Random thoughts on a rainy Saturday morning:

1. One more sleep until September. Can you believe I just typed that? Are you asking yourself the same question I am? WHERE DID SUMMER GO?

2. Last night was our first football game. It was 72 degrees yesterday in Texas under those Friday Night Lights.

It’s a football miracle.

3. All of my family came in to see the twins on the football field. Westerbess was on the 45-yard line as a varsity cheerleader and Whit was second from the end in the kick line in the varsity drill team on the field.

I could see their smiles up all the way up in the stand.

4. It was a good week on the blog. We talked about my favorite chair and how it’s on sale right now and my before and after crackled farmhouse table and how to make a brick path even cuter and what happens when you can’t un-stink the stink.

5. And in 2009 news, I just started playing Words With Friends again.

Did you know that kamotiq is a seven letter word that ends with Q?

Just in case you needed to throw it down on your next game.

And now?

Let’s see what I found this week around the pages of the interwebs.

This fall table.

And this story.

Read the sweetest post here.

These yummy cinnamon rolls.

Perfect for fall and cold mornings.

See the recipe here.

This super simple DIY for this tray.

Love this idea for a Christmas present.

See the DIY here.

And this simple DIY vase.

It’s so easy and you’ll never believe what she used to make it.

See the entire DIY here.


And in random news this week

This is the prettiest table setting

Loving these front porches

This farm tour

This idea is brilliant

I’m making this for fall

I can’t wait to watch this

8 apps for the next time you go thrift store shopping

Lamps Plus is having a GIANT Labor Day Sale

Less than two weeks until this (but who’s counting)

How to start fall

And my favorite new blog I found for you all. I met her at Haven and she is the SWEETEST person on the planet.

You go friend.

You are amazing.

Follow along with her here.

And one more for the road.

This amazing fall craft is so much EASIER than it looks.

DIY felted acorns.

See the entire tutorial here or pin it for later.

Happy Random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Janette Janette

    Always look forward to this post especially, so many things ,you are so busy and that film snippet....OMG I can not wait it looks amazing, thanks for sharing Kerrianne. Have the best weekend won't you.xx

  2. Image for PJ PJ

    Donkeys again! KariAnne, you are making it very difficult to not add donkeys to our farm menagerie. Have an amazing weekend!

  3. Image for Lynn W Lynn W

    Lots of cool stuff on this post!! I’m trying the diy vase for sure!! Love it! Have a wonderful holiday weekend with your family🌞

  4. Image for Kris Kris

    Ooh, I didn't know about the Little Women re-make! I had to share the trailer with my daughter. I'm a big fan of the Winona Rider version but my daughter and I also enjoyed the recent PBS version. Looks like a movie is in our future ... well, for me, two movies .... because Downton!

  5. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    So much to see and always enjoy. I have three separately made movies of "Little Women" made in different years and so far they have done a good remake can't wait to see this one. Downton Abbey, i can not wait for this either i loved that series and all the people in it, so good. Thanks for another wonderful Thistlekeeping.

  6. Image for Jenn Jenn

    KariAnne, thank you for sharing my post this week! You are so kind and generous with your talents! So many great projects and blogs to check out here! Hope your weekend was great!


    Love your weekly summaries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can not believe it is in the 70's in Texas. Bet everyone enjoyed watching the twins (and of course the football game)!!!! We are working in California and it is 104 right now;(. Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Image for Peg Peg

    I don't know where to start, .from the shot of the rustic table in the woods, to those adorable felted acorns! I can't even!! Love, love!!! xoxo

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