Home and Garden Thursday
Hello all…isn’t it wonderful that we’re on the threshold of spring – that we can see an end to this long, hard winter. Many are still facing days of extreme cold and snow – just remember – this too shall pass. I’ve had the privilege to live in the southwest – in the midwest and now in the south, so, I’ve experienced the differences. What I loved about living in the north was that you experienced ‘real’ seasons. Winter, albeit harsh, is important and good for the garden. Without winter, you wouldn’t have the opportunity to grow bulbs such as tulips, or flowering shrubs like Lilac. Oh, Lilacs…incomparable! Down here in the south, tulips are mostly considered annuals and we dream of a variety of Lilac that could survive a shorter winter…the changes of seasons and of life – no matter where we are – we all experience them. Not only was I able to do a few creative things – but I was able to help my Father-in-Law with a calf that was having difficulty after her birth. We took her in – yes I took her into my living room (in a pen) to keep her warm and to feed her. At this moment I’m quite melancholy – there’s something not right with her we can’t see – despite all our best efforts she just wasn’t thriving. Dearest shared with me a song, ‘Blessings’. Life is full of the beautiful, but also the unexplainable – this encouraged me, because I had the privilege to spend some time with this beautiful creature – no matter how short. Blessings do come through sunshine and through tears. Life is not one straight even road – it’s full of ups and downs and turns. That’s why, to me, my faith keeps me taking one step after another, knowing that in the end – all things do work together for the good.
It has been such a blessing to share through blogging – I am so very thankful for this outlet. Here are the things I shared with you since my last party:
The first color of spring in our corner of the world is yellow – in the daffodils and in the forsythia. As I was beginning my spring cleaning, making everything fresh in my home – I changed over the stair landing decor – with these marvelous spring blessings. I am also thrilled to be one of over 30 Bloggers co-hosting The Scoop Mega Spring LINKY party. Pop on over there -share here and share there!
I’ve always loved a good mystery – I read all of Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Drew books when I was a young teen. Now, I love to read Laura Child’s Tea Shop Mysteries - I was able to review the newly released, ‘Steeped in Evil’. Not only that, but I was also able to interview Laura Childs – fascinating responses – and to host a Giveaway of this book – I do so hope you enter!
I love having chairs and ephemera that belonged to family members. I shared with you how I made a few changes to one of Great Grandpa’s Chairs.
Here are the Top Viewed Posts from last week’s party:
Top Viewed Home Decor Post
Cindy at Glass Slipper Restoration showed us her beautiful front porch – and the steps she and her husband took to restore it to it’s new beauty – just love porches!
Top Viewed Gardening Post
Diane at Adirondack Girl @ Heart shared a beautiful post on ‘Thinking of Spring’ in the garden and gorgeous garden statues – I can’t have enough of these!
Top Viewed Thrifting Post
Sharon at The Blue Willow House shared how she renovated this lovely basket she found at the Thrift Store – don’t you love collecting baskets!
Top Viewed Collecting Post
Silvina at Tazas & Cuentos (Cups and Stories) shared a marvelous post on collections….beautifully written.
Top Viewed Crafting Post
Bonnie The Pin Junkie shared this sweet craft – making succulents from felt – so charming!
Top Viewed Cooking Post
Katie at Katie’s Farm shared her wonderful recipe and the fascinating history of Irish Soda Bread!
Top Viewed And More Post
Sarah at Hyacinth for the Soul shared these wonderful floral photos – recreated through that marvelous new App – Waterlogue…someday, I’ll get to try this!
I am so honored by all who visit and who join in at Home and Garden Thursday – many of you share week after week and visit beautifully. Some are new, I hope you’ve had opportunity to welcome them. You all make Home and Garden Thursday a complete delight.
Home and Garden Thursday
is a blog party I host each month sharing Home Decor, Gardening, Thrifting/Collecting/Crafting, Cooking and more
simply create, publish and link your post to the LINKY provided below.
Please include a link-back to this blog in your post and visit as many of the participants as you are able.
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