Sunday, April 22, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #217

Messy Messy Fail - Does ANYONE ELSE get ants in their house when the weather starts to get nice?  Hopefully it's not just us........they were doing laps around my sugar container like it was their job!  Ant traps were set out and it took a few days, but it seems as though we got rid of them.

Tidy Victory - All of the garden beds at our new house have been raked out except for one - it was such a gorgeous day and I have been itching to see what's growing out there!  So far I have found tulips, crocuses, coral bells, WISTERIA (yes!!!!!!!), iris, daylilies and PEONIES!  I can't stop thinking about all of the fresh cut flowers I'll have to bring into the house this summer!

Welcome back to the Happiness is Homemade Link Party

I know some of you are still digging out of the snow, but Spring is officially here and along with it comes delicious flavors and outdoor style.  This week's features are some of my favorite flavors: strawberries, asparagus and rhubarb. Plus, I've included a nifty way to update your outdoor pillows and a very important post all bloggers should read about bots in your e-mail list.  


On with this week's features!


 This Asparagus Quiche from Looney for Food would be great for a Mother's Day Brunch.


 This Rhubarb Crusted Shortbread Bars from Savory Moments makes me wish I had planted some rhubarb this year. Hopefully I can get some from the CSA or Farmer's Market.


  Old Fashioned Strawberry Dessert from Sew Historically looks both simple and scrumptious with it's homemade custard and sugared strawberries.


 Yes, Playdates to Parties Spray Painted her Patio Cushions! Find out how she did it and what tips she has if you want to try it.


 And finally, I had to add this extra feature 7 Things You Must Do if Bots Invade Your EMail List from Bluesky at Home for my fellow bloggers since I just discovered this problem in a list of mine recently too.


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!


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.