Random thoughts on a Saturday morning:

1. What is it about blue and white?  I literally cannot even get enough of it.

2. The sun is shining here and the birds are chirping and I was just making animals in the window sunbeams with my toes.

Good times.

3. Has anyone else seen these signs on Instagram?  I love a wood sign and these have a twist that makes them so much cuter.  Not a sponsored link, just an it’s-so-incredible-I-have-to-share-because-I-think-everyone-should-have-it kind of link.

4. What are your thoughts on rose-gold faucets?  They are apparently a thing.  Trendy?  Here to stay?

4.  Have you signed up to be part of the DIY and decorating community yet?  We are starting with our first official FB live on February 11.  There are giveaways and design help and fun ideas for your home and help finding your design style and decorating with it.

And joining the community is FREE with the pre-order purchase of my new book, The DIY Style Finder.

See the details here.

And you can pre-order your copy here (which just went on sale for 32% off.)

This is such a fun DIY.

This basket?  It used to be an old pot.

See the DIY here.

And this is a VINYL SHEET?

Can you even believe it?

She installed this vinyl sheet that looks just like tile in her home.

You can see the before and after and the tutorial here.

This is a POOL HOUSE.


You have to see the towels.

Take the tour here.

And these cute wood hearts.

Perfect DIY for Valentine’s Day.

See the entire tutorial here.


And in random news this week:

My new favorite blog

This gift idea

Eliminate counter clutter

These Oscar nominees for 2019

How to rent your house out for movies

This farmhouse entryway

This heart friendship bracelet DIY

This new Airbnb

This super clever leftover tile project

These tips for renters

This Valentine wreath idea

And if you’ve ever thought about flipping furniture?

This is the blog series for you.

Here’s part 1.

And for all the weddings and graduations and baby showers in the future?

Here’s my tutorial from four years ago that went viral on how to make a burlap bow.

Pin for later.

You’re welcome.

Happy Random Saturday to you


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  1. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Thanks for the wrap up-love all the ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Image for Kris Kris

    The vinyl sheet flooring is amazing! So pretty! And I can see why you have a new favorite blog--her style is lovely. As for the rose gold fixtures .... I love rose gold jewelry, and I loved it before it was "cool", but I think it would be too trendy to use for faucets. Also, I have to think that the guys living in the household might not be fans of such a feminine look.

  3. Image for PJ PJ

    Rose gold faucets? Not so much. Vinyl sheet flooring is really pretty. Personally, I'm over word art. Blue and white is classic and never seems to go out of style. It's always fresh looking. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Image for susan susan

    Okay, I am very sorry to say that I just can't afford your new book, even if it includes your other design book. Things are tight across America. At half the price, maybe? As much as I love everything you do and as funny and "normal" as you are, lol. And like someone else said, not into the "words" and phrases on plaques stuff. I never was, and everyone else seems to be way over that. In fact, the whole farmhouse thing is late, dated. Color, fun, but based on traditional and "homey" are coming back. You definitely have the talent and skills, Karianne, take us there?

  5. Image for C C

    I was very excited about the rose gold faucets when we remodeled out kitchen and it looked very pretty in the box. But when we propped it up to see how it looked with out new countertops and painted cabinets, it definitely DID NOT go with our colors :( I think its a beautiful color though!

  6. Image for Teresa Teresa

    I think Rose-Gold is definitely a trend that will go as quick as it came. I was blown away by that vinyl flooring it really is amazing! I have a friend who is building a house on the water and her builder talked them out of hardwoods because of pets, sand, etc. Instead, they opted for luxury vinyl wood-like flooring. I cant wait to see what they look like installed but he promised them they will be beautiful and he uses them in lots of beach houses.

  7. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Oscars - not enough Mary Queen of Scots nominees!!! And waaaay too much of The Favourite - not a fan of that one at all and it is nominated for so much. No offense to anyone - but not a great film or message. Enjoyed your Keeping this week, thank you.

  8. Image for Shelia P. Shelia P.

    Hi Karianne, love the post! Can’t stand rose gold, huge fan of blue and white. I pre-ordered your book from your blog site but when I tried to sign up for the FB thing, it ask Ed me for a confirmation number that I didn’t get when I purchased the book, yikes! What do I do??? Please let me know so I can sign up! 😁. Now I’m going to look up all the goodies you highlighted in this post. Fun stuff! Enjoy your Sunday tomorrow! Shelia P.

  9. Image for Andrea Andrea

    I love all of the ideas and I've preordered the book. I share your love of blue and white. Your house is a fantasy for me. I'm almost 50 and really just starting to get into decorating my own house (used to decorate my B&B). I'm looking at all of your content for inspiration, so keep the good stuff coming. Rose gold faucet, I think no. It's seems trendy and maybe a trend that won't last as long as you will want to use your bathroom.

  10. Image for Kathleen Hall Kathleen Hall

    love love all that you post! Blue and white..always beautiful and stunning! And by the way Farmhouse is not old and it's homey, timeless, and warm and inviting. I LOVE word art...not all of it..but most and what you posted is very nice! Keep on keep on because you warm our hearts and we love being part of your home...even if it's through on online presence.

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