// pumpkin and eucalyptus wreath //

Random thoughts on Saturday morning full of sunshine:

1. IT FEELS LIKE FALL TODAY. I had to all-cap it. I couldn’t help it. You know that day when you walk out and the hot is gone and it’s cool and wonderful and you see a single leaf fall?

Today is that day.

2. Did you see the Holiday At Home Bundle? There are over 27 resources that help you get ready for the holiday—organizing and decorating and planning and printables and all the Christmas and Thanksgiving things. Originally $500 for everything—it’s on sale right now until tomorrow for only $49.

You can see it here (make sure to scroll down so you can see everything there is to the bundle.

3. I went yardsaling yesterday. I was so hopeful. I found a yard sale sign on a street with amazing houses.

But it was lame.

Good things there’s next Saturday.

4. So many fun things on the blog lately:

5. This is Texas-OU weekend. It’s going to be an epic game—both teams are undefeated. If you are looking for a fun idea for game day here’s a fun football charcuterie board.

And now?

Ready for all my favorite links?


Doesn’t this pear and walnut tart look like art?

And fall?

You can see the recipe here.

This post is all about changing up your home from summer to fall.

So many fun affordable pretty ideas for the new season.

You can see all the ideas here.

If you have a silver tray that damaged beyond repair? Or a new tray that you want to look old.

Don’t toss it.

Instead? Here’s how to paint and age it.

This is one of the prettiest house tours.

I’ve actually taken pictures in this house for my next book.

You can see the entire house tour here.


And in random news:

The cutest sunroom makeover

How to decorate a kitchen counter

The sweetest cottage tour

Fun places to travel this fall

This peel-and-stick backsplash

These garden tasks for fall

This cute pumpkin DIY

This DIY tray from a vintage crate

This fall foliage map—look at Texas 🙂

This house tour makes me so happy

This pumpkin smoothie

And this

Remember the tip I gave about getting stains (I’m looking at you Buddy) out of area rugs?

Walmart just released a few of their holiday deals early and that Little Green Machine I used is on the best deal for it I’ve ever seen for the next couple of days.

You can see the deal here.

Looking for an easy DIY on a budget?

This paper bag leaf garland is so easy to make.

See the project here.

Outfit of the week

This is what I wore to speak at the conference this week.

This dress is on sale for $12 and it is the COZIEST. It has pockets and comes in tons of colors.

You can see it here.

Here’s a close-up of the boots I’m wearing.

They are perfect for wider calves and they are so cozy and affordable. Everyone was commenting on them at the conference.

You can see them here.

Happy Random Saturday To You

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  1. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    So many fun projects and fun reads. It was in the 30's here this morning. I am not ready for that. Its dark cold and cloudy, Fall and Winter not my best friends. But all is ok because life is wonderful everyday. That dress is the cutest. And the boots... I have cowgirl boots but mine are short. You looks so nice. I just love to read your blogs. They always have a very upbeat vibe. Happy Fall Saturday.

  2. Image for Diana Diana

    Those are the cutest cowboy boots and you look great in that dress. I enjoyed this post, there is always something to learn. Happy Saturday....

  3. Image for Anna Anna

    First - I always love the leaves made out of paper bags. Such a gorgeous garland. Love all the links you shared! Can’t wait to click on them and find out more. That little Scandinavia cottage is 🤩. Have a great weekend!

  4. Image for Jem Jem

    It’s fall here too in East Texas. Personally, I am a summer girl through and through, but I’m so grateful for the change and the happiness it brings to all the fall lovers💕

  5. Image for Lisa Lisa

    Happy Saturday, Karianne, You are just the cutest in those boots. The cutest! Those boots are made for walking, and a whole lot more-lol. It's raining cats and dogs in my neck of the woods, but Thistlekeeping always brightens the weekend, rain or shine. Enjoy the day. xoxo

  6. Image for Rizae Rizae

    We are getting ready for Boise State (ie: the smurf turf) homecoming game today! So I am stealing your charcuterie board idea... lol. I hope you had a great time at the conference and wowed them as you do us. Have a funtastic weekend. Big Hugs,

  7. Image for PJ PJ

    I need that pumpkin smoothie....it's close to 90 today and there's wildfire smoke here in CA. UGH. It clearly doesn't feel like fall, but glad others are feeling it. Blessings

  8. Image for Kris Kris

    So much eye candy! Great links today. What is up with boot manufacturers and the skinny-leg boots? I've had similar problems. I can find more boot options that fit than I used to be able to find, but it's sort of ridiculous. I'm a medium-sized person, so I can only imagine how hard it would be for someone of a larger size to find boots that fit correctly.

  9. Image for Connie Connie

    Happy Fall/Football Saturday KariAnne! Love your post and all the links every Saturday. It’s so fun to read and click with a cup of coffee. Yes, we have a little fall weather this weekend too and we are getting ready to watch the Braves and UGA, Go Dawgs! Have a great weekend!

  10. Image for Cindi Cindi

    Yes, as ALWAYS you look super cute! But today, at this moment in my life, all I can focus on is: BOOMER SOONER! ! ! Greatest game I've seen in a while.🏈🏈🏈

  11. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    GREAT thistles this week, KA. I loved what she did with her sun room redo. And I really enjoyed how the gal did her kitchen counter styling. Classy. Great pics. And that pear tartlet? MMMMM.

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