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Ten Things I Love At Thursday Favorite Things

Hello and welcome back to Thursday Favorite Things! I am blessed to be joining Katherine at Katherine’s Corner and a wonderful group of bloggers 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 be inspired each week, this is the place to be. *Bloggers: If you would like a chance to be featured, please leave me a comment with the number of your link up. We can’t wait to see what you have to share this week! To start off the party, let’s take a look at what I have been up to recently:


Over the past couple of weeks I have been putting together a lovely lavender themed gift basket for my mom for Mother’s Day full of all-natural gifts. I can’t wait to give it to her on Sunday! It is not Mother’s Day specific, so if you are looking for gift ideas for any special occasion, or if you just love lavender products, be sure to check out the full post.


Last week I participated in the Beautiful Bedrooms Tour and shared my Cottage Bedroom Reveal. I only had two weeks to get ready for the tour! This week I shared a follow up post with all the details of the makeover process. Read all about it in A Quick And Easy Bedroom Makeover.



Yesterday I participated in the Thrifty Chicks Unusual Wreath Challenge! I created a Vintage Door Knobs and Hardware Wreath. It was really fun to make, and it gave me an excuse to play around with my vintage junk. You can see more of my wreath and the other Thrifty Chick bloggers’ wreaths in my post.



Now on to the features from last week’s party!

Today I am featuring 10 Things I Love:


1. I love…a great furniture makeover!

Old Dresser Makeover Using Milk Paint~ The Tattered Pew


2. I love…succulents, real or faux!

How To Make A DIY Embroidery Hoop Succulent Planter Our Crafty Mom #embroideryhoop #repurposed #diy #succulents #farmhouse

Our Crafty Mom~Embroidery Hoop Succulent Planter


3. I love…country garden style!

Add this DIY vertical garden to your porch this spring and summer! The perfect way to go vegetables and herbs in a small space!

The Country Chic Cottage~DIY Vertical Garden


4. I love…English Gardens!


A Love Of English Gardens~Decor To Adore


5. I love… shabby chic bee decor!

New Wall Art In The Sun Room~ Penny’s Vintage Home


6. I love…lavender (especially in a French wire basket)!

French Wire Basket With Blue Sage on Kitchen Countertop

French Wire Basket With Moss~Botanic Bleu


7. I love…all natural DIY bug repellents!

Homemade Wasp Repellent Recipe

Five Spot Green Living~ Homemade Wasp Repellent Recipe


8. I love…allergy friendly MEXICAN FOOD!

Gluten-Free Baked Pinto Bean Taquitos (Vegan, Allergy-Free) | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 Change up your taco routine with the Mexican "rolled taco"! Gluten-Free Baked Pinto Bean Taquitos that are vegan, top 8 allergy-free, require no oil, and perfect as a dinner recipe or fun appetizer bite to feed a crowd! A spicy pinto bean filling, simply rolled in corn tortillas! #taquitos #glutenfree #vegan #mexicanfood #strengthandsunshine

Gluten Free Baked Pinto Bean Taquitos Vegan Allergy Free~Strength and Sunshine


9. I love…being a music teacher and teaching young children the joys of music!

Magnificent Music Resources~ The Syncopated Mama


10. I love….vintage junkin’ finds!

Weighty Matters Vintage Scales Junk Finds~ Deanie’s Stash


Thank you to everyone who linked up and visited the party last week! Now it’s time to share your Thursday Favorite Things!


TFT Hostesses 1-31-18

Katherine-Katherines Corner |Nina-Vintage Mamas Cottage |Marilyn-Marilyns Treats

Bev-Eclectic Red Barn|Angelina- Petite Haus|Amber- Follow the Yellow Brick Home

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  • Reply Pat

    Thanks for the party; we love a lot of the same things! I’m number 24. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Pat

    May 10, 2018 at 9:12 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you for linking up Pat! I always enjoy seeing your posts!

      May 10, 2018 at 11:39 pm
  • Reply Michelle Leslie

    Thank you for hosting the party Amber. Since it’s Spring I thought I’d share how we repurposed a bicycle wheel to make a Tree of Life (#96).

    May 10, 2018 at 10:48 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you for partying with us Michelle! Can’t wait to check out your post!

      May 10, 2018 at 11:38 pm
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for hosting each week!!

    May 10, 2018 at 12:53 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Debbie! It is always a joy to have you at the party! Have a great weekend!

      May 10, 2018 at 11:36 pm
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Forgot to mention that my link ups are #89 and 90!!

    May 10, 2018 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    Hello Amber,
    Thank you for hosting ! I’m excited for warm weather and sharing at#178 #179 and #180

    May 10, 2018 at 2:08 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Me too Lisa! We didn’t have much of a spring here. I am ready for gardening and flowers! Thanks for linking up!

      May 10, 2018 at 11:36 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Thank you for loving my French wire basket of flowers. I am honored to be included in things you love this week. This week I am sharing more garden ideas and budget wise countertops, #197 and #198.


    May 10, 2018 at 3:30 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      You are so welcome Judith! Thanks for joining us again!

      May 10, 2018 at 11:35 pm
  • Reply Kelly

    Thank you so much for the feature! I am so very grateful! I shared again #226! I just love this link up of yours!

    May 10, 2018 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    What a beautiful gift basket for your Mom–she’s going to love it! Thanks for hosting! I’m #227 & #228 this week 😉

    May 10, 2018 at 10:44 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Cecilia! I am so glad you are linking up again. Have a great weekend!

      May 10, 2018 at 11:34 pm
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    Linking up #’s 253 and 254, inspired by the garden this week, since we’ve finally got some spring! Glad you could join the Thrifty Chicks Unusual Wreath challenge, Amber! Fun to have you on board! Loved your doorknob wreath!

    May 11, 2018 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Katherines Corner

    Lovely features my sweet friend. It is a blessing to have you as my friend and co-hostess. xo

    May 15, 2018 at 1:41 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Katherine, it has been a joy to meet you and co-host TFT. Looking forward to many more in collaborations in the future!

      May 15, 2018 at 6:51 pm

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