Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop 12.14.17

The kids and I are busy baking, creating, wrapping and packaging while singing and dancing to our favorite Christmas music. You can be sure we are making time for time-honored traditions like decorating sugar cookies and building gingerbread houses. Nothing encourages those in my home like family … [Read more...]

Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop 12.7.17

I took the kids on our annual Christmas Shopping Excursion the other day. I won't be giving away any surprises, but these shopping trips are getting waaaay easier now that they are all getting so grown up! The four children still at home do a lot of their own shopping and gift-making now, but we … [Read more...]

Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop 11.30.17

Were you celebrating Thanksgiving last week with family and friends all around? Or was your day quiet with ordinary tasks to see to? Maybe Thursday last week was not Thanksgiving Day where you live. Me? We enjoyed a day of Thanksgiving and blessing with new friends, good food and sweet fellowship. … [Read more...]

Sweet Maple {the book} and The Best Ever Maple Scones

Aaahhh, sweet maple - pure all-natural goodness. Living in New England we have maple trees and maple syrup all around us. We find ourselves surrounded by brilliant color of maple leaves in the autumn which gives me the promise of sweetness in the spring. Saturday morning pancakes are a favorite … [Read more...]

Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop 11.23.17

We gather together, to ask the Lord's Blessing, and to give thanks for all who share their hearts and encourage our lives. Each week, every Thursday you all show up to share, read, visit, be encouraged - thank you! This week's featured posts are: This Carrot Cake Cheesecake Recipe from … [Read more...]