30 December 2021
16 December 2021
Good morning and welcome back friends! Eight days until Christmas Eve. Why does it seem like it takes forever to get to this month then it flies by in a blink!
Believe it or not, I am woefully unprepared for this week's party. You see, yesterday was my Birthday and the day after my booster shot, so it turned out a bit dicey. All good now, but I'm rushing to beat the clock! I hope you will all be patient with me. There won't be a party next week, as we're certain you all would rather be celebrating with your families. Now, Let's peek at some features!
Claire Justine's Christmas Yule Log
14 December 2021
Hello Friends, Welcome! Are you enjoying the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?! I truly am, and I'm sure feeling grateful for so many things this year, and yet, praying for so much relief for so many, as well. If you are joining me from Katherine's Blog Tour, thank you for continuing the tour from Simple Nature Décor blog.
I was honored and humbled when Katherine asked me to join this incredible group of ladies. If you follow me at all, whether on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or right here, you know that I LOVE Christmas!
(This is the teaser image I sent Katherine. God Bless her for letting me join along with just this to show!)
09 December 2021
Merry Christmas time, friends. Are you all getting ready? We sure are in full swing here. Last weekend, my sisters, nieces and Mum had our Annual Christmas baking day. Several thousand pieces later, we're done! Loved every minute but glad to have it over with. Mind you, that was just the cookies, squares and candy. All the regular baking is still going on. From the looks of last week's party, you've all been busy too! Let's look at a couple that caught my eye!
Pam from Everday Living is wishing you Season’s Greetings From The Sunshine Cottage Porch
02 December 2021
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
01 December 2021
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!
26 November 2021
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
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
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
"Autumn On A Tray" Blog Tour
04 November 2021
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
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
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!
14 October 2021
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
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
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!
23 September 2021
16 September 2021
09 September 2021
02 September 2021
26 August 2021
Welcome back, friends! If I'm jumping the gun on excitement for the upcoming Seasons, it's wonderful to know I'm not alone! You all are sharing some awesome inspirations for Fall/Autumn... even a few for Christmas! I.. Can't.. Wait! ☺️ But, that's me! I canned this week! 12 jars of Tomato Pepper Jam and 11 jars of Strawberry Rhubard! Definitely my happy place! Let's see what you were doing!
Rachelle from My Hubbard Home's A Beautiful Tablescape for Autumn Entertaining is simply stunning.
19 August 2021
12 August 2021
Rachelle from My Hubbard Home's Free Herb Summer Printables For Your Home Décor
05 August 2021
I'm late! Link up, friends! I'm keeping it to the basics here this morning! My sincerest apologies. Happy August! Thank you for being here & here are your features!
French Country Inspiration by Botanic Blue
29 July 2021
Welcome friends! Next we meet we will be in the first week of August! Inching closer and closer to Fall! Yay! I pray you all are well and weathering the Summer with Joy and peace, health and safety. I actually saw some Fall colors at the store yesterday! I know they're jumping the gun a bit, but still.... Onto your Thursday Favorite Things party and a few wonderfully and inspirational Features.
From the Happy Gardener, Black Currant & Champagne Grapes Pavlova I love Pavlova! Her recipe looks like a real winner!
22 July 2021
Welcome friends! Can you believe how absolutely fast this month has gone?! We are already heading into August in just 8 short days! I pray that you are all safe from the fires and the extreme heat. As of this date, we are, here, in my section of Northern California, still safe from the huge fires further up north. Praising God and ever so thankful. Praying for the thousands going through them this year. That has not been the case many previous years. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thank you for sharing your beautiful links with me.
This week’s features are…
The Painted Apron’s Summer Peach Pizza with Prosciutto, Burrata & Basil
15 July 2021
Good morning friends! Welcome to this week's party. Thank you all for joining me here each week and leaving all your kind comments and wonderful inspirations. I enjoy each and everyone more than I will ever be able to tell you. I pray you are enjoying a safe, and hopefully not too hot, summer season. I was all over the place this week, hence the This and That theme for this week's party.
Claire Justine's BerryWorld Strawberry Meringue Roulade With Mascarpone
08 July 2021
Good morning, sweet friends! Bam just like that we're already into July. I hope you all had a great/safe fourth of July weekend. For those of you who know me well, this makes me super excited because we are just inching that much closer to Autumn/Fall! Yippee! For my sun-worshipping friends, enjoy! I'm counting the days! So many wonderful summer recipes last week! Therefore, here are this week's features:
From My Hubbard Home's Frozen Yogurt Pie With Fresh Berries For Summer
01 July 2021
Do you have exciting plans to celebrate this Independence Day?! I'm enjoying our unseasonably low temperatures this week. I'm sure it won't last but I'm celebrating every single day while it does. Here are a small sampling of the wonderful posts from last week's party.
24 June 2021
Welcome and Happy Thursday! I hope you all are well and enjoying the first week of Summer. Welcome back to the Thursday Favorite Things party! Anyone else having a lot of home repairs coming up all at once? Ugh!
Thank you all for your wonderful comments! They are SO APPRECIATED! Even if I don't get a chance to reply to each one on a certain week, be assured that each and every one brings a smile to my face. Thank you! If you missed last week's features, please check Here
Wishing everyone, here, a wonderful week. Here are your features!
Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Road Cheerful Summer Kitchen Refresh
17 June 2021
Friends, please forgive me! I'm running behind! Yesterday was 93+ degrees and I think it zonked my brain. I will get back with your features, I promise, but for now, please link up for this week's Thursday Favorite Things party! Summer may be three days away but you sure couldn't tell here. Since it is so close, Happy Summer!
10 June 2021
03 June 2021
Claire Justine's Lemon Elderflower Cheesecake looked absolutely heavenly.
27 May 2021
Mason Jar Crafts, gorgeous Citrus Tablescapes, Yummy Blueberry Recipes... what’s not to love about this week’s TFT party?! Absolutely nothing! I love them all! Welcome back to the Thursday Favorite Thing party. I’m so glad you are here. Can you believe there are only 4 days left 'til June? Only 24 until Summer! Eeks! I know some of you are counting the days, I, myself, am trying to hold onto every last day of Spring, before those really hot Summer days arrive. Oh well, maybe this Summer will surprise me! Happy Spring, friends. :) Here we go!
Did you see Barbara from Mantel and Tables post How To Set a Spectacular Citrus Table?? So absolutely gorgeous!
20 May 2021
Good morning and Happy Thursday! I am so happy you are here! What a great day for Thursday Favorite Things, right?
This week I'm actually sharing a new post with you, too!! Yes, it's true! LOL, It has taken me a while, but you have all inspired me so much! If you have a chance check out my recipe share with you for some yummy Depression Era Potato Rolls. They are divine. Now, on to your wonderful Features from last week's party. If you missed it, be sure and click Here to see all the beauty shared.
Organized Island shared this Festive charcuterie Salami Roses
19 May 2021
13 May 2021
Hello friends. Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I'm so grateful you are here. Gosh, you all are booking right along with so much creativity and inspiration. I really can't get over it. If I had the time, you would all be featured! It's like splitting hairs for me to try and pick just a few of your posts to highlight but I did my best. Thank you all for each and every one of your comments. Please know I appreciate and read every single one with joy in my heart, even if I can't respond at the time. Thank you! With that, we're off to a new week and another party. Enjoy.
Kicking it off, is Niky from The House on Silverado's Thrift Store Farmhouse Sign
06 May 2021
29 April 2021
22 April 2021
Good morning, sweet friends! I hope you all are having a wonderful week. I know some of you are still living with rain and cool temps, can I just say I'm jealous. I guess you always want what you don't have. 80's here several days in the past week and I'm not ready! Although, I must admit I do love the roses in bloom and seeing the dormant garden come to life once again.
This time of year is always a mixed blessing for me, being a fall/winter enthusiast. You all are surely sharing the beauty of the Season and I'm grateful for you. Happy TFT party time! Time for a new week and new inspirations. First, here are a few of your beautiful shares from last week's party.
15 April 2021
Hello friends. Good morning and Welcome to this week's Thursday's Favorite Things party! I'm so glad you are here, sharing all your recipes and creations with me and our group of fabulous Bloggers. I hope are all having a wonderful and safe week. Here are some highlights of your beautiful posts from last week's party!
Penny from Penny's Vintage Home created this DIY Snowball & Lemon Spring Wreath This is absolutely beautiful. I love the additions she made, especially the use of Lemons! Hmmm. I have a Lemon Tree...
08 April 2021
Hello and welcome dear friends. Signs of Spring are absolutely everywhere. Chilly, but the colors are all around, thanks to so warmer afternoons everything is in bloom here. I'm still hunkered down awaiting my second vaccine around the end of the month and will be so grateful to have that behind me. I hope you all are safe and well and also anticipating a safer ending to the virus. You have all shared so much beauty I am constantly amazed and inspired by you! Thanks for being here and joining us at the Thursday Favorite Things party! If you missed last week's features please check HERE
Julie from My Wee Abode shows us how to beautifully Add a Fresh Vignette with a Spring Bird Cage Pinterest Challenge
01 April 2021
Good morning friends, Happy April first and Happy Easter! I can't believe it's already here this year! It seems I'm not even quite use to it being 2021 yet and BAMM! there it is! I hope you are all safe and well and are planning some way of enjoying the Easter weekend with the ones you love in some way. Christ Is Risen, Indeed! Always the Greatest reason to be Grateful! So grateful to shift my eyes to Him and remember that He's got this! Happy Thursday Favorite Things. Thank you for joining us this week! Here are your Features!
Master"pieces" of My Life shared her sweet Easter Kitchen Tablescape
25 March 2021
18 March 2021
11 March 2021
Good morning sweet friends. What a wonderful day we had here yesterday! Rain, hail, thunder, oh my! I loved every single minute of it! I just love the sound of the rain falling, especially when I'm warm inside and baking. We had just enough days of sun for me to go out and harvest some of my lemons and my neighbor's oranges. Perfect zest for my scones. Oh so yummy. The days are getting longer and this weekend an hour longer still. Don't forget to turn your clocks forward! Let's celebrate what you all were sharing last week. Here are your features.
Carol from Blue Sky at Home's Easy Faux Flower Spring Arrangements
04 March 2021
Happy Thursday and the first week of March! I am so excited that you dropped by. As much as I am a Fall/Winter person, I am truly enjoying all the Spring inspiration you all are sharing. And, even though, I, too, am experiencing COVID fatigue, the rain in our future seems promising and exciting! I hope you enjoy all of the inspiration you find at the party. We have the best bloggers and they are all so creative. Hope you like the features!
Leave it to Barbara from Mantel and Table to show us How to Have An Elegant and Socially Distant Dinner. How absolutely gorgeous and welcoming!
25 February 2021
18 February 2021
From Chas' Crazy Creations, look at this beautiful Thrift Store Heart Table Makeover. Click on over and see the wonderful redo!
11 February 2021
04 February 2021
Good Morning and Happy February! February 1st was also my 3rd Anniversary co-hosting Katherine's wonderful, Thursday Favorite Things, and I am so grateful! Well, friends just like that, we are into a brand new month with incredible possibilities! And, Praise the Lord, we have been getting rain, finally! You all have been bringing your best and beautiful creations to inspire us all! Thank you for continuing to do that!
Look at this sweet DIY Valentine’s Wreath with Hand-Painted Sign from Kippi at Home. That sure would be welcoming to a friend or family member or just make you smile.
28 January 2021
Good morning, friends, and happy last week of January. Can you believe that? One month has already gone by of the new year. We are having a wonderful rainstorm here in Northern California! And I do mean wonderful! No doubt you’ve heard of the fires we’ve had the last several years, and this is a very welcome sight for most Californians, myself included. I am a true lover of fall and winter, with all their cool days, changing leaves, and the beautiful sound of rain and thunder. So it’s especially exciting for me.