Random thoughts on an exciting basketball Saturday:

1. I’m so excited about book club this morning at 10:30. I’m going live at 10:30 CST. You can still sign up to join us (it’s FREE) here.

2. Here’s a fun video I filmed this week with all of my favorite beauty finds (including an amazing chin mask).

3. If you’ve been following along with the tale of the 50-year-old Pittosporums that were severely affected by the snowstorm? In super, super sad news we had to cut them back to the roots this week. I’m cheering those 50-year-old roots on more than the Baylor Bears.

4. It was a fun week on the blog. We talked about how to hide the television cords and how to decorate a dough bowl and I shared some of my favorite cozy finds.

And I told you I’ve been shopping for my mother.

5. I’m headed out today to find more Mandevilla for the porches to distract myself from the Pittosporum roots.

And now?

Are you ready?

Grab some refreshment. It’s been an amazing week.

Here are some of my favorite finds.

Look at this adorable Easter place setting.

She used egg crates and she stamped her eggs.

You can see the entire table here.

If you have ever dreamed of brick floors?

This is the post for you.

Here are all the details on how to install it.

This fun beach cottage spring tour.

I love how she decorates with vintage finds.

You can take the tour here.

And this.

I saved the best for last.

This is the before. Pick up your jaw because YOU WON’T BELIEVE THE AFTER.

You can see it here.


And in random news:

This pretty bathroom

Three reasons your house is cluttered

This kitchen (actually this whole house)

Who knew shaving cream could do this?

These flowers (and their pots)

This beautiful DIY artwork

32 ways to use vinegar

I need one of these

These DIY Easter baskets

This DIY bunny idea (SO CUTE)

This pretty blue and white entryway

This inspired me today

These blue and white Easter eggs

This lemon pound cake

And this.

This entire space just made me so happy

And one more for the road:

Here’s a simple DIY for these spring pots.

And if you need a little hope in your day.

This is the story for you.

Happy Random Saturday to You

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  1. Image for Diana Diana

    Sorry about your 50 yr. old plant. Thank you for the Mother's Day ideas I needed that. I really love those bunny plates. Off to do a "to do list". Have a wonderful weekend......

  2. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    How we gripe about living today!?!?!? The people in concentration camps were the ones that had hope and continued to believe in God!!!

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

    And just when I think I can't love a Saturday morning of Thistlekeeping any more than I already do, I see my spring home tour featured! Thank you so much, it is so appreciated and I can't tell you enough how much it means for you to like it enough to share it with your subscribers. I really loved seeing a new blog today, with the Scandinavian Cottage Style Kitchen. Loved it! Have a great weekend!

  4. Image for Marty Marty

    I always love everything, but the Song Of Hope cheered me on today and made my heart sing. Thank you, some days I need that more than others.

  5. Image for Rachel Harper Rachel Harper

    KariAnne, You are so sweet to share all this inspiration with us! I was so excited to see that you shared my amazing transformation chest. This made my day. Thank you for all you do to encourage and support us. Rachel

  6. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Hope your shrubs hang in there. Have had that happen several times and they did come back. I am hoping that some of my potted plants made it through the winter here. We are still in the 30's at night here in southern California and that is not good for some of the tropical plants :(. Thanks for the weekly wrap up and the links with all the additional ideas. I agree with the readers above- YOU ARE AMAZING!

  7. Image for maureen maureen

    I wanted to let you know I watched your makeup video on instagram a couple days ago. You made me laugh! I am so impressed that you can laugh at yourself! It's contagious! I especially enjoyed the turkey neck section. Thanks for making my day!

  8. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Yet another wonderful Thistle week. Thanks, KA. Happy Palm Sunday blessings to you and yours. God bless you this very Holy Easter week.

  9. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    You are truly a riot to watch, 85# is amazing. Thank you for all the fun things I read and especially the last one, we do have hope and sunshine every day because God loves us, I could never let a son of mine die to save the world! You have a wonderful week, hugs!

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