Eight Simple Wood Slice Projects

Eight Simple Wood Slice Projects

 
wood slice project

You guys.

You guys.

You guuuuuuuyyyyyssssss.  I cannot wait to show you the magazine when it comes out.  Like SERIOUSLY.  The team that’s here is incredible and amazing and awesome and they wrote the book on how to make a pumpkin look like a supermodel.

There are apples and leaves and things that sparkle and ideas and DIY’s and creative projects and wood slices.  I am so full of joy and creative inspiration right now I think my heart could sing in three-part harmony.

I can’t spill the coffee beans yet on the projects to go into the magazine, so I thought I would tide us all over with some fun wood slice projects.

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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

DIY Wood Slice Wreath

DIY Wood Slice Wreath

 
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I have two amazing facts to share with you today.

Are you ready?

You might want to sit down for this.

Number 1 amazing fact:  You can make this wreath for under $10 in about an hour.

Number 2 amazing fact:  Poldark’s hair looked even more amazing last night than in the first season.

It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood.

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Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

fall-pumpkins

I think fall is making me keep the house cleaner.

I’ve spent the last two weeks picking up pumpkins and dusting and sweeping straw off the floor and rearranging the wool throws and fluffing the pumpkin pillow in the hallway.

Yesterday I lit all the candles and simply sat and smelled.  Five minutes later my husband walked through the living room and grinned at me.  I paused mid-smell and looked up at him around the pumpkins.

“Why are you grinning?” I asked him.

“I can’t help it,” he replied.  “There’s just something about fall.  I think the house knows it too.

It’s on its best behavior.”

Happy fall inspiration from our well-behaved farm house. 🙂Continue reading

DIY Fall Leaf Book Page Wreath

DIY Fall Leaf Book Page Wreath

 
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The other day our golden retriever chewed up an encyclopedia.

Volume C to be exact.

I walked into the dining room and followed the trail of paper shreds to find him with his head between his paws and bits of Andrew Carnegie on his nose.

It was priceless.

I wanted to get mad, but he was so cute I couldn’t.

So I made lemonade from a torn and tattered encyclopedia instead.

Meet my new fall book page wreath.Continue reading

Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 
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Random thoughts on a sunny Saturday morning.

1.  I just saw a commercial that said bobby pins were out of style.  Say it isn’t so.

2. Best laundry tip ever.  I added those scented beads to the last load of clothes.  The entire house smells like a meadow.

3.  I’m going to make healthy choices today.  I may or may not say that every morning, but I thought if I told you, I would stick to it.

4.  I had no idea how little I knew about anything until I had middle school girls.

I was super smart until about six months ago. 🙂Continue reading

Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 
winter wonderland field

Did anyone else get a Fitbit for Christmas?

I didn’t know that much about them until every seventh grader in a 125 mile radius decided they wanted one.

Apparently Fitbits are a thing.

The goal is to get 10,000 steps before the end of the day and now everyone around here is racing and jumping and running in place and walking the halls just to get to 10,000 steps first.

I had no idea a band could turn you into a marathoner.

Maybe I need to get one. 🙂Continue reading

Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 
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Five random thoughts on a chilly fall morning in Kentucky.

1.  I think a really good font makes the day look brighter.

2.  Tonight is day light savings time.  I never met an extra hour of sleep I didn’t like.

3.  What is up with the names on the coke bottles?  I’m always having a diet coke with someone named Amy.

4.  I have it on good authority that the high pony is the best option for scarf weather.

5.  The twins went to a hayride last night.

A hayride that had boys.

Not sure about how I feel about hayrides and boys.

Not sure how we got here especially since I just dropped them off for kindergarten.  🙂Continue reading