Thursday, January 16

I'mmmm Back! Medicated..But Back

Hi friends, I'm so sorry about last week. I never did get back to the party. I apologize, but, like I said, sometimes, life just takes over. Being a nurse and someone who's already living with pain, you write a lot of things off about your body, until you just can't anymore. :(
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Pam from Everyday Living's Top Monday Morning Blooms just makes me smile!

Friday, January 10

TFT January 2020!

I’m sorry, friends, I’ve had an unavoidable interruption. Life just sometimes does that. I’ll be back later in the week to share and see what you’ve all been up to. Please share your wonderful links!

Thursday, January 2

Happy New Year! Come Inspire or Be Inspired.

Glad Tidings, friends! Truly, since we last gathered, we all shared the Good News of Christmas! How wonderful is that?! It seems as if it has been forever since I last sat down at my computer to address you all and to look over all your beautiful projects, writings, beliefs, and shares with me, but it's really only been a couple of weeks. I'm still trying to wrap my head around that! It has been a very busy Winter, Fall, Christmas... well, time, in general, I guess. Some wonderful happenings and some very difficult times, but here we still are the beginning of a new decade! 

Does that blow your mind as much as it does mine?! I know it's really just a day later than yesterday, but....2020!! Whoa! It sounds otherworldly to me.  I'm sorry I haven't been able to share as much as I usually do in the past few parties, but family and health must take precedence and I feel, and hope, that you all truly do understand. 

Thursday, December 19

It's Christmas Time!

Good morning, friends, running a bit behind! Please check back with me, I'd love to highlight some of your beautiful and inspiring Christmas posts! Meanwhile, join the party! Show me what you're doing! I love all the Holiday ideas!
How gorgeous is this Holiday Table from The Crowned Goat

Thursday, December 12

Thursday Favorite Things!

I'm sorry my dear friends, family emergency, but please link up and I will be back!!
In the meantime check out my TEN FEATURES from the last week HERE!

Thursday, December 5

10 Awesome Christmas DIYs For You and Your Family

Good morning friends! Happy Thursday! I pray you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends near.
Mine was busy but very satisfying.
I was able to decorate and unveil my church's Christmas stage last Sunday and I think it is safe to say it was a huge success. I can't wait to share the images and How to's with you in the very near future!
So, what's up today?! It's rainy and wonderful here today! So you can understand why I was excited to share all your Christmas DIYS from our last party! Thank you and congratulations!
Carrie from Curly Crafty Mom's DIY Farmhouse Mini Rolling Pins are adorable and she made some festive Christmas Color ones too!

Thursday, November 21

Thanksgiving...Christmas...Everything Beautiful & Yummy! (TFT Party)

Hello beautiful friends! I'm so very pleased to be here and, especially, to have you here joining me. It's a busy time, isn't it? But there's so much to be enjoyed this time of year! I am still working away at the decorations for my church's Christmas stage, lobby, entrance... The list goes on and on, but it's so exciting to get to be a part of something that you will get to enjoy with your church family at one of the most beautiful and meaningful times of the year. But enough about me, look at all the gorgeousness you all have been sharing at our wonderful TFT party!!
Again, I can not say this enough! If I had all day I could be featuring tons of your links, nut since we are a bit restrained these days on time and energy, I will have to settle for sharing a few of my absolute favorites!
Michele from Hello Lovely shared some absolutely stunning and elegant inspirations in her beautiful post "Quiet Christmas Decorated Rooms & The Power of Candlelight" Wouldn't you love looking at this beautiful staircase this holiday season? I know I sure would... Just dreamy, Michele. Thank you.

Thursday, November 14

A Little Peek At This Christmas' Future DIY's! (and, this week's TFT party!)

I think this is a super fun time of year to start planning your Christmas Home! Especially with Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas (yes, I am an addict!) providing tons of Inspiration. Not to mention, that I am doing the Christmas decorations for my church, which are going to be off the charts gorgeous! Still SO DIY! What's not to love?! I wish I was as far ahead of many of last week's bloggers, who provided even more inspiration with their, already done posts of all things wonderfully beautiful and DIY for Christmas. Hae a look!
Love CoCo from The Crowned Goat's  Christmas on the Front Porch. Missing my old front porch! Definitely, a "must-have" next place I live!

Thursday, November 7

Thursday Favorite Things ~ Loving Autumn

Good morning my friends. Welcome back to Shoestring Elegance and this week's TFT party!
Thank you all, again, for your wonderfully kind comments, prayers and concern. It appears we are finally all clear from the fires in our area. And we are thanking God because we know how much worse it could have been. No lives were lost!
So, back to enjoying our Fall, albeit a little delayed and different this year. However, you all are still here providing me with so much inspiration!! Let’s look at some of your wonderful offerings from last week’s party!

Thursday, October 31

Fall Favorites (TFT Party)

Good morning, my friends. I'm going to have to keep it short and sweet today, I'm not sure if my power will stay on very long. I want to thank all of you, who left comments of support and added your prayers to mine last week, as we, here in Northern California navigated life with nearby fires and rolling power outages. I'm sorry I haven't had the time to respond to all your kind comments, but I did get to read them and am very grateful.
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Yesterday evening, finally, brought some very welcome new...
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"The wind event proved to be much less than they thought. Our amazing firefighters kept the fire at bay and the increase was minimal. We are at 76,825 acres and 45% containment which is AMAZING!! 
Forever grateful for all your prayers and the hard work done to keep us safe and the damage minimal!"
With sincerest Gratitude, I'm sharing some faves from last week, sorry my part is not more complete this week, next week will be better! 
Happy Halloween!
Your Features!

Thursday, October 24

DIY Halloween Decor (Even if Your Not A Halloween Fan) TFT Party

Welcome!!Welcome! Welcome, to TFT blog link party. Aka Thursday Favorite Things blog hop link party for blog writers and blog readers! I hope you have all been enjoying the change of season. Unfortunately we are back in the 90's and are on high alert for the fires burning right now in Northern California. Sigh... Eerily similar to the major fires we had two years ago.  Prayers please friends.
I must admit, I am not a huge fan of Halloween, but even I can truly appreciate the following!
Jenna at The red Painted Apron's Season of the Witch Tablescape is just too sweet not to feature!

Thursday, October 17

All Things Autumn & This Week's Thursday Favorite Thing Party

Good morning, friends. Well, it's finally happened...Autumn has arrived. Yes, even here in Northern California and I couldn't be happier. Even with all the fire scares, the power shutoffs, stocking the house for emergencies, I am abundantly grateful for cool, crisp air, fog that brings back that wonderful morning mist and humidity levels that so help all our firefighters... Grateful.  Happy to be baking, cooking soups and stews and all the wonderful things that come with this glorious Season. I've even needed my coat a couple of times. Simply blissful.
Here's a look at some of the Linkups that caught my eye from last week's party! If you missed it, check it out now, here.
Linda @ It All started With Paint's No Carve Jeweled Pumpkins – Glam Pumpkin Craft Idea

Thursday, October 10

From the Northern California PG&E Power Shut Off!... We Still Party with the TFT Gang

Hello Friends, I am going to have to keep it short and simple before my power gets shut off! Yes, I'm in that Northern California area where the power company is shutting power our off to preemptively prevent wildfires. Don't ask me..I just live here. You all certainly brought your A-game last week! please enjoy my features from last week's party and visit each other! I'm going to pop off while I still have power and a little bit of time to try and manage some of my house.
Here are your Features! 
Debra@Common Ground Window Box Centerpiece for Fall

Thursday, October 3

Happy October! TFT's Early Autumn Party

Good morning friends! I am so glad you are here for the party!!
Finally, some wonderful cooler fall weather to report and I have been baking up a storm! 
Welcome to the Thursday Favorite Things party!
 I, and our wonderful co-hostesses, could not be more thrilled to have you here to kick the Party off for this week!!  Thank you to all of you who come join us here each week with your wonderful Crafts, Recipes and DIY incredible creations! 
If you are new to the Party, Welcome! I'm so very glad you are here!
Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party. If you missed it click here to see all the wonderful offerings.
Linda from Crafts a la Mode's Pumpkin Cheesecake CAKE! What a yummy way to start the Season!

Monday, September 30

Another Season..Another Big Change

To every season there is change, and this Fall is no exception.
It is with a heavy heart that I write to you today, by the end of this week,  the wonderful Ruby Magazine, that I have SO enjoyed being a part of, will be no more.  Thankfully, unlike when Ruby