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Encouraging Hearts and Home: How-tos and Good Byes

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I love how many new skills and recipes I've found through this wonderful blogging community.  I thank you all for sharing with us each week.  There were a few "how to" posts that really caught my eye last week.. what caught your eye? I am also sad to announce that this will be our last Encouraging Hearts and Home party. I have been co-hosting this party for years have enjoyed that time tremendously.  I am going to miss this weekly interaction!  Thank you to all of you who showed up week after week to share and socialize.  A few of my favorites from last week's party: How to Create Stunning Cards With the Abundant Beauty Masks! By Nutz About Stamping How to Make a Resin Necklace by Love My Little Cottage How to Organize Bracelets: My Paper Bead Bracelet Set Storage System by Within a World of My Own 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 supp

Monthly Musings: Fall/Halloween Fun

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 It's the last Thursday of the month and that means it's time for Monthly Musings with Holly and Patty. This month we're talking about Fall/Halloween fun.  1. I'm not sure that we have that many fall traditions; though one I always enjoy is making apple pies with Alec (recipe is linked in question #3).  2. We don't really celebrate Halloween at all anymore.  After my boys stopped dressing up and going Trick-or- Treating we had a mini tradition of turning Halloween into a family movie night complete with sugary treats and ice cream. But I'm not even sure if anyone will be home this year since everyone schedules seem to change by the day lately.  3. Some of our favorite fall recipes include: Apple pie!   I am pretty particular about apple pie and prefer my mom's recipe (that I once shared here). Apple crisp.   Apple crisp is a real close second behind apple pie.  I love the crunchy crumbly topping and that fact that it goes together much quicker than ap

What's Up Wednesday: September 2023

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It's the last Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for What's Up Wednesday with Sheaffer and Shay. Is anyone else feeling surprised that the end of September is already here? I feel like this month just flew by!  What We're Eating:  Sunday: We celebrated Evan's birthday with the grandparents and he requested smoked chicken, egg noodles, and broccoli. For dessert he wanted a caramel/chocolate cheesecake.  Monday:  We got take out since the heating element in my stove blew (literally we had sizzling/ zapping sounds and flames.. good times).  Tuesday: Pot roast with roasted potatoes in the air fryer. Wednesday:  Chicken noodle soup with fastest no-knead bread ( this is the recipe I use ) Thursday:  Leftover smoked pulled pork used to make sandwiches served with cole slaw and corn on the cob. Friday:   Baked fish (chicken fingers for the boys) with rice pilaf and butternut squash. Saturday:   Chicken & sundried tomato orzo one dish. What I'm Reminisc