Happiness is Homemade Link Party #434

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade! For the month of June, Mel from Decor Craft Design will be choosing our features, but before we get there, 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!

My husband and I got covid, and I have a severe neutrophil disorder, which means, basically that I don’t much of an immune system. It has a clock on my life, but God won’t take me until He needs me! I was very lucky to have not gotten an earlier strand of the virus. My doctor was so worried because he lost a young woman with similar immune system disorder. God kept his hand on me, and we got omicron. Even still it kicked my behind and still had to go to the doctor. I have a surgical port, and that allowed me to not have to stay in inpatient care. They can access my port and leave it accessed until I have meds and fluids for as many days as needed. Every day I go to get treatment, then go home for the night. This port is the best thing since sliced bread lol! Needless to say, I only got a post this week instead of my normal three.

I found some great beachy print fabric a few weeks ago. You might remember it from my DIY rope tray and coaster set and sitting in my upcycled thrift store basket. The reason I bought it was to cover some throw pillows with for the summer. I don’t have a sewing machine, so I had to attach the fabric in a no sew way. In this tutorial I share the easy DIY tutorial with you!

I found one more way to use my beach fabric this week, which I was super excited about. I’m telling you I really love this fabric lol! Last year I found seashell Easter eggs at Dollar Tree that I’ve also been dying to use. Combine the two and you have my easy DIY coastal bookends!

Coastal bookends as pin image 1000x1000

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On to the Party!


Welcome to the first Happiness is Homemade Link Party of July 2022! Yes, summer has come, and we are having FUN! Do you have any special plans? Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row, here. I am your July hostess and I think that July may just be my favorite month of the year. For certain, I am looking forward to as much outdoor time as possible. I just love the warm sunshine. How about you?

So, let’s not waste any time and take a look at our featured posts from last week’s party!

HIH July 3 features

This Week’s Featured Posts

BBQ chicken sheetpan nachos

BBQ Chicken Sheet Pan Nachos from Homemade on A Weeknight


By the Sea Mermaid Tray decor

By The Sea Mermaid Homemade Tray from The Painted Apron


Button earrings

Rainbow Button Earrings from Artsy Fartsy Mama


mango parfaits

Mango Parfaits from {NancyC}



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!

Welcome to our newest link party hosts: Kim & Rachel! Be sure to stop by their blogs and say “hello.”

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

Kim @ Once Upon A Special Needs Life

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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July 3 party featured posts HIH

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9 thoughts on “Happiness is Homemade Link Party #434

  1. Thanks so much Niki! I’m excited my Mermaid Tray is a feature this week! I hope you’re having a great 4th of July weekend!

    1. We’re going to working at home today until tonight. My son loves shooting fireworks (freaks me out the way dads and sons want to shoot them off in a way mom thinks could be dangerous lol), so they’ll be getting some in a few hours. We have amazing fireworks down here because the casinos put hundreds of thousands into them every year. We found out how little most of the country’s were over a few trips. Who knew Biloxi would have better fireworks than most of the US? lol!

  2. Thanks so much for including the Mango Parfaits in your features and hope you are having a restful and relaxing 4th of July weekend. Praying your treatment goes well and for complete healing!

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