Random thoughts on a brilliantly sunny, chilly almost November Saturday morning:

1. I hope your weekend is full of amazing plans. It’s Baylor Homecoming and we are all about a parade and a game.

2. Just posted another edition of “What I Bought Wednesday” over on my YouTube channel including the best way to add space to your fridge.

You can see it here.

3. If you are looking for a good historical British drama? You might want to check out Vanity Fair. There are tons of different versions, but my favorite is the one from 2004 with Reese Witherspoon.

4. It was an awesome week on the blog. We discussed:

5. Buddy (our golden) has to go get his teeth cleaned. I wonder if he’ll like going to the dentist as much as I do.

6. Thank you for all the subscription services. I think I’m going to do a round-up of all of them because there were so many great suggestions.

And now?

Here are some of my favorite things I discovered for all of us this week.


Has any recipe looked more like fall?

Stuffed baked apples with cinnamon.

You can see the recipe here.

Look at these pumpkin obelisk towers.

They are such a clever idea for planters.

See the entire project here.

Love this idea for a table runner.

And it’s made with dollar store leaves.

You can see the DIY here.

Doesn’t this look like fall?

And the pumpkin bowl is the best idea.

Here’s the recipe for split pea and pumpkin soup.


And in random news:

This creative garden art

Inside this beautiful seaside mansion

The ultimate grilled cheese

How often should you wash clothes to keep them clean

This beautiful, beautiful, beautiful home

What are your thoughts on this trend

The benefits of walking a mile a day

5 things to declutter before the holidays

This pretty floral arrangement

Ideas for decorating awkward corners

7 smores recipes to try

And this

The classic simplicity and beauty of this cabin made my Saturday full of joy

You know I’m all about cute outfits, so I’m starting something new this week.

I started a Thistlewood Fashion Instagram and every day I’m curating an outfit.

If you don’t have Instagram—no worries.

I have them all posted on my fashion page here.

And one more for the road

If you are looking for a simple DIY for your Thanksgiving table?

These five-minute sweater vases are so easy to make.

See the DIY here.

Happy Random Saturday To You

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  1. Image for Liberty Liberty

    Great ideas as always! I've started a dairy free diet.... I've hardly ever been on a diet but bloodwork is showing it to be helpful right now. Have a great weekend!

  2. Image for Debbie Debbie

    Man Kari Ann if you post it, it sells iut fast!! Hope they are paying you well! Loved the dresses which I never wear but you picked good ones, but they are gone ☹ Lol great job

  3. Image for Lori H Lori H

    I posted on Instagram but maybe I should ask here....where do you go for the descriptions, cost and store for the clothing items? The link only takes me to a check box to purchase but no description. The grilled cheese looks wonderful! Make mine on sourdough please:0) Wish you fun at the Baylor festivities!

  4. Image for Marlene Marlene

    I always enjoy these and glad you added something for outfits, you have the cutest ones. Pray you had a great weekend.

  5. Image for Kris Kris

    I think if you jump on the butter board trend then walking a mile a day won't be enough! I love charcuterie boards but not so excited about butter boards. Thanks for the fun links today.

  6. Image for JC JC

    Hi KariAnne. I've been away visiting my daughter and son in-love who are expecting a baby!!! I'm just a little excited to become a Nana!!! It's great to be home too though and catch up on your posts! The stone home in England is 10/10 on the charm chart. I mean a pink room and florals.....LOVE! I've never heard of a butter board, but what a great idea. I think it could be really fun for a special occasion! As always thank you for the finds on What I Bought Wednesday. Great ideas for Christmas! Thank you!

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