Random thoughts on a wintery new year’s morning:

1. I loved the response to the post yesterday. I think I’m going to make it an annual tradition. It takes a village to write this blog.

2. How did you spend your New Year’s day? I organized my closet and watched football and played games and ate chicken and broccoli.

3. I’m opening up my mastermind again at the end of the month. If you want to grow your blog (or even just start one), I’d love to have you join me. You can sign up for the waitlist here.

4. Have you ever played the game Catan before? Zack brought it home and we LOVE IT. We are officially addicted to it. There is so much strategy and so many ways to buy wheat and turn it into cities and get longest road and end up ruling the country.

5. It was a fun week on the blog. I shared my top 10 reader’s favorite posts of the year and put together the top 10 best-selling home decor items of the year and my favorite organizing tips and the best DIY projects of 2020. It’s been a great year.

And now?

Let’s see what’s been going on around the web.

Here’s a hint.

Tons of organizing and fresh starts.

Need to organize your garden?

Here’s a fun post on how to build your own recycling and garden center.

See the DIY here.

This is such a fun idea for winter.

Simple tips to tint clear glass.

See the DIY here.

Looking to organize your pantry?

Here are these cute free pantry labels.

And tons of organizing tips, too.

And this post is genius.

Here’s how to put away your Christmas decor with next year in mind.

See all the tips here.


And in random news:

These homemade soup noodles

This book club book

Organizing tips you should ignore

How to paint vinyl floors

This amazing conservatory

How to make dutch oven sourdough bread

These top beauty products of 2020

I’m so excited about this planner

It’s never too late

The top 20 NYC designers

Tips for simplifying

And these daily reminders are gold.

Take care of yourself in 2021. You are the only you that you’ve got.

One more for the road:

If you’ve ever thought about starting a blog (or making money online), here are a few ways I can help.

1. I have a monthly coaching group that’s super affordable (and so much fun). It opens at the end of the month and you can sign up for the waitlist here.

2. I also offer one-on-one coaching (I’ve done over 900 of these and I LOVE THEM). You can see more about that here.

3. I’ve written a few posts that might help, too.

4. If you ever have any questions, just know that I’m an e-mail away!


Happy 2021

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  1. Image for Gail Cunningham Gail Cunningham

    Happy New Year KariAnne, I always enjoy reading your posts, thank you for writing them. Best wishes to you fo!r continued success on all things/people important to you! Great pic by the way! No returning a comment to me....save your time and energy for other things!

  2. Image for Carrie Carrie

    Happy New Year! Thanks for the post (yesterday) that included some great advice as well as my own. I love the idea of you making it an annual call out! Reading your Saturday round ups is always good to refresh my soul, rejuvenate me and spur a bit of creativity, too! Big love to you and yours in 2021~

  3. Image for Kris Kris

    I gotta admit .... I don't love high strategy games that take a long time to play. I do, however, love games that make us laugh. This year my kids received (from Santa aka mom) Poetry for Neanderthals and if you want a good belly laugh, that's the game to play.

  4. Image for Sonya Sonya

    Happy New Year KariAnne. So many wonderful nuggets in this one and so honored to be included. I need to check out the Catan game, our family loved playing bored games and the post on tinting bottles is genius and looks simple enough, just the way I like it. I hope the new year brings many blessings to you and your family.

  5. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    Thank you for all these posts every Saturday, so enjoyed. Happy New Year and I loved that last picture of you, looking so pretty, have a blessed day.

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