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Thoughts Of Home On Thursday #23

Welcome to Week 23 of Thoughts of Home On Thursday!

We had such an amazing party last week because of each one of you, sharing your time 

and talents with us and we thank you ever so much!

Sweet Tea Challenge using Hoffman Fabrics and Thistlwood Farms sweet tea fabric line

Our hostess this week is Jemma and she has been creating a project for the

Sweet Tea fabric challenge using sweet tea charm packs.

Stop by and visit Poofing The Pillows and Decor To Adore too, to see where their creativity 

took them in this challenge.                                                                                        

If you have ever wondered how to arrange flowers, search no more.

Barb from The Everyday Homeshows us step by step how  to create a stunning 

arrangement for your home.

The Everyday home shares aTutorial on how to arrange flowers for your home

 Everyday Savvy shared these cute and clever cupcakes with us and some creative

theme parties as well.

Thoughts of home on Thursday #23 Recipe Feature

When I think of Summer time fun I think of trips!

Sweet Parrish Place shows us how to pack and keep the load light, while not having to 

skimp on our wardrobe!

Sweet Parrish shares packing tips for travel and vacations.

Succulents are the new way to garden and they do so well indoors and out.

Love this coffee table succulent Garden that On Sutton Place Shared.
succulents, silver, decorating, coffee table, vignette

Patina and Paint, found her deal of the day with these precious pendant lights and the

hubby installed them too.

bargain pendant lighting, decorating, at home with jemma

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Spring Garden Party

Good Morning!

Today is Monday April 25th and we are honoring life, friendships, Spring, and gardening! 

The ladies from Share Your Cup and Thoughts of Home on Thursday welcome you to a

Spring Garden Party.

Today we welcome you to link up what grows on your patio, in your flowerbeds,

veggies in the garden or herbs in terracotta pots.

What ever sort of plantings inspire you.

Today I am sharing my Texas gardening spots (except for the veggies.) 
Oh, and my youngest daughter's new puppy Captain...
smile...I could not resist!

Since our home is new our flowerbeds are working hard to grow strong and full.

So, while they fill in and grow full and abundant I have focused on adding pops of color in 

all sorts of pots and containers.

You will find herbs, petunias, ferns, impatiens, geraniums, succulents and such.

Later on this week I will be sharing my favorite plants for Summer time, and a peek

at my hydrangeas...squeal!

Some information on growing hydrangeas.

My Garden...

is my...

Happy Place

Muddy fingers, broken nails and sun soaked skin revel in the magic of what nature 

gifts us.

How can one tiny seed or fragile plant give birth to these glorious blossoms...

One can only sit, wonder and marvel at the divine plan of it all.

And watch in quiet mediation as the vibrant rays of the day slowly meld and soften to a 

sleepy evening glow.

The energy of the day relents to the persistent nighttime cloaking of the sky.

My Texas Garden welcomes you and now it is your turn to share your garden.

Please visit these Lovely Ladies~

Carol of Art & Sand  Jann of Daily Cup  Laura of Decor To Adore

Stacey of Poofing The Pillows  Laura of White Spray Paint

What joys do you find in gardening?


Change Is Good & A Blog Party

I am sure that during the course of  life you have heard that change is good for you.

However, change can be challenging and difficult.

Relinquishing the familiar, where safety resides like an old friend, then trading it all in for 

uncharted sailing where we could find a rough and treacherous sea.

Change inevitably means letting go of what was, and trading it in for something new.

Change is futile to resist, it arrives like a gust of wind on a Spring day.

Our backyard today.

"Life is a series of spontaneous changes.  Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality. 
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like."
-Tao Tzu

Our backyard in May of 2015

"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking.
It cannot be changed without changing our thinking."
-Albert Einstein

Our home today

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building on the new."

Our home last Fall 2015

We have had many changes this past year and I have had to call upon some calming 


Each one of us has stress and anxiety in our lives and it is discovering those "secret 

weapons," that create a feeling of harmony in which to help us find a sense of calm and 


Some find solace and comfort surrounded by the stillness, beauty and serenity of nature.

"Change your thoughts and change your world."
- Norman Vincent Peal

Others find balance and tranquility in preparing the soil, nurturing the seed and 
embracing the flower as it blooms.

"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself."
-Abraham Maslow

Sometimes change is the catalyst to open a new door to supportive 

and nourishing friendships, new projects and dreams.

More changes are happening here and I would like to invite you all, to join 

four Texas Ladies for a new weekly link party.

Thoughts of Home on Thursday, is a serene and gentle spot, where we welcome you to 

share decorating, recipes, gardening and inspiration that transforms your house into a 


Our first Weekly blogging party begins Thursday February 11th, 2016.
And just like any good party, there will be some exciting surprises.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!