Random thoughts on an almost-fall Saturday morning:

1. Thank you so much for all the prayers for my brother. He is doing so much better and today they are moving him out of the ICU. We were all cheering and celebrating for all the answered prayers.

God is good all the time.

All the time God is good.

2. If you are looking for drugstore make-up and you need some recommendations that are tried and true? Here

3. I watched the Cowboys pre-season this week. Football is here. My favorite season.

4. It was an amazing week on the blog. I shared

5. What do we think about the latest fall fashion trends? What are your thoughts on clogs? Yes? Never?

6. Have you pre-ordered my latest book yet? I’m SO EXCITED! It launches in two weeks. I’ll add the Amazon link here. You can pre-order it and you won’t be charged (and you’ll get the lowest price) until it ships on September 5. The pre-orders help so much with the book launch so a GIANT thank you to everyone who has already ordered it.

It’s all about 10-minute decorating ideas through the seasons (including Christmas).

You can see it here.

And now?

I have the cutest stuff to share this week.

Here are all of my favorite finds.

Look at these pumpkins.

Aren’t they perfect for fall?

You can see the DIY here.

I love pumpkin spice anything.

Especially when it’s for breakfast.

This pumpkin spice cinnamon roll hack is amazing.

Fall is one of my favorite seasons to decorate.

This kitchen is the perfect example.

See all the fall kitchen decorating here.

Love decorating with vintage and thrift store finds?

Here are the best tips.

See all the tips here.


And in random news:

These fairytale English gardens

The daily habits of happiness experts

The hobby you should try next (based on your enneagram)

This fall mudroom

This pumpkin bread

This beautiful pinecone wreath

Trying this for fall and Christmas

The architecture in this home

42 expensive mistakes you might be making

One of my favorite decorating trends

The best ground cover plants

This pretty entryway

DIY pink milk glass

This DIY hanging basket

And this

I just found the CUTEST idea for a back patio garden if you live in a small space or don’t have a big backyard. And it’s on sale right now for 50% off with this secret coupon I found. Please note it’s only good while the coupon lasts.

You can use this coupon here.

Pin ahead for Thanksgiving

This pie crust and this apple pie are so yummy. You’ll want to pin for Thanksgiving.

I first made it six years ago and all these years later it doesn’t disappoint.

See the recipe here.

Happy Random Saturday to You

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  1. Image for JC JC

    Hi KariAnne! I've so missed following along on your blog as we sold our house, packed, moved, and drove across this big country. I am just now hearing about your brother. I do hope everything is OK. I will pray for him today. Thank you for all the autumn inspiration...my FAVORITE time of year. I think I'm going to make a Pinterest board (another one🤪)with seasonal vinyette ideas for my new house. Sadly, I'm a bird without a nest as our new home won't be ready until Nov???🙏 But, I'm decorating it in my head! You always have the best ideas! Thank you, friend! Congratulations on your new book coming out!

  2. Image for Teddee Grace Teddee Grace

    That apartment in Lisbon! The high ceilings, the tall windows with those interior shutters and all that molding! Amazing...and then you could combine that with the Murphy Door, something I've never heard about! I wonder where I might hide one of those in my one-bedroom apartment?! Thanks for all the eye candy.

  3. Image for Jem Jem

    Great blog as always, KariAnne! Glad to hear your brother, Mark, is doing better! Yes! God is so good! I’ve pre-ordered your book and am anxiously awaiting its arrival. 💕

  4. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    KariAnne I guessed I missed the news of your brother. I am not sure what happened but all that matters is I too will send a prayer and yes prayer helps so much. I am so sorry, I hope he gets better. And I just preordered your book. I was happy too and would always support you in your work. Thanks for all the great reads. God be with you and your family.

  5. Image for Diana Diana

    KariAnne I'm so happy your brother is doing better. I'm sending blessings and prayers for his quick recovery. I just want to say there has got to be a quicker way to dry those orange slices. Sigh.... Have a wonderful weekend and congrats on the book I'm getting it. Thank you for brightening my day.

  6. Image for Kris Kris

    I'm embarrassed to say that I live within an hour of Liz Marie's store and have never gone there. I can hear you saying, "Road trip!", KariAnne! Another week of pretty finds--I especially like the pinecone wreath. Happy Saturday!

  7. Image for PJ PJ

    Thankful your brother is improving. That's an answer to prayer for sure. As for clogs...YES! I knit my own socks for winter and clogs let me see them while I wear them. A Murphy door is a new one to me. Don't have the room here, but for those that do, what a great idea. Enjoy your weekend. Blessings.

  8. Image for Donna Donna

    Hi KariAnne! So glad to hear your brother is improving! We will keep him and your family in our prayers! Going to pre-order your new book now! Thanks so much for sharing our pinecone flower wreath! Take care! Blessings, Donna

  9. Image for Debbie Debbie

    Hi! Happy beautiful Saturday from South Jersey! So glad your brother is coming out of ICU that is awesome and thanks for all the amazing things on the blog today!!!!

  10. Image for June June

    Sorry to hear about your brother. I missed your post about him. We just returned from a get away that was long overdue. Sending prayers from Minnesota!

  11. Image for Marlene Marlene

    Good to hear your brother is doing better, still praying. Thanks for this post it was all so good, I always enjoy these, and it always fills my head with ideas. Have a wonderfully blessed weekend.

  12. Image for Marilyn Marilyn

    Sorry to hear about your brother. Glad he is better. Will keep him in our thughts and prayers and Rosaries. Joan,Marion and Marilyn

  13. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Thanks for all the "stuff"! Denton's recipe sounds great. Gotta try it. And i love ELF products! A new book? Yay! I must have missed it. I'll have to make up a couple of images to share about it. Hope it does well! 😍

  14. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Great inspiration in this week's thistle, KA! Those English country gardens are absolutely swoon worthy! Can't wrap my head around the fact that we're over half way through August. Ugh. Still too hot to think about fall for me - but that's typical. I don't get out the stuff till the corn stalks are browning. We have a long cold season ahead so I hang onto summer for as long as possible. Hope you've had a good weekend - and still praying for your brother. ♥

  15. Image for Anna Anna

    Hi KariAnne- I’m so glad your brother is doing better! Thank you for letting us know that he is on the mend. Yes, I preordered your book. Can’t wait! Love all the links you shared. So many creative ideas. Have a fabulous week!

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