Random thoughts on a sunny Saturday morning:

1. We are heading to the airport to pick up Whitney. She and the entire team are coming home from Africa and I can’t wait to hear all the stories.

2. I tried a middle part yesterday.

Apparently, middle parts are the thing. I do think it will take a lot of getting used to.

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

4. The two couches from the family room went to Waco yesterday to the twins’ new apartments. We are getting new couches and the room is getting a makeover. I can’t wait to share it with you.

5. My nails and toes are both summer red.

Now they match my lipstick. 🙂

And now?

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

Polishing silver can be such a challenge.

Here’s a tip to make it easier.

You can see the how-to here.

I love decorating with book pages.

Especially for the holidays.

Here’s a simple way to age them.

Here’s a great tip to make new wood look weathered.

You know I’m all about a DIY paint tip.

See the how-to here.

Rosemary and orange is the perfect summer combination.

Especially when you find them in a muffin.

See the recipe here.


And in random news:

This Barbie Dreamhouse party

These 10 things to include on a bookshelf

This beautiful wall treatment

These summer cottages

I pinned this closet hack for later

These fruit trees that can grow inside

How to make a custom DIY puzzle

This strawberry rhubarb cake

19 different ways to add molding to your walls

11 scrambled egg recipes

This ceiling is amazing

How to clean window sills

This DIY lavender and lemon soap

And this

These 20 outdoor activities to do before summer ends

And one more for the road

Looking for a unique outside-of-the-box solution for your house numbers?

Here’s the CUTEST idea ever.

Come shopping with me. Here are my favorite finds from the week.

You can see them all here.

Happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    Great reads. So glad your daughter is coming home. Looking at your finds this week I noticed the pillow. I have almost the exact pillows in my livingroom. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Image for Janet Hoffman Janet Hoffman

    How in the world did you loose 105 pounds? This is Janet Hoffman, I went to your home last year when Leslie had her book signing and have following you since! I know you had lost weight BUT THAT MUCH!!!! Are there old blogs depicting your journey? Congratulations!!!

  3. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    GREAT thistles, KA! I loved the Scandinavian little cottages - a couple of the interior shots were just wonderful. I have decided I know need a steam cleaning unit for my window tracts. And by far the best thistle this week was Laura's visit to the Barbie Village! Oh my gosh, she is something else, is she not? What a fun thing. Can't WAIT for the nostalgic movie to come out. My daughters and I are anxiously awaiting seeing it! Have a great remainder of your week.

  4. Image for Anna Price Anna Price

    Well you shared two of my favorite blogs - Miss Mustard Seed and The Crowned Goat. They never disappoint. I want to make lavender lemon soap - so intrigued by that! Can't wait to see your room makeover- its going to be fabulous. No doubt, its nice to have Whitney home from Africa. Have a spectacular week!

  5. Image for CoCo CoCo

    Oh my gosh, how much fun does Laura look like she's having at the Barbie party! I saw the movie and it was fantastic but going to the dream house is a completely different level and I am so excited for her! Love that you try new hair parts and play with makeup and accessories too. It's such a quick and easy way to lift your spirits. Thank you for sharing my simple ways to age books, I really appreciate it. You're always so supportive to fellow creatives and it means the world to us. Sending you lots of hugs and thank yous, CoCo

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