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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Encouraging Hearts and Home 04.08.2021

Spring Cleaning for the Heart, the Best 15 Sewing YouTube Channels, Orange Pound Cake with Strawberries, and Why and How to Sift Your Compost are this week's featured posts!


Hello and Welcome!

Monday was a busy day, we had ordered three 16.5 cubic yard dump truck loads of gravel to build a driveway on the back end of our property, giving us access to the shop we built last year. Our son-in-law was in a cat working the dump scoop on the front, lifting and filling in, as my husband and I were on working ends of hand rakes. And wouldn't you know it, on Monday we had an unusual snowstorm, after a warm and sunny Easter Sunday...

Encouraging Hearts and Home 04.08.2021. Stop by and say hello! Check out the great links to visit @ Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.

I know, it doesn't look like much snow, that's because we kept dumping more and more gravel to get the road made! 

We were all very happy when the last load had been dumped and we got it moved and raked smooth. I told my husband, I definitely earned my serving of dessert that night! And what kind of cake did I bake to enjoy, only the most delicious, tender One Bowl Carrot Cake ever made! It was served with a lovely and so easy to mix up Buttermilk Creme Dessert Sauce instead of frosting, because, well I was a bit tired...

Easy and delicious, One Bowl Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Creme Dessert Sauce.

Our chickens are doing very well. They are going to be ready for their coop right about the time we get it built! Right after the coop, we need to get the raised beds for the garden built, filled with soil, and planted. Because soon, we will have a new grandbaby to love! The labor suite at the hospital was scheduled today for his arrival...

And now, it's time for this week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!

   Come and see what's new this week at Encouraging Hearts and Home, at Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.
Introducing our team of Co-hosts! 
You may learn more about our team, right here
Thanks for joining in, we appreciate your visits, contributions, and comments!

Linda @ Apron Strings and other things.

Amy @ A Nest in the Rockies.

Jennifer @ Faithful Homestead.

Joanne @ Slices of Life.

Destiny @ Some Call it Destiny, and

Melynda @ Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household. 

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 all shine a positive light!


Most Viewed Post from Last Week:

Most viewed post from Encouraging Hearts and Home 04.01.2021!

Spring Cleaning For the Heart, from Of the Hearth. 

My personal favorites:

Best YouTube Sewing Channels,

Orange Pound Cake with Strawberries, One of my favorites this week at Encouraging Hearts and Home, link-up your creations, right here at Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household!

Why and How to Sift Your Compost, One of my favorites this week at Encouraging Hearts and Home, link-up your creations, right here at Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household!

What will you be sharing today? And, thanks for joining in the fun, here at Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household!

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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  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to host this lovely party!! Happy Easter to you and your family!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    1. Debbie, you are so welcome! I enjoy seeing what everyone shares, and learning new techniques myself.

  2. I'll second with all that work you DEFINITELY earned that yummy cake!


  3. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.


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