Welcome to the first finally~it~feels~a~tiny~bit~like~fall Sunday and Happiness is Homemade Link Party 291. What a difference a few days make in our moods when the temperature finally dips below 90! Now fall decor and DIY doesn’t feel like we are setting a stage for a performance. It feels real.
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Linda of A Labour of Love is our hostess for October. So give her a big howdy and let’s get this fall link party started.
Happiness is Homemade Link Party 291
Hey Everyone, It’s my month to host Happiness is Homemade October, woohoo. If you are joining from a blog other than mine I am Linda from A Labour of Life. And I am so happy I live in a world that has October’s. (That quote is from Anne of Green Gables.)
I will be hosting all this month and that puts a full Pumpkin Smile on my face. October is Fall and Canadian Thanksgiving and Halloween and did I mention Pumpkin Spice?
Our Happiness is Homemade Link Party 291 is definitely fall forward.
Happiness is Homemade Features to Start October
This week I selected a little bit of everything fall, some food, a craft, a DIY fire pit and even an awesome table. Enjoy and please let’s see what amazing Fall and Halloween ideas you have for Happiness is Homemade.
First up is Paula of Virginia Sweet Pea and her awesome Woodland Tablescape
Today’s Lakeside Woodland Fall Tablescape is a result of a Pinterest challenge that Paula participates in. It is a monthly challenge hosted by Cindy from County Road 407. Each month Cindy picks a picture from Pinterest and challenges the group to recreate the look. I think I want to get involved with that challenge because y’all know how much I love my tablescapes. (Our own Carol of Bluesky at Home is a monthly participant too.)
How beautiful are these Velvet no sew pumpkins? And so on point. I was at Michael’s this weekend and the shelves were filled with amazing velvet pumpkins. Gone are the traditional Orange. Today’s must haves are great colors with amazing textures.
Pumpkin Pie Crisp is an amazing twist on the traditional Apple Crisp. MY mouth was watering just seeing the picture. I could smell the warm hints of pumpkin through my screen. You can bet I have pinned this for a future dessert.
Can it truly be October without an amazing soup recipe? This delicious dish from Simply Designing Porch is going to become a Fall Favourite. A Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup made in the crock pot.
This final feature had me drooling in a whole different manner. A homemade fire pit anchored in the yard with a gravel walkway feature. DIY Firepit and walkway is on my list of must have’s. Sadly it will mean moving out of the city but I would totally move to have this. I am not kidding you folks, picture this by the lake!
Linda @ A Labour Of Life
Viktoria @ Awesome Alice
Lisa @ Blogghetti
Carol @ Bluesky At Home
Cynthia @ Create with Cynthia
Sinea @ Ducks ‘n a Row
Beverly @ Eclectic Red Barn
Katie @ Love My Messy Messy Mess
Audrey @ Munofore
Audrey @ That Recipe
Let’s get on with the party!