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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 8 February 2016

No Place Like Home # 14

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. ~ Jane Austen

Hello dear friends and welcome to No Place Like Home!

We had another snow storm the other day so I made some 'storm cookies.' These being Spider Cookies. Some folks may call them chocolate macaroons but they're not as chewy as a macaroon. You may check out my recipe here.

We just finished painting our kitchen-dining rooms on the weekend. It's really good to have that job done. Got some spring cleaning done along with it. 

Last Friday as I mentioned earlier in my post, we had another snow storm and I was dreaming about summertime. I set out a tea in pink using my summery teacups, pink teapot, and pink tulips. We munched on spider cookies too. 
More snow is on the way including blizzard warnings. My imagination helps to whisk me away from it all. You may check out that post here.

Now on to my features. You all share so many wonderful ideas and recipes each week. You really are a talented group of ladies and I am grateful for your participation. 

Housekeeping Tips
Mrs T @ Across My Kitchen Table  shared a fabulous tea rack which her hubby made for her kitchen. Every tea lover should have one of these!

Janet @ Rosemary and Thyme shared her gorgeous tablescape to celebrate friendship. Love the soft colours!

Tea Time
Sherry @ The Charm of Home shared a lovely tea time reflecting on the Author of Love.

Home Decor
Debbie @ Debbie-Dabble  decorated a winter wonderland tree in her den. Love it! 

Kitty @ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen shared a recipe for these beautiful Linzer sandwich cookies; perfect for Valentines Day with heart cutouts.

And for the main course how about Thel's Hearty Vegetable Soup.  Love her blue china.

Faye @ Wild Rose Vintage shared her sweet crochet bag adorned with a cute flower. 

Congratulations ladies! 

Now let's see what you are creating in your home to make it a cozy place to come home to for your family, your friends, and yourself.

Lord, this humble house we'd keep
Sweet with play and calm with sleep.
Help us so that we may give
Beauty to the lives we live.
Let Thy love and let Thy grace
Shine upon our dwelling place. - Edgar A. Guest

 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Hi Sandi, Today is a stay at home day for me as well but not because of snow. It is very windy and cold here with just a few flurries out there.
    Such lovely features and thanks so much for hosting!
    Stay safe and warm there on your sweet island!

  2. Sandi,
    Thanks so much for the party and for the feature!! I + and in my next post!! Thanks again, my friend!!


  3. I just love that Austen quote and your photos and features capture it perfectly!

  4. I'm pinning the Austen quota in my special board, I love it! Love those cookie hearts cutouts.
    Thank you for the party sweet lady and have a lovely week.

  5. Oh no...not another blizzard! I am hoping for an early spring too.....we are supposed to be in the 60-70's for the next week, so I am going to enjoy the warm weather while it lasts! Have a blessed week....hugs..

  6. Thank you for hosting and have a good week...blizzard and all!


  7. Wonderful features, Sandi! Glad you got all the painting done - it's such a huge deal and so nice when it is finished!

    Thank you for the party! Have a wonderful week of love! ♥♥♥

  8. Wow, Sandi! Thank you so much for the feature. What a lovely surprise! And thanks for hosting, too. Such a fun party, I always enjoy it. There's snow coming our way too, this afternoon and evening.

  9. Always look forward visiting your beautiful blog and participate in your blog party. Your "storm coocies" are so fine, thank you for the recipe.
    I pray no blizzard!!!
    Thank you for sharing todays link party, dear Sandi !
    Greetings from Germany

  10. Oh Sandi, thank you so very much for honoring me by featuring my linzer cookies, among all the other lovely features. Your spider cookies are very similar to ones that I make, but mine have peanut butter in them and not coconut. I know I would LOVE your yummy version, because I do love coconut.
    Thank you so much for hosting your party and I love the poem by Edgar A. sweet! I may have to copy that for my family members. xo

  11. Oh what a sweet surprise to find my feminine tablescape feature here today. I am very thankful for the honor Sandi. More snow your way!!! Keep warm and cozy indoors . We ae expecting a bit of snow too but nothing to be worried about.

    Thanks for hosting your lovely party each week and Happy Valentine's.


  12. I'm sorry about the blizzard warnings, brrr!! Your new paint job, and haircut are both beautiful. It feels so good to get things spruced up. I am on another organizing/decluttering spree. A good job when it's cold outside!
    I've always loved that Jane Austen quote -- it fits me to a "T"!
    Thanks for hosting, Sandi, and stay warm up there! xo Deborah

  13. Thanks Sandi for hosting the fun party. Stay warm and be careful and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  14. Hi Sandi, Stay warm and enjoy your tea and cookies! Thanks for hosting!

  15. Love how the transferware looks against that pretty wall color! Lovely tea setting when there is a blizzard outside :) Stay warm and thanks for the party! Hugs, Poppy

  16. So sorry you're getting so much snow cause we wish we had some here! Stay warm and enjoy the cookies you just made with a cup of tea. Thanks for the party!

  17. HI Sandy, Thanks for featuring my Vegetable Soup and thanks for hosting another great party.
    Stay warm and I hope the blizzard isn't too bad. Thelma xo

  18. All looks so pretty and YUMMY ! We are having a rain snow mix right now but still no snow has stayed on the ground for some time now . Hope you dont get any more snow . Thanks for sharing , featuring and hosting , Have a good day !

  19. so much beautifulness here :) (new word!). Thanks for hosting us and letting us share with you!

  20. Happy Valentine Week, Sandi! I've been enjoying reading the Valentine-inspired posts this month. Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

  21. Hi Sandi! Wow, I hadn't even realized it had been a month since I last linked something. Oops! It seems like time just gets away sometimes :(. Anyway, very pretty pink tea--I saw you snuck in your Summer teacup! I can see you are ready for warmer weather. Good luck with all the snow :(. We had a blizzard last month...ugh.

  22. You do such a fine job of curating an intriguing and varied list of blog posts, and many are blogs I've never heard of before. Thank you!

  23. My favorite part is the tea party - and then the recipes. We are in for one more day of 60 degrees and sunshine - and then lots of rain - I might need to do some baking too.

  24. Another great tea party. Thanks for being such a great hostess. I KNOW you are enjoying the new feeling you get with freshly painted rooms!!

  25. I love your pink tea things. We are getting snow today, and I've been dreaming of spring, too. I shared my blue and white tea things today!

  26. Hi Sandi, Thanks for coming by my CPR post. I'm sorry I didn't link your party. God just spoke to me when I was writing to link to as many parties as I could. I'll be putting a list on my sidebar today. I'd love to come over and link a post next week. I'll be having a Valentines Dinner on Saturday. Should be a fun post. Have a great party.

  27. Hi Sandi. You have chosen some great features and the color in your kitchen looks very soft and pretty. I bet you are glad that job is done..Thanks for hosting..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  28. Oh, I love that tea rack! Great idea! Thank you for the feature Sandi. We too have gotten a little snow and it's cold but, not a blizzard. Hope you stay warm! Have a lovely Valentine's Day weekend!

  29. Hi Sandi,
    Oh so many have linked up today! Wow! I am late because I had a fever and aches this morning and had trouble functioning. I am feeling a little better so here I am. I wanted to tell you that I would love it if you could contact me if you come to the Lower Mainland to see your son. I told hubby and he said it would be so nice to meet you too. Please do let me know if you are visiting soon and we can have some tea in the R.A. Bridesmaid coffee pot and teacups. Lol. My e-mail is I do love your pretty teacups today and that teapot is so dear too. Your painting is so fresh and clean and that shelf is just my taste. Mr. Chintz Cottage is handsome too! Your haircut is very pretty, Sandi - I like the colour and length. I often put mine up in a scrunchy to get it off of my neck. Thank you for hosting such a sweet party today! Blessings, Karen

  30. I would love to be home today making cookies while it's snowing outside
    It is very cold here however no snow today

  31. Thanks for the party sweet friend. I've got a bit of spring fever myself!

  32. All such wonderful pieces of china Sandy, I hope you all stay safe and warms prayers through the storms. Happy Friday with love Janice

  33. Hi Sandi! So many talented bloggers we have! Thank you so much for popping in to see me and congrats on your new mixer. I just used a cheap little hand mixer til it bit the dust and thought 'I need a better mixer' and hinted to my husband a few years ago! Hope you have a nice Valentine's Day.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)


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