Random thoughts on a sunny summer Saturday alliterative morning:

1. My husband woke me up to tell me there was a yard sale right around the corner from us. Isn’t it funny? He said yard sale, but it sounded like sweet nothings to me.

2. It was an amazing week on the blog. This week we talked about:

3. I’m all about this punctuation mark { –}.  I’m not sure what to call it–the dash?  The middle mark?  The line halfway beside a letter?  Whatever it’s called–I adore it.  It’s perfect for adding that last little thought–with emphasis.

4. Has anyone else watched the mini-series called The Pillars of the Earth?  A friend recommended it to me and I read about it and I think I’m in.

They had me at 12th century.

5. Have you ever written a word that you’ve written your entire life and suddenly, it looks like you spelled it incorrectly?  You keep checking and the dictionary says it’s right, but it just looks wrong.  So you type it and re-type it and ask your friends and double-check it and you just can’t wrap your head around it.  I do that all the time.

Like the word recipe. Doesn’t it seem like it should have another “e”?

6. And can I get an opinion?

What do you think of cutting off the bottom of your sweatshirt if it’s too long so it rolls up just a little bit? Too much?  Trying too hard?  Too vagabond-meets-mom fashion?

Inquiring fashion minds want to know.

And now—here are a few of my favorite finds from the internet this week.

Have five minutes?

Want to update your kitchen?

Here are some easy and quick decorating ideas.

Look at the top of this footstool.

Isn’t it the cutest idea for a stool makeover?

See the entire DIY here.

Isn’t this the cutest wall treatment?

Wall to ceiling board and batten.

Yes, please.

See the entire DIY here.

Don’t these look like summer?

Raspberry (one of those words that never looks like it’s spelled right), blueberry, coconut popsicles.

Yum.

Extra yum.

Recipe found here.

And in random news:

And one more for the road

If you are looking for a pie crust?

I have the perfect one for you.

Recipe found here.

Happy Random Saturday To You

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