Random thoughts on Saturday morning that smells like the ocean:

1. We got all dressed up to go to dinner last night with some of our favorite people. I had the shrimp and chicken and he had the salmon.

When you are in seafood country everything tastes better.

(ps isn’t he the handsomest. 🙂

2. We are working on getting the twins ready for college. I’m in the middle of decorating two apartments with two completely different personalities and both spaces started with a really cute rug.

3. I tried a middle part yesterday.

I’m still not sure if eventually I’ll think it’s cute?

4. It was a great week on the blog. We discussed some of

5. My nails and toes are both summer red.

Now they match my lipstick. 🙂

And now?

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

I love this wreath.

It’s everything that makes summer so special.

You can see the DIY here.

Here’s a great tip to make new wood look weathered.

You know I’m all about a DIY paint tip.

See the how-to here.

Have a piece of furniture you might want to reupholster?

The BEST upholstery tips all in one place.

See them here.

I’m trying to branch out of my dessert comfort zone.

And I found this.

Sugar cookie buttons.

Yes, please.

You can see the recipe here.


And in random news:

These 10 things to include on a bookshelf

These beauty hacks

I pinned this closet hack for later

How to make a custom DIY puzzle

19 different ways to add molding to your walls

How to install baseboards

This pretty back patio

This show looks amazing

10 home decor books that will inspire you

How to clean window sills

12 essentials to pack for vacation

How to style clogs for fall

This vegetable quiche

This DIY lavender and lemon soap

And this

These 20 outdoor activities to do before summer ends

And one more for the road

Looking for a unique outside-of-the-box solution for your house numbers?

Here’s the CUTEST idea ever.

Happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Harper Harper

    love your site... look forward to it everyday. You are my cheerleader. Keep it going! and the humorous stories are so close to my own life. again thanks for what you do!

  2. Image for Charles Lorton Charles Lorton

    What a beautiful, lovely couple! I’m enjoying your posts; I hope you’ll keep them coming. God bless!

    1. Image for KariAnne KariAnne

      Debbie, You are so sweet! Here's the link to the dress: https://bit.ly/3oEeWFV You can use the code YOURULE for an extra 20% off! happy day!KariAnne

  3. Image for Carrie Carrie

    You are BOTH so adorable. And I always scroll through fast and then go back and read the blog....my first quick scroll I thought you wrote " How to style DOGS for fall"..... ha ha ha.....now I'm looking for cute bandanas for my Goldendoodle, Ralph. :) Good luck with the apartments for the girls!! Love your Saturday posts!

  4. Image for Joy Pinkerton Joy Pinkerton

    What a beautiful picture of you both! You exude happiness, contentment and love! Enjoy your time away! ♥️

  5. Image for Linda Linda

    O my goodness aren't you just the cutest thing ever ! And by knowing you on here you are so sweet too ! And yes he is handsome. Ian happy for you both. Enjoy each other. Life is short.

  6. Image for Lisa Lisa

    My gosh, Karianne. You and your husband look like you're on the cover of a lovely southern magazine. Such gorgeous, authentic style. You two are the cutest and always so joyful looking together. Good for you. Thanks so much for the shoutout on the button cookies. I hope you give them a try. They're so cute to gift (and add a sweet, handcrafted button tag). Hope you're enjoying the summer. -Lisa, xoxo

  7. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    As always, excellent thistles this week, KA! You and your handsome Mr. look GREAT! Ah - the girls' first apartments. What fun. I bet you will enjoy helping them big time. Difficult for me to even believe the students are going back to school very very soon. It's too danged soon. It's summer!!! TOO EARLY!!!! My grand girl is going to school with other children - first grade - for the first time so this is a HUGE deal for her. (She was homeschooled for pre-K and K due to Covid concerns.) So I am so excited for her!!!!

  8. Image for Janette Janette

    Look forward to this post all week, love the photo of you both, so cute, and all the links are so interesting. Hope you have fun setting the girls up in there own apartments, look forward to seeing them.xx

  9. Image for Maggie Rowe Maggie Rowe

    This week I ordered three products from your Amazon shop - all things to enhance our ministry of hospitality here in the mountains. Thank you for being our personal shopper, Karianne!

  10. Image for Nicolle Nicolle

    Karianne!!! Thank you so much for sharing my quiche recipe! Such a sweet surprise to see when I opened this up. You and Mr are the cutest. Enjoy the Cape!

  11. Image for Nan, Odessa, DE Nan, Odessa, DE

    You both are "standouts"!! Give us the site for the dress again, please. Also what color red are you wearing on nails and lips? Brands?

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Thank you! You are so sweet! Here's the link to the dress (affiliate): https://bit.ly/3oEeWFV You can get an extra 20% off with the code YOURULE And I'm wearing British Red from Loreal lipstick https://amzn.to/3PTKwvb And Mover and Shaker nail polish: https://amzn.to/3vw2fRj *all these are affiliates :) happy day! KariAnne

  12. Image for Cindy Cindy

    You are your hubby are so adorable together! It was such a blessing to see the two of you interact at Haven - you are a great example of a beautiful marriage! Thank you so much for sharing our Victorian chair reupholstery project! It was such a nice surprise!! 😊

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