Random thoughts on a Saturday morning with unlimited potential:

1. We are starting to plan out the flower beds for spring planting. I’m so excited. We are adding new curved beds around the fence in the backyard. The birdhouse will be so happy.

2. There’s a new episode of “What I Bought Wednesday” live on my YouTube channel. It features what I got for Valentine’s Day. You will NEVER guess what showed up here on February 14.

You can see it here.

3. If you are looking for leggings? I GOT YOU. These are the BEST. They have pockets and they hold in your tummy and Buddy’s hair doesn’t stick to them. all the important things in life.

You can see them here.

4. It was an amazing week on the blog. We talked about all my favorite organizing products and how I use them in the home and the cutest spring mantels and how to paint a plywood subfloor and where our love story all began.

5.  I was so sad that football is over now and then I realized that basketball is just around the corner. I love March Madness. Who are you rooting for?

And now?

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

Look how cute this rope basket is.

And it’s SO easy to DIY.

Instructions found here.

Did you know wood is making a comeback?

Cheers for reviving old wood.

Here are tips on how to clean it and refresh it.

These are faux flowers.

I know, right?

I’m waiting {im}patiently for peonies to show up soon.

Here are some of the prettiest faux flowers to tide us over until then.

Thank you so much for the sweet words on the spring mantel post yesterday.

I found even more spring mantel ideas.

And they only take 5-minutes.

You can see them here.


And in random news:

This pretty tulip cake

This is such a good idea

This bacon popcorn looks yummy

These spring wreath ideas

DIY floral wax air fresheners

5 fundamentals of styling a room

These easy-care indoor plants

These chocolate chip cookie bars

These DIY bird nests

Did you know about beadboard wallpaper?

Here are 15 creative exercises to start sketching

And this

In 1922 a novelist predicted what 2022 would look like

And one more for the road

This spring wreath with eucalyptus and flowers is so easy to make.

See the DIY here.

Happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Cindy Cindy

    Thanks so much for sharing my nest in 5 minutes. Basketball is a sport I don't watch. Loved your mantel ideas Ours with TV over it only gets decorated for Christmas Have a super weekend!

  2. Image for Susie Virgin Susie Virgin

    Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky.....Go Cats! Love you and your blog. I am new to your site but is my new favorite. keep up the good work, so much good info.

  3. Image for Lori Lori

    What a great week you have given us! I am looking forward to spring and the faux florals they now have make living spring a bit earlier so nice. A tip...don't buy peony bulbs from online sellers. What I found cost me some money and now I have peony's in the color I didn't plan for. You see, those bulbs/tubers can take up to 3 years to bloom so you won't know you received the wrong ones for years later...and again I said 3 years to bloom! Who wants to wait that long? They did try to give me a reimbursement but ..3 years! I will buy from the local nursery where they have grown already for a couple years and I see the actual color. Have a wonderful birthday weekend!:0)

  4. Image for Betsy Betsy

    In this house it's the 76ers. It's way past time. Such great ideas but that chest of drawers!!!! Be still my heart. xoxoxoxo

  5. Image for Brenda Brenda

    Hi KariAnne, I know football the rules -the signs- I could be a referee. Not a great fan of basketball- my spouse is a bb-nut. He tells me about skill, nuances, teamwork etc. I ask him do you know the rules? He was confused, I told him the rules: “Dribble-Dribble-Dribble-FOUL- Everyone line up —they do this over and over till someone yells-You Win!!” He was annoyed. As we watched the game it happened two times in a row which I thought was hysterical—then I made my exit with a big smile—- I am so excited spring is around the corner too planning your garden sounds great.

  6. Image for Jennifer Jennifer

    Hi Karianne- The link for the leggings disappeared. My Golden Retriever Peyton thinks I really need these leggings.

  7. Image for Va in NC Va in NC

    Dear friend, Wishing you a birthday weekend as amazing as you are! Thank you again for all the great ideas and shares on your posts. Blessings,

  8. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Awesome thistles, KA. Thank you. Enjoyed HIllary Walker's wee vid./ She is a cute little pixie of a gal, isn't she? Oh and both my red haired ex-cheerleaders attend Univ of Kentucky - so you KNOW what bb team we support!!!!

  9. Image for Beth A. Christoff Beth A. Christoff

    Loved the "wood is coming back" article. Now, Karianne, I double-dog DARE you to get a piece of furniture and not paint it! :)

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