Jun 29, 2016

{Flipflops, Friends and Fellowship}

What a fun time...Flip flops, Friends and Fellowship! Several of us ladies got together from our ladies ministry team and had a great time. 



Our hostess was the best! She welcomed us into her beautiful home and made everyone feel "right at home"...flip flops and all!

Don't you just love her festive summer wreath?


This was the first time I've ever walked into someones home with a coconut tree! WE ALL LOVED IT!  I felt like I was in Hawaii. 


Such a cute table setting. Everything was a beach theme and went so well with the theme of our social.



Nuts and mints filled these flip flops!


Rainbow punch, lemonade and water. 


I made us a flip flop cake. I took the leftover cake (that did not have icing on it) and froze it. I see a truffle coming in the near future.


And some sand pudding.
Which my family loved too!



Edible sunglasses. Ooh...the salted caramel was my favorite. 





Look at these cute flip flops! Love the rag tie look.


My friend won the cutest pair of flip flops so she received a beach bucket full of foot goodies.




We had this little cutie with us  too! She may be our next member of the Ladies Ministry Team at church.


Our hostess with the Mostess! We gave her a basket full of beach goodies for having us in her home. 



We all brought a beach towel to exchange with our prayer request tucked inside the gift bags. 



We each wrote our prayer request on the back of these cute book markers.


Sharing just a couple of pictures of some cute towels.







Nothing like have a little fellowship time with sisters in Christ.



  1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing

Fellowship is a great privilege. It is how God meets our needs--it is His "supply line". Are we taking advantage of this sweet gift that God has given to us?

Hope you all have a wonderful and safe July 4th. 

Joining Jemma for Thoughts of Home....
http://www.athomewithjemma.com/2016/06/thoughts-of-home-on-thursday-21_30.html 



 

58 comments:

  1. Awesome, I am going to have to steal that wreath (smiles). Have a joyful rest of the week, friend.

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    1. Isn't that the cutest wreath ever Linda!

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  2. I bet you ladies had fun. Such a cute theme for summer. Wish I had a piece of the flip flop cake!
    Connie Royals

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    1. We did have fun Connie. The fellowship is so sweet and a great way of getting to know one another a little better as well.

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  3. Oh, mercy, that flip-flop cake is just awesome....I'd like some of that sand pudding, please! ;-) Looks like y'all had a great time...what a neat theme. We've got flip-flops all over the place at church this week for our VBS decorations. HOPE the rest of your week is really good, my Friend.

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    1. Our VBS will be Submerge this year. I love the flip flop theme too. We had a great time. Have fun with the kiddos at VBS!

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  4. What a fun day! You ladies are so creative and sweet too! That flip flop cake is amazing! I love sand pudding too....I need some now!

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    1. Thanks Heather. Yep, my bunch loved the sand pudding.

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  5. Oh what a fun party! The house is so nicely decorated and the table too. Great summer fun!...Christine

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  6. Cindy, what a sweet themed get-together with sister in Christ! Love all the fun details! I am beginning a new ladies' ministry at my church in August! I may borrow some of these cute ideas! Blessings, Pam @ Everyday Living

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    1. Thanks Pam. Praying for a God-led, driven-wonderful time in Ladies Ministry for you.

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  7. What a fun and delightful post, Cindy! Looks like a great time and your hostess looks like such a lovely person! Such a beautiful and colourful event!

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    1. Thanks Linda, It was fun and yes, our hostess is indeed a lovely lady.

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  8. Hi Cindy! What a wonderful fellowship and I love the theme with all of the flip flops! ;) Did your friend make that awesome pineapple tree? :) Thanks always for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I loved your doll house! Actually she bought the tree. She is so crafty though that she could have made it! And so could you?

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  9. What an adorable idea! I love the theme. I may suggest this to our women's ministry leader. That isn't stealing, is it?

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    1. LOL! Nope it's not stealing! Thanks Melanie.

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  10. Your heart is amazing and you bless so many women with your heart of gold, enthusiasm and unwavering love of our Heavenly Father.
    This fellowship with friends is a beautiful gathering of Christian women. I just have to say, I would love one of those cute flip flop cakes!
    xo
    Jemma

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  11. Hi Cindy, oh what fun. I love this theme with flip flops for the get together. All the goodies and gifts are perfect. Love your pics. Sisters in Christ and having a special time.
    Blessings to you. xo

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    1. This theme is so easy to work with too. Who doesn't like flip flops? LOL!

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  12. Cindy, that party looked like so much fun. I love the theme! Wishing you a very blessed 4th of July with your family.

    xo Dianne

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  13. Cindy, this is such a fabulous idea for a party! I love time with girlfriends and it looks like y'all really love each other. That's very special.

    Pinning and pinning. Happy Thoughts of Home. :)

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    1. Thanks Stacey. We had a great time. Nothing like a sweet time of fellowship.

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  14. Cindy, I love this post! So much here to enjoy, the beach theme is so cute and the fellowship is always wonderful. Those cute flip flop baskets and cakes and goodies are adorable. I love that coconut tree!
    Wishing you a happy 4th of July……..

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  15. Wow Cindy, this is. So lovely. Each and every detail is over the top. Such a great way to celebrate your fellowship. Loving the coconut tree and your sweet flip flop cake. The sunglasses are adorable, along with the decor. How special to share with your fellowship sisters. I am so happy you came over for a visit. I would love if you shared this at our link party, Dishing It Digging It on Sunday at 4:00 EST. Hugs and blessings to you. Happy Thursday.

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    1. Thanks Linda so much for stopping by. I appreciate your visit today. We did have a sweet time of fellowship.

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  16. Cindy,
    Oh, dear one. . .what a blessing ready your post was to my soul this morning! Thank you for sharing the "Flip Flop Fellowship Sweet" post.
    Your sweet visit and comment made my day "extra" special!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  17. Hi CIndy! WOW! How exciting to discover a beautiful new blog and lovely blogger! This was all SO adorable and fun! I adore your theme! I am a flip flop gal so this was everything I love! Great post!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. The theme was a good one to have for summer for sure.

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  18. What a fun idea for a party! Love that flip flop cake...and the sunglasses.

    I love flip flops, sand, the beach. We used to live in Florida (Volusia County), but we moved to Idaho 16 years ago. My last trip to the beach was in 2013, when I was in Florida visiting my in-laws.

    If you like flip flops, you should look into "switch flops." They are the most ingenious thing ever. Flip flop-style shoes (in a variety of styles and heights), with straps that affix by velcro. That way, you can change the straps and change your whole look. I have about 35 pair of shoes, just by switching the straps.

    Anyhow, blessings,
    Patti @ Embracing Home

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    1. WOW Patti! I will have to check into those flip flops. Thanks for stopping by. We did have a great time with our flipflop party!

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  19. What a wonderful group of friends in Christ that you have, Cindy. The theme was such a fun one and the prayer request with the beach towel exchange is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing your special time with us.
    Happy 4th to you!

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    1. Thanks Kitty. We had a great time and yes I loved the beach towel exchange with the prayer request. What a privilege it is to be able to pray for another. Happy 4th.

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  20. Oh Cindy, what a darling little party. And I am sure the fellowship was extra wonderful and special.

    Have a blessed weekend, dear one. Hugs!

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  21. What a great idea! So cute and so much fun! Loved the cake. Have a great holiday weekend! Blessings

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    1. Thanks Miss Mary. Hope you have a wonderful 4th!

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  22. Even though I wasn't there, I felt ENCOURAGED.
    What a wonderful and thoughtful party.
    I really want some of the Flip Flop cake!

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  23. Nothing like a group of ladies for a time of fun and fellowship. Love the towel idea and so much creativity in one spot. These neat gals remind me of you! Thrills me to look at it all. Have a safe and happy fourth, Cindy, to you and your family. Big hugs.

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    1. Thanks my friend. Nothing like sweet fellowship with like minded sisters. Happy 4th to you too!

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  24. Cindy, such a fun fellowship time. How long was this planned? Everything was so cute it had to take time to get this together! My head is swimming at all the talent and sweet friendships and sisterhood displayed.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. It was a sweet time and fun too! We like to do this at least a few times a year as I believe fellowship with one another keeps us going....Happy 4th.

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  25. Oh my word, what an awesome party and what a bunch of fun, and happy ladies, along with you. That flip flap cake is amazing and looks yummy. This post is make me smile dear Cindy.
    Nothing better to make our hearts sing as a fellowship gathering with great friends.
    Happy 4th. of July weekend too.
    FABBY

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    1. Thanks Fabby. We had a good time. Happy 4th to you.

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  26. Cindy,
    WOW!! What an amazing time must have been had by all! Looks like so much fun!! I am sure everyone there had the time of their lives!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my new blog!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks Debbie. Glad you got your new blog up and going. Nothing worse than being hacked!

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  27. What an amazing event. I adore all the decorative touches. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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  28. Wow, you wonderful ladies over the pond really know how to put on awesome themed parties!

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    1. Thanks Josie. I love a themed party for sure! I just flat out like a party! LOL!

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  29. What a wonderful gathering Cindy and you also deliver a powerful message. Fellowship is the way of God but many of us seem to have lost our way. Bless you.

    My daughter loves your cakes; she is an aspiring pastry chef and wanted me to ask you if that is also your profession. Cindy I host a new link party every Friday called Sweet Inspirations. It opens at 10 am est and runs till Tuesday. I would be honored to have you join us.

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    1. Awe sweet Mary! No mam I am not a pro at anything! LOL! I am what they call a jack of all trades and a master of none. But I sure love the compliment from your daughter.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy