / sustainable / real food / nourished living type of category. We're here to inspire each other, learn from each other, and share with each other, so link up!

2. If you're submitting a recipe, please remember: real food recipes are welcome, recipes using processed or boxed ingredients are not. “Real food” can mean a lot of different things, but basically, if it's made from scratch, it's probably okay. If it uses something from a can or a box, it's probably not.

3. Please link your post back to Nourishing Joy. This is a common blog carnival courtesy and helps this community grow so that we can benefit from each other more and more.

4. At this time, giveaways are allowed but advertising is only allowed for products you yourself created or have been involved in (e.g. e-books, classes, fine woodworking, a sale at your brick-and-mortar natural goods store, etc). I may revamp this as time goes by according to how these guidelines are used.

5. I'm really rather a nice person, but please know, I have a delete button and I'm not afraid to use it. This blog carnival is to encourage each other to live joyful lives in natural, sustainable ways, so if your submission doesn't further that goal, I will quietly delete your post.

6. And lastly, please encourage each other by visiting each other's sites! I include the names of the most popular posts from the previous week at the top of each week's list, we have a shared Pinterest board, and I mention especially creative or intriguing posts on our Facebook page as I am able. I encourage you to do the same with posts you find intriguing.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Have you loved what you see here? Then don't miss any of our natural living freebies and resources! Sign up for our weekly updates - plus, we dish about some things in the "Insider's Letter" that we just can't talk about here on the blog...

editor picks

16 thoughts on “Thank Goodness It’s Monday #24

  1. Pingback: Extending Produce Life with the BluApple Review – Does it Work? | Green Idea Reviews

  2. Pingback: Raw Beef Recipes | Small Footprint Family

  3. Pingback: Why a Credit Union is Better Than a Bank | Small Footprint Family

  4. Pingback: Kristine Rudolph » Rosemary Lemon Lamb Steaks

  5. Pingback: Three Ways to Become a Real Foodie Stress-Free | Girl Meets NourishmentGirl Meets Nourishment

  6. Pingback: Sprouted Flour Brownies | Girl Meets NourishmentGirl Meets Nourishment

  7. Pingback: Green Thumb Gardening Tips | Girl Meets NourishmentGirl Meets Nourishment

  8. Pingback: What is Xanthan Gum: Part Plant Pathogen, Part Slime | Girl Meets NourishmentGirl Meets Nourishment

  9. This Woman Writes -- Carolyn Henderson says:

    What an honor to be on your featured list — thank you, and thank you to your wonderful readers.

    This week my article is #19 — Viggo Mortensen, Will You Stop By? If you live in a small or mid-sized town, then you have more in common with big names and familiar faces than you thought, because many famous faces like to “escape” to small town America. And yet, this is where many of us live, all the time. It’s something to remember, and be grateful for.

  10. Nancy W says:

    thank you so much for featuring the homemade graham crackers I shared last week! In case you ever wanted to own your own grain mill, I wanted to let you know I’m doing a WonderMill Grain Mill giveaway this week on my blog! On The Home Front

  11. Pingback: Gluten Free Yummy! – Powerful Quinoa Salad with Orange-Cumin Dressing

  12. Pingback: Is Meat Bad for You? | Small Footprint Family

  13. Pingback: Homemade Seasoning Salt – MSG Free | Queen Of The Red Doublewide

  14. Pingback: Farm Fresh Recipes: Swiss Chard Crepes | The Free Range Life

  15. Pingback: On Crossing Finish Lines… |

Comments are closed.