FFf Eclectic Red Barn: October 2021

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Party

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade Party

Happy Halloween, and welcome to Happiness is Homemade! We're so glad you're here to share and explore with us. I will miss the Halloween decorations, but I still have the fall ones that will be up through Thanksgiving. 

We have had some really beautiful cool weather. it certainly reminds me of Halloween nights up north. We don't get many kids for Trick & Treat, just the neighbor's son. I miss the days when we had around 100 kids show up. Times have certainly changed. Do you still have lots of kids at your door? 

Have a wonderful Halloween and a beautiful Sunday.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Thursday Favorite Things Party

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party

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

Happy Thursday!  Halloween is right around the corner. Are you ready? I thought I would share some more Halloween posts just in case you need some last minute ideas. 

Our weather is turning cooler, just in time for Halloween. Nights are in the upper 50's and highs in the mid 70's. I am enjoying having the doors and windows open. I hope you are having great weather too. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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.  

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Easy Halloween Treat

Easy Halloween Treat

Halloween is right around the corner. If you are looking for an easy Halloween treat to make,  then these Brownie Ghosts are for you.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to the last week of October. Halloween is this coming weekend and we hope everyone has a safe, fun, & spooktacular time.  Let's continue with this festive time of year.  Join this week’s blog hop to find inspiration from dozens of bloggers for all things home and family including crafts, decor, DIY, fashion, recipes, fitness, gardening, travel, home improvement, and so much more!  
  fall decorations of pumpkins and leaves on a rustic wood table top  

Monday, October 25, 2021

You're The Star - Home Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star - Home Feature Week

Happy Monday! Can you believe there is only one more week in October. Yikes, this month went really fast. I am really enjoying all of the fall and Halloween posts, but soon I guess we will move onto Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

I hope you had a wonderful week ahead.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Upcycled Dresser

Upcycled Dresser

My inlaws moved to a new place. As we were clearing out their old place, there were a number of pieces that they didn't want. This dresser was one of them. I liked the size of it so I decided to give it a facelift.

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When I began redoing this dresser, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. I was telling my DIL about it and she said she wanted it for her daugher's room. She already had a grey dresser in there but needed more storage space. 

The other piece she had some decorative scroll work on it, so I decided to add some to this piece as well.

Here is the original dresser. 

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The top drawer had these plastic pieces on it. They were about 3/4 inch wide. 

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Of course those came off. I was able to place the scrolly things over the holes. 
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For the paint, I use linen chalk paint and added in some dark grey to get this color. I didn't measure, just kept adding the dark grey until I liked it.  

For the handles, I sprayed them white. As you can see, they were too while for the piece. So I took some of the dark grey and brushed it lightly on the handles. 

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The legs on the dresser were the best parts. 

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The top was in great shape, just ugly. I didn't get a chance to do any staging with this piece, since hubby was heading up to her house and he loaded it up. 

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So here is my before and after:

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She was so happy with it that she didn't want to put it in her daughters room. Instead, she put it in her bedroom.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Party

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade Party

I am so glad you're here to join us for the 398th Happiness is Homemade link party! I have been loving seeing all of the fall and Halloween posts. It is so hard to pick only a few features, but know that we enjoy seeing all of your posts. Please continue to share them.

 Before we get to the party, let's take a look at this week's features.

I thought I'd get a few non-Halloween features in this week, and one is this post by Krafty Planner. In it, she gives us 7 tips to practice an attitude of gratitude. With Thanksgiving coming up next month (in the US) and the state of the world, we can forget all of the good that we still have. 

Along the same lines of that is these adorable worry jars by Must Have Mom. They are too cute. Little ones are affected by external forces just as much as we are, if not more. With this idea, your child can write down their worries and let them go, as they put the paper in the jar. I like her idea of making this a cares jar and giving them all to God.

Ok, now back to Halloween! These felt flags by She's Crafty Crafty are so cute. I have a ton of felt with nothing to do with it. Much of the sheets are fall colors, so this is the perfect project to use them up. She mentioned how cute these would be in the hands of a toddler in a wagon going trick or treating. I agree!

Lisa over at Fresh Vintage by Lisa S created these adorable printables to add to a bottle for a quick and easy Halloween decor piece. It looks perfect on her brown bottle. Who doesn't want to upcycle something you'd throw in the trash into beautiful decor?!

Y'all this next post is unbelievable. I found it and asked her to submit it to Happiness is Homemade. Linda from Life and created this Hallow-queens tablescape, and it's gorgeous! Who wouldn't die to be at this Halloween party?! Get it?

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 @ D├ęcor 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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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Thursday Favorite Thing 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 is doing much better. The weather has been so delightful. Cool mornings and sunny days. Leaves are falling here in Florida too.

I wish we could have this weather all though the winter. I love having the doors and windows open. 

I love seeing all of the fall and Halloween posts. So this week, I picked some fall and some Halloween posts. I hope you enjoy them.

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 19, 2021

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

We are already past the midpoint of October and the holiday season seems to be getting into full swing! Halloween is almost upon us and the crisp air is settling in across many parts.  Based on the wonderful posts being shared here, we seem to be embracing it. Join this week’s blog hop to find inspiration from dozens of bloggers for all things home and family including crafts, decor, DIY, fashion, recipes, fitness, gardening, travel, home improvement, and so much more!  

closeup of large pumpkin   Welcome to another week of the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! We are so glad that you are here and hope you find something new to love every week you arrive.  If you are a blogger, then be sure to link up below. You may be our next feature! A friendly reminder to our guests that as a courtesy to the hosts, we ask that you follow every host on at least one social media channel. Before we get this party started, let’s meet the hosts and check out this week’s featured favorites.  

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Monday, October 18, 2021

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 are having some cooler weather and it feels like fall. I had the doors and windows open and it was so nice. We have been very warm so this cool down was a welcome change.  How is your weather? Has it cooled down?

Have a great week ahead!

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Party

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade Party

Happy Sunday! I am so glad you're here to join us for the 397th Happiness is Homemade link party!  I am enjoying seeing and visiting everyone's wonderful posts that have been linked up. You guys are so talented, and you make it hard  to choose only five features! Before we get to the link party, let's take a look at this week's fantastic features.

Thursday, October 14, 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 good so far. Mine is doing better. I still have some bad days but getting by. I want to thank all of you again for your kindness, thoughts, and prayers.

I was able to get most of the comments returned. Still a few to do. I love seeing all of the fall and Halloween posts. 

This week I am picking Halloween posts ideas. I hope you find some inspiration.

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 12, 2021

Fall Pumpkin Bars

Fall Pumpkin Bars

I was cleaning up some of my old recipes and came across the pumpkin bars. They appeared in a Taste of Home in 2004. I don't remember ever making them, but I had all of the ingredients on hand so I said, "why not today". Do you save old magazines that have recipes? I could not believe how many I had and that was not counting all of my cook books. 
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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

The leaves are changing and the days are cooler so let's find out what the season brings in this week's Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! Join this week’s blog hop to find inspiration from dozens of bloggers for all things home and family including crafts, decor, DIY, fashion, recipes, fitness, gardening, travel, home improvement, and so much more! 

Welcome to another week of the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! We are so glad that you are here and hope you find something new to love every week you arrive.  If you are a blogger, then be sure to link up below. You may be our next feature! 

Before we get this party started, let’s meet the hosts and check out this week’s featured favorites.  

MEET THE HOSTS 

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Monday, October 11, 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. Mine was very nice. I spent Saturday night with my BFF. She knew I needed some time with her to laugh. It was so nice. We had a great time. 

I hope your week ahead is great. 


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Welcome to the second week of the October 2021 blog hop called "You're the Star"!

WELCOME to CREATIVE feature week of the October 2021 "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
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 September 2020 "You're the Star" blog hop)

DIY Fabric Pumpkin Garland by French Creek Farmhouse
DIY Fabric Pumpkin Garland


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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, October 9, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Party

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade Party

Happy Sunday.  I am heading home after a visit to my friend in southern Florida. After dealing with losing my sister, she thought it would be nice for me to get away. She was right. There is nothing like a girls night. 

I am so glad that you're joining us for the 396th edition of Happiness is Homemade! Here you can share and find inspiration for everything homemade: recipes, crafts, gardening, home decor, and much more. Before we get to the party, let's take a look at this week's features.



Thursday, October 7, 2021

Thursday Favorite Things Party

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party

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

Happy Thursday!  I want to thank you all again for your kindness and prayers for my sister. I wish I could say I am back to normal, but that is not the case, however, I trust that the Lord knows best and I know she is with him. 

I hope that your week is going well. I am trying to get back into responding to comments. Working on it. 

Picking fall ideas for this week.

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 5, 2021

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to October and the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! Join this week’s blog hop to find inspiration from dozens of bloggers for all things home and family including crafts, decor, DIY, fashion, recipes, fitness, gardening, travel, home improvement, and so much more!  
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Monday, October 4, 2021

You're The Star - Garden Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star - Garden Feature Week

Happy Monday. I hope you had a great weekend. It's a new week and a new month. I love seeing all of the fall and Halloween decor ideas and recipes. Fall is so lovely as the weather starts to cool down some.  Enjoy your week ahead.


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WELCOME to the October 2021 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Party

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade Party

Happy Sunday. I am back home after two weeks. The funeral was difficult but we made it through somehow. It was very difficult for my Mom. We are worried about her. I hated to leave her but we had to get back home. 

I want to thank you for your concerns and prayers. I really appreciate it. It meant so much to me.

I hope to get back to comments this week. 

Before we get to the party, let's take a look at this week's extremely hard to choose features. It is the first week in October, so you may see a bit of a Halloween theme. It's not necessarily on purpose, I just love decorating for Halloween!

This Week's Features

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