Thistlekeeping

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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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Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

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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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Today the sun is shining.

It’s another day in the country.

I’m working outside and working on a wall in the gate house and doing laundry and trying to figure out what I’m going to fix for supper.

Maybe.

Or maybe I’ll  just watch the Real Housewives of Orange County marathon.

I’ll keep you posted. :)

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Join Me at the Becoming Conference

Join Me at the Becoming Conference

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When I was in first grade my father taught me all the states and all the state capitals.

Every.  Single.  One.

Complete with super memorable hints.

As in “What’s the capital of Idaho?”

It’s not girlsie…..but Boise. :)

I learned them all and would proudly stand on a box and announce every one of them to anyone who would listen….

….and even a few who didn’t. :)

It was my first public speaking experience….

….and I never looked back.Continue reading


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Yesterday…..all day….

…..my hair looked like an exhibit in a contemporary art museum.

You know.

A little awkward and uncertain of its place in the world.

Just like the paintings that you stand in front of and stare at for the longest time because they are a little odd and a little eccentric and you just can’t decide if you like the art or not.

Is it the greatest thing since sliced bread…..

…or should the artist just have called it a day and started from scratch.

Art and hair can be equally confusing.

So today I’m pulling my contemporary art back in a pony tail….

…..to remove all doubt. :)

Happy random Saturday to you and here’s a fun site where you can transform any quote into a work of art.Continue reading


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Here comes the sun.

It’s the weekend and the grass is green and the flowers are blooming and it’s flip flop weather.

Need some weekend inspiration reading?

Let’s start with the most brilliant idea for a cup of tea….EVER.

And this beautiful kitchen inspiration from French Country Cottage.Continue reading


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Five Amazing Makeovers

Five Amazing Makeovers

 

Makeover Madness Link Party winners

What is it about makeovers that is so wonderful?

Seriously.

Show me a picture of a dark, dingy, extra-pitiful “before”….preferably with stacks of laundry and a random hallway mirror….

….and tell me to “click here” to see the after.

And I’ll click.

Every.  Single.  Time.

I can’t help it.

With makeovers….hope always springs eternal.

The shiny, polished, beautiful after always gives me inspiration and hope….and the unerring belief that a little paint….a little tweaking….and a fresh perspective…..

….makes everything better.

And how lucky am I?

Because you are here….and because you are reading and because truly….no one else gets a blog that starts talking makeovers and ends up waxing philosophically….

….except you and me. :)

And at this moment….for some reason…..the entire “Free to Be…..You and Me” album is racing through my head.

I know.  Truly.  I know it’s random….but seriously….in the words of Marlo Thomas….

“Singin’….glad to have a friend like you

Fair and fun and skippin’ free

Glad to have a friend like you….

And glad to just be ….glad to just be….glad to just be…..me.”

Now….without further singing or philosophizing….

….here are our make-over winners from the makeover party:Continue reading


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Can I start off this random Saturday post with an apology?

An apology from the absolute bottom of my heart.

The e-mail subscription for this blog is going a little wonky. :)

Some people aren’t getting their e-mails and some people are getting too many…..

….and I’m truly sorry. 

I think it’s fixed.

Fingers crossed.

And now….grab a cup of coffee or tea or leftover Mountain Dew from the concession stand….

….and let’s be random together. :) Continue reading


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