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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, 18 July 2016

No Place Like Home

"Home is where your story begins."

Hello dear friends and welcome to No Place Like Home; a blog party where you are invited to share all your home and garden posts. A place to share your imagination, wonderful ideas and gifts with others. 

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been busy preparing for the arrival of my family. I've been baking lots of goodies and trying to get the house in order. We also painted the office and our yellow doors got a refresh. Come on in!

I shared a recipe that you might like to try. It's very easy and everyone likes them unless you're allergic to nuts. You can click here to see the recipe.

Today I will be making strawberry jam. I have a long To Do List but I'm getting there.

Last week's party served up a cornucopia of ideas, home making tips and recipes. They were all splendid and thank you so much for sharing. I am honoured that you linked up to my party. You are a wonderfully talented group of ladies! 

I will share just a few of the posts that caught my eye from last week's party.

Shannon @ Belle Bleu Interiors shared a gorgeous French Country vignette with her French pastry table and beautiful accessories. 

I love how Debbie @ Debbie-Dabble Blog used different plant containers and stands in her back yard garden. 

Thelma @ Thelma's Days set a beautiful tea table outside in her rose garden. Aren't her roses lovely?

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer took us on a stroll through her beautiful secret garden complete with a pond. So peaceful!

And for a scrumptious recipe, Sherry @ The Charm of Home shared a Caramel Peach Cake with Caramel Topping. I'm going to make this for my family when they get home.

Thank you everyone for participating last week. If you have been featured here at No Place Like Home, feel free to take this button for your blog. Just copy and paste.

As a courtesy, it would be nice if you would have a link back to my party. 

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. 

Please take note: This will be my last No Place Like Home party until August. My hubby is on holidays and I am going to be very busy with no time to blog once my family arrives in a few days. So, thank you for joining me this week and I'll see you when I get back. Please take care and God watch over you and bless you all!

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! I hope you have a lovely break with your Honey! That is always special. I know you will have lots to share with us when you return. Love the recipe, and the features! Thanks agan for hosting, and have a marvelous holiday!

  2. Thank you so much for having a fun party for us each week! Have a wonderful visit with your company....hugs..

  3. Such inspiring features...and lucky to be part of it with my secret garden.. Wishing you a lovely break, and breaks are good to take so we an enjoy our lives.

  4. Sandi,
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! I am so honored to be featured!! I will be giving you a Shout Out on Google + and in my next post!! Thanks again and enjoy your time with your family!!

  5. Mmmm strawberry jam sounds so good, Sandi! I made blackberry jam a week ago. Have a wonderful time with your family and treasure those memories. Thanks so much for hosting and we will see you in August! Love and hugs are sent to you.

  6. I mostly make blackberry jam for our monthly Rosary group, but your strawberry one looks yummy dear Sandi.
    Thank you for the lovely party. Enjoy your precious family times and we'll se you in August.

  7. Have a wonderful time with your family! Thank you for once again hosting, Lynn

  8. Have a wonderful time with your family Sandi!! It's going to be great!! xo Deborah

  9. I wish you a wonderful time with your family and looking forward when you get back.
    Thank you for the party, Carmen

  10. I really like the yellow door Sandi! Have fun with your family. Thanks for featuring the cake. I am enjoying your little Royal Albert teacup still! Thank you!

  11. There's nothing like company coming to push you to get lots of things done. Have a wonderful time. :)

    Thanks for the linky today.

  12. Love the refreshing look of your yellow door, Sandi. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your time with your family. See you in August!

  13. Sandi, I wish you a lovely time with your family..with love Janice

  14. Strawberry jam is a fav for sure! I do like other flavors but always return to the best! Thanks for hosting us, hope you have a fun week!

  15. Dear Sandi,
    have a nice time with your family. Thank you for sharing the yummy treats and the wonderful features. And for hosting this event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  16. Dear Sandi, I've been a bit absent, sorry! Linking up today, and visiting friends old and new. Thankyou for your pretty posts! Mimi xxx

  17. Dear Sandi, I wish you a lovely time with your beloved family. Hope your days together are filled to overflowing with joy and laughter.


  18. Hi Sandi, enjoy your company! Love your yellow doors!! I have got to get the recipe to that caramel peach cake. YUM! Thanks for the party.

  19. I'm in love with the links this week. Thanks for hosting such a lovely party Sandi! Have a fantastic week.

    Sarah @ Gypsy Girl Revivals

  20. Hello Sandi,
    I am hoping the best for your time with your family and your time away from the computer. Your yellow door looks cheery : )
    Thank you for all you do to host these lovely tea parties.

  21. Hi Sandi,
    You are so busy. I understand how you must need some time to entertain and be with your dear family. I am sad that I missed so many of your lovely parties this month. I will look forward to seeing you again in August. Enjoy your time with loved ones. Lovely features this week and your yellow doors are so cheery. Blessings, Karen

  22. Thank you, Sandi, for hosting and I'm glad I snuck back in under the wire. Hope you have a wonderful time on vacation and enjoy the time with your family..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  23. Hi Sandi, Even though I will miss you, it is good that you are taking a blogging break to spend time with family. Your priorities are straight. Loved ones will be enjoying all your homemade goodies. Try not to wear yourself out getting ready. Enjoy, Jill

  24. Thank you for hosting! Hope your week is great! Have a great break and we will see you again in August!

    xo Dianne

  25. Great features today. I know you are looking forward to a break from the regular routines of life to enjoy family. Good for you girl! Great party! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  26. Thank you for the party so I can share our newest loved one of the family! ♥

  27. Have a wonderful time with your family Sandi...I love your blue and white dishes in your photo.
    Enjoy your break. Happy Summer.

  28. Sandi, I enjoyed seeing all the posts from your party. It is always a pleasure to visit your lovely home and garden. Enjoy your time with your family. I hope to join your party the next time. Have a blessed, peaceful weekend!

  29. Love your posts Sandi! God bless you!!

  30. Thelma's tea table is charming ♥

  31. Love all the links you gave here. The outdoor table from Thelma is truly charming!!!


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY!

Also, due to the amount of spam I've been getting, I have had to set Comment Moderation. ~ Sandi