Random thoughts on a Saturday that’s 5 days away from Thanksgiving:

1. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Did you get your turkey? We ordered ours fresh this year to avoid the Thanksgiving turkey tablespoon event of 2020

2. I am SO EXCITED to share my 28-page Gift Guide E-book with you! It’s SO CUTE and it’s FREE. 28 pages of clickable items—you can click on anything on the pages and it takes you right to the item to order it.

You can download it for free here.

3. I have the best fashion hack for you. If you are tying a bow at your waist with a dress or a top or a robe or a coat and you can’t get it to lay right?

Tie it backward instead.

In other words, if you usually start with your left hand? Start with your right instead. Works every time.

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

And now?

Are you ready for a little Christmas inspiration?

Here are all my favorite finds from the web this week.


I love anything advent.

And a wreath takes it to the next level.

Here’s this amazing vintage-inspired advent wreath.

I’m going to a cookie exchange and I think I’m making these.

3-D reindeer cookies.

Aren’t they the cutest?

You can see the recipe here.

‘Tis the season for decorating trees.

It’s one of my favorite things.

Here are five easy ways to DIY these plastic ornaments.

And these beautiful curtains.

I love a little blue and white.

You can see them here.


And in random news:

This cozy ski lodge entryway

These beautiful homemade Christmas decorations

These tips for hosting a less stressful Thanksgiving

An entire day of sunlight at the South Pole

This beautiful pinecone swag

These paper snowflakes

These peppermint candy cane cookies

These holiday small-talk tips

This free printable for a Christmas wish list

These holiday simmers

This pretty holiday house tour

And if you don’t have space for a tree?

This is such a cute idea

And one more for the road

These DIY holiday gift wrap ideas.

You can see them here.

Merry Random Saturday To You

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  1. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    You are always an inspiration no matter what the season. Just like every week, your Saturday links become Sundays coffee read. Happy Saturday.

  2. Image for PJ PJ

    So many fun ideas as usual and that advent wreath is stunning. Beyond my budget, but I can swoon over it. Have a happy weekend.

  3. Image for Anna Anna

    Hello KariAnne- Thank you for another fabulous issue of Thistlekeeping. There is SO much great inspiration. I love the DIY ornaments. Wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving!

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