Archives for January 2016

Happiness is Homemade Link Party

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Welcome to our party! This week we have some news to share with you before get to the features and the party. We are sad to say goodbye (for now) to our wonderful friend and most fabulous hosts, Cathy from over at A Peek Into My Paradise. She has made many of us in the blogging world a better blogger with her wisdom but most of all her sweet friendship is a blessing.

Cathy is stepping down not just from a host of this party, but from the blogging world for a bit. Life happens to all of us and for Cathy, it means focusing on family and new chapters in her life. As of Sunday, January 31 she will blog her last post and shortly after that her blog will shut down. She tells me that she’ll definitely miss blogging and all of us but will remain active on her social media venues. So, if you have not yet connected with her, this is the time! I’ve listed her links below. This wasn’t an easy decision for her but it’s one that needed to be made. I consider her the “mama” of the many link parties I have co-hosted or participated in as she is always “there” as a host in some fashion.

Now, that I’ve grabbed my tissue, wiped my eyes, and blew my nose; let’s get going with this week’s features and party! Let’s make this the BEST one yet! Also, I invite you to leave her some love on her site, or on any of her social media links (even in the comments below, she’ll see them!)

This Week’s Features


How to Make a Supreme Snack Stadium from

Savvy in the Kitchen


The Big Game

Great Food for the Big Game from

Love My Messy Messy Mess



Raspberry Cupcakes with Italian Meringue Buttercream from

Alwayz Bakin’


Valentine’s Day Oreo Cookie Bark Recipe from

The Rebel Chick



Cathy’s Social Media Links:

Twitter Facebook Instagram Pinterest Google+


Image Map Peek Into Paradise Mommy Demand Blogghetti Painted Hinge Upstate Ramblings While Napping Ducks 'n Row Love Messy Messy Mess Labour Life Eclectic Red Barn That Recipe Lady Prefers 2 Save

Now, that’s enough talking!

Let’s get this party started!!!

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The rules 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.

Happiness is Homemade Link Party

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This week flew by in my house and I am really not sure if that’s good or bad! Several chores were done that were long overdue; yet others still remain on the dreaded list to do. I think the rain and cold weather we’ve had helped get things done. One thing is for sure – there is not a short list of great recipes, DIY, crafts, and tips on last week’s Happiness is Homemade! We loved them all.

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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #159

This party is so much fun! I wish you could have been here as I scrolled through what you just shared with us. I’d stop and say “Ooooh!” or “Oh my goodness, this is amazing!” If you haven’t already, do scroll through our party and see what catches your eye. The assortment of amazing stories and ideas is really quite breathtaking.
So, which posts caught your eye last week? 
Let’s see!
Most Viewed

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Happiness is Homemade Link Party

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Can you believe January is half over? I could use a few extra days to keep organizing my house. I’ve been de-cluttering my kitchen which is nearly as hard as cleaning out the craft closet. That ONE item you NEVER use but MAY – do you keep it? Or donate it?

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Happiness is Homemade Link Party

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It’s a brand new year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday and have started the New Year off with a bang.

We’re back with a NEW Happiness is Homemade Link Party and exciting changes! We wanted to expand our party so we have asked 9 of our fabulous past Co-Hosts to become a part of our party as permanent Hosts.

This is going to make our party bigger and better by bringing you more of the best bloggers and their creations to link up with us. Each week your links will appear on 12 blogs!

We’re super excited to have them with us!

Please check out all of the Hosts and their blogs and

welcome them.

Then link up your best posts, remember to check out the other links and give them some love.


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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Happy New Year and welcome to the first party of 2016!

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop is a showcase where the internet’s best come together to display their latest creations: recipes, crafts, kids activities, homeschool advice, jewelry making, organizing tips, fashion, home decor, party themes and on and on. Looking for fresh ideas? You came to the right place. Our party begins every Tuesday evening at 7pm ET and goes through to Saturday evening at the same time. We do hope you will visit us again.
We had a three-way tie for the most viewed posts last week and here they are …
Most Viewed

Pantry Makeover from Two Twenty One
Impressive Baked Pesto Chicken from Oh! Mrs. Tucker
Ham Swiss Sliders Recipe by Cincy Shopper
Editor’s Pick

Rustic Serving Tray with Gold Arrow Design by Simply Designing


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