Random thoughts on a Saturday morning sprinkled with sunshine:

1. It’s official.

A new college year has begun. The twins are at Baylor now in their new apartments (which are still waiting on things to be finished). We are working on furnishing the main spaces and I was so proud of Westleigh when she called me yesterday to tell me she found a super discounted farmhouse television cabinet for $30.

I’m raising a new generation of bargain hunters.

2. I’m shifting over some of the summer to fall clothes and organizing closets today. I’m not sure why organizing makes me so happy, but it does. Have you ever used velvet hangers before? I found an entire package of 30 velvet hangers for $9.99 at Walmart.

3. If you want a fun idea to cover your porch swing chains like I did in the first photo? You can see that DIY here.

4. It was an amazing week on the blog. I shared:


It’s been a great week and it’s going to be an even more amazing weekend.

Here are all my fun finds from around the internet this week.

This kitchen makeover.

On a budget.

In five days.

Wait until you see the after here.

This beautiful outdoor table setting (look at that DIY candle centerpiece).

That’s the same runner I used in this fall post from last year here.

You can see the entire table setting here.

If you want to slowly ease into fall decor?

I have the post for you.

Here are 15 simple ways to transition your decor from summer to fall.

Here’s a post on how to make oatmeal soap.

Who knew making soap was so easy?

See the DIY here.


And in random news this week:

How to bleach wood

This creative vase DIY

How to make your own jigsaw puzzle

This edible garden tour

When I was sad this week with the twins leaving–this lifted me up

This homemade pumpkin spice creamer

This beautiful home in the Blue Ridge Mountains

This Jane Austen-inspired garden party

These 25 recipes you can meal prep for the week

This apple dump cake

Did you know you can paint your fridge to match your cabinets?

This lake house tour

And this. If you are headed to Waco, did you know about this?

We have been there before and it’s so cute.

And one more for the road

If you are looking for a wreath that can take you from now until Christmas?

This drop cloth wreath is the one.

See how to make the wreath here.

happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Robyn Huff Robyn Huff

    Thanks for sharing, my friend! I love that outdoor table setting idea too. Almost time in Florida that we can actually eat outside again! 🤣 Have a great weekend!

  2. Image for JC JC

    WOW! So many great ideas! Who knew making oatmeal soup could be so easy? I've already started my Christmas diy gift giving list. I just might need to try this!

  3. Image for Kris Kris

    Hi fellow mom! I'm sure your house is a lot quieter. We took my son to college earlier this week and our home is definitely less noisy. We will adjust, though, won't we? :)

  4. Image for Marlene Marlene

    I am so ready for Fall and all the decorating. So much to see, thank you and have a great weekend, you can cuddle with that sweetie your married to.

  5. Image for Teresa Teresa

    This is a great Thistlekeeping post! I'm starting to think about autumn here in Naples, and would love to make the pretty wreath. Though I've lived here all of my life, I still want to feel a little hint of cooler-seasons without traveling north. Sadly, I'm finding that the drop cloth we used just a few years ago is grayish, thin, and the fabric seems to have very little cotton. Would love any ideas.

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