Random thoughts on a sunny Saturday morning:

1. I was just on a really fun podcast talking about all things decorating. There’s a whole lot of decorating talk and a whole lot of laughing. You can listen here.

2. I just got my hair highlighted for almost summer and I’m so happy. What is it about highlighted hair that makes the day brighter?

3. Is anyone else counting down the minutes until the Downton Abbey movie this fall? Seriously. Every time I go to the movies they are always showing that preview and I’m like get on the screen NOW.

4. It was a fun week on the blog. We discussed decorating with hydrangeas and celebrated that Whitney’s room was finished and took a yard sale tour of the house.

5. It was so hot in Texas this week.

Like way too hot for April.

90 degrees kind of hot. Yikes.

O Kentucky where art thou.

And now?

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

Isn’t this the cutest project for spring?

Burlap carrots.

You can see the entire DIY here.

And if there was a DIYville, this would be president.

This bunny bowl is such a fun project.

See the entire DIY here.

You could buy expensive cutting boards.

But why?

When you could make your own like these.

These beautiful Easter centerpieces are amazing.

Love the fresh colors and cabbage of this one.

The rest of the centerpiece ideas are found here.


And in random news this week:

This house tour

These super cute Easter printables

These budget-friendly tips

This is so clever

These porch swing plans

These flower cupcakes

This brunch cart

This fun wreath with lemons

Five things you can organize this weekend

And if you have a home office?

This is the post to inspire you

One more for the road.

Here’s a little before and after in my office.

The after includes these super-inexpensive drop cloth curtains.

See all the FAQ’s and how I made them here.

Happy random Saturday to you.

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  1. Image for CherylB CherylB

    Good morning Girl Sitting here in northern Ky.... 48°. In a turkey blind on opening turkey hunting morning !! What a beautiful way to start the morning.. watching nature ‘wake up’ the birds are chirping and chirping and I’m waiting for a big Tom to come in!! Nothings happening so thought I’d check on you for a minute lol

  2. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Loved your Thistles this week. Only prob was with Joanna's awesome home office inspiration - at least for me over half the links for sources weren't working. Ugh, But wow - just want to keep redoing my office - it is a slow but getting there process. Loved those white floating shelves. Thanks for the great reads, KA.

  3. Image for Kris Kris

    I'd take a little hot right now. We are having quite the snowstorm here in the mitten state. It would be beautiful in ..... winter ..... but now the calendar says "spring" and I am over it!!!! In other news--yes, bring on the Downton Abbey movie! I'm also hoping the Downton Abbey museum exhibit will come to a museum near me ....

  4. Image for PJ PJ

    Yes, I eagerly await the Downton Abbey film. I also look forward to the return of Poldark later this year. Will you be watching Les Miserables tonight?

  5. Image for Kate Kate

    I love these posts. Just wanted to give you a heads up the "five things you can organize this weekend" link didn't work for me. It took me to the Magnolia office link instead.

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