29 January 2015

What to do Weekends #107 ~ Link Party!

Welcome back to What to do Weekends #107
I hope you all have been enjoying a wonderful week!
If you were Featured, please grab your button. display it on your Blog and Thank you to all of you who keep us inspired with your wonderful posts!
Please follow both your hosts on these social medias. We love to share you and your wonderful projects throughout the week on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter and we would absolutely love for you to share us too! Thanks so much!
You can find us here.
You can follow Theresa (Shoestring Elegance)

You can follow me here (Crafts a la Mode)
This weeks Features are.....
A must read How I Learned to Never Judge a Book by its Cover by Our Peaceful Planet

22 January 2015

What to Do Weekend #106

Happy Thursday evening, all! Welcome back to "What to do Weekends"!  Your Hosts are Linda from Crafts a la Mode and, well, me! Theresa, here! (Shoestring Elegance) Hehe
Speaking of my wonderful co-host, have you all seen Linda's beautiful Spring Wreath?! I love these hydrangea colors!
I get so excited & inspired by seeing the beautiful projects and recipes you all bring to the party every week!  
Ready to see what touche our fancy this week? Here it goes My 3 picks this week start with Cindy@ Little Miss Celebration's Clementine Tea Loaf


15 January 2015

What to do Weekends #105

Happy Thursday evening, all! Welcome back to "What to do Weekends"! 

I sure love co hosting this Party with Linda from Crafts a la Mode!
So exciting and nothing inspires me more than seeing the beautiful posts you bring to the party every week. 

With that said you guys have been incredibly busy and keeping me busy Pinning, Liking, and commenting on all your creative posts! 

So, here we go with "The Features". Linda and I are each picking 3 different faves to Feature and share with you each week.

So many choices, but my 3 picks this week were: 
Jenny's adorable bookmarks!
Birds and Soap's Printable Valentine's Bookmarks with a Biblical Verse

13 January 2015

Gratitude...A Lost Tradition?

Hello all! I hope you are enjoying this winter time.  It is a rather bittersweet time for me, as I so enjoy Christmas, with all it's traditions and Family time.  And yet, the promise of Spring is just around the corner. This specific time of year, before the middle of January hits,  I am reminded of my childhood and a tradition that I and my siblings grew up grew up with, that seems to be all but lost in today's world of technology. Text messages, instant messages, and Facebook postings seem to almost replace pen and paper, as well as, actual human interaction. I am, unfortunately, guilty of this, too.

I do hope this is just me and my observations, but I'm afraid it has spread much further than just my little world. So, I have a question for you, have you written your Thank you cards yet? Do you know what I am talking about?

08 January 2015

03 January 2015

Your Top Picks From 2014

Happy New Year, Once Again!  It appears to be a common practice, amongst Bloggers, to share The Top (enter number here) Favorite posts (most read) from the past year. I have never done this. Probably because I am "fairly new" at this, and maybe because I didn't feel I had enough content, in my opinion, to do so.  

But, because I am always, totally and completely, surprised by what strikes your fancy, compared to what I think you may like, I decided to do it this year.  So, with that said, here we go!

Here are the posts you (the readers) liked or read the most from 2014!

01 January 2015

Happy New Year! 2015?! Really?!

Time goes so fast. Such a small amount to make sure that we tell everyone how loved and appreciated they are.  Happy New Year! May 2015 be full of abundant Blessings to you all!
Thank you for coming over and joining me, as I make my way through this journey. You are all so appreciated!

I'd love to take a moment to stop and share some encouragement and inspiration with you, that was shared with me: 

"But those who trust in the Lord, will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." 
"He gives power to the weak!!"  ~Isaiah 40:31 

Isn't that an awesome promise from God? What wonderful knowledge to start the New Year with.

Praying for Joy, Peace and Happiness for you all.