Good morning sweet friends! Thank you for understanding my absence last week and for your kind well wishes and prayers. I’m happy to report my mother and sister seem to be past the worst of Covid and on the road to recovery. Praise the Lord! Happy Summer 2022! Can you believe it? Thank you for joining us @ the Thursday Favorite Things party. I hope you are all well and enjoying some pleasant weather. Summer started off with a bang, here in Northern California, with 105 degrees!
23 June 2022
16 June 2022
Hey friends, quick little note to have you all link up to this week’s party, but I’m so sorry, I’ll try and come back and join you all later, just a little too tired and stressed out.
Last weekend my Sister and My Mother both got Covid! I’M not sick. We’ve made it all this time without having to walk this path and now we’re in the thick of it. I pray you all are safe and healthy. You are all so loving and caring, that I know you’ll understand if I just provide the link this week, say "thank you for your continued contributions", and tell you that I’ll be back next week.
Meanwhile, how gorgeous does Claire Justine make breakfast look with her Pistachio, Oat, And Cranberry Breakfast Pancakes
09 June 2022
Good morning and welcome. I hope you are all enjoying some, hopefully, beautiful Summer days and gorgeous weather. The kids have all just gotten out for Summer break here and it seems like our population tripled with everyone out and about again. Which made me think, what a wonderful time to highlight some of the yummy recipes linked up, here, at the Thursday Favorite Things party, each week! So, without further ado, here are this week’s features! Try not to drool on your computer, it won’t be easy. LOL
The Lou Lou Girl’s BLT Pie looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try this this Summer!
02 June 2022
Good morning sweet friends! Thank you for joining me as I, gratefully, join Katherine and all the wonderful ladies for our fabulous Thursday Favorite Things party. Happy June! Can you believe it?! Summer’s here. I hope you are all well and enjoying some pleasant weather. Ours has definitely become more tolerable than last week’s high 90’s. Great for my garden though, so I’ll take it. Okay, enough about me, Let’s look at some of your awesome offerings from last week’s party. Again, thank you for all your wonderful comments and participation. I truly enjoy every single one of you!
26 May 2022
Happy Thursday! The last two days were in the mid 90's, here, in Northern California, so I know May is on its way out. And, if it weren't for my garden, that I've been working so hard on, and am looking so forward to, I would say 'Bring on Fall!' But there it is. May is winding down with this weekend's Memorial Day parades and remembrances and Summer will, unofficially, be on. Alas, I have accepted that there are just some things I have no control over, so I better count my blessings and take it all in stride. C'est la vie! Okay, I'm done with my mini-rant. Welcome friends! I'm so glad you are here!
You all certainly keep me constantly inspired and interested! Thank you for joining the Thursday Favorite Things party with me and my friends.
Let's take a peek at a few things you shared from last week's party.
I thought I had seen everything that my friend, Linda, from Crafts a la Mode had made until I clicked on this link last week! Look how creative she is with this DIY - How to turn a garden hose into a flower pot!
19 May 2022
Hello and Welcome, friends... Before I get too far into this week's Thursday Favorite Things party, please let me Thank You All so much for your continued and steadfast supply of inspiration and absolutely lovely comments. I do read and cherish every single one of them and you, even if I can't always find the time to reply. I see you! I appreciate you!
Last week's party was loaded with incredible and refreshing recipes that I just loved and that (subtly) screamed Spring's here and Summer's on the way!
Starting with Fat Dad Foodie's Easy Custard Cake Recipe
12 May 2022
Welcome friends! I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful month of May. I sure have been. Last weekend was my beautiful niece’s baby shower and I got to meet my grand-niece, Sabrina for the first time. What a Blessing. Enjoy the party and have a wonderful weekend. Be sure to take a peek at a few of the posts from last week’s party that caught my eye. Remember, each hostess has her own feature. So be sure to pop around and see who else is getting the light shown on them this week,
Debra from Common Ground’s Lilac Basket Centerpiece with French Faience is gorgeous and perfect for this time of year, don’t you think?
05 May 2022
Barbara from Mantel and Table's gorgeous Pink Roses and a Blue and White Tablescape
28 April 2022
21 April 2022
Hello sweet friends. Welcome back to Shoestring Elegance and to the Thursday Favorite Things party! I hope you all enjoyed a beautiful Easter weekend. I am, ecstatically, enjoying some April showers. As you may have guessed RAIN is always a good thing and a blessing here in California. I’m still working on my garden, though, albeit with my seedlings inside for now. There is something so miraculous about watching a seed sprout and grow, with the knowledge that in a few short months it will actually be providing us with wonderful, abundant food! If you are trying your hand at gardening this year, too, I highly recommend planting some sweet snap peas from seed, they grow so quickly and beautifully, it's quite a thing of beauty to see.
Did I mention I'm Container gardening this year? If you haven't heard about it, it's easy and can be done virtually anywhere! I chose to do this method, in particular, because it saves a ton of water, you're just watering your plant and not the ground! (definitely important in drought areas) or even just due to limited space. You can get a better idea with this pic! The ideas out there are endless!
14 April 2022
Before I go any further, thank you all so very much for your kind and caring comments after my accident last week. They meant the world to me. All said and done, a few sore muscles, a loaner car and repairs being made. So, I’m counting my blessings, as it could have been so much worse.
Thank you, again, from the bottom of my heart.
I pray you all enjoy a safe and Happy Easter with your loved ones and keep those enduring the horrors of war in your hearts and prayers this Easter weekend.
On with a few of your beautiful features and this week’s party!
Did you get a chance to see Katherine’s Creative Easter Eggs post?!! They are simply gorgeous!
07 April 2022
Happy April, friends. Unfortunately, I’m only able to provide the link up and best wishes to you all this week. My apologies. Less than 24 hours before our party, I was in a car accident. I’m fine, not at fault, but rather shaken up. And, now there are tons of car related stuff to do right away! First anything to happen in my car for over 30 years! Thank you for being here. Please do link up and I’ll pray I’m joining you all anew next week.
31 March 2022
Good morning, friends Happy April! Well, tomorrow anyway ;) Time flies by, doesn’t it… I pray you are safe and well, as we gather this week I’m still gardening! And, baking up some goodies for my brother and sister-in-law, who are coming to town later today. Thank you all for your beautiful inspirational posts and kindest comments I’m in awe, every week!
On to this week’s Thursday Favorite Things party! Here are just a few that caught my eye from last week’s party!
From Jenna at The Painted Apron, you are going to LOVE her adorable Floral Ice Cream Cones!
24 March 2022
Welcome friends! I hope you all have been enjoying these first few days of Spring I’m sewing seeds and working on getting a garden going! I hope to share some of that with you when I get a bit further along. Happy Thursday and Thursday Favorite Things party day! Here are a few fun features from last week’s party!
Linda from Crafts a la Mode shared a ton of Cute DIY Easter Mason Jars! I love them all!
17 March 2022
There were a ton worthy, these are just a few!
10 March 2022
Good morning friends Welcome! I hope you all are having a happy, healthy, peaceful week. Chilly morning for me, all bundled up ( but I’m loving it), it will be hot soon enough! Happy Spring! Are you looking forward to the longer days?!
Here are just a few of your beautiful posts from last week’s party. Enjoy, and thank you for joining us!
Barbara from Mantel & Table’s At least 7 Teacup Gift Ideas
03 March 2022
Hello friends, welcome back to Shoestring Elegance! Happy March to you all. I pray that everything is just as you like it where you are.
Please join me in praying for peace for the Ukrainian people. So very hard to watch them as they try and fight to defend their home. Very heart breaking and difficult times.
This week, I spent some time with my Mum, which is not odd. You see, every year, about this time her flowering crabapple tree puts on the most beautiful show for all to see. And, while it doesn't last long, it is spectacular sight. Also, every year, I try and capture its beauty, but now believe no image will ever match the awesomeness of standing right in front of it and watching it come to life. Nonetheless, I did snap a picture to share with you, before we get onto this week's Thursday Favorite Things party. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and that you have equally beautiful blooms showing up where you are. I am abundantly blessed and have nothing to complain about, in this place and time.
24 February 2022
Hello and welcome, friends. Can you believe we're saying goodbye to February already? Time just keeps flying by no matter what's going on in our lives, or our world for that matter, as, I guess it should. I don't know about you, but in this time where Winter is coming to an end and Spring is on the horizon I always seem to be more reflective, I think even more than at the "New Year".
Old goes and New arrives! Which makes me excited! We have a new great-grand in our family, Beautiful little Sabrina, just one month and so so adorable. And, now, news of another, very unexpected, other great-grand on the way! (Her) Mommy thought she was done with one getting ready to move out and the other in high school, but alas God had other plans! Life is so much sweeter with babies.
Pam from Everday Living's sweet husband shared an absolutely beautiful Valentine's message on her blog, Unconditional Love. You don't want to miss it. Pam, I am jealous, and yet, so happy for you both.
17 February 2022
10 February 2022
Happy Thursday! I’m afraid I’m running a bit behind this week! Thrown off by the unseasonal warm weather we’ve been having and desperately praying for rain. Can you believe we’re already at February 10th? I, sincerely, can’t seem to keep up with the time these days. Believe it or not, I just put out my Christmas tree today! Not out of the house, I mean, but for disposal. I did hate letting it go. The news is all aghast with the latest,”the end of the mask mandate” indoors, for the vaccinated, in smaller groups, inside some places, for some people, at certain spots, depending on the space and, and…. Eek! I’ll keep mine for now, thank you. Okay, that’s the end of my mini rant. LoL
Truly, I have so much to be grateful for, why on earth should I complain?! Welcome all! In case you were wondering, you are here, joining me for this week’s Thursday Favorite Things party, and I’m so glad you’re here.
Let’s take a little peek at what you shared last week
Pam from An Artful Mom’s How to Make Victorian Paper Cones is a super fun and relatively easy way to add to your decor!
03 February 2022
Happy February friends! I can’t believe we’re already here!
Welcome back to the Thursday Favorite Things party! You all have so much talent to share it amazes me every week!
Let’s just get on with the party and take a peek at a few highlights from last week’s party, shall we?!
Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Road shared her 14 Heart Wreaths to Love and I do! I love every single one. Here are just a couple of the beauties she gathered.
27 January 2022
i have visited blogs where i have noticed that some people are not using capitalization anymore, i kind of really like it, but am not sure i can do it, i've already had to go back and edit myself a few times, but just for this week, i'm going to give it a whirl!
i pray you are all well and that your families are healthy. in these dicey times i think of all of you more than i ever did before. please stay safe and healthy. as they say, on with the show...
i love elderberry syrup!! i use it year-round and i'm so excited to see a post on here on how to make it! so, thank you, joy, from artful homemaking, for sharing your recipe with this how to make elderberry syrup on the stovetop recipe!
20 January 2022
Hello and welcome friends! I’m so glad you’re here. I pray you are all healthy and well. This Omicron is no joke. My family has all recovered. Praise God. Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers. Can you believe we are already just a few short weeks from Valentine’s Day?! I’m not one who has ever really celebrated this specific holiday, but I so enjoy seeing all your creations! There were A Lot! So let’s take a look at the ones that caught my eye!
Like Rachelle from My Hubbard Home’s Edible Flower Valentine Cookie Hearts| Easy Recipe
13 January 2022
Welcome friends! I'm so very glad you are here. Happy 2nd week of 2022! That sounds so bizarre to me, still. Well, I just finished baking a pan of cinnamon rolls and a pan of Brioche buns, so I am exhausted. It seems to take less and less to make me tired these days. Is that just me? Maybe the fact that I turned fifty-six last month. Ugh! When I was younger that was an old person, Isn't perspective a funny thing? Anyways, as my friend would say onwards and upwards! Welcome to this week's Thursday Favorite Things party! I'm so grateful for all of you and your beautiful Bloggy friendship and your kind and comforting comments. Thank you so much for that.
Let's take a look at a few that caught my eye from Last week's party!
First off, was our beautiful leader, Katherine's post On the Brighter Side You will never waste your time reading Katherine's insightful posts, and SO much beauty! I just love her.
06 January 2022
Good morning and welcome! I hope 2022 has been good to you all, so far. I rarely do this, but feel I need to, as I know I have a lot of praying friends that visit here, could you please say a prayer for my family? A couple members of my family, despite all our best efforts and vaccination status, are currently dealing with Covid. Nobody is in a hospital, but, still miserable and very scary for the rest of us. Thank you all in advance!
Let's get on with this week's Thursday Favorite Things party! We got kind of a quiet start to the year with last week's party, lets see what you are all up to this week! But first, a few highlights.
First off, was Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home's post, Simple Christmas to Winter Decorating ideas! Perfectly lovely!