Have you ever had a project that you dreamed up in your brain?

That you hoped would work?

That you stood on your toes and crossed your fingers and wished with all your might that it turned out like you pictured it?

And then it did?

I literally cannot WAIT to show you the DIY we are working on for the House for Hope.  It is so much cuter and better and hope-like than I ever imagined.  I’m posting all the details and the how-to’s and the supplies on Monday.

Save a blank wall in your home. 🙂

Love this easy Valentine’s day project.

Stitched with love.

DIY found here.

Here’s another fun hand-stitched project.

A stitched notebook.

DIY found here.

And just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The easiest method to melt chocolate.

Details found here.

And in fun news, some of my favorite friends started a podcast all about decorating tips and tricks.

I’ve listened and laughed and learned something and listened some more.

Don’t miss the latest episode here.

And in random news….it was a good week for the internet:

Easy tutorial for bullet journaling (i took her class this summer and it was wonderful)

This no bake cheesecake

This DIY

These beautiful printable valentine cards

The walls in this dining room

Easy on the go treats

How to fold shirts like the clothing store

This tile pattern

Beautiful Valentine’s table

And if you have never bullet journaled before, it’s such an easy way to keep track of your life.

Here’s an easy tutorial for bullet journaling (I took her class this summer and it was wonderful).

Two more for the road because I couldn’t pick today.

This burlap valentine hearts pillow.

And this love story.

Happy random Saturday to you. 🙂

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  1. Image for kelly wilkniss kelly wilkniss

    I love your laugh so I am SO glad we made you do it! Thanks Karianne for sharing our podcast with your peeps. It has been so much fun to create and seems like people really like it! So grateful that you included the link here. xx

  2. Image for Jere Wineman Jere Wineman

    Karianne, Your "Sweetest Love Story" brought tears and memories . Today would have been my 70th wedding anniversary,but my sailor passed away just after our 66th. I watched him sail away and return for 27 years . Then retirement and a new life. Both adventures were different and good..mainly because of the sailor with his twinkling blue eyes who never in those 66 years ever said a cross word to me....My Mother said he was absolutely bound for Sainthood. Jere

  3. Image for Ellen Ellen

    Thistlekeeping is always my best source for weekend entertainment! You never fail to supply wonderful things to explore that I would not find on my own, or even know where to look for them. Burlap anything is perfection! Thank-you for another delightful Thistlekeeping.

  4. Image for Marianne Marianne

    I love your blog, it's always so happy and uplifting. This was the first time I ever listened to the podcasts that you linked to and enjoyed every minute. I'm driving around doing errands and listening and talking to myself and agreeing and disagreeing. It was awesome. There are actually women out there that understand me, that are like me. It's just so enlightening and exciting. My husband, who I love dearly just does not get the ever changing home decor, nor do most of my friends so this was great to listen to!!

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