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Happiness is Homemade: Bacon Wrapped Green Beans and Home DIY

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It’s time for this week’s Happiness is Homemade Link Party! We’re glad your linking up and checking out all the links the wonderful bloggers are sharing.  July is nearly over and here comes August! Many areas that means school is back in session and I am betting you’ll find great ideas for back to school on the link party.  Let’s check out Katie’s last features for the month.  
Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #281 is here and I CANNOT believe how fast July is going!  I have really enjoyed going through all of our bloggers’ fabulous posts to pick my features, SO much awesome content!
We’ve finally gotten a break in the weather here in Western New York, so now we can go outside without melting into puddles.  We don’t have air conditioning in our farm house but we ALWAYS have a beautiful breeze that makes things a bit more comfortable.
I’m not lying, I’m not exaggerating – I REALLY REALLY REALLY had the HARDEST time picking the features.  My laptop screen is covered in images and url addresses of all the posts I was considering for a feature.  Thank you to all the bloggers who keep publishing some awesome material – keep it coming!

This week’s features for Happiness Is Homemade #281

Happiness is Homemade link party feature collage 

As you may (or may not!) recall from our last Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #280 I am looking for ideas to decorate the giant wall behind our TV.  I spotted this gorgeous looking DIY craft  for Plaster Dipped Flower Art from So Much Better With Age and I thought it would look incredible, not to mention frugal. 

The wild blackberries on our property are starting to ripen – I’m going to make this delicious looking Blackberry Clafoutis from Cooking with Carlee, my family will think I’m so classy and sophisticated! 😉

I’m always a sucker for a beautiful wreath to display inside or outside our home!  How about this DIY Boxwood Wreath Tutorial from Cherished Bliss – I’ll never feature a post that I don’t think I could do myself, and this one looks foolproof and so country chic!


We received some new rocking chairs for our front porch where I like to sit in the evening drinking Mommy juice 🙂  I thought about looking at a local store for some cute cushions BUT I can use this tutorial from Curly Crafty Mom on how to make my own DIY Outdoor Seat Cushions instead, much more customizable for sure!
And finally because everything is better wrapped in bacon, my family will love these Easy Bacon Wrapped Green Beans from She Saved to snack on.  I like that they are easy to make and give me the crunch I am always looking for!
Since I had such a difficult time picking out my features, I also want to share three honorable mentions that I think you should check out too:
DIY One Rope Tree Swing from TeeDiddlyDee
Homemade Fresh Rosemary Spray Cleaner from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S.
Please check out my 5 featured posts and honorable mentions and leave a comment – bloggers love it when you leave feedback!  Be sure to also Pin, Share or bookmark any posts you are interested in so you can reference them later.
It’s been so much fun hosting this month, I hope you enjoyed all of my features and dry sense of humor 🙂
Please feel free to follow me on Instagram and Facebook where I share blog posts, recipes, memes and my adventures with my family on our new/old farmhouse, Starry Acres.  I celebrate the messy messes and tidy victories of parenthood with a sigh and a smile! 
Here are all of our hostesses at Happiness Is Homemade – be sure to give a visit!

Linda @ A Labour Of Life Lisa @ Blogghetti Carol @ Bluesky At Home Sue @ Crafting a Family Sinea @ Ducks ‘n a Row Beverly @ Eclectic Red Barn Katie @ Love My Messy Messy Mess Audrey @ Munofore Audrey @ That Recipe

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  1. Thank you for sharing my recipe for Fresh Rosemary Spray Cleaner.
    It’s so easy to make and smells wonderful….a great microwave deodorizer too.
    I am happy to party with you and appreciate you so much.

    xo Lisa S