Thursday, November 14

A Little Peek At This Christmas' Future DIY's! (and, this week's TFT party!)

I think this is a super fun time of year to start planning your Christmas Home! Especially with Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas (yes, I am an addict!) providing tons of Inspiration. Not to mention, that I am doing the Christmas decorations for my church, which are going to be off the charts gorgeous! Still SO DIY! What's not to love?! I wish I was as far ahead of many of last week's bloggers, who provided even more inspiration with their, already done posts of all things wonderfully beautiful and DIY for Christmas. Hae a look!
Love CoCo from The Crowned Goat's  Christmas on the Front Porch. Missing my old front porch! Definitely, a "must-have" next place I live!

Thursday, November 7

Thursday Favorite Things ~ Loving Autumn

Good morning my friends. Welcome back to Shoestring Elegance and this week's TFT party!
Thank you all, again, for your wonderfully kind comments, prayers and concern. It appears we are finally all clear from the fires in our area. And we are thanking God because we know how much worse it could have been. No lives were lost!
So, back to enjoying our Fall, albeit a little delayed and different this year. However, you all are still here providing me with so much inspiration!! Let’s look at some of your wonderful offerings from last week’s party!

Thursday, October 31

Fall Favorites (TFT Party)

Good morning, my friends. I'm going to have to keep it short and sweet today, I'm not sure if my power will stay on very long. I want to thank all of you, who left comments of support and added your prayers to mine last week, as we, here in Northern California navigated life with nearby fires and rolling power outages. I'm sorry I haven't had the time to respond to all your kind comments, but I did get to read them and am very grateful.
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Yesterday evening, finally, brought some very welcome new...
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"The wind event proved to be much less than they thought. Our amazing firefighters kept the fire at bay and the increase was minimal. We are at 76,825 acres and 45% containment which is AMAZING!! 
Forever grateful for all your prayers and the hard work done to keep us safe and the damage minimal!"
With sincerest Gratitude, I'm sharing some faves from last week, sorry my part is not more complete this week, next week will be better! 
Happy Halloween!
Your Features!

Thursday, October 24

DIY Halloween Decor (Even if Your Not A Halloween Fan) TFT Party

Welcome!!Welcome! Welcome, to TFT blog link party. Aka Thursday Favorite Things blog hop link party for blog writers and blog readers! I hope you have all been enjoying the change of season. Unfortunately we are back in the 90's and are on high alert for the fires burning right now in Northern California. Sigh... Eerily similar to the major fires we had two years ago.  Prayers please friends.
I must admit, I am not a huge fan of Halloween, but even I can truly appreciate the following!
Jenna at The red Painted Apron's Season of the Witch Tablescape is just too sweet not to feature!

Thursday, October 17

All Things Autumn & This Week's Thursday Favorite Thing Party

Good morning, friends. Well, it's finally happened...Autumn has arrived. Yes, even here in Northern California and I couldn't be happier. Even with all the fire scares, the power shutoffs, stocking the house for emergencies, I am abundantly grateful for cool, crisp air, fog that brings back that wonderful morning mist and humidity levels that so help all our firefighters... Grateful.  Happy to be baking, cooking soups and stews and all the wonderful things that come with this glorious Season. I've even needed my coat a couple of times. Simply blissful.
Here's a look at some of the Linkups that caught my eye from last week's party! If you missed it, check it out now, here.
Linda @ It All started With Paint's No Carve Jeweled Pumpkins – Glam Pumpkin Craft Idea

Thursday, October 10

From the Northern California PG&E Power Shut Off!... We Still Party with the TFT Gang

Hello Friends, I am going to have to keep it short and simple before my power gets shut off! Yes, I'm in that Northern California area where the power company is shutting power our off to preemptively prevent wildfires. Don't ask me..I just live here. You all certainly brought your A-game last week! please enjoy my features from last week's party and visit each other! I'm going to pop off while I still have power and a little bit of time to try and manage some of my house.
Here are your Features! 
Debra@Common Ground Window Box Centerpiece for Fall

Thursday, October 3

Happy October! TFT's Early Autumn Party

Good morning friends! I am so glad you are here for the party!!
Finally, some wonderful cooler fall weather to report and I have been baking up a storm! 
Welcome to the Thursday Favorite Things party!
 I, and our wonderful co-hostesses, could not be more thrilled to have you here to kick the Party off for this week!!  Thank you to all of you who come join us here each week with your wonderful Crafts, Recipes and DIY incredible creations! 
If you are new to the Party, Welcome! I'm so very glad you are here!
Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party. If you missed it click here to see all the wonderful offerings.
Linda from Crafts a la Mode's Pumpkin Cheesecake CAKE! What a yummy way to start the Season!

Monday, September 30

Another Season..Another Big Change

To every season there is change, and this Fall is no exception.
It is with a heavy heart that I write to you today, by the end of this week,  the wonderful Ruby Magazine, that I have SO enjoyed being a part of, will be no more.  Thankfully, unlike when Ruby

Thursday, September 26

It's Pumpkin Time! (Every Kind You Can Imagine) TFT Party

Good morning, friends! Well, it happened!  Fall arrived 3 days ago and, we, here in Northern California have had 3 days over 100 degrees.  Heavy sigh... There are days I really don't know why I live where I do. Anyway, today is supposed to be the beginning of a cool down and let me just tell you I am praying that it is!
  Rustic French Fall Decor

Thursday, September 19

Happy Fall & Thursday Favorite Things 8th Anniversary!

Good morning friends and Happy Fall! I get to finally say that to you all because by the time we meet again it will be my favorite Season! Yay! Please forgive me, for being a few minutes late this morning, So much to see and do! I’m so glad you are here joining us for this, Thursday Favorite Things, 8th Anniversary!
So let’s see what you’ve been up to!

Welcome to TFT aka ( also known as, The Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Link Party!) A party
for Blog Writers & Blog Readers. Start sharing your blog links on Thursday's at 7 am (MST) continue until Saturday at midnight (MST). Please read the rules before participating, it will be a much more satisfying party. 

Thursday, September 12

Autumn/Fall DIYs to Help You Welcome the My Favorite Season!

Good morning! This has been what I've been doing. ) it's a serious thing for me! There isn't a day that goes by now when I'm not looking at the Fall Countdown! It was a very pleasant high 80's for a few days, but unfortunately mother nature took a turn on me and has been hitting us with mid '90s!!! No thank you.  I need sweater weather! I want to wear my flannel pajamas and feel so cold I need to pout my robe and socks on too!! I want o cook and bake and be grateful that I have warmed up the house with the oven. I think I live in the wrong part of our country! LOL  That's the kind of gal I am!
So, TODAY,  ONLY 10 more days! Squeals with excitement! 

Alright, let's get down to business, now.
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Tuesday, September 10

September's Ruby IS OUT!!

The beautiful September Issue of Ruby is our now and ready for you to enjoy with your family and friends! Yay!

The September 2019 issue of RUBY magazine features inspirational articles and poetry, devotionals and short stories, book reviews, and our monthly feature, the Kids' Korner with a story just for the young people in your family.

Thursday, September 5

Fall Transitions at This Week's TFT Party

Hey friends, so glad you are me this beautiful Thursday morning.  Well, you all know I'm a huge fan of Fall/Autumn. I simply CAN NOT wait! So, imagine my delight when I read all of your wonderful posts transitioning from Summer to Fall.  Loved every minute of it. I have been pinning plenty, so I hope you are following my TFT Pinterest Board. I was lucky enough to get my paint brushes out yesterday and started working on a new project that I will be sharing with you soon. But, for now, let's take a look at the features from last week's party!

Welcome to TFT aka ( also known as, The Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Link Party!) A party for Blog Writers & Blog Readers. Start sharing your blog links on Thursday's at 7 am (MST) continue until Saturday at midnight (MST). Please read the rules before participating, it will be a much more satisfying party. 

I just Love these Pink Flowers and White Pumpkins Fresh Fall Tablescape from Mantel and Table. Very different for this time of year, but stunning just the same.

Thursday, August 29

Happy Labor Day Weekend & Fall Favorites (TFT party)

Hello friends, as usual at this time of year I am enamored by all things that celebrate upcoming Season, that I love so dearly. Before I get onto this week's features, I'd loke to wish you all a safe and peaceful Labor Day weekend. May your time with your friends and family bless you richly. 
I Love all of this week's features! Starting with:
Jenn from Clean and Scentsible's Farmhouse Style Free Printables

Thursday, August 22

Anxiously Awaiting Fall ~ Autumn Inspirations (TFT Party)

Too hot to be at the computer much these days, friends. I am so anxiously awaiting my favorite Season. I was so pleased to see I am not alone in this, as evidenced by your Fall inspired link ups!  Thank you for that! Here are this week's features! 
Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof's Five Free Fall Mums Watercolor Printables are adorable and so inviting.