Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

Good morning rock star.

I hope the sun is shining where ever you are.

Spring has almost sprung and it’s another random Saturday.

Before we start.

Before I discuss all the randomness that was the week of 3-14-14.

Have you seen the new IKEA collection?

Seriously.

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Trash to Treasure:  Almost Spring Door Decorating

Trash to Treasure: Almost Spring Door Decorating

 

The other day I went looking for spring flowers to decorate the front door with.

It looked kind of empty….

….after I took the Christmas wreath off it. :)

I looked everywhere….from home improvement stores to local nursery’s.

Nothing.

Zilch.

Nada.

Nothing to decorate a spring front door with.

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One Day I’m Going to Live In a Mansion

One Day I’m Going to Live In a Mansion

 

Yesterday was crazy hair day at school.

Just in case you hadn’t marked your calendar yet…..crazy hair day falls somewhere between crazy-sock day and crazy-dress-up-like-your-favorite-book-character day.

And let me tell you…..

….it can get a little crazy.

I spent all morning trying to create a hairdo for one of the twins that was a cross between a waterfall and a faux hawk…..with a mouth full of bobby pins…..

….wishing I had gone to beauty school.

Twenty minutes….a can of hairspray….a double twist on the hair ribbon and two extra helpings of patience later….

…..I watched at that faux-hawk-waterfall twirl its way to the bus stop along with her sister.Continue reading

Get the Look:  Adding Color To the Kitchen

Get the Look: Adding Color To the Kitchen

 

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

It all started with the rug.

When I first saw it…..the kitchen finally made sense.

Before the rug….I had the white cabinets and the white shelving and the gray counter tops and the white walls and the gray and white flooring.

Can you tell?  I like neutral and simple and classic.

We are all friends.Continue reading

The Top Ten Greatest Hits of a Marquee Letter

The Top Ten Greatest Hits of a Marquee Letter

 

the story of the almost Mayflower table

Last year our high school got a new marquee sign for the entrance.

It’s beautiful.

It’s electronic and fancy and blinks all the time and has graphics and dancing birds and the time and the temperature….

…..and announces everything you wanted to know and more.

But that is not even the best part.

The best part of the story is that when the new electronic marquee sign showed up in town….the old marquee and all its letters immediately became persona non-grata.

And Greta the vinyl maker who also happens to be Greta the marquee letter and number seller….

….called me and asked me if I wanted to buy a few of them.

Why….yes Greta.

As a matter of fact….

….yes I would.  :)Continue reading

Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

I could stare at this room for hours.

Seriously.

Did you see the table?

And that hutch?

Really?

I was five seconds away from planting plastic flowers in my yard….until I saw this room and realized that….

….spring is on its way. :)

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Hanging Jewelry Organizer

Hanging Jewelry Organizer

Disclosure: I was compensated by Elmer’s Pro-Bond Advance Glue for this post.  But all opinions are 100% mine.

The other day someone described me….

….as a human exclamation point.

I laughed out loud when I heard it.

Because it’s true.

And yesterday….when I found out when the chalkboard made it to the next round in the contest….this exclamation point jumped around the room and waved its hands in the air and shouted….

….and stopped to catch its breath and then shouted and jumped and waved some more.

Thank you.

Seriously.

Thank you to each and every single one of you….

….on behalf of punctuation marks everywhere. :) Continue reading

Bless My Heart

Bless My Heart

 

At the risk of stating the obvious….it’s been snowing here….

….again.

Ice and snow and sleet and gray skies everywhere.

But last week….before the snow and ice descended upon the beautiful rural Kentucky countryside….

….we had a few days of warm weather.

Warm….as in a day with temperatures that started with the number 4.

Warm enough to pretend you could wear short sleeves.

Warm enough to cut lemons for sweet tea.

Warm enough for batting practice and catching fly balls and running the bases….

….because baseball season has begun.Continue reading