FFf Eclectic Red Barn: June 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

Here we are in the last day of June. This summer is flying. Of course, here in Florida it has been summer for some time. The weather is hot, hot, hot. Thankfully, we had a pool put in so that helps.  At least you can get cooled off. How is your weather? 

With the 4th being this coming weekend, are you planning any get togethers? I am not sure what we are doing since cases have risen so much here in Florida and we just don't want to be exposed if we don't have to. It will probably just be us, but that is OK. 

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Monday, June 29, 2020

You're The Star - Extra Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star - Extra Feature Week

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. We are heading home after being at the farm. What a nice mini vacation we had. What a great way to rejuvenate yourself. Just a different location and you feel like a new person. 

I hope you are all doing well especially with all of the new cases of Covid19 exploding around the country. We are choosing to stay in and stay away fro others.  What about you? 

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Over The Moon Linky Party

Welcome to Over The Moon Linky Party

Over The Moon Linky Party. Share NOW. 2 hostesses - 5 features. #linkyparty #OTM #eclecticredbarn #overthemoon

Happy Sunday dear friends. I am chill-in here at the farm. If you missed that post you can read it here - Trip to the Farm
Sometimes you don't realize how much you need a rest and get rejuvenated. We have been going almost non stop on the house and it wasn't until we got here that I realized I need a little rest. The weather has been lovely and it is so peaceful. What a nice way to rejuvenate the soul. I hope you are finding some quiet time in your life.

My favorite part of these parties is reading your comments. I feel like I get to know you and that we are almost like "texting" back and forth. You share your stories with me and I share mine - just like friends.  So keep them coming.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Party

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade Linky Party!

Happy Sunday to everyone. I hope you are having a lovely weekend. We certainly are. It has been so relaxing to be here at the farm. I am sitting on the back deck enjoying the warm breeze. The dogs are asleep around me. No covid19 cases here. Life is good! 


Happiness Is Homemade. Share NOW.#linkyparty #HIH #happinessishomemade #linkyparty #eclecticredbarn



Happiness is Homemade Link Party #329!


I know I can speak for all of the Hostesses when I say thank you for stopping by and linking up! It's party time so let's get started.

Feature #1 - Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwich!


There is nothing sweeter than a Pulled Pork Sandwich and this one looks so easy to make in the crock pot. Pulled Pork Sandwich paired with a salad is the perfect Summer lunch. And of course, the perfect pairing salad is featured up next.

Arlene from Flour On My Face says, “This easy 4 hour Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwich is one of our favorite family crock pot recipes made with only 5 ingredients. 5 simple ingredients for the best pulled pork you’ve ever made."



Pulled Pork Sandwich

Feature #2 - Creamy Cucumber Salad!


Cucumbers are so plentiful this time of year and this salad just looks delicious. Just cucumbers, sweet onion and a little marinade and you are on your way. What a perfect salad to pair with a Pulled Pork Sandwich.

Ann from Entitled Life says "Grandma’s old-fashioned Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe. Super easy to make, this is a delicious blend of cucumbers and onions in a sweet, creamy sauce is the perfect cucumber salad recipe!"



Creamy Cucumber Salad

Feature #3 - 13 Amazing Planters for your Flower Garden!


I love junk and if you've been following me you know that upcycles and recycles are also a big favorite of mine. These garden ideas look so fun because a little junk and some flowers, Oh My!

Sinea from Ducks in a Row says, "In my search for patio garden ideas, I came across 13 amazing planters that I just love. Here are some of the most creative, surprising ways to make flower gardens in planters. Feast on this beautiful selection and tell me which one you like best! "



Gardening on Happiness is Homemade

Feature #4 - Gossip Bench Makeover!


I said it above, I love furniture makeovers. Anything vintage just has me doing a happy dance. This Vintage Gossip Bench just stole my heart. This is such a perfect example of trash to treasure. I love how Ann took something that was so close to being dumped and revived it into a new life.

Ann from The Apple Street Cottage says, “A few weeks ago I received a text with a picture. It said, "Any interest?" I couldn't type out, "Yes!" fast enough! I love gossip benches."



Gossip Bench Makeover.

Feature #5 - 7 Easy Ways to Decorate with Hydranges!


Gardening is a true passion of mine, although and unfortunately, I don't make it a priority these days. Thankfully, grocery stores offer an abundance of store bought flowers. Hydranges are one of my favorites.

Shelley from Calyspo in the Country says, "Hydrangeas have become one of my favorite flowers to use in home decor. Their fullness makes them perfect for centerpieces and they look beautiful whether they are real, artificial or even dried. Definitely a versatile flower to use when decorating."



Easy Ways to decorate with hydrangeas.

Now it’s time for this weeks ideas. Hope you will take a few minutes to check out all the ideas below.

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Thanks again for joining the party. Remember to click around and visit all the inspiring posts.

Would you like to be a part of Happiness Is Homemade? We are looking for hostesses to join our team. If you are interested, please email any one of the Happiness Is Homemade hostesses and let them know. We would love to have you join our party.

Here are all of our hostesses at Happiness Is Homemade – be sure to give them a visit!

Linda @ A Labour Of Life Cynthia @ Create with Cynthia Sinea @ Ducks ‘n a Row Beverly @ Eclectic Red Barn Katie @ Love My Messy Messy Mess

Don’t forget to link up and come back next week.  Leave me a comment and say hello.





Trip to the Farm

Trip to the Farm

We have been working so hard on the new house and with all of the Covid19 issues, we decided to go to the farm for a few days. The trip is around 4 hours so not too bad.

The farm is in Perry, Georgia. It was purchased for the pecan trees on it. The cabin is a nice size with a bedroom and bath downstairs, bedroom and bath up stairs, great room and dining and kitchen area. 

Farm Cabin. Share NOW. #lakeliving, #pecans #pecanfarm #eclecticredbarn

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Thursday Favorite Things

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things!

Thursday Favorite Things. Share NOW. #linkyparty. #TFT #eclecticredbarn

Happy Thursday! Can you believe this is the last Thursday in June. This month seemed to fly by. After being at home these last few months, we have decided to take a little road trip to the farm today. Nothing exciting but I love to go there, it is so quiet. The dogs love it because they can roam and not get into trouble, well hopefully not. As I mentioned in a previous post, my brother-in-law manages a farm that has both peaches and pecans.  I am so looking forward to going. What are you plans for this weekend?

Many of my features come from you my commenters. Don't forget to leave your Linkup Number or Post Title so I can find you and you could become one of my featured commenters next week.  

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

Happy Wednesday to everyone. These days and weeks are just flying by. I just realized as I was tying that I missed the fact that the first day of summer was on Saturday. We have been so hot here for some time that it has felt like summer for weeks. 

Did you remember the first day of summer? I hope I am not the only one who forgot. Are you having summer weather? 
Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Monday, June 22, 2020

You're The Star - Home Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star - Home Feature Week

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Did you have any Father's Day celebration? We didn't but I helped hubby build shelves in his barn. We worked Saturday and Sunday to get it all done. it looks really good and now he has to sort out everything and get organized.  We were both so tired that I picked up Thai food for dinner. All in all, he said he had a great day! That's all that matters. 

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsjbrldhcx.jpg

WELCOME to the June 2020 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:


Sunday, June 21, 2020

Fresh Peach Sorbet

Fresh Peach Sorbet

It's summer time and that means fresh peaches. I am lucky because my brother-in-law manages a peach farm in the summer and pecans in the fall. I love making lots of peach dishes but I wanted some sorbet. Most of the recipes that I found had way too much sugar in them. I am trying to cut down on sugar so I thought I wouldn't be able to find one that would work.  

And then I found it! One from Taste of Home. Can you believe that there are only 4 ingredients? It turned out so yummy. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Creamy Peach Sorbet

Over The Moon Linky Party

Welcome to Over The Moon Linky Party

Over The Moon Linky Party. Share NOW. 2 hostesses - 5 features. #linkyparty #OTM #eclecticredbarn #overthemoon

Happy Sunday my friends and a special Happy Father's Day for all of you Dads out there. I hope you had a wonderful day.  For a Father's Day gift I gave hubby my help. We worked the last two days in building shelves and a work bench in his shed. He was so excited. Of course, we are both exhausted now and too tired to cook, sounds like takeout.
What were your plans for today? 

My favorite part of these parties is reading your comments. I feel like I get to know you and that we are almost like "texting" back and forth. You share your stories with me and I share mine - just like friends.  So keep them coming.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade Party!


Hey there, Sweet Friends, Happy Sunday. To all of the men out there, a big Happy Father's Day to you. It's the Happiness is Homemade Link Party  today! What's on the agenda for you? Leave me a comment and let me know.


Thursday, June 18, 2020

Thursday Favorite Things Party

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things!

Thursday Favorite Things. Share NOW. #linkyparty. #TFT #eclecticredbarn

Happy Thursday! Wow, we are already past the middle of June. These months are just flying by too fast. Christmas will be right around the corner at this rate. No, no I want summer to last for awhile. I was talking to my Mom today and we were discussing 4th of July and how many places have cancelled fireworks and parades. Are your 4th of July activities canceled? 

Many of my features come from you my commenters. Don't forget to leave your Linkup Number or Post Title so I can find you and you could become one of my featured commenters next week.  

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

We had another beautiful day here in central Florida. No rain for two days.  After all the rain we had, you would think that the garden would be fine. But no, with all of the heat, the garden dries out quickly.  I have had to water each day.  Today I was busy working on moving some more things to my she shed. One of these days, I am going to find the time to show you pictures. 

I hope you are all doing well. What is happening in your world? Let me know in the comments below. 
Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Monday, June 15, 2020

You're The Star - Family Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star - Family Feature Week

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. We had a nice family gathering to celebrate hubby's birthday and our daughter's hubby's birthday and we threw in father's Day as well. The boys played horseshoe, then some swimming, some appetizers, more swimming and then dinner.  After, we had a vanilla cake and a chocolate cake for dessert. A good day was had by all.  How was your weekend? 

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Welcome to week#3 of the June 2020 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Over The Moon Linky Party

Welcome to Over The Moon Linky Party

Over The Moon Linky Party. Share NOW. 2 hostesses - 5 features. #linkyparty #OTM #eclecticredbarn #overthemoon

Happy Sunday my friends. I hope you are all doing well. We are having a little get together to celebrate hubby's birthday(which is over), daughter's hubby's birthday and father's day since we were not together before and won't be on father's day. Always nice to be together with family and have fun. Hopefully, the rain will hold off. We do have a large covered porch so we can still be outdoors. What are your plans for today?

My favorite part of these parties is reading your comments. I feel like I get to know you and that we are almost like "texting" back and forth. You share your stories with me and I share mine - just like friends.  So keep them coming.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade Party!



Happiness Is Homemade. Share NOW.#linkyparty #HIH #happinessishomemade #linkyparty #eclecticredbarn

Hey there, Sweet Friends, Happy Sunday. It's the Happiness is Homemade Link Party #327 today! We are still dodging the rain here. I thought we might get by without it, but no such luck. It does make the plants grow. What's on your agenda? Leave me a comment and let me know. 

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Thursday Favorite Things

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things!

Thursday Favorite Things. Share NOW. #linkyparty. #TFT #eclecticredbarn

Happy Thursday my friends! Hope you are all doing well. We had a break in the rain the last two days. Just a few sprinkles the last two days. I see that it has been quite hot up north. My Mom lives in Western PA and it was almost 91 degrees which was about what we had here in Florida. They did say that the temperatures were going to be above average this summer. I hope that doesn't mean here in the south. How has your weather been?  What are you up to?

Many of my features come from you my commenters. Don't forget to leave your Linkup Number or Post Title so I can find you and you could become one of my featured commenters next week.  

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

It is almost hump day. That's good right? If you are working, then that's a good thing, but if you are retired, it is just another day. That would be me! We are finally having some much needed sunshine after all of the rain from Cristobal. The chance of rain is still high for the rest of the week, but maybe the forecast is wrong. One can hope. How is everything in your neck of the woods?

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Monday, June 8, 2020

You're The Star - Creative Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star - Creative Feature Week

Happy Monday my friends. I hope you had a great weekend. Ours was filled with rain, especially Saturday. Not too much on Sunday. We needed the rain and it gave me some time to work indoors.  Plus the grass and flowers and garden are very happy.

How was your weekend? Did you head out or stay at home? Any new projects?


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsjbrldhcx.jpg

Welcome to the second week of the June 2020 blog hop called "You're the Star"!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:
Stool Becomes Plant Stand. Share NOW. #plantstand #DIY #eclecticredbarn #plants
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WELCOME to CREATIVE feature week of the June 2020 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your CREATIVE week Hosts 
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This week is CREATIVE feature week
Swing by the Creative hosting Team's blogs:
Colleen @ Butterfly in the Attic
Darlene @ Let It Shine

Mel @ Decor Craft Design
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#2 CREATIVE - arts & crafts, music, writing &/or dramatic arts (this can include sewing, yarn work, dance, art history, handmade jewelry, painting, computer art, fashion etc - anything creative while remaining family friendly)
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(These features were chosen from the May 2020 "You're the Star" blog hop)

How To Save Memories With a T-Shirt Quilt by Amy's Creative Pursuits

Let's Create a Patriotic Stars & Pinwheels Banner by Papercrafting With Gayle

How To Make a Floral Bow Door Swag by Purple Hues & Me

Grandmother's Favorite Kitchen Towel Knitting Pattern by Artful Homemaking


If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )



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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Stool becomes Plant Stand

Stool Becomes Plant Stand

I found a stool that someone threw out. Of course I had to pick it up. It sat in my garage for quiet some time before we moved and I was close to getting rid of it, but choose to put it in the new garage. 

So the other day, as I was cleaning in the garage, I found the stool and thought I could finally fix it and make a plant stand out of it.

Plant stand. Share NOW. #plantstand #DIY #stand #eclecticredbarn

Over The Moon Linky Party

Welcome to Over The Moon Linky Party

Over The Moon Linky Party. Share NOW. 2 hostesses - 5 features. #linkyparty #OTM #eclecticredbarn #overthemoon

Happy Sunday! How is everyone this wonderful day? We are having rain from Cristobal. It is rather nice to not being able to be outdoors. It seems as though that is all I have done. Now the grass is green, the flowers are happy and the garden is growing. Life is good!

My favorite part of these parties is reading your comments. I feel like I get to know you and that we are almost like "texting" back and forth. You share your stories with me and I share mine - just like friends.  So keep them coming.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade!




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Hey there, Sweet Friends, Happy Sunday. We are having lots of rain from Cristobal. We have not had much rain recently so it was great for the grass, flowers and garden.  It gave me a chance to do some sewing which I have put off since I was outside so much.  Are you affected by this storm? Let me know how your weekend is going. Leave me a comment below. 

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Thursday Favorite Things

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things!

Thursday Favorite Things. Share NOW. #linkyparty. #TFT #eclecticredbarn

Happy Thursday! Hope this first week in June is off to a great start. We actually went out to a restaurant for hubby's birthday. We were a little leery but we ate outside  and there were only a few people there so we had plenty of space around us. Have you ventured to a restaurant? Are more places opening up in your area? Tell me what is happening in your life.

Many of my features come from you my commenters. Don't forget to leave your Linkup Number or Post Title so I can find you and you could become one of my featured commenters next week.  

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

I wish I could say that my yard work is all done, but I can't. I think the list grows over night. We got 2 truck loads of dirt, one for the flower beds and one for the vegetable plants. I was finally able to get my strawberries in the ground.  I planted some more flowers in the new beds and we put down around 80 bags of mulch. I still have to finish about 10 bags. I hope to get that done tonight. I told hubby,"we are getting too old for this". I guess it keeps us young, or just too tired. lol!

Are you doing crazy stuff like I am? Is your yard done? How about your garden?

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Monday, June 1, 2020

You're The Star - Garden Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star- Garden Feature Week

Happy Monday and the first day of June. I hope you had an enjoyable weekend. Ours was packed with little of this and a little of that. Some yard work, planting flowers, gardening and scrubbing the front porch. 

What was on your agenda over the weekend? Did you do any yard work or gardening? Maybe relaxing was on your agenda. I did some of that too. lol!

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WELCOME to the June 2020 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

WELCOME to GARDEN feature week of the June 2020 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your GARDEN week Hosts 
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#1 GARDEN - gardening, homesteading, recycling, outdoor activities &/or preserving (this can include any type of green living,  repurposed ideas, outdoor concerns, posts relating to farm animals etc all while remaining family friendly)



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(All features were chosen from the May 2020 "You're the Star" blog hop)
How To Build a Simple Raised Garden Bed by Petals Pies & Otherwise


How To Prepare Tomatoes For Canning by It's My Sustainable Life
It's My Favorite Time Of Year: Buying Heirloom Seeds! 3 beautiful tomatoes

First Gardenia Flowers by Comfort Spring


The woodpecker was drilling for his dinner, not making a nest hole.


If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:
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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )



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