Random thoughts on a football fall morning:

1. We made it. September is here.

I’ve never been so happy to see a month end in ’ember in my entire life.

2. Today is the first football game. I’m looking at you, Baylor. I’m thinking about wearing cowboy boots.

But then I remembered I’ll be sitting in the sun for four hours.

Decisions. Decisions.

3. Have you ever tried cucumbers with vinegar and lemon pepper before? It’s the yummiest snack without too many calories?

4. It was a great week on the blog. We talked about:

5. We have so many September birthdays in my family so we are celebrating with pizza and cake and ice cream.

And now?

Here are some of my favorite ideas and inspiration from around the web.

Here’s a hint.

All fall. All the time.

Look at this blackberry cobbler.

And all about freezing blackberries, too.

You can see the recipe here.

I thought this was such a clever take on the sweater pumpkin.

You could make any pattern you want. Swirls or leaves or giant polka dots.

See the DIY here.

This home tour is so beautiful.

Those doors.

That chandelier.

You can take the entire tour here.

Loved following along with this before and after.

Here’s the renovation of this house for an Airbnb.

You can see it here.


And in random news:

90’s home decor to take you back

This home is so beautiful

This mudroom inspiration

I’m making this for fall

Why we collect so much stuff

This looks perfect for football games

This porch inspiration

How to color concrete

This clever idea for wainscoting

Gwyneth’s guest house

All about custom house paintings

And this

You know how much I love a before and after furniture makeover and this one is amazing

One more for the road

This is one of my favorite fall DIYs.

Aren’t those pumpkins so different?

You can see the entire DIY here.

Happy Random Saturday to You

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  1. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    Have fun watching your favorite football. I am not much into sports now days, so yardwork for me. Thanks for an interesting blog. Happy Saturday.

  2. Image for Ella Ella

    Growing up and being of German descent we had cucumber vinegar lemon pepper all of the time on our dinner table, virtually no calories, an excellent snack, cool and refreshing. Thanks for the memories!

  3. Image for Barbara Barbara

    Good one as always! I've made her Man in the moon and have sold at least 4 in our booth!:) Go Baylor!! Soooo excited about football this year- War Eagle!

  4. Image for Carol Tucker Carol Tucker

    Love the sweater pumpkin idea!! Ant suggestions to get "ball affect" on glass vases. I see them everywhere..but so expensive..ibought several plain ceramic vases at Habitat Restore and want to spray them a matte black or white..rough finish any suggestions? You the Queen of DIY and I love everything you touch!!

  5. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    You always make Saturdays so fun and interesting! I love, love, love...did I say love...love the sweater pumpkin idea! So fun! 💕

  6. Image for AnnTN AnnTN

    Blackberry cobbler is my FAVORITE cobbler. There's a few aspects of 90s decorating that I still like such as gingham and primary colors. I'll admit to an awful sponge painted bathroom that I thought was so lovely when I did it. Thankfully, it was painted over years ago. :-D

  7. Image for Teddee Grace Teddee Grace

    I just watched CU keep three points ahead of TCU for an entire tit for tat four quarters and am exhausted! What a game. I still find quite a few things about 90s decor that I like and think I see some trends returning in the various "core" decorating styles. Those balloon valances could get overwhelming!

  8. Image for Betsy Betsy

    The 90’s posting was fun and so true. I’m over the something on every surface idea. I’m on a tare donating. Karianne can you give me an idea of how to paint a wood base lamp gold. Since you’re the queen of make overs I’d like it to have a gold leaf look but not be garish. Any suggestions!

  9. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Enjoyed your thistles this week, KA!! I absolutely loved that hutch makeover inspo - too bad it was an older post, now I will need to find her tutorial on how she did it - what a great piece of furniture!

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