Home Matters Party – Crafty Ideas and Pumpkin Recipes

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Crafty ideas and pumpkins recipes are the features this week at the Home Matters Party. You’ll find ideas for sewing, soapmaking, and recipes for pumpkin desserts. Enjoy!

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Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Link Party #400!!

We have made it to a milestone number of link party posts!

The 400th party is here and we are making some tweaks to the party format and to how we do things.

Don’t worry, you will still enjoy linking up to our party every week.

Even better is that there will be a fun giveaway chance with this post.

Read below for some of the details.

Starting with this week’s party, there will be a monthly and weekly theme to the party. The theme is not only for us, the hosts, to share our thoughts and our projects that may showcase the theme, but it opens up conversations with you, our fabulous readers, to share what that theme may mean to your home decor style, craft project or favorite family recipe.

Each week as we visit your posts, any posts that share something within the weekly theme may get an extra feature. However, that does not mean you only get chosen for a feature if you contribute to the theme for the week.

Any and all posts have an option to be selected for a feature by any of the hosts. The themes just make for a fun way for all of us to get to know each other better. Resharing of formerly shared posts is totally okay.

Theme for the Month of October: Pumpkins and Breast Cancer Awareness

This Week’s Theme: Pumpkin Recipes

Next Week’s Theme: Pumpkin Crafts and Decorations

PINTEREST: Also starting with this 400th party, the Home Matters Linky Party Features Pinterest Board has returned. Each week the featured blogger’s posts from all three host sites will be pinned and shared on this board.

INSTAGRAM + FACEBOOK: Each week the featured posts will be combined in a collage image and shared on Instagram and Facebook, with a link to the party and each featured blogger will be tagged.


One lucky blogger who links up this week will win a $25 Amazon gift card. The winner will be selected at random from bloggers who share a link this week. Sharing multiple links does not increase your chance of winning. All you have to do is link up at least one blog post, and your name will be entered to win the drawing.


photo collage of featured crafty ideas and pumpkin recipes for the home matters link party


My mom was a two-time breast cancer survivor. Luckily, both times it was discovered early due to her faithful mammogram screenings.

It’s my understanding that 3D mammograms are best for those of us who have dense breasts. If you aren’t aware of 3D screenings, you may want to make inquiries.

Let me know in the comments if you are participating in any fundraising walks or runs this month or if you’d like to share anything you think would benefit others regarding breast cancer?

Did you miss last week’s party? Hop over to see what you missed!


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Donna @ Modern On MonticelloFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Mel @ Decor, Craft, DesignTwitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Allyson @ Southern SunflowersFacebook | Pinterest | Instagram

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Melissa, from Outnumbered 3 to 1, shows us how to make sugar scrub cubes filled with lilac aromatherapy fragrance oil. You’re imagining that lilac smell right now, aren’t you? Visit her blog to get the details and see other recipes for bath bombs and shower melts!

Helen, from Hello Sewing, provides a video and written step-by-step instructions for how to make her sliding pencil case pattern. This is such a pretty and stylish way to keep our markers and pencils! Hop over to her website to pin the pattern.


Liz, from The Savory Cipolla, has an easy pumpkin cheesecake mousse recipe to share with us. Her no-bake recipe is full of fall flavors and has a light and fluffy texture. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser to prepare for your Thanksgiving or Christmas celebrations. Drop by her blog to get the recipe details!

pumpkin cheesecake mousse in glass dessert dishes

Easy 4-Ingredient Pumpkin Ice Cream ~ The Kitchen is My Playground

Pumpkin Caramel Trifle ~ The Kitchen is My Playground

Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

  1. Please link up no more than three posts each week.
  2. Please take some time to visit some of the other links.
  3. We would love for you to visit your hostesses on their blogs or social media.
  4. We ask that you do not add other Link Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways ~ unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe, or post.
  5. The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

We are looking for co-hosts. Help us rock this partyIf you are interested, please contact Donna at radforddesignstudio@gmail.com

By joining the Home Matters Link Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any party of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured post, in party photo collages, on blogs, and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source.

Thank you for joining in the fun and excitement at the Home Matters Link Party. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to chatting with you in the comments.



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9 thoughts on “Home Matters Party – Crafty Ideas and Pumpkin Recipes”

  1. Allyson,
    Thanks so much for hosting this delightful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  2. Hi Allyson, it’s great to be partying with you all again. I took a blogging break and then ended up with covid, so it’s been a while. I’m enjoying all the fall inspiration shared here this week. πŸ™‚

  3. Allyson, I also wanted to thank you for the info about 3D mammograms, I hadn’t heard that before and my results always come back that I have dense breasts so I am going to ask about it, Thank You!

    1. Jenna, I’m glad I could share something new about mammograms. I always get the 3D scans. If I remember correctly, some insurance don’t cover 3D, but I feel safer getting them.

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