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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Decorating Ideas on Thursday Favorite Things

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party

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Happy Thursday friends.  I hope everyone is well. I spent last night with my friend down in Ft. Lauderdale. I always enjoy spending time with her. We laugh and eat and usually have one drink. neither one of us is a big drinker. 
One of the best parts is she always gives me a wonderful facial. I always feel bad because it get all of the benefits. Of course that is her line of work. I just enjoy it. 

I am heading home today. Have a great day!


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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Travel, Food and Decorating on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope your week is off to a great start. All is well here. The puppies are growing and doing well. All the dogs seem to be handling the addition of the puppies except for Lily. She is almost 16 and almost blind so they scare her when they jump at her. I just put here where they can't get to her. They are keeping me busy. 

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!

Butterflies and Flowers Garland

Butterflies and Flower Garland 

I have this shelf in my family room and I like to make different things for various holidays. I added a string across the bottom to hang items.  I will be getting ready for some Memorial Day items, but in the meantime, I made some butterflies and flowers to go on it.

I haven't finished the top yet, but the garland is done.

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I made three butterflies and two flowers. I had this fun fabric that I used for two of he butterflies. it almost looked liked a quilt fabric, but wasn't. I got it at Hobby Lobby.

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The middle butterfly was made from an old quilt. I got this quilt a number of years ago and it was not in good condition. In fact, it had many holes and was torn but for $2, I knew I could cut it up. I love quilts and have quite a few. I would never cut a good one up but since it was already in bad shape, no problem.

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I used some vintage clothes pins for the centers. If you don't have any, you could just keep them plain. If you are interested in the pattern, email me and I will send it to you. eclecticredbaarn@gmail.com

I played around with it for awhile to get the size I wanted. I actually made the quilted one bigger than the other two. I used a blanket stitch around the edges, but you could stitch it if you want. 

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If you decide to use a clothes pin, make sure you have ones that have a large opening. The newer ones do not have a big enough opening to get the fabric into.  You can see the difference in the ones below. The one on the left is my vintage one and the other one is newer. 

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For the flowers, I just made a pattern that had 5 loops around. I just used some scrap fabric to make these. I did use pinking sheers to cut them out and then used the blanket stitch. 

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For the centers, I used some buttons from my vintage box. 

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So there you have me late spring garland of flowers and butterflies.

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Monday, May 15, 2023

Family Features on You Are the Star

Family Features on You Are the Star

Happy Monday! I hope all the mothers had a wonderful day yesterday. I had a lovely day. Hubby and his brother made dinner for me and my sister-in-law. it was so nice not to cook!

I did make a dessert for us, but they prepared, cooked and cleaned up. We played and cards and just enjoyed the day.

I hope you enjoy your week ahead.

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

Mom's Day on Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade

Happy Mom's Day. I hope your day is filled with family and memories.

Welcome to the Happiness is Homemade Link Party 479.  We are excited about another month of sharing, linking, reading, Pinning and inspiration. 

As I said last week though, when my life gets overwhelming I seek inspiration from all of you. Hoping to get some fun ideas this week with HIH 478, but if you missed HIH478 hop back and see all the fun.

Come dazzle us with what you are making, baking or creating this week.

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Happiness is Homemade Features

It is Mothers Day today, so I am sharing a few fun ideas to celebrate Moms.

Wood Letters and Paper Flowers

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How adorable is this beautiful  wood letter with paper flowers created by our own Life as a Leo Wife. What a lovely gift it would make for that special Mom.

She makes it look so very easy and they make a great statement in your home decor.

Cheesecake Charcuterie Board

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Three Boys and a Dog has shared the cutest charcuterie board, how does a Cheesecake Charcuterie sound to celebrate Moms Day. And to quote our blogger "Once you make this Easy Dessert Charcuterie Board Recipe, you’ll want all the snacks! The great thing about snacking the day away is that you can give your kitchen appliances a much-deserved break."

Hydrangea Wreath

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How fun and summeresque is this Hydrangea Wreath from Anne's Entitled Life. . While not featured as a Mom's Day item on her blog, I think it would make a beautiful gift and help to celebrate how special your Mom is to you. .

Tips to Declutter

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and can we have a week without a Table? Well the picture is a table but the post is all about cutting the visual clutter. And what better way to celebrate Mom then implementing these tips to help her remove the clutter.

and a special non Mom's day prepping for Memorial Day feature.

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How fabulous is this Patriotic Centrepiece from Honey I'm Home? The perfect way to start getting your home ready for the end of the month celebration right?

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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