I woke up this morning on the first day of September with the sun shining and the lawn mowers mowing and the birds chirping and the coffee hot.

And my heart literally jumped for joy.


Today is a gift.

Every hour.  Every minute.  Every second.

One I am so thankful for.

One I want to soak up every tiny moment of.

One I want to spend intentionally.

Today is the day for climbing mountains and reaching for the stars and living our best lives and celebrating all that is good and right in this world.

Today is my day and your day and our day.

Let’s make it the best one ever.

(total aside:  I’m really not sure where all this go-getting philosophy came from so early on a Saturday morning.  I just sat down at the computer and it poured out.  It’s like #calmdownkarianneyourejustgoingshoeshoppingwiththetwinsandyour mom.  Blame it on September. 

And the coffee.)

Hello brilliant idea.

Nice to meet you.

This easy, simple fall craft was made from plastic fruit.

See the DIY here.

Love this post about the why of colors.

So many tips and ideas and a discussion on why neutrals read a certain way.

Read more here.

This post resonated with me.

It’s all about knowing your why and celebrating others’ successes without questioning your own.

Great podcast link and great post found here.

And you know I’m all about shopping the grocery store to decorate.

Especially for fall.

Tips and ideas found here.


And in random news this week:

This beautiful DIY

These farmhouse snapshots

High-end style on a budget

This butler’s pantry

Simple is beautiful

Apparently, bronze appliances are a thing

These genius IKEA hacks

The outside of these houses

5 mistakes you may be making in your living room

Clever solution for your french doors

And these visual shop displays wait until you see what they made from paint brushes

And here’s a pumpkin project from the way back machine.

Easy chalkboard pumpkin project found here.

Happy random Saturday to you.

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  1. Image for Carrie Carrie

    Saturdays are the best~ add shopping and coffee with your favorites? Nothing is more perfect. Thank you for introducing me to other blogs...I have added my name to many a blog that I found directly through you~ just one more "extra" you do for others. Peace and Blessings to you and your shopping companions! May the coffee be good, the sales great and the memories everlasting.

  2. Image for Jeannie Jeannie

    KariAnne, I just love you. I don’t really know you, but I feel like I do. You always make my day brighter. Thanks for that gift.

  3. Image for Cindy@countyroad407 Cindy@countyroad407

    Yes! Today is a gift and I adore Septembers. The Mister and I celebrate our wedding anniversary, the 14th is my birthday and the 22 starts my favorite time of the year. Hope your day is fun with mom and the twins shopping for shoes. Sounds like a fabulous afternoon! My mom is coming over and we are headed to Bath and Body Works for some good fall smellies. Not that you really wanted to know all that. LOL

  4. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    Be so happy that the twins actually let you go shopping with them!!! Lol And to have you mother there with you too! So precious. Enjoy!!!

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