Happiness is Homemade #428

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade! We have a new co-hostess on the team, Allyson from Southern Sunflowers! She will continue choosing our features for the month of May. Before we get to this week’s features, let’s check out what’s been going on here on the blog over the past few days. Be sure to head over and link up on Crafty Creators before you go!

Summer break is here for our family, and I’m sure it’s coming for yours too. This week I made an end of the year gift of a beach towel and a color changing tumbler and gave it to my son’s teachers. You can get the tutorial for that gift as well as three different gift tags to customize your own gift with. You can even give these as summer starter gifts for kiddos as well!

End of the year teacher gift featured image 500x500

I was given the opportunity to review Printique’s canvas wall art pieces in exchange for a review of the product. Check out my review for all you need to know before ordering prints, canvases, or lovely photo books.

Gallery wall with Printique canvas hung in the middle with a multi-opening frame below it, our wedding license envelope and my garter in a shadow box on the left of that, and a photo of my hubby and I in a white frame on the left.

I’ve got some more great home decor posts, DIY Father’s Day gifts and end of the year teacher’s gift ideas with free printables (on Tuesday!) upcoming, so make sure you don’t miss them by following me on social media and email. Enter your email address below to get an email when I add a new post, including link parties so you never forget to link up!

This Week’s Features

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade #429!

Are you all looking forward to summer cookouts and barbeques? Your May co-host, Allyson from Southern Sunflowers, has chosen 5 recipes that will be perfect to make and serve at your upcoming outdoor gatherings. Let’s get to the features!

variety of 5 cookout foods


Lois, from Walking on Sunshine Recipes, shares an Easy Classic Deviled Eggs recipe. I think most people think deviled eggs are a given for all Sunday lunches, holiday dinners, and cookouts. Get egg-cited and head over to her blog to see what ingredients make this a classic!

classic deviled eggs in an egg tray

Rebecca, from Strength and Sunshine, shares a great option for any vegans at your summer gathering. Vegan BLT Pasta Salad is gluten-free and allergy-free. Her pasta has the expected flavors of your favorite BLT sandwich. Be sure to visit her blog to get the yummy recipe.

vegan blt pasta salad in bowl

That Guy Who Grills, shows us how to make Grilled Teriyaki Pork Kabobs. They look mouth watering delicious. Head over to the blog for the recipe and then ignite those grills!

grilled teriyaki pork kabobs on the grill

Another classic staple for cookouts, from NancyC, is Creamy Dill Potato Salad. She uses red potatoes instead of regular potatoes and I like the idea of that twist in her recipe. Layer your bowl with lettuce leaves for a nice presentation.

creamy dill potato salad in bowl

Arlene, from Flour on My Face, has the perfect solution to keep us cool and hydrated in the summer heat. Her Frozen Fruit Punch Cups are easy to make and are filled with a variety of fruit. Visit her blog to see how to make her frozen treats!

frozen fruit punch cups


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

Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers

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4 thoughts on “Happiness is Homemade #428

  1. Niki,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and I do sincerely hope that you get to spend a lot more time with Bella….Thanks too for hosting this charming party each week!! It truly is appreciated!!

  2. Thanks so much for including the Creamy Dill Potato Salad in your features this week and hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend! 🙂

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