Random thoughts on a sunny Saturday morning:

1. Happy April Fool’s Day.

Just letting you know up front that there aren’t any tricks around here.

Only joy and sunshine and lots of really good links.

2. I shared a new video over on my YouTube channel. It’s a new version of What I Bought Wednesday with a tour of the living room.

You can see the video here.

3. Have you ever tried washing your hair less? I’ve trained my hair to go a week now and it feels AMAZING. It took a while to train it, but now? It is the biggest time saver. When I shared how I organize a”day in a life” post so many of you asked how it only took me 10 minutes to get ready.

It’s because I just brush my hair and go.

5. It was an awesome week on the blog. We talked about:

6. Has anyone watched The Restaurant yet on Amazon Prime? I think it has sub-titles—but someone recommended it to me as the next Downton Abbey.

And now?

So many fun finds this week.


This farmhouse tour is a scroll-stopper.

Here’s the view from the front door.

Take the rest of the tour here.

This beautiful bird’s egg nest wreath is so sweet.

And you can DIY it.

See all the instructions here.

I know Easter is only a week away, but these eggs are so easy to make.

The perfect last-minute DIY.

You can see how to make them here.

And I love this sink and this bathroom.

It’s a vintage trough sink that she installed.

See the how-to here.


And in random news:

This planting calendar by zip code

These kitchens (and tons of other inspiration)

This clever DIY for a home theater

Do you have treasure hiding in your attic

These recycled DIY pillow ideas

These dinner party playlists

Have you ever tried potato pizza

This beautiful laundry room makeover

This $15 backsplash makeover

These no-bake bird’s nest cookies

How to make DIY wood transfer art

This beautiful sustainable garden

These zucchini pancakes

And one day I get brave enough to get on an airplane and flew across an ocean?

I’m going here.

And one more for the road

I can’t thank y’all enough for all the kind e-mails I got about my zucchini bread.

Here’s the BEST cookie recipe for summer.

And the best part?

They FREEZE amazingly. 🙂

|| black flower belt || pink shirt with zippered sleeves (use code THISTLEWOOD15)|| pink puffed sleeve t-shirt ||

|| cropped wide-leg black pants (use 50% off coupon)|| black sandals ||

And here are the go-to pants of the summer. They are stretchy and tummy-flatterings with pockets and wide legs. I styled them here with two different tops at two different price points.

You can thank me later. 🙂

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  1. Image for Sue Sue

    Karianne, Thank you for the planting calendar link - it reminded me to get my seed order placed! I love the time I save by washing my hair less (every fourth day for me) and by showering at night. I wake up much more motivated to start the day. Another way I like to start the day is from a post you made a long time ago - I “wake up” our house by going into every room and opening the blinds and just thanking God for another day.

  2. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    What a beautiful week of posts. Thank you for keeping a part of each day entertaining and fun.I am a little stressed today because we had winds at 1a.m that resembled a tornado destroying my flag pole. And now we have another wind warning of 55mph. Our winds in West Ohio have been crazy since January. Ready for some calm. Enjoy your Saturday.

  3. Image for Cindy Vojanec Cindy Vojanec

    Ordered and love the pants! Oh my gosh, so comfy and slimming. Since I am taller than you,they are more cropped on me but so cute! Thanks for the referral. By the way, I am on my own health journey and so far have lost just short of 25 lbs! Yahoo!

  4. Image for JC JC

    So good to see you again in your What I Bought in My House! Thank you for all the great links again. I missed ordering those branches and will purchase some! How many branches do you use in your living room vase? Thank you for all the kitchen, and more, inspiration. My husband and I are buying a new build and I am needing to make my final decisions soon. Happy Easter to you and your family!

  5. Image for Cara Cara

    Thank you so much KariAnne for sharing my backsplash on Thistlekeeping today. It’s still going strong and I still love it as much now as when we finished it. Happy Saturday and early Easter to you. Hugs, Cara

  6. Image for Anna Price Anna Price

    Hi KariAnne- I am so excited that spring has arrived. I love your fashion tips and advice. I have a similar figure as you and so if something fits you - odds are it will fit me too. :). So thanks for all the fashion recommendations. Also I love the monogramed eggs from the Crowned Goat. Like WOW!! As always, I appreciate your Thistlekeeping!

  7. Image for CoCo CoCo

    A million times over thank you so much for sharing my monogrammed Easter eggs, I really appreciate it. They were so much fun and so easy to make! Off to check out the rest of these fabulous links and your closet recommendations. I've bought and loved so many of the things you've suggested and these pops of pink are right up my alley. Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo

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