11 August 2022

YOU"RE The Star @ This Week's Thursday Favorite Things

Good morning friends! Happy Thursday. I’m so glad you’re here. Today, is all about you! Thank you all so much for coming every week and making this party what it is, a seriously awesome place to get information and inspiration! Thank you for all your kind comments and words of encouragement and kindness over the years. I appreciate you all more than you’ll ever know. This week Shoestring Elegance celebrates 1.5 million views. All from a little experiment I thought I’d try ten years ago. Let’s get onto some more of your incredible offerings from last week! 

The Sunshine Cottage Porch & Garden from Pam @ Everyday Living

04 August 2022

Baking, Gardening and Enjoying August (TFT PARTY)

 Hi friends! What a wonderful start to August for us here in Northern California! The first day of August came in with a very unexpected, surprise little rain storm.  I was, needless to say, ecstatic! Not only that we NEED IT SO MUCH, but my garden was thrilled! I don’t think I told you yet, but what I decided to do, when trying gardening for myself, was growing Heirloom tomatoes and veggies. 

I’m kind of an information junkie when I start something new. So, I thought if I was going to put in the effort, I wanted the maximum output! My ELEVEN varieties, now,  are coming along quite nicely too! Oh! Did I mention I just finished baking 100 blueberry breakfast cookies for my church today? Yep, busy but happy! 

Lemon Zucchini Bread the House On Silverado 

28 July 2022

Summer Eats @ The Thursday Favorite Things party!

 Summer inspiration galore! Thank you all! Welcome any new joiners.   I’m so excited to let you know that Monday morning @ 7:57 a.m our family grew by one sweet little grandniece, Eleanor Diane! Mum and baby are both well and beautiful! Such an exciting time. I’m over the moon. 

 Thank you for all your wonderful comments. They are so appreciated! Let’s get a look at some of the yummilicious recipes you all shared at last week’s party! 

Look at Jenny from Not Entirely Average’s 5 Ingredient Southern Fried Zucchini Fritters Yum! I make a version of these and Summer wouldn’t be the same without them! Be sure to try them out! 

21 July 2022

Short and Sweet

Hi friends, welcome back. I’m so glad you are here, but let me tell you it has been a week. Please link up and visit each other and enjoy the party. I’ll be back with even more features and fun next week. Have a wonderful weekend. But, first, have some fun with Michele,  from Hello Lovely’s Silly Tweets & Sweet Treats for Home.

14 July 2022

Midsummer Fun at the Thursday Favorite Things Party

Good morning and welcome back! Happy almost midsummer 2022. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to that, years in the 20’s, that is.  I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Summer with relatively comfortable temperatures. We are having an unexpectedly cooler month than our usual and I must admit I’m loving it! Upper 80’s is much more comfortable than the 100’s anytime. Not to mention, how nice my heirloom tomatoes are responding. I can’t wait to share more about my gardening journey with you soon! Today I’m  putting in a few patty pan squash and starting some honeynut squash for Fall!  So exciting! On with this week’s party! 
I love all you have been up to! 

Like, Marie, from Interior Frugalista’s Handmade Wooden Garden Caddy With Farmhouse Style isn’t it beautiful? 

07 July 2022

Happy July!

Happy July friends! I hope you all had a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend! 

Welcome back to this week’s Thursday Favorite Things party! I’m running a bit later than usual, this morning. My apologies! So much to do these days! I’m hoping to share some tips I’ve learned as I have been planting and growing a quite substantial garden from seed this year.  

Let’s take a look at a few of your link ups from last week! 

Look at this beautiful door arrangement, a Summer Ice Cream Cone - From a Witch Hat! from Ann at Applestreet Cottage! So cute!

30 June 2022

Happy Fourth of July Weekend and This Week’s TFT Party

Good morning dear friends and welcome back to Shoestring Elegance, and to this week's Thursday Favorite Things party! Thank you so much for joining me/us. Before we get onto the party, I'd just like to thank you all for your continued clicks and links, you bring me more joy than you'll ever know. 

Thursday, being the 'unofficial' start to the weekend, means that I get this opportunity to wish you all a safe, healthy, and Happy Fourth of July weekend. That is, if you are in the states, if you’re from Canada, Happy Canada Day weekend and  if your joining is from somewhere else, I wish you a wonderful weekend as well! Never short on inspiration, you all did not disappoint last week either.  Enjoy a quick peek at some of last week's shares before you link up this week.  And, please do have a lovely weekend. 

Michele from Hello Lovely has us covered with her gorgeous 4th of July Tablescapes, Festive Decor & Party Ready Finds Now! Thank you! I loved them all.

23 June 2022

Happy Summer 2022!

Good morning sweet friends! Thank you for understanding my absence last week and for your kind well wishes and prayers.  I’m happy to report my mother and sister seem to be past the worst of Covid and on the road to recovery.  Praise the Lord! Happy Summer 2022! Can you believe it? Thank you for joining us @ the Thursday Favorite Things party.  I hope you are all well and enjoying some pleasant weather.  Summer started off with a bang, here in Northern California, with 105 degrees!