Random thoughts on a brilliantly sunny Saturday morning:

1. Nothing makes me happier than having a tractor show up at my house at 7:30 this morning. My husband and his dad are working in the back yard to pull up old pieces of concrete and install the fence posts.

2. I found the CUTEST lavender topiaries at Walmart this week. They are under $20 and really good sized. I posted them on Instagram stories and several people sent me their Walmart topiaries that were already blooming. I love the smell of lavender and summer.

3. All my littles, my nephews and niece graduated from different grades this year. One graduated from kindergarten. One graduated from 5th grade and one graduated from eighth grade. They didn’t have any graduation ceremonies at their schools, so we had one here just for our immediate family. There were rows of chairs and a podium and a commencement speaker (my brother) and a graduation song composed for the event (my husband) and a master of ceremonies (me). We even had programs and signage for where the graduates were supposed to sit. They walked across the stage (our back porch) and got their graduation certificates.

No flash photography was allowed at the event. 🙂

But we had two really good videographers (the twins).

4. You all were so sweet about the dresser project that I painted yesterday.

I made a video to go along with it. You can see the video here and follow along with my new YouTube channel here.

And now?

Here’s all the fun stuff I found for us this week across the interwebs.

I love a good organizing tip.

Especially one that takes five minutes.

See all the tips here.

I’m always looking for ideas for styling bookshelves.

Love these accessory ideas.

You can see all the styling tips here.

I’m all about a no-sew pillow cover.

And this pillow is one of the cutest.

You can see the DIY here.

And this?

This made me so happy.

It’s a DIY playlist for all your projects.

You can see it here.


And in random news:

These biscuit donuts

This paper houseplant

These built-ins

Love this glimpse of Ralph Lauren home

This gardening idea

These laundry hacks

This pretty outdoor space

The queen’s favorite flower

I’m so excited about this

This patriotic decor

And if you are all about a summer snack?

Here are 100 things to put on a charcuterie board

And one more for the road:

How to put together a container garden in three simple steps.


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