Sunday, July 22, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #230

Messy Messy Fail - You know it's funny - I think I do pretty well with houseplants and outdoor gardens, but I CANNOT keep succulents alive!  I bought the UPK'er a cute T-rex planter for his birthday with a green little succulent plant.  Thriving, living, bringing joy - yesterday I found it leafless.  Now this has been happening over the course of the last month when I first discovered it was failing quickly, but nothing I did could revive it.  New purchase at Home Depot today for 3.99 - a blue aloe.  I thought that looked like a dino-y succulent.

Tidy Victory - We had a successful blueberry harvest from the 9 bushes on our new property, and two have still yet to turn blue (there are both early AND late blueberries).  Friends came over to help because I KNOW I could never use that many blueberries.  I gave them some more rhubarb too, because that is still thriving. #welcometotherhubarbjungle 

Welcome back to the Happiness is Homemade Link Party #230

Wow, we are mid-July and I am already thinking of Back to School, can you believe it. While we are starting to make lists and planning shopping trips we should not be ready to give up on summer just yet. The days are long warm and sunny and there were great ideas from last weeks posts. I am excited to extend summer as long as I can.

On with this week's features!

What cute tote bags for kids and adults alike that love the Minion Movies. Great for a beach bag, vacation bag, book bag or even a bag for Halloween candy for tricker treat. Material list and step by step instructions. Find this super cute post at

When you are spending all of your evenings and weekends crafting, hiking, and swimming, we all need an easy dinner that does not keep us in the kitchen. shows us how we can have a traditional take-out food right at home with this delicious Crockpot Orange Chicken.

Another cute kid craft project with a step by step instruction is, with Melt & Pour Glycerin Fish Soap. You will love the cute summer fish and she has several other soap projects.

Two favorite treats combined into one never looked so delicious cookie. You will want to make these for all your summer parties.  Take a look at Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies by

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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 to 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.