18 February 2021

Mid February and We are Still Loving Here!

 Good morning, and Happy Thursday! I'm so glad you are here.  I pray you are all safe and warm and not in one of the blizzard areas that have lost power! I can't imagine! Please stay safe and healthy and, God willing, warm. I hope you enjoy all of the inspiration you find at the party. We have the best bloggers and they are all so creative. I truly hope you like the features!

From Chas' Crazy Creations, look at this beautiful Thrift Store Heart Table Makeover. Click on over and see the wonderful redo!

11 February 2021

Last minute Valentine's Ideas For You! (TFT Party!)

Good morning friends and Happy Thursday!  Welcome to this week's Thursday
 Favorite Things party.  Valentine's day is just three days away! You all were 
full of ideas and inspiration. Thank you for that. 
You make this party such a wonderful place to be.
 I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a wonderful Valentine's day
with your special ones. Enough from me, 
let's look at what you shared last week! 

Debra from Common Ground shared her sweet Farmhouse Table Valentine Tableau. Love the cute moss covered heart.

04 February 2021

February~Tickled Pink!

 Good Morning and Happy February! February 1st was also my 3rd Anniversary co-hosting Katherine's wonderful, Thursday Favorite Things, and I am so grateful!   Well, friends just like that, we are into a brand new month with incredible possibilities! And, Praise the Lord, we have been getting rain, finally!  You all have been bringing your best and beautiful creations to inspire us all! Thank you for continuing to do that!

Look at this sweet  DIY Valentine’s Wreath with Hand-Painted Sign from Kippi at Home. That sure would be welcoming to a friend or family member or just make you smile.

28 January 2021

Inspiring Women!

Good morning, friends, and happy last week of January. Can you believe that? One month has already gone by of the new year. We are having a wonderful rainstorm here in Northern California! And I do mean wonderful! No doubt you’ve heard of the fires we’ve had the last several years, and this is a very welcome sight for most Californians, myself included. I am a true lover of fall and winter, with all their cool days, changing leaves, and the beautiful sound of rain and thunder. So it’s especially exciting for me. 

I am always so impressed and inspired by all the beautiful work you guys bring every week to this party. You make me feel lazy! LOL, I am still baking, cooking, and decorating, however, I haven’t been able to find the time to do the pictures necessary to write a post. I will get something up here soon. I promise.
 Meanwhile, let’s look at all the wonderful inspiration you brought to the party last week!

21 January 2021

A New Day & This Week's TFT Party

Well, it is definitely a new day, a new era, even possibly. Regardless of where you stand, one chapter has ended and a new one has just begun and suddenly numerous quotes are popping into my view and speaking to my heart. So, I am CHOOSING to embrace them. It is definitely a choice that one must decide to make. 

"KINDNESS IS RADICAL. Where there is kindness


there is goodness. It is brave and daring, fearless and courageous." On this day,  after inauguration day, I thought this would be a good reminder today. (The last line is from my sister.)

14 January 2021

Finding Some Peace & Inspiration When It's Not Easy

 Good morning, friends. I would love to be all light and fuzzy this morning, but alas, I cannot. Our country is going through so much divisiveness and so many struggles, not just with COVID and the pandemic rules, but with friends and family members with lost jobs, economic struggles for those that, thankfully, prior to this, have not had to experience a grocery line or wait and pray that they can get a food box. Then, there's what's going on in Washington... And, even though, I will not and do not want anyone to get political, here, it is a sad week... month... for American democracy. My prayers go out to all those living in fear when they go to work. I'm praying for our leaders and those in power to make good choices for the greater good of all Americans, And, while, possibly, we might disagree on what that may be, I think we can all agree on peace and kindness. That being said and acknowledged at this specific time in history, I will get on with the party and thank you all for being here and we will put out our positivity, by enabling others to make their corners of the world a little more beautiful, a little more tasty, and possibly even a little more enriched.

So, if you are cold and down and maybe a little overwhelmed pop over to Comfort Spring Station and print out one of Carol's adorable Valentine Gnomes! Carol shared her post"Top Posts of 2020" but I, honestly, could not see past this sweetheart. 

07 January 2021

A Little Potpourri for the New Year (TFT Party)

Welcome to the first real party of 2021! Good morning friends I hope this finds you well and full of more wonderful inspiration to share again this week. I have to say I already miss the Holidays. I think that's a thing, isn't it? The let down after all the wonderfulness(sp.) Either way, we carry on anyway, grateful that we can.  I'm so grateful for all of you, sharing here each week with such beauty and talent.  Thank you for continuing to join us.  Thank you too, Katherine, for bringing me on to co-hostess this beautiful celebration of gifted bloggers.  Have a wonderful week, everyone, and, I hope you enjoy these few features from last week's party as much as I did! 

Rachelle from My Hubbard Home shared her refreshing New-Year’s Day Brunch Tablescape. Isn't it beautiful?! Be sure to check out all her images this is truly just a small sampling!

31 December 2020

Happy New Year from Me and the TFT!

 Happy New Year dear friends! I do pray you all enjoyed a beautiful, safe Christmas and were able to find Joy in the Reason for the Season.  I had a wonderful, albeit very quiet, Christmas and it was just what the doctor ordered for me. Baking is done. Gifts dropped off. Well wishes all around, and now to celebrate the coming of 2021!  Geez, I am old enough to tell you that this year still looks futuristic to me. Every.Single.Time.I.See.IT! 

 One of my favorite songs, way back when, if you can believe it, was "Tonight We're Gonna Party Like it's 1999!" As if we'd ever make it to 1999! LOL Ahh, the blissful ignorance of youth.

17 December 2020

One Week 'Til Christmas Eve!...Are You Ready?!?

 Hello friends! Welcome.  I'm SO excited! Although, I don't want it to be over so soon, now! Such mixed emotions. Not only that....This is our last TFT party before Christmas!! Next Thursday IS CHRISTMAS EVE!!!

 

(from Andrea at Living On Cloud Nine's Festive Christmas Table)

10 December 2020

The Christmas Countdown Is On!

 Two weeks until Christmas! Yes, already! I am excited, although admittedly I really LOVE all the time leading up I think just as much. I have been baking away and decorating both, here and at my Mum's house. Such a wonderful way to divert our attention! I always say this, but it's as true today as ever, It truly is The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year! In case you missed it, I shared a super yummy recipe yesterday that I know you all will enjoy so be sure to check out my Almond Florentines...Laceys...Brussels Cookies (Whatever the Name...They Are Divine, and Easier Thank You'd Think) If you have not linked up your Everything Christmas or joined us at our Christmas Eats party, please take a minute and link up! 

Now, I am excited and honored to be joining Katherine and all the other wonderful co-hostesses in bringing you all this week's Thursday Favorite Things party (aka TFT)! 

09 December 2020

Almond Florentines...Laceys...Brussels Cookies (Whatever the Name...They Are Divine, and Easier Thank You'd Think)


Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas is definitely on! Just two more weeks until Christmas Eve! Can you believe it?! If we ever needed a time such as this, it is now. So why not throw ourselves into the traditions we have come to count on that we can... We may not be baking for as much of our family as usual, or we may be doing it in a different way, this year. But, how about sharing with those friends of yours that are also experiencing a scaled-back Christmas, at least as family goes, and do some awesome porch drop-offs of Christmas Cheer? It may seem something small to you, but it also may means the world to them. I have come to find out that a lot of people don't bake for themselves often...I must admit I am a bit surprised, but I have been baking all my life, so what do I know! Either way, sometimes a fresh-baked goodie from your kitchen is the most precious gift you can give of yourself.

03 December 2020

Happy December, The Countdown (officially) Begins!

 Good morning and welcome back to the TFT Party! I'm so glad you are here. I pray you all had a safe and healthy Thanksgiving! I pray that you all stay healthy as the COVID numbers are surging. God save us all from such an illness.  I'm so glad to see that, like me and my family, you are all pressing on and doing the decorating and the baking and creating. This, I believe is what will get us all through to the other side of this thing. Truly, I pray blessings over you all.  

Alright, catching up a bit here, last week there was no TFT party, due to Thanksgiving, so I am sharing a few of your features from our November 19th party! 

(A Festive & Fragrant Tablescape by Pam at Everyday Living)

25 November 2020

Christmas Inspirations! (Anything Goes Christmas Link Party!)

 *Thursday Favorite Things Party is canceled this week but will be back next week* Happy Thanksgiving! 

Here it is, friends! This is your ANYTHING GOES Christmas Link Party!! 

Share away! Did you miss our first two link-ups in this Christmas Series? Please Link up your Food Recipes Here and Check out All the Christmas Do It Yourself Ideas Here

Thank you so much for being here and joining the fun with us!

Our Favorite Recipes for the Holidays (Christmas Link Party)

 Welcome Friends! Happy Thanksgiving!! 

Thursday Favorite Things Party is canceled this week but will be back next week. 

Linda, from Crafts a la Mode,  and I are back at it again to continue our Christmas Series Link parties!  In November we opened a DIY Christmas Party Now we are opening our 2 other parties... Our Favorite Recipes for the Holidays, right here, and Christmas Inspirations (Anything Goes Christmas Link Party) for that Click Here!  We LOVED seeing all your Christmas Do-It-Yourself ideas!

19 November 2020

Prepping for Thanksgiving at the TFT Party!

Good morning, friends! Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here?! This month has just flown by for me. Thank you all for the kind wishes on my poor knee. It is recovering, albeit slower than I would like...grateful for no surgery, but hate the brace. Oh well, this too shall pass. I am loving all the beautiful inspiration you all provide each week. You truly do AMAZE me. That said, let's get to some Features!

Don't forget to keep your eye out for Linda and my "Christmas Series Link party" we have one closing tomorrow, for all your DIY Christmas Ideas HERE, but a new one opening tomorrow night, where you can share all your yummy Holiday Recipes! Back to the party!

Niky from The House on Silverado's Simple Thanksgiving Table Setting