Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

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Hello friend.

It’s Saturday….and it’s cold.

Brrrrrrr……

Need a little summer?

Check out this house tour from Cedar Hill Farmhouse.

It made me feel like sunshine and green grass was just a glass of sweet tea away.Continue reading


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So You Think You Might Like to Blog?

So You Think You Might Like to Blog?

 
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You know what’s funny?

I write a blog.  I take pictures for a blog.  I tell stories and create projects and decorate rooms for a blog……

….but I never really talk about blogging.

So when Ursula from Made by Carmona contacted me to see if I wanted to be part of a series with bloggers sharing their advice on what they have learned from blogging….

…..I wasn’t sure.

I wondered if any of you were interested in learning about blogging?

Or if you have ever thought about starting your own blog?

Or maybe you’ve started a blog and you are looking for a little inspiration?

If not….I’m distracting you with pictures from around the farmhouse.

If so….

.…this blogging story is for you.Continue reading


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Living Room Design Ideas (And a Chance to Win $10,000)

Living Room Design Ideas (And a Chance to Win $10,000)

 

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It all started with this sofa.

(Don’t you just love stories that start like that).

Me, too.

Well…actually….it started with this sofa and a blank room and a design challenge that looked a little something like this:Continue reading


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I Dance With Cinderella

I Dance With Cinderella

 
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The other day….I almost had a bad day.

Almost.

I was this close.

I had flat-ironed my hair in the wrong direction and someone knocked the giant chalkboard off the wall and it broke and then the sprayer nozzle on the sink fell apart and an entire colony of ladybugs scaled the dining room ceiling.

Everywhere I went….I opened my mouth…..

….and inserted my foot.

*sigh*

I wanted to crawl back into bed and pull the covers over my randomly flat-ironed hair…..

…..and start over.Continue reading


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Farmhouse House Tour

Farmhouse House Tour

 

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Happy almost September 1.

Happy almost fall.

Happy almost pumpkin patch and corn stalks and candy corn.

The leaves are falling and it’s 92 degrees….

….and I adore my brother.

He surprised me with a little video farmhouse home tour he created just for me.Continue reading


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Farmhouse Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Farmhouse Bathroom Decorating Ideas

 

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I forgot to tell you…..t’s beauty tip day on the blog.

Seriously.

Now….I do have to preface the whole beauty tip day with the disclaimer that…..red lipstick aside….I’m not really your beauty tip girl.

I’m your paint color girl.

Or your paint stick table top girl.

Or your bathroom decorating ideas girl.

Yep.

This whole beauty tip thing is a first.Continue reading


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Painted Gray Armoire

Painted Gray Armoire

 

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I have worked on this painted gray armoire  a 1000 times…..in my mind.

In my head…..I’ve painted it white and distressed it. Seriously. And then the next day my mind started painting it red with khaki stripes. And right after that…..my mind was back at work again…. painting it black with silver leaf doors. And then cream with an orange chevron pattern. And then my mind had this total internal struggle because I read somewhere that chevron is so not in any more and I wasn’t even sure if orange was on the approved chevron list.Continue reading


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Indoor Outdoor Stair Runner

Indoor Outdoor Stair Runner

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How to Make a DIY Stair Runner from indoor/outdoor carpet

Have you ever watched Antiques Road Show?

Isn’t it amazing what you see on a good night on the local PBS affiliate?

Mark Walberg holds up a few pieces of orange and yellow Tupperware and the crowd goes wild.

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