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.