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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Encouraging Hearts and Home 04.29.2021

I Spy Photo Challange 15, A cereal box made into a Fabric Covered Gift Bag, The 20 Best Gardening Books for Kids, and Cake Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits are this week's featured posts!  

Hello and Welcome!

We are finally getting a few outside chores and landscaping projects completed. We have been here just about two years, and there was always a needier task/chore that took precedence, but finally, we are fine-tuning the yard, the flower beds, and walkways. 

A section of the yard sloped towards the house. In the summer, not a problem. And not a problem in the fall and winter. But come spring when the snow melts we were walking in a puddle each and every time we left home. One solution was to build a short retaining wall and backfill the dirt to level out the yard.  

Encouraging Hearts and Home 04.29.2021. Stop by and say hello! Check out the great links to visit @ Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.

This looks fairly small, but there are 5 yards of topsoil shoveled into place, to backfill this area. Now we will water it down, and run a weighted roller over the top, to pack it down. I will plant rhubarb plants against the bricks and the rest will be reseeded for a lawn. The space in front is our walkway, this will bet a load or two of decomposed granite, which we will tamp down for a solid walking surface, yet one that allows snowmelt and rain to drain off. 

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!

   

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Encouraging Hearts and Home 04.29.2021. Stop by and say hello! Check out the great links to visit @ Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.

Upcycled Fabric Covered Box Gift Bag. I love this idea! A sturdy and beautiful gift bag. 


Encouraging Hearts and Home 04.29.2021. Stop by and say hello! Check out the great links to visit @ Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.

20 Best Kids Gardening Books  Not just good information for kids, these books will make a great gift for your little gardener in the making. 


Encouraging Hearts and Home 04.29.2021. Stop by and say hello! Check out the great links to visit @ Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.

Cake Fruit and Yogurt Parfait. This is a perfect last-minute dessert idea! Use our favorite flavors of cake, fruit, and yogurt. 


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!
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  • If you are interested in co-hosting, contact Linda at Apron Strings & Other Things!

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  1. Melynda,
    Thanks so much for visiting!!
    Thanks for hosting this lovely party each week!!! It is truly appreciated as I know how much time is involved!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie


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    1. Debbie, you are so welcome! Have a great week ahead, and stay happy!

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting and choosing my Cake, Fruit and Yogurt Parfait as one of your favourites. Have a safe and healthy week....

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    1. You are welcome, thanks for sharing with EHH each week, I appreciate it. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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