Random thoughts on a sunny fall morning:

1. I’m so sad about the queen. When I heard my heart sank. The end of an era. Such a beautiful, bright light who loved her country and her family so much.

You will be missed Queen Elizabeth.

2. My favorite fall lipstick just went on sale and it has over 14,000 reviews on Amazon. I also put together a list of my favorite fall drugstore finds.


3. This week is the twins’ birthday. They have the best group of friends and we are going down to Waco to celebrate with everyone.

Living. Their. Best. Life.

4. It was an incredible week on the blog. Here’s a recap of what I shared:

5. I have the BEST before and after room makeover I can’t WAIT to share with you that has one of my favorite new projects.

6. Football starts this week. Football wonderful, amazing, incredible football is HERE. We are watching the Baylor game tonight and I can’t WAIT.

Stay tuned.

And now?

Let’s share all the finds I discovered for us this week.

Spoiler alert—it was a good one.

Isn’t this the most beautiful color combination for fall?

The blue with the orange.


You can see more porch decorating ideas here.

This vintage potting shed is so pretty.

It’s everything I love about fall.

Take a tour here.

This dresser makeover is so budget friendly.

That burl wood is contact paper (can you believe it).

See the DIY here.


And in random news:

This tour of the Breakers in Newport (we toured this mansion this April)

Simple fall projects using real leaves

15 things to purge this fall

10 books to read in the fall

This is so inspiring

This home tour is so pretty

Cauliflower nachos? Let’s go

This staircase

How to hand-paint furniture designs

This tiny Swedish cottage

These maple butter bars

Did you know there were this many types of pumpkins

This DIY fall wreath

And this looked so yummy.

Have you ever tried to air fry okra before?

And one more for the road

If you have sweaters laying around like this?

You can make the cutest vases for fall in five minutes.

See the DIY here.

Happy Random Saturday To You

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  1. Image for Sara Sara

    Thanks so much Karianne for sharing our post on how to hand paint furniture designs! Have a great weekend and happy birthday to the twins!

  2. Image for JC JC

    Happy birthday to the twins! Have a great weekend celebration! Thanks, KariAnne for all the fun fall decor inspiration! I love that vintage potting shed. I'm going to have to scroll back through these. For now, I have to prep for a 1970s themed birthday party I am hosting today for friends. I'll make sure when I check things out again to be sipping my tea two handed. 😊 Happy Saturday, friend.

  3. Image for Lisa Lisa

    Hi Karianne, always such wonderful links to discover wonderful new bloggers and inspiration. I love that we're finally moving out of this steamy heat and moving into more comfortable sweater weather. Hope you enjoy your weekend and have fun with the twins. -Lisa, xoxo

  4. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    For some reaon my cup of coffee (which I love) always taste a little warmer, a little richer, a little creamier when I drink it while reading your blog. You bring out the best in things, even coffee. 🤗 Thank you. Happy weekend. And enjoy the birthday celebration.

  5. Image for Lauren S Lauren S

    KariAnne, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the simple but elegant burlap and wheat bows on your armoire. They are so pretty! I also like the armoire itself. Did you use a stencil for the white painted part? Do you recall where you got it? Enjoy the football games and Happy Birthday to the twins!

    1. Image for KariAnne KariAnne

      Yes! I got it at a thrift store and used a stencil on the front! I just used it on the doors! Here’s a stencil that’s super similar to the one I used: https://amzn.to/3TZ3Utd

  6. Image for Jennie Jennie

    Hi KariAnne, Absolutely LOVE the burlap bows and wheat on your amoire!!! Do you have a tutorial on how you made them? I don't have much of a creative streak so any help would be much appreciated! Thank you for all your marvelous ideas, and enjoy your children's birthday celebration!

  7. Image for Marlene Marlene

    You were so right this was packed with so much and I enjoyed it, thanks. Because of you and this post about sweaters and vases, I have a few for Fall and Winter, thanks again and Happy Birthday to the twins. Happy Football day!

  8. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Always enjoy your thistles, KA. Happy birthday to the girls. We are having perfect weather and I am going to get out my 4 bins of autumn decor and whittle it down to 3 this year. It's my fav season to decorate and it's not easy letting go to my fav stuff......but 4 is too many even for me. Love the blue and rust porch.

  9. Image for Sue Sue

    Thank you, thank you , thank you Karianne for helping me get back on your blog. I have followed you since the beginning and when I lost it through a cable disfunction, I felt like I lost a friend. You went above board for one of your followers. Sue

  10. Image for Nicky Nicky

    Thank you for your amazing blog which I always love😍 but an extra special thank you for mentioning the passing of our beloved Queen 😥 she will be so greatly missed as she meant so much to us. 😘

  11. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

    Happy Birthday to those twins! Love all of your inspiration. Thanks for sharing those sweet sweater covers for vases…they may needed to be added for Christmas, too. Happy weekend!

  12. Image for Brenda Brenda

    I luv luv your blog. Get so many wonderful ideas. Just one little little comment. You see I’m also a huge book reader. I don’t understand old or new why decorators have to malign books. Tear off covers turn them backwards. No no please treat them as they are meant to be. Special, another works for us to dream in. Again I luv your stuff just hate to see books treated as an object to only decorate with. Please don’t be upset with me. Just my thoughts. 🥰

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