Summer is in full swing at my house. We visited the county fair this week and just enjoyed having my husband home. Alas, summer school starts for him tomorrow and my son will be stuck with me for entertainment.
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Last week's posts included some homemade Giardiniera (if you can boil water you can make pickles) and chemical free weed control (yes it is possible).
Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Link Party 226!
Oh my gosh, I can't believe that this is my last week to be hostess for our Happiness is Homemade Link Party 226. It's been so much fun and also such a responsibility to choose our weekly features. I especially love getting to know other bloggers and what they are doing and creating. I hope that you do too. That's one reason we encourage you to check out other guests' posts and Pin them or Tweet them. And if you are not a blogger and just love visiting blog posts, please let those bloggers know by commenting on their posts. We all love comments!
Carol from Bluesky at Home
Happiness is Homemade Link Party 226 Features of the Week
So let's get started with some great features. I have a little DIY, a couple of recipes (beverage and dessert) and a beautiful garden to share.
I was intrigued when I saw the title to this post shared by Vineta of The Handyman's Daughter: How to Apply Edge Banding to Plywood. I've done a few simple carpentry projects in my DIY life using plywood and there is always the issue of covering the raw edges. This tutorial gives you everything you need to know. I've Pinned it and if you thing you might ever need to make something with wood, so should you.
Disclosure: Lisa of The Purple Hydrangea is a personal blogger friend of mine who lives about 1 hour away and we are part of a group of Texas bloggers who get together about 4 times a year for (exchange of blog ideas) lunch. But I didn't realized this was Lisa's post when I clicked on it. I just knew I loved the look of this farmhouse bench and I wanted to know how to make it. She shows you how to create a farmhouse finish on new wood and make it look like it had been sitting in grandma's kitchen for decades. I happen to know that this picture is from Lisa's booth at the McKinney Antique Mall, which is one of my favorites in the area.
I love galettes, which are France's version of pie. Instead of dough carefully placed in a pie plate, galettes are more free~formed. This berry~filled galette created by Brandi of Home Cooking Memories is easy if you are pie shy. And it's made for individual servings. Love that.
Summer is the time for sipping something cold and refreshing and this Rosé Sangria from Kit of The Kittchen not only looks cold and refreshing, but it's just so darn pretty. Love those glasses and straws. Drink, anyone?
Another Disclaimer: Carol of The Red Painted Cottage is also a personal blogger friend. She's from Michigan and we formally met 2 years ago at Haven Conference. As it turns out, her son lives about an hour away from Dallas and she was visiting a few weeks ago which called for a blogger lunch (Any excuse for lunch is a good one.) She mentioned that her peonies were blooming in Michigan and I lamented that mine were already done and gone. When I clicked on this party link, I discovered that this gorgeous peony was hers. I had to read about it. I don't know anyone who doesn't love peonies so I hope you enjoy this post, too.
That's it for this week's features. Even though I'm not hosting after this week, I'll still be reading, Pinning and (trying to) commenting. Have a wonderful weekend and please visit all my fellow hostesses.
Now, let's get started now with this week's party. While you are here, we'd love it if you would visit the blogs of our lovely co-hosts!
A Labour Of Life
Bluesky At Home
Crafting a Family
Ducks ‘n a Row
Eclectic Red Barn
Love My Messy Messy Mess
Sweet Pea Lifestyle
The Painted Hinge
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Thank you for hosting! My offerings this week include Cheddar Smashed Potatoes, Grilled Shrimp and Scallops, and Mushroom Soup Marsala. Enjoy your week!