Random thoughts on a melting Saturday morning:

1. In amazing weather news, the snow is meeeellllllttttttting. I never thought I’d be so happy to see snow show up.

And even happier to see it leave.

2. I found the MOST AMAZING mascara. It works so well and doesn’t clump and has over 120,000 reviews and it stays on and the best part?

It’s under $5.

You can find it at most stores or if you don’t want to get out in the snow you can order it here.

3. I am all about Ben Rector. Do you ever listen to him? Just listen to this love song.

Doesn’t that make your day a little brighter?

4. This week on the blog we discussed painting brick and how it has held up and things from my house that I love that are on sale and this fun bedroom refresh with some budget friendly decorating ideas.

5. And what do you think about adding a big round skirted table in the bay window of this room?

I’m thinking yes? Blue and white with stacks of books and a rounder lamp?

Decorating minds want to know.

And now?

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

Doughnuts in an air fryer.


This recipe is reimagined to be gluten free and yummy.

See it here.

How to layer your bed linens.

Great advice for what to put where.

See the step-by-step here.

This pretty office chair slipcover.

In my favorite colors.

See the DIY here.

This is such a simple pretty idea for a spring centerpiece.

And it will last for months.

See the DIY here.


And in random news:

This tulip cupcake

This clever idea

Are black windows here to stay?

Love this review of my sweet friend

This before and after

What is your love language?

This amazing house tour

This swedish kitchen

When less is more

This creative DIY

An action plan for your garden

These creative winter home improvement projects

This laundry room design (those drawers)

Seven habits to change your life

And this.

This is one of the prettiest houses I have ever seen.

And one more for the road

My spring tour from last year

Did you know you can shop it here?

AND I CAN’T WAIT until next week!

I have SO MANY fun things I’ve been working on while we’ve been snowed it.

See you then!

Happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Kim | Shiplap and Shells Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    Happy Saturday KariAnne! I can't believe what you've all been dealing with on Texas. I'm glad it's warming up. I can't imagine you without internet! Beautiful features as always. Can't wait to sit down and read your last year's spring tour.

  2. Image for Nancy Cox Nancy Cox

    As for the prettiest house you have ever seen, it is a gorgeous home. But Karianne, your house is much prettier I would choose your home any day of the week girl.

  3. Image for Kris Kris

    Look at all those tulips! :) It's fun to see Thistlekeeping this Saturday--I wasn't sure you would be up to it (and I wouldn't blame you!). I'm not sure what bay window you want to put a table by--is it behind the sofa on the right? I have seen that look in other homes and I like it .... but please don't do the decorating trick where you hide the spines of the books to make things look color consistent. If the colors of the books are really bothersome to your aesthetic, I much prefer making matching covers .... but books are to be looked at and read and to do that, you need to see the titles on the spines! (Yes, this is one of those things that triggers me, haha).

  4. Image for Kim Waldorf Kim Waldorf

    So happy you are moving on the other side of all that snow! You have shared so many beautiful things this week. Those two home tours were AMAZING! Than you for always sharing such wonderful goodness, to brighten our Saturdays! Happy weekend, friend!

  5. Image for Dee Turk Dee Turk

    KariAnne, I so enjoyed spending time going through your posts, and the other's too. So many lovely posts, and info! Thanks so much for providing this! Happy Saturday!

  6. Image for Donna Donna

    Love, love black windows, especially the factory-type ones. And I do agree with Nancy about that house, a bit too perfect and not cozy. Thanks for all your ideas.

  7. Image for Mary Anne Berry Mary Anne Berry

    I live in Texas also. Wasn't the sun beautiful today?!? We still have to boil water and the grocery shelves are empty, but it's moving forward! I enjoy your blog and find it motivating to get things done! Looking forward to spring decorating already!

  8. Image for Elizabeth@pineconesandacorns Elizabeth@pineconesandacorns

    Love you Thistlekeeping posts! So happy that you are safe and warm and hopefully soon so many others in Texas will be as well. Love Julia's home and the review of Courtney's book. I don't think there is anything Miss Mustard Seed doesn't do well, she is very talented. Have a wonderful weekend. Looking forward to seeing what you are up too this week.

  9. Image for Tara @ Stilettos and Shiplap Tara @ Stilettos and Shiplap

    Okay I'm now obsessed with Ben Rector and I'm dying to try that mascara you recommended. Funny thing - I was literally just thinking I needed to find a new mascara since I wasn't happy with the one I have. This post is chock full of so many amazing ideas and links.....it's like opening a treasure chest. I love all the inspiration.

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