Random thoughts on an Easter weekend Saturday:

1. If you’ve ever wondered if you should move to Texas? You should SEE our yard sales.


I found THE CUTEST lamp for the new office. It looks like something right out of a Brady Bunch episode.

2. I wore a high pony last week. It was amazing. If you aren’t already, you need to add a high pony to your hair rotation. I used this hair texturizing powder to make it stay up and it was so easy to just put the hair in a ponytail and go.

3. Are you watching Sanditon on Masterpiece? I think this is the last season. It’s SO GOOD. If you haven’t started it yet go back to Season 1 and start there so it all makes sense.

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

5. A mama bird built a nest in the wreath on our front door. She laid six eggs and they just hatched and I’ve watched her feeding her chicks.

Spring is here.

And now?

Let’s see all the awesome stuff I found for us this week.

How to take better photos with your phone.

All the tips from one of my favorite photographers.

You can see them here.

I love this Anthropologie-inspired pot.

It’s on my to-do craft list.

See the entire DIY here.

This amazing strawberry lemon trifle.

Doesn’t it look like spring in a dish?

You can see the recipe here.

This is the cutest spring wreath.

In amazing news? It’s a DIY project.

You can see the instructions here.


And in random news:

How to get candle wax out of jars

The 27 most beautiful towns in America

7 things to give your mother that don’t cost a thing

This incredible kitchen

This interior style quiz

This beautiful outdoor table

My favorite leggings EVER (and they are only $25)

The Little Women house

These walkable cities in Europe

How to build a layered frame

This beautiful Stockholm apartment

This looks so yummy

How to build a countertop from flooring

The best homemade ranch

25 things to stop wasting time on

Julia Child’s actual kitchen

And this beautifully written post. We all need more of this.

It spoke to my heart.

And one more for the road

If you have concrete?

You can make it look like this.

Here’s the simple DIY.

Happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    Full of things to read Easter Morning. Thank you. I hope you enjoy your holiday weekend no matter where you are who its shared with. ❤ 🐰 🌼 🌻

  2. Image for Kris Kris

    That was one of the more fun design style quizzes I've ever taken. Apparently I'm "vintage salon". This week's lineup was especially fun. I always loved the Little Women house from the 1994 movie. KariAnne, I think you are itching to travel somewhere ....

  3. Image for Diana Diana

    Good morning KariAnne and happy Easter weekend. I took the design style quiz and I am "pottery studio" who knew :) I'm pleasantly surprised by it and I do agree with tranquil and comfortable along with the sunbleached tones. Next I'm going to try and make the homemade ranch, Yum.

  4. Image for Rizae Rizae

    Went to take style test and their was not really anything that I liked or appealed to me! The rugs were horrible. Now... if you had made a style quiz...... 😘😉 Have a funtastic Easter Sunday Big Hugs

  5. Image for Marlene Marlene

    This was nice, I needed to sit and rest after being outside in my flower beds. I enjoyed all, even though I was suppose to rest 30 min. it took a little longer. It was a fun time well spent.

  6. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    AWESOME thistles this week, KA!! I loved Courtney's iphone pic taking helpful hints. And that kitchen tour? Oh my word love love love that kitchen!!!! Have a blessed weekend. ♥

  7. Image for Anna Price Anna Price

    I am a little late reading your Thistlekeeping post - but wanted to say I love the piece you shared on Cultivating Courage. It is definitely something we all need to embrace, particularly as we get older. Thanks for sharing so many beautiful and inspiring things.

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