Happiness is Homemade #491

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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! Linda from A Labour of Life is choosing our features for the month of August and writing the features section.

I am so excited that it’s time to start preparing early fall decor! This week I shared this early fall hanging door basket that I made for under $25. That’s basket and flowers together!

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Did you know that you’re supposed to clean your washing machine every month? I didn’t know it was that often! In this post I shared how to clean yours, in detail, along with how to clean your dryer. One third of all house fires occur because people don’t clean their dryers. Yea, that’s a must-do!

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I’ve got some more great back to school 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!

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade 492- Linda here from A Labour of Life, and this is week 2 of my hosting the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party for August. Week two actually means August is almost half over. MAN this summer is flying by so fast!

Summer is winding down. I mean hello BTS everything, am I right? It’s crazy September used to signal the end of the season, but the last several years it has been a bit on the drier side and very warm, so beautiful as we begin to welcome fall.  What’s your September weather like where you are?

It’s time to get to this week’s party – simply scroll down to see all the posts that have been linked up by our participating bloggers!

Miss the party last week? Click here to check it out!

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Easy Clay Pot Apple for Teacher

Creatively Beth is kicking our theme of this week with this adorable clay pot apple. A fun gift idea as we start thinking Back to school.

A handmade flowerpot apple is a gift that you can make with your kiddos and will hold a special place in your teachers’ hearts for years to come. Whether it’s back to school, teacher appreciation, or just a surprise thank you, this easy craft can be filled with all the special treats!

Apple Core Chocolate Covered Oreos

Next up, Premeditated Leftovers is sharing the perfect Fall/AKA Back to school Oreo treat. With the arrival of fall comes apple season! These apple core chocolate-covered Oreos are a fun way to jazz up an Oreo cookie. They are an easy treat to make for parties and special events.

oreo apple cores

Healthy Make-Ahead Lunches

Can we have a BTS theme without talking lunches? I don’t think so, and Must Have Mom has us covered.

Cold lunches can get boring in a hurry, but not these healthy make ahead lunches for back to school. I’ll give you my favorite quick and easy tips to pack a healthy lunch every day. The best part? You can prep these on Sunday and your child can pack their own healthy lunch with her guided system!

back to school lunch hack

My Morning Routine for School

Sharing something a little different, Organized Motherhood is sharing some great tips and tricks for getting out of the house on time. Start the day off right with a great morning routine for school. Here’s how to get ready for the day ahead, how to design a morning routine that works for your family, and how to implement better routines for moms to last through the school year.

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Pencil Name Craft for Kids [Free Template]

Finally, we have Simple Everyday Mom sharing fun ideas to ease the worry and fear some of our littles feel.

Start off the school year with a fun craft to get them excited to learn while having fun. This pencil name craft is a good one to start with since they will need to know how to spell their name once they’re in school.

Make the start of the school year exciting with some fun back to school activities!

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.

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10 thoughts on “Happiness is Homemade #491

  1. Niki,
    Thanks again for hosting this wonderful 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 SO VERY MUCH for featuring my Clay Pot Apple Craft, Niki! Sorry I missed this weeks party!

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