FFf Eclectic Red Barn: October 2020

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Party

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade!

Halloween has just passed, goodbye October and say hello to November! November is a transition month from fall to winter and of course a busy month to prepare a memorable Thanksgiving. It's going to be more intimate Thanksgiving I think, due to this pandemic situation. But hey, still have to lift up the spirit and start planning your amazing Thanksgiving! Find beautiful creative Thanksgiving inspirations on Happiness Is Homemade 347 with Thanksgiving Ideas edition!

Congratulations to all featured bloggers and we can't wait to see all of you sharing your creative ideas on this week Happiness Is Homemade. But before we jump to the party, let's find out a little about all the featured posts from last week.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Thursday Favorite Things Party

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party

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

Happy Thursday dear friends. Here we are in the last Thursday in October. Only a few days left and November will be here. I have enjoyed seeing so many Halloween ideas, fall decor and awesome recipes. As I began to pick features, I had a hard time limiting the number so I just kept adding. I hope you don't mind that I picked 7 features instead of my usual 5. You are all just too good.

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, October 27, 2020

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday dear friends. I hope your week is off to a great start. We are closing in on the last days of October. Can you believe it? I know that this year has been a struggle to say the least but it has flown by for me. It will be time for Christmas and I feel like I just took down all of my decorations. 

I guess they all begin to go faster, at least that is what they say when you get older. The problem is, you keep getting older as the years fly by. They need to slow down or maybe reverse. Now that I would like. 

Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!  Can you believe this is the last Wednesday in October?  I bet there will be an abundance of amazing Halloween links today!  Before we start our main event, let's take a look at our features from last week's party!

Monday, October 26, 2020

Chicken and Smoked Sausage Paella

Chicken and Smoked Sausage Paella

When Marilyn over at Marilyn's Treat posted this recipe I know I had to make it. Then last Saturday morning, I was reading the recipe and hubby said, what recipe are you looking at? When I told him it was paella, he said "what do you need, I am heading to the store to buy the ingredients".  He loves paella.

It is an easy recipe, you just need to chop up the chicken and the vegetables. It all goes into a slow cooker and let it do the rest.  The house smelled so wonderful. I didn't really change much but did add fresh thyme and parsley. 

You're The Star - Home Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star - Home Feature Week

Happy Monday! Can you believe that we are in the last week of October? Halloween is this week. I know it will be different than in past years. We have had to adjust to many new holidays this year and this will be no different. We can still decorate, make yummy cookies and great food to eat. Are you having trick N' treat in your area? I am not sure what they are doing here. I never really have any trick n' treaters except for the little boy next door. 

I hope you have an awesome week and Happy Halloween!

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Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:

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WELCOME to HOME feature week of the October 2020 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
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Sunday, October 25, 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 #marilyntreats #overthemoon

Happy Sunday! Wel,l Halloween is almost here. I know this year will be very different than in the past. I remember when we were kids  (now that was a long time ago) and we would get so much candy and it was so much fun. Even when my kids were little they would fill their pillow case and have to come home and dump them out and go again. I know this sounds corny, but it seemed so simple then. 

Well, if you celebrate, I have picked some great Halloween ideas for you. Some of the goodies are so easy and you don't even have to bake them. These treats would sure to please.

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, October 24, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Party

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade Party

Happy week before  Halloween Eve.  Not sure what your plans are for the spooktacular Saturday looked but I am hoping you will have a chance to celebrate and enjoy some fun with your family.  Today we spotlight some cool Halloween features and then we will turn our heads to Thanksgiving and dare I say it Christmas.  Come show Happiness is Homemade what you are working on. And don't forget to check out last week's features for even more Halloween Ideas.  hih  

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Thursday Favorite Things

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party

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

Happy Thursday dear friends. I hope your week has been a good one so far. We have been having a great week and the weather has been beautiful. I have walked everyday. 

I am working on sorting out more boxes in the garage and therefore, cleaning out the garage. It feels so good to get rid of somethings. I took a much of stuff to Habit for Humanity. I wanted to have a garage sale, but hubby is against it right now. I will keep some of the better stuff for one after the new year, hopefully.  Maybe things will be better by then. Do you have garage sales? Are you thinking of having one or waiting? 

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, October 20, 2020

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!  

If you tried linking last week and it said the party was closed, I'm so, so sorry.  We had some technical difficulties.  Hopefully, this week will be error-free. With computers, you just never know.

I hope your week is off to a great start. All is good here. We have had some rain this week after a rain free week last week.  The garden is loving the rain however. Why is it that although you water, nothing makes things grow like rain? 

Before we start our main event, let's take a look at our features from last week's party!

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Monday, October 19, 2020

20 Easy Fall DIY Decor Ideas that You’ll Absolutely Love

20 Easy Fall DIY Decor Ideas that You’ll Absolutely Love

Don’t miss the recent Redfin article I was featured in: “20 Easy Fall DIY Decor Ideas that You’ll Absolutely Love” With leaves on the ground and pumpkin spice lattes in hand -- there’s no doubt that fall is in full swing. One of our favorite things about this time of year is all the traditions that come with it, like roasting marshmallows by your backyard fire pit or watching scary movies. But nothing makes it feel like the new season is upon us like decorating our homes with festive, fall decor.

Whether it’s gathering materials from your yard to create warm-colored tablescapes or visiting your local craft store to make a DIY fall wreath, there are many creative and easy ways to embrace autumn in your home. To help inspire your seasonal decorating, we reached out to experts for their most creative -- yet simple -- fall home decor projects. So before the cold temperatures approach and you have to prepare your home for winter, here are 20 easy fall DIY decor projects you need to try out this season:

(Mine is the last one)

Fall DIY Decor Tablescape

1. Shop your home to create a beautiful fall tablescape

Creating fall tablescapes can be as simple as pulling from what is around you. Scour your home for different textures and linens, forage your backyard for flowers and sticks, and bring it all together with small pumpkins and a few candles. Stick to what you love and keep it simple. - Arrows and Bow 

2. DIY seasonal felt flower wreath

Start with a foam wreath and wrap it with yarn. Make a variety of felt flowers and attach a bobby pin to each. Then, adorn the wreath with the felt flowers for whatever season you want. - Vicky Barone


3. Easily create fall DIY decor with items you already own

Adding seasonal decor doesn't have to break the bank. By pulling together items you already own with warm earth tones and adding a few natural elements, you can bring the season of fall indoors. In my kitchen, I used a wooden tray to hold a vase with branches I cut from a tree in my backyard, a simple glass pumpkin, and an autumn scented candle. - Building Bluebird 

Fall DIY Decor Pumpkin Floral Arrangement

4. DIY faux pumpkin arrangement

To create this easy fall DIY decor, you’ll first need to buy a faux pumpkin and floral stems. Then cut out a small circle around the stem of the pumpkin and remove the stem to expose the styrofoam. Finally, assemble the flowers by poking the end of the stems into the foam, filling in around the pumpkin center. If styrofoam shows, you can conceal it with green moss. - The Home Envy 

DIY candlestick holder table centerpiece

5. A rustic DIY candlestick holder

Candles give off such a cozy vibe, and a special scent for all of your spaces. This rustic DIY candlestick holder has to be one of my favorite DIY decor projects to date. Taper candlesticks are fun to change out for each season to add to your table, mantle, or any vignette. - The Curated Farmhouse 

6. Illuminate your fresh DIY fall tablescape

Create a tablescape using what's fresh and in season this fall. Using a table runner (either a cream or white color), place warm decorative winter squash, pomegranate, lemons, limes, fallen leaves, and fresh acorns/pinecones-foliage strewn down the table. Illuminate your fall DIY decor display with various fall color votive candles placed throughout the fall items. - Bringing It Home 


7. The perfect DIY fall mantle

I just can't get enough fall, so much that I decided that I wanted it to be exploding out of our fireplace. Use a pallet to create this super simple and super custom mantle centerpiece, then accessorize with your favorite lanterns, faux succulents, pumpkins, leaves, and decorative ribbon. - From Scratch With Maria 

8. Create a fall centerpiece

Centerpieces that are either set on a table in your entryway or on your kitchen or dining room table are always a nice conversational piece for guests. You can either pick some tree limbs that have some autumn leaves on them to put in a vase, get a few mini-pumpkins and pears and put them in a big glass bowl, or purchase some golden gingko to serve as an accent for a couple of bottles of wine on a place setting. - Mommy's Memorandum 

painted pumpkin fall diy decor idea

9. Copper-dripped pumpkins

Here is a fun and easy no-carve pumpkin decor idea. Take a foam craft pumpkin, paint it white, and drip glue and metallic spray paint on the top. It is a beautiful way to add a little glam to your fall decorations. - Practical Whimsy Designs

10. Fall DIY decor: teardrop swag for your door

Create a welcoming front porch this fall by adding a cozy teardrop swag to your front door. Start with a greenery teardrop base and secure a bow at the top, weaving ribbon throughout the base. Use focal points such as pumpkins or a sign and add picks to create fullness throughout. - Decorator’s Warehouse 


11. Make a dollar tree fall splatter screen pumpkin

Take 3 Dollar Tree splatter screens (cut the handles off of 2 of them) and cover them with the fabric of your choice. Hot glue them together in the shape of a pumpkin with the screen that has a handle on top. Wrap the handle with twine. Embellish with a flower and line the edges of the screens with mop strings. - The Maker’s Map 

12. DIY fall sparkle maple leaf decoration

Use a wooden frame base to make a fall sparkle maple leaf decoration. Draw an outline of a maple leaf and paste fall-colored gem stickers. Be creative with the shapes, shades, and arrangement of the gem stickers to get a beautiful fall sparkle maple leaf. - Decor Craft Design 


13. Metallic foil pumpkins

Have some fun and decorate your pumpkins a little differently this year with foil. Foiling a pumpkin is easier than you think. Grab any fake pumpkin (or real) and paint it with primer/paint, then add a layer of foil adhesive and allow it to dry. Then choose one of the many different metallic foils and transfer the foil to the surface. - Artistic Painting Studio 

14. Repurpose outdoor items for your festive centerpiece

As the days shorten and the weather starts to cool, entertaining makes a move indoors. Empty the terracotta pots from your patio (or any container), bring them inside to repurpose as a casual and charming candlestick collection on your dining room table. Flip them upside down, place the saucers on top, and set a wide pillar candle in the saucer. Tuck fall leaves and a few gourds or small pumpkins between the candlesticks. And just like that, you have a festive centerpiece to celebrate the season in style. - Kehoe Designs

fall diy decor mophead pumpkin

15. Mop head fall pumpkin decor

You can create this super cute fall DIY decor by using a simple mophead and styrofoam pumpkin from the dollar store. Glue the mop head in sections onto your pumpkin and embellish with a stick from the yard for the stem. Easiest project ever. - Southern Crush at Home 

16. A stenciled wooden centerpiece

To celebrate the bounty of the season and fall's display of color, adorn your fall table with a wooden plaque stenciled on each end with a beautiful cornucopia design, a symbol of abundance and nourishment. To stencil your wooden plaque, simply lay the cornucopia stencil on top of the plaque and secure with painter's tape, apply craft paint to desired areas, and remove the stencil to reveal the design. As a finishing touch, display candles and other decor atop the plaque. - The Artful Stencil

17. An easy fall DIY decor idea: a farmhouse wreath 

Create a farmhouse wreath using bleached drop cloth for the perfect fall door decor. Simply bleach (or not) drop cloth, cut into 1-1/2”x9” strips, and tie onto wire wreath form. - The Birch Cottage 


18. Easy fall DIY decor: candy corn vases

Candy Corn vases are a simple fall DIY decor idea you can make in minutes. Plus, you can reuse the vases from season to season. Fill vases with water beads in candy corn colors of clear, yellow, and orange. Then add jack-o-lantern faces or "BOO" cut from black vinyl by hand or with an electronic cutting machine like a Cricut. - Smart Fun DIY 

19. A quick fall DIY decor idea using faux leather

Fall decor is all about the warm autumn colors and textures. A quick tip would be to buy some strips of faux leather and, using brass tacks, tack on the leather strip to a white or wooden picture frame. This layered look can add a warm-colored texture to a stark white frame - Colors and Craft

20. Create a decorative scarecrow using recycled materials

Find a board and round the top edges and cut out a stem at the top center. Paint the lower part and the top orangey/brown to resemble a pumpkin and the stem green. Decorate the scarecrow with hair using yarn and then add a band to cover the hair. Paint on a face, make a nose, and attach a silk flower above the band. For the final touch to your fall DIY scarecrow, add a bow and paint the letters “FALL” down the lower front. - Eclectic Red Barn

Originally published by Redfin


You're The Star - Family Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star - Family Feature Week

Happy Monday. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We had a beautiful one. Warm but not too hot. It was lovely. I got some items painted. Hubby power washed the golf cart. He made a wooden box that fits on the back seat so the dogs can sit in it and not fall off. The box was looking a little shabby so I repainted it. Then a had this cart that I want to put out on the back porch so I cleaned it and painted it. I will share that when it is back together.

What did you do over the weekend? Any special projects that you worked on? Have a great week ahead.

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Welcome to week#3 of the October 2020 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:

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October 2020 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
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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. 
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WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, health, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)

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