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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