Home and Garden Thursday




Home and Garden Thursday

I hope you all had a lovely and blessed Mother’s Day. My sweet family gifted me with an IPad Mini! Yippee! Back story: a couple weeks back I mentioned to Dearest and our youngest daughter that for  the upcoming Haven Conference – Yep, I’m going – first year –  apparently having Instagram would be very important. I thought I might end up borrowing a phone, IPod or IPad – since I’m a plain Jane phone girl right now…soooo they all got together and pitched in and purchased an IPad Mini! It’s adorable! I’ve ordered a blue case with pink flowers ! (insert squeel-so glad there’s cuteness in protection out there!) I’ve been learning Instagram and am hooked! I’ve also tried Waterlogue (thanks Kathryn) – Oh, My…the possibilities! I’m going to have to control myself! Also last week I visited my dear friends The Curreys while they hosted a tour of their organic farm, Elm Street Gardens, I attended a Garden Party (that song wants to pop in my head whenever I write/say that!) And I painted the awnings at the front porch – post and pictures soon to come. Let me say that was tedious, hot work! But, I was motivated and happy with my little IPod Shuffle! 

Here’s what I shared with you since last week’s party:

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE CLASSIC OATMEAL COOKIES STACKEDAnyone want a cookie? When Dearest wants a cookie, it’s The Classic Oatmeal Cookie – loaded down with raisins and pecans!

mothers day breakfast collageI shared a round up of Mother’s Day breakfast ideas…they’re good for any day or weekend brunch too!

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE ROSE PAINTING ROSES WHITE TEACUP BOOKSI mused on the fact that despite not sounding like a southerner, that I’m actually one and shared how Dearest and I met.

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE HOUSE AND GARDENI took you on a virtual tour of my dear friends, They Currey’s garden and their organic garden, The Elm Street Gardens.

Here are the Top Viewed Posts from last week’s party:

Top Viewed Home Decor Post

Redecorating project button lgEileen at The Pink Home shared the transformations she and her husband have done in her living room, dining room, tv room (love the movie posters) and the porch – beautifully done!

Top Viewed Gardening Post

irisBrooke at Creative Country Mom’s Garden shared this gorgeous Tennison Ridge Iris and her back garden – exquisite!

Top Viewed Thrifting Post

Encouraged at HomeHeather at Encouraged at Home shared this lovely artwork found at a garage sale as well as a first edition book her husband found last year…yes, Yard Sale season has begun!

Top Viewed Collecting Post

basketSheila at My Kentucky Living posed the question, ‘How Many Baskets are too Many?’ I say a girl can’t have too many!


Top Viewed Crafting Post

boxwoodwreathMaria Elena at Our Home Away From Home shared how she made this boxwood wreath from cuttings – It looks wonderful!

Top Viewed Cooking Post

jodiJodi Fitz at Jodi Fitz – Juggling Food Family and Chaos One Recipe at a Time in honor of Mother’s Day shared her Flowery Honey French Toast with Blueberries recipe – cooked as part of the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club

Top Viewed And More Post

kareeKaree at The Vintage Chateau shared that she and her husband just celebrated an anniversary and she’s also celebrated 12 years as an antique dealer and design business – lovely items from France and England – wish I were near Arizona!

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

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  2. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Thanks so much for hosting, Kathy!
    I hope you’re having a great week.
    Where did the floral painting come from? It’s absolutely beautiful!

  3. Your home is gorgeous! It’s one of those traditional Southern homes I picture in movies like Steel Magnolias. Anyway, glad you had a nice mother’s day!

  4. What beautiful features this week Kathy. I’m especially smitten with those Iris. Wow…what sensational colors!

    Congratulations on going to Haven and getting your iPad Mini. What a great family you have.

  5. Hi Kathy, Your family is so sweet to support your adventure to Haven with that wonderful gift! I will look forward to seeing what you find there. Thank you for hosting this party. It looks like there are so many interesting links tonight! Linda

  6. An Ipad mini – oh you are going to love it… so convenient… The features are wonderful – thank you for hosting each week Kathy…

  7. Oh, what a sweet and loving family! Enjoy your great gift.
    The features are lovely, thanks so much for hosting.

  8. Wonderful features – grats on your ipad mini – you are going to love it….and love Haven, I am sure of it!

    Thank you for hosting, nice to join you in the fun this time around.

  9. Thanks so much for the feature and kind words! Enjoy your iPad mini – I’m sure you will absolutely love it. Thanks so much for hosting each week.

  10. Thanks for hosting a fun party with so many interesting posts.
    Thank you for the feature also. And I have lots more baskets to share again sometime. 🙂

  11. Kathy, what lovely features! Thanks so much for hosting. Glad to link up!

  12. Thanks so much for hosting Kathy and sharing all the lovely features..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  13. Kathy, what terrific features this week….love all of them. Thanks so very much for throwing this great party!

  14. What a wonderful mother’s day gift. Thanks so much for hosting.


  15. Kathy, Thank you so much for the feature, and for a lovely party! That iPad mini sounds like lots of fun!

  16. What a wonderful gift, and I’m sure you’ll get some good use out of it at Haven! Thanks for hosting and have a lovely day!


  17. I just got an iPad mini and love it! I highly recommend getting a keyboard. I have a Logitech one that was about $70 and worth it. I use it to type draft ideas in Evernote. You may find it easier to take notes at the conference with the keyboard.

    Enjoy The Haven conference! A friend of mine, Carrie of Making Lemonade, has raved about the conference. I may go next year when I have more money in the budget.

  18. Such a lovely post as always! An iPad mini- Lucky You!
    Thanks for hosting your parties!
    Sorry i may have linked up twice – I’m having computer problems

  19. Thanks so much for hosting, Kathy. iPad mini – so cool! Have fun with Instagram – I’m still trying to find the time to post something on there, lol. Have a great time at Haven!

  20. Thank you so much for featuring my boxwood wreath! So honored! I love your party! Hugs, Maria

  21. Love your features! Thanks for hosting. Please come and show off at our party. We would love to have you. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Thursday! Lou Lou Girls

  22. An Ipad Mini…lucky you!! Thanks for hosting!

  23. Is that the front of your house on that photographs? How lovely…


    • oh, boy do I wish! Especially that back porch featured in the top photo. It belongs to my dear friends, the Curreys – it is their organic farm I visited. They have a lot of antique wicker up there – we enjoy spending time with them there!
      My house, I’ll share very soon as I’m still painting 😉 is dark grey with burgundy red awnings.
      Have a lovely weekend,

  24. Kathy, thank you for hosting such a beautiful link up. I’ve enjoyed it!

  25. Congratulations on the new mini and on going to the conference. My husband just bought a mini. This means the ipad may get passed along to me. 😉
    Have a great weekend.

    • That would be marvelous, Sarah – I love mine and Dearest uses his IPad all the time! Have a great weekend,

  26. Love, love, love oatmeal cookies, Isn’t the Iris just beautiful? Great features. Thanks for hosting, Kathy. ~ Nancy

  27. Thanks so much for featuring me this week and for hosting a great party!

  28. I am delayed in making my rounds, but wanted to THANK YOU for the awesome feature & let you know that I did add your button to that post 🙂 – hope all is good with you ~ Jodie


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