Happiness is Homemade with Sutter Home

Happiness is Homemade starts in your hands yet is led by your heart.
It’s when you create something from scratch, whether it be a recipe, or something else that brings beauty and joy to your home or someone else’s. When Happiness is Homemade so are heartfelt moments and cherished memories.

Happiness is Homemade is also about living the good life every day. Here’s a perfect example of just that. Preparing to host a party with family, friends, and neighbors could be considered a very hectic ordeal. Yet taking some how-to tips from Cyd Converse, one of our favorite Sutter Home lifestyle bloggers, who’s also a mother, soothsayer, sage and founder of the “Sweetest Occasion,” makes us realize that crafting our own homemade invitations, recipes, cocktails, and home décor for any size gathering of loved ones, in the loving comforts of our home, doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, it can bring you a wealth of joy and happiness.


“Bringing people together to sip wine, enjoy amazing food, and make memories is the best way to show how much you care about them.”

– Cyd Converse


We hope you find inspiration in the wonderful ways that Cyd Converse hosted her own Sutter Home Day at home. Below you’ll find many of Cyd’s homemade recipes and tips for entertaining at your home.

Homemade Menus | Get these crafty personalized menus here

Mini Cheeseburger Skewers

Chicken Caesar Skewers

Classic Red Wine Sangria

Mac & Cheese-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers | Get the recipe

White Wine Margarita

Pesto Pasta Salad

Tiramisu in a Jar

Parting Party Favors  | Find out how to make them here

Irresistible Skewer Recipes

Floral Centerpieces

Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes