Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

flower decorating for spring

Happy Easter rock star.

I hope your day is full of sunshine and flowers.

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder.

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean.

And still give faith a fighting chance.

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I truly, truly, truly hope you dance.Continue reading


Thistlekeeping and a New App

Thistlekeeping and a New App

 

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Happy beautiful Saturday morning.

I hope the sun is shining where you are.

I’m on my second cup of coffee and it’s not even 8:00am yet.  There’s a big day ahead full of baseball games and room makeovers and making a pallet wood project and sanding wood floors and trying out this hair tutorial and a new tube of red lipstick for concession stand duty.

Whew.

Good times.Continue reading


Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

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I wanted to correct an oversight pointed out to me by the official Pi historian who lives at the farmhouse.

Total my bad.

Last Saturday was Pi Day….

….and I missed it.

Normally I salute a Pi Day with a wave and a nod and a simple shrug of my shoulders.

But this one?  It only happens once a century.

The perfect Pi day.

 3/14/15.

And at 9:26 and 53 seconds Pi perfection is achieved.

Cue the standing ovation and a ticker tape parade. :)Continue reading


Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

blue and white fabric

I went to see the most amazing movie.

I saw the previews and I thought it was going to be good and then I saw it and it was amazing.

McFarland, USA.

Have you seen it?

It’s the story of a coach who has feet of clay and a newly created track team from McFarland, California….

…..and the wonder and joy that believing in a dream can bring.

I laughed and cried and at the end I stood up and raised my hands over my head and cheered.

Happily-ever-afters are my favorite. :)Continue reading


Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

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This is the year of the song of the month.

I’m trying to expand my horizons from Randy Travis and every month I’m choosing a new song.

Kind of like a song of the month club where I’m the only member.

January was “Roar” by Katie Perry.

February was “Got Me on My Tiptoes” by Jayme Dee.

And now I’m looking for March.

It can be old or new or fast or slow.  The only requirement is that I can sing along with it in the car at the top of my lungs.

Any suggestions?Continue reading


Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

Valentine Artwork

I hope your day today is full of smiles and hearts and love….

…..and cards like this one.

This morning my husband handed me a People magazine to start my day.

He knows me so well.

Seriously.

Who needs red roses or a box of chocolates when you have a cup of coffee….

….and all the latest Kardashian news. :)Continue reading


Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 
winter-trees

Happy random Saturday to you.

And now for today’s Fashion Public Service Announcement:  Have you seen the new sweaters that everyone is wearing that have the lace at the bottom?

You know.

The amazing ones.

Did you know you can buy a shirt with lace at the bottom and layer it?  I saw them yesterday when we were shopping and had a fashion light bulb moment.

Seriously.

And if you are a fashionista just humor me….

….and act like this is news to you, too. :)Continue reading


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