Random thoughts on a cold estate sale shopping February Saturday morning:

1. Remember the birdhouse that my husband rescued? The tree right next to it has tiny little leaves on it.

I was so excited I took pictures for Instagram.

2. We are watching season 4 of All Creatures Great and Small on PBS. It’s such an amazing show. It made me want to move to Yorkshire and start sheep farming. There’s a scene at the end of the episode we just saw that I rewound and watched 4 different times. James quotes “My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose” in the most perfect Scottish brogue as he leaves for war.

Be still my heart.

3. I’m working on the cutest craft for next week. Here’s a hint. It involves nests and wood.

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

5. Did you see? I just watched some fashion videos and I’m almost afraid to type the words. Super high shoulder pads are back.


I saw them online and blinked twice and they were still there.

What is this century coming to?

And now?

Here are all the ideas and inspiration I found for us this week.

Let’s GO.

I love faux plants.

They always look happy to see me.

Here’s a great post on how to make them look more realistic.

And look at these carved wooden eggs.

It’s the simplest DIY and perfect for spring.

You can see it here.

I’ve never really thought about this before.

But there’s a difference between curating design and styling design.

You can see all the details here.

And these countertops?

You will never believe this before and after.

See the DIY here.


And in random news:

This is the sweetest house tour

Valentine’s Day television screen art

11 of the loneliest houses in the world

3 ways to add texture to cookies

The 90/90 decluttering rule

This bedroom remodel

21 smart ways to keep your kitchen clean

Everything you wanted to know about stained glass

Jalapeno au gratin potatoes

How to make an extra-long shower curtain

Three things to help you fall asleep when your brain is spinning

These brownies

McKinney made this list (number 11)

And this?

Has anyone started watching this yet?

And one more for the road

This is one of my favorite love stories (and explains so much about me)

You can read it here.

// this boxwood wreath on my back door //

Favorite Home Decor Find

I wanted to share what I used on the cruise instead of a lot of make-up.

Here are my favorite drug store primers, bronzer, blush and sunscreen.

// contour palette //

// putty bronzer //

// power grip primer //

// eyeliner //

// age shield sunscreen //

// sunscreen with primer //

// four blush palette //

Happy Random Saturday To You

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  1. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Wonderful thistles, KA! GRATS to McKinney making that list! And brw my elder daughter's husband's parents are both born and raised in Yorkshire. : - ) Hope you are having a fabulous weekend.

  2. Image for laura laura

    OMG I described All Creatures Big and Small like a warm blanket in winter. I think the photo of McKinney is Katie's neighborhood (from Preppy Empty Nester). I just texted her! I just started the Swan movie and want to wait for my husband to get back from his ski trip in Montana. Will middle age hip dads like it? We woke up to a little snow. I shared your cruise tips on The Weekend Edit and Lynn at Small House did too! xo laura in Colorado

  3. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

    Thanks for the inspiration! Love that McKinney made the list! So many great recipes and ideas to try! Happy Saturday!

  4. Image for Candy Crosby Candy Crosby

    We watched that episode of All Creatures Great and Small last night. We thought the poem James quoted might be one from the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns. My hubby and I were bawling 🥰. So touching and what a wonderful series!

  5. Image for Marlene Marlene

    I don't know what I would do if you ever stopped these, they are always fun to read. Thank you so much for entertaining me for a couple of hours, now back to cleaning.

  6. Image for Rizae Rizae

    Happy Saturday to You, Sounds like you are now getting in the groove for spring! I saw a Peony peeking from the soil this morning and I'm still smiling! Big Hugs,

  7. Image for Teddee Grace Teddee Grace

    Thanks for all the good stuff! I'll take that abandoned cottage in Brittany! It would suit me perfectly! And I hadn't known what Sarah Richardson was up to these days, so thanks for that...and no, not watching "The Swans," but "Masters of the Air" is wonderful. Have a great weekend! Go Chiefs!

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