Random thoughts on a rainy Saturday morning:

1. I so wish it was snowing instead of raining.  I miss Kentucky’s snow.  Rain is like it’s not-as-cute-cousin with an awkward sweaty forehead.

2. Thank you so much for all the sweet comments on Whitney’s room.  If you missed the decorating ideas, you can see them here.  She read all the comments and then asked me if she could write the post when the room was finished to say thank you to all of y’all.

3. Has anyone else tried magnetic eyelashes yet?  My eyelashes are leaving my face and getting shorter and I need reinforcements.  I also saw a magnetic eyelash where you painted powder on the lid and then magnetized the lash to the powder.  Maybe?  Maybe not?

4. We officially opened the DIY and Decorating community yesterday on Facebook.  I wish you could have seen me.  I had Les Miserables on FULL BLAST with my favorite song, “Do You Hear the People Sing.”  I was conducting an imaginary orchestra in my office and cheering and when someone else joined the group, I would give them a standing ovation and extra exclamation points.

And then go back to conducting and wait for the next person.

Good times.

We’d love to have you and there’s still time to join.  It’s FREE when you pre-order my new book, The DIY Style Finder (which is on sale right now for 30% off).

Sign up to join HERE.

PS  You also get the planner FREE, too when you pre-order.


Here are some of my favorite links from this past week.

Simple, easy decorating advice.

And cute pictures.

Loved this post.

And these?

These adorable beds tucked away upstairs in the corner of the attic room.

See the rest of the post here.

This is genius.

She turned a cabinet into a hamper.

See the entire DIY here.

Love this simple IKEA table hack.

So affordable.

I might do this for Whitney’s room.

See the DIY here.


And in random news this week:

Is beige the new greige?

8 hair care tips

A guide to open shelving

This kitchen organization is so pretty

This farmhouse tour (especially the porch)

These organizing myths

How to keep cut hydrangea from wilting

This buffet display

How to split your focus when you take a picture

And this.

This post is all about setting up contentment boundaries

And one more for the road.

This drop cloth wreath.

DIY found here.

Happy Random Saturday to you.

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    1. Image for PJ PJ

      Marian, you and KariAnne are the two bloggers that I continue to follow regularly as I put myself on a social media diet. You women are realistic, inspiring, and let us know that perfection is way over rated.

  1. Image for Patricia Patricia

    Kari, Try neuLash serum. You can purchase it online at Nordstrom. read the 255 reviews. I can attest that it worked on my short, skimpy lashes. It takes 3 weeks to really produce results. And although the change isn’t permanent, eventually you can get away with once a week application. Highly recommend.

  2. Image for Polly Polly

    I tried the magnetic eye lashes but my hands weren’t steady enough even with tweezers to get the two connected:(. Great idea if you have steady hands or sweet daughters to help you!!! Have a great week-end!!

  3. Image for Diana Diana

    I haven't tried the magnetic eyelashes but it on my to do list. Old lashes aren't lush or even cute. I'll keep you posted.

  4. Image for Jillain Jillain

    I tried the magnetic lashes, just could not get them on, back they went. They look so easy in the ads, and I am usually pretty handy, but just could not. I use Latisse, but there are a lot of products that seem to work. Also tried lash extensions, but they are very expensive and have to be filled every 2 weeks..which comes around really fast!

  5. Image for Nita Nita

    Please post a review on the eyelashes. Mine are old and short, lol, and cannot even tell when I add mascara!! Love all your posts and they, too, make me smile!

  6. Image for Nita Nita

    I read the post of Whitney's room last. I think she could easily incorporate pieces from both designs and it would look fantastic! I, too, love blue and I guess that's why I love your living room so much.

  7. Image for Lisa Lisa

    Magnetic eye lashes, are a wonderful idea, and nice when you get them on. Invite all your friends, assemble your team of professionals, and with all hands on deck, you have about a 30 percent chance of applying those pesky lashes!! Note...serve the wine after the procedures, you need steady hands🍷

  8. Image for Sherry Sherry

    There is a company called Rodan and Fields they sell a product called lash boost it is amazing and will be a whole lot less stressful trying to use it then to stick on magnetic eyelashes. Of course magnetic eyelashes will give you a whole blog post that will have us all rolling on the floor, however I’m sure you want to look your very best so why not see if you can find somebody that sells the stuff. If you cannot I have a contact here in Ohio and I’m sure she’d be more than happy to order it for you.

  9. Image for Pamela Smith Pamela Smith

    Love all the links! Thanks for sharing them! I wanted to let you know I made the drop cloth wreth and I love it! It works great for any decor! Thanks for the diy! Ps I can't wait to see Whitney;s finished room!


    Thanks for the week roundup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Was busy organizing all the kitchen cupboards-all done (phew)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope your week was equally as productive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Image for Kathleen Kathleen

    I have a couple sets of the magnetic lashes and agree with others ~ just forget it! Can’t see what I am doing well enough to get the top and bottom magnets to “connect” ... !!! And I don’t know if they’re all as small as the ones I ordered and received, but even though I don’t have large eyes, these would not cover the width of my own lashes even if I DID manage to get them to get even close together! One of our daughters uses Rodan & Fields and she now has great lashes ~ they’re fluttering against her reading glasses! It’s pricey, but I’m convinced now: worth every penny! (And it’s available online, I’m sure.) I agree that you doing a post about your “lash experience” would be a hoot! Can’t wait for that one!!!

  12. Image for Kathleen Kathleen

    Will Amazon show the calculation of a 30% off discount, or just a flat price? It doesn’t mention that in the link/listing now ...

  13. Image for PJ PJ

    I loved reading about your Whitney. Your description of her likes and dislikes and her kind and caring heart reminded me so much of my own daughter whose career path led her to work as a grant writer for an animal rescue foundation. I so look forward to Whitney's post and hope that she is able to have the room of her dreams.

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