Random thoughts on a sunny estate-sale Saturday morning:

1. Just in case you missed it? Zack got married last weekend. I spent this past week with all the emotions. Happy and then nostalgic then ecstatic then wistful then peaceful and excited about the future.

Sharing all the wedding details (with TONS of pictures) this week.

2. Another episode of “What I Bought Wednesday” is live on my YouTube channel with the cutest jelly bracelets that are perfect for the pool and the best way to make your bathroom smell better.

You can see it here.

3. I went to the best estate sale yesterday. There were tons of finds and I discovered the cutest thing for the kitchen. I’m sharing it next week, but here’s a hint.

It’s blue and white.

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

5. Have you seen Top Gun: Maverick yet? We’ve tried twice and it was completely sold out. Let me know if it’s worth the wait.

And now?

Want to see what I found for us this week?


I’m always finding vintage baskets at yard sales and estate sales.

But what to do with them?

Here’s how to use vintage baskets in decor.

This pretty back deck decor is so inspiring.

I love the ferns. I never thought of adding ferns, but I’m on it now.

See the entire space here.

I spent yesterday reorganizing my cabinets.

If you are organizing this post is so helpful.

Here’s how to declutter in 15 minutes a day.

These muffins say happy Saturday morning.

Such an amazing way to begin the weekend.

See the recipe here.

And in random news:

And one more for the road

To celebrate yard sale season?

Here’s one of my favorite yard sale stories about what I found in this dresser.

My finds from this week

happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Kimberly Kimberly

    That red barn looks kind of like the barn on my former farmhouse! So cute! Yes Top Gun Maverick is worth the wait! So good! Thanks for sharing the wedding pics!

  2. Image for Diana Diana

    I love Estate sales they always have interesting things. Sometimes they have lovely hidden treasures. So, I'm excited for the post. I love French Country Cottage, Courtney always shows new ways to display things.

  3. Image for laura laura

    Worth the wait! I went with one of my boys snd husband. I loved it! Tom Cruise makes great movies! Of course my husband is convinced his abs were enhanced via CIG or whatever that is called😉😎

  4. Image for Jennifer Howard Jennifer Howard

    I’m dying to see the new Top Gun too…Chuck isn’t a fan…but I’ve been singing “hiiiiway to the danger zone” all week long & wearing aviator sunglasses around the house so that should help!

  5. Image for Katy Katy

    Lots of great ideas and finds KariAnne this weekend! Appreciate your homework efforts for your post. Congrats on the growing family! Very exiting for all of you. I’m married to a retired Fighter Pilot…hoping to see Top Gun this week sometime…remember the first one quite well! Highway to the danger zone…what memories!

  6. Image for Tara Watts Tara Watts

    Yes go see the Top Gun movie!! The centerpieces were just the right touch. Beautiful! Can’t wait to see more from the wedding! Have a great week!

  7. Image for venturagirl@heart venturagirl@heart

    Congrats on becoming a mother-in-law! Top Gun is absolutely worth it. From the second that iconic music starts....goosebumps all the way.

  8. Image for Linda F Linda F

    Congrats on becoming a mother-in-law! Top Gun is absolutely worth it. From the second that iconic music starts....goosebumps all the way.

  9. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    We saw Top Gun last week - to me it was worth it - brought such nostalgia! Like a visit from old friends. And I am a big ole softie with American Pride kind of movies anyway.

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