FFf Eclectic Red Barn: June 2021

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Thursday Favorite Things Party

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party

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

Happy Thursday!  I hope your week has been great so far. Mine has been good. We had have lots of rain. Today was pretty good with only some sprinkles. The plants, veggies and flowers are loving it. 

The rain forced me indoors to work on some sewing. I made drapes for my she shed door and one pillow for outside. I was working on the other pillow when the zipper that I put in broke. No matter what I did, I could not get it fixed. I ripped it out and had to go and get a new one. That was frustrating, but what can you do?

I also began working on a rag type wreath. Hopefully, I will get it finished soon, if it continues to rain. If not, outside projects will take over. 

What have you been up to? Making lists for summer projects that you want to complete, trips you want to take, or staycations you might be planning? 

Have a wonderful day!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Happy middle of the week (almost) - who's counting, right? Can you believe it is the middle of June?  Kids are out of school and summer is almost officially here. Life is good!

We finally got some much needed rain the last couple of days. Although I wanted to work on some outdoor projects, I was able to finish up some indoor projects.  I made two pillows and made some drapes for my she shed door. I was glad to get them off my list. I guess rain is good sometimes!

Any summer plans or projects for you?

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Monday, June 14, 2021

You're The Star- Creative Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star- Creative Feature Week

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours was great. I got a couple of projects done, planted my banana trees and planted some other flowers.  We had some much needed rain yesterday. You can water everyday, but there is nothing like rain water to make things look great. The banana trees seemed to be happy. 

The rain also brought the temp down. We went from around 93 to 85. I know I will like that for the next few days. Are you having warm temps or are you having rain and cooler temps? 

Have a great week ahead.

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Welcome to the second week of the June 2021 blog hop called "You're the Star"!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:

BLT Dip. Share NOW. #dips #appertizers, #bacon #blt #eclecticredbarn
WELCOME to CREATIVE feature week of the June 2021 
"You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your CREATIVE week Hosts 


This week is CREATIVE feature week
Swing by the Creative hosting Team's blogs:
Colleen @ Butterfly in the Attic
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)

Cross Pollination Bag by EyeLoveKnots
Cross Pollination Bag, Crochet Pattern Review on EyeLoveKnots

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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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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Party

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party

Happy Sunday dear friends. It has been a hot weekend so far but rain is expected to come today and cool things down. We certainly need the rain. I think it is to be a rainy week but that would be fine since I have ironing and sewing to do. 

I got several things off of my list, but 3 more things went back on. We finally planted our mini banana trees. I wanted to get them in before the rains came. I finished two projects that I will be sharing soon. 

Hope you have a great upcoming week. 



I love making dips, do you? I find that there are just so many wonderful recipes and I sometimes would just rather eat dips than a dinner. So I decided to have a dip party dinner. It was just family.  I asked everyone to bring a dip. They had to tell me what they were bringing so there would not be duplicates. 

I decided to make this BLT Dip. The best part about the dip is that it is best to make it the night before. My kind of dip. 

BLT Dip. Share NOW. #dips #appertizer #entertaining #eclecticredbarn #bacon

Since I had never made this before, I checked reviews. The original recipe calls for 2 pounds of bacon. I was having a hard time seeing that much bacon being used.  After reading the reviews, I took suggestions from several and came up with mine. 

I only used 1 pound of bacon and that was plenty. I also used Rotel tomatoes with green chilies although you can use fresh tomatoes. (that's what the recipe calls for) Just make sure you drain the Rotel very well.  

I cut the bacon into sections so it would cook faster. One person used real bacon bits. That's your choice. I saved some bacon and Rotel tomatoes to put on top. 

BLT Dip. Share NOW. #dips #appertizer #entertaining #eclecticredbarn #bacon

Aside from cooking the bacon, the recipe is rather easy. Mix mayo, sour cream, bacon, Rotel tomatoes and green onions together and chill over night. Serve with crackers, chips, or my favorite Stacies Chips. 

Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. It is definitely a keeper. This would be great for the 4th of July. 

Recipe                                                                                             Print

BLT Dip. Share NOW. #dips #appertizer #entertaining #eclecticredbarn #bacon

2 cups mayo
1 cup sour cream
1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 can Rotel Tomatoes with Green Onion, well drained (or 6 fresh tomatoes, diced)
3 green onions, chopped
Additional bacon and diced green onions
Assorted crackers, chips

In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, bacon, tomatoes and onions. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with bacon and onions if desired. Serve with crackers or chips.
The post BLT Dip first appeared on Eclectic Red Barn.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Thursday Favorite Things Party

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party

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

Happy Thursday!  Hello my dear friends. I hope your week has been going great. Mine has been quite busy. I actually made a list of a number of projects that I wanted to finish this summer or in the next couple of weeks. 

Well, it has been going quite well, except for the fact that I keep adding to the list. I cross one item off and add about 3-4 more. lol!! I think I have enough projects around the house to keep me busy all summer, especially when I keep adding new ones. 

Do any of you do that? Please, don't let me be the only one adding onto her list. 

Have a wonderful day!
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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop Party

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday everyone. I don't know about you but we are having hot temps here in central Florida. It certainly feels like summer. I am working on stripping a shelf - too many coats of paint. 

How is your week so far? Is it summer where you are?

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

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How to be a good wedding guest

How To Be A Good Wedding Guest


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Snickerdoodle bars with cinnamon ice cream

Recipe: Snickerdoodle Bars with Cinnamon Ice Cream


Splurge and Save

Splurge vs Save - Home Decor Ideas


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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Party

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Happy Sunday.  Our Saturday started off with a bang and I do mean a big loud bang. I was sitting in the living room drinking my tea when I hear an explosion. I looked out the window to the front yard and saw that someone had hit our mail box and pieces of it were everywhere.  

Now our mailbox is solid brick with concrete block inside. The had actually pulled it out of the ground. I run out, still in my pjs and no shoes. I see this guy up the road has stopped, He was pulling a pontoon bout. My neighbor who lives 5 houses up heard it and came down. Hubby is somewhere walking so I don't know where he is. 

My neighbor goes after the people who now consists of another family, his Dad and uncle and tells them they need to fix my mailbox. I run in the house to get some clothes on and shoes and call hubby. By the time he gets back, the guys are there and we are cleaning the debris from the road that landed around 60 feet from the mailbox.

The speed limit is 25 and at the end of the street is a park and boat ramps. He damaged his boat so bad and it ripped the mirror off of his truck. I asked if he realized he hit something and he said no. He was 20 years old and no way was he going 25. No one does that on this road. 

We raked pieces of brick out of our yard and back around 40 feet.  They came back and removed all of the broken mailbox and debris and actually put a post in the ground and managed to straighten out the mailbox from within the brick and screwed it on. What a morning!

I hope your Saturday was much better. Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Thursday Favorite Things Party

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party

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

Happy Thursday!  I hope your week is going well. I can't believe it is Thursday already. I think with Monday being a holiday, that it made the week go faster. 

I am heading down to Davie today to see my friend. I have not been there for 2 months. I need a girls night and she said she needs one too. I know we will be laughing all evening. 

We have finally opened up here at the stores and even the library, it is like normal. You only have to wear a mask if you have not had your shots. It is so wonderful to see people's faces, instead of just their eyes. 

What is happening in your neighborhood? Do you still have to wear a mask?

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Weekend (those in the U.S.) Ours was nice, a little quiet. Our daughter went to Vermont to spend some time with her brother and family. The in-laws came over for a cook out. 

Hubby and I did some yard work and worked on some projects. We are working on repairing an old window. Hope to show you soon.

Have a great week!

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

A Special Clothes Pin Holder

A Special Clothes Pin Holder

I know that many of you don't hang out your clothes. In fact, of the four sisters, only myself and my youngest sister do. My other two sisters never have. My Mom always did and so did my grandmother. I guess we inherited it from them.

I think there is nothing better than crawling into bed  with sheets that have been hung outside to dry. Even hubby, ohhs and ahhs at the scent and feel of them.

So when I was in Pittsburgh last month, my sister said her clothes pin bag had fallen apart. I thought I would make her something special. 

Clothes Pin Bag. Share NOW. #clothespins #laundry #washday #hangingclothes #eclecticredbarn

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