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Thursday, August 17

What to do Weekends #239

It has been a busy week! Do you have any little ones that started back to school this week? That's right only 2 weeks left in August. Lots to do! I'll e sharing it all with you in the next couple of weeks. You all look like you've been very busy creating!
Well, Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you will link up and check out the Features, both here, and with Linda @ Crafts a la Mode! Thanks for sharing with us! I hope you are having a WONDERFUL (almost) WEEKEND!
Here are a few of my favorites and Features for this week!
Jenny Louise Marie got me excited about decorating for Fall with her cute post and many cute ways to Style Tiered Stand... this one was from Priscilla's Blog
I loved the idea of See Lindsey's Mini French Apple Tart

Thursday, August 10

What to do Weekends #238

Happy Thursday Evening, Friends.
Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you will link up and check out the Features, both here, and with Linda @ Crafts a la Mode! Thanks for sharing with us! I hope you are having a WONDERFUL (almost) WEEKEND!
Here are a few of my favorites and Features for this week!
Summer Home Tour by The Red Painted Cottage. So cute! 
Vintage Farmhouse Drop cloth Doily Cushion as well as many other fun Easy Drop Cloth Projects from Raggedy Bits. Love them all! 

Thursday, August 3

What to do Weekends #237 ~ Happy August

Hi friends, I'm so glad you are here. Happy August! Already. This summer and year, for that matter, have just been flying by. I hope you've had a good week. Mine was a bit slower than usual, but then again that's kinda nice every once in awhile. I shared my Lemon Curd and Candied Lemon Peel recipes with you all earlier today. I hope you get a chance to take a look.  With that said should we get to the party? 
So much talent, thank you all so much for joining us each week. This week, I'm sharing a few FEATURES that caught my eye. 
First up, is Interior Frugalista's Faux Snakeskin Tray with Stencil. I love how this turned out. Nice job!
Paulette's Paper shared her Weekly Bible Journal.  I love it! Friends if you haven't started bible journaling yet, you really don't know what you're missing.

Quick and Easy Homemade Lemon Curd and Candied Lemon Peel!

Hi Friends, It has been too long since I've been able to share something of my own with you! Yesterday, I posted some of these images on Shoestring Elegance's Facebook Page Well, let's just say there was far more interest than I had anticipated in my use of the Lemons that came with my new home. I lost my rose garden when I had to move, but I gained a Lemon tree! I'm, constantly trying to find the silver linings, I guess.  Truthfully, to have found any new place in my home town these days is quite a feat, so I am choosing gratitude for all that I am blessed with. Which now includes a Lemon Tree! 
Which brings me to these images!  With the lemons starting to fall and new green ones starting to appear, I felt I better get to using them for something more than the lemon zest in my everyday cooking.

Thursday, July 27

What to do Weekends #236 ~ Last Party for July

Hi Friends! Happy Wednesday and Happy What to Weekends party! 
Welcome and Thank you!
I'm so grateful you have joined me, here. Your creativity just abounds. It's extremely difficult every week to just pick a few of your posts to Feature, with SO much talent. 
So, I'm doing one thing a little different this week with my Features;  First up, is your most clicked on pick for the week!  Your fingers and mine were clicking on Penny's, of Penny's Vintage Home's, beautiful post Creative Ways to Display Plants I just LOVE this too! So nice job Penny!
Angie over at Deco Art Blog shared this truly fun vignette with her Painted Pallet Art
Of course, I have been pinning away all week, too, so please be sure to Please do check out the Party Board!  

Thursday, July 20

What to do Weekends #235

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you will link up and check out the Features, both here, and with Linda @ Crafts a la Mode! Thanks for sharing with us! I hope you are having a WONDERFUL (almost) WEEKEND!
Here are a few of my favorites and Features for this week!
Sparkle's beautiful Strawberry Shortcake
Repurpose and Upcycle's fun Farmhouse Entryway made with Thrifted Finds

Thursday, July 13

What to do Weekends #234

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you will link up and check out the Features, both here, and with Linda @ Crafts a la Mode! Thanks for sharing with us! I hope you are having a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!
Here's a few of my favorites and Features for this week!

Thursday, July 6

What to do Weekends #233 ~ Happy July!

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here! I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!
**Thank you all so much for your kind words of encouragement. I'll be posting soon, to let you know what's been going on in my life. In the meantime, if you are a praying friend, could you say a couple prayers for my parents? Thanks in Advance.
:)  **
Happy July~ I hope you all had a safe and fun 4th of July!
I hope you will link up and check out the Features, both here, and with Linda @ Crafts a la Mode! Thanks for sharing with us! I hope you are having a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!
Here's a look at some of my Features for the week!
Annies Noms' Strawberry Pimms Cupcakes!
Heather Bixler's Making Things New

Thursday, June 29

What to do Weekends #232

Welcome to What to do Weekends!
Sorry, friends, still helping with that family emergency  I told you about last week. I will try and get back to post more Features over the Weekend.
Please do link up and enjoy the party.
Burlap and Blue shared this beautiful Floral Heart Free Printable

Thursday, June 22

What to do Weekends # 231 Summer is Here!

Welcome to What to do Weekends!
Sorry, friends. Family emergency. I will try and get back to post more Features over the Weekend.
Please do link up and enjoy the party.
By Dreams Factory shared this beautiful DIY Distressed Clipboard and Free Printable






Tuesday, June 20

Happy Summer ~ 2017

Wishing you all a beautiful Summer. Hoping you all have exactly what you enjoy most. '
(source)
For me.... I pray for cool summer nights. :) 
Many Blessings to you all 

Thursday, June 15

What to do Weekends #230 ~ Happy Summer 2017!

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board! 
Hi Friends, Happy Summer! Well, at least it will be before we meet up again next week. I hope you are having a wonderful week. Thanks for joining us tonight. Here are just a few of your awesome projects. My Features this week start with The Country Chic Cottage's Mosquito Repellent Candles are not only useful but a beautiful centerpiece! Love this idea!

Beverly @ Across the Boulevard hit everybody's favorite taste out of the park with her Snickerdoodle Cookie Bar Bites Another recipe I can't wait to try!
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Thursday, June 8

What to do Weekends #229

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you are having a wonderful week! Do take time to enjoy these beautiful Features! I just loved these ladies this week!
Kristi @ I Should Be Mopping the Floor shared her adorable  Tin Can Fence Garden
Kalyn @ Sincerely Sweat Pea did a very beautiful job on her Apartment Kitchen Reveal
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Thursday, June 1

What to do Weekends #228 ~ Happy June!

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  
Happy June! Are you looking forward to the summer weather?! It's a point of debate around my house. :) 
My friends, it has been another busy week, here! I hope you will link up and check out the Features, both here, and with Linda @ Crafts a la Mode! Thanks for sharing with us! I hope you are having a WONDERFUL WEEK!
Here's a look at some of my Features for the week!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Dreams Factory's DIY French Farmhouse Tray with Free Printable
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe Blog shared a beautiful round up of Fresh Floral Wedding Ideas! So much beautiful Inspiration gathered here. Like MidwestLiving's Garden Chandelier, here.

Thursday, May 25

What to do Weekends #227 Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!   
I hope you all have had a wonderful Month of May! We'll see you back here next week for the first of June. Yes, already.....
Let's Party!
First off, your Features for the week! 
I L O V E Farmhouse 40's Guest Bedroom Makeover Final Reveal! I'll come visit in that room!
Hello Farmhouse came and shared these adorable Farmhouse Planter Ideas that I just loved and can't wait to try.

Thursday, May 18

What to do Weekends #226

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you are all enjoying the increasingly better weather that May brings.  I know I have. May has been a month of Miracles for my family, I hope to share more about that with you soon, but for now, it's time to get on with your incredible creations! There were so many of them, I'm just scratching the surface, here,  with these beautiful Features!
You know I can't resist beautiful FLOWERS!!  Now, apparently, I can't resist beautiful flowers and veggies! Check out Rosemary and Thymes absolutely stunning Spring Floral Tutorial.. And, yes! Those are asparagus!  Love it! 
I absolutely loved Pennys Vintage Home's solution for Recovering Lounge Chairs! She made it look so easy! Thank you for sharing this, Penny!

Thursday, May 11

What to do Weekends #225

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, please do check out the Party Board!  

Happy Mother's Day Weekend, friends! 
In honor of Mother's Day, I'd like to kick off this week's Features with  some very beautiful Printables from Lolly Jane 
Free Mother's Day Printable Art
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Thursday, May 4

What to do Weekends #224 ~ Happy May and National Day of Prayer

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
Happy May!! 
I'm so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  
Today, In the US, is the National day of prayer.  Will you join me in prayer for each other, for our world and leaders?! I will be praying for each and every one of you. 
Onto this week's features! You are all AAMaazzing!!From Rosemary and Thyme A Romantic Vintage Styled Table Awww, just dreamy....
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Thanks!

Thursday, April 27

What to do Weekends #223

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you all are enjoying your Spring! 
Sorry, Friends, it has been a crazy week! I hope you will link up and check back with me over the weekend to see if you were Featured! I will get them up! Thanks for bearing with me.
Here's a quick look at some of the Features to come!
from Heart Handmade UK

Thursday, April 20

What to do Weekends #222

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board!  
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and are enjoying your Spring! 
Let's get to it! Here are my Featured Picks for this week!
Brandy at the Gluesticks blog showed us all how to Make a Whimsical Fairy Garden Kit!
Janet at Rosemary and Thyme shared this adorable Jellybean Easter Spring Centerpiece that I think would be perfect anytime!

Thursday, April 13

What to do Weekends #221 ~ Happy Easter ~ He is Risen!

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board! 
Happy Easter weekend! He is Risen! What a wonderful and grateful week. I hope you all enjoy your Easter with your loved ones and are not too harried from Spring Break! 
Here are my Featured Picks for this week!
Janet at Rosemary and Thyme has my number! If you want to make me happy, get some beautiful roses and make something like her gorgeous Rustic Wooden Box Floral Arrangement  Just so beautiful! What a weonderful centerpiece for celebrating or staring! Ha!
More than one view for this beauty! 
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Thanks!

Thursday, April 6

What to do Weekends #220

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party! I hope you are all having a wonderful Spring! 
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board! 
On to the Features! 
Beverly from Across the Boulevard made me smile and inspired me with her beautiful Easter Egg Floral Branches and Painted Bottle So creative and pretty!
The Turquoise Home shared a wonderfully detailed tutorial on just how to create this DIY Farmhouse Wooden Centerpiece Box
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Thanks!

Thursday, March 30

What to do Weekends #219

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board! 
Here are my Featured Picks for this week! (Again, just scratching the surface of all the talent you all shared, here!)
Happy April! Again, already!! Time is flying by! 
Clean and Scentsible shared her beautiful Springtime Decorating with Faux Flowers
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Thanks!

Thursday, March 23

What to do Weekends #218

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
Your creativity abounds! You all deserve to be featured! 
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board! 
Here are my Featured Picks for this week!(just barely touching the talent you all shared, here!)
So much Soring Inspiration!! Even a couple of Home Tours linked up that got my creative juices flowing. I think you'll enjoy them too! 
First up, is Seeking Lavender Lane's  French Farmhouse Spring Tour! Simply gorgeous! 

Thursday, March 16

What to do Weekend #217

Happy Spring! Well, almost Spring, anyway! I hope you are enjoying the weather and hopefully getting a little taste of the sunnier days.
Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party!
Your creativity abounds! 
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board! 
Here are my Featured Picks for this week!
Debby Goes Shabby shared her gorgeous Spring Mantel, just too cute!
Country Chic Cottage shared her adorable tutorial on how to make this Burlap Flower Wreath

Thursday, March 9

What to do Weekends #216

Welcome to Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party! 
Friends, Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart for all your kind words and support last week. It has been a difficult time to navigate.
 Tonight I am going out to a wonderful local restaurant, that my friend loved, to celebrate his life and laugh with other friends. It is what he always said he wanted and I am taking great comfort that my dear friend's suffering is over and he is now with our Heavenly Father. so, that's me this week.

On the other hand, you all have been crazy busy getting creating and I want to be sure and shine a light on just a few of you that made me smile and inspired me last week.
If you are new to the Party. We are so very glad you are here!  I've have been pinning away, during the week, so, Please do check out the Party Board! 
Here are my Featured Picks for this week!
The Navage Patch shared this adorable vignette Cheerful Spring Wreath and Tree I would love this in my front room!
Heart and Handmade UK showed us all How to Paint Ceramic Vases Like a Pro  the result was fabulous! 

Thursday, March 2

What to do WEEKENDS #215


Hi friends, Happy March!!  Yes....Already!! Please forgive me, I have lost a dear friend this week and, that, unfortunately,  has been rather difficult and all consuming.  PLEASE forgive my absence of links for features this week. I hope to get back over the weekend and correct this, but today, he simply has to come first.
On a private note, Bruce my dear friend of 49 years, I miss you. Thanks for the love and friendship. Rest now, Our Father has you.

Please link up your beautiful creations.... I look forward to joining you later.

Here's just a quick pick of a few of my faves from last week.

Thursday, February 23

What to do Weekends #214

Happy Weekend and Welcome to this week's What to do Weekends Party! 
I'm so glad you are here. I pray you are all staying warm, and dry. Can you believe it's almost March?!  That's right, this is the last party of February, already!! 
You all just keep the Inspiration rolling! I am in awe of all your talent! Linda and I are so grateful that you join us each week and we are still pinning your wonderful offerings away on our Party Board.
As hard as it was to choose....here are my Features for this week! Truly, I could Feature much more, but I have to stop somewhere.
First up, By Dreams Factory shared this absolutely beautiful and easy DIY 5 Minute Decal Transfer on A Pitcher Just gorgeous! 
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Thanks!

Thursday, February 16

What to do Weekends #213

Happy Weekend and Welcome to this week's What to do Weekends Party! 
I'm so glad you are here. I pray you are all staying warm, and dry. It's definitely still Winter, here, in Northern California and we are very grateful fo the rain. Actually, I love it!
You all just keep the Inspiration rolling! I am in awe of all your talent! Linda and I are so grateful that you join us each week and we are still pinning your wonderful offerings away on our Party Board.
Please do check out the
As hard as it always is to choose....here are my Features for this week!

Starting with Interior Frugalista's Queen Anne Upholstered Bench
Cooking On the Front Burner shared her recipe for these  yummy Lemon Raspberry Tarts

Thursday, February 9

What to do Weekends #212

Happy Weekend and Welcome to this week's What to do Weekends Party! 
I'm so glad you are here. I pray you are all staying warm, and dry. It's been a very active Winter, here, in Northern California and we are very grateful fo the rain.

You all just keep the Inspiration rolling! I am in awe of all your talent! Linda and I are so grateful that you join us each week and we are still pinning your wonderful offerings away on our Party Board.
As hard as it was to choose....here are my Features for this week!

Starting with By Dreams Factory's Dried Lavender Essential Oil Diffuser Her little vignette, here, it just adorable too!