Random thoughts on a sunny, slightly chilly Saturday morning:

1. Are you watching basketball now? We are hooked. All those years of living in Kentucky and we are a basketball family. I have two brackets and I picked everything that started with Texas.

So far, so good.

2. I know I’ve recommended this before, but y’all.

Nothing can compare to this mascara.

And it’s under $5.

3. Also, I found the solution to television cords that hang on the wall. We had an Apple TV that I couldn’t figure out where to put once the television was on the wall.

And then I discovered this and this.

4. It was an amazing week on the blog. We discussed simple ideas for decorating a spring porch and my new favorite room and we all talked about how I was wrong.

5. I have the best tip if you paint your nails at home. Make sure to wrap the polish (and the top coat) over the top of the nails to prevent chipping.

6. We have supper club tonight and I have the CUTEST dress to wear from this company that’s having an amazing sale right now. And that reminds me. I’ve gotten tons of requests for where I’m clothes shopping now that I’ve lost the weight. Does that seem like something y’all might be interested in? Let me know.

And now?

I have the best round-up to show you.


This living room.

I love her entire home.

You can see it here.

Have you ever heard of bread art before?

Oh, good.

Me, either.


See the entire recipe and food DIY here.

Love this idea for a vintage mirror.

Good thing I have a few.

See the entire DIY here.

And this.

Just this.

All the details on this room and neutral decorating found here.


And in random news:

This adorable edible vegetable garden

I loved this book

This neighborhood tour

This Swedish villa (wait until you see the staircase)

This craft room tour

11 easy grow plants for first-time gardeners

These looked yummy

This carrot wreath

I’m pinning this

This spring tablescape

This paper flower wreath

This banana bread

And this house never disappoints.

These simple spring decorating ideas.

And one more for the road.

Here’s the spring yard sale tour of my house.

Happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Tina Tina

    Sorry Karianne but the link to whatever you discover regarding the cords and the Apple TV goes to the mascara. As you home is gorgeous and you always discover the best stuff, I can't wait to see what it was.

  2. Image for Karen Mary Karen Mary

    Such great ideas! LOVE the neighborhood tour especially. Would love for you to share more clothing sources. Your lilac (?) dress is gorgeous. Ordered two blouses from Joules last week. Where else to shop? Thanks for the lovely Saturday break, as always!

  3. Image for Debra Debra

    I love all your decorating ideas and recommendations! You suggested someting to hide cords for your TV but when i click on it it goes to Amazon for mascara??

  4. Image for Karen Karen

    What a craft room. Weighing in on clothing feature, only because you asked, would not be my thing personally. Your last image is so cute in the lavender dress! Happy spring.

  5. Image for Mary Joan Mary Joan

    Yes please! We want all the deets on your cute clothes starting with the white lace top you were wearing in your yard sale blog. I’m obsessed with that top! You look amazing by the way! Happy Spring!

    1. Image for Tina Tina

      Thank you. I'm so glad I didn't miss out on that item! Congratulations on your weight loss. You look wonderful and I love all of your new clothes!

  6. Image for Laurie J Clark Laurie J Clark

    Hi KariAnne! I wanted to say I love your blog...makes me giggle and always brings a smile and new ideas. I would like to know what you found for TV cords on the wall. The link comes up with your favorite mascara instead. Thanks so much!

  7. Image for AnnTN AnnTN

    I was watching basketball until Tennessee lost in first round. I'll be watching Tennessee women's basketball tomorrow. Today I'm watching Tennessee women's softball. I like college sports. 🏀⚾

  8. Image for Linda Boyte Linda Boyte

    The mascara is beyond great. As a 74 year old my eyelashes have disappeared. This makes them show up again. Thanks.

  9. Image for Janet Janet

    I'd definitely be interested in your new outfits, because I not only decorating my home but also love to look good too. You look great!

  10. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Just checked the link for the TV cord and it still goes to the mascara. Love the Saturday wrap up and thank you for taking the time to compile it for us. You are awesome!

  11. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Great T Keeps this week, KA. Thank you! My niece is a freshman at UK - home of the most intense bb fans in the country, in my opinion. So yes, we're fans too. That's my little sister's alma mat - the cheerleader and her cheer girls. Her youngest (senior in hs) picked UK too. Neither cheer girls are trying out though. They're burned out - plus those two Yankees are too tall for UK cheer. : - ) But they'll certainly be the loudest cheer fans in the bleachers. haha. Hope you're having a fabulous weekend. Happy first day of spring!

  12. Image for Holly Bullard Holly Bullard

    Hi Karianne I grew up in Dallas (born & raised) and now I live in the Lucas- Fairview area outside of Allen, Tx. Can you please tell me your favorite spots for estate sales and home re-sale shops. My husband and I love to shop at places that are unique and unusual. Thank you. I grew up in the Marsh-WT White area, what area did you and your husband grow up in? My father & grandfather owned a business off of 75 & Haskell Ave

  13. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    It's always nice to come home from church, eat and sit down to relax and read Thistlekeeping. Thank you for all your hard work, to bring us so much joy!!

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