Encouraging Hearts and Home: I'm Back! Did You Miss Me?

I took a mini blogging break this week and I hope no one really noticed I was gone.  I have been feeling rather apathetic about my blog, coming up with post ideas, and even taking photos lately.  That's usually a sure sign for me that I need a break.  Often if I take a few days or even a week to just stop thinking about blogging altogether I am flooded with ideas and start to miss that creative outlet.  

But I couldn't let a Thursday go by and NOT help host our Encouraging Hearts and Home hop!  I have a few random favorites from last week's party and can't wait to see what you will be sharing with us today.


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:

A Visit to Tim Hortons by Julie's Creative Lifestyle




Some of my favorites from last week:

Ladybug Frame Craft Idea by Southern Sunflowers






DIY Upholstered Bed Frame by Handmade Weekly



Use the form below to share your family-friendly posts this week, and please consider these nice things you can do:

  • Follow and/or subscribe to your host's blog.
  • Visit a few other bloggers and show them your support. We all love getting comments, and who knows what inspiration you may find? Be sure to share the love--that's what a blog hop is all about!
  • Check out our Encouraging Hearts & Home Pinterest board where each host pins her 10 favorite posts each week.
  • Join us every Thursday!
  • If you are interested in co-hosting, contact Linda at Apron Strings & Other Things!

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    1. Thank you! It was a struggle to pull myself back.

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  2. Joanne, I totally understand that apathetic feeling that can come with blogging sometimes. Breaks are definitely the best thing for that! I hope you find lots of new inspiration!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  3. I am due for a break ! This summer...

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  4. Glad you enjoyed your break. Thanks for the party.

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  5. I missed you Joanne and look forward to more of your posts!

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    1. That's so sweet to hear, Holly, thank you.

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  6. What a nice surprise this morning! Thank you so much for featuring my lady bug frame!

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  7. Joanne,
    Sometimes we all need to step back and breathe before we continue on....i did notice that you did...
    Thanks so much for taking the time each week to host this charming party!!! It is truly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  8. Sometimes a break is just what you need. Thank you for hosting this wonderful party!

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  9. Hope you had a relaxing blogging break! Personally I couldn't imagine blogging every day, as much as I love doing it. That said, even on the days when I don't blog, I still spend some time reading blog posts.
    The ladybug picture frame is so cute!!
    Thanks for the linkup!

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    1. I definitely spent a few minutes each day reading blogs even when I wasn't posting any.

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  10. I see a forced break coming for me when I return to the office full time. I have found when I work from home for some reason, I don't mind extending my day after work hours to get blogging done. However, when I'm working in the office when I get home, I don't want to pull my laptop out.

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    1. I can't imagine trying to blog after working a full day; once I get home I just want to relax.

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  11. Yep - sometimes we need that break away. Its good for the brain & soul :)

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  12. I'm glad that your break was inspiring. Bloggers need breaks sometimes, just to get a good re-start. :)

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    1. I have found that nearly every time I have thought of quitting blogging a week or two break is all I need.

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  13. Thanks so much for hosting! I’m linking up with my HAPPY SPRING TRUCK PRINTABLE and OUTSTANDING BLOGGER AWARD – MY WEE ABODE. I’d like to invite you to drop by and linkup at some of my parties.

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  14. It's a good idea to step away and take a blogging break every once in a while! What a happy surprise to see my visit to Tim Hortons blog post got the most clicks Joanne! I hope you have a nice weekend Joanne.

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    1. Yes, I was pleased to see it was most clicked too!

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  15. Hope your bloggy break was restorative!

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  16. Hope you had a wonderful brake !
    I'm happy you are back.
    Thank you for hosting again for us.
    Hugs,
    Fabby

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