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Beautiful Winter Inspiration winter decor inspiration

Happy New Year and welcome to TFT! This is now my sixth 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!
NOTE: The party time has changed to 9:00 a.m. MDT (11:00 EST.

If you are looking  for blog exposure or for inspiration about all things home and family, then you’ve come to the right place! Be sure check out the wonderful links at the party, comment and make new friends!

Here’s what I’ve been up to:

This weekend we traveled to NY to visit my son at the Culinary Institute. The weather was  extremely cold, but clear while we were visiting him and we were able to get his car ready for the NY winter and buy him some winter things he needed for the new semester. I am already missing him but feeling confident he is ready to cook up some great things!

 The forecast was supposed to be fine during the time we were traveling but unofortunately we ran into a couple of snow fronts that came in early! On Friday night on the way to NY AND on Monday on our way home we had to get emergency hotel rooms. Thanksfully, the Lord was watching over us when the weather got so bad we couldn’t travel, and HE provided hotels and exits we could safely get to  when we were in the mountains. We ended up getting home a day later, but fortunately we had two snow days to rest up from the crazy travels!


While visiting our son we did a little antiquing where I scored two beautiful 1908 valentines and a gorgeous Belsnickel Santa that looks wintry enough to keep out through January.


My two snow days were spent resting and recouperating on the couch. I turned on my mercury glass acorn lights, tiny fairy lights on the mini-tree and battery operated flickering candles around the room and just enjoyed being cozy, especially since I have been fighting some kind of flu or virus.  If we get another snow day tomorrow and I am feeling better I really hope to share some more of my cozy winter living room.


For now, here are some beautiful features from last week’s party!



January Blues in the Sunshine Cottage ~ Everyday Living 



white stone container with greenery on vintage cutting boards

Simple  Ways to Style a Winter Living Room ~  Bluesky at Home



Favorites & Highlights - 2023 Top Posts

2023 Highlights and Top Posts ~ The Dedicated House




Felt heart keyring

How to Sew A Scrap Felt Heart ~ Sum of Their Stories





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  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, I am so glad you made it home safely. Thank you for hosting and for featuring my January Blues in the Sunshine Cottage. I am links 7, 11, and 15. I hope you feel better and take care of yourself!

    January 18, 2024 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Amber, thanks for hosting a great party in the midst of all your travels! We’ve got the cold temps and some ice, but no snow. I’ve linked #22, 23 and 26 today.

    January 18, 2024 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply debbie-dabble

    Glad that you were able to find lodging to wait out the snow…It has been very cold with several snow events moving through NEPA…I love your LR especially those pillows…
    My Link Ups for this week are #140,141 and 142!
    Thanks so much for hosting this lovely party!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links!! Thank You!! I hope you are having a great week!! And thanks for providing so much inspiration!!

    January 19, 2024 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Christine

    Hi Amber. I am glad everything worked out well on your trip. I live in Massachusetts, and you never know what the weather will bring! Thank you for the party. I am #162 this week.

    January 19, 2024 at 12:35 pm
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