Random thoughts on a chilly fall Saturday football morning:

1. I woke up to cold.


Chilly. Cold. Crisp. Brisk.

Sweater weather.

And the best part? I’m going to a Baylor football game today and I HAVE A CAPE. Is there anything better than a football game with boots and a CAPE.

I’ll take pictures. 🙂

2. I just posted a new edition of “What I Bought Wednesday” over on my YouTube Channel. I’m sharing tons of fun finds including the cutest candles that come with a remote.

3. How often do you wash your hair? I’ve gone to once a week and it makes SUCH A DIFFERENCE. My hair is healthier and better than it’s ever been.

4. It was an amazing week on the blog. We discussed these super cute affordable fall outfits and these front door ideas that will make you the star of the neighborhood and 21 ways to decorate with faux pumpkins.

5. I’m rewatching Larkrise to Candleford. If you’ve never seen it, it’s the best show about two small towns in England at the turn of the century. It’s so charming.

And now?

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

It was a good one.


This autumn mantel.

I never thought of adding a turkey.

See the entire mantel here.

I thought this was such a clever idea for plastic fruit.

It looks so high-end.

See the entire DIY here.

This is almost a free project.

How to make a dried flower wall hanging.

You can see the project here.

Do you celebrate friendsgiving?

Here’s the cutest friendsgiving table and tons of recipes.

You can see it all here.

And in random news:

This fun pumpkin arrangement

15 ways to style fall foliage

These mini painted pumpkins are so bright and colorful

How to preserve pinecones

Grain-free granola

The 2021 Southern Living Idea Home

This pumpkin craft idea

This coastal dining room

These pumpkin placemats

This mini Scandanavian farmhouse

This adorable she shed alternative

This pecan pumpkin bread pudding

And this

If you ever visit Waco, be sure and stop at the original Magnolia store where they have the BEST bargains from the larger store downtown.

You can see it here.

And one more for the road

If you are looking for fall inspiration? This is one of my favorite houses I’ve ever photographed.

You can see it here.

Happy Random Saturday To You

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  1. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    So amazing! Another fabulous weekly wrap up. Thanks for all the fabulous finds and sharing them! Enjoy the sweater weather and your cape at the game :)

  2. Image for Carrie Carrie

    Those DIY Pumpkins!!! Such an unexpected surprise. THANK you for sharing all your good finds! You are extra special and wonderful. Enjoy your Saturday!

  3. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

    Love all of the inspiration again, sweet friend! I always look forward to Thistlekeeping! I’m laughing! My phone brought Thistlekeeping up as an option as I began typing! Ya think?! 😂Hilarious!

  4. Image for Kris Kris

    Happy autumn weather! We have also had an abrupt weather change here in Michigan. Love wearing my snuggly clothes. Thanks for assembling yet another great lineup--I especially enjoyed the preserving pinecones one (and went on to read about preserving acorns--since I don't want creepy crawlies in my home).

  5. Image for Amber Puzey Amber Puzey

    Yes! I only wash my hair once a week and have for years. I use baby powder rather than dry shampoo to keep it fresh. Feel like it doesn’t give me the yucky texture dry shampoo often leaves. And can we talk about the time it saves to only wash once a week??? 🙌🏻

  6. Image for Peg Peg

    Happy random Monday to you!! I've hollowed out a pumpkin for dip to bring to a party, but I never thought of a floral arrangement...so beautiful!!! xoxo

  7. Image for Tammy Tammy

    I wash my hair once or twice a week. Thankfully, I don’t have oily hair. Mine is normal and can get away with it. Love reading your posts and newsletter.

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