Random thoughts on a bright shiny new Saturday morning:

1. Have you seen the new way to hem your jeans? You keep the original hem and just fold it over and sew it in place.

It’s kind of a game changer.

2. What are your thoughts on decaf coffee? I switched recently and don’t tell the coffee people, but I can’t tell a difference. If I get in a situation where they don’t have decaf? I just ask for 1/2 coffee and 1/2 hot water. Less caffeine and I can’t tell the difference.

3. It was a great week on the blog. We discussed:

4. It’s almost a week until Westleigh launches her boutique. We had the cutest photo shoot with all the clothes this week to get them ready for the website.

The official launch day is June 10.

5. I’ve been going to my trainer for almost a year and this week I planked for two minutes.

I am SO PROUD of myself. 🙂

And now?

Here are some of my favorite finds from around the web.


Did you know it’s National gardening week?

Look at this fun table that’s perfect for a celebration.

See the entire table setting here.

I love scones.

My go-to is blueberry, but I just might change my mind with this recipe.

See how to make sour cream scones here.

There is the COOLEST moving picture on this post.

It shows how to fill up a hutch in five seconds.

You can see it and tons of ideas for styling hutches here.

Looking for inexpensive craft supplies?

Here are some of the best things you can find at the dollar store.

See the list here.


And in random news

25 movies to watch this summer

This chicken apple pecan salad

This bathroom (so cute to add a hutch)

This beautiful estate

I’m adding this to my fruit basket

14 ways to have a happier home

The gift of making a mistake

How to deep clean your washing machine

This simple summer BBQ menu

This clever idea

How to create resin art

Such a cute DIY

The best chocolate cake mixes

How to grow the best tomatoes

These closet ideas are so clever

And if you can only buy one top this summer? This is the one I wore the other day that I got a compliment on from almost everyone I met (and now my mother bought it, too).

And one more for the road

17 of my favorite affordable blue and white pillow covers.

You can see the post here.

Happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    If you want the best tomatoes in the world, add epsom salts when you plant them. It makes them so sweet!!!

  2. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    By the way, I have started walking 2 miles every day, with my mom. It has changed my life!!! I encourage anyone to try it. I also am trying Silver Sneakers at home on video on my computer--I needed them both as I got down and had to have my husband and daughter help me get up. I need to keep going and get better along with my mother. I am so proud of you and your progress!!!

  3. Image for Patricia Patricia

    Always enjoy your Saturday reads. Two made me chuckle; tips on growing tomatoes and what you can do with your 'spare' closet. 1.My best tomato crop came when I bought the plant already loaded with baby tomatoes. In other words, cheat. 2. Spare closet? I live in a two-bedroom condo with exactly three closets. As cute as these ideas sound, I'd never give up a closet.

  4. Image for LeAnne LeAnne

    I love the photo at the top with the hydrangeas--so beautiful! Plus the recipe, which I'm going to make, and the mirror, which I'm not going to make but just admire. Looking forward to more about Westleigh's boutique. Happy Saturday!

  5. Image for Lee Stearns Lee Stearns

    In a really random note… I just “ stalked” in a good way your fabulous Westleigh on Facebook! You must be so proud of your girls! They look so happy, healthy and having fun with a great looking group of friends! Great job mom and dad! And y’all could be triplets! Have a super weekend! And thanks for sharing, encouraging and challenging us every week!

  6. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    You're planking and I now want to go make a chocolate cake. Life. Always such contrast, haha. Well done, KA. And nice thistles. And I am so excited for W. She will do GREAT!

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