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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, 12 September 2016

No Place Like Home

"Home, the spot of earth supremely blest,
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest." ~ Robert Montgomery

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.

The other day I shared a quiet and reflective tea time featuring one of my new teacups. If you missed that post, please click here

I also shared a sugar cookie recipe which you can find here.

Last week's party served up a wonderful variety of tips, ideas and recipes and I am honoured that you linked up to my party. You are a wonderfully talented group of ladies! 

I'm sorry I don't have any features for you today because I was under the weather most of the weekend. 

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. Sandi, I'm sorry you were under the weather. I was quite literally "under the weather" when it was so hot and humid for so long, but now that fall is "falling" I will be much healthier and happier!

  2. So sorry to hear you were under the weather. I hope you are feeling well again. Enjoy your week.


  3. I'm so sorry that you've been not feeling well, dear Sandi. Hopefully, this week will be a better one for you. Thank you for being such a gracious hostess for all of us. Love and hugs are sent to you.

  4. Sandi,
    Thanks so much for hosting each week and I hope that you are feeling better!

  5. I am so sorry you haven't been feeling well...and hope this will be a better week for you. Thanks so much for hosting, and taking the time to link to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  6. Dearest Sandi, trust you are feeling better today. Thank you for hosting and trust you will have a better week.

  7. Sorry you haven't been well, hope you are feeling better now.

  8. My dear Sandi,
    It has been way too long since I was last over for a visit. I'm sorry you had a bad week. I understand, all too well, how that goes. My folks were just over on your Island a couple of weeks ago. They raved about it's beauty, as I too well remember. I didn't know you were doing a party. I'll be back later and share my first little project that I've done in over 6 months! Life hasn't been as easy as I would've liked, but still I rise. :)
    Happy September to you!
    Theresa & Shoestring Elegance

  9. Hope you're feeling better today, Sandi. Thank you for hosting!

  10. Dear Sandi, Hope you're feeling better and able to enjoy the remaining days of summer. Your new teacup is lovely. Take care, my friend! ~ Phyllis

  11. Those cookies look positively delightful, Sandi! Thanks for hosting, and I hope you have a fantastic week.

    Sarah @ Gypsy Girl Revivals

  12. Hi Sandi!
    I have looked so forward to posting a teatime post so I could share it with you and the dear tea ladies who were such a big part of my early blogging days. My focus in writing has morphed some, so weekly teatime posts are not the norm. But how I miss the respite in my busier new writing days. However, the young homeschool student I mentor in literature and writing shares my love of teatime and we post our parties when appropriate. But, as I see how Tuesday teatime has truly become broader in scope as No Place Like Home, I may post more regularly of my devotionals and inspirational reading related articles. Always a sigh of joy when I see your tea things set out and those cookies. I've been experimenting with some paleo and more gluten free goodies. May have to prep one of my new concoctions for a future post with the recipe included. Blessings dear lady!

  13. Hi Sandi,
    I'm so sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. I do hope that you are on the mend. Your newest teacup is dear and your baking looks so tempting. Praying for you. Blessings, Karen

  14. Just came across our link-up, thank you so much for hosting! Looking forward to reading some of the posts! Also love your blog's design, teacups and flowers. So feminine and beautiful!

  15. Hope your well soon Sandi. I am savoring all the daylight, the sun is setting sooner everyday here. Fall is around the corner. Thanks for hosting!

  16. That tea cup is really beautiful, Sandi. Thank you for hosting and I hope you are feeling better..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  17. What a lovely place to be encouraged I will visit a few ladies and enjoy your lovely party! I do hope your strenth and health is better soon!
    I always love all your teacups! Where do you store them? I always like to keep a few out on the counter top and the rest of them are in my china hutch!

  18. Hi Sandi. First thanks for the party. And thanks for coming over to my
    Vacuum review post. Just to let you know I plan on writing a post next week about Bissel verses Dirt Devil. They are more mid priced. The dirt devil does not pick up on bare floors. (I have one) The Bissel does pick up on bare floors great. That is the one I would buy when I shop again.
    Check out my post next Tuesday!

  19. Hope you are feeling better now! Your cookies looks delicious and tea in such a beautiful tea cup it will feel so elegant and civil. Great links!

  20. So sorry to hear that you have been under the weather sweet lady. Hoping by now that you are feeling good as new. You have such sweet tea cups. Would love to have a cup of tea with you and one of those cookies! Have a great day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  21. Sandi,
    Thanks so much for always taking the time to visit!!

  22. What a sweet teacup! I hope you are feeling chipper again! Take care and enjoy your weekend!


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