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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 15 August 2016

No Place Like Home

The Bible does not say very much about homes; it says a great deal about the things that make them. It speaks about life and love and joy and peace and rest. If we get a house and put these into it, we shall have secured a home. ~ John Henry Jowett

Hello my lovely 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.

Did you all have a nice weekend? Summer's winding down and we want to make the most of it, don't we?

Since our company left we've been taking little drives just to get a few pictures. I have been enjoying little things that capture my attention.

The thyme is everywhere on people's lawns. I've never seen so much of it. It's so pretty!

Also, the Queen Anne's Lace was especially prolific this year. Everywhere you look there is lace along the roadsides and in the fields.

Peaceful scenes upon the water.

The other day I shared the little tea party I had with my daughter in law and granddaughter. A special little party that I hope will be a sweet memory for my little granddaughter. The little lady enjoyed three cups of tea. If you missed my post, you can click here to see it.

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

The posts I am featuring this week were the top three most visited. Enjoy!

Deborah @ The Beautiful Matters shared her Book Club Sleepover. I think those ladies really know how to enjoy themselves.

Shannon @ Belle Blue Interiors shared how she organized her baking cart. I know I could use one of these.

Betty @ My Cozy Corner shared a lovely chintz tea using her newly found chintz teapot. 

I have to share Elizabeth's recipe for Chocolate Fudge Strawberry Shortcake as well. Next time I have a hankering for chocolate I think I will whip this up.

Thank you everyone for participating last week. 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.

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! Lovely views of nature. The thyme looks like the Creeping Phlox we have around here in the spring...just wish the ground cover were prettier the rest of the year! Great features. I am glad you are enjoying your summer! With only grandsons, never got to have tea parties with them...not interested! Treasure that! Thanks for hosting and for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  2. Sandi,
    Thanks so much for the party!! Hope you have a great weekend!! We , once again, are stuck with record breaking heat so i will be stuck in the house all week!!


  3. Good morning, Sandi. That book club sleepover sounds like a great idea - I just need a book club!! Thank you for this link - I always enjoy it!

  4. Lovely features and lovely photos around, Sandi. Thanks for hosting!...Christine

  5. Thank you for hosting the party, Sandi - great features to be sure!

    I am joining in today because this is such a nice way to spread the news about my teacup giveaway. (Hope it is ok I join in for it.)

    Have a blessed and wonderful week. ♥

  6. Sandi, your island is beautiful! that thyme is amazing; I don't think I've ever seen it grow wild like that. Queen Anne's Lace was my grandmother's favorite flower, so it holds a special place in my heart, even though it is considered a "weed." It really is beautiful. And, oh my is that granddaughter sweet. How special to be able to have tea with her. I do hope the Lord blesses me with a granddaughter some day.
    How fun to see my sleepover post featured!
    Thank you for hosting. xo Deborah

  7. Your sweet granddaughter sipping her three cups of tea, is adorable, Sandi! Don't we love making memories with those little people in our lives? I certainly enjoyed your quote that you shared at the beginning of your post. The features are wonderful today, as always. Thank you for sharing your heart and home with us, sweet friend.

  8. Thank you for hosting each week!


  9. Hi Sandy, Thanks for hosting this lovely party. A lot of great features today.
    There is a lot of Queen Anne Lace here in the Gaspé this year. I've never seen so much on the roadsides. It is beautiful.
    Your granddaughter is so sweet. What a lovely tea party. Memories to cherish.
    Have a good week.

  10. Thank you for highlighting my new chintz tea pot. I love your party.

  11. Thank you for hosting. Hope your week is very blessed.

    xo Dianne

  12. The purple thyme is so pretty! The lawns over here are brown and thirsting for water as result of the dry and hot summer. Thank you for hosting and have a great week, Sandi!

  13. Aren't the midsummer blooms so pretty! Thanks for hosting!

  14. I've never seen so much Thyme in someone's yard before Thank for the party and don't want the midsummer blooms to end!

  15. Your Granddaughter is adorable! I am sure she had a grand time. It is so much fun to teach little ones how to tea! Thank you for hosting and have a beautiful week, Lynn

  16. Hi Sandi,
    I love the scenic pics of your island and your grand daughter is just lovely. Such a pretty teacup she's sipping from. Thank you for hosting No Place Like Home. Blessings, Karen

  17. Thank you, Sandi, for hosting. I love seeing the Queen Ann Lace growing along side the roads this time of year and your little granddaughter is really darling..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  18. Enjoyed looking at the pictures Sandi. So pretty and inspirational. But that beautiful little gal with her tea cup is just the cutest ever! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  19. A home is a wonderful thing especially when a wonderful family lives in it .
    I like the Queen Ann's lace

  20. Love the purple thyme, its one of my favorite herbs. I have many all over the garden. Love the queen Annes lace, mind didnt come back this year. My garden took a turn for the worse this year.. Your granddaughter is so sweet.. Happy Friday with love Janice


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