Encouraging Hearts and Home: Scrumptious Summer Flavors

Though summer hasn't officially started yet, Memorial day weekend often kicks off those feeling of summer and I start to crave all the foods I think of as summer-- grilled meats and veggies, fresh fruits, lots of cold drinks and frozen treats.  So many wonderful summer recipes were linked up with us at last week's party that I decided to feature a few of them.

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:

20 Facts for Our 20 Year Anniversary by me! (Thank you to all who visited!)

Some of my favorites from last week:

Our Favorite Dry Rub by Scratch Made Food 

How to Make Lavender Iced Tea by Lazy Budget Chef

Strawberry by A Day of Small Things 

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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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  1. I love this time of year, too, for outdoor grilling and front porch sitting! Thanks for hosting the link party, Joanne! Have a wonderful day!


    1. Yes! Well... in our case it's back deck sitting but I completely agree.

  2. So much good as summer approaches! I will be back when the link opens.

  3. Memorial Day does bring that summer feeling (even if the weather doesn't agree!)

    1. Yeah, our weather sure hasn't been feeling like summer this past week or so but it does look like it will warm up next week.

  4. What a beautiful wedding photo of you! How nice that it was the most clicked too. Thanks for the party.

  5. I feel the same way! I have a recipe to link up here when your link party opens-can't wait!

    1. Oh yum! I can't wait to read it. I just love your recipes.

  6. The lavender ice tea sounds so interesting! And a delicious strawberry desert! Congrats on having the most viewed blog post! That's such a beautiful photo!

    1. I saw lavender lemonade at our local pizza joint the other day too and thought it sounded equally intriguing.

  7. Happy 20th anniversary! What a lovely photo!

  8. Happy 20th Anniversary and many, many more celebrations of love. lovely picture by the gazebo too.
    Thank you so much for hosting this great party !
    Hope you are having a wonderful end of the week.

  9. Thank you so much for hosting each week, Joanne! We all sure do appreciate it! Wishing you a happy anniversary and a wonderful week to come!


  10. Joanne,
    Thanks for hosting each week!! I appreciate the work that it takes to host this wonderful party!!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  11. Beautiful wedding photo :) Thanks so much for hosting and linking up to my blog hop.


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