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“Getting to Know You” Blog Hop

Getting to Know You Blog Hop | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Monday, everyone! I don’t usually post first thing Monday morning, and I do have a new recipe headed your way later this evening, but today I’m participating in a fun little blog hop! Some of you already know that I’m a monthly recipe contributor at a few different blogs this year, one of them being for Mariel over at Or So She Says, a treasure trove of ideas related to family, crafts, recipes, travel, parenting, inspiration, and so much {Read More}



{Christmas in July} $500 CASH GIVEAWAY!!!

Chirtmas in July ~ $500 CASH GIVEAWAY!!! | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy weekend, friends! I hope that everyone had a fun and fabulous 4th! I don’t usually post on Saturdays, but I’m popping in today with an exciting surprise for y’all. Who’s up for a chance to win $500 cash? That’s right…I’m teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you Christmas in July! With a cool $500 in PayPal cash, you could get a reeeally early jump on your Christmas shopping and be all done and stress-free well {Read More}



Features & Fun Friday #15 ~ Top 5 Flag Desserts + Fourth of July Recipes

Top 5 Flag Desserts

Happy Friday, everyone! Each end-of-the-month, I highlight five fun features as well as share a sneak peek of life at Five Heart Home. So to start, how ’bout a little red, white, & blue? {Top 5 Round-Up ~ Flag Desserts for the 4th of July} 1. Flag Cake (from Scratch) >>> photo & recipe by The Brown Eyed Baker 2. Wave the Flag Cupcakes >>> photo & recipe by U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council 3. 4th of July Flag Cake >>> {Read More}



$200 Amazon Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

$200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway to celebrate the first blogiversary of Carmel Moments!

Happy Friday, friends! I’m popping in today with a fun surprise. Melanie, from Carmel Moments, is celebrating her first blogiversary, and I’m joining a fabulous group of bloggers to help her celebrate! So who’s up for a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card? Someone is going to enjoy quite the shopping spree with that much cold, hard, Amazon cash! After you enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter below, I hope you’ll hop over to wish sweet Melanie a {Read More}



Five Heart Home’s 1st Blogiversary + $400 Amazon Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

Come enter the $400 Amazon Gift Card GIVEAWAY to celebrate the 1st Blogiversary of FiveHeartHome.com

Exciting news, y’all…Five Heart Home is celebrating one year of blogging today! That’s right…June 1st marks our first blogiversary! I’m so lucky to have 20 fabulous bloggers helping me celebrate today…and just look at what we’re giving away: Who couldn’t put a $400 Amazon gift card to good use?! I’m pretty excited about being able to share this amazing prize with one of you! It’s just a small token of appreciation for all of the support y’all have demonstrated during {Read More}



Features & Fun Friday #14 ~ Top 5 Father’s Day Printables

Top 5 Father's Day Printables | FiveHeartHome.com

Welcome, friends! The last Friday of the month means that it’s time for some fabulous features and fun! Father’s Day is right around the corner, so I’m excited to highlight a few easy gift ideas today. {Top 5 Round-Up ~ Father’s Day Printables} 1. A Book for Dad, photo & printable by eighteen25 2. Daddy Money, photo & printable by The Dating Divas 3. Father’s Day Super Dad Pop Box Set, photo & printable by Lil’ Luna 4. Printable Father’s {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#52} ~ 1 Year Linkyversary & Target Gift Card Giveaway!

$100 Target Gift Card Giveaway at FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Wednesday, friends, and welcome to the 1 Year Linkyversary of Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party! That’s right…we’ve made it to party #52!It has been such a joy to watch this link party evolve and grow over the past year! We are humbled that you choose to link up with us, whether you’ve been here since the beginning or whether this is a relatively new party for you. Thank you for inspiring us with your talent and creativity week {Read More}



Kindle Fire HDX Giveaway!

Kindle Giveaway at FiveHeartHome.com

Good morning, friends! Did you have a chance to enter yesterday’s giveaway yet, featuring fun and fabulous gifts fit for a mom? I hope so! Well, today I’m excited to be bringing you Giveaway #2 for this week! So who wouldn’t love to win a Kindle Fire HDX 7″ with Wi-Fi? I’m in the market for a tablet and I have to say…I’m pretty impressed with this one after reading about it! But before we get to the giveaway, raise {Read More}



Mother’s Day Gift Basket Giveaway

Mother's Day Gift Basket Giveaway ~ win 1 of 19 baskets! | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Monday, friends…I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! My posting may be a little sporadic this week as I head to SNAP conference, but I’m very excited to announce three days of BIG giveaways for you! Up first, some awesome treats for Mother’s Day! I had so much fun creating this gift basket full of mom-appealing, “wish list” items (over $190 value!). Whoever wins it may elect to keep it herself or use it as a Mother’s {Read More}



Hard-Boiled Egg Chicks & Bunnies ~ A Fun Way to Use Up Leftover Easter Eggs!

Hard-Boiled Egg Chicks & Bunnies ~ a cute way to use up those extra Easter eggs! | FiveHeartHome.com

The kids will love helping you turn those extra hard-boiled Easter eggs into these cute springtime chicks and bunnies, with some simple slicing and a few basic garnishes! Like many families, dying Easter eggs is one of our favorite holiday traditions…but it sure does leave a bunch of leftover hard-boiled eggs to use up! I typically transform ours into deviled eggs or egg salad, but this year I thought it would be fun to turn them into cute, edible springtime {Read More}



Free Easter Hymn Printable {with 3 Color Choices}

Free Easter Hymn Printable ~ Christ the Lord Is Risen Today {with 3 Color Choices} | FiveHeartHome.com

A few weeks ago, when I shared my Peter Cottontail-inspried Easter printable, I promised to create a deeper meaning of Easter-type printable. So that’s what I have for you today. These are the lyrics to my favorite Easter hymn, and they’ve been resonating in my head ever since I put this new printable up for display. And honestly, it’s a refreshing balance to Hippity, Hoppity, Happy Easter Day. While it’s definitely fun to embrace the bunny and candy-filled eggs side {Read More}



Features & Fun Friday #13 ~ Top 5 Spring & Easter Side Dishes

Top 5 Spring and Easter Side Dishes | FiveHeartHome.com

Today marks Features & Fun Friday lucky #13! But more significantly, we are almost officially a quarter of the way through 2014. Um…what??? {Top 5 Round-Up ~ Spring & Easter Side Dishes} 1. Fresh Carrot, Pea, & Mint Salad, photo & recipe by Return to Sunday Supper 2. Warm Green Beans & Asparagus Salad, photo & recipe by Best Friends for Frosting 3. Parmesan Garlic Asparagus, photo & recipe by Chef-In-Training 4. Spring Pea and Potato Salad, photo & recipe {Read More}



Chocolate Bird’s Nest Cookies

Chocolate Bird's Nest Cookies ~ chocolate coconut macaroon nests topped with Peeps chicks and mini chocolate eggs | FiveHeartHome.com

Chewy chocolate coconut macaroons are shaped into bird’s nests and decorated with colorful Peeps chicks and candy-coated chocolate eggs for a festive Easter cookie or springtime treat! One of my favorite early signs of spring is the return of bird song. It might still be cold out, but if the birds are back, you know that the turning of the weather can’t be too far behind. When we lived at our last house, we had sparrows that built mud nests {Read More}



Free Easter Printable {with 3 Color Choices} ~ Hippity, Hoppity, Happy Easter Day!

Free Easter Printable {in 3 color choices} ~ Hippity, Hoppity, Happy Easter Day! | FiveHeartHome.com

I hope everyone had a fun St. Paddy’s Day! In case I haven’t mentioned it a time or 17, I’m way excited to welcome spring this week! With that, it’s time to start thinking about Easter…which means I’ve got a new free printable for y’all, of course. We definitely try to focus on the true meaning of Easter at our house, but we also like to have fun with eggs and candy and the Easter bunny and such. So today {Read More}



Get Lucky Giveaway ~ Enter to Win a $200 Amazon Gift Card!

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Hello, friends! I typically have a new recipe for you on Sundays, but I shared one yesterday instead to make room for something extra-exciting today! Are you feeling lucky? I hope so, because today we’re celebrating St. Paddy’s Day with a BIG, awesome giveaway! As many of you already know, I’m a proud member of the Love Grows Wild creative team, and today we’re teaming up to give away a $200 Amazon gift card to one lucky reader! How fun {Read More}



Features & Fun Friday #12 ~ Top 5 St. Patrick’s Day Treats & Featured Blog: Scarlet Threads

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It’s already the last Friday of the month, and that means it’s time for some features and fun! Who’s ready for March? {Top 5 Round-Up ~ St. Paddy’s Day Treats} 1. Green Velvet Cheesecake Shamrocks, photo & recipe by The Novice Chef 2. Shamrock Juice, photo & recipe by Creative Juice 3. Rainbow Veggie Flatbread Pizza, photo & recipe by Gimme Some Oven 4. Leprechaun Hat S’Mores, photo & recipe by The Cake Blog 5. Mint Chocolate Fudge, photo & {Read More}



St. Patrick’s Day Free Printable ~ Irish Blessing

St. Patrick's Day Free Printable ~ Irish Blessing | FiveHeartHome.com

Heading into March, my mantle is still bedecked in pink and red, so I’m thinking it’s just about time to switch that out for some kelly green. While I don’t go too crazy with St. Patrick’s Day decor, I do love me a good Irish quote. So I transformed the words of one of my favorite Irish blessings into the type of printable that would make a wee leprechaun proud…and today I’m sharing it with you, too! I don’t know {Read More}



Leprechaun Bait ~ Chocolate Mint Cookie Bark

Leprechaun Bait ~ Chocolate Mint Cookie Bark with semisweet and white chocolate, Oreos, mint M&Ms, and mint chips | FiveHeartHome.com

This Chocolate Mint Cookie Bark — with its two layers of chocolate, Oreo chunks, mint chips, and mint M&Ms — is so festive and enticing that it can even double as Leprechaun Bait! People. It is almost MARCH. How the heck did that happen? And when did I become that person who bemoans how quickly time is passing each time a new holiday is upon us? Because I do find it quite shocking how much more rapidly each subsequent year {Read More}



Bubbles Valentines {Free Printable} ~ Valentine, You Blow Me Away!

Bubbles Valentines Free Printable ~ Valentine, You Blow Me Away! | FiveHeartHome.com

Today you get a bonus, between-recipes post! I intended to share this weeks ago, after I bought some packs of mini bubble tubes to attach to my boys’ class Valentines. At the time, I had the bright idea to come up with my own little printable Valentine and then share it with you all. Well, as it often does, life got in the way. And then, my home printer ran out of cyan toner. So here we are, five days {Read More}



Features & Fun Friday #11 ~ Top 5 Super Bowl Snacks

Top 5 Super Bowl Snacks | FiveHeartHome.com

Just like that, another month is in the books! Where did you go, January??? {Top 5 Round-Up ~ Super Bowl Snacks} The good news is that there’s a lot to look forward to in February! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but before that, we get to ring in the commencement of the Winter Olympics. And of course, this weekend marks one of the biggest food holidays of the year (right behind Thanksgiving, in fact)…Super Bowl Sunday! Who are {Read More}



Free Printables for Valentine’s Day {I Love You A Bushel & A Peck}

Free Printables for Valentine's Day {I Love You a Bushel and a Peck} ~ 8x10 Print and Notecards | FiveHeartHome.com

I’ll be back tomorrow with one of my all-time favorite crock pot recipes, but today I wanted to share my latest printable creation, in plenty of time for Valentine’s Day! Do you decorate for V-Day? I have to admit that I don’t do too much. But I do have an 8-by-10 frame on the mantel that I try to fill with something seasonal each month. So since starting this blog, I’ve had fun coming up with new holiday themed printables {Read More}



Five Heart Home’s Top 20 Posts of 2013

Five Heart Home's Top 20 Posts of 2013

If you’re a Facebook fan, you may have already seen some of 5HH’s Top 10 Recipes of 2013 over the past few days. Well, today we’re going to count down the year’s most popular posts all the way from #20…and there are even a few non-recipes in the mix! Click on recipe/post titles to access recipes/printables or to pin! #20 ~ Pumpkin Biscoff Bundt Cake with Cookie Butter Swirl & Glaze I love me some pumpkin, but this was my {Read More}



New Year’s Free Printable ~ Auld Lang Syne

New Year's Free Printable ~ Auld Lang Syne | {Five Heart Home}

Happy (Almost) New Year, friends! I decided to create a printable to help you ring in 2014, and I thought it would be fun to incorporate the words of that beloved, nostalgic, and cliched New Year’s Eve song, Auld Lang Syne. Would you believe that, even after the bazillions of times I’ve cried through the end of It’s a Wonderful Life, I still had to look up these words to make sure I got them right? And then I decided {Read More}



Features & Fun Friday #10 ~ Top 5 New Year’s Eve Cocktails

Top 5 New Year's Eve Cocktails ~ Pear and Sparkling Cider Cocktail, Creamsicle Mimosas, Raspberry Champagne Cocktail, Ambrosia Cocktail, Kahlua Hot Chocolate | {Five Heart Home}

Another month has flown by and another year is coming to a close. Ready or not, 2014…here we come! {Top 5 Round-Up ~ New Year’s Eve Cocktails} Whether you’re hosting or attending a New Year’s Eve party or celebrating quietly at home, I’ve rounded up some festive cocktails to help you ring in the New Year! And no worries if you require a non-spiked version…most of these drinks can be made sans alcohol and kid-friendly by subbing seltzer, sparkling apple {Read More}



Merry Christmas!

Free Christmas Printable ~ Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas | {Five Heart Home}

From my little elves to yours… Merry Christmas! Wishing you peace, joy, and love as you celebrate with family and friends today. Glory to the newborn King! And in case you’re scrambling for any last-minute Christmas or New Year recipes, here’s a quick round-up of our holiday favorites (click title below picture for recipe link)… Breakfast: Gingerbread Pancakes Overnight Eggnog French Toast Casserole Apple Praline Baked French Toast French Breakfast Puffs Appetizers, Snacks, & Sides: Mini Cheese Ball Bites Marinated {Read More}



Christmas Cupcake Toppers {Using Nutter Butters}

Christmas Cupcake Toppers Using Nutter Butters (Snowman, Reindeer, and Santa) | {Five Heart Home}

Festive Christmas cupcake toppers are fun and easy to create using Nutter Butter cookies! I find it almost impossible to believe that we’re less than a week out from Christmas. My kids are wrapping up school this week, and (in between getting all of the presents wrapped) I’m looking forward to some enjoyable, leisurely days over the next couple of weeks getting in some of the holiday fun that we haven’t had time for up to this point: driving around {Read More}



Candy Cane Kiss Brownie Bites

Candy Cane Kiss Brownie Bites ~ perfect for your holiday cookie platter! | {Five Heart Home for Love Grows Wild}

These fun, bite-sized treats feature a Candy Cane Kiss atop a moist, fudgy brownie, making them a festive addition to your holiday cookie platter! Well, folks, we’ve reached December, and you know what that means…Christmas cookies galore! Whether it’s baking them, giving them, receiving them, revisiting old recipes, or concocting new recipes, I love everything about Christmas cookies. Heck, who am I kidding? I love everything about cookies. But December gives me an excuse to make them and eat them {Read More}



Free Christmas Printable ~ Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Free Christmas Printable ~ Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas | {Five Heart Home}

Am I the only one who can’t believe it’s already December?! Ready or not, that means I have a new seasonal printable for you! I love decorating for Christmas, and I love Christmas music, so combining the two into a printable seemed only natural. I will admit that I had a really hard time deciding which Christmas song to go with, but Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas seemed just perfect for decking the halls. (Fa la la la la.) {Read More}



Features & Fun Friday #9 ~ Top 5 Holiday Food Gifts, The Latest News, & A Giveaway!

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I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving, and that if you celebrate Hanukkah, it’s off to a wonderful start! Hopefully everyone is enjoying a long weekend of family, food and fun. Are you hitting the Black Friday sales today? Decorating for the holidays? Watching football? Baking the weekend away? You won’t find me setting foot in a store, but I will probably try to do some online Christmas shopping, and I have lofty goals of getting the Christmas tree {Read More}



Thanksgiving Quote ~ Free Printable!

Thanksgiving Quote Free Printable ~ Eat, Drink, and Be Thankful | {Five Heart Home}

Somehow it’s already November, and despite the haze of a Halloween candy hangover, I do believe it’s time to start looking forward to Thanksgiving! Today I’ve put together a little seasonal printable that, at least for me, captures the essence of Thanksgiving. Let’s take a moment to break it down, shall we? EAT: I am of the opinion that both quality and quantity are important here. On my Thanksgiving table, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, homemade dinner {Read More}