Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 
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(this picture is simply to inspire us for spring….ain’t nobody hanging out sheets around here today)

Hello beautiful wonderful incredibly special day.

I’ve been house cleaning.

Taking down all these Christmas decorations and reading this blog…..

…..and discovering six words you should say today.

Six wonderful amazing life changing words.

I’ve been saying them all week….

….and they are  totally working.Continue reading


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How to Get the Look:  Colorful Christmas Decorating

How to Get the Look: Colorful Christmas Decorating

Disclosure:  I was compensated by ebay.com and Style Coalition for this post.

But all Collections and general opinions are 100% mine.

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Have you finished your Christmas decorating yet?

Ummm….not me.

Nope.

Not even close.

In Kentucky….the snow storm has ended…

….but the Christmas decorating has just begun.Continue reading


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Holiday Recipe Linky Party (and a Giveaway)

Holiday Recipe Linky Party (and a Giveaway)

 
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I am so happy you’re here.

Truly.

I mean….the 12 Days of Christmas were fun and all….but today is December 13….

….and it’s time to party. :)

We have decked the door and made burlap ribbon and discussed the Hobby Lobby parking lot and took a farmhouse tour.

And now it’s time to share some of the best treats of the holiday season.

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12 Creative Christmas Tree Ideas (and a Giveaway)

12 Creative Christmas Tree Ideas (and a Giveaway)

 

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There’s nothing better than hot chocolate with mini marshmallows and joy to the world playing on the radio….

….and decorating a Christmas tree.

It’s the best.

That is why I have loved every minute of the Balsam Hill’s 12 Blogger’s of Christmas.

 12 bloggers + 12 trees = Total Christmas inspiration.

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We thought it would be fun to give you one more peak at each tree and then we want to give YOU a chance to decorate your own Balsam Hill Tree!

We are offering…..

$1800 worth of Balsam Hill Gift Cards!!!

The grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card
Second place a $300 gift card and
TEN third place winners will receive $100 gift cardsContinue reading


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Look At What I Have Been Collecting

Look At What I Have Been Collecting

 

disclosure: I was compensated by eBay and Style Coalition for this post. But all Collections and general opinions are 100% mine.

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I think that now that the Gatehouse is almost finished…..

….I’m going to sit on that gray couch with the white tufted buttons and pour myself a glass of sweet tea.

And soak up the atmosphere and the white furry rug and the pink sideboard and the white and chrome coffee table and the starburst mirror and the chevron rug…..

…..and wonder if I should paint a monogram on those cornice boards.

I’m going to be still….

….for about five minutes.

And then it’s time to start decorating for Christmas. :) Continue reading


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Holiday Idea Exchange

Holiday Idea Exchange

 

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My daughter asked me yesterday if we could start decorating for Christmas.

I sighed……and told her I was still on Thanksgiving.

How about you?

Are you planning and pinning and crafting and creating and dreaming of decorating for the holidays?

Oh, good…..

…..you’ve come to the right place.

Mark your calendars for November 10 at 8:00pm CST for the pinning party of the year.Continue reading


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Who Left the Lights On….The Second Chapter

Who Left the Lights On….The Second Chapter

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Just in case you were wondering…..

….it’s still working.

Remember the Lutron Occupancy Switch?

Remember the lights that turned themselves off automatically?

And the hard-working laundry room?

And the cutest product testers on the planet?

They are all still here.Continue reading


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A Little Bedroom Decorating Inspiration #ChoiceisYours

A Little Bedroom Decorating Inspiration #ChoiceisYours

 

Tulips Master Bedroom

As part of the #Choiceisyours contest….Tempur Pedic asked me to put together my own #Choiceisyours Pinterest board full of bedroom decorating ideas and inspiration that represented both my design style…..

…..and my husband’s.

I was excited.

And thrilled.

And overjoyed…..until.

Until…..I realized I had absolutely no idea what my husband’s design style was.

I’ve never asked him.

{gulp}

Ever….in the history of ever.

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So I embarked on a quest to find out…..

And here’s how the conversation went:Continue reading


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