Random thoughts on a chilly Saturday morning:

1. I’m in the middle of a Fixer Upper marathon.  I had a lot of furniture to paint and Joanna is keeping me company.  Can we all just agree that she’s brilliant?

2. I think I’m going to go all wood with my doors.  They are so pretty and five paneled and there is beautiful wood underneath all that paint.  I just have to find it.

3. I’m about to go to brunch with my in-laws to an Irish restaurant.  I have no idea what the Irish eat for breakfast.  I’ll keep you posted.

4. I just added several speaking dates to the calendar.  My newest book, The DIY (Decorate It Yourself) Home Planner will be for sale at all Kirkland’s and I’m on a Kirkland’s tour.  There will be a special shopping coupon and I’m giving a talk that may or may not be funny and showing fun, creative ways to style a bookcase and signing books and I’d love to meet you.

You can see all the locations here.

And now?

Let’s see what the internet has been up to this week.

I found a new paint color for us.

It’s called SW Zurich White.

Ideas and more paint color pictures courtesy of one of my favorite blogger here.

This FREE Valentine printable.

Yes, Virginia there is a Valentine’s O’Claus.

Click here for download.

This Valentine’s project.  I think I’m making one and just framing it.

Super easy and last minute.

Details here.

And love these thoughts on cleaning.

And keeping it real.

Read the post here.

 

And in random news this week:

How to get your creativity back

Create a cozy corner

How to stencil a wall (an amazing step-by-step)

This super easy DIY

How to style your kitchen counter

Easy bathroom makeover ideas

Guiliana’s house tour

This table DIY

This house.  Seriously.  Those chairs.

And this.  Because sometimes doing nothing is amazing.

A couple more for the road.

This easy Valentine’s Day project.

This Valentine’s Day love story.

And this?

This cutest planner on the PLANET?

It’s available now for pre-order and guess what it comes with?  Are you ready?  Are you sitting down?  A FREE 8-part video series where we decorate TOGETHER.  I know, right?  The videos may or may not come with extra giggles. 🙂

You can pre-order here (It’s on sale right now for only $12.37).

And then just put your receipt or order number here.

And the videos will be delivered straight to your inbox when the book releases on March 6.

Happy random Saturday to you. 🙂

Comments

  1. Image for Kris Kris

    Love the article on doing nothing. Frenetic activity has never served me well. Good to know I'm not alone. On a different note, the pitcher in your first picture is stunning!

  2. Image for Gina Gina

    Can't believe I read the pancake love story 6 years ago and STILL giggle and think of blue goo and you every time I make blueberry pancakes! Today I made banana pancakes. ;) Guiliana's house is lovely and I remember their designer Lonni Paul when she was a finalist on Design Star so long ago. And yes, Joanna is brilliant...like you. Sounds like you'll be meeting many friends on your busy book tour. So happy for you!

  3. Image for Babette Babette

    Oh I wish you had a Miami stop!! I would so camp out to see you at Kirkland’s! I preordered your book in January and I can’t wait to receive it!! Have a happy Saturday!!

  4. Image for Kathi Kathi

    I didn’t know what you would chat about today, but I was glad you said your book. I got word yesterday from Amazon that there is an updated delivery date, and I’ll see it next week. We have our house for sale and bought a fixer upper in a new place. Thought it would be a great thing for me to work through, well after the contractor has been through it. And as for colors, those are Irish Cream and Dover White. Sherwin Williams. My stairs and other accents Tricorn Black. Will be excited to get to it. Just wanted to share. Thanks for all the smiles. Kathi

  5. Image for Terri Terri

    I love all of your posts, but especially Thistlekeeping! It posts on a day when I have a bit more time to peruse and it's always filled with great ideas/inspiration/beauty, etc. Sherwin Williams has been my favorite paint since 2012. Your color suggestions have saved the house several times! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  6. Image for PJ PJ

    KariAnne, I look forward to seeing how you refurbish your doors. I have lots of old doors here that I would like to bring back to their wood glory. Thanks for starting my day with Thistlekeeping.

  7. Image for Kay Kay

    I believe I am receiving a special valentine Wednesday from Amazon! I am in the middle of a decorating project and am excited about your book!

  8. Image for Kathleen Stoll Kathleen Stoll

    I had striped the 1939’s trim around my large corner windows last summer. It had layers built up plus my mother in law was coming to visit. Decorating and painting were on hold but her visit pushed me. There were layers of white, cream, blue & greens paint that surfaced. I gave it a distress look and loved it. You know, sadly I had started stripping that window 13 years ago when my mom was well. She told me that raw wood industrial look was in. I am either really behind or ahead of my ideas, either way I am keeping it. Now I will strip the doors this summer and paint walls white or ‘piece of cake’ MMarket paint and accent black, and green/blues. I am an artist & my plan is to keep up with my ideas and be inspired by you. Thank you Katherine, for the reminders and wonderful ideas. Kathleen

  9. Image for Kathleen Stoll Kathleen Stoll

    I had striped the 1939’s trim around my large corner windows last summer. It had layers built up plus my mother in law was coming to visit. Decorating and painting were on hold but her visit pushed me. There were layers of white, cream, blue & greens paint that surfaced. I gave it a distress look and loved it. You know, sadly I had started stripping that window 13 years ago when my mom was well. She told me that raw wood industrial look was in. I am either really behind or ahead of my ideas, either way I am keeping it. Now I will strip the doors this summer and paint walls white or ‘piece of cake’ MMarket paint and accent black, and green/blues. I am an artist & my plan is to keep up with my ideas and be inspired by you. Thank you Karianne, for the reminders and wonderful ideas. Kathleen

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