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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Party

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade Party 

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!

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #378 - it's June and summer is here!! 

Let me tell you how hard it was to pick just four of my favorite posts from last week's party, so I added an honorable mention, too!

This Week's Features

I love adding nature elements for decor in our house.  I think these simple Wood Scrapes to Drink Coasters by Maya of The Little Treasures make for a great touch and fun project.  These would also make a great hostess or home warming gift!

I am always looking for new inspiration in creating our fairy garden and I certainly found it there!  Debbie of Debbie-Dabble Blog came up with some adorable little set ups in her blog post Fairy & Gnome Gardens in the Patio.  There is just something so fun and whimsical about a fairy or gnome garden!

Being in a farmhouse I have a great appreciation for the look of some festive bunting.  This  DIY Patriotic Picket Fence Bunting from Tiffany at TeeDiddlyDee looks so darling and super sturdy for our crazy weather here.

I'm all about refreshing fruity drinks and my mouth INSTANTLY began to water when I saw this post.  So I had to pick it as a feature - thanks Raquel of Organized Island for sharing this recipe for Strawberry Iced Tea with us!


We love chicken wings and thisrecipe for Hawaiian Style Chicken Wings is definitely a good one and is on my menu for a meal this summer!

Thank you for joining us this week whether you are a blogger sharing your latest posts OR a reader enjoying all of the inspirational shares!  

Don’t forget to drop by and say hello to all our hostesses, they always appreciate your visit!

Here are all of our hostesses at Happiness Is Homemade!

Linda @ A Labour of Life

Sinea @ Ducks ‘n a Row

Beverly @ Eclectic Red Barn

Katie @ Love My Messy Messy Mess

Mel @ Décor Craft Design

Niki @ Life as a Leo Wife

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!

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  1. Thank you very much for hosting! I hope you are having a great time. Take care!

  2. So sorry to hear about your mailbox, Bev. What a way to start the day!

  3. Wow! That was a crazy start to your day. When we lived in SC we lived near a large lake and the boater traffic was downright crazy on AND off the water! Chalk this one up to inexperience.
    Sharing BBQ Chicken Thighs, Costco Summer Finds, and Happenings on the Homestead.
    Have a great week! And hopefully quieter!
    Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead

  4. Have a wonderful Sunday, and thanks for hosting!

  5. Omigosh, what a crazy morning Bev! Glad everyone is okay and he didn't drive into your house or anything - sounds so dangerous! I hope you have a calmer week. xx

  6. Oh dear Bev! So sorry! A few weeks ago we had our mailbox taken out by a bulldozer doing concrete work. Our neighbor witnessed it as the contractor left. I had to call the municipality in order to get it replaced. But with Covid, replacing the post is going to take awhile as we have to wait for them to come from overseas. We're also waiting for them to repair the lawn. Hope you have better, quicker remedy.

  7. Bev,
    Sorry to hear about the mailbox mishap!!
    Thanks so much for the feature!! I gave you a Shout Out on Face Book and will do so in my next post too!! Thanks for hosting such a lovely party each week!!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  8. Wow, Bev, what a crazy story regarding your mailbox! It is a good thing your neighbors were out to witness it and let the guy know he hit it. Hope it gets fixed quickly! By the way, a big thanks for featuring my Patriotic Picket Fence Bunting! I was sure tickled to see it here! I hope you have a wonderful week to come...It's got to be better than your last! :)

    Tee xo


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