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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.