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Thursday, July 2

What to do Weekends with a New Twist (#129)

Welcome back to What to do Weekends! Happy Thursday Evening. Can we just take a moment and Thank you, all, so much for your absolutely wonderful contributions to the Party?!!
We are over-the-moon excited with everything you bring to share with us each week. We decided with all the wonderful talent you all have been bringing to the party, we needed MORE FEATURES!! So, starting today, we will each be featuring 2 Recipes & 2 DIY/Crafts, plus, of course one Bonus Feature each! With that said, let's get on with your wonderful link ups! 
Please try and connect with us, in some way!
You can find Linda Blogging here @ Crafts a la Mode
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As for me, The packing continues!
You can connect with me right here Shoestring Elegance
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My Bonus Feature this week?! Penny's beautiful Simple Summer Supper

Thursday, June 25

What to do Weekends #128

Happy Thursday Evening!  Welcome to the What to do Weekends Party! We hope you've had a wonderful and creative week!!
Linda and I each feature one of our own picks as a Bonus, we thought we'd like to start out with that!!
My Bonus feature for this week belongs to Jennifer @ My Flagstaff Home's Decorative Garden Ladder! I love it! Those of you who know me, know my love of ladders!


Usually, as you know,  we like to take a minute to share what we've been up to, with that said, as most of you know, I am still on the hunt for my new place, I put in some applications and got some good feedback, so please keep your prayers coming! (I'm T minus 24 days and packing like crazy!)

Thursday, June 18

What to do Weekends #127

Happy Thursday Evening!  Welcome to the What to do Weekends Party! We hope you've had a wonderful and creative week!!
Linda and I each feature one of our own picks as a Bonus, we thought we'd like to start out with that!!
My Bonus feature for this week belongs to The very adorable Love MY DIY Home's absolutely too cute tutorial on getting those awesome Newborn Baby Professional Photos yourself!


Usually we like to take a minute to share what we've been up to, with that said, as most of you know, I am still on the hunt for my new place, so I'm going to ask you for your continued prayers in this.

 Linda, on the other hand, made these adorable little Summer Fun DIY Keychains! I think they are very smart and super fun!
You can find Linda Blogging here @ Crafts a la Mode
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As for me, The packing continues!
You can connect with me right here Shoestring Elegance
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Now onto My picks "Features" from all you incredibly talented Bloggers !!


Thursday, June 11

What to do Weekends #126

Happy Thursday Evening, All, & Welcome to the What to do Weekends Party! We hope you've had a wonderful and creative week!!
Linda and I each feature one of our own picks as a Bonus, we thought we'd like to start out with that!!
My Bonus feature for this week belongs to The Crafty Blog Stalker for their great tutorial on making this
Beautiful Patriotic Wreath
Now, that I've shared my bonus feature, I'd love to check in with you all and keep you up to date on what's going on with Linda and myself.

This IS What I Am Doing!


My search for a new place to call home continues. Thank you all for your prayers and kind words!  I have woken up, to this song playing in my head, more times than I can tell you.  So, I am doing as it says and Fixing my eyes on the only One, who knows all and has planned every twist and turn in my life for His Good. 

 I truly know with all my heart that He has a divine plan for me, and will let me know when the time is right.  Until then, I am using the brain, He blessed me with, and looking at and trying every possible lead. Nothing yet. 
His timing is perfect, not mine. :) 




I will keep you posted. If I was not so set in my ways, I would declare what a wonderful adventure!
So, I am trying to remind myself, daily, (no matter how uncomfortable) that this IS an incredible opportunity for growth and time to draw closer to Him. Life has taught me, in hindsight, that every trial has a reason, and that I am better and stronger after going through each and every one!
Many Blessings to you all, today, my friends!
Theresa

Thursday, June 4

What to do Weekends #125

Happy Thursday Evening, All, & Welcome to the What to do Weekends Party! We hope you'be had a wonderful and creative week!!
We've been talking, and decided to do things a little different. Since Linda and I each feature one of our own picks as a Bonus, we thought we'd like to start out with that!!
So, Since you are here, Me first!! 
My Bonus feature for this week had to be Bonnie's How to Make a Lavender Wreath!! I love lavender and have made a few of these over the years to hang in my bedroom, but Bonnie has an awesome tutorial to show you how!

Time for a New Adventure!

I have some news that I want to share with you today.
I have been abundantly Blessed for the past seven and a half years with this beautiful little two bedroom house that I have come to call home.  For those of you that have been following along with Shoestring Elegance, since I began just a few years ago, you have all seen, through each and every project or rose from my garden, how much I have enjoyed my house and living here, though every single picture, I have shared with you.(which also warms my heart to know those memories are captured, here!)


Thursday, May 28

What to do Weekends #124

Welcome to What to do Weekends!
Happy Thursday Evening! Thank you all so much for your Participation in our party, we enjoy you all so much!  You are all SO creative!! Invite your friends! Help us spread the word!
 Thank you for returning and sharing with us each week! As usual, we like to let you know what we've been up to on these Thursday nights, as well.  We'd love it if you could visit the posts we're sharing with you tonight!
But first,
***NEW TO THE PARTY!***
**If you haven't seen your entry Featured, be sure to check both Blogs! Linda and I, are each picking one of our own bonus features. I will feature my pick and Linda will have her own favorite Bonus Feature feature at Crafts a la Mode!**
So, let's see what has Linda been up to this week!Linda has come up with an incredibly inspiring post for Summer!

A Hundred Ways To Make This Your Best Summer Yet!!

As for me, well, I'll explain what I'm doing in the next couple of days! Just saying, when you read it you will understand. :)
We hope that you will connect with us?! Let us know so we can connect right back with you!
You can find Linda Blogging here 
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You can connect with me right here
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Alright, now that we have shared ours, it's time to show off the best of yours!! On with this weeks Features!
So, what were my picks this week?!

Thursday, May 21

What to do Weekends Linky Party #123

Welcome to What to do Weekends!
Happy Thursday Evening! Thank you all so much for your Participation in our party, we enjoy you all so much!  You are all SO creative!! Invite your friends! Help us spread the word!
 Thank you for returning and sharing with us each week! As usual, we like to let you know what we've been up to on these Thursday nights, as well.  We'd love it if you could visit the posts we're sharing with you tonight!
But first,
***NEW TO THE PARTY!***
**Started just last week, Linda and I will each have one of our own bonus features. I will feature my pick and Linda will have her own favorite Bonus Feature feature at Crafts a la Mode!**


So, let's see what has Linda been up to this week!
Well, she had an awful lot of fun, (I, actually did too!) with an awesome post and idea about How to Decorate a Room to a Song! I love it! So many  possibilities! Like this one for Bye, bye Miss American Pie! (I love this song!)
We hope that you will connect with us?! Let us know so we can connect right back with you!
You can find Linda Blogging here 

Chalk Painted Mason Jars~Can You Help Me?

Hello all, how are you? I have been a very busy blogger here, this Spring! I LOVE it!  The weather has been nice enough for beautiful blooms galore everywhere you look, yet cool enough that it's not uncomfortable and still a good time to have projects to do inside. It really is kind of the best of both worlds, if we weren't in the worst drought in history.
Either way, I need your HELP, please.?! 
I am asked on more occasions than one would think to make floral arrangements. Whether it be for a church function, holiday or family event. You have, no doubt seen some of my arrangements, here, by now. If not, where have you been? And, Welcome!
(Distressed with twine, just baby's breath)
I am very exited that one of my dear family members is to be married in July! His quite smart and savvy fiance is a pinner, a cook and a DIY'er, too, and quite gifted! So, when I heard she wanted a budget friendly country shabby-chic'ish reception, I, of course, asked what I could do.

Thursday, May 14

What to do Weekends Party #122

Happy Thursday Evening, Everyone! Welcome or Welcome back to the
 What to do Weekends Party!
Thank you all so much for your Participation in our party, we enjoy you all so much!  You are all SO creative!! Invite your friends! Help us spread the word! Now,  we can't wait to see what you have been up to this week!!  Thank you for returning and sharing with us each week!  We always like to let you know what we've been up to all week also.
So, What has Linda been up to?  She's made some Blueberry Marshmallows, if you can believe it! And then S'mores.
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You can find Linda Blogging here 

My New Spring into Summer Wreath!

Do you take time to celebrate all the seasons in your life?  Do you know what I mean? We celebrate things like Christmas, 4th of July, New Year's Day, Birthday's, 21st, 30th, 40th (over the hill and ready to roll), 50th( half-century) Thanks so much, society, for that little reminder.  Heck we even celebrate Groundhog Day! If we go to all that trouble for those holidays, surely we should, in some way, celebrate the 'actual' Seasons in our lives.

Which, I guess, is my way of saying, I like each season to be represented and celebrated at my home, for everyone to see, and all that visit, to know that I am embracing this and every other day of the year. There is no such thing as just a plain old day! Every single moment we are given, is a blessing from God! So let's do it right and celebrate that! 


So, here is my celebration of Spring leading into Summer Wreath for 2015!  If you've never made a wreath & would like to see how easy they can be to assemble, check out my instructions on this previous Wreath posted