Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thoughts of Home on Thursday

Welcome to Thoughts of Home on Thursday and welcome to the first day of fall!

To celebrate the beginning of fall here at Thoughts of Home, we would like to offer you a copy of the free printable of the autumn graphic above.

Just click on the link below to get your copy!


Autumn Printable

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As your hostess this week, Laura of White Spray Paint would like to invite you to
join in the fun this week and share your inspiring posts.

Here are last week's features.

DIY

Pat of Life at Lydia's House does a beautiful job of upholstering a chair. Isn't the chinoiserie fabric lovely?

Decor

Jody of Southern Seazons at the North Ranch created a beautiful fall vignette of fall florals and pumpkins in the perfect tray.
Recipe

Marci of Stone Cottage Adventures shares a delicious recipe for Heirloom Tomato Soup which is perfect for fall. She used tomatoes from her garden.


Gardening

Tracey Lee of Mia Bella Passions shares her love of magnolias and this beautiful
Black Tulip variety. Isn't it unique?

Inspiration

And I was fascinated with the title of Jocelyn's post "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie"-taken from the title of a book- on her blog Just a Little Southern Hospitality. Her encouragement to relax as the seasons unfold is an important one.

Now to this week's party.
We ask that you please:
1. Link back to this post or any of the four hosts websites.
Stacey from Poofing The Pillows
Laura of Decor To Adore
Jemma from At Home With Jemma
Laura of White Spray Paint
2. Share up to three of your favorite posts, remembering to not link to advertising or shops.
By linking up you are providing permission that Thoughts of Home on Thursday can feature your post and accompanying photos on future blog posts or other forms of social media such as Facebook and Instagram. A link back to your blog will always be provided.

Thank you so very much for joining us, and we hope to see you each and every week at
Thoughts Of Home On Thursday.




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Monday, September 19, 2016

One Last Look


One last peek at a few of the tiered trays from the 
Tiered Tray Extravaganza last week.  There was for use of tiered trays. 
We saw everything from seasonal displays to serving guests at a gathering.


Rhonda at Ramblings of a Southern Girl combined her tiered trays with shiny green apples and gorgeous French country roosters.


AnnMarie at Musings of a Vintage Junkie is a thrift shopping extraordinaire. She shared her tiered tray and goodies that she has found while out and about thrifting.


Cecilia at My Thrift Store Addiction is another one to follow because she finds fun things for the home at the best prices. I love the way she created her own tiered tray with jadeite pieces from her collection.


Eilis at My Heart Lives Here has one of the prettiest French country kitchens I've ever seen! 
She incorporated her tiered tray onto her kitchen table to display some pretty fall items.


At Estelle's, Betsy pulled out her Depression glass and added seasonal opulence for an amazing display. Really, everything she does is gorgeous!


At The Painted Apron, Jenna created a buffet of snacks of munchies. I love her aqua tiered tray but watch out because that little owl at the top can see all that you grab!


A tiered tray created with springform pans was the order of the day at Penny's Vintage Home. Of course Penny added all the perfect details to her tray and her girly kitchen. 


For another look at the fruits of the season, visit Organized and Simplified where she incorporated faux veggies and flowers on her tray.
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thoughts of Home #32

Good morning and Happy Thursday!
Welcome to Thoughts of Home #32.

Our hostess this week is Stacey of Poofing the Pillows

You all are honoring the new season in your homes in so many wonderful ways.
We've seen tiered trays styled beautifully this week and we love the inspiration.
Be sure to click over and see those if you missed the extravaganza.
Here are the features for Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

Decorating

I'm a bit smitten with these chalk painted pumpkins. 
Linda at The Home I Create showed how easy this is to accomplish and 
even gave her pumpkins a little glint of gold. Go see how. 



Recipes

Stuffed Focaccia with two variations was on the menu at Amore, Pasta & Pizza. 
This looks so good that I'm sure it's worth every calorie.


DIY

Mary at The Boondocks Blog did a redo/relove project with an old suitcase and the results are charming and useful too.


Gardening

Overwintering Coleus Cuttings caught my eye because that's a plant we all grow. 
Go visit Get Busy Gardening to learn how to do that and you'll save some a few dollars next spring.


Inspiration

At Quaker Hill Farm, Lynn set a colorful, welcoming table using foods she grew. You have to go check out her tablescape! It's creative and she has ideas that I'm definitely going to remember. 
 Lynn has inspired me to never look at a can the same way again.


Thank you sweet friends for following along with us week to week.
This linky party is really about you and how you make your homes special. 
We appreciate all that you do and share.




We ask that you please:
1. Link back to this post or any of the four hosts websites.
Stacey from Poofing The Pillows
Laura of Decor To Adore
Jemma from At Home With Jemma
Laura of White Spray Paint
2. Share up to three of your favorite posts, remembering to not link to advertising or shops.
By linking up you are providing permission that Thoughts of Home on Thursday can feature your post and accompanying photos on future blog posts or other forms of social media such as Facebook and Instagram. A link back to your blog will always be provided.

Thank you so very much for joining us, and we hope to see you each and every week at
Thoughts Of Home On Thursday.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tiered Tray Extravaganza


Welcome to our  Thoughts of Home Tiered Tray Extravaganza.

We are so glad you are here.

To celebrate the beginning of fall, we- your hostesses at Thoughts of Home on Thursday-

wanted to give you all an opportunity to share a tiered tray 
that you have especially decorated for fall.

To get us started, here are ours .






We look forward to seeing your fall trays.
Features will appear on our blogs September 19th. 

Enjoy the inspiration and let’s get started!

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Muffins and Milk on a Tiered Tray


Good morning and welcome to a new week!

In the past I've done several posts talking about how nice it would be if we could all have coffee together.  Today let's have muffins and milk while we chat. The muffins are chocolate and pumpkin - they are kind of made up based on a few recipes I studied. They are moist and yummy.  The milk is ice cold but I have hot coffee too, if you'd prefer.  I set everything up on the three tier tray so you can grab what you want.


So how are you doing? Is it fall where you are?  Everything is fine here and we are starting to see hints of fall. Our house is on the market but there's not a soul looking. We'll be patient and know that something great will come sooner or later. I'm getting lots of exercise keeping things spotless. Cleaning counts as exercise, right?


Have you been to the movies lately? We went to see The Light Between Oceans the other day and it was way too sad for me! We also saw Jason Bourne which was of course just as those movies
 always are.


I'm in a serious fashion mood lately but that always happens in the fall. Do you love fall clothes? They are so much prettier, I think. I decided to sign up for this fashion challenge led by Beth Roy of B. Styled. Here's a link to her site if you are interested in things like that.  This is not an affiliate link or anything...it would just be fun to have blogging friends doing this together. From what I can see, her clothing suggestions are very doable for the average person. She calls it "casual chic". That sounds good to me.   By the way, when I say "fashion", 
I'm talking about jeans and whatever I put with them that day. 


Let's talk about Harrison Ford...doesn't he just get better and better looking?   Amen.

We went out to dinner with great friends Friday night
We got to sit outside on the deck under the trees and stars. It was wonderful!
 Everything tastes better outside. Don't you think?


Fall always makes me miss the days when my boys were little and we'd go to the pumpkin patch. Such fun memories were made then and there. What are your favorite memories or thoughts of fall?  In my husband's eyes it's all about Texas Aggies football.

I'm glad you were here to share these muffins with me. 


You can go visit my Thoughts of Home friends today and then we'd love for you to link up tomorrow and share your tiered trays...or any trays you enjoy in your home.



yield: 16print recipe

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 35 mins
Super moist and delicious.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 Betty Crocker Super Moist Chocolate Fudge cake mix
  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup oil

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Lightly beat eggs. Add eggs and oil to pumpkin and mix until smooth. Add cake mix to wet portion and mix just until lumps disappear.
  2. Bake at 350 in muffin tins with or without liners for approximately 20 minutes.


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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thoughts of Home #31

Greetings friends, so lovely to have you join us for Thoughts of Home # 31.
Here in Texas we are anxiously awaiting Fall and in an effort to usher her presence in we are hosting a Seasonal Tiered Tray Extravaganza on September 13, 2016.
We would be honored to have you join us on that day and share your tiered trays with us, so please mark your calendars and plan to attend!


Your hostess this week is Jemma and she has been as busy as a bee harvesting some goodies from her garden and making some jelly using jalapenos.
Jalapeno jelly on top of a block of cream cheese and served with crackers, is yummy and easy.


So lets move right on to this weeks features!

DIY

Linda from My Sew What Blog whips together a lovely Welcome September Wreath for her Mom.
She made it for under $15 too!


Inspiration

Carol from Art and Sand inspires us with her photos, thoughts, and a look at the word Quaintrelle.
Pay her a visit to see if you are one...


Recipe

"Get happy tip: eat more vegetables. You will love the way you look and feel." unknown
Carol from the The Red Painted Cottage, shares this quote and a easy gazpacho, for an end of Summer treat.


Decorating

This is a lovely little combination of DIY and Fall decorating from Maryann 
over at Domestically Speaking.


Garden

Carole from Garden up Green takes the leftovers from a wicked wind storm and turns them into
a reclaimed wood raised bed.


We ask that you please:
1. Link back to this post or any of the four hosts websites.
Stacey from Poofing The Pillows
Laura of Decor To Adore
Jemma from At Home With Jemma
Laura of White Spray Paint
2. Share up to three of your favorite posts, remembering to not link to advertising or shops.
By linking up you are providing permission that Thoughts of Home on Thursday can feature your post and accompanying photos on future blog posts or other forms of social media such as Facebook and Instagram. A link back to your blog will always be provided.

Thank you so very much for joining us, and we hope to see you each and every week at
Thoughts Of Home On Thursday.


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