Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sweet Homemade Lemonade

Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, I am officially declaring it summer. What better way to celebrate than with an ice cold glass of homemade lemonade out of a pint jar. Even if you don’t have the pint jar, you can still make this homemade lemonade. This recipe is my great aunt’s and just the right balance between sweet and lemony. I promise it’s worth the work!
Sweet Homemade Lemonade
yields: a little less than 2 quarts

2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
6 cups water
Juice from 9 lemons
1-2 trays of ice cubes (or equivalent from fridge)

Squeeze lemons and pour juice through strainer. Combine lemon juice with other ingredients and mix until sugar dissolves. Enjoy!

A Few Birthday Cards

Although I am moving away from a solely scrapbooking/card making blog, that doesn’t mean I won’t post a few on here. Today I wanted to share a few favorite birthday cards I’ve been working on.

The first two cards use papers from the Stella and Rose Mabel 6×6 paper pack, in addition to a few solid scraps I had laying around. The sentiment on the first card is from “Friendly Phrases”, a Stampin Up stamp set, and the sentiment on the second card is from the “So Much to Say” Lawn Fawn set.
Papers on this last card are from Pebbles’ “Front Porch” paper pad and use the same sentiment from card 1 from “Friendly Phrases”.


Hello and welcome to Happy Homemade! After a few years blogging on Scrapetite, I decided I needed a change.  I’ve always loved crafts, not just card making, since I was a young girl. As I’ve gotten older I’ve not only still loved to scrapbook and make cards, but also sew, quilt, knit, build, bake, photograph, design, and more. This blog will be a place I can share all of my projects, recipes, and ideas, and hopefully connect with others who love the same. It will have quite a wide variety of projects, and I know I’ll have fun completing and sharing them. I’m not sure how often I’ll get around to posting, but I don’t see it being more than 2 or 3 times a month most of the time.

I chose to name the blog Happy Homemade, because that is exactly what homemade things makes me, happy! One of my favorite quotes that have been floating around Pinterest says, “Happiness is Homemade”. What a true statement! Over the past few years I’ve tried to hand make most gifts I give, things to beautify my home, food we eat, and more. By creating things for my home and life I appreciate them more, learn important skills, and just have more fun! There are plenty of skills and things I’m still eager to learn and create, and this blog will be a great motivation for me to do so.

I hope you enjoy reading about, and completing on your own, the many projects I have in store. It’s going to be a fun adventure, and I know your homemade things will make you happy 🙂