30 December 2021

Happy New Year Shoestring Elegant and TFT Friends

Hi friends. Welcome back. I pray you all had a safe and Happy Christmas. Can you believe tomorrow is the last day of 2021?! How is that even possible?? I'm afraid I'm a bit in denial and trying to hold onto Christmas as long as I can. :)  Thank you, all, who have joined me at the Thursday Favorite Things Party over the past year and years. Thank you to those of you who used to join me at the What to do Weekends Party, before that! February will mark 10 years that I have been at this blogging gig. Time flies when you're having fun, eh?! 
God's Blessings on us all as we head into this New Year. 

Let's share the spotlight on a few posts that caught my eye from our last party. 
Rachelle from My Hubbard Home's Christmas Cranberry Champagne Cocktail isn't what I typically feature, as I have made a point of not featuring alcohol, but Rachelle makes this fabulous Cranberry simple syrup for her cocktail and that's something I do love! So, there you go, there's always an exception to the rule. 

16 December 2021

Where Does the Time Go?! (TFT Christmas Edition)

 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

A Christmas Centerpiece Your Friends Are Going To Love on Shoestring Budget

 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 D├ęcor 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, PinterestInstagram, 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

Happy Christmas Time @ the TFT

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

You’ll have to click on over to see all the beautiful decorations she came up with! 

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

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!