Random thoughts on a non-vacation Saturday morning:

1. In sad news, we just left the beach in our rearview mirror. Texas welcomed us back with open arms.

2. I just posted another fun edition of “What I Bought Wednesday” over on my YouTube Channel. So many fun new finds including the one thing every purse or bag needs.

You can see it here.

3. We watched fireworks over the beach on the Fourth. It was amazing. Fireworks right where it all started. I was wrapped up in a blanket with coffee.

Life is amazing like that sometimes.

4. This week was all about Christmas on the blog. I shared 17 ideas for your trees and 5 different color schemes for Christmas and fun Christmas gift wrap ideas and creative ideas for reusing last year’s Christmas decor and simple and easy DIY wreaths.

5. I’m so sorry that the link didn’t work last week for the book. It was The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah.

I finished it and it was almost as good as The Nightingale.

6. And I’ve been shopping on Amazon for clothes lately. I found this AMAZING dress that I’m wearing in the “What I Bought Wednesday” video (size down because it runs big) and I found this cute linen jumpsuit I wore to dinner last night.

And now?

Let’s see all the amazing finds I’ve discovered for us this week.

Spoiler alert: it was a good one. 🙂

This post is amazing.

It’s full of ideas to make a builder-grade home look custom.

My favorite is number five (and I want to DIY it in our dining room).

You can see them all here.

This beautiful garden tour.

It makes me wish I lived back east.

You can take the entire tour here.

For anyone traveling?

This is the post for you.

Here’s how to pack your carry-on bag for a week.

And speaking of Christmas in July?

This made my heart so happy.

See even more Christmas decorating ideas here.


And in random news:

This makeover (with the cutest tassel)

This looks so yummy to me

These ideas for decorating with architectural salvage

The blue and white bedroom on this house tour

The best strategy for sending out greeting cards on time

Grilled figs recipe

I want to visit here next time I’m in Nashville

These tips for handling clutter

These s’mores combinations

My favorite rug is under $130 now

This beautiful home tour

Have you ever thought about naming your house?

And this.

This reminds me of all the houses I just left.

I’ll be back next year Cape Cod.

And one more for the road

Looking for ideas on how to add blue and white to your decor?

Here are my best tips.

Happy Random Saturday to You

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  1. Image for Stacy Stacy

    KariAnne thank you so much for featuring my garden tour. This made my day! Welcome back from the beach! Always sad to see a good beach trip end. Enjoy a fun weekend! 🌸

  2. Image for ashley ashley

    Happy Saturday! Thanks for including my packing post in this week's Thiestekeeping! I always love scrolling through and finding one of my posts in here - brings me so much joy! xoxo

  3. Image for JC JC

    So glad you had an amazing time in Cape Cod! How coukd you not! I'm looking forward to seeing this weeks summer inspiration and already watched what you found Wednesday. I love the earrings and your happy finds, but please do tell me where you purchased that blue gingham bag!! I LOVE anything gingham! Super cute!

  4. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    You left the beach and I arrived (not for a week- sob -but for a long weekend). Thanks for the weekly wrap up it is so full of great ideas!

  5. Image for Carol Carol

    Loved this weeks Thistlekeeping! Cape Cod, here I come! And packing for a trip, priceless! Thanks Karine, keep 'em coming!!! Carol

  6. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    You did a great job this weekend, had a great time and I know you had one too. Everyone one needs a break from their daily life.

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