18 August 2022

Late Summer Or Early Fall…

 I guess it all depends on your perspective, right? Usually, I would be counting the days until Fall arrived, but, this year, because of my garden and veggies growing, I’m grateful for the hot days as they seem to double in size and ripeness overnight! Most of you know I’m a baker. Honestly, that’s exactly why I started gardening! I knew what I wanted and, either couldn’t find it, or couldn’t afford it. Hence, the search began, in the beginning, just for a really good roasting tomato for my focaccia and soups and sauces. Well, it’s kind of snowballed from there! Hah! 

Welcome back to the Thursday Favorite Things party! Thank you for joining us on our quests of improvements and inspirations! You all do quite well at both. Let’s take a look at a few from last week’s party! 

Orange Glazed Almond Bundt Cake from Rachelle @ My Hubbard Home

11 August 2022

YOU"RE The Star @ This Week's Thursday Favorite Things

Good morning friends! Happy Thursday. I’m so glad you’re here. Today, is all about you! Thank you all so much for coming every week and making this party what it is, a seriously awesome place to get information and inspiration! Thank you for all your kind comments and words of encouragement and kindness over the years. I appreciate you all more than you’ll ever know. This week Shoestring Elegance celebrates 1.5 million views. All from a little experiment I thought I’d try ten years ago. Let’s get onto some more of your incredible offerings from last week! 

The Sunshine Cottage Porch & Garden from Pam @ Everyday Living

04 August 2022

Baking, Gardening and Enjoying August (TFT PARTY)

 Hi friends! What a wonderful start to August for us here in Northern California! The first day of August came in with a very unexpected, surprise little rain storm.  I was, needless to say, ecstatic! Not only that we NEED IT SO MUCH, but my garden was thrilled! I don’t think I told you yet, but what I decided to do, when trying gardening for myself, was growing Heirloom tomatoes and veggies. 

I’m kind of an information junkie when I start something new. So, I thought if I was going to put in the effort, I wanted the maximum output! My ELEVEN varieties, now,  are coming along quite nicely too! Oh! Did I mention I just finished baking 100 blueberry breakfast cookies for my church today? Yep, busy but happy! 

Lemon Zucchini Bread the House On Silverado