09 July 2020

Simply Perfect

Good morning friends! Welcome back to this week's Thursday Favorite Things party! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful inspiration and creations with us! Here are your features from last week's party! 

02 July 2020

Happy July and Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

Happy July and Happy Fourth of July Weekend! I hope you have all found a wonderful way to STAY AT HOME and enjoy your family and celebrate the 4th, even in these very different times. We certainly have had plenty of time to find ways to decorate our yards, get creatively safe visiting family and close friends, and all the while bake, 
Everyday Living's A Patriotic Garden Table

25 June 2020

Summer's First TFT ~ Simple Joys

Good morning friends! Thank you so much for being here every week and sharing all your creative posts, recipes, crafts, and DIYs!! Can you believe we're in June already?!  
I'm still here, happy and healthy, and baking away, on the days that are cool enough, that is.  
Thank you for your wonderful comments, I apologize if I didn't respond to them all, but I read and smiled about every single one. Here's some features from last week's party. 

18 June 2020

Summer's Here! Can You Feel It?!

Okay, I know, technically, 2 days away, but the 90-degree weather is telling me something completely different!  I hope you all are still staying safe and healthy and finding ways to stay and visit family and friends, albeit socially distant. Better safe than sorry. Not easy with the Summer heat!! I pray we all see some resolution and peace for our Nation and ALL our people. Thank you for joining me for last week's Thursday Favorite Things! Here's a sampling of your beautiful and wonderful posts from last wee's party. You all never fail to inspire me! Thank you.
Barbara from Table and Mantel's Traveling Teacup Goes to the Bay Area is a real fun read!

11 June 2020

Here Comes Summer, Come Get the Latest Inspirations to Enjoy It!

Welcome friends. No matter what's going on outside our doors, time and seasons march right on.  Whether you're staying at home or venturing out, here are some wonderful features to get you inspired for fluffing up your on nest or preparing yummy dishes to share with friends, distantly, of course. :) 
Barbra from Mantel and Table shows us all her best Tips To Create A Romantic White Table Setting. Isn't it inviting?!

04 June 2020

Not Just Another Thursday

Good morning friends.   Sometimes, it just isn't business as usual and I am unable to pretend it is.  It has been a difficult, heartbreaking, gut-wrenching.....week for our nation.  Racism and inequality must not be tolerated in any form. I, like I'm sure many of you, have been spending a lot of time in prayer. Still, I believe what we do and share adds some much-needed levity in a stressed environment.

As a dear find of mine wrote, "You will never look in the eyes of someone God does not love." Praying for our nation.. I realize this is probably the wrong place for this but I can not just pretend I haven't seen all that has been happening in our world, and I also realize this will offend some of you, and I'm sorry, still, I know no other way. Even NOW there is so much beauty to be seen. We must embrace our differences and never become complacent.  Praying for change, praying for justice, praying for healing, and Peace.

These bloggers are my features from last week's TFT party:

28 May 2020

Goodbye May..Hello June!

Good morning friends! Thank you so much for being here every week and sharing all your creative posts, recipes, crafts, and DIYs!! Can you believe June is just four days away! 
I'm still here, happy and healthy, and baking away! At least my friends and family are happy and I get to do something I love and learn new recipes and techniques. Win-Win! 
Thank you for your wonderful comments, I apologize if I didn't respond to them all, but I read and smiled about every single one.
On the menu this morning at my house, Croissants! 
Welcome to this week's Thursday Favorite Things!

21 May 2020

I've No Excuse! The Days Blurred Together

Happy Thursday Favorite Things Friends!! 
It IS Thursday, right?! I'm so sorry my week is a bit off. Just trying to catch up with the days! I think I should be hosting a party called Forgetful Friday! LOL
I have been pinning your wonderful links and do so appreciate you all, but I did also fall asleep and think today was Wednesday! 

14 May 2020

May Beauty ~ Thursday Favorite Things!

Hi friends. I'm so glad you are here joining in on the party fun and inspiration, If there ever was a good time for DIY's and recipes, this is it, right? I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's day weekend. We enjoyed a visit, in my Mother's backyard, socially distant, but enjoyable just the same. The "new normal" as they're calling it. Just the same, we celebrated my Mum and enjoyed our familiar faces. I would rather stay in and safe now, then have to start this all over again later.
Here are the blog Features that spoke to me from last week's party, I hope you enjoy them too.
Marie from Rever en Couleur's New Dining Room is simply breathtaking and whispers serenity to me.

07 May 2020

Beautiful Inspiration

Welcome, All to Shoestring Elegance and this week's Thursday Favorite Things party!  Thank you so much, to all of you, who come to join us here, each week, with your wonderful Crafts, Recipes, and DIY creations.  I'm so excited to see what you are bringing to share with us this week!
I LOVE all the creativity you bring to this Party!  
If you are new, welcome! Come on in, kick off your shoes, and have a look around. Here are a few of your beautiful shares from last week's party that caught my eye!


30 April 2020

Goodbye April, Hello May!

Welcome friends! Can you believe April is over already? That went by faster than I expected. I pray you all are happy, safe, and well. I'm so happy to be here, inspired by all your wonderful offerings! I didn’t really have a theme to the features this week, I just went around and grabbed the ones that caught my eye! My apologies for my tardiness with last week’s features. I'm doing much better this week. If you linked up last week before I had your features up, please take a minute and pop BACK over to see if you were one of the ones I featured. 
Okay, ready? Let’s party. We all deserve a little fun and normalcy, don’t you think?
Linda from Mason Jar Crafts Rae Dunn-Inspired Mason Jar Utensil Holders is a fairly easy, but beautiful addition to any one's dining room or kitchen!

23 April 2020

Mamma NEVER Said There'd Be Days Like This!

As I'm starting this post on Wednesday night at 12:56 am, okay, so technically, Thursday morning. That song is going through my head! You know it! The song from The Shirelle's Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This, well, I was just thinking of that when I realized it was Wednesday not Tuesday!! My Mother never warned me about days like this!! Ha! Her days are getting mixed up too!
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(This is SO me right now, only she is much neater!)

16 April 2020

Sewing Face Masks, Baking A Lot and The TFT Party!

Welcome friends. Thank you for joining me. I hope you all found a way to truly enjoy your Easter!
Well, another week inside. But, I’ve been, surprisingly busy! I’ve been sewing face masks, as I’m sure many of you have (many done, many more to go), baking, even more than usual, and praying, a lot.  That’s good, though! The more I bake for our needs, the less we need to go out! (silver linings, here, people)  Although, I am running lower than I like on flour and my understanding is there’s not much of it in our stores. I still have my mother's cupboard to shop in! :) How are you all?  Are you doing okay with the SIP?
Here's a bit of my work for the week, now, I'm anxious to see yours!

09 April 2020

Happy Easter From Home (And, This Week's TFT)

Happy Easter week, friends. Regardless of what's going on outside our doors, the fact remains that Sunday is Easter. For me, personally, this is one of the greatest days of gratitude for my faith. For this very Sunday, we can exclaim, "Christ Is Risen, Indeed!" No virus, quarantine, or anything else can possibly change God's gift to us on this day. I pray you all are safe and sound in your homes with your loved ones and able to find some way to celebrate this day. It doesn't have to be elaborate, just sincere. 
Not preaching, just teaching. Sharing my truths.

03 April 2020

Time To Shop In Our Pantries! Raw Apple Cake Recipe

Hi friends and welcome! 
It's a very different world we are living in than ever before, isn't it? Thankfully, and hopefully, it won't be forever.
Well, have you done your Spring cleaning?  Maybe even twice?  I think that we have all done more around our house this Spring and then ever before. Spring cleaning can get a little dull and, for me personally, even run out! So what's next?  Well, since you're home anyway, why not try your hand at cooking and baking. I mean, you do have the time like never before.  And, there's actually a truly practical reason to learn now! If you're heeding the advice of our officials, you are staying home, as am I.