Features & Fun Friday #3 ~ Top 5 Peach Recipes, A Featured Blog, & Some Family Fun

Happy Friday, everyone! Today I’ll be showcasing a bit of peach perfection, featuring a fun and inspiring blog that you’re going to want to check out, and, as always, giving you a small peek into what’s been going on around these parts. Let’s get started, shall we?

{Top 5 Round-Up ~ Partial to Peaches}

Summer is winding down, and with it, one of my all-time favorite fruits is starting to dwindle in supply. So before it’s too late, I wanted to celebrate five recipes starring peaches in all of their summery glory.

Top 5 Partial to Peaches Recipes | {Five Heart Home}1.  Grilled Peach Salad with Bacon Dijon Vinaigrette, photo & recipe by Le Petit Chef

2.  Peachy Peach Jam, photo & recipe by Catherine Newman, via Spoonful

3.  Country Ham-and-Peach Panini, photo & recipe by Virginia Willis, via Southern Living

4.  Summer Peach Drink, photo & recipe by Home Cooking Adventure

5.  Peaches and Cream Coffee Cake, photo & recipe by Tidy Mom

Click the links above for some peachy goodness and don’t forget to pin these awesome recipes from their original sources!

And while on the topic of peach recipes, I would be remiss not to include one of my kids’ favorite breakfasts…  😉

Peach Cobbler Pancake Squares | {Five Heart Home}

{Featured Blog: Just a Girl and Her Blog}

Today I am thrilled to introduce you to a fabulous blog that focuses on creativity and happy thoughts. In the short time that I’ve been working on this site, I’ve had the privilege of “meeting” some other amazing moms with blogs. Abby was one of the first who reached out to me with kind and supportive words, and she stays true to that mantra through her blog. Some of her posts focus on inspiring and encouraging other mamas by sharing her own experiences and challenges as a mom of two young boys, and other posts are geared towards a different kind of inspiration for creating, decorating, and organizing. But what always shines through is that she is a sweet and genuine person taking motherhood one day at a time just like the rest of us. Here are five of Abby’s don’t-want-to-miss posts!

Master Bedroom Reveal


Dish Towel Tote Bag


Kids’ Activity Bucket


Lamp Shade Makeover with Fabric LampMakeover

My Favorite Cupboard in the House

My Favorite Cupboard in the House

Now go check out Just a Girl and Her Blog! You’ll be happy you did. 🙂

{Behind the Scenes at 5HH}

This week we worked hard narrowing down a list of our very favorite picture books


…but last week we had a some big fun on a little family get-away!

VacationCollage_700pxWe spent a few days at a nearby resort swimming, sliding, floating the lazy river, eating s’mores, playing games, and just enjoying spending some quality time together. Here’s a squinty-eyed family pic we got in the bright sunlight…


…and here’s one inside that didn’t elicit dramatic whining from anyone (*cough, cough, 5-year-old*) about not being able to open their eyes.

FamilyPic2_700pxIncidentally, can you tell which child is our resident comedian?

Kids700pxHave a wonderful weekend, y’all!








  1. Thank you so much for featuring my blog, Samantha! You are the sweetest! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    ~Abby =)

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I was happy to feature it, Abby…you have a wonderful blog! Hope you have a great weekend as well! 🙂

  2. Hi Samantha! I just found your blog and I’ve been here for a while exploring all over the place! Let me tell you, you have a fun blog, gorgeous children and great recipes among other things. Looking forward to read more! Have a great weekend, Lizy

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks so much, Lizy…your sweet comment made my evening! Hopping over to check out your blog now… 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!

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