Random thoughts on a cloudy fall Saturday:

1. There was a saying we used to have in Brownies, “Make new friends and keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” I went to a fun gala last night with some gold friends from high school.

It was so much fun.

2. Another episode of “What I Bought Wednesday” is live on my YouTube Channel. I’ve been getting the rooms ready for the holidays and I found the BEST sheets and towels.

You can see it here.

3. It’s almost October. Doesn’t the word October just make you smile?

4. It was a great week on the blog. We talked about:

5. Remember how I told you I was trying Noom? I LOVE IT.

And now?

Here are some of my favorite ideas and inspiration from around the web.

Here’s a hint.

All fall. All the time.

When you find so much inspiration for fall on Pinterest?

You have to share.

This fall tour is the sweetest.

I thought this was such a clever take on the sweater pumpkin.

You could make any pattern you want. Swirls or leaves or giant polka dots.

See the DIY here.

Aren’t hydrangea the best?

I love decorating with them for fall.

Here are 11 hydrangea decorating ideas.

I thought this arrangement was so pretty.

Such a classic fall idea.

See all the details here.


And in random news:

These budget fall decorating ideas

Baked pumpkin brie

This home is so beautiful

How to bleach pinecones

This porch inspiration

This tiny floating cottage

Make an ice bucket from a pumpkin

This clever idea for wainscoting

How to make a plank door

This cute fall DIY

This was so encouraging if life is overwhelming

Cranberry pumpkin bars

And this

You know how much I love a before and after furniture makeover and this one is amazing

One more for the road

This is one of my favorite fall DIYs.

Aren’t those pumpkins so different?

You can see the entire DIY here.

Happy Random Saturday to You

PS I’ve been fall clothes shopping and put together some cute outfits from Amazon.

All linked below.


//oversized sweater//leggings//boots//earrings//


//tennis shoes//sweater//jeans//earrings//


//sweater coat//mules//black jeans//striped shirt//


//sweater dress//scarf//bracelet//neutral boots//

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  1. Image for Kris Kris

    Good morning, sunshine! Glad to see you had Thistlekeeping posted for my rainy Saturday morning enjoyment. I love all the warm, texture-filled, natural fall decorating ideas--that's possibly why it's my favorite season. Mmm cozy. Isn't that floating cottage amazing??? Did you see what Niki posted on Friday? I'm moving in! :)

  2. Image for laura laura

    Hi Karianne! Happy Fall! Hsve you watched the show with Molly Shannon and Vanessa Bayer sbout Home shipping network! you might get a kick out of it. Your WIBW are so fun! Denver Broncos we’re trending last Zminday for all the wrong reasons! We can’t even mention the Colorado Buffs!

  3. Image for AnnTN AnnTN

    I saw hedge apples in the picture about decorating with hydrangeas. I would have never thought to decorate with them. My grandparents farm had a tree (Osage-orange)that dropped hedge apples in the fall. They weren't good for anything. haha!

  4. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    Karianne This is a great autumn post. That house was completely my style. So pretty. Even though I live in a ranch now due to our new build, my heart will forever belong to a two story. The outfits were cute, I put the boots in my cart. Thank you a great read. Jodena

    1. Image for KariAnne KariAnne

      Jan, Great question! My original dining plan was Optavia! I love Optavia and it worked amazingly well – – but for maintenance I love NOOM. It helps me with the mindset and rearranging my eating habits. I don’t really use it to lose weight I’m using it more for maintenance. Does that make sense? happy day, karianne

  5. Image for Joan Joan

    the picture at the top of the post with the chippy white chair has the cutest pumpkins on the chair: were they featured in the post? I would love to DIY some!

    1. Image for Joan Joan

      thank you so much for the link with instructions for the felted sweater pumpkins!! Now i am off to Goodwill to find an orange wooL sweater so i can make my own!

  6. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Great thistles, KA. I absolutely LOVED that house tour - whew - it's amazing - and especially liked that old post of the before/after gorgeous hutch. Those are my two favs this week. Thank you for the inspiration. Hope you have a good weekend. Go Balor! Go Buckeyes!

  7. Image for Sharon Sharon

    Hi KariAnne! Welcome Fall..now if only we could get some crisp fall weather! Fingers crossed it cools off tomorrow in DFW as the weather casters are promising… I love the outfits you featured but when I click on the link and go to Amazon all I see is a big black circle! HELP!

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