FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Post Ian and Happiness Is Homemade Party

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Post Ian and Happiness Is Homemade Party

Post Ian and Happiness Is Homemade Party

Ian has left Florida and has delivered such destruction. We were very lucky, no damage to our house or our family homes. Our power went out Wednesday evening and it finally came back on tonight. 

We had a lot of debris and branches in the yard.  We filled up 30 garbage cans and then I stopped counting. I love having over an acre of land, but the last two days, I would have liked less land. After two days of racking and dumping, the yard is finally back to normal. I wish I could say the same for me. I have blisters on top of blisters and I am exhausted. 

At least we have our home. I can't imagine all of those whose homes were destroyed. It was difficult to watch all of the devastation. It seemed like it was going to be  rather quiet season for hurricanes. You just never know.

Happy October and can I say it please… I am so Happy I live in a World with Octobers. What a fun month, Fall has started, Canadian Thanksgiving and yes Halloween. And the start of Q4 for all the bloggers. OMG what a month. Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Ready For October.

This is my month, I love hosting for October,. All the other months my amazing co-hosts share their favs. This month, A Labour of Life gets to share her love of Fall, Canadian Thanksgiving and Halloween, for this Canadian it is an amazing time of year. Today, I celebrate Fall in all its glory. Muted Pumpkins, Rustic Decor and all the things to sip and savour. Come show us what you are working on.

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Celebration of Pumpkins aka Ghourd Delight

This week, a return to all things Fall. Celebrating everything Pumpkin, from food, to drinks to decor, it's all about the Ghourd.

First up is the cutest little pumpkin patch sign from Must Have Mom. Y'all know how much I love my Dollar Tree crafts, good lord I have pinterest boards dedicated to every season celebrating Dollar Tree. So this fun idea, caught my eye. Turning a Reception Sign for a wedding into a Fall Statement was too cute to pass up

pumpkin sign from dollar tree

Cheers to Pumpkin Martini's

Next up from Organized Island is a fun and festive Pumpkin Spice Martini. This festive drink is great for a fall cocktail party or for a Thanksgiving cocktail. And made with just three ingredients. Not sure about you but this just got added to my Thanksgiving Dinner Menu.

pumpkin martini

Where's the Mousse

The Savory Cippola is treating us to a decadent Fall Dessert. This decadent no-bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse is made with super easy ingredients and is a delicious twist to a classic pumpkin dessert that comes together in no time.

pumpkin mousse

Pumpkin Decor Around the Home

How cute is the Fall refresh from Penny's Treasures? Just a quick and easy refresh in some non traditional fall colours.

pumpkin mantle decor

Seems odd for me not to share a fun fallscape table, but I really wanted to stick to a pumpkin theme this week for you, Canadian Thanksgiving is next weekend so share some fun ideas for me to use, got a fun table idea, a new dessert or a Turkey surprise?? Hit me up with a new link.

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On to the Party!

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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  1. I'm glad to hear you're okay! What a horrific storm - prayers for everyone in the path. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your week!

  2. Glad to hear you're safe, Bev. I hope you have a restful week!

  3. Bev,
    Glad to hear that you are safe and sound but sorry that you had to do so much clean up...
    I do LOVE October...It is second best only to December!!
    Thanks again for hosting this charming party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  4. I'm so glad your family is well. We're both so lucky in terms of loss thru Ian. My heart is sad for so many communities that were destroyed. My links today are #32 #33 #34

  5. So glad you're safe. The mess after is always the hardest. I truly appreciate you for taking the time each week to host this wonderful party especially post Hurricane Ian! I brought SUN DRIED TOMATO VINAIGRETTE, GRILLED SHRIMP SALAD with LIME VINAIGRETTE and RASPBERRY RICOTTA CAKE . I hope you have a great week.

  6. So glad you were all safe from the hurricane! It was so devastating to see the loss of life and a;; the property damage left behind. Thank you hosting every week. I am #108 this week.


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