Random thoughts on a rainy Saturday morning:

1. I cannot thank you enough for all the opinions yesterday. I read each and every one and you all are the BEST. You are so helpful and insightful and help me think of things I never thought of and give me new perspective to look at things from a fresh perspective.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I can’t wait to show you the room when it’s finished.

2. We have a handful of tickets left for the Waco Retreat. I would love to have you join us.

You can read all about it here.

3. I’m writing a decorating column for American Farmhouse Style Magazine. The first column is in the issue that’s on stands now. You can see the magazine here and look for it at a newsstand near you. They also did the nicest feature on my last book, But Where Do I Put the Couch.

4. It was an amazing week here on the blog. I asked for opinions on this room and shared the cutest winter to spring wreath and I shared five Valentine’s projects and we discussed my top 10 best cleaning tips for the home.

5. And next week? It’s going to be an incredible one. Here’s what’s coming up on the blog:

  • Monday: Mirrored staircase how to
  • Wednesday: Before and after bathroom room reveal
  • Thursday: The cutest spring project
  • Friday: Colorful spring home decor finds under $20
  • Saturday: Thistlekeeping

6. What is your favorite romantic comedy? The twins and I are compiling a list for spring break.

And now?

Here are some of my favorite finds from around the web this week.

This is such a simple tip to add bulk to your moldings.

And the best part?

It costs less than a $1 a square foot.

See the DIY here.

This post on how to make french bread.

Doesn’t that bread look like art?

See the recipe here.

This simple tip to change the look of your sofa.

And I love these colors together, too.

See the post here.

These frosty pinecones for winter.

And 14 other simple winter decorating ideas.

See the ideas here.


And in random news this week:

This life advice

This amazing living room

2020 design resolutions

These creative Valentine’s Day fonts

This English cottage style home

These books to read

These wall ideas for your home

These tips to grow your Instagram

This super simple DIY

And for all the spring projects here’s a creative idea:

How to make a nest

And one more for the road.

Here’s a creative way to hide your trashcan.

See the DIY here.

happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Betsy Betsy

    KariAnne, Happy Saturday to you! I'm so excited for you being in American Farmhouse Style magazine. I think it's one of the best publications around. Each room makes me want to take everything apart in my house and start over. The link to the English Cottage was so lovely and now I'm trying to convince my husband to make the pedestal DIY for our adult children for Christmas this year. Thanks so much for all the eye candy and gift ideas. xoxoxoxoxo

  2. Image for Stephanie Carrico Stephanie Carrico

    PS I Love You and Leap Year , come to mind. Always love the links you share on Saturday. Look forward to laundry reveal.

  3. Image for Gina Gina

    Congratulations on the column! The rom/coms that i loved considering the twins age are classics like Sabrina, the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, the 1958 version of Aunie Mame with Rosalind Russell, Grease, and I wasn't too into it, but the Princess Bride is classic. Legally blonde is a cute one.

  4. Image for Carole West Carole West

    Romantic comedy - my favorites are you ready? here goes.... #1 Pretty Woman followed by Runaway Bride. . Love - how to lose a guy in 10 days and of course Music and lyrics. Let me keep going with sleepless in seattle and of course you've got mail I love that one because I remember that dial up sound like it was yesterday. Sweet Home Alabama fantastic and I can keep going with Notting Hill and What Women Want, So many more because I love a good romantic comedy. Have a great day!

  5. Image for laura@everydayedits.co laura@everydayedits.co

    Oh my daughter and I loved BBC Pride and Prejudice with a very young oh blanking on his name... not hugh grant but the other one in bridget jones. my daughter and I binged gilmore girls one summer. Loved it. What is that actor's name.... mr. darcy.... COLIN FIRTH!

  6. Image for Cristie Cristie

    My all time favorite Romantic Comedy is “You’ve Got Mail” .. I think I’ve watched it at least 100 times. 😄

  7. Image for Erin Erin

    Classic one: My Man Godfrey and The Philadelphia Story. Sense and Sensibility (the one with Emma Thompson. You’ve Got Mail (though I prefer the original Shop Around the Corner with Jimmy Stuart). And I’m enjoying the new Amazon series Modern Love.

  8. Image for Terese Pace Terese Pace

    Hey Friend! Without a doubt The favorite romantic comedy of mine And my 5 daughters is “You’ve Got Mail” With Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan We also like the original version of that starring Jimmy Stewart “ The Shop Around The Corner” And my husband and I like And have liked for over 34 years now “When Harry Met Sally”(although, sadly, the F word is spoken) We’ve just gotten used to fast forwarding those parts Enjoy!

  9. Image for Stephanie Brown Stephanie Brown

    I love your book lists! Chick Flicks are my favorite. Here is my list.. Gone With The Wind You've Got Mail Sweet Home Alabama While You Were Sleeping Hope Floats Dirty Dancing The Notebook

  10. Image for Kristin Kristin

    I look forward to Saturday mornings for your post! You pass along the best things you have come across in the past week. I enjoy it so!!!

  11. Image for JanL JanL

    behind in reading your posts for past week, I'll try to catch up soon.Quickly skimming your Saturday post - Favorite romantic comedy of ALL time: Princess Bride!! Then You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, While You Were Sleeping, Runaway Bride. Favorite line ever in a movie, from Princess Bride "As You Wish".

  12. Image for Kris Kris

    Loved the English cottage! I'm a cottage girl all the way. I'm not a huge rom com person, but I do love While You Were Sleeping, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill and Came Down a Mountain.

  13. Image for Suzanne Suzanne

    1)The Proposal 2)Runaway Bride 3)Win a Date with Tad Hamilton 4)My Best Friend’s Wedding 5)Sixteen Candles In no random order!!!

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