Happiness is Homemade #498

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Welcome to Happiness is Homemade! 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!

This week we started our Decorate with Us Halloween series, and Tuesday I shared my Halloween Edgar Allen Poe themed mantle.

Halloween mantle featured image.

Then on Craft with Us Wednesday, I shared a thrift store lamp to candlestick holder upcycle. I’m using it as part of my Halloween decor, but it can be used during any season.

Thrit store lamp to candlestick holder featured image.

It was quite the busy week because then on Thursday I shared what I did with several of the new ceramic Halloween books from Dollar Tre.

Finally, on Friday, I shared by coffee table & end table decor for Halloween. Like I said, it was a very busy week!

Halloween coffee table featured image.

There’s more Halloween decorating ideas & DIYs, along with some free printables, coming so make sure you don’t miss them by following me on social media and via 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 Link Party #498

Welcome to the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #498 – Katie again from Love My Messy Messy Mess as I continue my hostessing journey through September.
These weekends in WNY have been GORGEOUS!  I love Septembers in this area – perfect weather for doing all the outside activities.
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’d love to say what a crafty crafter I am – I think it’s more that I am an ASPIRING crafter :D. How sweet is this Stacked Wood Pumpkins from Steph Creates.  I really love how this turned out, and I recognize a bunch of the materials from the Dollar Tree.
Did you know scones were so easy to make?  I had no idea until I tried making a batch myself and I was astounded!  This recipe for  Fresh Cinnamon Apple Cider Scones from Cindy’s Online Recipe Box looks like a winner to me.
This craft project for A Pumpkin Kissing Ball from Missy at Sonata Home Design looks absolutely darling and again – key word – easy!   I traditionally put out mum hanging baskets but this could be a fun twist on that.
I do love to bake, and a dump cake is my love language.  Here’s a recipe for Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Dump Cake – I’ve never tried making one in my crock pot before!

Bonus Feature

This craft just looked way to cool not to feature – this tutorial for an Easy Paper Bag Witch Hat from Karin’s Kottage has that primitive look I just love to incorporate in my decorating. 

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!

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9 thoughts on “Happiness is Homemade #498

  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!

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