Random thoughts on an sunshine filled Saturday morning:

1. I am all about the Atlantic Ocean right now. We are heading to the Caribbean on the Icon of the Seas with Royal Caribbean and we’ll be visiting St. Thomas and St. Croix and several other amazing places. I’ll share an entire post (along with the CUTEST outfits and so many things you all recommended for a cruise that are so helpful) soon.

In the meantime, if you want to follow along with tours of the ship and all the cruise adventures, I’m sharing everything over on Instagram here.

2. You all know that I always try and share when Colleen Rothschild is having a sale and this sale is such a good time to stock up on your favorites. It’s the 10-year anniversary of the company and there’s a sitewide sale for 25% off with the code 10YEARS.

You can see all my favorites here (and don’t forget to enter the code 10YEARS).

One last thing—if you want to splurge on just one product? This Extreme Recovery Cream is getting my skin through winter.

3. Have you seen the new season of All Creatures Great and Small?

If not, ruuuunnnnn to watch it. It’s season 4 and there’s a new vet student at the practice to help out while Tristan is away fighting in the war.

4. It was an incredible week on the blog. We discussed:

5. I love exclamation points. Nothing more. Nothing earth shattering about that statement. I just wanted you to know. 🙂

Oh—I love smiley faces, too.

And now?

Here are all my favorite things from around the web this week.

Spoiler alert: it was an AMAZING one.:)

I love growing herbs.

But I need all the tips to make it through winter.

Here are all the tips to grow herbs in the winter.

Look how cute these whipped cream hearts are.

The perfect topping for hot chocolate.

You can see how to make them here.

I loved this post.

It’s all about how to make a moss-covered bunny.

You can see the DIY here.

Aren’t these the prettiest mini heart trays?

And you can make them from clay.

You can see the DIY here.


And in random news:

How to paint vinyl windows

16 things to purge this weekend

You won’t believe this IKEA dresser

The coziest home inspiration

Recipes inspired by books

Have you seen the Oscar noms this year

This blue and white office

These heart-shaped pretzels

How to repair hardwood floors

All the rooms in the 2024 HGTV home

The cutest idea to celebrate groundhog day

This easy DIY wreath

Checkmarks vs. soul marks

And this

I thought this was the sweetest Norweign cabin

You can see it here

(total aside: did you know my name is Norweign? You can read the story here.)

And one more for the road

This is a coat hanger that I used to create a DIY topiary.

You can see the topiary project here.

Happy Random Saturday To You

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    1. Image for Diana Diana

      The wreath was so cute, but the nightstand/side table painted was fabulous. The French lamp was epic where did you get that? Do you have a link for that Black Salvation Dog paint? Thanks

  1. Image for Renae Frey Renae Frey

    I absolutely loved your story about your dad and husband singing you your song in your wedding day. So beautiful! What a wonderful legacy that your dad left for you. You are truly blessed. Hugs to you, my friend.

  2. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    Have fun on your cruise. I loved the vinyl window story. Thank you. Take care and if you get a free moment today, could you send some sunshine to West Ohio. The gloom is starting to get to me. I will be patiently waiting. Happy Saturday,

  3. Image for Kris Kris

    Yay you, going on a fun trip! Enjoy! 😊 You were right, you knocked it outta the park today. The heart hot chocolate toppings and the groundhog cupcakes are both adorable. I remember seeing that Norwegian cabin when it was first posted and it's sigh-worthy. I think I maybe invented "hygge", speaking of the cabin--it's everything that I love. And the mossy bunny, the hearts, that gorgeous dresser, the book recipes ... I need to stop now or you will miss out on your vacation due to reading my excessively long comment. Thanks for a great post today. Safe travels.

  4. Image for Teddee Grace Teddee Grace

    Enjoy your cruise! It sounds wonderful. I've never been on one, but my sister and her husband went several times...and were even married on one!

  5. Image for Marlene Marlene

    You always think of us, even when getting ready for a fantastic cruise. Thanks for this Thistlekeeping and here's praying you have so much fun.

  6. Image for Yvonne @ StoneGable Yvonne @ StoneGable

    You will love those islands. St. Croix was so sweet! Have fun! Visit the Johnson and Johnson house on St. Thomas, you really don't want to miss it- it was just so gorgeous! Buy jewelry on St. Thomas! I am so thrilled for you!

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