Random thoughts on a sunny Saturday Easter weekend:

1. Happy Easter. Wishing you joy and renewal and happy celebration.

2. I’m about to go to tag sales—that’s what they call them up here at the Cape. And I saw signs yesterday so I’m heading out this morning.

Wish me luck.

3. It was an amazing week on the blog:

4. Have you heard of a series called “The House of Elliot”? It is SO GOOD. A reader recommended it and we’ve been binge-watching it up here. I’m almost through Season 2. You can find it on Prime.

5. In exciting news, we just finished the mini e-course “5 Creative Ways to Make Money From a Blog.” 

It’s available for download here.

And now?

Here are my favorite links from this week (just between us it was a really good one).

I’m all about a baking tip.

Here’s an intense discussion on salted v. unsalted butter and when to use them.

You can see it here.

I love an upcycled project.

Especially a cabinet makeover.

Here’s the DIY for this faux apothecary cabinet.

Looking for a last-minute place setting idea for Easter?

Isn’t this the cutest?

And the stamped eggs, too.

You can see the rest of the table here.

And these look perfect for Easter morning.

Sticky buns.

You can find the recipe here.


And in random news:

Why you should rearrange your living room furniture

These painted door ideas

These would be so cute on the table for summer

How to start a vegetable garden

How to revive vintage leather

5 ways to live with less

This sweet carrot cake

I wish I could find one of these yardsaling

The cutest cake

How to update your home for free

These finger painted flowers

Parmesan truffle popcorn

How to clean scratched dishes

And if you are looking for Easter table inspiration?

Here are a few ideas.

And one more for the road

Did you know that you can turn a phone into a projector in a pinch?

It’s so easy and here’s the how-to.

Here are my favorite finds this week

Happy Random Saturday To You

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  1. Image for Elizabeth@pineconesandacorns Elizabeth@pineconesandacorns

    Enjoy your tag sales today, I hope that you find so many fabulous things you need a Uhaul to take it all home! Happy Easter to you. Thank you for sharing my carrot cake! And all of the other links as well. I have a cup of cocoa and I will spend the next hour taking a look at al of your fun finds and shared links. Have a wonderful weekend KariAnne,

  2. Image for Calypso in the Country Calypso in the Country

    Have a wonderful time at the cape. It's a little chilly here in the northeast this weekend but I hope you at least have some sunshine! And have a Happy Easter! Shelley

  3. Image for Nancy Carr Nancy Carr

    I hope you find many new items at the tag sales today. Then you can share them with us. Blessings and joy, Nancy Carr

  4. Image for Sharon Sharon

    The House of Elliot? Yes, please! I have it on VCR tape but alas, no longer have a VCR! Didn’t realize it’s on Prime. Binge watch, here I come!

  5. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Love the weekly wrap up! The House of Elliot is excellent! Thanks for all the great ideas! Enjoy the tag sales :) and Happy Easter.

  6. Image for Anna Anna

    Such a good summary of the week! Holy cow - how do you keep up with all of these things??? The IKEA cabinet turned apothecary cabinet is AMAZING. Thanks for recommending the House of Elliot. Wishing you a Happy Easter!

  7. Image for Maggie Rowe Maggie Rowe

    If I were stranded on a desert island (ok, make that Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard), and IF I could only have access to one blog, it would be Thistlewood Farms. Thank you for inspiration, joy, and life tips!

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