Random thoughts on a sunny fall football morning:

1. Is there anything better than fall and football? Here we have high school football on Friday and then college football on Saturday and then the Cowboys on Sunday.

And this is the part of the season where everyone has a winning season. 🙂

2. Just posted another episode of “What I Bought Wednesday” over on my YouTube channel. Sharing the cutest earrings and a make-up stick that does three things.

Do you know how much I love shopping for all of us?

3. One of my favorite vocabulary words is PLETHORA. Just drop it in conversation and smile.

4. It was a great week on the blog. Here’s what we chatted about:

  1. This before and after bedroom
  2. Fall tour of the kitchen and family room
  3. This super-affordable bedroom decor
  4. How to make this five-minute craft

5. We are driving to Waco this morning for Parent’s Weekend and I get to see those sweet daughters of mine. We are eating and shopping and laughing and catching up on all the stories.

I’m here for all of it.

And now? Here are some of my favorite ideas and inspirations I found for us this week.

This yummy salad looks perfect for fall.

All of my favorite things in one bowl.

See the recipe here.

LOVE this arrangement on the table.

I’m thinking about recreating this on my kitchen island.

Take the rest of the tour here.

This beautiful table.

Love these colors and there are recipes, too.

See it all here.

Decorating for fall doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

Sometimes simplest is best.

Love this beautiful home tour.


And in random news:

This English home tour

The importance of choosing rest

This french toast recipe

21 DIY cake stands (perfect for the holidays)

These yummy baked donuts

This harvest tablescape

This fall movie list

This vintage farmhouse tour

This maple pecan granola

This country retreat

These 22 apple recipes

This french-inspired home tour

And these insights into grocery store marinara sauce

Here are 22 different sauces ranked

One more for the road

This fun pumpkin project is made from twigs in the back yard.

You can see it here.

Happy Random Saturday to You


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  1. Image for JC JC

    Ordered the multi stick for travel to see my daughter and son inlove in two weeks. That'll make packing easier! Happy weekend with your girls!😍😍

  2. Image for Cindy Cindy

    I can't wait to dive into all this fall beauty. The salad looks awesome. I may make it for a fall gathering I have coming in early October. It was great seeing how great your doing the other day on Zoom

  3. Image for laura laura

    Hi KariAnne ! We are in Ohio for parents weekend with al my kids here. Buying U of Dayton Flyers gear snd celebrating in person! laura i’m colorado

  4. Image for Teddee Grace Teddee Grace

    So many lovely homes; one of my favorite part of these Saturday posts. I love everything about the Georgia Camp Boxwood house and really found the Australian home a delight as well.

  5. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    Well that took awhile, to look at and enjoy. Hope you have a wonderful time with your girls, just soak up all that you can.

  6. Image for Amy Amy

    I look forward to reading your blog, but the Saturday edition is savored and my reward for cleaning, watching soccer games, and keeping my kids alive. Thank you for sharing that baked donut recipe. I do pretty well with eating healthy foods but show me a donut, and I lose all self-control. Also, I loved the makeover you did this week with SW's Color of the Year! You knocked it out of the park! Keep being optimistic KariAnne!

  7. Image for Jan Jan

    Hi Karianne: Love this week's edition of What I Bought Wednesday. Can you please tell me what the color of e.l.f. multi-stick was that you showed? When I went to the link it didn't look like anything you had, it was a peach shade. I can't find other shades. Please help, thanks so much, please keep shopping for us. Jan

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