Random thoughts on a beautiful almost fall morning:

1. Before I got married I had no idea that a football game had four downs. Or running backs. Or wide receivers. Or field goals or holding penalties or flea flickers or onside kicks or fumbles or extra points or interceptions.

But now?

I am ALL IN.

I can’t help it. I love football.

We went to a game last night and there will be more football today and more tomorrow. Are you all about football, too?

Who is your team?

2. It was an amazing week on the blog. I talked about my favorite faux fall pumpkins and completely transformed a plastic shed and shared the first fall home tour of the season.

3. I found out yesterday that one of our friends just opened up a candy shop next to silos in Waco.

I’m so excited.

Another excuse to visit Waco.

4. I’m talking at the Pinner’s Conference again in downtown Dallas. I’m sharing decorating projects and ideas and fun, creative ways to make your home your own. If you are going to be there today, I’m in room 8 at 2:30.

Hope to see you there.

And now?

Let’s see all the amazing stuff I found for us this week.

This bedroom.


I think I stared at this picture for at least five minutes.

See the rest of the room here.

What is it about a red truck?

It totally says fall to me.

Get your free red truck fall printable here.

This beautiful fall table.

And the best part? She decorated it with thrift store finds from around her house.

See the entire table here.

And this.

100 fall pumpkin decorating ideas.

You know how much I love pumpkins, but there are ideas that I never even thought of.

See the entire pumpkinpalooza here.


And in random news this week:

These free printable Thanksgiving placemats

This fall is so fun

This cozy kitchen

This creative IKEA hack

DIY screen printing

This looks so yummy

This upcycled dresser

This super simple hairstyle

This simple fall idea

It’s finally time for this

And I wanted to introduce you to one of my favorite new blogs.

She is amazing. She’s funny and smart and creative and thinks up projects like this and this and incredible cookie decorating ideas like this.

Painted Plywood Sub Floor

And one more for the road.

Remember when I painted my plywood subfloors?

I’m about to do it again. Here are all the tips and ideas and hints you need to know about painting a floor like this.

You can see it here.

happy random Saturday to you

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    Starting with that beautiful bedroom - ahhh all I wanted to do was climb in!!!! Can you imagine how that would feel..............................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Loved all the ideas. You are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!Enjoy your football weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  2. Image for Denise Cox Denise Cox

    I LOVE little red trucks!!! And the thing is, my fascination just started the past several years, Perhaps because I am getting older and becoming more reminiscent... 🤔. Thank-you for finding the lovely print of the red truck. It's one of the prettiest I've seen!!!.

  3. Image for Terry Terry

    Football!!! Thank goodness football season finally got here! My teams- Aggies Cowboys Chiefs (Mahomes grew up a few miles from us.) Broncos

  4. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    So much information, avocado peeling being used to dye material pink, that is amazing. I learned so much, thanks and hope you had a good time. I loved your floor in your other house.

  5. Image for Debby Debby

    I am beside myself with excitement about Downton Abbey!!!!!!! I know I will need to see it at least twice as I will miss things the first time.

  6. Image for Donna Bray Donna Bray

    Yes! Love football! My team is the University of Louisville. Go Cards! It's part of Autumn right? Enjoy your team and this wonderful season. May your days be filled with cool breezes, leaves skipping along the road and chili! Love chili, yummy 🍂

  7. Image for Janine Waite Janine Waite

    Oh my goodness, can you imagine my surprise when I saw that you generously mentioned my website? Thanks a million, KariAnne for your lovely post!, I have to tell you that your stories and posts are seriously my favorites. Hope to meet you in person one of these days in Waco!

  8. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

    Love all of today’s inspiration!! And the painted floors! Yes. Again and again. Never gets old. Happy Fall!

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