A serene patio with a black door adorned by a floral wreath, flanked by vibrant pink flowers in pots, and a relaxing dog lounging on the patterned floor, showcasing inviting patio decorating ideas

Random thoughts on a chilly foggy spring morning:

1. Are you watching March Madness? You know we are all in around here. Fingers crossed Baylor and Texas both make it tomorrow at Selection Sunday. I think Baylor can win it all.

Please act surprised. 🙂

2. My number one seller from last week is on sale today.

You can see it here.

3. Have you tried Connections through the NYT games? It’s SO GOOD. We also play the daily mini NYT crossword as a family and all report our scores. Yesterday’s took me 10 minutes.


It is not for the faint of heart.

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

5. My nephew created a “leprechaun trap” this week that was made out of cardboard and imagination. I’ve never seen such a contraption.

I wonder if it catches anything.

6. I just ordered Buddy a new dog bed. He needed something a little softer to make his days easier. Maybe I should have ordered one for me, too. 🙂

7. Does anyone have a seamstress online (like through etsy) that they’ve used before? I have the CUTEST idea for slipcovers for the dining room and I want to work with someone to recreate that vision.

And now?

Let’s see all the amazing finds I discovered for us this week.

A vibrant and colorful floral wreath adorning a window, with delicate pink and yellow blooms and subtle greenery, creating an inviting atmosphere complemented by soft candlelight below.

Look at this beautiful, beautiful floral wreath.

Isn’t it perfect for spring?

You can see the DIY here.

A vibrant bouquet of pink and orange flowers arranged in a classic blue and white ceramic vase, placed on a table and illuminated by natural light with an elegant chandelier in the background.

This picture stopped me in my tracks.

Be still my blue and white heart.

See 21 ways to decorate with blue and white here.

A serene terrarium under a glass dome, placed on a polished wooden table, adding a touch of greenery to a stylishly decorated room.

I’m always looking for cloche decorating inspiration.

This cloche is so pretty for spring.

Here are all the cloche decorating how-to’s.

A serene still-life composition with a touch of spring: blooming cherry branches in a white pitcher vase, complemented by green apples, vintage blue and white china, and a subtle hint of greenery nestled atop a small stack of plates.

Have you shaken off winter yet?

Spring is knocking at the door.

Here are five easy ways to decorate for spring.


And in random news:

This garden tour

This home tour is so beautiful

How to fix paint runs

Love how this space goes from indoor to outdoor

Grow these flowers to have bouquets all summer long

These painted Easter eggs

This BEAUTIFUL spring wreath

How to keep herbs fresh in the fridge

How to be a good listener

This DIY is so clever

Famous writer’s houses you can visit

Raspberry brownies

This blue and white bunk room

And this

This amazing spring charcuterie board

A moment of friendship and trust: one girl applies makeup on another, enhancing beauty in a serene black and white setting.

And one more for the road

Every now and then I find a story on the blog I forgot about.

This one I wrote seven years ago made me cry and smile all at the same time.

happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Ellen Ellen

    Yes I’m all about March Madness! We take it very seriously here in North Carolina!!! We are so proud of our UNC TARHEELS! Thanks for all of the beautiful spring inspiration!

  2. Image for Kris Kris

    Thank you for including the Scandinavian home house--I was busy yesterday and forgot to check it, and wow, it's a stunner. So many pretty, pretty homes featured today.

  3. Image for Lee Stearns Lee Stearns

    We’re all about March Madness too! We’ve been doing a “ spring break trip” for the last 14 years to a regional sight in a city we want to explore or have done before! The best part is we have no “ home team” to cheer for, just great basketball, a fun weekend and awesome fans! We’ve been given tee shirts to wear at the pep rally in our hotel lobby of the team staying there, mingle with the fans at breakfast, makes a great, fun weekend!

  4. Image for Diana Diana

    I;ll have to remind my Mom she loves March Madness. It will cheer her up! I enjoyed the Scandinavian home they always feel homey and comfy.

  5. Image for Nana Diana Nana Diana

    Check with Kris/JunkChicCottage about a seamstress. I know she has used a couple of them with excellent results. Good luck. Had never seen the connections challenge before. I LOVE it...will add it to my daily morning puzzle fest. lol. xo Diana

  6. Image for Denton Wood Denton Wood

    Reigning champ of the family NYT mini crossword checking in at 1 minute 15 seconds for today’s crossword! Gotta get better, Mom :)

  7. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    If March madness was all about shopping for spring handbags and shoes, well I would be the biggest cheerleader. Lol. Thank you for the cute story from 7 years ago. And for some fun reads. Happy Saturday

  8. Image for Cindy McTigue Cindy McTigue

    Buddy definitely deserves a comfy bed, he works hard. I'm not a basketball fan but we are watching spring training baseball games. Hoping the Mets don't break our hearts again this year. Thank you for sharing my wreath. I hope people look, it's pretty, different and an easy DIY.

  9. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Great thistles this week, KA! I pinned a few things for sure. GO BAYLOR!!! Keep us posted. I don't follow MM at all.

  10. Image for Tina Tina

    We used to make leprechaun traps all the time. If your nephew is lucky, the leprechauns will leave him some gold chocolate coins!

  11. Image for tina/mormormedstiletter tina/mormormedstiletter

    You know what? I just LOVE your blog and the idea, tat you continue, even if a lot of people say that blogging is dead. I for me, I also still believe in blogging andI am sure that it will outlive all other SoMe on the ling term. AND - your posts are fantastic - I always look forward to see, what you have done or read or been creative about:-)

  12. Image for Peg Peg

    Last month I visited Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. She wrote "Little Women" and I sat at the desk where she penned it! (goosebumps!) Ralph Waldo Emerson's home is also nearby. When you come to the Cape, if you ever want to make a trip up to Concord, it's well worth it! You should stay at the historic Colonial Inn c. 1716! xoxo

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