Thursday, August 15

What I'm Loving in August ~ (TFT Party)

Hi friends! I sure hope you all are finding some way to stay cool, I'm doing my best but it sure isn't easy with these triple-digit days. Thank you all so much for your very kind comments last week. As they say, life does go on.  I just finished baking 15 dozen breakfast cookies for a function at my church, and to be honest with you, I'm quite okay not to bake for a little while now... In all honesty, I was thrilled and honored to get to contribute, I certainly am grateful though, that I baked them before the heatwave hit!  No special theme this week in the features, I just went through and grabbed the first ones that caught my eye. Not my usual, but really kind of fun! It truly is so difficult to limit the features with so much talent from you all.  So, without further delay, here are the ones I'm loving this week!
Upcycled Bird Feeder from Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

I pinned many more to my Thursday Favorite Things Party Board! Be sure to check it out!

Thursday, August 8

It's A Shabby Thursday! (This Week's TFT Party)

Good morning, sweet friends. Welcome back to this week's edition of the Thursday Favorite Things party. I'm so glad you're joining me. As I write this, I have just said goodnight to a very different kind of day. Today was the one year anniversary of my father's death. And while my mind and soul rejoice for him in Heaven, my heart and humanness still miss him.  So forgive me, I am not going to embellish too much this week. Thankfully, I have been looking at all your wonderful shabbiness all through the week and have plenty of inspiration from your talents. So, mums the word and unto your features.
Linda from It All Started With Paint shared her Easy Distressed Terracotta Pots

Thursday, August 1

Ruby Magazine has a Brand New Look and a Brand New Site!

How exciting, friends! RUBY Magazine has a brand New Look and Site! I think you are going to LOVE it as much as I do! Come join me and other Christian Women in enjoying this awesome ministry! 

"One of our goals with moving the RUBY blog to a new platform is to generate more traffic and page views (I guess that is called SEO optimization, but you’ll have to check with Theresa to be sure!). We are creating different pages on the new RUBY blog so that we can focus on family-friendly resources for all of our readers.

Tastes of Summer! All the Recipes You Need to Enjoy Your Summer (This week's TFT)

It seems we all love to share some of our favorite recipes, as each season comes and goes. I am no exception to that thought. I love welcoming each different season with my favorites for that time, as well. As I am definitely a Fall/Winter person, I get so excited that I start baking fall dishes at the end of the summer as I anxiously await my favorite season. Case and point last week I shared my Grandmother's Canadian Butter Tarts! You can find them, here!

I'm just counting down the days when I can have my oven on more, without it making the temperature in the house intolerable. Until then, you have all provided me with some wonderful summer recipes to get me through. Thanks for that! Let's take a look!

Laura from Everyday Edits shared this absolutely delicious looking Cherry Crumble Recipe
 

Thursday, July 25

Celebrating the Beauty of Summer (This week's TFT)

Hello dear friends. Welcome to this week's Thursday Favorite Thing party! Thankfully, I am back in the pink and able to be more present this week. I hope you'll forgive me the absence of features last week. That was a first for me, but couldn't be helped.
I'm doing everything I can to survive the heat. How about you? I am such a Fall/Winter person, this is my personal worst season like, but I do love all the beauty and Summer traditions that come with this (too hot) season.
Sounds like a perfect segway to your beautiful Features, doesn't it?
Kimberly at The Lou Lou Girls is speaking my language with her No Churn Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Add to it that it is 97F outside as I write this! No A/C! I could use a sheet pan of these today, Kimberly! Thank you!

Monday, July 22

Canadian Butter Tarts Recipe ~ Cooking Up Memories

Sometimes we bake for fun, most often for need, and I think, sometimes just for the comfort of an old memory.  There is a small way to keep those loved ones and times that have passed on present with us. Food and Recipes enjoyed from another time always seem to bring us back to those people and places. The familiarity brings us comfort from times gone by. 

Thursday, July 18

Thursday Favorite Things

Sorry, friends. I’m a bit under the weather today. Please link up and I will try and get back with your Features later today or tomorrow.  I hope you all are well.  


Thursday, July 11

My Summer Favorite Things ~ (This Week's TFT)

Hello, friends.  I'm so glad you are here. Thank you for your visit.
 I'm trying to get caught up again this week after last week's holiday and festivities.  There always seems so much to do and so little time to do it in.  But, I'm just going to keep taking it one day at a time. (I don't really have a choice) :)  How was your holiday weekend?  I hope you enjoyed some quality time with family and friends and had a chance to celebrate in whatever way makes you happy.
How creative you all have been!  I just love looking through all your link ups!
Here are some of my Summer Favorites from last week's party.

Ahna from Hammers N Hugs shared her new mantel and some wonderful images and ideas with us on just How to Decorate with Fireplace Mantels. All are gorgeous!

Thursday, July 4

Happy 4th of July! (This Week's TFT)

Good morning. Wishing you all a safe and sound Fourth of July, here in the USA and for all of my friends and family in Canada, I hope you had a wonderful Canada Day! I shared some of your wonderful Patriotic projects and recipes on Shoestring Elegance's Facebook page, HERE
If you haven't already followed me there, you may want to now, as I do share your projects and recipes off and on during the week.
Do you have exciting plans to celebrate this Independence Day?! I'd Love to hear about it. Please stay safe.

Thursday, June 27

It's ALL About Summertime! (This Week's TFT Party)

Hello beautiful friends, I'm so glad you are here. Welcome to this week's Thursday Favorite Things party! Are you all surviving the heat in your area? I sure hope so. I'm doing my best, but triple digit weather is not my cup of tea.  What is, however, re your beautiful link ups last week! How's that for a segue-way?  Enjoy your weekends and enjoy this week's wonderful Features. (Can you tell I was a little hungry when i picked these? Yep! They are perfect for Summer, though! 
Look atCarol from Comfort Spring's Strawberry Cupcakes! YUMMO

Thursday, June 20

Summer Trends @ This Week's TFT Party

Happy Summer! Well, tomorrow anyway. I hope you all are enjoying this time with your families. Welcome back to this week's TFT! 
I'm so very glad you are here.
 No  time to waste! So many wonderful and inspiring things to see.
 Come see the Features from last week's party and link up your latest posts for this week!
Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles' Evolution Of A Color Crush LOVE!
I couldn\t decide what image I liked best! They were all so beautiful. 

Thursday, June 13

New Summer "Go To's" at This Week's TFT Party!

My goodness, friends, I, literally, could have pinned all week!! You all are sharing so many wonderful projects, DIY's, Inspiration and the Recipes! Oh my goodness. Thank you so much for joining us and me here.  I'm finally getting an evening to breath, after numerous days of record breaking heat and couldn't be more thrilled. What more perfect way to end a great day than to share some of your wonderful posts! As I said I could have Pinned and Featured some 200+ link ups! Here are the ones that caught my eyes first!
Jamie from So Much Better With Age shared her Awesome post 5 Tips for Summer Decorating

Thursday, June 6

Summer Lovin' Recipes!

Sorry, my friends I ran a little late today!! I have some of your wonderful features up now, and I will add more throughout the day, but I wanted to make sure you could join the party now! So please accept my apology and check back later today! FEATURES ADDED!!  Thank you for your patience! Please enjoy these wonderful summer recipes and party with us!!
Michelle from Thistle Key Lane showed us how to make this yummy  Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet Recipe

Thursday, May 30

Summer DIY Inspirations (This Week's Favorite Things Party)

Hi friends, can you believe the day after tomorrow is June?! Already! This year just seems to be flying by. Just a few short weeks till Summer, hard to believe we are here already. I hope you all are in safe areas, with all the wacky, scary weather. I truly pray that you are not in a flooded state or one dealing with tornadoes.  Heads down, pray and get through.  If you are, please know that you have my prayers. With that said, you all are bringing some wonderful Summer Inspiration to the party. I sure hope you are enjoying it. As for me, I'll get through the summer, as I do every year, actually anxiously awaiting Fall. What can I say I'm a Fall/Winter kinda gal. :) That doesn't mean I can't appreciate the beauty, like this week's features!
TFT thursday favorite things blog hop link party

Thursday, May 23

FREE Beautiful Wallpapers For Your iPhone/Cellphone & How To Install Them.

It is not often, I hope, that I take too much for granted. I am or at least attempt to always be, completely grateful for the life I've been given, the abundance of love I have in my life, as well as the simple, material things that make living on this earth a little more comfortable or pleasant. It is with that in mind that leads me to share this information with you.  Because I decorate for my church, my family and friends, I am often (so lucky) to have numerous roses, greenery, filler, vessels, etc.. in my stash. And, because I just LOVE their beauty, I take tons of pictures of them!
Many times I've been told how beautiful the images on my phone are.  However, it was not until recently that I became fully aware that I had more opportunity and perhaps just a little more knowledge than a lot of people out there.  Not much, but some, especially as it relates to technology. If you are 40 or under, this is most likely old hap for you and you won't need this tutorial. But, if you are like me or older, cellphones weren't invented when we were tweens, teens or even in our 20's.