Random thoughts on a potentially amazing yard saling Saturday morning:

1. There are so many yard sale signs in our neighborhood. My pockets are full of optimism and $10 bills.

Here’s hoping.

I’ll keep you posted.

2. A new episode of “What I Bought Wednesday” is live. There’s the CUTEST $20 sweater from Target.

You can see the episode here.

3. Has anyone tried cotton candy grapes? I love a fruit that tastes better than candy.

4. It was an amazing week on the blog. We talked about

5. Have you heard the joke about the broken pencil?

Never mind.

It doesn’t have a point. 🙂

And now?

Let’s see all the amazing things I found for us this week.


I love them so much.

They just add a little happy to any room.

Here’s how to take care of them so they last.

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love this blog.

So many amazing ideas every single week.

Like this incredible table makeover.

These incredible tips for entertaining in your own backyard.

Make every day special.

You can see the tips here.

Loved this post on how to make tiny bouquets.

A great life lesson on how nothing is ordinary.

See all the ideas here.


In random news:

This fairytale Swedish cottage

This furniture makeover

These French kitchens

How to start a home project without money in the budget

These DIY Christmas ornaments

Why didn’t I think of this

How to clean the smoke smell out of furniture

This amazing story

These iPhone hacks

This room (third picture down)

These vintage living rooms

And this.

Here’s a watch list of 20 amazing book to screen adaptations

And one more for the road

If you are looking for an easy fall project?

Pin this one.

Five minutes from sweater to vase.

You can see the entire DIY here.

Happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Kris Kris

    Saturdays with KariAnne. Does it get any better? I had a feeling you would feature that Scandinavian cottage when I saw it earlier this week. Not sure I could live with the bathroom situation for very long but it is super sweet! And I'm all about mini-bouquets--I've done them for years--just a little something to bring me cheer.

  2. Image for Crystal Crystal

    Thank you so much KariAnne for the feature!!! I actually really did laugh at your joke! I could see you telling it which made it all the more funny! Can't wait to see what you find at the garage sales!

  3. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    I love to go yard selling and then when it gets hot come back to rest and read Thistlekeeping, great way to spend a Saturday. Thanks for a fun day, hope you had one too!!

  4. Image for CoCo CoCo

    You are so sweet to feature my blog and table makeover, Karianne, thank you so much! The Crowned Goat Cottage took SO MUCH WORK but it's absolutely one of my favorite places to be. Hope your week is filled with all good things and extra special blessings, CoCo

  5. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Love the Saturday wrap ups. Have bookmarked most of the ideas AGAIN! Now to find the time to do them :) Thanks for all of your work doing this.

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