Random thoughts on a rainy, stormy April morning:

1. I hope April showers bring May flowers.

2. We are working on installing a fountain in the backyard. The backyard has four sidewalks that lead to a center circle. Right now it’s full of monkey grass. It used to have a bird bath that collected leaves and mold and dirt and debris and then it fell over and cracked.

Good fountain times.

So in an effort to restore dignity to the back yard, we are adding a fountain. Pictures will be arriving soon.

3. I was never that into sports until I married a twinkling-eyed sports fanatic. And now? I’m counting the minutes until the final four tonight. Are you watching? Which teams are you rooting for?

4. This was a good week on the blog.Ā  We talked about bullet journaling (my new favorite) and how to save money on a kitchen remodel and discovered that real life is lovely and listened to me laugh.

5. I’m speaking next week at the Pinner’s Conference in Atlanta and I’m wearing red lipstick and bell bottoms.

I missed them the first go-round, but I really, really like them now.

They help balance out my hips. šŸ™‚

And now?

Let’s see what the internet has been up to this week.

Sometimes you don’t need an entire remodel.

Think simple instead.

This is a great post on how a simple change can make a big difference.

This is such a simple DIY.

Simple but brilliant.

Make your own cutting board word art here.

Here’s a simple DIY.

You can distress anything with one simple tip.

See the tutorial here.

Looking for an easy spring arrangement?

This is one of the easiest.

See the entire DIY here.

 

And in random news this week:

Easter centerpieces you can make in minutes

This closet

Sometimes you just need a social media break

How to practice gratitude

This adorable whale FREE printable

7 ways to decorate around the television

Splurge v. save

This classic living room

This pretty Easter table

These sculptures

This beautiful flower arrangement (it’s the second photo down)

I actually love her entire style. It’s so fresh for spring.

And she has these amazing entertaining tips here.

One more for the road.

In exciting news…..

….my entire Painted Fox collection is an extra 15% off this weekend (plus FREE shipping).

Here are just a few of the things in my shop.

Enter Thistlewood15 at checkout to get the discount.

Click here to shop.

Happy random Saturday to you.

Comments

  1. Image for maureen maureen

    Michigan State of course! Have to support the local team! I loved your comment about the bell bottoms! I wore them with white gogo boots back in the day! Hip hugger bell bottoms! Those days are over!

    1. Image for Stephanie Brown Stephanie Brown

      Oh my still sad... house looks like holiday world. Taking down UK white Christmas tree.. oh my still wish we could have won.. instead of Big Blue get together finally putting up Easter! It helped some NC and Duke were losers too. I know that is not nice but the truth if you are BBN fan. Going with Auburn and Pearl! Stay true to true SEC always! Go Tigers!!! Can not wait to see fountain! Exciting!

  2. Image for Stephanie Brown Stephanie Brown

    Oh my still sad... house looks like holiday world. Taking down UK white Christmas tree.. oh my still wish we could have won.. instead of Big Blue get together finally putting up Easter! It helped some NC and Duke were losers too. I know that is not nice but the truth if you are BBN fan. Going with Auburn and Pearl! Stay true to true SEC always! Go Tigers!!!

  3. Image for Lucy Lucy

    I always can anticipate a little bit of joy when I click on your blog - being greeted by your cheery smile is just a prelude for the inspiring ideas you collect to share. Thank you (and have a great week).

  4. Image for TERESA GONZALES TERESA GONZALES

    I Love your weekly wrap-ups- so many ideas all summed up for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thanks for doing all the work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Image for Jolyn Jolyn

    Wreck 'em Tech!! My daughter and a carload of college kids left the morning after her brother's wedding in Denton, headed to Minneapolis! Arrived this morning at 4 a.m. Oh, to be young again... It'll be SO fun, right up to that drive back to the metroplex tomorrow, then to Lubbock early Wednesday morning.

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