Summer, Thursday Favorite Things

Holding On to Summer at Thursday Favorite Things

Summer flowers sunflowers

Happy AUGUST and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am thrilled to celebrate 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)


If 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:


My husband and I had a wonderful 4 day trip to the beach! It was a much needed rest from the renovations on our new home, but we are already back at it. It won’t be finished in time for school to start or for a “reveal” until my fall home tour in September, but we are starting to move some things in this weekend!


I really had planned on working on an update post while the beach, but I really felt like it was more important to be in the moment and spend time with my huband without thinking about any kind of responsibilities at all. I will do my best to share some updates this week.


even though we still have so much to finish before I can actually decorate for late summer and early fall, I am planning to brighten up the kitchen-in-progress with some sunny sunflowers this week. My Summer to Fall  Decorating with Sunflowers post is full of the most beautiful inspiration for decorating this time of year.


Now Here are some lovely features from last week’s party!


Secretary desk with summer accents. Three Ways To Style A Boxwood Wreath For Summer.

Three Ways to Style a Boxwood Wreath for Summer ~ Thistle Key Lane




Setting Sail with a Nautical Theme on a Summer Tray ~ Hyacinths for the Soul



Summer Sunflowers on the Farm Table ~ Common Ground



lavender ice cube

How to Make Lavender Ice Cube Stirrers ~ Masterpieces of My Life


Bonus Feature


black painted china cabinet

Painting Oak Furniture Black ~ A Ray of Sunlight



Simple Summer Fruit Salad Recipe. If you like fresh fruit - and who doesn't!? - you will love this simple summer fruit salad recipe. Easy to make, it comes together quickly and tastes fantastic. The

Simple Summer Fruit Salad Recipe ~ Ann’s Entitled Life


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  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Hi Amber, so glad you had a nice vacation. Beautiful features that you have included. I am links 9 and 10. Happy Thursday!

    August 3, 2023 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    Hope you had a great beach getaway! Thanks so much for sharing my summer sunflower farm table. This week I’m 11, 12, and 13. Can’t wait to see more house pics!

    August 3, 2023 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    That’s so great that you got time to relax at the beach, Amber. I bet it was wonderful! And the sunflowers will be lovely, even in an unfinished kitchen! 🙂 Thanks so much for hosting, I’m at #38 this time. Hope you have a lovely week!

    August 3, 2023 at 12:52 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Hi Amber! Sounds like you had a great beach getaway. I’m so happy you were able to unplug. It’s so important. Thanks for hosting and featuring my lavender ice cubes. I appreciate the love. I’m @ 41, 42 & 43 this week. XO- MaryJo

    August 3, 2023 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Rachel-The Antiqued Journey

    So glad you were able to spend some time at the beach!! Unplugging is SO important!! Fun features this week! I’m linked at 106 and 107 this week. Happy weekend!

    August 3, 2023 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Thank you, thank you Amber for the feature this week! I’m linking up again 112, 113 and 114.

    August 3, 2023 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Glad you got some time away this past week, Amber! I’m at 123 and 124 this week! Thank you!

    August 3, 2023 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Debbie- Dabble

    My Link Ups are Numbers 142,143 and 144!!
    Thanks so much for hosting this lovely party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! I hope you are having a great week!!

    August 3, 2023 at 9:37 pm
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