Mountain Home and Heart

A Homemade Holiday ~ {easy} Lacy Boot Socks

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 in Mountain Home and Heart | 45 comments

A Homemade Holiday ~ {easy} Lacy Boot Socks

Welcome to week 2 of a Homemade Holiday! Today I’m sharing the tutorials for two pairs of lacy boot socks. Fun and flirty, these are great for colder weather to pair with your favorite boots!  What you’ll need for either of these styles: (feel free to play around with colors, lace textures and button styles!)   For the first sock: (a bit more challenging but easy enough for even ME to do!) :)  Start with a pair of knee high socks in the color of your choice as well as lace that you like. For this sock, 1 yard of lace each is needed,...

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A Homemade Holiday – Mason Jars & Canvas

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 in Mountain Home and Heart | 82 comments

A Homemade Holiday – Mason Jars & Canvas

Welcome! If you’re like me and the idea of diving into a craft makes you a bit nervous, then you have come to the right place! For the next two weeks, I hope you’ll join me as we enjoy the fun of the coming holiday season by crafting together with a few projects that are super simple to do! Together, we can take some everyday items that could literally be found at the hardware store and use them to make a humble, yet cheery holiday table. I wanted these projects to be so simple, you wouldn’t even need a glue gun or sewing machine to get the job...

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A Mountain Hearth Christmas ~ Day 2

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 in Mountain Home and Heart, Recipes | 54 comments

A Mountain Hearth Christmas ~ Day 2

Imagine a fireside scene… Logs crackle, Sparks dance, Conversation stirs… The air is tinged with the warm scents of fresh-baked cookies. That’s where we invite you this week… To a place of sweet fellowship, sharing not just the recipes of a traditional cookie exchange, but also the corners of our hearts where we hold cherished scriptures. Our hope through this blog hop is to join with you in starting the holiday season off in gentle, truth-filled simplicity, and perhaps even inspiring a new tradition in your home. The Way It Works: Readers who “hop” from blog...

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Autumn Goodness…Carrot and Ginger Soup

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 in Mountain Home and Heart, Recipes | 8 comments

Autumn Goodness…Carrot and Ginger Soup

I have a confession. I’m mildly obsessed with soup. Oh yes. I could order it all year long. You know that summer corn chowder from Panera. Let’s just say I eat my fair share. ;) Come cooler weather… and I can’t pass up an excuse for a pot of bubbling soup on the stove. Add in some homemade bread in the oven and it just makes the house cheery and mama happy knowing that dinner is set and ready to go. Soup. It does the heart good. :) I made this for a fall-themed baby shower and all the ladies wanted the recipe, so I figured now was the perfect time...

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Sweet Cranberry ~ Orange Bread

Posted on May 8, 2012 in Mountain Home and Heart, Recipes | 16 comments

Sweet Cranberry ~ Orange Bread

  Here’s my own take on a traditional Czechoslovakian bread: Vanocka. This is not a traditional version since I’ve swapped out some of the spices and traded dried cranberries for raisins, but you could use either. This recipe is great for the dough stage in a bread maker. The bread is really tender and because its braided, it makes a nice pull-apart bread. It’s sweet and flavorful and really pretty so it’s great for a holiday or any special meal. It’s best enjoyed the day you bake it, but if you have some leftovers, you can use it the...

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