02 December 2021

Happy December!


It's official! The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is here!  Happy December, friends! I'm SO excited and so happy you are here joining me. Everybody brought wonderful Christmas inspiration to last week's party. You got me feeling behind, so I finally got on with it and finished my new post. I'm sharing my new Favorite recipe for my Ameretti cookies here. I hope you enjoy them. We can't get enough! On to our party for this week's Thursday Favorite Things! Here are just a few of your Seasonally perfect posts! 

Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Road shared her adorable DIY Nordic Christmas Gnomes

Marie from Interior Frugalista shared her beautiful tutorial on How she made these beautiful Large Festive Red Scrap Wood Lanterns
This DIY Target Wood Sleigh Upgrade from Steph Creates is adorable. I just love decorating with sleighs. 
Penny's Vintage Home is sharing her 25 Days Of Christmas Decorating Ideas for Tree's, Fireplaces, Porches and More and oh my! You all have to check out her decor! 
Thanks for joining us! 

That's it for me right now, I'm so grateful you are here with us. Thank you for all you do and all your kind words of encouragement. 

Many Blessings, 

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01 December 2021

Italian Amaretti Cookies - Possibly the Easiest and Tastiest Cookie You'll Ever Make!

These cookies are absolutely delicious and they couldn't be easier! 

They are also gluten-free and added fat-free! And other than egg whites no-dairy! The shocker...They are the best cookies I have ever made or eaten!

Hi friends, welcome.  I'm going to share with you my absolute New Favorite Recipe with you and it's, probably, the easiest I've ever made.  It's also one of the most delicious cookies I've ever tasted! 

26 November 2021

Thanksgiving's Over... Bring On The Christmas!

Good morning friends, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration.  I don't know about you, but I am definitely ready to bring on Christmas Everything! 

Did any of you get your tree yesterday? I didn't yet, but I'm so jealous of those that do! 

You all are doing a great job of bringing on the Christmas Inspirations here! I've been busy baking and decorating and keep forgetting to take pictures. You all do that so wonderfully. Thank you!  Pop back over in a couple days and I will surprise you all with a fantastic new recipe, with pictures, that you're going to love.  With that said, welcome to this week's late edition of Thursdays Favorite Things! Here are your Features!

Michelle from Thistle Key Lane’s Christmas in the Kitchen and Familyroom

18 November 2021

Ever Have One of Those Days...

Hey friends! Mixed up my days.  Yep, I actually thought today was Wednesday.  My sincerest apologies. I'll be adding some features while I can get it through my head that it is Thursday!  Meanwhile, please link up! Happy Thanksgiving, friends! All up to date now.  Sorry for any inconvenience. 

11 November 2021

Ready For Thanksgiving? ... Tons of Ideas

 Welcome friends! Can you believe Thanksgiving is just two weeks away?! Time goes fast when you're having fun! You all are coming up with some awesome ideas and tastes to inspire and lead us through this year's Thanksgiving and Fall! 

Let's see what you were up to! 

First, did you see Julie from My Wee Abode's sweet Place Cards for a Simple Elegant Fall Table

I love making placecards when I'm hosting a crowd, don't you?

06 November 2021

Comforts of Fall Centerpiece

"Autumn On A Tray" Blog Tour

I'm so excited to be joining Katherine from Katherine's Corner and a wonderful group of top talented bloggers to share my "Comforts of Fall Centerpiece" as my contribution to Katherine's Autumn On a Tray Blog Tour! 

04 November 2021

Loving November & Getting Ready to Fall Back!

November is here, friends!  I couldn't be more thrilled. I just love this month and it, sadly, always seems to go by too quickly. After all, it is the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year.  I am also in love how almost everyone remembers how much we have to be grateful for. How I wish the feeling lasted longer.  I’m grateful for you, today. Thank you all SO MUCH for your beautiful comments! I may not always get to respond to all of them, but I AM ALWAYS blessed by reading each and every one of them.  

Are you ready to Fall back?! Don't forget to set your clocks back Saturday night before you go to bed. Consider this your friendly reminder. It is this Sunday! 

Thank you for joining me, once again, at this week’s Thursday Favorite Things party! I’m so glad you are here. 

If you have a chance, pop back by on Saturday, as I will be joining an awesome group of ladies for Katherine’s “Autumn On a Tray” Blog Tour. I think it will be great fun! 

Let’s take a look at what you shared at last week’s party!

Judith from Botanic Bleu's Simple French Country Fall Kitchen is absolutely stunning.  These are the kitchens of my dreams. Thank you, Judith.  You all must go see the rest.  

28 October 2021

Goodbye October... Hello November!

 Welcome friends! Happy last week of October. Can you believe it? One of my favorite months is almost gone in what felt like a flash! We got rain!  No small statement for California. And, although there were some minor issues with the heavy "Cyclonic Bomb" or "Atmospheric River" of rain, most everyone I know is just as thrilled and hopeful as I that we are getting some relief.  Thank you all for your well wishes for us.  Here's praying for more, normal and regular rain for the Season and, just possibly, our drought.  The rain gave me plenty of time to enjoy baking and decorating. It was a good month. I hope yours was too. 

Onwards and upwards to the Thursday Favorite Things party for this beautiful week.  Wishing you all a safe and healthy September 1st and Halloween, if you have little ones. 

21 October 2021

Rain, Pumpkins and a Whole Lot of Beauty! (TFT Link Party)

October 21st already, friends, and we HAVE RAIN in Northern California!!  Soon all of California with the systems through this weekend! They are saying that these are, OFFICIALLY, ending our very long, large, devastating, and costly fire Season.  All I can say and do is Praise the Lord! Thank you to all of you who have prayed along with me for those tragic fires to end. Though this won't take us out of the drought, it's a darn good start in the right direction!

Can you see me? I LOVE to dance in the rain! 

Alright with that piece of good news conveyed, I can move on to welcoming you to this week's Thursday Favorite Things Party! And, I do welcome you and thank you for joining me each week.

14 October 2021

Magical October

 Welcome friends! Happy Thursday. How are you enjoying October? "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers"-from Anne of Green Gables author, Lucy Maud Montgomery I couldn't agree more.  I'm so enjoying the crisp morning air. I hope you're all enjoying the beginnings of Autumn as well. 

Quickly, Theresa, get on with the party! Okay, here we go. Link up, enjoy, visit, inspire or get inspired! 

Just Look at Emily from Le Cultivateur's Magical Fall Evening Table Isn't it just dreamy?! 

07 October 2021

October Celebrated! (TFT Party)

 Good morning, friends, and welcome back! I can happily say that today was our first, here in Northern California, real Fall-feeling day! Thank God! It was actually chilly this morning! Yay! And, although there's only a slight chance, there's a chance just the same, for some potential light showers one morning in the forecast. Squealing with excitement. It's not just that I love the rain, (even though I really do!) but the drought conditions and fires here have been so bad that were on rationing again...which I don't mind, but what a glorious relief it could be for our poor, overworked firefighters, not to mention our farmers, many who have had to sell off livestock and change their entire lives. So, without going too much further into that, rain in the forecast! Double Yay! 

30 September 2021

A Little Whimsical Fall Fun!

Good morning friends! It's a wonderful time to celebrate a few Whimsical decorations! I had a lot of fun going through all your wonderful offerings from last week's party. So much incredible, beautiful and yummy inspiration, but I thought it was time to celebrate the whimsier side of the decorating process. Here a just a few examples of some fun decor! Thanks for sharing everyone! 

Simple Autumn Ladder Update

23 September 2021

Happy Fall 2021... Bring On The Colors!

Welcome friends! Happy Fall! It's officially here. You all know how excited I've been for the Fall/Autumn season to arrive, and I truly could not be happier. Praying you are all safe and happy and comfortable as this new Season arrives.  

Welcome back to the Thursday Favorite Things party! Thank you all for your wonderfully inspiring posts! 

16 September 2021

Pretty In White

Happy Thursday and happy weekend, welcome back to this week’s TFT party! 
Let’s get right to it. 
Here are a few of my favorites from last week’s party. 

Kippi at Home shared her adorable Sweater Pumpkin DIY and I just love them! Don’t you?! 

09 September 2021

The Fall Countdown Continues with These Beautiful Ideas

Good morning and welcome back. Less than two weeks, and I am counting!! As a matter of fact, I am so excited I had to get these sweet slipcovers to help me ready my house for September 22nd, AKA Fall/Autumn, AKA my favorite time of the year. If you are anywhere near my neck of the woods you'd know we just made it through several days of 100+ degree weather, so, no, it cannot come soon enough! 
Meanwhile, if you're an Amazon affiliate, these would be an awesome choice! There were four in total and I love them! 
Moving on, welcome to this week's TFT party! Thank you for joining me. I hope this finds you all safe and well and comfortable where you are. Let's look at some of the wonderful things you shared last week!