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Summer-to- Fall in the Kitchen at Thursday Favorite Things

Late summer crafts, diys, decor and recipes

my FIFTH year co-hosting this fabulous weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers with Katherine of Katherine’s Corner and a fantastic group of bloggers! We recently celebrated the 600th TFT! Please hop over to Katherine’s after linking up to congratulate her on the milestone and to thank her for starting this wonderful party.
NOTE: The party time has changed to 9:00 a.m. MDT (11:00 EST)




f you would like to make some new friends, grow your blog audience, or just find some weekly inspiration, this is the place to be! *Bloggers: Please leave a comment with the number of your link up for a chance to be featured at next week’s party. The hosts are all looking forward to what you’ll share this week! (If you missed the last party and the AWESOME features, you’ll find it here. Here’s what I have been up to:


Well friends….NO NEW POST this week again! But let me give you a run down of what’s going on and maybe you’ll understand why!

  1. Finishing up painting so we can move in!
  2. Moving in anway around construction messes!
  3. Shopping and preparing for our son to leave for college in NY in 2 weeks!
  4. Moving my husband into his new office at his new job!
  5. My classroom got switched without notice 3 days before school starts. I was notified of this while I literally was covered in paint at the new house and told I needed to come and tell the maintenance men where to move my things and I only had one day because they are waxing the floors this week. School starts Monday. I don’t have a choir classroom at the middle school anymore, I am now stuck in the home ec classroom teaching choir around stoves and refrigerators. Nothing is ready.
  6. My older son got his first teaching job and just got access to his new room. He needed to have it decorated for open house TONIGHT so I have been doing his bulletin boards.
  7. Trying to clean the yellow brick home in the middle of moving in preparation for putting it on the market in September. It’s nowhere close
  8. Dealing with a major Lupus and Gastro flare up from sun exposure at the beach and all the stress I am under.
  9. Blogging what I can and trying to prepare for a fall home tour at the new house which I REALLY want to do but not looking like it’s going to be ready.

There’s more, I’m sure!


But, we have a nice, fresh new bedroom to move into!


Our new bedroom is ready but we still don’t have a door on the opening to our master bath and we didn’t get around to finishing it in time to move. We are going to at least try to get a bifold door stuck up there temporarily. But man I love those floors and the beautiful creamy walls (Behr Swiss Coffee.) I could just plop down there and pass out right now!



August Is National Peach Month

One thing I am enjoying is peach season. I had some delicious southern peaches on vacation last week, Even though I have to be careful going overboard eating anything right now with this flare up of reflux and throat issues. Here’s a peachy post that is full of transitional seasonal summer inspo.  I think peaches are so pretty in summer-to-fall decorating too!


Now it’s time for some beautiful features from last week’s party!



loaf of zucchini bread with glaze on a white plate with fresh zucchini and lemon

Four Fantastic Zucchinni Recipes~ Our Tiny Nest




Wood plate with fruit and dish towel. Anthropologie Inspired Dish Towels and Napkins.

Anthropologie Inspired Dish Towels and Napins ~ Thistle Key Lane


coffee station items on a small counter top

Create a Fall Coffee Nook in a Small Space ~ My Wee Abode 




two blue bowls with vegetables soup and a spoon.

Gradma’s Homemade Vegetable Soup ~ The Copper Table




Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs ~ Lou Lou Girls


Bonus Feature

Review of Italy on a Plate~ Mille Fiori Favoritti



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  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Sure sounds like you’ve had your hands full! Thanks as always for inviting us to a fabulous party! I’ve linked #17 today.

    August 10, 2023 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    Love the creamy white wall paint color!! Everything is going to be gorgeous. Hang in there and I know you’re walking day by day to get things done. Hope you feel better soon. I’m 24,25,26 this week. take care of yourself!

    August 10, 2023 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Rachel-The Antiqued Journey

    Gosh that’s so much stuff happening at once! I used that same paint color on some thrifted barrel chairs and they turned out SO lovely!! It’s such a pretty color. Take care and hope things slow down soon! I’m at 36 and 37 this week!

    August 10, 2023 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    Oh my goodness Amber – I hope things get a little better/easier/healthier/less complicated for you very soon! Thanks so much for hosting in the midst of all that! I’m at #36 this week, and can’t wait to dive into all these great features and links! Take care out there!

    August 10, 2023 at 12:24 pm
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, my heart goes out to you. Your plate is absolutely full. Best wishes on everything coming together. Thank you for hosting in the midst of all you have going on. I am links 10, 11, and 13. Blessings, my friend!

    August 10, 2023 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply Debbie- Dabble

    My heart does out to you with so much on your plate all at one time…So sorry to hear of your lupus and gastro flare up…I understand completely as i deal with the same issue from the heat and sun with IBS and Hashimoto’s….Auto Immune diseases are killer’s, aren’t they??? Please take care of yourself!! I am looking forward to seeing your new home all decorated the way you want as i am sure you are too!!!
    My Link Ups for this week’s party are numbers 41,42 and 43!!
    Thanks again for hosting this wonderful party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! I hope you have a great week!

    August 10, 2023 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Thank you so much for the feature, Amber! I bet you are SO busy with all the things going on in your home! We are looking forward to seeing it all! I’m at 58 and 59 this week!

    August 10, 2023 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Boy you sure do have your hands full Amber! Hang in there friend!! Thanks so much for the feature this week. I’m linking up a new post #65. Take care!!

    August 10, 2023 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Amber when it rains it pours. Hang in there, I am amazed how many things you are juggling. I hope you feel better and things slow down soon. Thank you for hosting amidst all the craziness. I’m @ 97, 98 & 99 this week. XO- MaryJo.

    August 10, 2023 at 11:04 pm
  • Reply Amy Johnson

    Wow, that’s crazy moving your classroom on such short notice and teaching choir in the home ed room. Hope things settle down for you. Thanks for the party.

    August 11, 2023 at 7:48 am
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