Sunday, June 6, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #378

Messy Messy Fail - As my belly grows bigger and bigger, fewer and fewer clothes are fitting me.  Oh by the way did I mention I'm about 20 weeks pregnant?  So there's that.......

Tidy Victory - Everyone - mama and baby - are doing just fine.  We are actually going for our 20 week check up this week, can't wait to hear the heartbeat again! 

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #378

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #378 - it's June and summer is here!! 

My name is Katie and I am hosting this month, you can also check out my blog Love My Messy Messy Mess where I share my messy messes and tidy victories in my journey as a working boy mom and wife.  You can also follow me on Instagram @LoveMyMessyMessyMess and Facebook at Love My Mess.

As a public school teacher we are wrapping up our end-of-school activities and getting ready for summer break.  We are going to spend lots of time outside in our gardens (my husband has a decent size pumpkin patch going!), camping and enjoying the warm weather.  What are you up to this summer?  

Let me tell you how hard it was to pick just four of my favorite posts from last week's party, so I added an honorable mention, too!

This Week's Features

I love adding nature elements for decor in our house.  I think these simple Wood Scrapes to Drink Coasters by Maya of The Little Treasures make for a great touch and fun project.  These would also make a great hostess or home warming gift!

I am always looking for new inspiration in creating our fairy garden and I certainly found it there!  Debbie of Debbie-Dabble Blog came up with some adorable little set ups in her blog post Fairy & Gnome Gardens in the Patio and I am already designing our using some of her ideas.  There is just something so fun and whimsical about a fairy or gnome garden!

Being in a farmhouse I have a great appreciation for the look of some festive bunting.  This  DIY Patriotic Picket Fence Bunting from Tiffany at TeeDiddlyDee looks so darling and super sturdy for our crazy weather here.

Did I mention I'm about 5 months pregnant??? Oh YEAH I am five months pregnant :D. I'm all about refreshing fruity drinks in this pregnancy and my mouth INSTANTLY began to water when I saw this post.  So obvi I had to pick it as a feature - thanks Raquel of Organized Island for sharing this recipe for Strawberry Iced Tea with us!


Another note on this pregnancy - I am all about the flavor chicken wings!!!!  I am a Western New York girl born and raised, so I know good chicken wings when I see them.  This recipe for Hawaiian Style Chicken Wings is definitely a good one and is on my menu for a meal this summer!

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!

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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