Happiness is Homemade #395

I’m so glad you’re here this week to join us for Happiness is Homemade! Here you can share and be inspired by lots of posts for crafts, recipes, home decor, DIYs, gardening, family ideas, and much more. For the month of October I, Niki from Life as a LEO Wife, will be your hostess. I can’t wait to dive in to all of the amazing posts that you lovely ladies (and any gents) share with us. Before we get to this week’s features, let’s take a look at what’s gone on here on Life as a LEO Wife over the past week.

It’s finally October! To ring in the Halloween season, I created this free printable for you to place in your kitchen near your coffee pot. It says “Hocus Pocus I need coffee to focus,” and you can print it as an 8×10 or a 5×7. I also made an SVG file available for you use as a cut file. In this post I show you how to cut and use a stencil on canvas without any bleeding. I used the hocus pocus cut file in that tutorial.

I wrote this post on how scientists and doctors use lamb’s blood to create antivenom for snake bites. That’s so wild! I love that God could’ve made any animal or plant to best combat poison, and He chose Lambs. I believe that you will enjoy the article comparing the poison of sin in our lives and the life saving antivenom made possible by the Lamb of God!

selective photography of white lamb on hay
Photo by Paul Seling on Pexels.com

On to the Party!

It is the first week in October, so you may see a bit of a Halloween theme. It’s not necessarily on purpose, I just love decorating for Halloween!

Our first feature is this scary good pirate shipwreck wreath by Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz. She outdid herself with this! In the post she was kind enough to give us all a tutorial so that we can make our own. I don’t think mine will quite live up to hers because, well, just take a look.

This wreath by Ann at Ann’s Entitled Life is an adorable and very budget-friendly Halloween wreath. This wreath uses sheer mesh from Dollar Tree, and it’s more like tulle than regular deco mesh. You can see the difference between the sheer mesh used in this super cute wreath and the regular deco mesh by checking out my spiral deco mesh witch hat wreath. Ann’s wreath is adorable, and you can made it in about an hour!

Every year I go all out on a family Halloween movie, food, and game night themed around a movie our kids pick. These easy mummy Oreos from Walking on Sunshine Recipes are the perfect quick and easy Halloween themed food to add to our family movie night. They are made from regular pre-made Oreos so you can make them in no time!

I love these little buffalo check painted pumpkins made by Shelley from Calypso in the Country. They are so cute, and very easy to make. No need to break out the painters tape and wait ages for portions to dry!

These adorable drinks with orange slice pumpkin toppers from The Kitchen is My Playground are perfect for a Halloween party or movie night. You can go all out and make the included orange creamsicle recipe, the pumpkin topper, and add jack-o-lantern faces on the glass or make them as simple as an orange soda with the orange slice topper.

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 @ 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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7 thoughts on “Happiness is Homemade #395

  1. Niki, you are all so kind to feature my pirate wreath, with such generous compliments too! It was a creative challenge but so happy my sister and her family loved it. I love Halloween too, mostly because of all the happy memories I associate with it growing up and then my two boys.

  2. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful party! I appreciate your featuring my Halloween Deco Mesh Spider Wreath!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting Niki. I absolutely love the features this week. It never ceases to amaze me how much inspiration I always find here! Thank you again and I wish you a wonderful week ahead! By the way… your coffee printable is the cutest thing ever!

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