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Okay…total couch to 5K update.

I walked/ran 2 miles…..

….to Christmas songs.

Seriously.

I couldn’t help it.  The app started and they told me 3…..2……1.  And I was off and walking.

No turning back.

No changing the song.

Just me and the open road…..

….and “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas.” :)

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I’m training for a 5K.

Please pick your chin up off the floor.

It’s true.

And I’m just as surprised as  you are.

I’m using an app called “Couch to 5k.”  Have you ever heard of it?  It’s designed to get you off the couch (preferably one as beautiful as this couch from the Southern Living House Tour).   You walk 4 minutes and then you run a minute and then you walk two minutes….and on and on and on for about half an hour.

When I start I pretend like I’m in a movie.

At the beginning it’s “Chariots of Fire”….but by the end….

….it looks a little like “Are We There Yet”?  :)Continue reading


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Celebrate Creativity

 

Happy random Saturday greetings from the beach.

I’m so moving here….

….right after I win the lottery and write a book on the adventures of all the lost socks in the dryer.

Can we still be friends if I tell you…..

…..that the sun is shining and the ocean breezes are blowing and it’s 73 degrees. :)

Oh good……because friends give friends amazing (super simple) ideas for the Fourth of July.

Like this flag dessert from Celebrate Creativity.

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Okay…..in the super-exciting-like-you-can’t-even-believe-it news department….

…..remember back at Christmastime when my brother first started making these pallet wood letters to help save money for his adoption?

First he opened an ETSY shop and started selling them and then I put them on the blog and you bought tons of them and then this letter got pinned about a million times.

Oh….and then…..

ETSY email

….and then his shop was just featured in the ESTY national newsletter.

Yep.

The national newsletter.

Seriously.

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Pink_Flowers.jpg Just in case you were wondering…..

….this week was amazing.

I mean….there wasn’t one giant big amazing….just a lot of little amazings that all added up.

Do you ever have a week like that?

At the end of it….your heart is happy and your head is smiling and you can’t really place the one thing that made it so great….

….just a whole lot of random bits of wonderful. :)

This week…..

I found some amazing tips on how to grow these.

Decided this was the month I was going to make this from an old door.

Got a little yucked out by this (I mean….seriously).

Started planning for Fourth of July.

Never knew you could do this.

And decided I was going to make these for breakfast for Father’s Day.Continue reading


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Thistlekeeping (and a Fun Announcement)

Thistlekeeping (and a Fun Announcement)

 
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This was the week of the summer home tour.

(In case you missed it….here’s mine).

Dozens of bloggers getting their summer on and showcasing their gardens and homes and outdoor spaces.

Shaking off the cobwebs of winter and embracing green grass and blue skies and summer breezes and lazy afternoons with a good book under the shade of an old oak tree.

It was inspiring.

And amazing.

And joyful.

So grab a cup of coffee or sweet tea or diet coke and an English muffin with strawberry jam…..

….and let a little summer sunshine into your Saturday with some of my favorites from the tour.Continue reading


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Happy almost June.

Hellllo summer. :)

Can you even believe it?

I’ve been busy putting together a summer house tour for Monday as part of a tour of homes.

In the mean time….here’s one of my favorite home tours from The Chronicles of Home.Continue reading


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Remember the time that I started a blog that was all about burlap and I told you all about it and how great it was going to be and we all talked about it…and then…{gulp}…..then I posted about seven times…..

….and forgot all about it?

Yep.

Ummmm….that was nine months ago.

And all this time the burlap blog has been sitting and waiting for me to remember.

And the other day I did.

I went over there and remembered how cute it was and how many burlap projects there were in the universe…..

…..and now the blog is back in business.

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Featuring new burlap projects every day….like these no-sew curtains from Jessica at Four Generations One Roof.

You can check out the blog…..here.

If you want to submit a project….click here.Continue reading


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