Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 
Pink_Flowers.jpgJust in case you were wondering…..

….this week was amazing.

I mean….there wasn’t one giant big amazing….just a lot of little amazings that all added up.

Do you ever have a week like that?

At the end of it….your heart is happy and your head is smiling and you can’t really place the one thing that made it so great….

….just a whole lot of random bits of wonderful. :)

This week…..

I found some amazing tips on how to grow these.

Decided this was the month I was going to make this from an old door.

Got a little yucked out by this (I mean….seriously).

Started planning for Fourth of July.

Never knew you could do this.

And decided I was going to make these for breakfast for Father’s Day.Continue reading


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Five Easy Summer Recipes

Five Easy Summer Recipes

 

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I spent the last week in Washington DC on the annual school field trip.

You know the one.

The trip where you wear a super stylish coordinating group t-shirt  and walk 1000.76 miles and get sunburned and see where our founding fathers lived and the original copy of the Declaration of Independence.

And the first ladies dresses.

And George Washington’s teeth.

All the super important things that helped to found our great nation.

The trip was everything the tour guide promised and so much more.

But at the end of a week full of karoke at 6:00am and bargaining for t-shirts in front of Ford Theater and standing in endless lines and having the wig maker at colonial Williamsburg tell me I need a new hairstyle and sleeping on a bus….

….I’ve come to one conclusion.

I am so up for mom of the year.

I’m just sayin’.

And I’ll accept my reward with one…

…. of these five easy summer recipes.

Feel free to stand up with me….

….and accept your award too. :) Continue reading


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Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 
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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.

Coolest ever……in the history of ever.Continue reading


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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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Holiday Recipe Linky Party

Holiday Recipe Linky Party


I am so thankful you are here.

Really.

I was a little worried that no one would show up.

I was worried that I would be sitting here with the Cheetos and the cheese ball and the fruit and cheese tray…..listening to the Chipmunk Christmas CD.

I mean….I don’t mind a little “Right Down Santa Claus Lane” with Alvin and Simon and Theodore…..

…..but it’s so much better with you here.  :)

 

One of my 2012 recipes that I would totally link at a holiday recipe link party.

For more of my recipes….check out my recipe tab.Continue reading


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Red Hot Popcorn

Red Hot Popcorn

Red Hot Popcorn

If Christmas shopping were like running a marathon….I would still be on mile 1.

Maybe even the first 1/4 mile.

Or really…..maybe I’d be over by the bananas and yogurt and water…..

….just waiting for the race to start.Continue reading


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Simple “Pumpkin Rolls”

Simple “Pumpkin Rolls”

 
Pumpkin Rolls in a Cornucopia

Did you know that Thanksgiving is tomorrow?

Can you even believe it?

Doesn’t it just seem like we were watching fireworks and swatting mosquitos and eating hot dogs and singing God Bless America yesterday…..on the Fourth of July?

 

But you see….I knew Thanksgiving was right around the corner.

It was hard to miss.

For the past week our local news station has shown “The Week In Weather” in the mornings with a dancing turkey graphic on Thanksgiving day.  The turkey dances all around and kind of squawks and wiggles and shimmies and shakes his tail feathers….all over November 22.

And the best part…..he’s wearing a pilgrim hat.Continue reading


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Apple Walnut Cranberry Bread

Apple Walnut Cranberry Bread

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So I finally made the cranberry bread.

I felt like I had to.

Every time I would walk into the kitchen, there it was….the recipe wall.  Staring right at me in all it’s apple-cranberry bread recipe glory.Continue reading


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