Random thoughts on a chilly Saturday in February:

1.  Are you watching Victoria?  She is the cutest queen ever.  We were watching the latest episode last night and there’s the sweetest scene between Albert and Victoria where they are making up after a fight and he looks into her eyes and you want to freeze that moment forever.

2.  If you have read this blog for more than a hot minute, you know I don’t cook.  But when it gets cold?  I bake.  Here is the recipe for the BEST pie crust on the PLANET.  All you need is a cold day, three ingredients and a little time.

3.  There is nothing more entertaining than 10th-grade gossip.  Especially if you are not in 10th grade anymore.

4.  Most of Whitney’s new room just arrived on the UPS truck and its sitting in the living room.

(total aside:  if you are in the DIY and Decorating Facebook group, those were all the boxes that were all over the place in the tour).

I can’t wait to show you the before and after.  She is so excited she’s pointing her toes and twirling.

Here’s to amazing Saturdays everywhere.

And now?

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


Why didn’t I think of this brilliant idea?

Here’s how to use sugar lids for hooks.

DIY found here.

Love this fun room with the mural on the wall.

She hand-drew this.

See the rest of the room here.

Love the coziness of this space.

And the brilliant idea to hang the throw like that on the back of the chair.

See the rest of the room here.

My friend, Yvonne from StoneGable (whose house is on the COVER of my latest book) has a new decorating course to help you decorate with confidence.

I adore her style and her heart.

Check out the course here.


And in random news this week:

These floors

How to add bokeh to your photos

This tutorial

How to score vintage Craigslist finds

This trend reminds me of the Brady Bunch

This sweet tribute

These wall murals

These adorable Valentine baskets

These built-in cabinet ideas

And this.

This renovation before and after.  I love the detail of her posts.

One more for the road.

I was looking back at pictures on the blog and found these shutter wall pictures from the upstairs room with two different looks.

See the shutter wall here.

And here.

Happy random Saturday to you.

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  1. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Thanks for more amazing week wrap-up!!!! How do you do it all?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Image for Kris Kris

    I love both shutter walls! So fun! I enjoy Victoria .... but last week's episode means I lost my favorite character! Boo! I want Skerrett back!!! Will you be watching Les Miserables?

  3. Image for Christine Salek Christine Salek

    Love Victoria. I am a week behind and just watched the one when they are fighting-look forward to the make up ! They are both adorable !

  4. Image for PJ PJ

    Hi, KariAnne. Can I just jump in to the current shows of Victoria, or should I seek out past episodes and play catch up?

  5. Image for Peg Peg

    That bittersweet goodbye, the built-in china cabinets, and that before and after renovation??! Gah!! Love, love!!! xoxo

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