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100 Christmas Projects for a Beautiful Holiday Home

100 Christmas Projects for a Beautiful Holiday Home ~ DIY, crafts, recipes, and more! | FiveHeartHome.com

Good morning, friends! I’m excited to be kicking off the month by taking part in a fun Christmas project blog hop! I realize that things are a little off kilter around here since the Thanksgiving break, but rest assured that we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled recipes soon! Last week, I took some much-needed time off from blogging to spend an undistracted holiday with my family; yesterday I shared my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies to assist you {Read More}



Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies ~ cooking gadgets, shiny kitchen appliances, entertaining ware, and the latest in cookbooks | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy (almost) December, friends! Just in time for Cyber Monday, I bring you my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies… …full of handy-dandy cooking gadgets, shiny kitchen appliances, spiffy entertaining ware, and the latest in cookbook masterpieces! So look no further for fabulous ideas for your favorite foodie! Listed below are awesome gifts for anyone who likes to cook and/or entertain, with various price points represented. A lot of these items are my favorite kitchen items that I already own, {Read More}



Thanksgiving Quote Free Printable ~ “Gather with a Grateful Heart”

Thanksgiving Quote Free Printable ~ "Gather with a Grateful Heart" | FiveHeartHome.com for UncommonDesignsOnline.com

I’ve been inundating y’all with Thanksgiving recipes this month…so how ’bout a little break today for a fun, free printable? It’s the quickest, easiest way to add a little decor to your table this Turkey Day! Many of you know that every so often, I enjoy creating holiday and seasonal free printables to share on the blog. Last Thanksgiving, I put together a free 8- by 10-inch Thanksgiving quote printable that ended up being one of my most popular printables {Read More}



$500 Target or Amazon Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

$500 Amazon or Target Gift Card Giveaway to celebrate the 2 year "blogiversaries" of Little Miss Celebration and Cooking with Curls!

Happy Friday, friends! What say we celebrate with a little (actually, BIG!) giveaway??? One giveaway just ended, so it’s only fitting that a new one starts up today, don’t you think? This time we’re celebrating the Two Year Blogiversaries of two of my good blogging friends, Cindy of Little Miss Celebration, and Lisa of Cooking with Curls! Cindy was one of the first bloggers to shower me with support and encouragement when I was a newbie, and she is one {Read More}



Maple-Glazed Turkey with Bacon and Sage Butter + Thanksgiving Recipe Blog Hop!

Maple-Glazed Turkey with Bacon and Sage Butter ~ tender, juicy, and shingled with bacon, this is the BEST Thanksgiving turkey recipe you'll ever try! | FiveHeartHome.com

Juicy, tender turkey is slathered with sage-infused butter, shingled with crispy bacon, and glazed with maple syrup in what just might be the best Thanksgiving turkey you’ve ever tasted! Today I’m setting out to prove that bacon indeed makes everything better! And not only am I sharing this amazing Maple-Glazed Turkey with Bacon & Sage Butter recipe, but a couple dozen of your favorite food bloggers are sharing their favorite recipes as well for a full Thanksgiving menu of delicious {Read More}



Gingerbread Granola {with Dried Cranberries, Pistachios, & White Chocolate Chips}

Gingerbread Granola with Cranberries, Pistachios, and White Chocolate Chips ~ warm spices and Christmas colors make this a perfect holiday breakfast or homemade food gift! | FiveHeartHome.com

Sweet, lightly spiced Gingerbread Granola is studded with red dried cranberries, green pistachios, and white chocolate chips, making it a perfect holiday breakfast or homemade food gift! Happy Wednesday, friends! I have big plans for plenty of fall favorites and Thanksgiving menu ideas this month, but I hope you’ll forgive me for briefly jumping ahead to a Christmas recipe today. Homemade granola is one of my family’s favorite breakfasts, so I thought it would be fun to put a holiday {Read More}



$1000 Black Friday Shopping Spree GIVEAWAY!

$1000 Black Friday Holiday Shopping Spree GIVEAWAY! | FiveHeartHome.com

The countdown to Thanksgiving is on, and with that, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays! Today I’m excited about the opportunity to bring y’all another fabulous giveaway, and this one is perfectly timed for Black Friday shopping…or purchasing a plane ticket to spend the holidays with family, or supporting your favorite charity with a Christmastime donation, or however you want or need to spend $1000! For today’s giveaway, Five Heart Home has teamed up with Pretty My Party, {Read More}



Best Autumn Salads, Thanksgiving Sides, October Recipe Recap, and MORE!

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Happy Friday, everyone! I missed Features & Fun Friday last month, so today I’m playing catch up with a round-up of tasty autumn salads, a Five Heart Home October recipe recap, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, and more! 1. Fall Harvest Salad >>> Lemon Tree Dwelling 2. Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette >>> Gimme Some Oven 3. Roasted Butternut Squash & Pear Salad with Spiced Pecans >>> Little Broken 4. Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad >>> Creme de la Crumb 5. Shaved {Read More}



Chicken Salad with Apples & Cashews

Chicken Salad with Apples and Cashews ~ a honey-kissed autumn spin on classic Sonoma Chicken Salad | FiveHeartHome.com #chickensalad #fall #recipe

Brimming with fruit and nuts, Chicken Salad with Apples & Cashews is a honey-kissed, autumn spin on the ever-popular Sonoma Chicken Salad. Every time I make chicken salad, I wonder why I don’t do so more often. I absolutely love the stuff. And as much as chicken salad has the reputation for being a “ladies who lunch” kind of recipe, I have to say that my kids and my husband scarf it down, too. In fact, my boys straight up {Read More}



Halloween Cookie Pops ~ Nutter Butter Bats & Mummies

Halloween Cookie Pops ~ Nutter Butter Bats and Mummies | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Friday, friends! I’m so excited today to be participating in an awesome Halloween blog hop that’s been going on all week long. The fabulous Toni from Design Dazzle has gathered a bunch of talented bloggers, and together we’ve put together over 110 fun and creative Halloween ideas for y’all! From costumes and parties, to crafts and home decor, to recipes and free printables…there’s Halloween inspiration here for everyone! I always enjoy creating cute, sweet, holiday-themed treats for and with {Read More}



All Things Fall, Y’all ~ Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

All Things Fall, Y'all ~ Blog Hop and Giveaway | FiveHeartHome.com

Welcome to the All Things Fall, Y’all Blog Hop & Giveaway! Who’s excited about the chance to win one of four CASH PRIZES, totaling over $1,000?! And as if that’s not enough, we’ve got some fall and Halloween inspiration for you today as well, including DIY crafts, decor, and recipes! The All Things Fall, Y’all Blog Hop & Giveaway is brought to you by: Kenarry: Ideas for the Home | Oh My! Creative | View from the Fridge | One {Read More}



Fall Into Cash $800 GIVEAWAY

Fall Into Cash $800 Giveaway ~ ends on October 3, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Friday, friends! What better way to kick off the weekend — and the new fall season — than with a chance to win some big money in our Fall Into Cash $800 Giveaway?! I enjoy participating in awesome giveaways like this every so often as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to all of my loyal readers. So how would you spend it if you won $800 in cold, hard cash right about now? I can think of lots {Read More}



Pretzel Candy Spiderwebs for Halloween

Pretzel Candy Spiderwebs ~ a fun and easy Halloween treat | FiveHeartHome.com

Pretzel Candy Spiderwebs are festive, sweet & salty treats that are fun to make with the kids or serve at a Halloween party! Well, folks…October will be here before we know it and I couldn’t hold out any longer. I’ve got a fun and festive Halloween recipe for you today! I love making holiday treats for or with my kiddos, and I have to admit to letting my whole “real food” philosophy slide when doing so. Because let’s face it…how {Read More}



Features & Fun Friday #17 ~ Top 5 Pumpkin Breakfast Ideas

Top 5 Pumpkin Breakfast Ideas ~ granola, pancakes, sweet rolls, baked French toast, donuts, and more pumpkin recipes! | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy September, friends! Did somebody say they’re ready for some pumpkin??? 1. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Granola >>> Joyful Healthy Eats 2. Pumpkin Pancakes with Caramel Pecan Sauce >>> Julia’s Album 3. Pumpkin Nutella Rolls >>> Wine and Glue 4. Pumpkin French Toast Bake >>> Minimalist Baker 5. Lightened-Up Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze >>> Damn Delicious I apologize that Features and Fun Friday is a few days late this month (and not exactly on Friday — ooops!), but I didn’t {Read More}



Back-to-School Teacher Survival Kit Mason Jar Gift ~ Free Printables!

Back to School Teacher Survival Kit Free Printables ~ Mason jar teacher gift featuring Sharpies, hand sanitizer, Starbucks gift card, and chocolate | FiveHeartHome.com

This Back-to-School Teacher Survival Kit is full of what teachers need to get through that first week of school — Sharpies, hand sanitizer, caffeine, and chocolate! Free printable tags make this an easy, thoughtful teacher gift! This shop is part of a social marketer shopping insight campaign with Pollinate Media GroupĀ® and Sharpie, but all opinions are my own. #pmedia #StaplesBTS http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Yesterday was the first day back to school for my eldest (now 2nd grader!), and I have to {Read More}



Back-to-School $400 Cash GIVEAWAY!

Back to School $400 Cash GIVEAWAY | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Monday, everyone! What better way to kick off a new week than with a chance to win $400 in cold, hard cash for back-to-school shopping…or whatever else you’d like to spend it on!!! So how would you spend $400? I wish I could enter this giveaway myself! Both of my boys are heading to school in a few weeks and they need new school clothes, shoes, lunch boxes…the list goes on! It’s easy-breezy to enter. Simply use the Rafflecopter {Read More}



Features & Fun Friday #16 ~ Top 5 Back to School Ideas

Top 5 Back to School Ideas ~ printables, treats, teacher gifts | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Friday, friends! It’s the last Friday of the month, and that means it’s time for some fabulous features and a sneak peek of what’s been going on behind the scenes at Five Heart Home! {Top 5 Round-Up ~ Back to School Ideas} 1. Back to School Smile Catcher (free printable) >>> Kiki & Company 2. First Day of School Free Printables >>> I Should Be Mopping the Floor 3. Back to School Apple Cupcake “Donuts” >>> Anders Ruff 4. {Read More}



Favorite Books and Summer Vacation GIVEAWAY!

Favorite Books & Summer Vacation Giveaway | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Monday, everyone…I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! A week ago today, in my Contributor Q&A Blog Hop post, I hinted at a big giveaway coming up…and today is the big day! This awesome giveaway — brought to you by the Or So She Says contributor team — is all about gifting some summer reading and relaxation to a couple of our lucky readers! Each gal on the team chose one of her favorite books to contribute to {Read More}



“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

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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}