A few random thoughts on a sunny Saturday morning:

1. I have a new favorite soap scent (sorry Lemon Verbena).  It’s Honeysuckle from Mrs. Meyer’s.  I cannot even with it.

2. I’m an official glass half-full person.  Especially when it’s a soap dispenser filled with that soap.  I talk so much with my hands that I smell it all day long.

3. Have you heard about the new musical Come From Away?  It’s about ordinary stories of heroes from 9/11.  Has anyone seen it?

4. We have a treehouse in the back yard.  I’m thinking about taking a book with me and a glass of sweet tea and spending the afternoon there.  #justincaseyouwerewonderingwhatimdoingtoday

5.  Number 4 could be filed under #justincaseyouwerewonderingwhatimdoingtoday

And now?

The internet was amazing this week–wait until you see the links. 🙂

I am not a morning person.

Not even close.

But I loved this post on how to start the day off right so the rest of the day was more productive.

Have a ladder?

Need a plant stand for your backyard?

Oh good.  This is the project for you.

DIY ladder plant stand instructions found here.

And if you are a gardener or want to be a gardener or have a best friend’s sister’s cousin’s aunt’s daughter who wants to be a gardener.

This is the post for you.

Super helpful gardening tips found here.

I may or may not have mentioned it before, but I’m in a relationship with my house.

And every relationship needs a little positivity.

Here are some tips on how to boost your home’s self-esteem.

And in random news this week:

This great solution for old linens

The floor on this patio

This wood wall

This adorable DIY

This simple centerpiece

This staircase

This furniture makeover

When sometimes you can’t

And happy summer…let’s celebrate with this beautiful summer house tour.

This blue and white porch tour.

Check it out here.

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  1. Image for Ellen Ellen

    What could be better than Thistlekeeping on a sunny Saturday morning ( or afternoon )? I laughed about #4 - because when I was a child that was where I tried to hide to read a book and avoid chores! It wasn't successful, but I always tried. Thank-you for another spectacular Thistlekeeping to provide endless enjoyment.

  2. Image for Pamela Pamela

    Looked all your pins, they were great!! Most were great a few were I can leave it. Father's Day ideas were cute, loved the one were it spelled out Father vertical., I'm so into gray right , sounds wired I know ? Mostly the lighter shade. Have an awesome day!!!

  3. Image for Michelle Michelle

    I got stuck on the part where you're reading a book in a treehouse. Sounds like such an incredibly lovely way to spend an afternoon! If I ever have a she-cave, it will be in a treehouse and I think I would like it all blue and white like that beautiful sun porch of yours.

  4. Image for Carol Carol

    Oh hi.. You are hittin a home run now with me!! I am a pretty consistent "viewer .." but today I thought I should give you a .. " cup is Full" Comment ! Come on .. we all need it!! ... and I liked how you phrased your "having a house "relationship! You always make me smile ? Just thought I'd let you know.. Haha random thoughts on a Saturday night

  5. Image for Marjie Marjie

    I just saw Come From Away with my mom. I'm a Newfie, and loved the play so much I cried with joy. Really, its that good. See it if you can. It's up for multiple Tonys tonight.

  6. Image for Annie Annie

    KariAnne I love honeysuckle scent (we have some growing on our arbor) and I haven't tried this soap out yet! Now I will... Thank you so much for including me here, can't tell you how much it means! Hope your weekend was wonderful - xo!

  7. Image for Julie Briones Julie Briones

    I love it when you list things I've already seen. Makes me feel like we've been sitting together, looking at our fave blogs!

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