Random thoughts on an extra HOT Saturday morning:

1. I just realized something amazing. My favorite time of year is just around the corner.

Football starts next month.

2. A new episode of “What I Bought Wednesday” is live on my YouTube channel right now with the CUTEST way to organize your spices.

You can see it here.

3. It was a good week on the blog. We talked about:

4. We just went out to eat with my brother and his family. I am so lucky to have a brother like him. He’s funny and clever and witty and sometimes he says what I’m thinking before I even do.

And his sweet family is even funnier.

5. I got a ZILLION questions about that linen apron I was wearing yesterday. Mine is super old, but I found almost the exact one for UNDER $16 here. It’s a linen blend and it has a cross back and pockets. There’s also another 5% off coupon good for today.

I linked it here.

6. I am totally in love with my husband at this exact moment in time. He sweet-talked me this morning with the word “mulch.”

7. I tried out these little individual false eyelashes for the first time. Old school. These little pieces of lash that you glue on. They looked okay except I kept accidentally batting my eyelashes at random people. If you were at Scotty P’s this week and I gave you a come hither look?

It was the lashes, not me.

And now?

Let’s see what the internet has been up to this week.

Ever have questions about how high to hang artwork?

Here are some answers.

Everything you wanted to know about artwork on the walls.

Such a beautiful set of tomato cages.

They look like artwork.

See how to build them here.

I’m always on the lookout for a good chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Don’t these look yummy?

See the recipe here.

And Christmas in July?

Yes, please.

Especially if it’s as cute as this.

See all the details here.


And in random news:

This little house is so cute

This lemon sour cream bundt cake

This was such a helpful tip

Ideas for eating more vegetables

How to decorate stair risers

How a daily walk can help you

This Nancy Meyer’s house

This ginger berry lemonade

How to customize a wardrobe with trim

Top places to travel this summer

This pretty Air Bnb

And one more for the road

The easiest way to plan meals?

This DIY chalkboard menu.

See the entire project here.

My favorites from this week

These Amazon kitchen finds:

happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Teddee Grace Teddee Grace

    I thought about drawing your attention to that My Scandinavian Home Air Bnb when I saw the photos earlier in the week since I know you sometimes offer links to that site. It's amazing and I could move right in. Always look forward to your Saturday posts. Have a great weekend.

  2. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    I bookmarked that lemon sour cream pound cake recipe. Pound cake? Whats not to love? Thanks for a great week of enjoyment.

  3. Image for Gretchen Z Gretchen Z

    Thank you for getting my day off to a great start. Oh my goodness- you shared so many ways to keep me busy today! But, first things first- I will talk a walk-just like you included in your random news-important and necessary. Have a wonderful weekend. xx

  4. Image for Sharon Sharon

    This is a funny. You said you liked football; well, me too. Several years ago we decided to get a larger TV (because I liked football). Anyway off we went and the clerk kept talking to my hubby, like I didn't exist. Hubby finally said, "You need to be talking to my wife because she wants a bigger screen TV for football"! The clerk finally decided I was the "decider" spoke with me and we bought the TV!!

  5. Image for Bab Bab

    The menu board takes me back to when our kids were young. We had a similar menu board. For fun we would challenge the kids to decode what’s for dinner. Instead of enchiladas we’d write footalittles, sloppy joes would be neat son, or hot dogs would be cool cats and so on. Fun time had by all.

  6. Image for Kris Kris

    Oh, that little cottage from thenordroom.com! I think you are trying to get me addicted to all the Scandinavian sites. BTW, I've always loved your first picture, with the blue chairs and the outdoor dining. I know the reality of eating outside includes bugs but it looks so idyllic.

  7. Image for Kim | Shiplap and Shells Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    I fall in love with my husband every time he says the word mulch too KariAnne. I always love your inspirational features every Saturday. I have been wanting to make Leslie's tomato cages and really need to make time to follow through. They are the cutest. Have a great weekend.

  8. Image for Marlene Marlene

    Don't ever stop telling memories the way you do, it's very entertaining and so fun. I can tell your a "child of God" by how happy you are, as we all should be!

  9. Image for Tara Watts Tara Watts

    Happy weekend! I enjoy your posts so much. I take my time exploring the saturday posts and all the fun finds in those! Love your pink top and earrings in the what i bought wednesday. Adorable as always! Have a great weekend!

  10. Image for Bridget Britton Bridget Britton

    Thank you for a beautiful web site you are sharing. I am new to this and I appreciate any help I can get. Thank you , Bridget Britton

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