The Song That Never Made It On Star Search

The Song That Never Made It On Star Search

 
Christmas in the dining room

Last night was our Christmas choir performance.

I cried.

I couldn’t help it.

Mostly because hearing sheep and lambs and shepherds sing while simultaneously tugging at their headpieces and trying to look brave under the spotlights gets me every time.

And mostly because of two golden haired angels in long white robes and gold tinsel halos standing in the back of the room smiling at me and singing glory to God in the highest and peace to all men on earth.

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The Meow Heard Around the World

The Meow Heard Around the World

 
love you to the moon and back

When I was younger and thought about my older self, I always wondered what I’d be like and where I’d work and who my friends would be and if I would live in a mansion with gold faucets and a laundry chute from the second floor and wear leg warmers after I turned 30.

And then I would close my eyes and imagine my future family.

I hoped they’d be silly.

And crazy.

And funny.

I imagined a big, ramshackle, creative, zany family with lots and lots of kids and pets and laughter and an understanding husband….

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Words That Make You Go Hmmm

Words That Make You Go Hmmm

 
Words that make you go hmmmm

Every day we are adding words into the English language.

Trying to keep up with what people are saying and how they are saying it and what it all even means can be a little overwhelming.

Just ask Webster.

Here’s a few examples to try to work into your vocabulary if you want to sit at the cool table at lunch.

“On fleek” meaning on point, perfect.

As in “Girl….your eyebrows are amazing….they are so on fleek.”

“Obvi” meaning short for obvious.

As in “Your hair looks incredible.”

Obvi.

“Humblebrag” meaning trying to sound like you aren’t really all about yourself when the entire point of your statement is to point out how awesome you are in conversation.

As in “I think I need to get a hobby.  I just have too much time on my hands and I’m so organized and it’s totally embarrassing that my house is so perfect and picked up all the time.”

(Sounds like humblebrag to me). :)Continue reading


Extra Giggles Included

Extra Giggles Included

 
planter window

I love writing this blog.

I love putting words on a page and connecting and sharing my heart and reading your comments and sometimes laughing and sometimes crying and sometimes sighing.

Why do I feel like I just wrote a vintage country song?

Hello Kenny Rodgers.

But sometimes I wish I could leap through the blog and clink my coffee glass with you or create a project together and you could hear me giggle or see me roll my eyes at myself (which may or may not happen all the time).

And now I think I might have kind of found a way.Continue reading


Auditioning For Yards Gone Wild in Kentucky

Auditioning For Yards Gone Wild in Kentucky

 
Family_Room

This Monday on the Today show they published a segment on the happiest people in America.

I’m not really sure how they determined they were the happiest people or where they found them or what even made them happy.

I missed that part because I was brushing my teeth.

But at the end of the segment, I heard something that gave me pause.  Maria Shriver was talking to Hoda and Matt and she told them that all the happiest people in America had one thing in common.

I put down my toothbrush to listen.

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A Few Cards Shy of a Full Deck

A Few Cards Shy of a Full Deck

 
happy mother's day

This is what Pinterest inspired the twins to make for my Mother’s Day present.

Bless you Pinterest.

I love it.

I think the original project might have been titled “52 reasons why we love you.”

52 cards.

52 reasons.

But here at Thistlewood we always seem to be a few cards shy of a full deck. :)Continue reading


Just In Case You Needed a Smile

Just In Case You Needed a Smile

 
master bedroom armoire

Before I wrote a blog….I was a blog reader.

It was a little intimidating.

Everywhere I looked, every blog I read….featured perfection.  There were perfect rooms with perfect furniture with perfectly styled spaces festooned with throws and pillows and rugs and curtains and even a pair of shoes placed in perfect casualness next to an umbrella that looked like it had never seen a drop of rain.

I was inspired.

And amazed.

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Is Fastly a Verb?

Is Fastly a Verb?

 

Pink Vinyl Monogram

Have you ever heard of throw-back Thursday?

You know…where everyone posts their amazingness from years ago and we all laugh and remember the good old days.

I know today is Monday.

I get it.

But I just couldn’t resist.

One of the best things about writing a blog is that you chronicle all the days and stories that went before.  Here’s one I had forgotten about that made my heart skip a beat and laugh out loud all at the same time.

Especially because the tiny teachers just asked me for mascara. :)Continue reading