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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Heartfelt Thanks and a Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

Welcome dear friends. First I want to thank all of your for your kind wishes and concerns during Ian. We are so thankful that we had no damage or flooding. 

I know some of you have family here in Florida. I hope they are all safe and well. 

What a storm. Listening to the wind was so scary. You just wanted it to stop. Fortunately, this week has seen cooler temps and no rain which will help many. We still have thousands of homes without power, although it gets better every day. 

Once again, thank you for your thoughtfulness! 

On to the party!

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Monday, October 3, 2022

You're The Star - Garden Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star - Garden Feature Week

Happy Monday! It's a new week and I am glad that last week is over. Ian came into Florida and we will all remember that devastation it caused. It will be weeks before they will know the extent of the damage but from the news, it has been unbelievable. I feel so bad for all of those in Fort Meyers and Sanibel and the other towns that were devastated by this storm. 

Here in central Florida, we experienced lots of rain and wind but nothing compared to those on the west coast. We still are having flooding issues.

Our home had no damage. Lots of downed branches and leaves. Our yard was almost completely littered with debris and we lost power for 4 days but we were blessed. 

Prayers go out to all of those who were not so fortunate. My God be with you through this difficult time.  
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsjbrldhcx.jpg

WELCOME to the October 2022 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

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.

happiness is homemade 447

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Ian and Thursday Favorite Things Party

Ian and Thursday Favorite Things Party 

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Happy Thursday. Well, I am preparing my party before Ian gets here and we loose power. So far , we have had some rain and a little wind, but it is coming. 

I feel sorry for all of those that are more affected than we might be. At least I hope that is the scenario. We have been watching for so long, I wish it would move faster to get it over with. Oh well, please be safe. My prayers are coming your way.


 Enjoy the rest of your week.

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, September 27, 2022

Hurricanes and Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

Welcome Friends. Well, we are preparing for Ian. We will not get the flooding by lots and lots of rain. I hope our friends in other parts of Florida are safe. What a storm this is and will be. 

I wanted to thank all of you for your kind words about my granddaughter. She is doing much better although she still has some green and purple bruising on her face. On the road to recovery.

Be safe everyone in the path of Ian

On to the party!

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Monday, September 26, 2022

You're The Star - Home Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star - Home Feature Week

Happy Monday. I hope you had an awesome weekend. Ours was good although Ian is very much on our minds. We are hoping it goes west but latest scenario shows it heading east. That means a lot of rain and wind for Florida and my area. I hope everyone who is in Florida is safe.

Have a great week ahead.

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsjbrldhcx.jpg

WELCOME to the September 2022 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Ghost Garland and Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade  Party

 Happy Sunday.  I hope you are having a great weekend. Ours is a little up in the air. Hurricane Ian is certainly on the minds of us here in Florida. We are waiting to see where it is actually going to go. 

We spent yesterday getting things shored up, bought water and hubby filled up the propane tanks and the gasoline cans. 

I do hope Ian shifts west but we will see. Be safe all of you that are in Florida and surrounding areas.

If you missed last week's party, you can check it out here.

I made this ghost garland from wooden ghosts I got at the Dollar Tree. You can see how I made it here.

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Ghosts and Thursday Favorite Things Party

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party

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Happy Thursday and welcome to fall. Can you believe it is the first day of fall? Are you ready? I am looking forward to fall decorating and cooler weather. 

I did get some of my decorations down from the attic, but not all of it. While I was sorting through my decorations, I decided to do something with some wooden ghosts that I found at the Dollar Tree. 
I hope you check it out. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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, September 21, 2022

Dollar Tree Ghost Garland

Dollar Tree Ghost Garland

You can find so many great Halloween items at Dollar Tree as many of you know. I have been finding great items that I can use for decor. This is my second project that I have made from inexpensive items from the Dollar Tree. My first one was about Bats, Branches and Bows that I shared. You can see that project here


When I bought the bats, I also bought some wooden ghosts. I decided to make a garland using them.

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This garland looks great with my Bat Tree. 
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How to make this garland:

- one package of wooden ghosts (8 per package)
- black felt
- glue 
- black/white twine
- white paint

I placed the wooden ghosts on some foil on a cookie sheet and then painted them with white paint. You could do this with a brush or spray paint them. Use whatever you have.

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I painted both sides of the wooden ghosts. Once they were dried, I added some black felt so the eyes would stay out. I cut a piece that would cover the eyes and the mouth. You can use black paper or foam core that they have at the Dollar Tree. 

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The black really makes the eyes and mouth pop.

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Once all of the felt was on, I used some black/white twine that I got at the Dollar Tree. If you can't find black/white twine, you can use regular twine or plain black.

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I just threaded the twine through the hole in the top of the ghost and then hung them on my window that is in my dining room. 

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The post Dollar Tree Ghost Garland first appeared on Eclectic Red Barn.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

First Day of Fall and Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

Welcome to Fall. Oops, the first day of fall is actually, Thursday not Wednesday. Sorry!  Can you believe that fall is here? I am looking forward to it. I actually got my fall decorations down and started to decorate. 

I wish it felt  like fall, but hopefully one of these days. I must admit, we have had a few cooler days. 

I would like to share a story about my granddaughter. She is a freshman in high school. She was chosen to be on the junior lacrosse team and was doing quite well until last Saturday when she got hit with a stick in the face.

My son, scooped her up and headed to the emergency room.  He said she was a trooper through it all. 
I won't share her picture, but she busted her lip, has a broken nose, along with several other cuts. I felt so bad for her.

Your prayers are welcomed. 

On to the party!

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Monday, September 19, 2022

You're The Star - Family Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star - Family Feature Week

Happy Monday and welcome to the party. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We had a cooler day on Saturday and it was so delightful. Have a great week ahead.

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsjbrldhcx.jpg

Welcome to week#3 of the September 2022 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
September 2022 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Cohosts 

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This week is FAMILY feature week
Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
Michelle @ Moms Are Frugal
Kris @ Kris and Larry . com

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Party Time

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade Party

Happy Sunday. Hope your weekend is off to a great start. I'm so glad that you're here to inspire and be inspired by all of the greatness shared on this week's party! If you missed last week's party, you can check it out here.

This Week's Features

Happiness Is Homemade. Share NOW. #happinessishomemade, #linkyparty #eclecticredbarn #hih

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Branches and Bats on Thursday Favorite Things

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party

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Happy Thursday  dear friends. I have been doing some fall creating. I need to get up in the attic and bring down my fall decorations, but that hasn't happened yet. Hopefully, soon.

In the meantime, I put together a couple of projects. One of which is my Bats and Branches project. You can see the complete tutorial here. It is very inexpensive and everything comes from the Dollar Tree. 
Thursday Favorite Things. Share NOW. #linkyparty. #TFT #thursdaayfavoritethings #eclecticredbarn

Enjoy the rest of your week and have a great weekend.

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, September 13, 2022

Bats and Branches on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

Despite the warm weather, I have begun to work on some fall decor. I am jealous of all the wonderful fall and Halloween posts you have been sharing, so I decided to make a Halloween decoration.

This project was quite easy and very inexpensive. You can find the complete directions here.

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On to the party!

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Monday, September 12, 2022

It's Monday and Time for You're The Star

Welcome to You're The Star - Creative Feature Week

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We are still quite hot and lots of rain. They said cooler weather is coming the end of October. Yikes, that seems so far away. I am ready for cool temps.

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsjbrldhcx.jpg

Welcome to the second week of the September 2022 blog hop called "You're the Star"!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Saturday and Time to Party at Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to the Happiness is Homemade Link Party

I hope your weekend is going well. Ours has been very nice although we have had a lot of rain. Each day around 3 or 4 it rains. Well, it is the rainy season, so what can you expect? Fortunately, we have not had any hurricanes so far. I hope it stays that way. 

I'm so glad that you're here to inspire and be inspired by all of the greatness shared on this week's party! If you missed last week's party, you can check it out here.

This Week's Features

Happiness Is Homemade. Share NOW. #happinessishomemade, #linkyparty #eclecticredbarn #hih

Bats, Branches and Bows

Bats, Branches and Bows

I have a very inexpensive project for you and everything comes from the Dollar Tree and your back yard. I call it my bats, branches and bows project. 

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I had to start creating some Halloween decor. I kept seeing all of the posts about fall and Halloween so when I went into the Dollar Tree the other day, I found these packages of bats. 

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The great thing about these bats was that they had clips on the back so I could easily attach them to branches.

Although I liked the bats, I thought I would paint their eyes red. I had some red paint and dabbed it on. You don't need to do this if you don't want to. Hopefully, you can see their red eyes in this picture. 

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I headed in the back yard for some branches. I found one that had some moss on it. That would work well. I gather a couple more sticks. Hubby gave me this blue/green vase on my birthday with flowers in it. Although it is new, I like the shape and color.

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I did place some floral foam in the bottom to hold the branches.  Once the branches were secured, I started to add the bats. 

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Of the 4 packages of bats, I used all of them except for 2. I needed something more.  A bow around the vase. I also found this at the Dollar Tree. First I tied some ribbon around the vase and then made a bow and attached it. 

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While at the store, I also found these Halloween shot glasses, at least that's what I think they are. I wasn't really sure what I was going to use them for, just bought them. 

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I put a tea light in them and put them around the vase. 

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So for $6 I was able to create my Bats, Branches and Bows. I am so excited that I created my first fall/Halloween project. Maybe I will go in the attic and get my fall and Halloween stuff down.


The post Bats, Branches and Bows first appeared on Eclectic Red Barn.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

First Thursday Favorite Party in September

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party

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Happy Thursday and the first one in September. This year is going by so fast. I sort of feel like I was just working on Halloween decor and here I am thinking about it again. Yikes! 

I love seeing all of the fall and Halloween posts. I am starting to get in the fall mood even though the temps are still high. If I wait for for the temps to cool down, it will be after Christmas. lol!

Enjoy the rest of your week and have a great weekend.

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, September 6, 2022

September and the Wonderful Wednesday Party

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

Here it is September. Can you believe it? I see all of the fall and Halloween decor ideas and I am trying to get there, but it is hard when it is so hot. Maybe I should turn my air-conditioning down and make some Halloween items.  lol!

Have a great week ahead!

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Monday, September 5, 2022

It's You're The Star Party

Welcome to You're The Star - Garden Feature Week

Happy Labor Day! I hope you had a wonderful long weekend. We had company all afternoon. My daughter and her friends stopped by and they all went swimming. it was very hot today and the water felt lovely. 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend as well. Have a great rest of your week.

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsjbrldhcx.jpg

WELCOME to the September 2022 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:

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