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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Encouraging Hearts and Home 12.31.2020

Getting Close to Christmas, a Crochet Star Garland, a Winter Bucket List, and DIY Sleigh Bells from Old Belts are this week's featured posts!

 Hello and Welcome!

I have special news to share, we have a grandson on the way! Our family will increase this coming June and it goes without saying that when this great announcement was shared with us it brought tears of joy to my heart, for myself, and of course for the parents to be!  

This year has in fact been a struggle for many, including our blended family, but this wonderful blessed happening is a labor of love after 15 years of believing, and loving, and trying! Our daughter and son-in-law will rock parenthood!

Like all grandmothers everywhere I immediately shifted gears once I dried my face and I began thinking about shopping for the baby! And seriously, this kind of shopping is so much fun! But...

We are sharing some really happy news today on the blog!

I will remain steadfast to my frugal ways, after all, they have served me well for decades. And there have been so many fortunate finds! I have found some really cute items available from our local community sales boards, like this wonderful blue swing! I decided to hang the swing up on the nearest branch to enjoy how it already fits in our yard. 

Right now it hangs from a Lilac tree branch, which will not be suitable for use with a baby, but we have plenty of very large, very thick branches on the other trees in the yard! Obviously, I cannot wait to be outside pushing this swing in a warm summer breeze...with our new grandson! 

But until then, it is life as we know it, with home tasks and repair jobs done, good food cooked and enjoyed, good friends to keep in contact with, and making more good times to enjoy! 

And now, for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!


Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home. We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light!

The post with the most views from last week:

Getting Close to Christmas, most view post!

 Getting Close to Christmas, from a day of small things.

A few of my favorites from last week are:

Crochet Star Garland, One of my favorites this week at Encouraging Hearts and Home, link-up your creations, right here at Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household!

 Crochet Star Garland, (free pattern!) from The Little Treasures. This star garland would be a fun decoration just about anywhere, not just for Christmas. Choose your favorite color scheme...

Winter Bucket List, One of my favorites this week at Encouraging Hearts and Home, link-up your creations, right here at Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household!

Winter Bucket List, from Slices of Life. I love this! There is always something to be thankful for. 

DIY Sleigh Bells for Old Belts, One of my favorites this week at Encouraging Hearts and Home, link-up your creations, right here at Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household!

DIY Sleigh Bells from Old Belts, from TeeDiddlyDee! OK, I don't have a sleigh, even though I live in snow country, but these would be fun hanging just about anywhere!

And now, what will you share with us today!

Use the form below to share your family-friendly posts this week, and please consider these nice things you can do:

  • Follow and/or subscribe to your host's blog.
  • Visit a few other bloggers and show them your support. We all love getting comments, and who knows what inspiration you may find? Be sure to share the love--that's what a blog hop is all about!
  • Check out our Encouraging Hearts & Home Pinterest board where each host pins her 10 favorite posts each week.
  • Join us every Thursday!
  • If you are interested in co-hosting, contact Linda at Apron Strings & Other Things!

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Would you like to comment?

  1. Happy New Year!!!
    Thanks so much for hosting each week! I know how much time it takes so it is greatly appreciated!!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    1. Thank you for sharing great inspiration! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. Happy New Year Meylinda!!!
    Thank you so much for featuring my star garland! It was such a nice surprise to get your comment on it! xx

    1. You are so welcome! Thanks for your visits and sharing great content and inspiration! Have a great week ahead.


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