Random thoughts on a Saturday morning with unlimited potential:

1. We are starting to plan out the flower beds for spring planting. I’m so excited. We are adding new curved beds around the fence in the backyard. The birdhouse will be so happy.

2. Are you watching the Super Bowl? Cheering for one particular team? Since the Cowboys aren’t in the game, I’m here for the commercials and the half-time show.

3. If you are a blogger or creator and you want to increase your affiliate income? I just wrote an e-book on affiliates and how they work and how you can increase your income.

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4. Thank you so much for all your sweet e-mails and messages about my mother. She’s doing so much better now and is well on her way to recovering from hip surgery.

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

5.  I was so sad that football is almost over and then I realized that basketball is just around the corner. I love March Madness. Who are you rooting for?

And now?

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

Look at these beautiful hand-painted cookies.

Did you even know you could paint cookies?

See the recipe and the how-to here.

Did you know wood is making a comeback?

Cheers for reviving old wood.

Here are tips on how to clean it and refresh it.

Ever wondered how to start selling at craft fairs?

This is such a great beginner’s guide.

You can read it here.

This beautiful spring table.

The colors make me so happy.

You can see it here.


And in random news:

The coolest fridge I have ever seen

This pretty tulip cake

These cute Valentine’s printables

These painted kitchen table ideas

Chocolate-covered potato chips, yes, please

The SWEETEST faux flower arrangement

DIY floral wax air fresheners

5 fundamentals of styling a room

DIY dimensional botanical art

These chocolate chip cookie bars

Habits of exceptionally happy people

Did you know about beadboard wallpaper?

Here are 15 creative exercises to start sketching

And this

This home tour is one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen.

And one more for the road

This spring wreath with eucalyptus and flowers is so easy to make.

See the DIY here.

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I’m also sharing this fun Instagram Reel I filmed using the vase from yesterday.

Such an EASY idea for 5-minute flower arrangement.

You can see this vase here.

Happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Lisa Lisa

    Hi Karianne. Always a fun way to start my Saturday morning. The hand-painted, heart-shaped cookies are lovely (double check the link, I wanna make those-smile). Such beautiful selections and inspiration. Happy weekend. xoxo

  2. Image for Diana Diana

    Karianne, I thought those beautiful cookies where ceramic hearts. LOL I am so glad your Mom is better and on the road to recovery. Thank you for always making me laugh.

  3. Image for Lee Stearns Lee Stearns

    Our “ spring break trip” for the last 15 years has been to March Madness! Husband played college ball and coached so we’ve always loved it! We choose a site in October we’d like to spend a week at, not knowing what teams will be there come March! It’s a fun time with great fans!

  4. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    Since becoming widowed football or in fact any sport is not my thang...but cookies are. Those are so beautiful. And the grapevine floral wreath is a beauty too. Awww just the talk of spring and flower beds touches the cockles of my heart. I love your dsily blog. Always ends in a smile.

  5. Image for Janet B Hassing Janet B Hassing

    The tulip cake is beautiful. Very intricate and time consuming I'm sure. Love the wreath as well. Have a great weekend. I will be watching March Madness with you as well as the Super Bowl.

  6. Image for JC JC

    Those heart cookies look the sweetest. The home tour is beautiful, and the wreath gets me in the mood for spring. Somewhere along the way, I missed your Mama had hip surgery. I'm so sorry, but SO glad to hear she is on the mend. Happy last football weekend. Make fun snacks and cheer even if the Cowboys aren't in it. :)

  7. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    GREAT thistles, KA! That house tour - woah - what a beautiful all white feminine home. Loved every single space. And Lucy's hand painted cookies? How could anyone EVER actually eat one of those beauties?? Thx for a wonderful visit during my teatime today. Always look forward to seeing it!

  8. Image for Debbie Debbie

    Hi KariAnn We are huge Eagle fans, we live in NJ can not wait, there is so much hype, every newscast, etc is EAGLES so the build up is huge!! I love the commercials and half time too. I am having a Galentines lunch for 5 friends so looking forward to that! Basket ball not so much lol but love the Phillies!!!!

  9. Image for Rizae Rizae

    Good Morning, I hope today is a great day for you. Alas, not for me! I received Saturdays blog again today.... bummer!!! I do hope your day is filled with joy, harmony and happiness.

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