Random things on an almost March Saturday morning:

1.  Tonight is MORP at our school.  That’s prom spelled backwards.  It’s a fancy way of saying Sadie Hawkins.  My day will be spent in hair and make-up.

And last-minute shoe shopping.

2.  This was such a fun week on the blog.  We discussed the best neutral paint colors and talked about why sometimes life is just about showing up and talked about our decorating dilemmas here.

3.  Has anyone tried Whole 30 before?  In my never-ending quest to try to fit into the stirrup pants I wore in college, I’m thinking about trying it.

4.  Are you watching the Oscars on Sunday?  I think I’m just showing up for the dresses.

5.  I survived my mini-high school reunion this week.  I went to high school with my husband, so I just held on tightly to his hand and wore red lipstick and cute earrings.

And guess what?

It was actually fun.

(Can you even believe it?)

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

This beautiful spring entry.

I love the simplicity of it.

See the rest of the space here.

This is such an easy DIY.

She transformed a simple glassware vase to look like this.

See the entire project here.

This pink is the perfect transitional color for spring.

All that neutral and then the beautiful accent color.

See the rest of the room here.

I love this armoire.

It’s the perfect accent piece for the rest of this bedroom.

See the entire room here.


And in random news this week:

These flowers

When you feel uninspired

How to extend the life of an avocado

These money saving tips if you are building

This DIY art shelf

This art project

This house tour

I’ve never thought of weeding my house before

And this?

This is my favorite new blog.


Here’s her tutorial on how to make a deconstructed chair and these DIY dropcloth hearts and this easy countertop DIY and this hutch.

You’re welcome. 🙂

And one more for the road.

This is such an easy-starter furniture project.

A DIY reclaimed wood stool.

Happy random Saturday to you.

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    Thanks for the week wrap-up!!!!! Enjoy all the new ideas!!!!! Glad the reunion was fun and sounds like you will be busy with MORP!!! Sending you happiness....................

  2. Image for Susie Susie

    Yes Karianne I did Whole 30 for a month. It was hard but good for a reset. I did lose about 10 pounds but would not recommend it as a weight loss program because the weight came back on as I went back to regular eating. The one way I have really lost weight was so simple - eat only when your body tells you it is hungry, put your fork down when your body feels full and DO NOT eat again until your body tells you it’s hungry again. Sounds too good to be true but it is the way we were made. We have a great inner mechanism that tells us when we need food and when we have had enough. It takes some practice but anyone can learn and become an expert. Thanks again for your blog and your wonderful way of sharing life!

  3. Image for Jenn Jenn

    Oh, reunions! I went to my 20 year and left feeling a bit depressed. I was like...oh goodness do we really look this old? It was hard to see that everyone except me had aged! HA! But really it was kind of like a bad surprise. Perhaps that just shows my vanity? Glad you enjoyed yours!

  4. Image for jillian jillian

    As mentioned above, whole 30 is not a good weight loss program. Some people love Keto, I feel' trim healthy momma' is a great program, Really healthy...loss is slower but so doable. It seems complicated at first, but isn't really. Stringent programs seem to fail most people. No weighing, measuring, being obsessed with every bite or writing down every bite. BTW you look great.

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    I did the whole 30 diet, and I found out how many foods did not fair well with my body. Dairy not so good. But....I still eat some cheese. Most hard cheese are fine. Thank God wine was still on the list. Yogurt I can’t eat at all, but found out how much I love oatmeal. After the 30 days you introduce a food group you took away while on the diet ( only one at a time ) then back on the whole 30 for 3 days and so on. This way you know what foods to avoid. I lost 8 lbs. Good luck. The hardest thing was giving up wine. I only drink on the weekend, but it was hard. Much love, Rose 🌹

  6. Image for Barbara Barbara

    I don’t watch any of the “Hollywood Elite” awards shows any more. Too political now, I don’t need paid actors to tell me what to believe and trying to force their liberal opinions on us !

    1. Image for Cindy in Oklahoma Cindy in Oklahoma

      I know. Don't you hate it when the "Hollywood Elite" dares to promote equality, compassion and peace? I mean really. It's like they think they're citizens with all the same rights and freedoms as the rest of us or something.

  7. Image for sandi sandi

    K-anne if you are interested I could coach you for free! My husband lost 30 lbs last summer---gained some back from Sept (his b-day) through Christmas. Jan 3 he started again & has lost a min. of 15 lbs & really loves what he eats. He has even had a few glasses of dry wine. If he falls off the wagon he knows it immediately & jumps back on the next day. We are older so it is a bit harder to lose. I am small but only 4 ft. 11 so every bite shows on me so I do the program w/him & I order menus so I don't have to plan on what to fix. They even give a groc. list for the week. We do have occasional desserts (legal ones) & I make a bread w/out flour which is amazing esp. along with the chia raspberry jam (legal) & goat's cheese or avocado w/tomato. Oh my, I am getting hungry. PM me if you are interested & we can chat. It isn't an quick fix but for us it works. It is a keto program. I have to warn you, I crack the whip as a coach! :-)

  8. Image for Leila Jane Leila Jane

    When you refer us to other blogs as in your feature, "In Random News This Week", it gives quite a contrast sometimes in how other bloggers design their blogs. For example, one of the blogs today had print on it that was so small and so light, that there was no way I could read it. YOUR print is big enough and dark enough for me to read. I just wanted to give you that feedback from an older reader who notices these things, LOL! Thanks for your blog, KariAnne!

  9. Image for Maci Maci

    Thank you SO MUCH for the shout out! You have no idea how much I appreciate it. 🥰 Your followers are amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! ❤️❤️

  10. Image for kathy kathy

    I think you'd like kristywicks on IG. She has the most beautiful back yard garden area. Her decorating is very clean and bright. I love seeing her husband cook meals for them both on her stories.

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