Random thoughts on a sunny Saturday morning full of promise and opportunity:

1. It was my favorite kind of Valentine’s Day. My husband tucked little presents in my path all day and kissed me like we were on a movie set and I dined on sushi with a friend for lunch and got the sweetest Valentine card and the twins threw a Galentine’s party here last night with a movie double-double feature and glittery Valentine’s Day decorations everywhere.

2. We spent part of yesterday planning out the back part of the back yard. Right now it’s just an open field, but this is the year to add another fenced-in part of the yard and create a patio and add furniture and a fire-pit.

3. Have you ever tried Stitch Fix before? I’ve tried it several times before with mixed results—but to celebrate a new year I signed up again and this time I created a Pinterest board full of outfits that I liked and it worked SO MUCH BETTER. I’d love to hear your experiences if you have any other tips.

4. It was an amazing week on the blog. We created the cutest spring craft idea and talked about decorating with black and white and I took you on a tour of an amazing house with a story and the twins announced their new book.

5. And next week on the blog is going to be amazing:

  • Monday: 21 Simple Ideas to Decorate Your House for Spring
  • Wednesday: Simple Painting Tips for Your Next Project
  • Thursday: DIY Brass Shelf Rails
  • Friday: DIY Drop Cloth Carrots
  • Saturday: Thistlekeeping

6. We’re about to head to my mother-in-law’s house for lunch and I’m wearing one of my new Stitch Fix outfits.

It’s a good day to have a good day.

And now?

Let’s see some of the best ideas and inspiration that I found from around the web.

This DIY bunny bowl is the cutest project for spring.

It’s a knock-off of a much more expensive piece.

See the DIY here.

This beautiful back porch.

I love every detail and that fireplace is amazing.

See the entire porch here.

This amazing modern living room.

Wait until you see where it started.

See the before and after here.

Looking for simple decorating ideas?

Here are five ways to decorate with baskets.

You can see them here.


And in random news this week:

This coastal living room

How to paint brick

This creative DIY

I want to make this

This looks so yummy

Can you name that musical? (I got 100%)

These coffee stations

99 bedroom decorating ideas

I’m not sure what to think about this

And this.

I can’t wait to stop by here at the end of the month and take the twins for their very first visit.

And one more for the road

Have you taken the decorating style quiz yet?

You can take it here.

And in AMAZING news, the beautiful, four-color, hardback DIY Style Finder is on sale on Amazon right now for ONLY $7.95.

You can get your very own copy here.

Happy Random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Jeanine Jeanine

    Sounds and looks so sweet and fun! Yes, I have tried Stitch Fix with very little success even with a Pinterest board for every season. I know I can be a hard fit, but I also thought the quality for the price wasn't there. I thought I'd like the feeling of a personal shopper, but it confirmed how much I'd really rather shop for myself! I'm also trying to do a capsule wardrobe which is sort of hard with that approach. The things I did love about it was the anticipation of the box and it showing up at my door! So glad it is working out for you. Fun, cute new outfits bring a smile, dont they?

  2. Image for Anita Roth Anita Roth

    It sounds like you have the sweetest girls ❤️ I am blessed with 3 wonderful daughters too! I have tried Stitch. Fix with mixed results to. I don’t do it very often as I’m on a budget. I try get it seasonal. Something new for the seasons. I hope you have better luck this time. Have a good day! Blessings and Love Anita

  3. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    I enjoyed sitting and reading this. It has been a busy week for me and i'm tired so i sat down to enjoy all of this fun collection you had for me, thank you. You have a wonderful family, have a blessed weekend.

  4. Image for Lynn W Lynn W

    So much good stuff on this post!!! I want to try Stitch fix but kinda don’t know where to start exactly 😬 Sounds like a wonderful Valentine’s followed up by an awesome weekend!!! Cheers to that 🍾. We are leaving for Hawaii today....vacation, Great Aloha Run and my birthday celebration!!! Aloha 🌺🌈🌴🌋

  5. Image for k k

    !00% for me too on the musicals quiz! How fun! And according to the decorating quiz, I'm coastal, traditional, and eclectic. Apparently I'm a sucker for quizzes.

  6. Image for linda pinion linda pinion

    Okay......so we need an update on your new health plan! How is it working? Are you wearing cute outfits to show off your progress.? Give us the scoop girl! Not sure about those cauliflower brownies. Love cauliflower but ...... Have a great week and make some memories!

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