Easy DIY Wood Picture Frame Project

Easy DIY Wood Picture Frame Project

 
DIY Wood Picture Frames

When they were handing out genes, I didn’t get the refrigerator picture one.

My deoxyribonucleic acid wasn’t programmed for that.

I think someone forgot to tell my chromosomes that pictures on a refrigerator are a thing.

Yep.

The refrigerator picture gene skipped right over me and passed on to the next generation.  I think this explains the current random picture assortment on the fridge in our kitchen.

It just appeared one day with a lunch schedule.Continue reading

Words That Make You Go Hmmm

Words That Make You Go Hmmm

 
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Every day we are adding words into the English language.

Trying to keep up with what people are saying and how they are saying it and what it all even means can be a little overwhelming.

Just ask Webster.

Here’s a few examples to try to work into your vocabulary if you want to sit at the cool table at lunch.

“On fleek” meaning on point, perfect.

As in “Girl….your eyebrows are amazing….they are so on fleek.”

“Obvi” meaning short for obvious.

As in “Your hair looks incredible.”

Obvi.

“Humblebrag” meaning trying to sound like you aren’t really all about yourself when the entire point of your statement is to point out how awesome you are in conversation.

As in “I think I need to get a hobby.  I just have too much time on my hands and I’m so organized and it’s totally embarrassing that my house is so perfect and picked up all the time.”

(Sounds like humblebrag to me). 🙂Continue reading

DIY Reclaimed Wood Stool

DIY Reclaimed Wood Stool

 

DIY Project Reclaimed Wood Stool

This week I was challenged by Furniture Medic to create a simple DIY project.

One a person could make in an afternoon.

One anyone could create.

One that was simple and easy and creative.

So I thought and planned and sighed and looked at the saw and the hammer and nails and measuring tape….

….and asked my brother for help.Continue reading

Six Simple (and Some Not So Simple) Pallet Projects

Six Simple (and Some Not So Simple) Pallet Projects

 
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To quote Barbara Mandrell, one of the greatest philosophers from 1970….

….I was pallet wood before pallet wood was cool.

Seriously.

I don’t think I’ve ever met a piece of pallet wood I didn’t like.

And just when I thought I had seen everything you could create from pallet wood, my brother came along and inspired me even more.

Here are some of my favorite pallet projects ever created….

…and a pallet joke for the road just to make you smile.

Did you hear about the scientist who used pallet wood to build a rocket?

He had a few loose screws. 🙂Continue reading

Thistlekeeping and a New App

Thistlekeeping and a New App

 

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Happy beautiful Saturday morning.

I hope the sun is shining where you are.

I’m on my second cup of coffee and it’s not even 8:00am yet.  There’s a big day ahead full of baseball games and room makeovers and making a pallet wood project and sanding wood floors and trying out this hair tutorial and a new tube of red lipstick for concession stand duty.

Whew.

Good times.Continue reading

Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

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This is the year of the song of the month.

I’m trying to expand my horizons from Randy Travis and every month I’m choosing a new song.

Kind of like a song of the month club where I’m the only member.

January was “Roar” by Katie Perry.

February was “Got Me on My Tiptoes” by Jayme Dee.

And now I’m looking for March.

It can be old or new or fast or slow.  The only requirement is that I can sing along with it in the car at the top of my lungs.

Any suggestions?Continue reading

How to Build a Pallet Wood Letter

How to Build a Pallet Wood Letter

 

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Remember the original Real Housewives of Orange County?

The one that started it all.

Remember Laurie and Jo and Jeana and Kimberly and of course….Vicki.

The show was fascinating and glamorous and they wore evening gowns to go shopping and diamond tiaras for lunch and ate at restaurants that looked like art galleries…..

…..and had shoe closets bigger than my living room.

Television at it’s finest.

And even though I wore sweatpants to go shopping and a black rubber band for lunch and adore Cracker Barrel and put my shoes in a big jumbled pile in the middle of my closet….

….I never missed an episode.Continue reading

Trash to Treasure:  How to Make a Pallet Wood Clock

Trash to Treasure: How to Make a Pallet Wood Clock

 

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If you’re reading this and I happened to be on the phone with you yesterday and were laughing and talking and I was telling you all about how I was going to make these beeswax candles and I went on and on about it and told you I was going to post it on the blog…..

….can we just act like that conversation never happened?

Umm….to say that it didn’t work out….

….would be an understatement.

*sigh*

I’m still scraping beeswax off the back splash.

But that is a story for another day when I’m not trying to tell you all about how to make a pallet wood clock.Continue reading