Thursday, March 21

It's All About...SPRING! (This week's TFT Party)

Happy Spring, friends. I hope you all are getting a little break from the colder temps and are able to enjoy the beginning of the new Season. It was a mixed bag, here, today. The first day of Spring started with heavy rain, but by 11:00 am it gave way to sunny skies! It was a wonderful way to celebrate the day. So, welcome back to the Thursday Favorite Things party. I'm so very happy you are here. I was looking for all things Spring and you did not disappoint.
 I'm amazed by your ingenious and insight. Thank you for being here. Now, onto my "Spring" features. I won't be throwing out many cans in the future, if I can make them half as beautiful as   
Mel from Decor Craft Design did! Her  DIY Spring Lace Tin Can Mug Flower Vase is adorable and the handle was the perfect touch. Love this!

Thursday, March 14

The Top "Spring Blooms" DIY's ~ (TFT Party)

Hi friends. Welcome back to Shoestring Elegance and this week's Thursday Favorite Things Party!  We are now, officially, less than a week away from Spring! Where has the year gone?!  It's still pretty chilly here, but the rain has stopped, at least for now, and there are some beautiful signs of Spring around! 
Always such a wonderful time of rebirth and, of course, brings Easter ever closer. The birds are chirping, the blooms are blooming, what more could we want?! Which brings me to the features this week! I just had to go with all things "Spring Blooms" represents and you ladies sure didn't disappoint, so much talent and inspiration! Thank you so much for being here and sharing all your gifts.  Now, on with the Features from last week's party! 
First off, Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Road's Easy Dollar Tree DIY Spring Tulip Wreath for Only $10.00 is simply divine, elegant and simplicity at it's best! I'm thinking I better get at mine.

Thursday, March 7

Shabby Chic, Country Cottage and Lots of Spring DIY Inspiration This Week @ The TFT Party!

Hello friends. Welcome to all things March and beyond! I'm so pleased you could join me and Katherine and all the other beautiful co-hostesses from Thursday Favorite Things! We sure have fun enjoying all of your awesome creations. The Inspiration you all provide is unbelievable. I'm still a little slow going here, but you guys are knocking it out of the park!
Let's see your Features for this past week!
Cherryl from Farm Girl Reformed shared a wonderful roundup of 25+ BEST DIY Easter Decor Ideas. I just loved them all! This Spring Cupcake Liner Flower Wreath from My Pinterventures was so unique and fun! 

Thursday, February 21

Mixing It Up at This Week's TFT Party!

Hi, friends Welcome back! Boy, the weather has been all over the place around here! Historic snow, to open your windows, a taste of Spring, and back to close everything up because the rain and thunder and lightning storm has begun!! I LOVE every single minute of it. You may, or may not, remember, but I do a lot of countdowns to Fall/Autumn and Christmas. I just love the cooler, cozier months, curled up inside with a good book, project or recipe! I love it! It may just be because I live in Northern California, I truly do sympathize with all my dear friends in the Midwest and on the Eastern Coast that have had severe Winters, I hope you are finding cozy ways to enjoy your Winter, and I'm sure if I was you, I'd be anxiously awaiting Spring and Summer. :) 

On with this week's Features! By the way, if you missed last week's Features, I did a separate post of them to make up for my being, ahem, a little behind. See if you were one of them here, Thursdays Favorite Things...The Features

To start of this week, Jessica James' Gluten Free Strawberry Coffee Cake looks simply yummy and a perfect recipe for those who are wanting a taste of Spring.

Tuesday, February 19

Easy Monkey Bread With Brown Sugar Sauce - (made with store-bought biscuit dough)

Good morning, friends.  It's a nice, chilly morning and what better thing to do on a chilly day than bake something yummy to share.  I shared a picture of what I was baking the other morning on Facebook and Instagram, just because I love it when something I enjoy so much turns out so pretty and tastes so yummy. I must say I was surprised at the response. I guess this recipe isn't a given for a lot of people.
It isn't much work, really. My family has made some version of his over the years, I have, just recently, realized that there is one specific way I enjoy making it at my house, that I guess is a little unique. It couldn't be better for these cold winter mornings.

Saturday, February 16

Thursdays Favorite Things..The Features, As Promised and They Are Beautiful

Dear friends, it seems I am always a ' dollar short and a day late' lately! Please bear with me. I haven't forgotten about you or all the talent you share with me last week. I'm needing to proudly wear my "BPGIFWMY" my churches acronym for "Be Patient God Isn't Finished With Me Yet." Okay, enough talk from me. If you have linked up this week yet, please Click Here to add your link to this week's current party. You still have all day today!  If you are Featured below, congratulations! Thank you so much for joining and sharing with us!
The Features
A Romantic Valentine’s Day Table by Shannon at Belle Bleu Interiors

Thursday, February 14

I'm Late, I'm Late, I'm Late! Happy Valentine's Day! (TFT Party!)

Hi friends, so sorry!  Can you believe I was on the wrong day, all day yesterday and today, so far! My sincerest apologies! I'm going to get your link up and get back to you this afternoon with your beautiful features! Please check back! I have been pinning your wonderful posts all week!! 
Wishing you all a beautiful valentine's day.

If you are looking for the Features please click on the link HERE

Thursday, February 7

A Little Bit of This and Whole Lot That (TFT Party)

Good morning and welcome to this week's TFT party!  no theme this week, just a lot of talent and beautiful Features to share with you. There were so many, I scarcely knew where to begin! It warmed up a bit today here, after a record-breaking, once in 11 years, snow!!  that got me in the Spring mode and I baked up a batch of my Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice Muffins-Springtime in a Muffin! If you're needed a little taste of Spring you may want to pop over and get a taste of these.
I think Pam from Everyday Living is feeling the pull for Spring as well with her absolutely beautiful Toile Pink & Roses pst. POP over, she has so much more beauty to see, it was difficult to pick just one image to share with you!

Wednesday, February 6

Ruby Magazine for February ~ Special Valentine's Day Edition

Hi, friends welcome back. I'm super excited to get to share this month's special issue of the Ruby Magazine. It's not as easy as we would like to pick up a magazine or turn on the television and see only that which seeks to inspire and encourage us. Ruby does just that. That's why I am so happy to have a small part in this wonderful ministry.
RUBY magazine has been publishing for 10 years, and every year God brings new writers and old friends to share in this ministry. God is using YOU to be a blessing to women around the world! 

This month's issue is also available in Print! Just click the link on my sidebar!

Thursday, January 31

How To Stay Cozy During This Cold Snap (TFT Party)

Hi dear friends, welcome back to the Thursday Favorite Things party. If you are one of those stuck in the below freezing, below zero, blizzard areas of the U.S. you have my deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers for warmer weather ahead. I, honestly, cannot even imagine. However, I do love to get Cozy on these winter days, whatever the climate. There were definitely some wonderful ways to warm up, hunker down, or just warm the heart, which is the best way of all, right?
So, then, onto my Features for this week.
Michelle from Thistle Key Lane's How To Create a Cozy Winter Bedroom was just exactly on point and so beautifully done, I had to share to of her Cozy room! Don't you just love quilts and trays?! My go-to's for cold weather, as well.
(look at the beautiful flowers, bringing the promise of spring on dresser...ahh)

Thursday, January 24

It's All About the Heart (at this weeks TFT)

Hi friends, welcome. To those of you that have been following along with me over the years know that I am not one to celebrate Valentine's day. Even so, I love hearts! Every wonderful way they come.  so thank you all for coming and sharing all your beautiful hearts and Valentine's with me. Let's take a look at some of my favorites from you all last week!
Jamie at So Much Better With Age Valentine’s Day Wax Seal Cards

Thursday, January 17

Let's Embrace the Winter! (Finding Ways to Enjoy Being Inside) TFT Party

Hi Friends, welcome back! Yes, it's winter and we are in the middle of a great big rainstorm here, but that doesn't mean we can't embrace the Season and enjoy what we can do inside! I love how you all are enjoying those things that can make your space "home" and comfy! I love doing the same in my little corner of the world, and let me tell you it includes a lot of wonderful blanket throws and fuzzy socks and slippers galore! As well as some yummy baking days and lazy mornings with my macchiato. Ahem, and now onto how you all have been enjoying your winter...
Pam at Everyday Living's A Breakfast Tray – Monday Morning Blooms is truly SO inviting! Tea, flowers, muffins and the new Victoria magazine! How can you go wrong here?! Nicely done Pam! Loving her beautiful blue pillow shams.

Thursday, January 10

Baby, It's Cold Outside...Let's Warm Up This Winter! (TFT Party!)

Well, friends, I think there's little doubt to anyone that we are in the midst of the winter season!! Chills, frost, wind, rain, and for some, a lot of snow. But, I say let's embrace the season and all its glory and everything we can find to make our homes comfortable and cozy, from decor and style to the very best comfort-food recipes!  So, without further ado, I bring you this week's Features to help you achieve just that!
Michele from Hello Lovely's All is Calm…All is Bright is just that! Beautiful, peaceful, calm and beautifully white. Easily, the most welcoming space I've seen this year! :) 

Friday, January 4

Thursday, January 3

Happy New Year from the TFT Party Crowd!

Happy New Year, friends! Welcome to the first TFT Party of the year. I pray you all had a wonderful Holiday Season and am so happy to be back here partying with you all!
DeeDee from Our Clover House's Make Your Own Painted Holiday Sign is super sweet and she has made a great "How to" tutorial. Loved it!