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Saturday, April 6, 2024

The Eclipse and Happiness Is Homemade

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #526

Welcome to the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #526. We are not in the solar eclipse path on Monday here in Florida. Are you in its path? Are you checking it out. Have a great week ahead. 

My name is Katie from Love My Messy Messy Mess and I am so excited to be hosting for the month of April.

I am so excited for this month - because understandably - it's my birthday month!  I honestly can't remember how old I am turning, I swear all birthdays start blending together after 27, don't you agree?  

Let's get to this week's party - simply scroll down to see all the posts that have been linked up by our participating bloggers!

Miss the party last week? Click here to check it out!

This Week's Features

Asparagus Puff Pastry

We have a U-Pick asparagus patch near us that's going to be growing soon.  We'll go and pick a few pounds for a dirt cheap price, so I need to have lots of recipes to use it all.  Check out this Spring Has Spring Puff Pie - can't wait to try it!

Italian Cream Sodas

The beauty of this beverage is what originally caught my eye, but I'm sure it's the tastiest treat as well!  Try this recipe for Italian Cream Sodas from Kristy at Mommy Hates Cooking.

jute coasters

As we get into the spring and summer seasons, this tutorial for Farmhouse Style Braided Jutee DIY Coasters is the perfect project to lighten up your decor in a cost effective and coastal chic way.  

texas eclipes cookies

Where I live is going to be in the direct path of the solar eclipse - we will be seeing totality here!  What a great way to celebrate this celestial event with these Giant Texas Eclipse Brownie Top Sugar Cookies, what a cool idea!

I've made a huge effort to get back into reading again and am pretty proud of the progress I've made.  I used to have the terrible habit of dog-earring pages.  Instead I should make one of these Decoupage Bookmarks - easy and cute!

Bonus Feature

There were just too many posts at the last Happiness is Homemade link party and I had to include this fun kids craft - Easy Coffee Filter Flowers.  Perfect for little ones to help add to the beauty of spring as the flowers come out of the ground!

Let's Get To The Party!

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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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  1. Thanks so much Bev! We're not in the path for the eclipse either, but I have a friend that's going to Arkansas to view it, I can't wait to hear what he says! I'm thrilled to be a feature this week. Have a great week~

    1. Jenna,
      I hope your friend had a great experience with the eclipse. You are always welcome for the feature. Enjoy your week.

  2. Thank you for featuring my Giant TEXAS ECLIPSE Brownie Top SUGAR COOKIES! Dallas is also in the path of totality and hoping the clouds cooperate and hold off until later afternoon! Have fun and thank you for hosting this month!

    1. Cindy,
      You are so welcome for the feature. the cookies are perfect for the eclipse. I hope you had a great experience.

  3. Thanks Bev for co-hosting Happiness is Homemade #526. Love the features. My shares are #42,45, 47, 48, and49. Have a great week. Nancy Andres @ Colors 4 Health.

    1. Nancy,
      I love April too. As sweet month, it is also my Mom's birthday. This year she will be 99.
      I read my bible each day as affirmation of God's love.
      Thanks for the wonderful post.

  4. Happy Birthday month - at this age (after 27) it's truly a month long celebration. Thank you for the inspiring ideas and recipes - GREAT party as always. I brought CHICKEN & CHEESE ENCHILADAS, SLOW COOKED CHEESY MEATBALLS and TOMATILLO CHICKEN Have a WONDERFUL week.

    1. Tamy,
      It is not my birthday but our hostess Katei's birthday. I agree that we should celebrate all month long. Thanks for the great recipes.
      Have a wonderful week.

  5. Thanks Bev for co-hosting Happiness Is Homemade! I enjoy sharing as well as getting new ideas!! - Patty


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