Happiness is Homemade #493

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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! Katie from My Messy Messy Mess is choosing our features for the month of September!

Still on our fall Decorate with Me series, I joined a few lovely ladies to decorate areas of our living room. I decorated this ladder shelf for fall. It’s such a fun piece to decorate for the seasons!

Fall ladder shelf featured image.

Last week I also shared my fall mantle. It’s really a “faux” mantle since we don’t have a fireplace. If you don’t either, check out how to create one of your own (a mantle, not a fireplace, lol)!

Fall mantle decor ideas featured image.

This week I shared how I decorated my little front stoop for fall. The porch does extend across the rest of my porch, but it’s hotter than the dickens out and I didn’t have any pillows that would match to go on that furniture, so I left it all on the back patio. I’ll be sharing the full porch for Halloween!

Fall porch featured image

There’s more fall decorating ideas & DIYs, as well as Halloween DIYs, along with some free printables, coming 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 the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #495 – my name is Katie from Love My Messy Messy Mess and it is my turn to serve as the hostess for the magical month of September – yay for me!  
I’m a public school orchestra teacher in Western New York so we are getting ready for our students to start school – I’ll see kids for the first day on Tuesday!  
I am very ready to go back – although I do love my summers (total teacher perk!) it’s nice to get back into my work routine and see all of my students again.  
Here in WNY we consider this Labor Day weekend the last weekend of summer, so be sure to get outside and soak up some of the beautiful weather.  
Let’s 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!

This Week’s Features

I have only been to Disney World once with my family, but I am hooked for life!  There is always something new and exciting to do there, so of course I want to go back.  In the meantime, I love checking out all the Disney inspired DIY’s and I thought this Mickey Inspired Pumpkin Wreath DIY Dollar Tree from Beth of Creatively Beth just awesome!
I’m alway looking for ways to get extra protein in my diet, and who needs processed store-bought ones when you can make this Peanut Butter Protein Bar Recipe from the website Oh Clary.  Definitely going to try making these to help me get through the long school days.
With a little one in the house again I am always looking for fun holiday crafts.  These DIY Coffee Filter Bats from the blog Darcy & Brian look like a lot of fun and perfect for her age (she’s nearly 2!).
I love all things pumpkin and that ain’t no lie!  These Pumpkin Lush Bars from Jen at Cincy Shopper look like a dream to make and eat – give me all the pumpkin!

Bonus Feature


Weeds – the bane of my existence.  One of the constant chores I am doing to no end, so I’ll try anything.  Found this recipe for Homemade Weed Killer from Gma’s Photo and I’m ready to give it whirl!

Let’s Get To The Party!

Did you know we have a Pinterest Board where all features are saved to?  Save our pins to your own board for your future reference, easy peasy!
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!

This party is published on 6 different blogs so, bloggers, the posts you share get lots of exposure! Many thanks to our hosting blogs for giving us all this opportunity every week!

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!

Remember to head over & link up on Crafty Creators before you go! It’s open Thursdays thru Mondays!

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8 thoughts on “Happiness is Homemade #493

  1. Thank you so very much for hosting ladies! I appreciate your time and commitment in making a space for this amazing group to gather each week.
    Linking up at #107&108

  2. THANK YOU Niki for featuring my Dollar Tree Mickey Wreath this week! Have a wonderful day! Creatively, Beth

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