Encouraging Hearts and Home: Hello, February

With Valentine's day just another week and a half away I have been busy making cards and settling on little gifts for all my guys.  I've been wearing lots of red and pink and focusing on love-- loving winter, loving the snow, loving the little things everyone in this family does to help one another, etc.  So with all that in mind I just had to pick a few Valentine favorites from last week's party. 

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!

Most viewed from last week:

Lemon Ricotta Muffins by A Day of Small Things

Some of my favorites from last week:

Valentine The Dragon by Howling at the Moon

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. Fun features, Joanne! I am not all that into Valentine’s Day but I did just buy myself a heart shaped box of chocolate truffles that I hid in the basement and eat secretly so I don’t have to share with my kids! And I did get out my few festive Valentine’s sweaters to wear this week! Have a great week, my friend!


    1. I bought myself some chocolate truffles to and I have hid them from my family as well! LOL. Though I do typically get my boys a small box each and make a card for them.

  2. I still get giddy about Valentine treats and decorations...they bring me right back to my childhood and now I love seeing the magic through the eyes of my girls :)

  3. I am sending books to the grandkids instead of Valentine's cards this year!

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    1. Isn't it? I might have to start looking for a heart wreath form for next year. My door could use something cheery this dreary month.

  5. I can't believe that Valentine's Day is a week and a half away! Next we will see everything St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy the end of the week and weekend Joanne.

  6. Joanne,
    Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  7. Good morning, Joanne! Thank you for visiting my post and thank you for hosting and sharing such wonderful features with us.

    1. You're welcome! I love checking out your recipes, kitty.

  8. Hi Joanne,
    Thank you very much for featuring my dragon Valentine! Also thanks for hosting!
    Have a great week!

  9. You're loving winter? Good for you. I'm counting every day till it's over ha ha! Thanks for the party.

    1. Well.. more like trying to convince myself I love winter. I love how it looks... I just don't want to have to leave the house at all.

  10. That's such a great rag wreath. Some people are so creative!!


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