Encouraging Hearts and Home-- Happy New Year!

I hope you all rang in the new year just the way you wanted; for me that means staying home with comfy clothes and going to bed at my usual time!  I'm a real party animal that way. I want to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year and take the time to thank you for linking up with each week.  Without you this hop wouldn't be possible.

And Now, 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!

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Saul Kere Lake Birding by Cranium Bolts
Chocolate Turtle Clusters by It's My Sustainable Life

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  1. We also stayed home and went to bed at our usual time. :-) Happy New Year!

    1. That's been our routine for years; my boys have never even wanted to try staying up to see the ball drop.

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    1. I have never had a homemade turtle but I love the store bought ones and if time has taught me anything it's that homemade anything are usually even better.

  3. I was talking to my mom about going to bed early on NYE. We both just looked at each other while the other TEN people in the house ran around like crazy people. When I was a kid NYE was a huge family party, and I've tried over the years to evoke that same feeling with my kids. We've done pretty well over the last few years, but this year I was more tired than I've been in a long time. We muscled through it, but I'm thinking next year I may take a mid-day nap.

    1. My boys have never ever stayed up to ring in the New Year; I've always felt kind of bad about that fact but this year they told me in no uncertain terms that they just don't see the point in staying up! I guess they're more like my husband and I than I realized. I always wanted to stay up when I was a kid and we did host a few NYE parties before we had kids.


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