I’m a Hallmark movie kind of girl.

Happy endings with rainbows and balloons and doves floating by in the sky.

But yesterday I went to see King Kong.


There were giant lizards with scary mouths and pointed teeth and a foggy bone grave yard and spiders that ate people and an octopus that wrapped its tentacles around anything that moved in the water.

And I smiled.

And acted like it was the greatest movie I’d ever seen.

Because I’m married to the cutest pair of twinkling brown eyes who built a table and made over-sized signs and created an over-sized checker board and cleaned the back deck and replaced all the batteries in the smoke detectors when the house sprang forward….

….and he thinks that giant gorillas are the best thing since sliced bread.

The things we do for love. 🙂

Love anything Magnolia.

Especially this display.

And this trip to the silos.

Happy spring.

Love the tour of this house.

Rooms found here.

Looking for a fun Easter idea?

This one is at the corner of simple + cute.

DIY found here.

I was thinking about writing a post on decluttering.

But I never thought about books.

This is a great delcuttering read.

And in random news this week:

This cottage tour

This cake

These farmhouse style books

This take on design nevers

This home

These cute napkin ring printables

This painting technique

These styling tips

These spring colors

And my heart truly loves…

these kitchen walls.

And one more for the road.

This yorkie love story.

Happy Random Saturday to you. 🙂

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  1. Image for janet a phillips janet a phillips

    I would love it if you would do some she shed decor -i know you can create something cute,industrial but shabby too

  2. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Love your Saturday wrap ups. The Yorkie love story makes me tear up every time! We have 6 rescue doggies all with stories. Have a good weekend!

  3. Image for Sherry Sherry

    Oh, wow, my hubby just commented yesterday on my book stash! I only buy books I think I will love; Therefore, I don't want to release them into that big world! They could end up in a waste basket, a dusty corner or a hungry dog's mouth!! No....I can't do that to Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Maeve Binchy, Daisy Goodwin, or Julian Fellowes!! Instead, I will declutter the stacks Of hundreds of gorgeous magazines stacked in hiding places! Decisions.....?

  4. Image for Julie Julie

    My hubby works part time at Universal Studios-Orlando at the Reign of Kong attraction!!!! He absolutely loves working and is a total people-person so this retirement "job" is perfect for him. We were at the park yesterday and enjoyed another ride on Reign of Kong. It's awesome. ;) ;) ;)

  5. Image for Ellen Ellen

    Just getting to Thistlekeeping this morning and it is a treasure chest! I missed Thistlekeeping last weekend, so disappointed. I don't know if it didn't post or what?! Anyway, on to the many delights and wonders of this weeks post. Thank-you for the always splendid Thistlekeeping. P.S. You are a brave and devoted spouse to go and see King Kong!

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