Random thoughts on a brilliantly sunny summer morning:

1. Are you watching March Madness? You know we are all in around here. Baylor and Texas both advanced to the next level and my bracket is still intact. I have Baylor winning it all.

Please act surprised.

2. So we have discussed Wordle and Quordle and Octordle here, but now? I’m into Duotrigordle. It’s 32 different wordles all at the same time and you only get 37 guesses.


It is not for the faint of heart.

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

4. My nephew created a “leprechaun trap” this week that was made out of cardboard and imagination. I’ve never seen such a contraption. All he caught though were little pieces of green cloth and a smattering of gold coins.

Guess the leprechaun got away again.

5. I just ordered Buddy a new dog bed. He needed something a little softer to make his days easier. Maybe I should have ordered one for me, too. 🙂

6. Westleigh is starting her own online clothing boutique. It has made this mama’s heart so happy watching her stretch her wings and fly as an entrepreneur.

And now?

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

This picture stopped me in my tracks.

Be still my blue and white heart.

See 21 ways to decorate with blue and white here.

I’m always looking for cloche decorating inspiration.

This cloche is so pretty for spring.

Here are all the cloche decorating how-to’s.

Have you shaken off winter yet?

Spring is knocking at the door.

Here are five easy ways to decorate for spring.

Look at the cuteness of this photo.

The egg crate charger and this delicious veggie quiche.

See the recipe and the table setting here.


And in random news:

Love how this space goes from indoor to outdoor

Grow these flowers to have bouquets all summer long

How to fix paint runs

This $21 set of earbuds (perfect graduation gift)

How to keep herbs fresh in the fridge

Modern farmhouse decor in a Swedish villa

How to be a good listener

These built-in wardrobe ideas

How to organize and store home decor items

Famous writer’s houses you can visit

Raspberry brownies

This blue and white bunk room

And this

This beautiful home is still one of my favorite blue and white homes ever

And one more for the road

Every now and then I find a story on the blog I forgot about.

This one I wrote seven years ago made me cry and smile all at the same time.

happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    Have a wonderful weekend Karianne. And your daughter is going to do wonderful things in her new endeavor. Look who inspired her.

  2. Image for Lauren S Lauren S

    Well, Karianne, if Westleigh has a fraction of your talent her online business will be a great success! Kudos!

  3. Image for laura@everydayedits.co laura@everydayedits.co

    HI KARIANNE tHE MOST AMAZING THING AS A PARENT, AND THERE ARE MANY, IS WATCHING OUR CHILDREN FIND, PURSUE, PERSEVERE TO FIND THEIR PASSION! PS Featured your book read list on The Weekend Edit today! xo laura in Colorado (we have sunshine this morning! PS I have a listing in my neighborhood and three potential buyers were from Dallas! laura

  4. Image for Teddee Grace Teddee Grace

    Loved the post on storing decor. Some really helpful ideas there. Thanks for drawing it to our attention and providing the link!

  5. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    I had twin sisters and it seemed that they entertained each other. That seemed to be a problem with a single baby. Do you agree? I took one twin and my sister took the other!!! My mother had two girls in eleven months and then the twins so she had her hands full. Six girls in eight years!!!

  6. Image for Liz Shivel Liz Shivel

    Hi KariAnne, I enjoy your blogs everyday! And I’d love to have your beautiful house! But, besides that, I wondered if I could make a fleece blanket for Buddy’s new pet bed? I make fleece wraps (30x72” like beach towel with a cut fringe) and larger blanket (60x72” with cut fringe) for people and pets. I just made 2 of the larger for a friend who has a large dog. They’re soft, easy to wash, comfy. Let me know… blue & white pattern?? I would love to do this for you. They’re simple but nice! 😁

  7. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    The girls are growing fast and using the talents their mom gave them to succeed in the world. Poor Buddy it's hard to see our friends grow old, he's such a good dog. I loved seeing the Villa in Sweden and all those writers homes, that would be so fun to see in person.

  8. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Way to go, Westleigh! That's great! Prayers for a great success! Always great offerings on Saturday.Thank you! KariAnne, have you tried Wordle Unlimited? LOVE this one. You can play as many times as you like! So fun! 🥰

  9. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    GREAT Thistles, KA. I especially loved Lucy's cloche terrarium with her ferns, She is so good at the things she shares, isn't she? And a huge WTG to Westleigh - that's awesome news and I bet you all are so proud of her. ♥

  10. Image for Calypso in the Country Calypso in the Country

    Congrats to Westleigh! I'm sure she's learned so much from you over the years. Yes, we've been watching basketball non-stop in our house. I graduated from FDU so those games were extra special to me. Too bad they didn't go further but it was still exciting! Great inspiration here as always - enjoy your week! Shelley

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