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Thursday Favorite Things #407

Thanks for joining us today for the 8 year anniversary of the TFT link party.  Katherine, from Katherine's Corner, started this great party about a month after I started blogging! It was one of the first link parties I participated in.  I'm so glad you're here to celebrate with us.

Temperatures have been in the 90s here this week, so I'm glad there were so many fall posts at last week's party to remind me to go get some pumpkins and mums and start decorating for fall.  Our pool is still open, and I may get one last swim in today.

As a reminder, please leave a comment with your link number, and pin from the original sources. Thanks!

Here are my features from last week's party:



I love these beautiful fall color combinations from Country Road 407.  These are so helpful for decorating and for art and crafts.


Fall Activities on a Budget

When my kids were little, fall was always a favorite time of the year for me. In autumn, when the heat and humidity gave way to cooler air, we were always excited to get outside and have fun.

Nowdays, fall is slightly less my friend, as I can't seem to shake the dread of the impending winter! But that just supports my efforts to make autumn fun!

Even the indoors seems cozier and more fun in the fall, and I always want to cook chili and bake something when the outside temperature drops.

With the cooler temperatures setting in soon, it's the perfect time to plan some budget friendly outdoor (and indoor!) fun, and I'm looking forward to the changing leaves that always make each day seem new.


Here are some fun fall ideas for you:




Thursday Favorite Things #406

Welcome back to another Thursday Favorite Things link party. I can't wait to see what you have to share with us today.

If you came by last week, I'm sorry I wasn't here for the party.  It's been a rough month for me, and I wasn't able to get the party going last Thursday.  My blog is one of my happy places, so I'm really glad to be here today to see all of your lovely posts. Thanks so much for being here.

Please leave a comment with your link number, and pin from the original blogs. Thanks!




No features today, as I was an absentee host, so we'll get this party going, and I'll have some features next week.

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box Review (September Box)

I received the September box from Simply Earth in return for my honest review. All opinions are my own. My review contains affiliate links.  Thank you!




I had been hearing about essential oils for a few years, but, other than the single bottle of peppermint oil in my cabinet, I'd been pretty clueless about them. I had used my peppermint oil in a little spray bottle with water to freshen our closets and repel moths and carpet beetles.  (It smells wonderful!  I've since learned that I can put a few drops of the oil on cotton balls, tie it up in a hankerchief, and put that in my closet too.)

But I was basically a newbie to the essential oils world when I learned about Simply Earth.

One of the first things I learned about  Simply Earth is that they offer themed essential oil recipe boxes as monthly subscription boxes. The boxes come with the recipes and oils you need to make wonderful things with their 100% pure essential oils. I like the structure that the recipes provide, because even though I like to be creative, sometimes I definitely need structure!

Simply Earth Essential Oil Subscription Boxes

Thursday Favorite Things #404

I'm glad you're here for the Thursday Favorite Things link party today, and I'm excited to see what you have to share.

If you have kids, are they back in school?  Are you getting into a rhythm and routine?  With no small kids anymore, I miss the back to school routines, but I do enjoy seeing the neighborhood kids walking up to the bus stop with their new haircuts and backpacks.

Just a reminder, when you share today, please leave a comment with your link number, and please pin from the original blogs.



Here are my features from last week's party:



These watercolor thank you notes from Mama's Brush are so special.



Paper Crafts, Dessert, and Thursday Favorite Things #403

Welcome to another Thursday Favorite Things Link Party.  I'm so glad you've joined us.

You know that saying, "Life is hard--Eat dessert first" ?   Well, let's just say I've eaten more than my fair share of desserts this week. Without going into detail, it's been a hard week, and my heart is sore, so I'm glad to be here today in this happy place to see what you have to share with us.

Just a reminder, please leave a comment with your link number, and please pin from the original sources. Thanks!

Here are my features from last week's party:


When I first saw this paper cut leaf from Simple Joys, I thought it was a die cut. No, it's cut by hand!  Beautiful.


Canon Ivy Mini-Printer Review

I take a lot of pictures with my phone. (Well, I guess almost everyone takes a lot of pictures with their phones.)  Occasionally, I upload those to my desktop. (But honestly, I don't do that very often.)

Given my current obsession with traveler's notebooks and journaling, a mini photo printer seemed like a no-brainer for me.  I wanted to be able to print off a quick little picture to stick in my journal, without the uploading, the resizing, etc. Just a speedy little photo.

So, when I saw all of the cute mini-printers on the market, and I had a little gifted cash, I was ready to shop.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I will earn a small commission if you purchase through them, at no extra cost to you.

I bought this one, the Canon Ivy Mini Photo Printer.  (Mine is the rose gold, but they have mint green and slate gray too.)  The photos are 2x3, with a peel and stick backing.

I'm so happy with it!




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