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Thistlekeeping

On June 24, 2017 By

Happy random Saturday. Grab your coffee.  I wanted to share a story that my father used to tell me that sounds like it’s about sand dollars.  But really?  It’s about making a difference. One day a man walking on the beach spotted an older man reaching down for sand dollars, picking them up and flinging […]

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I never met a design challenge I didn’t like. Ever. When I was first married we lived in student housing with brick walls that we weren’t allowed to nail anything into.  Walls and walls and walls of brick without a single place to hang a picture.  Some people might have shrugged at those walls.  Some […]

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Calling All Opinions

On June 21, 2017 By

Raise your hand if you have an opinion. Oh good. Come sit by me I’m in the middle of re-decorating my mother’s beach house for an amazing project I’m working on. And I’m stumped. I’m at a crossroad and I don’t know where to turn or what to decide or which way to go or […]

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This is the story of the present that showed up under the Father’s Day tree. It started out life as discarded pieces of wood from a woodpile where all the oak and pine and cedar goes to retire. Little bits of molding. Half of a wine barrel top. Random pieces of wood that looked like […]

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Thistlekeeping

On June 17, 2017 By

Random thoughts on a Saturday morning: 1. Do you think hair highlights should be a DIY project? 2. My oldest son built his father a tool box out of random scrap pieces of molding.  It is literally the most random beautiful thing I have ever seen.  Pictures next week. 3. I was interviewed on a podcast […]

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disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Soft Surroundings. Have you ever noticed how changing just one thing in a room can make it look entirely different? You add one piece. Or move a piece of furniture to another corner. Or add a vase of fresh flowers in a new color. One little change and everything […]

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I live my life in #soclosetoamazing moments. You know. Where I’m trying every single day with everything I have to be the very best me I know how to be… …and then? Something happens. Like slipping on ice on my way to a clearance sale or wearing two different pairs of tennis shoes or spilling […]

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  This is one of the very few before pictures of the kitchen I own. I didn’t write a blog or have a Facebook or a Twitter or a Pinterest account back then, so I never took before pictures. I was too busy with the during. And that during? It was so super budget friendly […]

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Thistlekeeping

On June 10, 2017 By

  A few random thoughts on a sunny Saturday morning: 1. I have a new favorite soap scent (sorry Lemon Verbena).  It’s Honeysuckle from Mrs. Meyer’s.  I cannot even with it. 2. I’m an official glass half-full person.  Especially when it’s a soap dispenser filled with that soap.  I talk so much with my hands that […]

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  Have you ever wanted to paint or create or draw or write… …and someone told you that you shouldn’t. Someone told you that you weren’t good enough. Or talented enough. Or creative enough. Or capable enough. Someone told you to hide your light under a bushel and start again and rethink what you were […]

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