Random thoughts on a Saturday morning:

1. I saw this quote online and I laughed out loud. “Cupcakes are muffins that believed in miracles.”

Yes. Yes. Yesssssssssss.

The power of positive bakery.

2. School just let out. Summer vacation has begun. We started tonight with ice cream.

3. It was a good week on the blog. We discussed our backyard makeover and talked about the home of the brave and how to make your dining room chairs cuter and 9 budget decorating ideas that you could do this weekend.

4. We are making a summer bucket list and checking it twice. I asked the kids what they wanted to do this summer. Someone said they wanted to go to the Dallas Aquarium and someone said they wanted to go watch a baseball game and someone said they wanted to go on a Hawaiian cruise.


A Hawaiian cruise.

I told them we could get grass skirts and drink lemonade by the pool.

Close enough.

And now?

Let’s see what amazing stuff I found this week.

Look at these blooms.

They are all over London right now.

This post will make your wisteria heart so happy.

This is such a fun summer DIY.

This shell planter.

See the entire project here.

Love these simple tips for decorating on a budget.

Nothing has to be expensive to be cute.

See all the tips here.

We talked about peonies last week and how to say the word.

But however you say peony?

These are beautiful.

See how to create your own arrangement like this here.


And in random news this week:

This clever DIY

This tip for perfect throw pillows

This Kentucky house tour

How to get the scale right in design

This lake house tour

If you have ever thought about painting tile

How to organize paper

This free printable stationary

8 things that might be missing from your home decor

Vintage pieces to start collecting now

And this.

When the real peony season fades and the peonies are gone until next year….

…you can always make paper ones like these.

And if you were looking for a fun conference to attend this summer that is super affordable and SUPER fun…

….Becoming is the conference for you.

It’s held for two days and two nights July 26-28, 2018 in beautiful Lake Junaluska in North Carolina.

Becoming is such an amazing way to refresh your heart and refill your soul.

I’m speaking and I’d love to see you there.

There are a few seats left and one has your name on it.

You can sign up here.

Happy Random Saturday to You


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  1. Image for Lisa Lisa

    Happy early Saturday morning to you my friend. I hope you savor all the moments summer has to offer. Cheers ☕️☕️☕️

  2. Image for Lynn W Lynn W

    Love wisteria. So wishing I could grow it here 💜 Leaving for Hawaii today with our entire family!!! Starting the Summer off Aloha style 🌞🏝🏄‍♀️🐡🌋🌺 Happy Weekend Everyone!

  3. Image for Brenda Brenda

    Good morning! I think the Hawaiian cruise is a great idea! As a matter of fact, I'll even volunteer to carry your bags! ;) On another note .have you seen the pictures of floral arrangements in silver tea pots? They are so pretty...peonies, roses and snapdragons! What a plethora of blooms! The pictures are probably from years ago. I'm just fashionably late.

  4. Image for Jill Brewster Jill Brewster

    Oh my, could you just imagine living in a home covered with Wisteria like the one you shared. Wisteria and Peony, two of my garden favorites. I planted Peony last Spring and still waiting for them to bloom, and when we moved to Texas from Colorado I brought my porch swing with me. Waiting for my husband to build a small pergola in the backyard to hang the swing from and will plant Wisteria to climb the posts. You have made my heart happy with this post for sure.

  5. Image for laura laura

    I follow at least one new blogger from your saturday posts! I shared the wrought iron office you mentioned last week in my weekend edit. I am seriously thinking about painting ceiling and walls... xo laura

  6. Image for laura laura

    Birds can be highly intelligent creatures and social animals, which can make them an excellent pet for families. They will spend most of their time a cage, but it is helpful if you have a space in the home where they can spread their wings and explore. Keep in mind that they can be loud and their life expectancy can vary drastically depending on the type of bird – a parrot can live up to 25 years!

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