Random thoughts on a Thanksgiving weekend morning:

1. How was your Thanksgiving? I am the luckiest duck because I have two sisters that can cook. The cooking gene skipped me and went straight to them.

And I’m here for all of it (I’m looking at you brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes).

2. We all went shopping today at our town’s downtown square to support small businesses on Black Friday. I found the CUTEST handmade houses at our local vintage mall. I can’t wait to show you the entire village next week.

3. It was an amazing week on the blog. This week we talked about:

4. I spent the weekend creating the cutest ornament idea that you can make in five minutes (and they look so high-end). I’m sharing them all next week.

5. And my sister and I spent Thanksgiving weekend making a map tree. I know, right? I’m sharing that next week, too.

Stay tuned.

6. In amazing news? Because Thanksgiving was so early this week? We have an extra week to get ready for Christmas (which is 30 days from today). But who’s counting?

And now?

Let’s see what I found to share this week.


You know how much I love a Christmas banister.

And this one is amazing.

See all the details here.

This bottle brush wreath.

Isn’t it the cutest?

You can see the DIY here.

You know how all about gingerbread I am.

Look at this tree.

See all the how-to’s here.

Look at this floral Christmas tree.

What a fun way to decorate.

See all the details here.


And in random news this week:

This adorable Christmas ornament DIY

This is my favorite Christmas song this season

These rustic cozy cabins

This yummy holiday snack

This gingerbread wreath

This simple DIY

These colorful trees

These Christmas decorating ideas made me sigh

What these designers kept for themselves

These trends for Christmas 2023

This is the cutest gingerbread house

These 31 wooden DIY Christmas trees

This beautiful laundry room

Simple tips for hanging holiday garland

And this

You’ll never believe what these stars are made of

And one more for the road

This was my favorite Christmas post this year.

I hope it inspires you, too.

You can see it here.

We have so many gift exchanges that we participate in every year where the spending limit is $25.

I put together a few creative affordable ideas that look like so much more than $25.

You can see them all here.

Happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Diana Diana

    Well this was fun, but I need to get busy and quit dreaming. Happy Thanksgiving weekend, can't wait for next weeks projects.

  2. Image for Jan Kinman Jan Kinman

    Thank you, thank you for taking the time to share sooo many helpful, inspiring ideas. Can’t wait to make the Cranberry-Walnut and Gingerbread recipes for gifts too. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  3. Image for Rizae Rizae

    Good Grief Girl! Go enjoy your family and your self 😊😘 Thank You so much for some cute ideas for our holidays. Now... scoot!!! Big Hugs,

  4. Image for Kris Kris

    I''m trying to figure out which is my favorite ... the framed vintage ornament ... the camper gingerbread bus ... the gingerbread house wreath ... the sigh-worthy homes .... I think I'll just find me a rustic cozy cabin and nap the afternoon away. 😉

  5. Image for Marlene Marlene

    Oh, wow, I have so much Christmas in my head and they are all so lovely, thanks Karianne have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    GREAT thistles, KA! I am especially excited about the Moose Munch recipe you found. MMMmm. May have to try making that thing season!!!

  7. Image for Anna Anna

    KariAnne- THANK YOU for sharing my DIY star ⭐️ ornaments. I hope you had the best time with your sister and I can’t wait to see the ornaments you have been making. Have a fabulous weekend.

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