Random thoughts on a brilliantly sunny, chilly almost November Saturday morning:

1. I hope your weekend is full of amazing plans. Around here we are watching football and working on projects and going to dinner. These are the type of weekends I love.

2. I have the most amazing thing to share. Several of my friends (including my sweet friend Courtney from French Country Cottage and Melissa from The Inspired Room) all got together and created a Holidays at Home bundle.  So many fun decorating and DIY ideas for the holidays with TEN holiday e-books all bundled together for a fraction of the price.

The bundle price is only good for one more week.

See the entire bundle and all the e-books here.

2. Just posted another edition of “What I Bought Wednesday” over on my YouTube channel including the BEST new organizing solution that I found.

You can see it here.

3. If you are looking for a good historical British drama? You might want to check out Vanity Fair. There are tons of different versions, but my favorite is the one from 2004 with Reese Witherspoon.

4. It was an awesome week on the blog. We discussed the EASIEST way to make a fall mantel and 10 of my favorite rugs from Walmart and how we updated our house for the holidays and how to make a wall that looks like wallpaper.

5. Buddy (our golden) has to go get his teeth cleaned. I wonder if he’ll like going to the dentist as much as I do.

6. Thank you for all the subscription services. I think I’m going to do a round-up of all of them because there were so many great suggestions.

And now?

Here are some of my favorite things I discovered for all of us this week.


Has any recipe looked more like fall?

Stuffed baked apples with cinnamon.

You can see the recipe here.

This beautiful fall wreath.

And it was made from an existing wreath that was fluffed.

See the entire DIY here.

Love this post on decorating with vintage quilts.

Especially blue and white ones.

You can see the post here.

Have you ever been to Round Top?


Here are 15 vintage trends spotted at Round Top this year.


And in random news:

These yummy brussel sprouts

The most amazing kitchen island

Inside this beautiful seaside mansion

This dip looked delicious

Easiest Christmas craft ever

This beautiful, beautiful, beautiful home

How to apply gold leaf

The benefits of walking a mile a day

This pumpkin Oreo trifle

This pretty floral arrangement

Ideas for decorating awkward corners

The beautiful friendsgiving table setting

And this

The classic simplicity and beauty of this cabin made my Saturday full of joy

And one more for the road

If you are looking for a simple DIY for your Thanksgiving table?

These five-minute sweater vases are so easy to make.

See the DIY here.

Happy Random Saturday To You

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  1. Image for Kris Kris

    So fun every week! I think that you used an incorrect link for Round Top--I was sent to MissMustardSeed twice. Not that I'm complaining, since looking at cats and quilts makes me happy.

  2. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

    Oh, so much inspiration. My favorite day when this arrives in my inbox. Loving those sweater covered vases. How perfect to leave through the winter months!

  3. Image for Leslie Saeta Leslie Saeta

    Thank you so much for sharing my fluffed wreath! There are so many great ideas in today’s post. I am going to be in here for hours! Leslie

  4. Image for Deb Deb

    Loved your What I Bought Wednesday. That water bottle storage is amazing. Loved those candles and they are in my cart. And that blue sweater you had on! May I ask where you found it? That color!

  5. Image for Scarlett Schilling Scarlett Schilling

    Always so much great inspiration in your posts! I look forward to getting your ‘ThistleKeeping’ delivered each week 😉 Pulling for your Baylor Bears as I write this & reading your blog makes it almost feel like you’re right here! Loved your Amazon Live today too 👍🏻

  6. Image for Amy Amy

    Correct link for 15 vintage trends found at Round Top https://salvagedliving.com/round-top-antiques-week-vintage-trends-fall-2021/

  7. Image for Karen Mary Karen Mary

    You always have the most wonderful things to share! The Southrop Manor Estate -- oh my! (Blush pink is my favorite color, and now I want to paint my entire interior blush pink.) Lots more fun for the weekend, too! Thanks so much!

  8. Image for Lynn Lynn

    Just love all your ideas! Your home is lovely ☺️ inside and out! Can’t wait for all your holiday ideas and the unique way you decorate. By the way you look great! Please share with me how you lost weight, would love to drop a few pounds myself. Well maybe more than a few! Ha! Lynn

  9. Image for Kim Waldorf Kim Waldorf

    So many pretty posts! I love those blue and white quilts! They definitely speak to my heart! Happy week to you!

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