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...]

DIY Hot Cocoa Recipe and Hot Chocolate Bar

My family consumes aLOT of hot chocolate. It's a favorite all year round. I have to keep a large supply in my pantry or the natives will get restless. Good thing I have a recipe that makes a big batch so I can always have it on hand. When I married into the Sears family, one of my favorite things … [Read more...]

Planning for Christmas {Week 1}

I know I know. Christmas? Really? Already? In real life, it isn't even Halloween yet! I am all for savoring the season, whatever season we may be in, but I'm also one that procrastinates and beats herself up on Christmas Eve for all the wonderful things she wanted to accomplish and didn't find the … [Read more...]

Everyone has an Apron Story

Every apron has a story to share, a tale to tell. Aprons are a part of the fabric of our lives and the story-threads that woven together there need to be shared. This is one reason I wanted to share this series with you this month. It's more than wearing an apron, more than choosing just the right … [Read more...]

A Camping Scavenger Hunt for Kids

  My family loves camping but sometimes the kids get bored. A Camping Scavenger Hunt keeps everyone busy and helps fill the day with fun and discovery. We try to get in two or three camping trips each year and it usually goes something like this - We pack up our bags, load up the camper, … [Read more...]