Random thoughts on a brilliantly sunny vintage shopping Saturday morning:

1. I know I mentioned this earlier this week, but have you seen The Gilded Age? It’s SO GOOD. Julian Fellows (Downton Abbey) created it and it’s set in the late 1800s in New York City. There’s a new episode every Monday at 8:00pm CST.

2. It was a fun week on the new episode of What I Bought Wednesday on my YouTube Channel. It’s all about my favorite kitchen finds.

You can see it here.

3. I spent the week down in Waco with some friends. It was amazing. We talked about our plans for our blogs and our brands and our businesses and tons of creative project ideas. Then we went shopping at amazing vintage shops and ate at the yummiest restaurant.

My heart is so full right now.

4. This week on the blog we discussed how I organize a day in my life and 5 cozy tips you can do in five minutes (with a video) and the best new line of organizers from The Home Edit and eight simple winter projects. 

5. Those sweet twins (and their mama) made it through sorority rush last week. They ended up both pledging Chi-O and their new pledge class is amazing and full of incredible girls.

(total aside: It was so stressful and I did eat almost an entire tub of ice cream to make it through, but I’m all good now and eating cucumbers and raspberries again).

And now?

Let’s see all the fun finds I discovered for all of us this week.

This table setting is so perfect for winter.

Look at the mitten holding the silverware.

You can see the entire table here.

This kitchen is so beautiful.

I’m obsessed with these new tiles.

Take the entire tour here.

And isn’t this the sweetest?

It’s a heart pillow made out of sherpa.

You can see the DIY here.

I thought this was such a beautiful post for the start of the new year.

It’s an amazing reminder.

Here’s how to create a home that nurtures you.


And in random news:

This beautiful, beautiful, beautiful home

Where to save and where to splurge in a renovation

These are perfect for a Valentine’s Day party

This beautiful free downloadable watercolor alphabet

Here’s an idea for old puzzle pieces

This custom DIY wainscoting

Books to curl up with this winter

My favorite new super flattering pants

This is one of the BEST before and after bathrooms I’ve ever seen

These 11 easy ways to get organized

This mixed berry poundcake

The white wall trend is about to pivot

And this

Has anyone tried this as a way to make frozen desserts before (it has over 11,000 reviews and says it’s guilt-free)? I so want to get it, but I don’t understand how it works exactly.

If you use it can you let me know in the comments?

It would be so much better than a tub of ice cream. 🙂

And a couple more for the road

I have been getting so many paint color questions lately.

It’s that time of year when all hearts turn toward refreshing a room with paint.

To help here are some of my favorite paint colors:

Happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Diane@InMyOwnStyle Diane@InMyOwnStyle

    Hi Karianne - The Yonanas machine works in that it whips the fruit with air as you push it down through the machine and comes out in a creamy texture like ice cream. You have to use frozen fruit that you allow to thaw about 5 - 10 minutes before running it through. A blender just doesn't get the fruit to the same texture and consistency. It may take some trial and error getting the fruit thawed just the right amount. If it is too frozen - it comes out chippy - thawed too much - more like a smoothie. I let my fruit thaw for 5 mins. Once you get it right - it is so good and the texture is just the same as eating ice cream. Not sure if you read my recent post about it, but my fave is frozen grapes. The other is bananas with PB2 powder and cocoa. Just like ice cream with no guilt. :-) Its a game changer when you crave ice cream.

  2. Image for PJ PJ

    I love before and afters. Some people are gifted with having a vision of what something can be. Unfortunately, I didn't get that gift. That's why I follow blogs. Take care.

  3. Image for Kris Kris

    The before and after bathroom--wowza. That's amazing. Fun to see. And oh, that house from myscandinavianhome.com ...... be still, my beating heart. And hey .... good for you for getting back on the wagon after your ice cream comfort. Bumps in the weight maintenance road are gonna come, but you got this, girl!

  4. Image for Gretchen Z Gretchen Z

    Oh my gosh KariAnne- What a timely (and fab as usual) post. I have been admiring Zellige tiles for years- and seriously thinking about them for my main bathroom renovation- which is the perfect segue to the gorgeous bathroom before and after post. I subscribe to My Scandinavian Home and have found it to be a great source of design inspiration. I feel like we actually sat down and had coffee together this morning and you answered all my questions. Have a great week. xx

  5. Image for Betsy Betsy

    KariAnne my question has nothing to do with your post today. I admire and trust you to guide me through this. My husband and I just bought a beautiful new brown leather sofa and the style is very traditional with rolled arms. Our only regret is that it doesn't have the nail head trim around the arms like our old sofa did. I'm good a DIY and I sew professionally. Do you think I should attempt to put nail heads on our new sofa??


    KariAnne... did you see there is a video for the Yonanas machine on Amazon? Pretty much explains it all in that little video.

  7. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Another great weekly wrap up! So many ideas! I thought the Yonanas machine produced sorbet from fresh fruit. Sounds like a win to me! Thanks for putting together all the great ideas.

  8. Image for Jenn Jenn

    So happy for your girls finding their forever home with Chi Omega. Sorority recruitment is so stressful for the mamas.

  9. Image for Janice Janice

    My mother bought me a Yonanas machine and I used it a couple of times and then donated it to charity. Waste of time for me.

  10. Image for Peg Peg

    With you describing the Scandinavian home with three beautifuls, I couldn't wait to click on the link!! I'm adding another beautiful!!! xoxo

  11. Image for Elaine Elaine

    Hi Karianne, I just ordered one after reading Diane’s post on it! 😂 it’s coming tomorrow, will update you both how it performs. Elaine.

    1. Image for Elaine Elaine

      Hi Karianne, Yonanas is smashing, Diane from “In your own style” was right. Its so easy to use, and loads of lovely flavour ideas to try. My husband doesn’t like fruit at all, and wont eat it. However he loved the ice cream texture the yonanas made, and is looking forward to our next one, banana, pineapple, and coconut! Can highly recommend it. Elaine.

  12. Image for Judie Judie

    Karianne thank you so much for the beautiful book “The gift of home” What a wonderful surprise . I haven’t read it yet , waiting for the rainy day tomorrow so I can snuggle in my chair and enjoy. I love your blog

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