Thursday, July 11

My Summer Favorite Things ~ (This Week's TFT)

Hello, friends.  I'm so glad you are here. Thank you for your visit.
 I'm trying to get caught up again this week after last week's holiday and festivities.  There always seems so much to do and so little time to do it in.  But, I'm just going to keep taking it one day at a time. (I don't really have a choice) :)  How was your holiday weekend?  I hope you enjoyed some quality time with family and friends and had a chance to celebrate in whatever way makes you happy.
How creative you all have been!  I just love looking through all your link ups!
Here are some of my Summer Favorites from last week's party.

Ahna from Hammers N Hugs shared her new mantel and some wonderful images and ideas with us on just How to Decorate with Fireplace Mantels. All are gorgeous!

Thursday, July 4

Happy 4th of July! (This Week's TFT)

Good morning. Wishing you all a safe and sound Fourth of July, here in the USA and for all of my friends and family in Canada, I hope you had a wonderful Canada Day! I shared some of your wonderful Patriotic projects and recipes on Shoestring Elegance's Facebook page, HERE
If you haven't already followed me there, you may want to now, as I do share your projects and recipes off and on during the week.
Do you have exciting plans to celebrate this Independence Day?! I'd Love to hear about it. Please stay safe.

Thursday, June 27

It's ALL About Summertime! (This Week's TFT Party)

Hello beautiful friends, I'm so glad you are here. Welcome to this week's Thursday Favorite Things party! Are you all surviving the heat in your area? I sure hope so. I'm doing my best, but triple digit weather is not my cup of tea.  What is, however, re your beautiful link ups last week! How's that for a segue-way?  Enjoy your weekends and enjoy this week's wonderful Features. (Can you tell I was a little hungry when i picked these? Yep! They are perfect for Summer, though! 
Look atCarol from Comfort Spring's Strawberry Cupcakes! YUMMO

Thursday, June 20

Summer Trends @ This Week's TFT Party

Happy Summer! Well, tomorrow anyway. I hope you all are enjoying this time with your families. Welcome back to this week's TFT! 
I'm so very glad you are here.
 No  time to waste! So many wonderful and inspiring things to see.
 Come see the Features from last week's party and link up your latest posts for this week!
Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles' Evolution Of A Color Crush LOVE!
I couldn\t decide what image I liked best! They were all so beautiful. 

Thursday, June 13

New Summer "Go To's" at This Week's TFT Party!

My goodness, friends, I, literally, could have pinned all week!! You all are sharing so many wonderful projects, DIY's, Inspiration and the Recipes! Oh my goodness. Thank you so much for joining us and me here.  I'm finally getting an evening to breath, after numerous days of record breaking heat and couldn't be more thrilled. What more perfect way to end a great day than to share some of your wonderful posts! As I said I could have Pinned and Featured some 200+ link ups! Here are the ones that caught my eyes first!
Jamie from So Much Better With Age shared her Awesome post 5 Tips for Summer Decorating

Thursday, June 6

Summer Lovin' Recipes!

Sorry, my friends I ran a little late today!! I have some of your wonderful features up now, and I will add more throughout the day, but I wanted to make sure you could join the party now! So please accept my apology and check back later today! FEATURES ADDED!!  Thank you for your patience! Please enjoy these wonderful summer recipes and party with us!!
Michelle from Thistle Key Lane showed us how to make this yummy  Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet Recipe

Thursday, May 30

Summer DIY Inspirations (This Week's Favorite Things Party)

Hi friends, can you believe the day after tomorrow is June?! Already! This year just seems to be flying by. Just a few short weeks till Summer, hard to believe we are here already. I hope you all are in safe areas, with all the wacky, scary weather. I truly pray that you are not in a flooded state or one dealing with tornadoes.  Heads down, pray and get through.  If you are, please know that you have my prayers. With that said, you all are bringing some wonderful Summer Inspiration to the party. I sure hope you are enjoying it. As for me, I'll get through the summer, as I do every year, actually anxiously awaiting Fall. What can I say I'm a Fall/Winter kinda gal. :) That doesn't mean I can't appreciate the beauty, like this week's features!
TFT thursday favorite things blog hop link party

Thursday, May 23

FREE Beautiful Wallpapers For Your iPhone/Cellphone & How To Install Them.

It is not often, I hope, that I take too much for granted. I am or at least attempt to always be, completely grateful for the life I've been given, the abundance of love I have in my life, as well as the simple, material things that make living on this earth a little more comfortable or pleasant. It is with that in mind that leads me to share this information with you.  Because I decorate for my church, my family and friends, I am often (so lucky) to have numerous roses, greenery, filler, vessels, etc.. in my stash. And, because I just LOVE their beauty, I take tons of pictures of them!
Many times I've been told how beautiful the images on my phone are.  However, it was not until recently that I became fully aware that I had more opportunity and perhaps just a little more knowledge than a lot of people out there.  Not much, but some, especially as it relates to technology. If you are 40 or under, this is most likely old hap for you and you won't need this tutorial. But, if you are like me or older, cellphones weren't invented when we were tweens, teens or even in our 20's.

Holding Onto Spring ~ Favorite Things!

Hello friends and welcome. I'm so very glad you are here. Well, I must admit, I've got my nails dug into this Spring. Really not looking forward to the heat of Summertime. Thankfully, I don't think I am alone in that. Many of you brought a lot of wonderful 'Spring-y' styled posts to share and I was absolutely pleased to no end! Maybe if we wish it long enough..... Nah, "to everything there is a Season" right! That's okay by me, but it doesn't mean I won't savor every single second of this one!
I’m wishing you all a safe and peaceful Memorial Day Weekend.
On with your wonderful Features for this week. Too many to count, but here are a few I particularly enjoyed. I hope you do too.

Rebecca from Zucchini Sisters shared her tutorial on How to Make Candlesticks from Old Spindles
I just LOVE this! Such a great waste saver! Talk about thinking outside the box and repurposing with intention. These are beautiful, you simply must click on over to see what she started with!

Thursday, May 16

Getting Ready for Summer..So Are We~ (This Week's TFT Party)

It's a glorious day, here, in Northern California! We are in the midst of a late and unseasonal 'Winter Storm'! If you know me, you know that I LOVE the Rain! So a few days of it off and on with cooler temps instead of unseasonally high temp weather suits me just perfect. However, unlike me, everybody seems to be preparing for Summer. Oh well, I've got my rain for now, so I'm a happy camper.  Let's take a look at some of your awesome Features from last week, all of which, would make any Spring/Summer home all the more beautiful!
Pam from Everyday Living shared her beautiful Monday Morning Blooms – Precious Memories

Thursday, May 9

The Best DIY's For This Spring! (This Week's TFT Party!)

Welcome. I still can't believe we are already in the month of May! Are you getting sunnier weather yet? It's been very pleasant here the last few days, finally past that odd 90's we got at the beginning of Spring! Thank God! I'm not a summer person, it can get rather toasty, here in Northern California, I like to cherish the pleasant and easier weather of Spring. You all brought so much beauty and charm to last week's party, I'm just highlighting a few of the beautiful offerings.
Ashley from yarn scissors silk shared her beautiful DIY Redo - Upcycle an Old Faded Wreath. Fabulous Upcycle! I love these colors!

Thursday, May 2

Memories of May, and the Queen of the Angels (This Week's TFT Party)

I was raised by wonderful Catholic parents. I grew up going to a Catholic school that we called the "pink prison" in light of all the current school and church shootings, I was ignorantly and blissfully blessed with complete safety and security. The innocence we enjoyed seems all but lost and I pray and weep for our children.  God save us from more of this kind of heartbreak. 
As popular stories go...I told you that so I could tell you this: Every May 1st at my school the Nuns and teachers would bring the statue of Mary out into the courtyard and we would place a crown
of roses on her head and sing a song... "O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today, Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May."
Please pray with me for our children and our brothers and sisters, that we may continue to gather in schools and at the churches of our choice and learn and worship without fear.

Thursday, April 25

Embracing All Spring's Offerings! (Last TFT Party of April!)

I hope you all are getting some actual Spring weather! It has been rather wacky weather here! Rain..to needing a sweater for Easter Sunday...to, if you can believe it, 94 degrees on Tuesday!! I'm praying for some pleasant '70s! I've been busy doing decorations for my church and spring cleaning, but I love them both so you will get no complaints from me.  you all shared so much beauty last week, I just loved it all! Please know that my "Features" are just a sampling of all your wonderful link ups. If I really featured all those deserving, I'd have very little time for anything else. With that said, here are this week's features. Thank you for joining me here.

Jamie from So Much Better With Age's Canadian Spring Kitchen and Dining Room Tour is simply delightful. I just love her decor and her florals are to die for! This is just one little image, she has so much more! 

Thursday, April 18

Happy Easter at the Thursday Favorite Things Party - He IS Risen Indeed!

Well, friends, Easter is just a few short days away and Spring has finally arrived. This is the first week that I don 't see rain anywhere in our next week forecast and it feels like Spring. Upper 70's yesterday, I was able to have all the windows open and give the house a real nice airing out, that you can only do at this time of year. I sincerely hope that you are all Blessed by the message of the Easter celebrations with the truest remembrance of what Christ did for us. He Is Risen! Such a powerful statement, and thankfully, and ultimately signifying our own personal salvation. Happy Easter, indeed!
On with your Features...
Pam from Everyday Living reminds us why we celebrate and just how truly important Easter is to all of us, not because of what we do, but because of what He did for us with her beautiful post: "Cherry Blossoms & New Life

Thursday, April 11

Spring's Beauty Is Everywhere ~ Thursday Favorite Things Party

The rains have finally stopped, at least for now, and Sring is evident everywhere I look.  That beautiful scent from the blossoms of cherry trees and my very own star jasmine is simply intoxicating. As much as I love the winter and the rain, there is something very magical about this time of year. A time for rebirth.  Birds chirping everywhere, life is good, as my father would say. Welcome back to our Thursday Favorite Things party! If you are new, her, come on in and enjoy the glorious inspiration and creativity. Onto your features from last week's party!

Kay from Loving the Home Life's insightful Creating Beauty at Home: Why it Matters post is a wonderful and fresh perspective that really resonated with me. A wonderful reminder that God's beautiful colors are all around her (and those who visit). This was a wonderful post to read, definitely worth your time, pop over and enjoy her beautiful perspective.