Random thoughts on a cold and chilly almost March morning:

1. My husband’s birthday gift to me? He downloaded all of my pictures onto an external hard drive. I have no idea what an external hard drive is. I have no idea how to work it.

All I know is that it’s holding thousands and thousands of pictures in its hot little hands.

2. My friend gave me the most AMAZING lotion bar that she made for me for my birthday, too. Have you ever used a lotion bar before? It looks like soap, but it’s lotion.


My skin feels like it’s 20.

3. I just changed my perfume. Have you ever smelled Kai?


I cannot even begin to tell you how much I LOVE IT. My favorite thing is that you can smell it even after you spray it. Most perfumes you spray on and you can’t smell the scent any more. But I can smell it for hours after I put it on.

And it just makes you feel pretty.

4. It was an amazing week on the blog. We shared all the tips for making your tulips last for weeks and discussed the best before and after and I showed you how to make a duvet cover from a sheet and tips for putting on a duvet cover, too.

5. I’m so excited to get to watch my nephew play in the championship basketball game this afternoon and then we have supper club tonight.

And now?

Need a little inspiration on a chilly morning?


I can’t WAIT for summer.

Especially for our summer garden.

So excited to follow along with these gardening plans.

This french baguette recipe.

Look at how delicious those look.

See the recipe here.

This Saint Patrick’s Day tablescape created on a budget.

See that clover topiary?

You can see how she made it here.

And this beautiful FREE printable.

It’s so pretty for spring.

You can download it here.


And in random news:

These beautiful words of encouragement

This summer cottage

This looks perfect for a cold day

11 ways to uncomplicate your life

I need to make this

These 25 tips from top designers

The perfect flowers for a cutting garden

This FREE pretty spring printable

The cutest birdhouse DIY

These shamrock cookies

These tips for layering light

This blueberry cake looks delicious

This simple centerpiece idea

And this.

I’m SO EXCITED about this! Such a fun concept and I can’t wait to talk.

And one more for the road:

Because I’m feeling all sentimental and mushy today.

I’ll leave you with this story.

Happy Random Saturday To You

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

    Can't wait to sit down and spend time going through all these amazing features this week KariAnne. Loved your blog post on making a duvet cover with your sheet. I shared it on my weekly round up! Have fun at the basketball game.

  2. Image for Renae Renae

    I always look forward to seeing what you find each week. It's such fun Saturday morning reading. Thank you so much for sharing my post. I truly appreciate you.

  3. Image for JC JC

    Happy, happy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, again and again....I think we need to make birthdays a whole year celebration. We all need some new happy to our days this year.😁 I am LOVING that garden inspiration and alfreso dining. Thank you! I'm putting my project list together for our yards and patio refresh. Exciting! A lotion bar? Do share more! My hands are saying they need somethin' with a year of dryness from extra hand washing. 🥴

    1. Image for Missy Noonan Missy Noonan

      I'm so glad you joined us! I love KariAnne's book and so are the group members! I hope you can join us when KariAnne joins us for a LIVE CHAT to talk about the book on Sat. March 27! 10:30 a.m.

  4. Image for Cindy Rust Cindy Rust

    Karianne, thank you so much for sharing our reclaimed picket fence crate project!! It made my day to see this here :). I'm excited to read all the things you shared!!

  5. Image for Carrie Carrie

    You never disappoint...and between you and me? I love your style and advice you offer so generously....my favorite things you share? Your heart. Through stories of dads and coupons with no expiration date....love,love, love.Now to pivot in another direction.... have you held any rooms on clubhouse yet? I keep looking for you there (and am also thrilled you’ll be a part of a book club! How exciting ❤️)

  6. Image for Joy Joy

    Happy birthday karianne!!! I hope you had a wonderful day. Looking forward to spring and all of it’s bright flowers!! 🌸🌼🌸

  7. Image for Kristin Laurie Kristin Laurie

    You really know how to tell a story. I just loved that and you are correct. Showing up is really everything! I continue to enjoy your blog. Thank you! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I too am a long time fan of Kai! It’s all I every use! Love it.

  8. Image for Sharon Sharon

    Thanks so much for the tip on how to put on the duvet cover. I was seriously considering getting rid of my comforters because putting the duvet covers on them is SO much trouble. I can't wait to try the method you shared. Who knows, maybe it will work so well that I might even try my hand at making new covers from sheets! I'm not much of a seamstress, but I do have a sewing machine. Also, thanks for the tip about using sheets that are a size smaller than the comforter. I think that my covers are too big, which is part of the problem.

  9. Image for Carol Carol

    I love these Saturday posts and so love going through each and everyone of your selections, grateful you've have taken the time to find the best of the best! I have printed recipes, copied decorating vignettes, wished for "homes or seaside cottages like theirs" and attempted garden layouts or improving curbside views. Thanks for my hopes and dreams KariAnne! Carol

  10. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    What an amazing day and all the fun I had looking through these, food, crafts and garden, you covered them all. You have a good man, who knows what makes you happy and that's a lot. Have a wonderful week.

  11. Image for CoCo CoCo

    What a thoughtful surprise, Karianne, thank you so much for the sweet shout-out on my encouragement for the weary post and birdhouse makeover post too. I really appreciate it. You're always finding considerate ways to make others feel special and encouraged. It's such an inspiration! I hope your week is richly blessed, CoCo

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