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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Funtastic Friday #352

A Quilt Like Ottoman, Soft Homemade Sandwich Bread, How to Paint Buffalo Plaid Pumpkins, How to Make a Sourdough Starter, Pumpkins with Flowers, and How to Make Velvet Pumpkins are this week's featured posts!

Encouraging Hearts and Home 09.30.2021


Hello and Welcome!

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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Maple Walnut Loaf with Maple Glaze, from Little Frugal Homestead.

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Oven Roasted Tomatoes for Sauce or Freezer Storage.

How to make Oven Roasted Tomatoes for Sauce or Freezer Storage. These delicious roasted tomatoes are another recipe for your "freezer pantry". They are perfect for the home gardener, who is harvesting more tomatoes than can be eaten fresh, but not enough for production line canning and preserving.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Funtastic Friday #351

Faux Pumpkin Pies, Ham Bone Soup with White Beans Kale and Sweet Potatoes, DIY Industrial Coffee Table, 8 Lovely Fall Free Printables, Time for a Make-Over, and Tinted Mason Jars are this week's featured posts!

Encouraging Hearts and Homes 09.23.2021

Our Fall Bucket List, Fall Tasks that Soothe, Street Art of Eugene, and Let's Talk About Mental Health are this week's featured posts!  

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Morning Oats with Blueberry Maple Compote & Toasted Hemp Hearts

If you are looking for a new breakfast recipe that is a step-up from the usual bowl of oatmeal served at your house, you have come to the right place! Morning Oats with Maple Blueberry Compote and Toasted Hemp Hearts is one you will want to make very soon!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Marigolds are perfect for Chickens, and a tour of our Montana chicken coop!

Show your hens some love. Harvest the Marigold flower tops for your chickens! Marigolds are perfect for chickens! Fresh or dried, Marigolds added to nesting boxes will help repel insects and keep bugs out of the coop. Plus they will help keep your chickens insect-free. From the DIY Homemade Household side of the blog!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Funtastic Friday #350

Farm style Tiered Tray Vignette, Chunky Yarn Pumpkins, Best Lemon Bar Recipe, Why Is It So Hard to Declutter?, DIY End of the Bed Bench, and Repurposing a Collapsible Rack into a Shelf are this week's featured posts!

Encouraging Hearts and Home 09.16.2021

Sauce from Garden Tomatoes, Simple Crochet Face Scrubbies, Repurpose an Expandable Rack into a Shelf, and Menu Planning Fall 2021 are this week's featured posts!  

Monday, September 13, 2021

Chinese Spaghetti. Fun, frugal, and the family will love it!

Chinese Spaghetti is my go to recipe when I need to get a frugal dinner on the table fast! Calling for half a pound of ground beef, this delicious pasta main dish will keep everyone happy and fed, while helping to keep food costs in check...

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Funtastic Friday #349

How to Make Fire Water, Natural Cold and Flu Remedy, a Spoon Display Transformation, a Luxe Rustic Fall Wreath, Instant Pot Applesauce with Cinnamon, and Bread Pudding Muffins with  Crumb Topping are this week's featured posts! 

Encouraging Hearts and Home 09.09.2021

When Lightening Strikes, the Universe Pays Back, Exploring Pepin WI and the Laura Ingles Wilder Museum, Happier Holidays Begin in September, and 75 Self-Reliant Skills to Learn are this week's featured posts!  

Monday, September 6, 2021

How to Make an Egg Shovel, for the times your hens didn't use The Nesting Box!

New to Chicken Keeping? So are we! Recently we discovered two caches of eggs laid by our young hens outside of the nesting box...although we are not experts in any way, we thought it would be fun to share what we have been learned about keeping chickens, like how to make an Egg ShovelFrom the DIY Homemade Household side of the blog!

Friday, September 3, 2021

Brandied Cherry and White Chocolate Quick Bread, naturally sweetened and whole grain

Brandied Cherry and White Chocolate Quick Bread sounds like something you would go to a gourmet gift shop to purchase! But you don't have to, because it is easily (and deliciously!) made at home. 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Funtastic Friday #348

How to Make A Stylish Entry, How to Make A Fall Leaf Book Page Garland, A Coral Chalk Paint Dresser, How to Reupholster A Kitchen Chair on a Budget, Zucchini Salad, and Zucchini Tomato Gratin are this week's featured posts!

Encouraging Hearts and Home 09.02.2021

Pickled Green Beans, 8 Oat Recipes to Try Out, Things To Do On Your Vegas Vacation Besides Gamble, and The Strategy I Use To Maintain My Optimism As I Lose are this week's featured posts.