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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Encouraging Hearts and Home 07.15.2021

How to Make a Fabric Ball, Grilled Bacon Wrapped Steak, Wyatt's Dark Chocolate Brownies with Fudge Frosting and Chocolate Chips, and Air Fryer Steak Bites are this week's featured posts!

Hello and Welcome!

We are reaching the end of the last week for family leave after our grandson was born. There was a long laundry list of important projects to get completed and with the last one now completed, it is back to work time! 

Besides all the family that had come to visit, a replacement fence around half our property was built, the second floor of the shop was started with laminating the beams, floor frame and is now finished. The only thing not completed was the raised garden beds. But we knew from day one, a garden this year was really stretching it!

Currently, we are in a heatwave, along with fire season. Our little valley seems to gather the smoke from wildfires both near and far. We could not see the mountain ranges that bookend our home, which is unusual.  You are looking at the Bitterroot Mountain range. Directly behind me (as I took this photo) lies the Sapphire Mountain range, it was even more socked in with smoke. 

Our chickens are out, about and very busy! Maybe just a little too out. We have had neighbors on both sides let us know the chickens visit their yards also...and while they have been very nice about it remarking that they really don't care, we will string up a chicken wire barricade to keep them home. Because where ever they go, they leave a trail of what they ate the day before! We have some clean-up to do!

In case you missed it, here are some helpful posts you may want to visit!

Chocolate Sugar for Mochas and Hot Cocoa. You can't go wrong with a convenient multi-tasking homemade helper in the kitchen like this one! 

How to Make a Homemade Wedge Pillow. This is perfect for relaxing or sleeping in a slightly raised position. Don't be surprised if the kids "borrow" this comfortable pillow. 

How to Make Your Own Bread Crumbs and Creative Ideas for Use. Homemade bread crumbs are a cinch! Plus you can make Italian Flavored Bread Crumbs for a fraction of the cost of buying them at the store!

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 Creative Post from Last Week:

Encouraging Hearts and Home 07.15.2021. Stop by and say hello! Check out the great links to visit @ Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.

How to Sew a Fabric Ball.  This could be fun and a great way to use up scraps!

My personal favorites:

Encouraging Hearts and Home 07.15.2021. Stop by and say hello! Check out the great links to visit @ Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Steak.  Because who doesn't love bacon with their steak?

Encouraging Hearts and Home 07.15.2021. Stop by and say hello! Check out the great links to visit @ Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.

Wyatt's Dark Chocolate Brownies with Fudge Frosting and Chocolate Chips. Because not one single human being in my household would not absolutely love these!

Encouraging Hearts and Home 07.15.2021. Stop by and say hello! Check out the great links to visit @ Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.

Air Fryer Steak Bites. My Air Fryer has been collecting dust, I think this would be a delicious way to get going on mastering this machine!

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

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring my bacon wrapped steak from last week's party, I appreciate it. We were just watching a news story about the fires out your way. Crazy weather patterns this year too! We have been rained on just about every single day and it isn't plain summer rain either. Some of the storms are horrendous. The gardens were definitely effected! Good job on working through your projects and congrats on the new grand baby -we just had one ourselves a few weeks ago! Blessed!
    Take care,
    Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead

    1. Melissa, first you are very welcome! I love reading and trying your recipes. Grandbabies are the best, congrats to you as well. The chores have been draining in this heat to be honest, but deadlines don't change based on weather as you know. We knew the garden was a no go this year and signed up with a local CSA to get as many veggies as was possible in us. Thanks for stopping by, have a great week ahead.

  2. Melynda,
    Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time and effort goes into doing so and it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    1. Debbie, you are so welcome, and thanks for sharing your own great content!

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my Air Fryer Steak Bites! I've got to check out that brownie recipe, because it sounds amazing.
    Have a great week!

    1. You are so welcome, actually we are having them for our dinner tonight!


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