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Friday Favorites-- Valentine's Day Week

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Even with two kids that were fighting off colds we managed to have a pretty fun week.  We got a small snow storm on Tuesday that turned to rain and freezing rain by night fall so Ian happily took off to plow and shovel Wednesday morning.  He was back by the time Alec was done at the orthodontist and what might have only been two days of schoolwork turned to three!  I was so happy to see us making great strides in our books.  So many of them only have a good 8 or so more lessons and I really hope to see us finishing up some in the next few weeks.



Here are some of our favorite moments and memories from our week:

Watching these two boys play with their friends at a really fun winter pool party.





Walking around town looking at all the ice sculptures for the fire and ice festival.



Seeing the welds Ian made on his first ever attempt at welding.  He told my husband he wanted to learn to weld and my husband complied.





Alec was happy to be at karate this week practicing his kicks!



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Encouraging Hearts and Home-- Happy Valentine's Day!

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I know Valentine's can be a bit of a cheesy holiday but I just love it!  I love having an excuse to shower my boys and husband with love and attention.  I planned to start our day with some homemade cinnamon buns and have a turkey dinner all set for tonight.  They each were greeted with a little token gift this morning (just a small box of chocolates) and we have a few fun activities planned for our day.

How will you celebrate?

Welcome to Encouraging Hearts & Home!

The Encouraging Hearts & Home Bloggers 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! ***Each week, our co-hosts will each choose our favorite links, along with the most clicked link, and pin them to our Encouraging Hearts & Home Pinterest board.

The most clicked post from …

Share Some Love Features

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I just love co-hosting link parties and we had so many wonderful bloggers link up for our Share Some Love link party.  I hope you all found lots of great ideas to inspire you.
I managed to visit every single post and pin them all!  I didn't have time to comment on each post but I did try to comment on at least one post from every blogger.



We had so many great ideas linked up with us and it's always such a struggle to pick just a few to feature.
Be sure to stop by and see what posts my co-hosts will be featuring today too! 
The Party Hosts
Across the Blvd | My Husband Has Too Many HobbiesPurple Hues and Me |
This Autoimmune LifeStone Cottage Adventures | Our Unschooling JourneyDomestic Deadline | Sew Crafty CrochetCookies, Coffee, and Crafts
Now onto my features:

This beautiful Bouquet Arranged "By Hand" Tutorial by Stone Cottage Adventures-- I struggle with flower arranging and this bouquet is just beautiful. 

This adorable Tiered Tray & Valentine's Da…