How To Make a Paper Feather Wreath

How To Make a Paper Feather Wreath

 

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Remember the time that I wanted to make a book page wreath….but I couldn’t bring myself to cut the pages of the book…..

…..so I made it from scrapbook paper instead.

Really.

I promise you….not a page of a book was harmed in the making of this wreath.

You see….I had the idea for the wreath and the book open to a page ready to cut the feathers out.  I was cutting them out from top to bottom on the page because I thought it might be fun to read the story as it went around the wreath….

…but something stopped me.

I looked at the book….and the open pages looked right back at me.

As if to say….

….girl.….have mercy….there aren’t too many of us left.Continue reading


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Thistlekeeping (and a Fun Announcement)

Thistlekeeping (and a Fun Announcement)

 
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I think this week was a little more random than normal.

Blame it on the sunshine and the Olympics.

Between all the fuss over the Olympic scoring with the ladies ice skating and how relieved I was that Bob Costas had finally recovered from his eye infection…..

….I got a little distracted.  :)Continue reading


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A Little Bit of Amazing

A Little Bit of Amazing

 

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Do you ever feel like we are all waiting for life to get amazing?

Waiting for summer vacation.

Waiting for a new promotion or a new car or a bigger house or a kitchen renovation or the snow to fall.

Waiting and waiting……and waiting.

Maybe we’re all waiting because we think….that when the waiting is over….whenever what we are waiting for finally happens….

….that’s when our amazing life will begin.

 

But what we miss….what we overlook….is that sometimes we are so focused on the waiting….

….that we miss the amazing that was there all along.Continue reading


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A Farmhouse Conversation

A Farmhouse Conversation

 

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There’s nothing like a fall morning in the country.

You can see the sun rising early in the morning across the back field with its amazing color pallet and smell fall in the wind.

And as the leaves fall and the sunlight slowly filters in through the windows I tiptoe into the kitchen….pour myself a cup of coffee…..

….and wake up the house.Continue reading


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Hollywood Called

Hollywood Called

 

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The first time I saw these chairs they were $612.32.

Seriously.

And that was a bargain….

…..marked down from the original price of $1224.64.

Please tell me what they were thinking.

Please.

I’ll tell you what I was thinking.

Hollywood called and they want their chairs back.Continue reading


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Five Fall Decorating Ideas For the Dining Room (and a Giveaway)

Five Fall Decorating Ideas For the Dining Room (and a Giveaway)

 

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Dear incredible, wonderful, almost-millionaire wheel of fortune contestant,

We interrupt this regularly scheduled post on fall decorating ideas for the dining room….

….to tell you that you are a rock star.

I cheered you on from my living room couch.

You were so close.

Seriously.Continue reading


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Trash to Treasure:  DIY Wood Block Letters

Trash to Treasure: DIY Wood Block Letters

 

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Hey…guess what?

Be “leaf” in yourself…so you won’t “fall” behind.

(did I just hear you groan)

I hope not…because who doesn’t love “acorny” joke.

Even though sometimes they can be kind of “squirrly.”

Okay…okay….I’m done….

….except for this one (hee hee)

Happy almost fall and have a “gourd”eous day. :) Continue reading


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Thistlewood Farms:  The House Tour and the Beginning

Thistlewood Farms: The House Tour and the Beginning

PicMonkey-Collage-House-TourI totally feel a little Robert Frost-like today.

“I shall be telling this with a sigh.

Somewhere ages and ages hence…

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I….I took the one less traveled by.

And that made all the difference.”

It’s true.

We are walking on the road less traveled.  You know…the one with horse barns and cows and acres and acres of green pastures and hay trucks and miles of fresh air.

That road.

And I love it…..but did you ever wonder how we got here? Continue reading


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