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Tuesday, November 29

Festive, Personalized, DIY Recycled Coasters

One of the truly wonderful gifts of hosting a Blog Party, like my What to so Weekends, is that I get to go through a lot of beautiful and inspiring projects, up-cycles, crafts, recipes, decorations, and makeovers! All that inspiration usually takes me on a path to my next share with you. Some, just inspire me to get going with the projects I have already been working on, while others completely lead me to do my version of what I saw. Today's post is the latter.  A few months ago, I featured an awesome idea from Sam at Raggedy Bits! 

Friday, November 25

Happy Thanksgiving ~ What to do Weekends #201

Good Morning! I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving and are enjoying this long weekend of gratitude with your Family and Friends! May we all continue to be abundantly blessed and grateful.

Saturday, November 19

32 DIY Handmade Ornaments That You Can Make for this Christmas

Hi Friends. It's already past mid-November if you can believe that! Time truly does fly by... Thanksgiving is next week, and the following week we will be in December and rushing to get all our Christmas baking, decorating, shopping, etc...done! Wheww! Right now is a great time to enjoy baking or making things for yourself or with your kids that you can enjoy all through this season and many more to come. 

Thursday, November 17

What to Do Weekends #200!! ~ We're Celebrating!

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
Thank you so much, to all of you, who come join us here, each week, with your wonderful Crafts, Recipes and DIY creations.   I'm so excited to see what you are bringing to share with us this week!
I LOVE all the creativity you bring to this Party!  If you are new to the Party, Welcome! We are so very glad you are here!  We have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board! 

My Features for this week started with The Turquoise Home's adorable Thanksgiving Conversation Starters Printable This is such a cute idea! 

Tuesday, November 15

Nova Scotia Style Shortbread Cookies ~ Holiday Baking Time

I make these wonderful cookies every year, These are my personal favorite cookie. Truly, very "Nova Scotia style" Shortbread Cookies. As I did last year, this year. I made both the plain and the ones with some chocolate drizzle for my friends that are not real use to a cookie without alot of sugar. I hope you enjoy them!
I want to tell you that, for me, this is "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"! Even as January creeps closer. I love this holiday time, celebrating the Birth of Jesus, and having "special time" to spend with my Loved ones. I truly believe, and wish people would have a little Christmas in their hearts all year long, present company Included!!

Thursday, November 10

What to do Weekends #199

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
 THE COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS IS ON! Yay!
If you are anything like me, it's a welcome diversion from the news.
Thank you so much, to all of you, who come join us here, each week, with your wonderful Crafts, Recipes and DIY creations. I am truly inspired by all the creativity you bring to this Party!  
If you are new to the Party, Welcome! We are so very glad you are here!  We have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  Onto Shoestring's Features for this week! 
Simply Stacie shared this yummy Cinnamon Cappuccino! If you have ever followed me on Instagram, you already knew this one would be a huge hit for me. :) 

Friday, November 4

ALL Things Christmas DIY Linky Party!

This is not the What to do Weekends Party! This is just for Christmas DIY Crafts and Creations. 

WELCOME to the
DIY Christmas Linky Party



Please feel free to link up new and also past year's Christmas DIY!

I'm so looking forward to the Christmas inspiration. I want to make EVERYTHING!

(Please, NO FOOD -save those for the What to do Weekends weekly party on Thursday at 7/10 P.M. Pacific time)

Thursday, November 3

What to do Weekends #198 ~ Happy November!

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
HAPPY NOVEMBER!! THE COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS IS ON!!
Thank you so much, to all of you, who come join us here, each week, with your wonderful Crafts, Recipes and DIY creations.
I LOVE all the creativity you bring to this Party!  
If you are new to the Party, Welcome! We are so very glad you are here!  We have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board! 
Quick Note here! I have shared some of your wonderful recipes in a Comfort Food Post called
Fall Comfort Foods You Need To Make make sure you check it out and see if your Recipe was included!!
Okay, now I can move onto Shoestring's Features for this past week!
I'm not usually a big fan of Halloween decor, but Run to Radiance had these adorable Halloween Decor  Crates that I just thought were as sweet as you can get.
Simply Stacie shared her Yummy Turkey Cranberry Brie Quesadillas  that I will definitely be trying out this month!! Don't these look like pure deliciousness?!! 

Tuesday, November 1

Fall Comfort Foods You Need to Make!

Happy November! We had a perfectly rainy past week, that I am so grateful for and the chill is just starting to embrace our mornings and evenings. I can't tell you how this makes me smile. 
 
What better way to welcome the new month in than sharing some honest, down home good, tried and true Comfort Foods?!  Don't we all look forward to the true tastes of home? 
November and/or Fall would not be complete without a really good fill of homemade Pumpkin Bread and this recipe fits the bill perfectly!