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Saturday, February 17, 2024

St Patrick's Day Ideas on HIH

St Patrick's Day Ideas on HIH

Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend is so far.  My daughter and I went to a Vintage fashion show on Saturday. This lady had an exquisite collection of dresses from the 1920s to the 1960s. They were amazing. They had lovely trays of tea sandwiches and desserts. They also had baskets for the silent auction. My daughter won a lovely one all about lemons. 

If you missed last week's party, you can check it out here. As always, y'all make it difficult to choose only five happily homemade items! Keep 'em coming because I love looking at what you share each week. Let's check out this week's features!

This Week's Features

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Valentine Sweets on Happiness is Homemade

Valentine Sweets on Happiness Is Homemade

Valentine's Day is Wednesday. Whether you go out for dinner or make a special dinner at home, I don't think it is complete without something sweet. So today I give you some luscious desserts that might inspire you to make. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day

(Last weeks)

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

Valentine DIYs on Happiness Is Homemade

Valentine DIYs on Happiness Is Homemade

With Valentine's day fast approaching, I thought I would choose some DIY Valentine ideas. Maybe you will fine something that inspires you. (Last weeks)

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

Some of This and Some of That on Happiness Is Homemade

Some of This and Some of That on Happiness Is Homemade

This week is once again a hodge podge of ideas that caught my eye. Welcome to Happiness is Homemade 516 celebrating Food, Valentines and just winter in general. These are a few features that caught my eye, share in the comments what is catching your eye, maybe you can help me pick next week.(Last weeks)

Trust me it is not easy narrowing the features to 4 or 5 each week. Y’all are so creative and fun

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DIY Valentine Table Decorations

Get ready to sprinkle a dash of love onto your Valentine’s Day celebration with some easy DIY Valentine table decorations from Sonata Home Designs

Whether a romantic dinner for two or just a little gathering of sweet and savory tidbits to nibble and nosh, let’s set your table with some color, come style, and a pinch of whimsical creativity!

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CROCK POT LOADED POTATO SOUP

You know what tastes delicious on a cold evening? A thick and chunky, rich and creamy bowl of loaded baked potato soup from Flour on my Face. This delicious crock pot soup recipe is going to become your new favorite potato soup recipe!

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SWEETIE * Vodka and Honey cocktail *

A quick and easy Valentines Day cocktail from Cindy's On Line Recipe Box.

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Valentine Heart Wreath DIY

This simple-to-make Valentine’s Day wreath from Ann's Entitled Life is a fun front door craft. You don’t have to be an experienced crafter to make this valentines wreath; follow the step-by-step instructions in this detailed tutorial to make this fun homemade wreath.

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Fold a Heart-Shape Napkin for Valentines Day

Looking for a quick and easy way to set a Valentines Day table without investing in specialty holiday dishes? Then, learn how to make a draped, heart-shape napkin from Debbee's Buzz

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Saturday, January 20, 2024

Decorating, Drinks and Soup on Happiness Is Homemade

Decorating and Soup on Happiness Is Homemade

This week is once again a hodge podge of ideas that caught my eye. Welcome to Happiness is Homemade 515 celebrating Food, Valentines and just winter in general. These are a few features that caught my eye, share in the comments what is catching your eye, maybe you can help me pick next week.(Last weeks)

Trust me it is not easy narrowing the features to 4 or 5 each week. Y’all are so creative and fun

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

Hodge Podge Ideas on Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade

Hello dear friends. I hope you are staying warm. We are quite cool here in central Florida but not as bad as up north. I just fixed a cup of tea and settled on the couch. Nice indoors. 

This week is a hodge podge of ideas that caught my eye. Welcome to Happiness is Homemade 514 celebrating Football, Valentines and just winter in general. (Last weeks)

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Saturday, January 6, 2024

New 2024 Posts on Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade

Happy New Year Everyone, hard to believe another year has passed us by and 2024 is upon us. There has been so many great features shared with us every week and I truly hope Y’all continue sharing in 2024.

So Lets see what you have been up to.

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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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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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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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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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Friday, November 24, 2023

Christmas Decor on Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Link Party 

Welcome to the party.  It's Bev from Eclectic Red Barn as your hostess for November. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine was wonderful.

Now it is on to Christmas. I am going to start today, taking my fall decor down. Have you already started decorating for Christmas? I always wait to the day after Thanksgiving. 

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

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Sunday, November 19, 2023

Side Dishes on Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Link Party 

Welcome to the party.  It's Bev from Eclectic Red Barn as your hostess for November. I am still focusing on Thanksgiving so I thought I would share some Thanksgiving side dishes. I love side dishes more than the turkey. What about you??

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Saturday, November 11, 2023

DIY Turkeys on Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Link Party 

Welcome to the party.  It's Bev from Eclectic Red Barn as your hostess for November. I am still focusing on Thanksgiving so I thought I would share some Thanksgiving turkey ideas that you can make or even have the kids make. They would look so cute on your table. I hope you find some inspiration.

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Saturday, November 4, 2023

Thanksgiving Desserts on Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Link Party 

Welcome to the party. It's Bev from Eclectic Red Barn as your hostess for November. I am staring out the month with dessert ideas for Thanksgiving. I always like to think about what dessert I am making before any of the other food ideas. Any one else do that? 

I hope you enjoy all of this week's dessert ideas.

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This Week's Features:

Wouldn't these little turkeys look adorable on any table. Lois over at Walking On Sunshine shows how to make these amazing Thanksgiving Oreo Truffles

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You can't have Thanksgiving with out some pecan pie and these Mini Pecan Pie Bites are just the right size. Stop by The Savory Cipolla for the recipe.

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If pecans and pumpkin are not your thing, then maybe this Sourdough Apple Cake is the one for you. Or in my case, add it to the dessert list. 

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Doesn't this Spice Cake Stacks with Cream Cheese Frosting look to pretty to eat? I am sure it would be a wonderful addition to your dessert table.

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Although this is called a bread, it looks to decadent to not be a dessert. Chocolate Cranberry Bread with Chocolate Glaze would definitely be on my table. 

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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 @ Décor 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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Saturday, October 28, 2023

Halloween Time on Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Link Party 

Welcome to the party. It is almost Halloween so set up a fun Halloween dinner for your family, create some last-minute decorations, or make some spooky snacks for your child's Halloween classroom party. Let's get into it!

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This Week's Features

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Patty over at Life is Better Lakeside created this beautiful dancing skeleton tablescape that I think is just fabulous! You have to go over and check it out because there are so many cute things on the table that you just can't see in this photo. Things like skeleton hand napkin rings, different scenes on each bread and butter plate, and serving platters on the ends of the table. Her house is deemed the "skeleton house" in the neighborhood, and I think they named it well!

If you need a quick, easy, and inexpensive treat to send for your child's Halloween classroom party, then these Reese's cup and pretzel witch brooms, made by Jen of Cincy Shopper, are just what you're looking for! Her tutorial shows you how to make these cuties in just a few minutes . There's also a recipe that you can print out and add to your recipe book, but I think once you make these, you'll remember how to do it forever!

This feature isn't Halloween per se, but this Italian sausage in cabernet sauce recipe, by What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine, looks like the perfect Halloween dinner to serve your family or party guests! Doesn't it look like fingers?! The post says that you could serve it over rice, pasta, make a sandwich, etc. Check out the recipe to see all the options!

This easy Dollar Tree Halloween wreath made by Emily of Hunny I'm Home is the perfect last-minute wreath for you to make and hang on your door to welcome trick or treaters. It looks super simple, like something you could make in under 15 minutes! All you need is a wreath form, black spider web to fluff the base, black creepy cloth, and embellishments. Check out her tutorial to see how easily put all of this together!

This Beetlejuice gnome Halloween scarf made by T'onna of Sew Crafty Crochet is a great scarf for you to get started on for next year since Beetlejuice 2 will be coming out! It would also be great to wear during your Beetlejuice Halloween family movie night (go all out with food, drinks, decor, games & more). T'onna is always making adorable scarves for every season and holiday, so be sure to check her post out for this tutorial and other great ideas!

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 @ Décor 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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Saturday, October 21, 2023

Halloween Crafts on Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Link Party 

 Halloween is coming soon and I love fun Halloween decorations.  I'm having so much fun visiting all of your fabulous posts. We have some great features for you this week.  Enjoy!

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This Week's Features

Decorative pillows can be quite expensive, especially holiday pillows. Our own Bev of Eclectic Red Barn made these adorable Halloween pillows using Dollar Tree treat bags, so they were only $1.25! She chose bags made of fabric perfect for outdoor decor. Her tutorial is quick & easy, so be sure to check it out and pin it for later. (Be sure to do that with all of our fabulous features!

This Frankenstein card craft, created by Sam of Simple Everyday Mom, is an adorable idea to create with your kids or even to use in your classroom for our teachers out there! This card would be a great craft to create with your kids for a fun fall afternoon together. You could send them to grandparents, aunts, or friends, and they proudly display them year after year as Halloween decor. I still have cards that my kids made in school or Sunday school that I use as Christmas decorations. I wish a teacher had had either of my kiddos make this Franken-cutie!

Jennifer of Studio 27 came up with the fabulous idea of upcycling a Halloween baking pan that she found at a thrift store into a permanent faux cake decor piece. She used puffy paint so that her Halloween "cake" looks like it actually has icing on it. This is right up my alley since crafting is way more fun for me than baking. I don't think I could make a real cake look this great, lol!

For our last two features this week, I thought I'd bring us a few Halloween adult ideas. Donna of An Organized Season created a Halloween Haunted Mansion themed bedroom which is so cute! She has Halloween decor sprinkled throughout the room, like this apothecary dresser set-up. Check out her full post to see all of the bedroom decor. It's amazing inspiration for your own Halloween bedroom!

Need a little adult beverage for your Halloween party goers, one to liven up the night while handing out candy to trick or treaters, or even one to enjoy in your beautifully decorated master bedroom? Raquel over at Organized Island has the perfect recipe for you- this spooky looking black martini! It might look like something a witch would use to poison her victims, but the ingredients create a delicious concoction everyone's sure to enjoy!

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 @ Décor 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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Saturday, October 14, 2023

Halloween Ideas on Happiness Is Homemade

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party 

Welcome to the 501st Happiness is Homemade Link Party! You have been sharing so many fabulous posts. I love seeing all of them.  We have some awesome Halloween posts to share this week. Without further ado, let's get on to the party.

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This Week's Features

Sunday, October 8, 2023

No 500 on Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade

Holy Moly, today is the 500th episode of the Happiness is Homemade Link up. How crazy is that? Fun fact if you are interested, I started participating back in 2015 as a "Guest Co-Host". Originally the three bloggers that started this fun link up would have a Rafflecopter giveaway" each month to allow a few guest hosts for the month. Fast forward to January 2016 and they invited 9 of the past guest hosts to join as full time hosts.

Overtime hosts came and went and sadly the original three are no longer around but Ducks in a Row, Love my Messy Mess, The Eclectic Red Barn and I have stayed the course. And now we are joined by Decor Craft Design and Life as a Leo Wife. 8 years, almost 9 if you count the guest spots that a few of us have been doing this, episode 103 was January 2016 when we joined permanently.

hih 500 feature

A Little History of HIH

I love this weekly link up. I know many think they are passe or out of date but to me it is a way of discovering not just new idea but new blogs. I went back in my archives as that post is no longer live on my site to check up on all my previous hosts. And it was great to see who is actually still around, Sadly two of the three originals are no longer blogging.

Well enough of a history lesson lets get into the special features for our 500 addition. Selected by each of us this month not just one host, how fun is that. Another fun fact, original the "features" were Most viewed posts not just our favs.

Fab Features for Happiness is Homemade 500

DIY Yarn Pumpkin

Remembering that this weekend is the Canadian Thanksgiving you will see a theme from my features this week. Lets get started with an adorable DIY Yarn Pumpkin Craft from Must Have Mom. These yarn pumpkins will go perfectly on the tiered tray and anywhere else you want a fun pop of color. I am thinking of making these for my name cards for my Thanksgiving Table.

Weight Watchers Pumpkin Soup

So many of us focus on Left over Turkey Soup but how about a tasty calorie friendly Pumpkin Soup. Midlife Healthy Living has shared a Weight Watcher Friendly Soup that I know I will be attempting to recreate. This Weight Watchers pumpkin soup recipe is so easy to make! My WW pumpkin soup recipe is rich in vitamins and minerals while still being low in points.

Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast

And lets follow the calorie friendly recipe with a decadent yet delicious Pumpkin French Toast Dish from Air Fryer Fanatics. Make the perfect fall breakfast with this Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast! If you are dreaming of that cool, crisp fall air and the smells of pumpkin and apples drifting through the air, then you are my kind of person. This Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast will be perfect for your breakfast routine!

Gold Leaf For Fall

And from our very own Craft Decor Design this stunning DIY Fall sign. My first Fall project for this year is DIY Fall Sign Gold Dried Leaves. I made a Fall sign out of used MDF board and some dried leaves. Super easy to make and great looking! 

And my bonus feature because I cannot share a 500 anniversary post without a Tablescape. I love my tables that is for sure. I was a little sad that there were no Thanksgiving "scape" ideas this week but recognize a lot of you are Halloween focused already.

Bone Appetit Table

Halloween is fast approaching and this bone appetit table design from Masterpieces of my Life is the perfect setting for a fun dinner with family and friends. It’s a simple design with a bony theme and a black & white color palette.

rice krispie candy corn

Candy Corn Rice Krispies

Catching Katie's eye this week is the fun Candy Corn treat from Organized Island. Perfectly capturing the look of everyone's favorite Halloween candy, these crispy, chewy, and delicious candy corn treats are not only easy to make but also a festive addition to any spooky gathering. 

Last Shout Out for 500 Episodes of HIH

Just for fun I want back to my Jan 2016 post when the party changed so here is an excerpt for fun:

MEET YOUR NEW HOSTS (2016 edition)

Happiness is Homemade Hosts Collage

Row One:

Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise

Brittany from Mommy on Demand

Lisa from Blogghetti

Row Two:

Michelle from The Painted Hinge

Anne from Upstate Ramblings

Krista from While He Was Napping

Row Three:

Sinea from Ducks 'n a Row

Katie from Love My Messy Messy Mess

Linda from A Labour of Life

Row Four:

Nicole from The Lady Prefers 2 Save

Bev from Eclectic Red Barn

Audrey from That Recipe

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Now Let’s Get To Todays 500th 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 @ Décor 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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