Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

White Christmas

Random thoughts on a cold Monday morning:

1.  Santa Claus is coming to town.

2.  I adore you.

Truly.

If you read this blog you have officially made my year.

3.  As part of a fundraiser, I picked up trash after the basketball game last night.  It was disgusting.  If I never see another plate of nachos smeared into the gym floor it will be too soon.

4.  We are renewing our vows at the end of the month.  As exciting as that is….even better is the pair of shoes I found to walk down the aisle.

Carrie Bradshaw would be proud. :) Continue reading


Want Thistlewood delivered to your inbox?

It's easy! Just enter your e-mail address below.




Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 
blue and white Christmas Thistlewood

Last night we went to the varsity basketball game.

Date night.

I mean….after all….we’re from Kentucky.  Around here basketball is serious business.

I stood by the front door all bundled up against the fog and the cold and waited patiently for the troops to get ready.  M..y husband walked up and took my hand and smiled down at me underneath all the layers with those twinkling eyes.

I smiled back.

And as we stood there in the foyer smiling and twinkling…..

…. I heard a sigh behind me.

One of the twins stood there tapping her foot and rolling her eyes at us.

“Good thing we are going with you to the game,” she said with all the authority a twelve-year-old can muster.

“Because I really think you guys need a chaperone.” :) Continue reading


Want Thistlewood delivered to your inbox?

It's easy! Just enter your e-mail address below.




Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

ice-thistlewood

 

Random thoughts on a cold Saturday morning.

Just add coffee.

1.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a really good hand cream?  I’ve tried almost everything and my hands look like I was around when Columbus discovered America.

2.  The sweetest kitten showed up on our doorstep.

Once my children saw him, he became a member of the family.

His name is Nash (as in Steve…the basketball player).

3.  I love singing “Let it Go” at the top of my lungs in the car.

Preferably with the windows rolled up. :)

4.  Don’t you think the idea of an entire Christmas tree covered in nothing but snowflakes sounds so pretty?

5.  Is it wrong if I’m hooked on the Hallmark channel?

Even if I can figure out the plot in the first five minutes.

I can’t help it.

Nothing makes me smile more than a happily ever after.Continue reading


Want Thistlewood delivered to your inbox?

It's easy! Just enter your e-mail address below.




My Favorite Things For the House

My Favorite Things For the House

 

My Favorite Things

Cue Julie Andrews and raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.

When Melissa from 320 Sycamore invited me to join with a group of bloggers sharing their favorite things….

….I was so excited.

You see….you don’t know how many times I’ve wanted to write this post.  I’ll find something amazing or useful or one-of-a-kind that I can’t live without and I want to tell you all about it.

But then I plunge into the next project…..

….and I forget.

Seriously.

And today on this cold chilly Wednesday….I’ve finally put the list together.

So without further fanfare (or warm woolen mittens) here is a list of some of my favorite things for the house.Continue reading


Want Thistlewood delivered to your inbox?

It's easy! Just enter your e-mail address below.




Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 
fall-decorating-barn_thumb.jpg

This is a public service announcement for the double zipper.

Have you ever seen one?

Last week I went shopping for a jacket.

I found the perfect one.  Just a little puffy with a belt and a zipper and snaps in a beautiful shade of navy blue.  I stood in front of the mirroin the store looking at the amazing jacket and wondering where it had been all my life and picturing myself and the jacket at football games and drinking hot chocolate and watching the parade….

….and running gracefully through the WalMart parking lot.

Good times.

And just when I thought my jacket couldn’t get any better….the manager of the store pointed out that it had a double zipper.

What?

What is that and why in the world would you ever need a double zipper?  Then she showed me how with the double zipper you can zip the bottom half up and the top half down, kind of creating this amazing hold in the middle that made you look so skinny and totally unpuffy in a puffy jacket.

My fashion life will never been the same. :) Continue reading


Want Thistlewood delivered to your inbox?

It's easy! Just enter your e-mail address below.




Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 
Fall_Farm

Sometimes when I’m on the phone with my friend….I have so much to say….

….that I have to number them.

Just like today.  So here….in no particular order are some random thoughts on a Saturday morning:

1.  We don’t have a stop light in the entire county where I live….but we just got a Dunkin’ Donuts 45 minutes away.  Best. Coffee. Ever.

2.  Has anyone tried on over-the-knee boots lately?  Is it me…or do they look like something from an episode of Battlestar Gallactica?

3.  I’m going old school this Christmas.  Red and white and green.

4.  I just saw in People magazine that another Duggar daughter got married.  Prettiest. Wedding. Dress. Ever.  And no more side hugs. :)

5.  I’m spending the day painting a room, organizing a closet and watching football…..

…..how about you?Continue reading


Want Thistlewood delivered to your inbox?

It's easy! Just enter your e-mail address below.




Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

pumpkin decorating ideas

If you are reading this….I’ve just finished my coffee and I’m heading down to Nashville to go to the City Farmhouse show.

The leaves are falling and the weather is glorious and the sun is shining and I’m going to a lunch there and meeting friends….

….and…oh wait…shopping.

Seriously.

Does life get any better?

I know your weekend will be amazing too and here a little inspiration to start it off right.Continue reading


Want Thistlewood delivered to your inbox?

It's easy! Just enter your e-mail address below.




Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

fall-decorating-ideas-for-the-dining-room-place-setting_thumb

Totally random thoughts on an official fall morning:

1.  Did you watch the first episode of Survivor?

If you did….please tell me what you think about the whole family v. family thing.

It literally made me cry.

2.  Don’t you think that your mother always ends up being right?

Mine gets smarter with every year.

3.  Is there a cut-off age for headbands?

I really want one that looks like this.

4.  Hallmark is already rolling out the Christmas movies.

My couch and cup of hot chocolate just told me that this….

….is the best television programming decision ever. :) Continue reading


Want Thistlewood delivered to your inbox?

It's easy! Just enter your e-mail address below.