FFf Eclectic Red Barn: December 2023

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Happy New Year 2024

Happy New Year



May your year be filled with blessings, laughter and love.



Saturday, December 30, 2023

Happy New Year on Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Party Featuring New Year 2024

Welcome to the party and Happy New Year!!! I hope your new year will be wonderful. 


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Thursday, December 28, 2023

Food Ideas for New Year on TFT

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party


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Happy Thursday dear friends.  I hope your Christmas was wonderful. In a few days, it will be a new year. I wish you all many blessings in the coming year. 

I hope you have a Happy New Year. 

Many of my features come from your comments. Don't forget to leave our Linkup Number or Post Title so I can find you and you might become one of my features for next week. 

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Home Features on You Are the Star

Home Features on You Are the Star

Welcome to the party. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was wonderful. I wish you a Happy New Year.

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WELCOME to the December 2023 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

WELCOME to HOME feature week of the December 2023 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts
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Monday, December 25, 2023

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Christmas 2023


Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Christmas 2023

Merry Christmas!!!

Now it is on to Christmas. Have you already started decorating for Christmas? I have chosen some Christmas decor ideas to get you in the mood. 

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This Week's Features:

DIY Wooden Christmas Tree by An Organized Season

Christmas Front Porch and Yard from A Debbie Dabble Christmas

Penny's Vintage Home: Santa's Coffee Corner and Gingerbread Cookies

Free Crochet Christmas Tree Pattern from Birdz of a Feather

Gnome Christmas Cookies From Cake Mix from 24hourfamily.com

Did you know we have a Pinterest Board where all features are saved to?  Save our pins to your own board for your future reference, easy peasy!

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!

This party is published on 6 different blogs so, bloggers, the posts you share get lots of exposure! Many thanks to our hosting blogs for giving us all this opportunity every week!

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, December 21, 2023

Merry Christmas from TFT

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party


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Happy Thursday dear friends.  Christmas is only a few days away. Are you ready? Hubby and I are actually having lunch out today in our small town and enjoying a little shopping. We have enjoyed this holiday relaxing although tomorrow will be crazy and I prepare for Saturday company and then Christmas dinner. 

I gathered some great features for you - some desserts, a yummy breakfast and a lovely drink. 

I hope you have a blessed Christmas. 

Many of my features come from your comments. Don't forget to leave our Linkup Number or Post Title so I can find you and you might become one of my features for next week. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Merry Christmas from WWBH

Merry Christmas from 

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop



I hope you have a blessed Christmas. Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop is taking a break to enjoy the holidays, but we will be back on January 2nd. 

Merry Christmas and Happy new Year!!



Monday, December 18, 2023

Family Posts on You Are The Star

Family Posts on You Are The Star

Happy Monday. Can you believe that Christmas is only one week away. The time goes so quickly. I have been enjoying some quiet time despite the fact that I have bronchitis. I have lots of people coming this weekend so I am trying to take it easy and get well.

I hope you have a Blessed Christmas and a wonderful week ahead.
 
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Welcome to week#3 of the December 2023 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Happiness is Homemade Party White Christmas

Happiness is Homemade Party White Christmas

Welcome to the party!  Well, Christmas is approaching quickly. I am ready but we just added another dinner party 2 days before Christmas. I spent the day thinking about what to make; making grocery lists and shopping for some of the items. I am doing mainly appetizers and some cold cuts for this one.  14 people on Sat and sit down dinner for 12 on Christmas. I am going to be busy, but it is fun and I enjoy having people over.

Now it is on to Christmas. Have you already started decorating for Christmas? I have chosen some Christmas decor ideas to get you in the mood. 

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

A Picket Fence Centerpiece and Thursday Favorite Things

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party


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Happy Thursday dear friends.  I finished most of my baking, except for the desserts for Christmas Dinner. I even had time to go down to visit my BFF. We had a great time, drank a little, ate too much, and laughed a lot. 

I wanted to share my Christmas centerpiece where I used a picket fence. 
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I hope you are enjoying this blessed season. 

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Christmas Posts on WWBH

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the party. Christmas is getting close. I have really been enjoying the time. I got most of my baking done with just a little more to do. I am not sure how I got so organized this year, but loving it. 

I hope your holiday decorating, baking and shopping is going well. Have a great week ahead.
  
We have some great features for you this week, I hope you check them out. Please link up your wonderful posts. 

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On to the party!

Monday, December 11, 2023

You Are The Star Creative Features

You Are The Star Creative Ideas

Happy Monday. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Christmas is fast approaching. I hope you have time to enjoy this beautiful season. Don't forget to remember the reason for the season.

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WELCOME to the second week of the December 2023 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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Saturday, December 9, 2023

Christmas Ideas on Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Party

Welcome to the party!  Christmas is coming fast. I had a nice week with my decorating done and hubby was out of town. I enjoyed the decorations and started to plan my Christmas menu. I also bought all of the ingredients I need to make cookies and candy. That I will start Sunday. it is supposed to rain, so it sounds like a good day to bake. 

Now it is on to Christmas. Have you already started decorating for Christmas? I have chosen some Christmas decor and dessert ideas to get you in the mood. 

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Picket Fence and A Christmas Centerpiece

Picket Fence and A Christmas Centerpiece

As I was thinking of what to use for my dining room Christmas centerpiece, I wondered around the house. I bought this picket fence in PA a few months ago. I wondered how could I use it. I should have taken a picture of just the picket fence, but didn't. 

It was so sunny today as I tried to get pictures. (I am not complaining about the sun - love it)

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It's not everyday you attempt to put a picket fence on your dining room table. I have been known to use some strange pieces for trays. Last year I made a sled (You can see that here) For my autumn tray I used a pelt stretcher, so a picket fence should not be a surprise. 

There are three pieces to the fence, each one is about 16 inches wide and each picket is 20 inches long. So I laid one section down and the others became the back.  I folded the other two pieces to make an upside down "v" so it would stand up.

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Here is the back panel. I love all of the colors and the "chippiness" (is that a word) of the pickets.

I placed a tree on the front panel and then found a large piece of white felt to use as the shirt around it. 
On the one side,  I added a rustic bell, a snowman and some trees.

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On the other side, I added two glass tree ornaments. I didn't want to use them as ornaments, but they look cute as trees here. 

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I added fairy lights to the tree. Although with the sun shining in that window, it makes them blurry.

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I love how it turned out, however, there is not much room on my table when we have Christmas dinner. I will have to move it to the kitchen table and put one of my other pieces on that table so we can place the food on it. 

I hope you enjoyed my picket fence centerpiece. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Holiday Decorating on Thursday Favorite Things

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party


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Happy Thursday dear friends.  Here we are in December. It seems to have arrived too soon. Christmas will be here before we know it. I am mostly ready - house is decorated and most of my packages have been shipped. 

I still have some presents to buy for hubby and some baking to do. I will start baking this weekend. I am making some chocolate covered Oreos for my nephew. He loves them. There is a candy store in PA where my Mom lives that make these but they are expensive so I thought why not make my own. 

How is your Christmas decorating going? Do you bake? Good luck with all of your projects. 


Many of my features come from your comments. Don't forget to leave our Linkup Number or Post Title so I can find you and you might become one of my features for next week. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Happy December on WWBH

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the party and Happy December. Can you believe there are only 20 more days until Christmas!! Yikes! I have all of my decorating done and now getting packages together to mail. 

I a couple of days I will start baking. I am making some goodies for our girlfriend luncheon next week. Are you baking yet? Have you finished decorating? Have a great week.
  
We have some great features for you this week, I hope you check them out. Please link up your wonderful posts. 

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On to the party!

Monday, December 4, 2023

Garden Week at You Are The Star

You're The Star - Garden Week

Happy Monday and welcome to the party. I am so delighted you stopped by. I finally finished all of the Christmas decorating done. Now I can make cookies. I actually got packages ready since hubby is heading to West Virginia to see his grand kids. That saved me from shipping them. I am trying to get the rest of my packages ready to mail early. I have almost all of my shopping done that needs to be sent. Waiting on one package. I will be happy to get them all shipped. 

Have a great week!
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WELCOME to the December 2023 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Christmas Decorating on Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Party 

Welcome to the party!  Well, it's December and that means Christmas is coming. I love this time of year and especially on the blog parties where so many fabulous ideas are posted. I sometimes get carried away checking out all of the posts - but that's a good thing. You never cease to amaze with all of your talent. I am almost done decorating. How is your decorating coming?

I have chosen some Christmas decor ideas to get you in the mood. 

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