Roses Of Inspiration Linkup #21

Happy Tuesday, my friends!
Thank you for participating in another Roses of Inspiration.
I am always so glad and thankful to have you here at the party
and it's with great joy that I visit your beautiful blogs-
I truly love seeing the inspiration that you share.

Next week the party will begin 
in the afternoon on Monday, June 1st. 

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Before we begin this party I would like to say a few things. . .
First of all, thank you for the many heartfelt words on the post 
concerning my Grandpa Don's passing.
I wrote the post while I was in Arizona {I used a computer at the hotel}
so I didn't get your messages until I got home on Friday.
I was so overwhelmed by the love that you shared -
I could feel your kindness and support - it was like a warm tender hug wrapped around me.
The prayers and encouragement during this time of loss have been a sweet blessing
and I will be forever grateful for each one of you. . .
the Lord has used many of you in a special way during this time.
My mom and I truly appreciate ALL of you!
Mom read the comments left on my blog and her heart was greatly touched.
She was very close to her dad {Grandpa} and his unexpected death has not been easy. . .
We are not only thankful for you,
we are thankful for the comfort and strength that God our Father provides.
Thank you so much for everything, friends!

I have been somewhat slow in getting back into blogging since I returned home.
I must confess that it's taking me a little while to simply unwind -
a lot has happened in the last couple of weeks.
Many of you have encouraged me to take it easy
and I greatly appreciate the support and wisdom from you, sweet friends :)
Thank you for simply "being" there.

Onto the party!
Because I was away last week
I did not get all of you visited and for that I apologize.
I am looking forward to this new week :)

Let's start with some beautiful features.
All of you are such a lovely inspiration.

Roses of Inspiration Features. . .
If you were featured than please feel free to take the "I was featured" button.
Simply copy the HTML code and paste it onto your blog.

The Enchanting Rose

Please do not pin from my site!
Go to the original source and pin from there IF it is okay with the blog owner!

The most viewed link was Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth
and her thought-provoking post on the blessings of old-fashioned work.

. . . { Sewing Inspiration } . . .

shared these adorable slippers.

. . . { Crochet Inspiration } . . .

showed us how to make these darling hair curlers with yarn.

. . . { Garden Inspiration } . . .

shared these lovely moss balls.

. . . { Spiritual Inspiration } . . .

shared a precious post about joy in the journey.
A very, very, very good post!

. . . { Recipe Inspiration } . . .

shared a delicious recipe for goat cheese tarts.

shared a yummy summer egg salad recipe.

. . . { Refreshing and Sweet Inspiration } . . .

shared a lovely spring post that was filled with wonderful images.

If you are new to our party than here are the basics. . .

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You can link up anything that your heart desires. . .
crafting - recipes - encouragement
Scripture - devotionals - photography
healthy living - gardening - home living
sewing - crochet/knitting - fashion
beauty - tea time - home decor - etc

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You can linkup as many posts as you want
and they can be posts you have written today, last week, last month, or last year.

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There will be fun giveaways throughout the year.
I will simply add up the amount of people who participated in one of the link ups,
write the numbers down on paper and draw the number of the winner.
So if you link-up more than one post you will have a greater chance of winning.
These giveaways will be random

so you never know which link up I will choose for a giveaway.

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Below is a button available for your sidebar
to let others know about Roses of Inspiration.

The Enchanting Rose

If you are new to link up parties than please click here
to see how to share your blog post.

Please have fun, my friends!
I am always excited to see what you share 
and will be around to visit each one of your blogs throughout the week.
And speaking of visiting,
please take a few moments to visit at least two of the posts shared-

everyone loves visits and comments.
Have a lovely day!



JES said...

Good morning and thank you for the feature! :) I also wanted to add, please don't worry about visiting (me at least) this week. I want you to rest sweet friend!!! We all will love you just the same! :) Sending a warm embrace during this sad time...

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Oh Stephanie, thanks so much for featuring the egg salad recipe! It is such a pleasure to link up to your fun link party. Have a wonderful day.
Julie xo

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Aren't blogging friends the best? You attract the nicest, kindest people, my friend, and you certainly deserve those warm, tender hugs that we all sent to you. Do not worry about visiting us, as we all certainly understand that you need time to heal from the loss of Grandpa Don.
Love and prayers are sent to you.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Dearest Stephanie,
I just got home from our trip to see our Daughter receiving her DVM from U.C. Davis. I was thinking about you and sharing with my husband about your Grandpa. I told him how wonderful it was for us that live far from each other and how we can call on others for prayers. I am so sorry to hear about your Grandpa Don's passing. I read your beautiful and heartfelt words that you shared on your posting about his passing. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I am sure your words will reach out to someone who is going through the same thing and bring comfort to them. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Hugs and Blessings,
Bobbie Duran

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Thank you for hosting this lovely party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

magnoliasntea said...

Good Morning, Stephanie, and thank you for the kind feature. I wanted to echo what others have said about visiting our blogs this week. Please take time just to rest yourself this week.
Have a great week! :)

Debbie said...

oooooo stephanie, my heart is swelled with emotions. i am moved by today's words and the impact of your last entry. you were so lucky to have such a great man and influence in your life. you are blessed to have someone in your life to make your heart ache the way it is aching!! not everyone has that in their life, or feels what you are feeling when someone passes. in a way, it's a true blessing!!!

many thanks for hosting our party, i am so happy to be here!!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Take care of yourself and we will all be waiting for your return to blogging....
Thanks so much for still hosting this week after experiencing such loss in your life....


Gentle Joy said...

Stephanie, I hope you are feeling the comforting arms of the Lord as you grieve. I am so sorry about the loss of your Grandfather... and I hope God brings many good memories to mind as you work through the time of loss. Thank you for the link up party. I am praying for you.

Home Meadows said...

Hi Stephanie, I haven't been on the computer much recently, so missed your post on the passing of your grandfather. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies on your grandfather's passing. I went back and read the post and it sounds like your grandfather was a very special man. I'll be thinking of you and will lift up a prayer for your family. Blessings always, Heather

Teresita said...

Tu blog me inspira el alma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Poppy said...

Hi Stephanie,

Thank you so much for the party. Wishing you a peaceful week.


Antiques And Teacups said...

I was so sorry to hear about your grandfather. But I know you have a Comforter. I will be praying for you and your family. I love the bird's nest feature. Thanks for hosting despite everything, and rest in Him.

Faye Henry said...

Hello dear Stephanie.. I am so sorry about your Grandfather and that it took me this long to find out and express my sympathy... We have been at the farm and I have not blogged much as we have no internet there..
Please know that you all will be in my prayers and as you know God is faithful.. Blessings dear heart.. xo

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Hope you and yours are finding peace today. It's never easy but your faith will hold you up.

Thank you for hosting your linky party despite your sorrow. You are so strong, Stephanie. I pray for joy for you today and always. (Hugs.)

Sylvia said...

Good morning Stephanie,good to see you back. We have missed you but understand you need time to rest and heal. The love you and your grandpa shared will always be in your heart. Thanks for hosting today!

Roberta said...

Hi dear friend Stephanie,
What a beautiful surprise seeing my linked post in those featured...thank you so much!!! I hope you are well and I wish you a nice week!
Un baiser

Jackie said...

I love my blogging friends. I have only met one of them, but I feel close as a Sister to each of them.
Take your time getting back to blogging. Your friends are right here. We are continuing to pray for you and for your sweet Mama.

Bethany Carson said...

(If my first try at commenting succeeded, please don't publish this one as it's a more or less a duplicate.)

Lovely photos in Anne Payne's featured post. Thanks as always for hosting the wonderful link-up, Stephanie!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Stephanie for Roses of Inspiration 21 today. Prayers for you and your Mom and your families. Hugs too.

CherylQuilts said...

Precious Stephanie, it's good tor read your Roses of Inspiration today, and I trust and pray that you will give yourself some time to rest and take a break. It's been a very difficult time, and losing a beloved member of your family (precious Grandpa Don) is very hard. I want to give you a hug and just sit with you and your mom. May God continue to give you all peace and comfort at this time of grieving. And do give yourself that time. Much love and tender hugs to you and your mom (and family)!

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Oh Stephanie.....I'm so sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers to you and your family!

Cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage said...

Loss of a loved one is never easy..it takes time and energy to process and grieve. My Grandparent and parents are gone...its difficult for me that they are not longer here. So take whatever time you need! Thanks for hosting and take care, give my thoughts to your sweet Mom!

Karren Haller ♥ Oh My Heartsie Girl Linky said...

Aww what a nice blog I love your graphics and banners. I just link 2 posts o share. Would love for you to stop by and share on my WW this week.

Have a great day!

My thrift store addiction said...

Lovely features, Stephanie! Thanks so much for hosting! Hugs, Cecilia

Sola Scriptura said...

Stephanie, Your family remains on my heart. I'm sending you much love across the miles, my friend.

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Stephanie, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Grandpa. I've been away and just didn't see the post of his passing. I prayed that he would have a full recovery but he was in God's hands and I believe in a better place now. He had a wonderful life with a very loving family. Please accept my condolences and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please take time for yourself.

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Thanks so much for hosting the party Stephanie. Please don't worry about visiting, and take all the time you need to get back to blogging. We'll still be here. Take good care of yourself.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, thank you for hosting again this week. My thoughts and prayers have been with you, your mom and family. I know it has been a difficult time so take your time visiting. Lovely features today!
Wishing you a wonderful new week and sending hugs your way.
Blessings xo

Kim said...

How lovely to read your heartfelt words and hear your lovely 'voice'! Please do take time to just be. Take care sweet Stephanie. xx

Stacy said...

I have stopped by three times today to leave a comment and each time I was sidetracked with something else going on! Thank you for featuring my post. It really did brighten my day. You have a strong family and all of you will pull through this. Your grandpa sounds like he was a very loved man.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a beautiful heart and spirit you have Stephanie! It is such a joy it is to come to your site, and know that even in the midst of your sorrow, your faith and peace from the Lord is continuing to strengthen and keep you. Thank you for featuring my post this week - I have certainly leaned on its wisdom myself the last week or so, and reminded myself that it is the joy in the journey that counts. You and your mother are beautiful women of faith, and I know the Lord will continue to provide comfort to you both and your families through this time of loss. Much love and hugs to you!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thank you for hosting, Stephanie. It is always such a pleasure to join you and see your lovely features. I have been gone for a little bit and did not know of your grandpa's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose any of our loved ones and I hope that you will take time to let the grief settle and get back in focus so you can remember all the good times you spent with him. Take care, Judy

Gail Dixon said...

I can't believe this is Linkup #21 already! Seems like you just started this party a few weeks ago. You have some truly amazing contributors on here.

God bless you and your family. Praying the Lord continues to care for you with his everlasting peace.

NanaDiana said...

Welcome back. It is hard to come back to the blogging world sometimes when your "physical world" has turned your life upside down. god bless you-and your Mom and family.
Thanks for doing this- I always find a wonderful blog or two to visit. xo Diana

handmade by amalia said...

Another wonderful selection!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Stephanie, I was so sorry to hear about your grandfather! It's hard to loose those we are so close to! Thanks for the party. I have got to check out those goat cheese tarts!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning lovely one!

Welcome back.

I know you must be "unpacking" many emotions and trying to find your rhythm again for blogging. Once your routine breaks for a while, it IS hard to come back. I am hoping to come back to blogging as well but I have to wait until school and my brief holiday is over. But it sure is great to see you and your lovely shares. Peace to you! Anita

Unknown said...

Dear Stephanie,
I´m so sorry to hear about your loss.Take your time and let the grief settle.Take good care of yourself.

Robyn said...

Big hugs to you, my sweet friend. I know you and your Mom will help each other through this.
Please don't worry about commenting this week, just let those go and we'll start fresh whenever you're ready. I put 4 on there today, lol. I've been busy :)
Lots of love to you, Stephanie. xoox

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I'm so sorry about your grandpa Stephanie! Take all the time you need.
Hugs sweet friend.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Ooh . . . I'm going to visit some of these lovely links.

Thinking of you and praying for your family.

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