Summer, Thursday Favorite Things

Inspiration for Summer Days at Thursday Favorite Things

Creative Ideas and DIY's and Home Decor Ideas

Happy JULY 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)

TFT Blog Hop Hostesses



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 recently:


I hope everyone had a happy Fourth of July! 



Summer Decorating at the New House!

We aren’t moved in our new house yet, but things are shaping up enough that I was able to do a little decorating for summer and the Fourth of July in our new living room!  Here’s a post I put together with some of the pics I shared on Instagram.  I will be sharing more posts on Instagram as we go along because it’s just a little easier right now than full blog posts.


We are hoping to squeeze a little beach vacation in at the end of summer. I just about can’t stand not to see the ocean at least once a year, and I like to surround myself with some summer coastal touches to help me feel connected to my beloved seashore. Our new house really has a New England or  even a Southern Coastal Cottage vibe and I am just loving how it is all coming together.


Thoughts on IG

Speaking of Instagram, my engagement is extremely low. With over 12k followers, it seems crazy that I am getting less than 30 likes on each photo some days. I truly believe this is because of algorthim changes and I am not posting reels everyday. After reserach, I found that now only 10% of your followers see your new posts on IG with the algortithm changes. If you haven’t been seeing my content, you will probably have to actually search my account and just comment a couple of times and maybe IG will start putting my posts on your feed. I have had to do this to see many of my favorite bloggers as well, as too many random ads and things are all I see these days on IG.




summer welcoming decor

Summer Welcoming Decor ~ Masterpieces of My Life



Quick Change Up Patriotic Decor ~ Common Ground



citrus fruit in jars

15 Easy Ways to Style Apothecary Jars in the Kitchen ~ WM Design House



French Linen Painted Buffet ~ The Crowned Goat





The Dining Room As It Is ~ Design and Events



Bonus Feature

keto citrus chicken recipe card image

Keto Mediterranean Citrus Chicken with Carrot Salad~ Fit to Serve Group



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  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    Your summer decor at the new house looks gorgeous. Can’t wait to see more! Thanks so much for sharing my Quick Change Entry this week. My links are 21, 24, and 27.

    July 6, 2023 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    It’s fun going through a virtual (on my part) re-do with you! Particularly since I’m taking it easy this summer LOL. I’ve linked #22 and 23 today. Thanks for hosting!

    July 6, 2023 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    I’m so excited to see you’re already decorating your new home! I’m going to pop over for a closer look. Linking up today at 44, 45 and 46.

    July 6, 2023 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    As always… thanks for hosting, Amber! I’m off to look at your new living room! 😉 I’m at 72 and 74 this week!

    July 6, 2023 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply Nancy Andres

    Thanks Amber for hosting #TFT. Summer is in full swing and hope yours is grand. My shares this week are #79, 80, 81, and 82. Enjoy.

    July 6, 2023 at 6:25 pm
  • Reply Debbie- Dabble

    My Link Ups are 98. 99 and 100 for this week’s party!!
    Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful 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!!

    July 6, 2023 at 11:31 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    All the looks to the new house look amazing. Instagram is a beast and it keeps changing every time we have it figured out I still have your on my feed, which is a good thing for me! I’m @ # 101, 102 & 103. XO- MaryJo

    July 6, 2023 at 11:58 pm
  • Reply Christine

    Thank you so much for the feature of my Dining Room As It Is. I am thrilled! I have been away from blogging for a while. This is giving me encouragement to keep going! Thank you! Enjoy your weekend :).

    Christine at Designs and Events

    July 7, 2023 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Amber, I’m excited for you and your new home! I like how you’re choosing to decorate and make decisions of what to purge. It looks so bright and inviting! The lighting was the first thing I noticed. Carry on……

    July 11, 2023 at 9:11 am
  • Reply CoCo

    Running behind on so many Amber but wanted to say thank you so much for sharing my buffet. I really appreciate i! Can’t wait to see more from your home. It looks gorgeous already! Hugs, CoCo

    July 13, 2023 at 10:55 am
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