Random thoughts on a rainy Saturday morning:

1. I’m heading out to a baseball game.  I can’t help it.  I miss is so much.  My son played his last high school baseball game last year and now I’m going to watch my nephew.

It’s true what they say.  Life goes on after this dirt.

2. I just got back from Tulsa where I designed the second product line.  I can’t WAIT for all of you to see it.  I have two hints:  blue and white and dining room table.

3. It was an amazing week on the blog.  We styled our glass front kitchen cabinets and made monogrammed planters and created a mini black and white grocery store with its own fruit stand.

4. I am sitting here typing this post wearing bell bottoms.  Yes.  I said it.  BELL BOTTOMS.  I missed them the first time around, but this time?  I’m representing.

5.  And just in case no one else has mentioned it today?  You are amazing.

I wanted you to know now.

Monday is around the corner.

And now?

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

This Easter place setting and these eggs.


Spring has never looked cuter.

You can see more here.

This is such a clever project.

How to make your own DIY bee skep.

See the instructions here.

Flower projects in your future?

Here’s how to dry flowers in seconds.

DIY found here.

Love this combo.

Wood plank walls and blue and white plates.

See the rest of the space here.


And in random news this week:

This advice is so simple it’s brilliant

Drew Barrymore has a new line at Walmart

This downsizing story’

This pecan pie recipe

Have you seen this new HGTV show?

Have you ever tried this?

FAQ’s on drop cloth drapes

Jane Austen and wellness

This mudroom

And this.  This spring kitchen.  #springkitchengoals

And one more for the road.

In super EXCITING NEWS!!!!!!!! I’m co-hosting Becoming this year!

If you have been before—you know what I’m talking about when I’m saying this conference is AMAZING.  It’s in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina at the Lake Junaluska Conference and retreat center.  Becoming is all about crafting and creating and decorating and making and laughing and just BEING.  And it’s SO AFFORDABLE.  It’s from Friday to Sunday, July 26-28 and it’s only $100.  That’s right. $100 for the WEEKEND.

You will leave renewed and refreshed and equipped with amazing tools to make your life simpler and sweeter and a little brighter.

You can find more details at the Becoming website for lodging options or you can follow along with their facebook page here.

And here’s the BEST PART!

Anyone who purchases Becoming tickets by March 31 (there’s only today or tomorrow left) will be entered to win two free pre-conference, hands-on workshops, as well as two free boat cruise tickets (value over $100.)

Sign-up HERE.

Can’t WAIT to meet you!

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  1. Image for cindy@countyroad407 cindy@countyroad407

    OH MY WORD! I've never heard of Becoming! I am on my way to check this out. Sounds awesome. Thanks for the feature and I miss the days of game watching too. Thumbs up for the nephew though! Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Image for Sonya Sonya

    First off younhqd me at blue and white and I can’t wait to see what the new line is. Also, I went to the very first Becoming Conference but have not been able to go again. Might have to make it this year.


    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The new line and the Becoming Conference!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You must be over the moon with happiness and excitement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Image for Lynn W Lynn W

    Love bell bottoms!! I’m positive that you’re rocking yours!🥰 Can’t wait to see your new line! Also, the Drew Barrymore line at Walmart in person! Yay weekend 🌞⚾️🌺

  5. Image for Carol@BlueskyatHome Carol@BlueskyatHome

    I wish I had heard of Becoming. It sounds awesome in a beautiful place. Already committed to going to Haven, but will have to consider Becoming Conference for next year.

  6. Image for Shelia P. Shelia P.

    Hi Karianne! Congratulations on the new line! You must be tickled pink?! I’m so happy for you!!! 😊. I just read your little segment about life after this dirt and it brought back so many memories of taking my son to his games, cheering him on etc... it all started with T ball. I wasn’t even aware you had a son! lol! I’m fairly new to your blog so I guess I’ve missed posts where you’ve mentioned having kids other than the twins. Girl, I’ve got some catching up to do, haha! Also loved the segment about downsizing, which is what’s up next for me. Eek! Thanks for a great post, and again, congratulations! Have a great Sunday! 😊

  7. Image for Peg Peg

    What a wonderful edition of Thistlekeeping! The dried flower tutorial is going to be a girls night craft!! Congratulations on the new line!!! xoxo

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