Thursday, December 21

Merry Christmas and WTDW Party #257

Merry Christmas at The What to do Weekends party 2017! Can you believe in just a few short days, that will go all to fast, it will be 2018?!!
I hope it was a wonderful year for you all. I, personally, am glad it is in my rearview now. Time to move on to bigger and better and, hopefully, healthier times.
You Ladies are all SO talented!! I love this party!  If you are new to the party, thank you for joining us and please check out the party board, it's on the sidebar. 
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Thanks!
Here are just a few of my favorites this week.
Most Viewed this week, belongs to Cecilia from The Thrift Store Addiction for her beautiful Rustic and Romantic Christmas

Thursday, December 14

What to do Weekends #256

Hello, friends, and welcome to this week's What to do Weekends party! I'm so glad you're here! I pray that your December is off to a good start and that you're able to enjoy this special season.
  Have you got your Christmas shopping and baking done?!! I'm still just scratching the surface of what I need to get done.  I hope you are more ready than I! From the looks of this weeks party, you are already in full Christmas swing! Here's hoping I catch up soon. :)  You Ladies are all SO talented!! I love this party!  If you are new to the party, thank you for joining us and please check out the party board, it's on the sidebar. Now, time to get on with the party! Please be sure to follow in some way.
You can connect with me right here Shoestring Elegance
Thanks!
Once again, you guys did not disappoint! So much to see, so little time! I'm always amazed at the amount of talent that is shared at this party. 

Most Viewed Post belonged to
Mary and The Boondocks Blog for her post,

Thursday, December 7

What to do Weekends #255

Hello, friends, and welcome to this week's What to do Weekends party! I'm so glad you're here! I pray that your December is off to a good start and that you're able to enjoy this special season.
  Have you got your Christmas shopping and baking done?!! I'm still just scratching the surface of what I need to get done.  I hope you are more ready than I! From the looks of this weeks party, you are already in full Christmas swing! Here's hoping I catch up soon. :)  You Ladies are all SO talented!! I love this party!  If you are new to the party, thank you for joining us and please check out the party board, it's on the sidebar. Now, time to get on with the party! Please follow myself and Linda while you are linking up! 
You can find Linda Blogging here Crafts a la Mode
You can connect with me right here Shoestring Elegance
Thanks!
Once again, you guys did not disappoint! So much to see, so little time! I'm always amazed at the amount of talent that is shared at this party. 
Here are just a few of the highlights!
The Cutest Homemade Snowman Ornaments Ever


Monday, December 4

Quick and Easy Rocky Road Recipe

If you're anything like me you're rushing around a bit to get all your Christmas baking and shopping done. Isn't it such fun?!  Sigh...
In actuality, I LOVE every single bit of it. This past weekend all my available sisters, nieces, sister-in-law, etc.. got together at my Mum's house and we did our Holiday baking day together. There is something very special about these days. We take every single day together as the gift that it is. 
Okay, Onto the Recipe! This is one I make ahead and bring to share with my Mum and my Sisters on our baking day.
Rocky Road! I love it and honestly, this recipe couldn't be easier! 
I just love the combination of roasted nuts. I make it with 3 different kinds, you can make it with whichever are your favorite, total nuts 2 cups.

Friday, December 1

New December Ruby Magazine ~ Have You Seen It Yet?!

Happy December, Friends! I'm so glad you are here with me! It truly is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for me and my family and this December is no exception. I'm thrilled to be able to share with you a wonderful and inspirational online magazine (that I just happen to be published in) alongside some truly gifted ladies. The Magazine is called Ruby. You may have noticed it before, on my sidebar, or down at the bottom of my blog page, here. Those beautiful monthly calendars on the side are also the artwork the Ruby Magazine. By the way, it's printable.
What is Ruby?
 Ruby is an "online Christian women's magazine, published monthly, which features inspirational articles, devotionals, stories, poems, parenting and family life articles, book reviews, crafts, recipes, and so much more."

Thursday, November 30

Happy December and the What to Weekends party #254

Good evening friends! Welcome back to Shoestring Elegance and this week's What to do Weekends party! I hope you all had a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving, I enjoyed this year with some wonderful friends and, of course, great food. If you want to see more about what was on my menu, check it out on Shoestring Elegance's Instagram page.  If you linked up the week before Thanksgiving, check and see if you were one of my Features Here
Can you all believe tomorrow is December already?!  Have you got your Christmas shopping and baking done?!! I'm still just scratching the surface of what I need to get done.  I hope you are more ready than I! From the looks of this weeks party, you are already in full Christmas swing! Here's hoping I catch up soon. :)  You Ladies are all SO talented!! I love this party!  If you are new to the party, thank you for joining us and please check out the party board, it's on the sidebar. 
Please follow Linda and me in some way.
You can find Linda Blogging here Crafts a la Mode
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Thanks!
Here are just a few of my favorites this week.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year has begun! 
Mason Jar Snowman from The Bombshell Bling 
Angie from the Country Cottage Cottage shared her adorable tutorial DIY Candy Cane Wreath from Burlap

Wednesday, November 29

Features from the What to do Weekends Party #252 Thanksgiving Week

Hi friends, a little late is better than not at all, right?! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I wanted to be sure and post some of your incredible creations from the What to do Weekends party #252! Thank you all so much for linking up! I'm still pinning all your talented Features and taking notes. (wink) No fuzzy intro today just your awesome Features! 

Thursday, November 23

Happy Thanksgiving and What to do Weekends #253

Happy Thanksgiving, friends. We are enjoying the day with our friends and Family and pray that you are doing the same. Please feel free to link up and look around.

Thursday, November 16

What to do Weekends #252

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and this week's What to do Weekend party! I'm so very glad you are here. Such an incredible amount of talented people out there. Thank you for taking the time to link up to our party and share your awesomeness! Please follow the Party Board! (it's on the sidebar)
Onto this week's Features! Fall is here, and you all are providing plenty of Inspiration for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Carol at the Red Painted Cottage shared her Simply gorgeous Chic Rustic Thanksgiving Table I just love these colors.
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Thanks!

Cozy Blanket Ladder Upcycle for under $10

I am a child of God, walking with Jesus, daughter to my wonderful parents, sister to four, 3 sisters and one brother, I hope a good friend to several and an Auntie and Great Auntie to many. I cherish all of those titles, but being an Auntie has brought me so much joy that I can't adequately express. 
As a general belief system, I believe my home should be welcoming and make any and every person that enters comfortable. It is a reflection of who I am, how I was raised, an extension of my Faith and how I want others to feel. Comfortable welcomed and loved. Which leads me to this project that I'm sharing with you today.   
Full disclosure for me, one of my "Guilty pleasures" are throw blankets! Throw blankets or blankets of every kind, size, material, or color. I just LOVE them!  This love started many years ago when I only had a couple. But, whenever the grandkids, my niece's and nephews, would come over, I would make a point of having a "slumber party" of sorts, where we would all snuggle up and watch a good old movie, play and eat something fresh that I had just baked.
Inevitably, every single one of them would want my blanket throw, or would definitely have a favorite of my other two or three. I loved this! For many years we had, what I called, the "Blankie Box" and the kids, and a few of the adults, all knew exactly where it was, which one they wanted and that they could help themselves. Which tickled me pink with so much joy.

Sunday, November 12

Cranberry Apple Chutney Recipe ~ New Holiday Favorite

Do you ever have a combination of flavors in your mind that you just know would be good together?  I do. When this happens to me, I can't really rest until I try it.  Maybe it's just me, but ever since the subject of Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations came up this year, the when, where, who's home, the what we'll have conversations started circulating, I have had a flavor in mind that I wanted to try.
I always make my own Cranberry Sauce. I never have enjoyed the 'canned' versions, and so as an adult, preparing my own feasts for the holidays, I have made my own.  Nothing complicated, just fresh 1 -12oz bag of cranberries, the zest of 2 fresh oranges and their juice, some of the chopped up peel popped in while cooking with some sugar and spices. I love it! I love the smell of Christmas it spreads throughout the house. Nothing else quite has that smell. It excites me for the upcoming time with family and friends.
That being said, that was not what was on my mind this year. I kept thinking I wanted something a little more. A little more substance, a lot more dimension, more flavors and a bit sturdier, for lack of a better word. I wanted to incorporate more flavors so that it would work for the Thanksgiving and upcoming Christmas feeds but also be wonderful on its own, or for a wonderful appetizer. 

Thursday, November 9

What to do Weekends #251

Hi friends and Welcome to What to do Weekends!  So excited to finally to be enjoying some RAIN and more Fall-like weather, here in Northern California!  No surprise to most of you that this truly is My favorite time of the year. I'm so grateful that you have come to join in the fun at this party! So much talent is a little intimidating. I'm so grateful that you have come to join in the fun at this party! That said here are some of the Features for this week! 
Bombshell Bling share this yummy recipe for her Pumpkin Chiffon Pie Recipe! I can't wait to try her recipe! 
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Angie from The Country Chic Cottage's Fall Candles: Make These for Fall Scents Can't you just smell all the yumminess?!! I can't wait to try this! Thank you Angie! 

Please follow myself and Linda while you are linking up! 
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Thanks!

Thursday, November 2

What to do Weekends #250 ~ Happy November!

Hi friends and Welcome to What to do Weekends! Hello November! So excited to finally get some Fall like weather here in Northern California. There's even a chance of rain, that has a lot of us extremely excited, present company included. :) This is my favorite time of the year. I'm so grateful that you have come to join in the fun at this party!
I got back to blogging myself this week and shared my locally famous recipe for Almond Orange Biscotti Recipe that is seriously far better than any I have ever tasted in any cafe. If you have a chance click on over and have a look.
Here's a little teaser.
Now, time to get on with the party! Please follow myself and Linda while you are linking up! 
You can find Linda Blogging here Crafts a la Mode
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Thanks!
Once again, you guys did not disappoint! So much to see, so little time! I'm always amazed at the amount of talent that is shared at this party. 
Just look at my first Feature tonight! Jenn from Clean and Scentsible showed us how to make your own Pumpkin Soap! Love this idea! 

Wednesday, November 1

Better Than the Cafe Almond-Orange Biscotti & It's Easy

It often seems a bit trivial or insignificant to share a recipe or a craft, when there are so many much more serious things, problems, devastation going on around us. These last few weeks have been horrendous for my County and State. I live in a beautiful little town, smack dab in the middle of Northern California, that you have undoubtedly heard about on the news, we have had the worst firestorms in our state's history in the past few weeks. So much devastation is heartbreaking. However, I am safe... My Family is safe and sound... I'm abundantly grateful to be able to profess to that fact and yet I worked at our church's evacuation center, with hundreds of others, volunteering, trying to do something...anything.. to help our community that was so irreversibly changed forever. Historical landmarks, that we grew up with, gone forever.
Thousands of families don't have a home to go home to. And so we do our best... we provide all we can, physically, for their needs and we pray. We comfort them as best we can, knowing we can't fully imagine the loss that they feel. We pray that somehow God will turn their tragedy into an unseen blessing. Because what else can we do? I continue to pray for them and to give thanks for my family's own safety.  We continue a donation center for their ongoing needs. The one thing that IS certain, the community I live in is so incredibly awesome! The generosity of time, money, prayers, whatever the need they are all over it above and beyond. We express an evacuee's need and it is filled tenfold within a couple hours. Amazing! This has become quite a popular image in our county over the past month
and..I couldn't be more #SonomaProud.
  I think it is in times like this that we truly must bake, decorate, do whatever it is that we can do to "feather our own nest" so to speak, to find some sense of normalcy. After all, it truly isn't the four walls around us that make our house a home. It's the love, care, people, memories and traditions that make us who we are, complete and define us.  
With that in mind, I am sharing with you, today, my recipe for my Almond-Orange Biscotti. This is a newer favorite of mine. I've been making these for the past three or four years and they have been a huge success with my family and friends.  So much so, that last year for Christmas a double batch was my gift to my Sister and her husband. :) So whether you are starting your holiday baking or just really want to add a yummy new recipe to your repertoire, these are delicious.

Thursday, October 26

What to do Weekends #249 ~ Last party of the Month!

Good evening, friends! Thank you so much for coming over and sharing all your wonderful creations with us each week. October gone, just like that!   Times flying by faster and faster the older I get! I hope you all have had a wonderful week! 
Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. I'm am so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!

On with this week's Features! Sorry, not as many as usual, my time is not my own these days! Whew! Enjoy!
Cathy from Vintage Paint and More shared her adorable Easy Lacy Vintage Pumpkins Too cute! 

Thursday, October 19

What to do Weekends #248

Good evening, friends! Thank you so much for coming over and sharing all your wonderful creations with us each week.  
We are almost clear from the Northern California Fires.  The air isn't as full of smoke and the forecast is for a light rain this evening, one that we have all been praying for to help our wonderful, courageous firefighters. We are SO grateful! 
With that said, Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  Please do follow the Party Board! Talented people all around me! I love it!
Marie from the Interior Frugalista shared her super cute Fabric Pumpkins With Cabinet Knob Stems. I love them! These kinds of pumpkins I would have around my house! 

Thursday, October 12

What to do Weekends #247

Welcome to the What to do Weekends party!  If you are new to the Party. Welcome. I'm so very glad you are here! We have a Party Board on Pinterest, so, please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you are having a WONDERFUL (almost) WEEKEND!
Here are a couple of my favorites and Features for this week! ( I must apologize, I live in Northern California and the fires here are taking my immediate attention, so I'm not able to feature as many of you that deserve it this week. Thanks for being here and sharing all of your talents!
Shout out for my Love of all things Autumn! jody at Southern Seazons captured it perfectly right here with her Autumn Dining room Vignette "Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins Please" I just love it! 

Thursday, October 5

What to do Weekends #246 ~ Happy October!

Hello, Friends! Welcome back to the What to do Weekends party!  Happy Fall! I just absolutely love this Season! I can't wait for the cooler weather!  I hope you like my blog's new look!  It was time. I'm still doing a little tweaking here and there, but my hope is that it is much more reader-friendly. Let me know what you think! 
You Ladies are all SO talented!! I love this party! 
If you are new to the Party. Welcome. We are so very glad you are here!  I've been pinning away again during the week, so, please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you will link up and check out the Features, both here, and with Linda @ Crafts a la Mode!  They aren't the same! We each pick our own! Thanks for sharing with us! I hope you are having a WONDERFUL (almost) WEEKEND!
Here are a few of my favorites and Features for this week!
Kit from The Kittchen shared her yummy recipe and had me drooling on my keyboard with this delicious Pear and Blue Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin.
Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home shared her beautiful Fall Farmhouse Kitchen. So pretty, so much to see!


Surviving Aneurysms, Strokes and Cancer and God's Amazing Grace

Hello sweet friends, I'm so happy to be able to share with you again.  I hope you 
like the new look to my blog.  I felt the need for a fresh start.
As you most likely know, I haven't really been able to write or share any original content with you in quite some time. There is a reason. You know how people always say, your life can change in a moment?  I have, in the past two years,  found out just exactly how true that statement is.  
MY life "changed in a moment" the minute I was baptized and reborn with Jesus Christ and, then, again, on January 2nd, 2016.  Last January.  I received a call from my Sister, who insisted I sit down. (by the way, if you ever want to worry someone, insist that they sit down before telling them why you're calling)  After I convinced her that I was already sitting, she proceeded to tell me that my Mother, My best friend in this world, had suffered an Aneurysm and was currently being helicoptered from the hospital in my Sister's town of Redding, where they had been visiting, to UC Davis Medical Center, Neuro Intensive Care. 

Thursday, September 28

What to do Weekends #245 ~ Last One for September!

Good evening, friends! Thank you so much for coming over and sharing all your wonderful creations with us each week. Can you believe it is already the last week of September?!! That's right! Next week, October already!  Times flying by faster and faster the older I get! I hope you all have had a wonderful week! 
Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  I went a little crazy with the Features this week. But, Dang! You guys just really went to town! 

Like Clean and Scentsible's Easy Fall Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Thursday, September 21

What to do Weekends #244 ~ Happy AUTUMN/FALL (Officially)!

Hello friends! Welcome. And, I finally get to say it tonight.......Happy Fall 2017!! If you follow me at all you know this is my very favorite time of year! I, very literally, count the days! :)  I'm so excited to get to start bundling up in blankets and not having to worry if it's too hot to bake or not!  I do realize that many of you live in other parts of the world and that you have endured some devastating weather. I truly apologize and I am praying that you all are dry and safe. I'm here in Northern California and the heat has been awful. I am not a small woman so when it passes 90, 100, 110 degrees Fahrenheit ... I am simply miserable and unable to do anything, hence my over exuberance for the seasonal change. 
Okay, back to the party! You all shared some wonderfully fall'ish posts that I was so excited to see! as you will note by my features this week, I have a bit of a one-track mind, lately!  On with the show! 
Please do check out the Party Board!  I do pin quite a bit to this Board every week. 
Up first, Southern Seazons shared her fun Fall Bench all decked out in her Front Entry!  Love this look! 
Cooking on the Front Burners shared this yummy recipe for Quick and Easy Upside Down Peach Cake for Two Love this recipe!

Thursday, September 14

What to do Weekends #243

Hello, Friends! Welcome back to the What to do Weekends party! You are all SO talented!! I loved the party this week! 
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you will link up and check out the Features, both here, and with Linda @ Crafts a la Mode! Thanks for sharing with us! I hope you are having a WONDERFUL (almost) WEEKEND!
Here are a few of my favorites and Features for this week!
Michele from Crafts Unleashed shared her Simply perfect Faux DIY Fall Succulent Pumpkin Decor

Thursday, September 7

What to do Weekends #242 ~ Happy September!!

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you will link up and check out the Features, both here, and with Linda @ Crafts a la Mode! Thanks for sharing with us! I hope you are having a WONDERFUL (almost) WEEKEND!
Here are a few of my favorites and Features for this week!
DIY Framed Beadboard Art Beautiful Angela!
Six Watercolors for Fall  LOVE!!!

Thursday, August 31

What to do Weekends Party #241 and Anniversary Party Success!

Hello, Ladies! Welcome back! I just wanted to add a little personal note to let you know that my parent's Anniversary party was a huge success! And, they were certainly surprised. :) I'm going to be sharing several DIY tricks and recipes that I used for the party in the next month, but I thought I'd give you all a quick sneak peek at the cake I made for the event! Recipe and tips to come......
Now....Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you will link up and check out the Features, both here, and with Linda @ Crafts a la Mode! Thanks for sharing with us! I hope you are having a WONDERFUL (almost) WEEKEND!
Here are a few of my favorites and Features for this week!
Wonderfully Made by Leslie shared her adorable DIY Fall Farmhouse Wreath Isn't it sweet?! 
Gluesticks Blog shared this yummy recipe for Grandpa Bobs Apple Cinnamon Nut Bread. Yes, please! Hand waving in the air here! 
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Thanks!

Thursday, August 24

A Very Special Week & the What to do Weekends Party!

Hi Friends, Happy Weekend! Ladies, I am sorry I will not be able to post my usual Features today, I will catch up more with you all next week. I have pinned many. You see, this week, my family and I are celebrating these beautiful people!
This is my incredibly wonderful parents 60 years ago!
After an aneurysm, cancers, and strokes and all of us they are still together, still in love, still on their own two feet and still wonderful.  Our family is completely and wonderfully Blessed by the abundant Grace of God with my miraculous parents.
Here are my parents today and, unbeknown to them, we are going to truly celebrate them in style this weekend!

Thursday, August 17

What to do Weekends #239

It has been a busy week! Do you have any little ones that started back to school this week? That's right only 2 weeks left in August. Lots to do! I'll be sharing it all with you in the next couple of weeks. You all look like you've been very busy creating!
Well, Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you will link up and check out the Features, both here, and with Linda @ Crafts a la Mode! Thanks for sharing with us! I hope you are having a WONDERFUL (almost) WEEKEND!
Here are a few of my favorites and Features for this week!
Jenny Louise Marie got me excited about decorating for Fall with her cute post and many cute ways to Style Tiered Stand... this one was from Priscilla's Blog
I loved the idea of See Lindsey's Mini French Apple Tart

Thursday, August 10

What to do Weekends #238

Happy Thursday Evening, Friends.
Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you will link up and check out the Features, both here, and with Linda @ Crafts a la Mode! Thanks for sharing with us! I hope you are having a WONDERFUL (almost) WEEKEND!
Here are a few of my favorites and Features for this week!
Summer Home Tour by The Red Painted Cottage. So cute! 
Vintage Farmhouse Drop cloth Doily Cushion as well as many other fun Easy Drop Cloth Projects from Raggedy Bits. Love them all! 

Thursday, August 3

What to do Weekends #237 ~ Happy August

Hi friends, I'm so glad you are here. Happy August! Already. This summer and year, for that matter, have just been flying by. I hope you've had a good week. Mine was a bit slower than usual, but then again that's kinda nice every once in awhile. I shared my Lemon Curd and Candied Lemon Peel recipes with you all earlier today. I hope you get a chance to take a look.  With that said should we get to the party? 
So much talent, thank you all so much for joining us each week. This week, I'm sharing a few FEATURES that caught my eye. 
First up, is Interior Frugalista's Faux Snakeskin Tray with Stencil. I love how this turned out. Nice job!
Paulette's Paper shared her Weekly Bible Journal.  I love it! Friends if you haven't started bible journaling yet, you really don't know what you're missing.

Quick and Easy Homemade Lemon Curd and Candied Lemon Peel!

Hi Friends, It has been too long since I've been able to share something of my own with you! Yesterday, I posted some of these images on Shoestring Elegance's Facebook Page Well, let's just say there was far more interest than I had anticipated in my use of the Lemons that came with my new home. I lost my rose garden when I had to move, but I gained a Lemon tree! I'm, constantly trying to find the silver linings, I guess.  Truthfully, to have found any new place in my home town these days is quite a feat, so I am choosing gratitude for all that I am blessed with. Which now includes a Lemon Tree! 
Which brings me to these images!  With the lemons starting to fall and new green ones starting to appear, I felt I better get to using them for something more than the lemon zest in my everyday cooking.

Thursday, July 27

What to do Weekends #236 ~ Last Party for July

Hi Friends! Happy Wednesday and Happy What to Weekends party! 
Welcome and Thank you!
I'm so grateful you have joined me, here. Your creativity just abounds. It's extremely difficult every week to just pick a few of your posts to Feature, with SO much talent. 
So, I'm doing one thing a little different this week with my Features;  First up, is your most clicked on pick for the week!  Your fingers and mine were clicking on Penny's, of Penny's Vintage Home's, beautiful post Creative Ways to Display Plants I just LOVE this too! So nice job Penny!
Angie over at Deco Art Blog shared this truly fun vignette with her Painted Pallet Art
Of course, I have been pinning away all week, too, so please be sure to Please do check out the Party Board!  

Thursday, July 20

What to do Weekends #235

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you will link up and check out the Features, both here, and with Linda @ Crafts a la Mode! Thanks for sharing with us! I hope you are having a WONDERFUL (almost) WEEKEND!
Here are a few of my favorites and Features for this week!
Sparkle's beautiful Strawberry Shortcake
Repurpose and Upcycle's fun Farmhouse Entryway made with Thrifted Finds

Thursday, July 13

What to do Weekends #234

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you will link up and check out the Features, both here, and with Linda @ Crafts a la Mode! Thanks for sharing with us! I hope you are having a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!
Here's a few of my favorites and Features for this week!