Happiness is Homemade #486

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Welcome to Happiness is Homemade! I’m choosing the features for the month of February. 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! Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row is choosing our features for the month of July and writing the features section.

Last week I shared how to give yourself the perfect gel manicure at home, saving more than $100 a month! I thought I’d leave it here in case you missed it. You’ll need it as a base before creating Cricut nail art.

Gel manicure featured image.

I am far from an artist. So much so that I can’t even paint straight striped patterns on my fingernails! This week I found out that you can create perfect nail art every time using your Cricut! In my nail art tutorial, I shared a few designs to that you can cut and use on your nails or on other projects.

DIY nail art with a Cricut featured image

I’ve got some more great spring to summer DIYs and ideas upcoming, along with some free printables, 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!

Now on to the Party!

Happiness is Homemade features collage July 9

How is your summer going so far? Where we live in northeastern USA, we had a great 4th of July with perfect sunny weather and lots of outdoor fun. Finally, a few days later the rains came, which we surely needed, but I am so glad that it held off for the official holiday.

Last week our Happiness is Homemade party guests came up with some very yummy recipes so three of our features this week are edible! I have to say that the cute teddy bear beach cookies are my favorite … I can picture children having so much fun making their own cookie creation! Which feature do you like the best? Tell us in the comments.

This Week’s Features

hello summer coloring page

Do you ever just feel like sitting down and coloring something? I find it to be a relaxing quiet-time activity. This Hello Summer Printable coloring page is free from Creatively Beth so stop by and get a copy for yourself!

architectural woodworking

A Dedicated House shares with us the Top Trends in Architectural Woodworking in this really informative post. Aren’t these entryways pretty? It is amazing how an arched doorway can make a hallway look so elegant.

beach cookies with teddy bear cookies

Here are the little “teddy bear on the beach” cookies I was telling you about. Aren’t they adorable? They would be so perfect for a children’s party or as a food craft in school! Hunny I’m Home DIY blog created them.

Frito corn salad

Some delicious recipes are just so easy to make and this Frito Corn Chip Salad by Crystal & Company is one of them! This family favorite can be served as an appetizer or side dish.

spiral apple bread

This spiral apple bread is a real eye pleaser, don’t you agree? It looks so delicious and really pretty, too!

We want to 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! And “thank you” to all of our hostesses at Happiness is Homemade party!

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.

So, now, let’s get this week’s party started!

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17 thoughts on “Happiness is Homemade #486

  1. Niki,
    Thanks again for hosting this charming party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! I hope you have a great week!

  2. THANK YOU, Niki, for featuring my Hello Summer FREE Printable! Have a wonderful week! Creatively, Beth

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