Random thoughts on a beautiful, summery, sunshiney spring morning:

1. I’m sitting out in the sunshine with coffee this morning typing this. The birds are cheering me on and I’m telling the neighborhood hello

2. If you missed this week’s edition of “What I Bought Wednesday,” you can see it here. Wait until you see the leggings I found!

3. Did anyone see that there’s going to be a Downton Abbey TWO movie coming out? I almost had a come apart I was so excited when I heard.

4. It was an amazing week on the blog. We discussed my latest yard sale find and what I did with it and these simple tips to organize your linens wrinkle-free and these seven lessons I want to teach my daughters.

5. I have the best tip to fray your pants if you are short like me. Just CUT THEM OFF and then toss them in the dryer and the dryer frays them.

6. I’m heading out to go yardsaling. There are SO MANY good ones today. You can see my entire yard sale haul from last week here.

And now?

Let’s see what I found for us from around the web.

Get ready.

It’s full of amazing.

This carriage house.

I almost cried when I saw it, it’s so beautiful.

Take a tour here.

Don’t these look yummy?

Chocolate and peanut butter and no-bake.

Three of my favorite words.

Recipe found here.

This vintage dutch door project.

It’s so perfect for the space.

See all the details here.

These linen slipcovers.

All the details on them and how they’ve held up.

See the post here.


And in random news:

Target just launched a designer dress collection

I’m making this

When to throw away make-up

Have you ever stayed in a treehouse hotel?

These ideas to make your brick a little more exciting

How to clean a kitchen trash can

21 DIY bookends

This lamp trend

Sugar-free berry jam

These laundry room ideas

This beautiful garden

And this retreat. I love the beach. I love Nantucket.

And I love this house.

And one more for the road

This DIY wreath for your door.

It will be so happy.

See the entire DIY here.

happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Karen Mary Karen Mary

    So many great links! That garden! And carriage house, and beach house. Plenty of inspiration to get going this weekend! I look forward to your Random Thoughts every Saturday!

  2. Image for Leslie Saeta Leslie Saeta

    KariAnne! Thank you so much for your wonderful share of our Carriage House. I really wanted to use the space for some thing other than storage and I just love it! Thanks my friend. Leslie

  3. Image for JC JC

    You are right! So much amazing inspiration! The macrame bag looks fun! Looking forward to seeing your creation. The carriage house is definitely swoon worthy. I love the wreath, and I think a lamp on the kitchen counter would bring a lot of cozy to the space. Thanks for sharing and happy yard sale hunting!

  4. Image for Emily Lahm Emily Lahm

    I just watched the post on look what I Found! I cannot find the links that allow you to shop for the items. I’m really interested in the leggings that you showed.

  5. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    Thank you, I love that carriage house renovation, bookends, and can't wait to go garage/estate sales.

  6. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Yes-bouncing up and down-the new Downton Abbey! Thanks for the weekly wrap up-love all of it! I also bookmarked that beautiful garden earlier this week. Love Nantucket-sigh.

  7. Image for Ivory Ivory

    Wow, I love this post. Fabulous wreath. Thanks for sharing. Your garage fine is fantastic. Thanks for not only sharing your fines, but sharing for your plans are for each. Great ideas. I and excited, because for me, garage sales and summers goes hand and hand.

  8. Image for Tammy Tammy

    I love all of your yard sale finds! Such great bargains. Leslie’s Carriage House is absolutely amazing. I love those ceilings and that table she found at Roundtop is perfect for the space.

  9. Image for Julie Briones Julie Briones

    Always so fun to read your blog, and I especially love Thistlekeeping. :-) Love seeing your features. Hugs and hearts!

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