You’re the Star Blog Hop: August Home Star Week

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a You’re the Star Blog Hop, but I feel like it’s about time to bring it back! It’s shared on eleven blogs, so don’t miss the chance to get even more exposure for your blog! Be sure to head over and link up on Crafty Creators (open until midnight or open again Thursday) and Happiness is Homemade before you go! In addition to each week’s shared features, I will begin to choose my own from this party every week. I will be choosing my features from the comments section, so leave me one if you’d like me to come check out your post for the week!

I started adding my new fall colors, mint/robin’s egg blue, mustard yellow, and pinkish purple, to my home decor. This fall vignette was put together for about $12! There are two DIY tutorials included in the post.

Make a super affordable fall doormat with my free SVG or printable design! I used a Dollar Tree mat, can you believe it?

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These rope pumpkins are so easy to make, and guess what, you don’t need a pumpkin form to make them! You probably have everything you need to make them at home right now.

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I’ve got some more great fall decor tutorials and free printables 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!

On to the Party!

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WELCOME to the August 2022 You’re the Star” Blog Hop!

WELCOME to HOME feature week of the August 2022 You’re the STAR” blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts


This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts’ Blogs:
Bev from Eclectic Red Barn
Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!

There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear – this is NOT a themed party – you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The “theme” occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#4 HOME – recipes, home décor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home – even history posts – all while remaining family friendly)

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(All features were chosen from the July 2022 “You’re the Star” blog hop)

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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn’t be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post – rest assured – we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES – other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )

Make sure you head over and link up on Crafty Creators Link Party and Happiness is Homemade before you leave! If the week’s party is closed, you can always find the most recent party on my Link Party page.

Follow me via social media using the buttons in the sidebar and email so you never miss a fun post or forget to share here on our link parties.

I’m so glad you’ve found me! Now that you have, don’t miss any more great DIYs, free printables, or giveaways by following me via email!

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4 thoughts on “You’re the Star Blog Hop: August Home Star Week

  1. Just linked up my newest post, it’s great for using up fresh basil from the garden! Thanks for hosting this party!

  2. Niki,
    Thanks so much for your visits!
    Thanks so much for hosting this delightful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  3. Niki,
    Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and also for leaving such delightful comments…Glad to hear that you did not need a colostomy….This is what Post Chole syndrome is “Post-cholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) is the term used to describe the persistence of biliary colic or right upper quadrant abdominal pain with a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms, which are similar to the features experienced by an individual before cholecystectomy.” Usually occurs with IBS…I too had a necrotic gall bladder which is another cause of post Chole syndrome…We finally had some much needed rain…I am so tired of watering already….Looking forward to Fall….Glad that you liked my Summer Tree and the ice cream cones that I made….They were fun to make and I was able to use up more of my craft stash….Stay safe,healthy and happy!!

    1. Thank God y’all got some rain! It’s still raining here every day, but that’s keeping the Gulf from whipping up a big hurricane, so I’m grateful for that!! I had my cholecystectomy about 8 years ago then I did need the colectomy because of severe colonic dysmotility but not the colostomy bag, thank God! They removed my large intestine and appendix then pulled my small intestine down to the bottom, circumventing the need for the bag (total colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis). My surgeon did his specialized surgical residency at one of only two teaching hospitals that teach the technique. He was traveling the country teaching others to use the specialized robotic system that went staples the anastomosis in one fell swoop in a 360 at once. He just happened to be in our area when I fessed up to my GP. A total God thing bc I had hidden that specific condition from him for YEARS. Guess that’s why it was so bad. I was the first immunocompromised patient that anyone has done this surgery on, so they published a paper on me, and the surgeons did their part for free! When they asked if they could do that, we immediately jumped on it. I thought it was awesome to get to watch the surgery after. I made him wake me up and show me what they pulled before it was sent to pathology and then destroyed (I barely remember, but there’s video lol). I was heading into Tulane Medical School when I got bacterial meningitis with a fever of 105 at the beginning of August, so I was the weirdo wanting to see everything I could with the surgery. I already had a severe genetic neutrophil disorder in which a portion of my neutrophils (about 70% at last check) don’t hydroblast the “swallowed” bacterium, virus, or fungus. They just sit there and “call” for help from other neutrophils until one of my functioning ones arrives to kill it. More and more of them each year fail and it’s on a faster course due to the meningitis. After that I was no longer able to work around sick people, so there went medical school. The surgeons were aware that other doctors had already told me that I probably wouldn’t see my then 9-year-old graduate, so they offered their services. Of course there was all of the other bills (ICU, surgical suite, meds, cotton balls lol, you know the deal), but the surgeons were so, so sweet since I already have over $2mill in medical bills. These two guys came directly from God!

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