Random thoughts on a brilliantly sunny Saturday:

1. I’m heading down to Waco for Chi-O Mom’s Day. I’m not sure what we are doing, but I’m here for all of it.

And in amazing news?

I’m wearing bell bottoms. Watch out world.

2. The chicks have hatched in the nest in the wreath on our window. I’ve watched the mama bird fly in and out and feed all those hungry baby birds.

3. I got the sweetest present last week from my friend Liz. She made Buddy two of the most beautiful blankets. He LOVES them and now his dog bed is even cozier.

Liz is our new favorite person.

4.  Have you watched any of the seasons of Love is Blind on Netflix? I just finished season 4 and it’s really good if you like reality dating shows.

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

6. Do you think skinny jeans are out? Sources say no. Here’s how to wear them in 2023.

And now?

Are you ready?

I have the BEST STUFF to share this week.

Let’s go.

Loved this post on mixing styles.

How to add antiques to modern design.

See all the tips here.

This beautiful garden before and after.

Wait until you see the before–it’s such a beautiful transformation.

And here’s the after.

These DIY clay beads.

I have extra clay upstairs and I’ve been trying to figure out what to make with it.

This sounds like the perfect project.

How to make a builder-grade home look custom.

These are the best tips.

You can see all the ideas here.

These basket decorating ideas.

They are the CUTEST.

See all the ideas here.


And in random news:

This Kensington Palace apartment

47 conversation starters

How to make your house smell good

This beautiful house tour 

My favorite drugstore finds I’ve been loving lately

35 tiny things to do for yourself today

How to hang custom drapes

This beautiful laundry room

These french-inspired kitchen ideas

These cinnamon bites

These 5 different types of clutter

This fireplace makeover idea

20 things to stop wasting time on

And this.

Are you overwhelmed? I thought this was such good advice.

And one more for the road

These sweet girls are my heart.

And to think that their story started here.


I just got these robe sets in and they are SO SOFT.

They are from Draper James you won’t believe the price point (they are 50% off right now).

You can see them here. 

happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Connie Connie

    Happy Saturday! Wonderful post KariAnne. Love the dresses you and the girls are wearing at the end of the post. Will you post the link to your dress?

  2. Image for Diana Diana

    Happy Day, the sun is bright and so is my mood. I'm really loving dresses this year. They are so feminine and billowy and the colors are perfect. Have a great weekend.

  3. Image for Vickie Vickie

    Thank you for sharing "Life with Mar"'s thorough and wildly helpful post about how to wear skinny jeans this year! I'm 60 and feel I have earned the "age pass" to wear my clothes however I want, BUT its nice to know whats currently trending with the younger ladies and incorporate it in my wardrobe here and there. And super excited to learn that my unconstructed oversized wool coat purchased in the 80s is back in style! Wish I had held on to my old work blazers from the 90s. ;) Thanks for a great blog!

  4. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    GREAT thistles this week, KA. I especially enjoyed reading about Kensington Palace "apartments." I wonder if William and Katherine will ever see The Blue Lady?

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