FFf Eclectic Red Barn: 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade!

I am getting ready for our big party tonight. It has been a crazy week but all seems to come together. 
This is our Christmas kickoff and I love having everyone here that I don't get to see often. Get time catching up and enjoying the season. Hope your holiday season is off to a great start. 


Now a few words from this months hosstess:
Hello and welcome to our Holiday Happiness is Homemade Link Party 250. We finally finished decorating our house for Christmas ~ which takes about a week. Now we can really enjoy the pretty and festive decorations. Are you done decorating? Hope so; now you can take a little time to share your awesome holiday posts with us here.
With 4 Christmas trees, 10 holiday vignettes, 1 creche, 1 Dickens Village and assorted Christmas decor, our house really shines during the holidays. On Friday night, we had a few couples over for cocktails before going out to share a holiday dinner. Sweet Shark and I love sharing our home with friends during the holidays and this is an easy way to entertain. It's part of our way of sharing the Christmas spirit.
I love being hostess is December. In the second week of December, I have chosen 4 awesome holiday decorations and one yummy sounding beverage for this week's Happiness is Homemade Link Party 250 Holiday Edition ~ all chosen to enhance your seasonal enjoyment.
Have a wonderful week of holiday enjoyment.
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Thank you all for sharing your DIY projects, crafts, home decor and recipes with us. It's like having your own personal shelter magazine every week.

Happiness is Homemade Link Party 250 Holiday Features


I love home decor. Having a pretty and welcoming entry anytime is a wonderful way to greet guests, especial during the holidays. Jenn at Clean and Scentsible created a warm and whimsical entry by combining different seasonal elements. She shares great tips on how to style a holiday entry.

Speaking of decorating packages, I think personalized gift wrapping is not just cute, but it adds an extras dose of hugs and kisses to any package. Michelle at The Craft Shoppe shared the most adorable collection of gift wrapping ideas. I know the presents under her tree will be especially appreciated.

You know I love DIY projects and this darling sled from Tiffany at TeeDiddlyDee would add great whimsy to any Christmas decor. She has a great video and directions so anyone could make this project.

 Who doesn't love the dollar section at Target? It's always my first (and sometimes last stop) when I shop there. Stephanie at Abbots at Home made a darling DIY centerpiece from Target dollar section ingredients. It's magical and whimsical and so easy.

   I love hot chocolate by the fireplace so I couldn't' resist this Frozen Hot Cocoa drink from Brandy at Gluesticks. I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but it looks and sounds delicious.


Please drop by our featured bloggers and say hi and tell them how you found their post. Happiness is Homemade Hostess graphic
Now, let's get started now with this week's party. While you are here, we'd love it if you would visit the blogs of our lovely co-hosts!
FOLLOW OUR PINTEREST BOARD!
ALL OF THE FEATURES ARE PINNED ON THE HAPPINESS IS HOMEMADE BOARD!
The rules? They are really simple! Make sure you visit a few other blogs and make some new friends along the way. Feel free to link up your favorite recipes, crafts or your latest DIY project. We want you you share it all! As always, please make sure to follow your hosts and co-hosts!! Link up your posts, make some friends, and earn the chance to be featured at Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! We will feature the favorite posts each week! Disclaimer: Adding your link to this link party gives permission to all 12 Hosts, along with any co-hosts, guest hosts, and participants of Happiness Is Homemade, to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with an explicit link back to your original source. Therefore, linking up you agree to allow us to use your images on each of our blogs in features relating to Happiness is Homemade Link Party.  


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday Favorite Things

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things!

Christmas is coming fast and there have been so many amazing posts for the holidays. It was hard to only pick a few features but hopefully you will get some inspiration from the ones I picked.

Many of my features come from you my commenters. Don't forget to leave your Linkup Number or Post Title so I can find you and you could become one of my featured commenters next week.  


My Features from last week:
Each hostess chooses her own features from comments on her blog so be sure to visit them all!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

As Christmas nears, I am so delighted to see all of the amazing Christmas posts. There are so many I want to try. I have pinned tons. Now all I need is the time to make them. What amazing and talented bloggers you are. Keep all of your posts coming, I love all of them.

Welcome to our party!

We are so glad you are here. It is such a beautiful time of year, isn't it? And you all have been making such great crafts, decorations and holiday recipes...we can hardly wait to see what you have for us this week! First, let's take a look at our features. Last week we had so many awesome posts shared.Here are the ones you visited the most ...

Most Viewed

egg nog truffles
Egg Nog Truffles - Wondermom Wannabe

Gifts For Women - Rain on a Tin Roof
   

Very Popular

Introverts at parties
Enjoying Parties As An Introvert - This Mainline Life
 
Felt ornaments #crafts
 

Editor's PickClam Chowder by Lou Lou Girls

Perfect Clam Chowder - Lou Lou Girls

My Pick

DIY Cupcake Ornament - Across The Boulevard


  Now let's get this party started!
Blog hop - Wonderful Wednesday
 
This week please follow our co-hosts on Pinterest...
Simple party guidelines >>­
  • Please TWEET our party ♥ Use the hashtag #WWBlogHop
  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like to. No Etsy shops, adult sites or blog parties, please.
  • Visit others. Let them know you stopped!
  • If you are NEW to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop, let us know in the comments so that we can follow you back. ♥ Help us find your posts – tell us what number they are!
  • NOTE: party entries appear in REVERSE. i.e. the most recent entry goes to the top! That way all of our guests will have a chance to be seen no matter when they arrive.
  • Thanks! ♥

Monday, December 3, 2018

You're The Star - Creative Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star - Creative Feature Week

Christmas is is right around the corner. Are you done decorating. I am almost done. This week I am spending most of my time baking and cooking. It is a busy time with our annual Christmas party this weekend, lots of company the following weekend and then heading to our other house for Christmas. Do you have any special plans?

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Welcome to the second week of the December blog hop called "You're the Star"!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:

Quick and Easy Christmas Centerpiece
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WELCOME to CREATIVE feature week of the December "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your CREATIVE week Hosts 
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This week is CREATIVE feature week
Swing by the Creative hosting Team's blogs:
Colleen @ Butterfly in the Attic
Darlene @ Let It Shine

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#2 CREATIVE - arts & crafts, music, writing &/or dramatic arts (this can include sewing, yarn work, dance, art history, handmade jewelry, painting, computer art, fashion etc - anything creative while remaining family friendly)
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(These features were chosen from the November "You're the Star" blog hop)

15 DIY Christmas Decorations by Piggy Bank Principles
These 15 Cheap and Easy DIY Christmas Decorations are idea for saving money at Christmas. Make cute decorations for your home or apartment by repurposing things you have laying around. Many items can be found at the dollar store. #christmas #diycrafts #christmascrafts #christmasdecor
DIY Farmhouse Coasters by Fresh Vintage by Lisa S

How To Wrap a Gift by Craftify My Love
How to tie a bow for gift wrapping

If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

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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! )



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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Quick and Easy Christmas Centerpiece

Quick and Easy Christmas Centerpiece


Need something on your side table, coffee table, or anywhere, why not create a cranberry candle centerpiece. I needed three for the round tables that we set up on our deck for our annual Christmas party. I knew I wanted candles, but didn't want to spend a lot and I didn't want them to take up too much room. 

I looked in my stash and the fridge to see what might work. This is what I came up with.
Eclectic Red Barn: Candle centerpiece with epsom salt and cranberries

Over The Moon Linky Party

Happy Sunday and Welcome to Over The Moon Party!


Can you believe that there is only 23 more days until Christmas? Time is certainly flying by. My in-laws flew into Orlando Saturday night. We picked them up and spent some time with them before heading home today. They are snow birds and couldn't wait to get out of the cold in Ohio. 

This week is busy for me with our annual Christmas party on Saturday. I am almost done decorating - just a couple of centerpieces to make. Tomorrow I start cooking. 

Hope your up coming week is awesome and I am so looking forward to seeing all of your posts.


Have a post you want to give more reach to? Need some comments or shares? Want a post that's close to going viral to take off like a rocket? Now is the time to link it up! We pin EVERY link you leave in our comment section with the post title or number of the inlinkz. And we will return your comment as we visit those posts! So come on in, be one of the first to link up, and remember to go Over the Moon with us!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade

Happiness is Homemade Link Party 249

Welcome to December where it is officially the Christmas season at Happiness is Homemade Link Party 249. Can you believe that Christmas is only 24 days away? How is your shopping coming? I only need one more gift and I am done. Yeah for me! I am now working on Christmas cards. Do you send out cards?

We have a new hostess for December so check out her comments:
I'm so excited to be your hostess during this special time of year. Holiday season brings out the best in DIY, craft, home decor and recipe ideas. I hope that you'll be sharing yours in the coming weeks.
I'll be on the lookout for ideas to feature that will give our readers ideas and inspiration. So share, link and show us how you celebrate. We can't wait to see your creativity.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday Favorite Things

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things!

OMG, I don't know what day of the week it is. I thought it was Wednesday.  I guess I am having a senior moment! Sorry for being late in posting.

Many of my features come from you my commenters. Don't forget to leave your Linkup Number or Post Title so I can find you and you could become one of my featured commenters next week.  


My Features from last week:
Each hostess chooses her own features from comments on her blog so be sure to visit them all!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to our party!

For some it is a winter wonderful land. I must admit that I am a little jealous of the beautiful snow scenes that I have seen. We actually are dipping down here in Florida to 48 tonight. I know that is not cold for some of you but it is down here. I must admit I am enjoying it.
Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop


Monday, November 26, 2018

You're The Star - Garden Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star - Garden Feature Week

Hello my bloggy friends. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Here we are in the last week of November. Before long Christmas will be here and then a new year begins. But wait, I am getting ahead of myself. Let's just enjoy this week. Hope it is awesome!!

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WELCOME to the December 2018 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:


Sunday, November 25, 2018

Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin

This recipe all started after seeing a recipe that Jas (All That's Jas) had posted. Her recipe was for ribs and they looked so good, but I had a pork tenderloin and thought that maybe I could use the rub on it instead of ribs. You can find Jas's recipe over on her site for Roasted Pork Ribs with Honey Glaze.


Over the Moon Linky Party

Happy Sunday and Welcome to Over The Moon Party!


Thanksgiving is over and I am getting ready for Christmas. The outside is done and am beginning to work on the inside. We have my husband's annual work party on December 8th so I love getting the house decorated early. I also do a lot of my cookie baking then too and freeze some.  Are you decorating yet or are you done?

Hope your up coming week is awesome and I am so looking forward to seeing all of your posts.


Have a post you want to give more reach to? Need some comments or shares? Want a post that's close to going viral to take off like a rocket? Now is the time to link it up! We pin EVERY link you leave in our comment section with the post title or number of the inlinkz. And we will return your comment as we visit those posts! So come on in, be one of the first to link up, and remember to go Over the Moon with us!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Link Party  #248

Thanksgiving is behind us for all of us in the States. Did you do any Black Friday shopping? Not me. I did it once and that was enough. I might wait for Cyber Monday and buy online or when the stores slow down a little. I started Christmas decorating. Have you?  I actually turned my outside lights on tonight. I love the house decorated. 

Now on with the party since it is the last party for Katie for this month. Here's Katie:

Alas, my last week for hosting is upon us - Thanksgiving has come and gone, and not to mention a busy weekend of Christmas shopping and decorating for the holiday!

I am proud to say I have held off on my Christmas decorating until AFTER Thanksgiving - must give credit where credit is due.  I don't want to step on Thanksgiving's toes!

In anticipation of our holiday traveling I made sure to prep ahead of time picking all of my features from last week's party - scroll down to check them out!

Thanks again for tagging along with us at Happiness is Homemade through the month of November, our next hostess for December is Carol from Bluesky At Home!

This Week's Features!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday Favorite Things

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of our bloggy friends in the states.



All the ladies at Thursday Favorite Things are taking Thanksgiving off but we will be back next week.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

For those of us in the States, only two more days until Thanksgiving. I pulled a back muscle on Sunday evening and was not sure I would be doing much of anything, but it is getting better so I guess I will be cooking with some help. I love seeing all of your posts this time of year - great recipes and lovely decorating.  Keep them coming.

Happy Thanksgiving from Wonderful Wednesday Blog HOp

Is it my imagination or did the holidays arrive EARLY this season? Yes, of course they did. Since when is Thanksgiving on November 22? I could have used another week, how about you? LOL! No worries, though. This way we all get an extra week of the holidays to enjoy! I especially look forward to the posts you share at this time of year. You go all-out decorating your homes, preparing special meals and making everything "just-so!" We can hardly wait to see what you have for us this week. Now, since this is Thanksgiving week we know you will be busy but please do visit a few posts before you go. Our party is open through Saturday so try to come back and visit us again? ♥ Before we start our party, let's take a look at what you visited most last week...

Monday, November 19, 2018

You're The Star - Home Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star - Home Feature Week!

Happy Monday and to the beginning of Thanksgiving week if you are in the states. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I have not done my grocery shopping yet. I think my husband will be on food duty this week since I pulled a muscle in my back today and can hardly move. I had lots of plans for this week but it looks like they are going to have to wait. 

Hope you week is great. Be safe if you are traveling. 

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WELCOME to the November "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to HOME feature week of the November "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts
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This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn
Kippi @ Kippi at Home

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 d├ęcor, 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 October "You're the Star" blog hop)

How To Make a Cozy Sweater Pumpkin by Shoppe No. 5

  Painting a Runner on the Basement Stairs by B4 and Afters



If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:
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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! )

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