Friday Favorites: Some Summer Hiking

 We have been soaking up all the summer fun.  It's sunny and warm but hot overly hot and humid (yet!) so we've been checking out lots of new hiking trails, going kayaking, and spending lots of time outside.  We found a brand new place to hike on Friday! It had tons of well marked trails and we had a great time exploring. I put together a really cute father's day basket and these handmade buckeyes and Reece's popcorn were huge hits with the whole family (I had tons of leftovers!).   I don't have any photos but my husband took me on my first RZR ride this weekend.  It's a much smoother ride through the woods than our old Ranger but man does it just zip over the trail!  It tends to kick up a bit of mud too even when trying to avoid all mud puddles.  We had a quiet father's day at home. The boys helped wash and wax the truck, Ranger, & RZR. Alec wanted to take his father out jet skiing on Father's day.  He's really started wanting to drive the jet sk

Encouraging Hearts and Home: Red, White, and Blue

With 4th of July coming up quick, my son and I have been discussing what new recipes we want to try out this year.  He always bakes up some yummy desserts and we bring lots of goodies to share with the whole family.  Many patriotic posts caught my eye at last week's party and I decided to make that the "theme" of my features this week.   And Now, It's Time 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 Posts with the most views from last week: Taco Cornbread Bake by Pink Lady Some of my favorites from last week: Perfect Recipes for the 4th of July by Comfort Spring Station 4th of July Table Setting by Peacock Ridge Farm Patriotic Fife and Drum Display by