Encouraging Hearts and Home: Almost Christmas Break!

We just have a day and a half left until all my guys are on Christmas break! Both my son's school and my husband & older son's businesses shut down from noon on the 23rd through January 2nd and I'm excited for what I hope will be a relaxing week at home. I'm sure my husband will still go to work most days but hopefully his alarm won't be going off at 4:30!  Wishing all of you that celebrate a very Merry Christmas.  

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:

Pecan Pie Brownies by Of the Hearth

Some of my favorites from last week:

2022 Christmas Card by Penny's Passion

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. Hope you enjoy your Christmas break! It sounds like it will be a good one with no school and work! I finished up work here last week and hubby starts his leave this week as both our offices have the standard shutdown over Christmas, looking forward to spending lots of time with the family!

    Hope you are having a great day :)


    1. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

  2. Sounds like this will be a much needed break- enjoy! :)

  3. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas, Joanne! My kids are finishing their last school day today and my husband conveniently got laid off for all of next week. As long as it only lasts a week, then we will enjoy the unexpected holiday break!


    1. Thank you! Shelbee, my son was also laid off for the week (and the same thought went through my head; though I know his company does shut down each between Christmas and New Years).

  4. Several of these recipes look so good ;). I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas and relaxing break!

  5. So many goodies on here! I will be reading for awhile! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  6. The cheeseburger dip looks good! I hope you and your guys have a Merry Christmas! Thanks for hosting.

  7. Wishing a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...

  8. I did not know about the Encouraging Hearts & Home, what a cool thing! Thanks for posting!

    1. Yep, it's a link up I host every Thursday for any sort of pots about family, home, recipes, etc.


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