Random thoughts on a sunny spring Saturday morning:

1. Thank you SO MUCH for everyone who checked on my mom. She is home and up and walking and ready to take on the world and a few minor planets.

2. I taped a new episode of “What I Bought Wednesday” is up on my YouTube channel. You’ve never seen anyone so excited to talk about lightbulbs in their entire life.

You can see it here.

3. I’m hosting a shower here next weekend and I just decided I needed to completely makeover the office before next weekend.

Wish me luck.

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

5. I have gotten so many questions about PB2 (powdered peanut butter) on my last post. It is AMAZING. I’ve eaten it during this weight loss journey. It has about 60 calories for 2 Tbsp as opposed to 190 for 2 Tbsp of regular peanut butter. You just add water and it tastes almost like regular peanut butter.

You can see it here.

And now?

Want to see what I found for us this week?

Here are all of my favorite links.

This is the sweetest she shed.

Wait until you see where it started.

You can see the entire before and after here.

Did you know you can paint ceramic tile?

This bathroom features painted tile—isn’t it so pretty?

See the DIY here.

Looking for easy ways to update your kitchen?

Here are some creative ideas.

See them all here.

I’ve shared DIY wood bead garlands before, but here’s one with a twist.

You won’t believe what she made this from (and it got me thinking).

Here’s the DIY project.


And in random news:

This adorable idea for Mother’s Day

This beach house tour is perfection

This sour cream bundt cake

This beautiful before and after

These white chocolate macadamia cookies

Such a good perspective on letting go of things

This DIY grapevine topiary

How to grow dahlias indoors

Life lessons from the Biltmore Estate

These graduation party ideas (the cupcakes are the cutest)

This pretty blue and white bathroom

And this

I’ve been researching summer herbs and found this

And one more for the road

Here’s a simple and easy idea to cover porch swing chains.

See the project here.

Saturday Favorites: My Best Finds From This Week

Happy random Saturday to you


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  1. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    I am so sorry I guess I didnt read that about your mom. But happy she is doing bettrr. Thanks for the post, ideas and recipes. Have a great Saturday. Tomorrow is May 1st already.

  2. Image for Wendy McMonigle Wendy McMonigle

    So glad to hear your mom is doing well Karianne! Thank you so much for the feature today, I am so honored. I adore Saturday mornings with Thistlekeeping and I am buying that blue and white dress for sure. You are my idol friend! XO

  3. Image for Kris Kris

    Glad your mom is doing well! ❤️ So many fun ideas this week! High school graduation is 2 years away for my daughter, but I loved the ideas and bookmarked that page for future reference. And the tea tags! Super fun! I could go on and on but I'll stop there.

  4. Image for Marlene Marlene

    Thanks so much, these were so good, as always. So pleased to hear your mom is doing good, Have a blessed weekend.

  5. Image for Diana Diana

    I am so happy your Mom is doing well. I'm not sure what I love most, the copper pots or the she shed and I'm all about nude lipsticks with a hit of sparkle.

  6. Image for Juliet Juliet

    It is so good to hear that your mom is doing better! Side not, did you know there is a chocolate version of PB2? So yummy. I have a giant tub of both :) Wishing you an early Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

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