Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 
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Here are a few random thoughts on a Saturday morning.

1. The sunrise this morning painted the trees orange.

2. I have decided that leggings are never going to be pants.  No matter how hard they try.  Even if they are velvet.  Even if they are faux denim with pockets.  Even if they try to rename themselves jeggings.  It’s simply not going to happen.

3. There’s a new Netflix series out called The Crown I’m going to start watching.  It had me at Queen Elizabeth.

4. I shopped at Target for Christmas and almost fainted in the aisle.  It was so amazing I can’t even.  I don’t want to spoil December on the blog for you, but it’s full of marble Christmas trees.

5.  Can we start a campaign to bring mittens back?

6.  Did anyone see the blonde-haired Cubs player’s wife sing God Bless America?  She was AMAZING.

6.  And finally, I have never, ever, ever been so happy….

….to see the back side of a week. 🙂Continue reading

The Best Mistakes I Ever Made

The Best Mistakes I Ever Made

 
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I finally figured out why I write this blog.

I’m sorry I’m just now reporting in on this, but it’s taken a while to understand.

I thought it was for the stories about looking for the amazing or the most impressive basket I have ever seen.

I thought is was to show you my fall tours like this one or this one or show you my dining room table or talk about wood twig pumpkins.

Nope.

Not even close.

I write this blog so I can create projects and DIY’s and craft ideas….

….and make all the mistakes first.

So you don’t have to. 🙂Continue reading

Hydrangea, Pears and Blue Jeans

Hydrangea, Pears and Blue Jeans

 
Fall centerpiece

Yesterday was learning day.

I learned that you can hollow out pumpkins and use them as vases and fill them with hydrangea.

I learned that a magnolia flower makes fall even brighter.

I learned that you can create this entire centerpiece for under $10.

And I learned that perspective?

It’s a really good thing.Continue reading

DIY Magnolia Leaf Garland

DIY Magnolia Leaf Garland

 
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Our family spent yesterday playing “Would You Rather?”

Have you heard of it?

It’s a game (ours was an app on the phone) that asks you to decide between two things.

Like…..would you rather life a life without elbows or a life without knees?

Or would you rather have the flu for two days or a cold for two weeks?

Or would you rather be able to read a book or read a mind?

Or would you rather give up coffee or your phone?

Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂Continue reading

What Does Your Front Door Say About You?

What Does Your Front Door Say About You?

 

What does your front door say about you?

Are you classic?

Or elegant?

Or festive?

Mine isn’t fancy.Continue reading

Magnolia Leaf Wreath-12 Days of Christmas Day 3

Magnolia Leaf Wreath-12 Days of Christmas Day 3

12 Days of Christmas Magnolia Leaf Wreath


Have you ever seen Duck Dynasty?

It’s about a family that looks just like ZZ top….who own a duck calling empire.

The show’s  a cross between The Waltons meets The Swamp People meets Father Knows Best.

All set in the bayous of Louisiana.Continue reading