Random thoughts on a sunny Saturday morning:

1. My coaching group closes today! And in amazing news? IT’S ONLY $10 NOW!!!!!! If you have a blog or thought of starting a blog or have a business that you want to take to the next level? I would so love for you to join us.


You can read all about it here.

2. Another episode of “What I Bought Wednesday” on my YouTube channel is live. I’m sharing tons of the best organizing ideas.

You can see the entire episode here.

3. Did you see Season 2 of Ted Lasso is streaming now? We are starting it this weekend. It got amazing reviews on Rotton Tomatoes.

4. In an attempt to be trendy, I bought a headband.


Just no.

5. Have you seen the new pink lightbulbs that are supposed to be amazing. Have you tried them yet?

6. It was an amazing week on the blog. We shared how we built this oversized garden planter box and 15 of the cutest home decor finds for your bookcase and this yummy recipe for cream cheese nutty bars.

6. We’ve been shopping for the twins’ dorm rooms (yes rooms they are not rooming together). I think I need to write a post on how to equip a dorm room. It’s a little overwhelming.

And now?

Let’s see all the amazing finds I’ve discovered for us this week.

Look at these beautiful roses that almost look like peonies.

Deer kept eating them.

And then?

There was this solution.

Look at these beautiful homemade waffle cones.

Just add ice cream.

See the recipe here.

Love this trip to the Brimfield Antique Show.

So many vintage finds.

You can see them here.

This DIY garden bed cover is amazing.

What a clever idea.

See the entire DIY here.


And in random news:

This is so beautiful

DIY Dollar Tree decor

Blueberry lemon zucchini cupcakes

Paint colors can shift over a single day

One of the prettiest cottages I’ve ever seen

This wall treatment

This Cape Cod home tour

FREE printable pie boxes

This furniture makeover

This creative art idea

Look what you can make from vintage spindles

This amazing workshop

And this.

The best way to fall in love with your home is to do this

And one more for the road

If you are having a party?

This two-ingredient peach tea recipe from my mother-in-law should be on the invite list.

Happy Random Saturday To You

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  1. Image for Niki Niki

    I’ll be interested to see how you decorate the dorm rooms. We live on Cape Cod and northeast dorm rooms are very understated. One daughter is in school in Pennsylvania and she’s pretty low-key. My younger daughter will be attending SMU in Dallas (she moves in a few weeks!) and we have noticed that girls’ dorms are much “frillier”- covered headboards, long bed skirts, etc.. She’s not too sure about the style. Fortunately she has a similarly-minded roommate.

  2. Image for Gina Gina

    I know the girls' rooms will be amazing. You probably have been dreaming about this for years! I have thought about what you will be going through when the house is too quiet!

  3. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    Will you and Denny be wearing clothes or not, now that you are empty-nesters?!?!?! Lol Wouldn't we all like to be a fly on the wall???

  4. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Another weekly wrap-up packed full of amazing projects! And yes, Brimfield is amazing (our Massachusetts home is very close to it!).....so much to see there!

  5. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    It is so hot outside and I am so glad you gave me so many pretty things to look at. I just know when you get through with the girls dorm room it will be a wonderful place for them to relax in after a long day. Take lots of pictures!!

  6. Image for Renae Frey Renae Frey

    I love donna Marie's comment. You definitely need to get that hip fixed so that you can chase him around the house. I so appreciate the feature. You are amazing and I am so thankful for you. Hugs to you, my friend.

  7. Image for Kellie Z Kellie Z

    Yes, please do a post on college dorm rooms and supplies. My daughter, who is transferring in as a junior after community college, doesn't start until late September and we still don't have a dorm assignment. I'd appreciate if you could add hints and tips from what your experience has been with your sons as to what they didn't need or want. Thanks!

  8. Image for Pam Clark Pam Clark

    I was hoping you were going to say all those gorgeous flowers in the opening picture were faux and where to get them!! Love your personal style! Congrats

  9. Image for Ann in Atlanta Ann in Atlanta

    Being so conscious of the calories in everything edible/drinkable...was wondering if that yummy peach tea could be made with diet ginger ale? Or maybe that doesn't work...have you tried it that way?

  10. Image for Juliet Juliet

    Lots of goodness packed into today’s Thistlekeeping … what am I saying, it’s always jam packed with stuff I need to know and see. That Cape Cod cottage … I ’m dreaming! And Courtney’s deer tips are just what I needed … but I also learned when (or not) to prune my foxglove. I’ve been confused on that. Peach tea is just what we need here at Snowberry to fully enjoy August. And speaking of August, I can’t believe the twins will be off to college. I’m sure they’ll have the cutest dorm rooms ever! xo

  11. Image for Ivory Ivory

    Wow, times flies, right. I know the girls dorms will be fabulous. I too have a child starting to college soon. However, it’s a boy. If you have tips/ideas for a boy form, I will greatly appreciate it. Keep this in mind, my son don’t like to pickup after himself. HELP!!!

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