Thursday Favorite Things

Simple and Beautiful Home and Garden Inspiration at Thursday Favorite Things

Happy AUGUST, and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am thrilled to be joining Katherine at Katherine’s Corner and wonderful group of bloggers for my third year as a co-hostess for this fantastic weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers too!



If you are looking to grow your blog, make new friends, and or simply to be inspired each week, this is the place to be! *Bloggers: If you would like a chance to be featured, please leave a comment with the number of your link up. We can’t wait to see what you have to share this week! (If you missed the last party you can find it here.)???? To get the party started, let’s take a look at what I have been up to recently:


The Simple and Beautiful Things That Helped Me Survive My First Week Back-to-Teaching (During a Pandemic!)

This week I was so busy, and so mentally and physically exhausted that I didn’t have much time to spend enjoying things that are all about home. I did manage to stay sane by taking pleasure in some simple and beautiful things that helped me relax and brought me joy despite everything that is going on in the education world. On Sunday I shared a heartfelt post about those particular things, teaching choir virtually, and a Christian perspective on how I am approaching all of the new challenges I face as an educator.


These beautiful roses were a surprise from my husband to cheer me up after seeing how rough the first few days  back to work were. He was experiencing some of my same feelings since he is an assistant principal and there is so much he must do differently now too.


I found this little green vase on a quick junkin’ therapy excursion after school on Friday. It is the perfect vase for my sweet roses! 



“Throwback Thursday”

This week’s seasonal “throwback Thursday” post at TFT is my Harvest Fruits Early Fall Tablescape from 2018. Apples and pears are a great alternative to pumpkins if you are wanting to ease into fall. 



Harvest Fruits Early Fall Tablescape



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




Simple and Beautiful Home and Garden Inspiration at TFT


Hanging Antique Windows on a Wall~French Creek Farmhouse




Create-a-Vintage-Trophy-Look-15-1 How to Create a Vintage Trophy Finish Decorating DIY


How to Easily Create the Look of a Vintage Trophy~The Crowned Goat




Dried hydrangeas make a beautiful centerpiece.

The Secret Tip for Drying Hydrangeas~The Tattered Pew




easy apple dip recipe

Apple Dip Recipe Sweetened with Coconut Sugar~Artful Homemaking





herbs add another variety of flavor to foods

Variety is the Spice in Life-Flavor Your Simple Life~The Farm Wife




It’s an August Thing~Common Ground



Floral Wall Art~Lovely Livings




Furniture Makeovers using Decor Transfers on Create With Cynthia

Furniture Makeovers Using Decor Transfers~Create with Cynthia



repurposed vintage garden storage

Vintage Repurposed Garden Storage~My Thrift Store Addiction



Chasing Swallowtail Butterflies~Everyday Living



Bonus Features


Pandemic Andtique and Vintage Finds~Panoply



collage image of gluten-free blueberry bread with image text in middle

Gluten-Free Blueberry Bread (Vegan, Allergy-Free)~Strength and Sunshine





Thanks to everyone who visited last week. Enjoy the party!



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  • Reply handmade by amalia

    Thank you for the lovely party!

    August 27, 2020 at 9:52 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    The school year is going to be tough for everyone this year. Hope things settle down soon. I’ve linked at #32.

    August 27, 2020 at 10:27 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Thanks so much Amber, I love the floral wall art, what a pretty idea! My links are #24, 25, 28. I admire your teaching abilities, I can’t imagine the challenge it must be, but I know the parents and students are so grateful for you!

    August 27, 2020 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Love the features this week. Hope you enjoy my acorn wreath #78.


    August 27, 2020 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Amber, thanks for the bonus feature! Even in the midst of renovating, teaching, parenting, gardening, there’s still time for antiquing and thrifting, right?? Sometimes it’s the perfect balm to otherwise crazy surrounding goings on. 🙂

    August 27, 2020 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Christine

    Hi Amber. I hope you are enjoying the last bit of summer. Thank you for hosting again :). I am at #101 today.

    August 27, 2020 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Rachelle

    Amber my spots are 103 and 105 this week.
    There are some wonderful features to explore this week 🙂

    August 27, 2020 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Thanks for the party and hang in there Amber. It’s tough all around. I am coming from the parent perspective, having my high schooler at home and just found out yesterday my son will start college remotely as well. I totally appreciate what the teachers are doing, it can’t be easy. Sending you good {{{vibes}}}. Before I forget I’m #s 132, 133 & 134.

    XO- MaryJo

    August 27, 2020 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply Marilyn

    Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 8-23 to 8-27 on my blog. On Tuesday was a Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie. Wednesday was a Monte Cristo Croissant Sandwich. Thursday was Rolo Brownies. And winding up this week of was a Vanilla Bean Bread Pudding With Coffee Syrup. Enjoy!

    August 27, 2020 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply Katherines Corner

    I know this first week back at teaching will be an adjustment for you. Vurtual choir is sure to make a life long impressions you and the students. I ha ve every confidence in you my friend. It’llkather come together beautifuilly just llike all of the amazing posts you share with us each week. It is a pleasure tohave you as my co hostess. Lovely features my friend xo

    August 27, 2020 at 7:20 pm
  • Reply CoCo

    Thanks so much for hosting each week, Amber, and for featuring my diy vintage inspired trophy. It was definitely fun to make. I hope you and your family have a fabulous weekend. Hugs and thank yous, CoCo

    August 28, 2020 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Almost missed the party! Off to read your post about your first week of school this year. I’m at 194-196 this week, Amber! Have a blessed weekend!

    August 28, 2020 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you for hosting the party. Educators are such heroes in my eyes. Hang in there. Our links this week are: #199, #200, & #201. Have an enjoyable week.

    August 29, 2020 at 2:27 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    Thanks so much for the feature, Amber! Hope you have a great week!

    August 31, 2020 at 10:10 am
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