Thursday, February 13

Happy Valentine's Day from Me and Thursdays's Favorite Things

Welcome back, friends. Happy Valentine's Day weekend! Truly may I just tell you all that I pray you are abundantly blessed every day with the wonderful love and care of family and friends and if you should choose to celebrate that love somehow more tomorrow, then I'm so happy for you, and all the best! You are definitely not alone.
Let's see how you all were sharing last week with a few highlights...
Dabbling and Decorating's Valentine's Day Centerpiece sure makes for a beautiful table, doesn't it?!

Thursday, February 6

Shabby Chic - Farmhouse Style Valentine's

Good morning, friends. Happy February! 
I just lost January! I swear I have no idea how January slipped by me so fast! Do You ever feel that way?! 
Thank you all for the well wishes. I believe, and I am finding wood to knock on, that I am finally over the sicknesses that stole my month and energy. 

Thursday, January 30

Country Farmhouse Inspirations Galore

Good morning, friends. I’m sorry I’m running just a tad late! Enjoy and Congratulations! 
Wishing you a wonderful week! 
Marie from Interior Frugalista's How To Turn An Old Door Into A Headboard

Thursday, January 23

Valentine's DIYs and Inspirations

Good morning, beautiful people. I'm so happy you are here. I am so happy to be here with you! The last few weeks have been pretty dicy, but I think I am, finally,  beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Yay!  Do you celebrate Valentine's Day? This is one occasion I tend to pass on if I'm being honest, but I love all things beautiful that people come up with to savor the day and, of course, the gorgeous decorations that come with it! So, that's where this week's party took me. Thank you for sharing with us.
Pam from Everyday Living shares some absolutely beautiful Valentine Inspiration from her quotes and images to her beautiful decor her post is definitely inspiring. Thank you, Pam, for reminding us and sharing some of my favorite Biblical passages and the reason to celebrate love every day.  Always so important to always remember...
"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant" and "Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4 and 7

Thursday, January 16

I'mmmm Back! Medicated..But Back

Hi friends, I'm so sorry about last week. I never did get back to the party. I apologize, but, like I said, sometimes, life just takes over. Being a nurse and someone who's already living with pain, you write a lot of things off about your body, until you just can't anymore. :(
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Pam from Everyday Living's Top Monday Morning Blooms just makes me smile!

Friday, January 10

TFT January 2020!

I’m sorry, friends, I’ve had an unavoidable interruption. Life just sometimes does that. I’ll be back later in the week to share and see what you’ve all been up to. Please share your wonderful links!

Thursday, January 2

Happy New Year! Come Inspire or Be Inspired.

Glad Tidings, friends! Truly, since we last gathered, we all shared the Good News of Christmas! How wonderful is that?! It seems as if it has been forever since I last sat down at my computer to address you all and to look over all your beautiful projects, writings, beliefs, and shares with me, but it's really only been a couple of weeks. I'm still trying to wrap my head around that! It has been a very busy Winter, Fall, Christmas... well, time, in general, I guess. Some wonderful happenings and some very difficult times, but here we still are the beginning of a new decade! 

Does that blow your mind as much as it does mine?! I know it's really just a day later than yesterday, but....2020!! Whoa! It sounds otherworldly to me.  I'm sorry I haven't been able to share as much as I usually do in the past few parties, but family and health must take precedence and I feel, and hope, that you all truly do understand. 

Thursday, December 19

It's Christmas Time!

Good morning, friends, running a bit behind! Please check back with me, I'd love to highlight some of your beautiful and inspiring Christmas posts! Meanwhile, join the party! Show me what you're doing! I love all the Holiday ideas!
How gorgeous is this Holiday Table from The Crowned Goat

Thursday, December 12

Thursday Favorite Things!

I'm sorry my dear friends, family emergency, but please link up and I will be back!!
In the meantime check out my TEN FEATURES from the last week HERE!

Thursday, December 5

10 Awesome Christmas DIYs For You and Your Family

Good morning friends! Happy Thursday! I pray you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends near.
Mine was busy but very satisfying.
I was able to decorate and unveil my church's Christmas stage last Sunday and I think it is safe to say it was a huge success. I can't wait to share the images and How to's with you in the very near future!
So, what's up today?! It's rainy and wonderful here today! So you can understand why I was excited to share all your Christmas DIYS from our last party! Thank you and congratulations!
Carrie from Curly Crafty Mom's DIY Farmhouse Mini Rolling Pins are adorable and she made some festive Christmas Color ones too!

Thursday, November 21

Thanksgiving...Christmas...Everything Beautiful & Yummy! (TFT Party)

Hello beautiful friends! I'm so very pleased to be here and, especially, to have you here joining me. It's a busy time, isn't it? But there's so much to be enjoyed this time of year! I am still working away at the decorations for my church's Christmas stage, lobby, entrance... The list goes on and on, but it's so exciting to get to be a part of something that you will get to enjoy with your church family at one of the most beautiful and meaningful times of the year. But enough about me, look at all the gorgeousness you all have been sharing at our wonderful TFT party!!
Again, I can not say this enough! If I had all day I could be featuring tons of your links, nut since we are a bit restrained these days on time and energy, I will have to settle for sharing a few of my absolute favorites!
Michele from Hello Lovely shared some absolutely stunning and elegant inspirations in her beautiful post "Quiet Christmas Decorated Rooms & The Power of Candlelight" Wouldn't you love looking at this beautiful staircase this holiday season? I know I sure would... Just dreamy, Michele. Thank you.

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!