A vibrant arrangement of fresh peaches and plums on plates, accompanied by a bouquet of orange roses, displayed on a wooden surface.

Random thoughts on a brilliantly sunny Saturday:

1. I went to the BEST estate sale this week. It was kind of fancy. You had to put your name on a list and they only let in a certain number of people at a time.

But it was worth every minute of the wait.

I found a treasure trove of vintage jewelry from the 50’s and 60’s.

2. My hydrangea bush is looking amazing. There are little tiny leaves on the old stems everywhere and the leaves are getting bigger and bigger.

Fingers crossed we get hydrangeas this year.

Growing hydrangeas in Texas is no joke.

3. I wore black and white linen polka-dotted pants this week. Can I tell you how amazing I felt?

Until I spilled self-tanner on them.


I’ve got the stain about 1/2 way out right now. Hopefully, the rest of the stain will be gone soon.

4. I found the BEST deal if you need serving utensils for Mother’s Day or a party. I just bought these and they are so pretty and gold and there’s an entire set of eight.

They are already on sale for a good price but when you put them in your cart and check out? There’s a little button you can add this coupon code: 502KBS6K and it makes the entire set under $10!!!!

(total aside: it’s a little bit complicated so if you have ANY questions—just message me and I’ll help you get the deal! It’s so worth it. 🙂

You can see the set here.

5. It was a good week on the blog. We discussed

6. We are planning a party for next weekend and a corn hole tournament.

Should I add a theme? Or is that too “corny”? (I’m so so sorry—I couldn’t resist).

And now?

Let’s see all the amazing stuff I found for us this week.

An outdoor dining table set with elegant dinnerware and surrounded by multiple potted plants on a checkered tablecloth. two wicker chairs are visible, and glass doors open to the interior.

This amazing DIY topiary centerpiece.

I love everything she creates, but this was one of my favorites.

See how to create the topiary centerpiece (and the place setting details) here.

A slice of cheesecake topped with fresh raspberries and a mint leaf, served on an ornate white plate with a floral design, set against a dark, rustic background.

Look at this raspberry-topped creamy cheesecake.

Perfect for the summer.

You can see the recipe here.

Lush garden with vibrant flowers in the foreground, a quaint white gazebo, and a serene lake in the background during dusk. a picturesque setting evoking a peaceful ambience.

One of the best ways to grow a garden?

Dividing perennials.

Here are some amazing tips from one of my favorite gardeners.

See the entire post here.

A crafting scene on a wooden table featuring a white ceramic bowl, a bundle of fresh white and green flowers with tags, and a roll of wire mesh next to a pair of wooden-handled pliers.

I have a tureen just like this.

And now I can use it to make an easy and simple spring centerpiece.

You can see three easy spring centerpiece ideas here.


In random news:

This beautiful charcuterie wreath

These fun decorating ideas

This pretty dining room

The cutest idea for vintage handkerchiefs

These collagen-rich foods for healthy skin

This beautiful, beautiful house tour

This cute DIY for the porch

How to lengthen a shower curtain

This amazing garden

25 things to stop wasting time on

This clever idea for a vase

18 things you can clean in your dishwasher

And this

This is such a powerful message

A fall bedroom decor with a bed and chairs.

A close-up view of a textured white blanket with a crinkled pattern, folded neatly on a pink patterned background, perfect for fall bedroom decor.

And look what’s back in stock!!!!

Last time I shared it you all sold out this amazing quilt from the My Texas House line.

It’s so affordable (wait until you see the price for the quilt and two quilted shams) with ruffled edges and it’s the perfect lightweight summer quilt.

If you missed it last time?

Runnnnnn. 🙂

You can see it here.

A black obelisk planter with pink flowers sits on a home's entryway steps, complemented by hanging flower baskets and a welcoming porch in the background.

And one more for the road

Looking for a super simple outdoor decor idea?

I made this obelisk from embroidery hoops.

See the DIY here.

Happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Missy Missy

    So sorry to hear about the self-tanner spill. Hopefully, pretty hydrangeas will make up for it! Thank you so much for sharing my kitchen island decorating ideas! Have an awesome week, KariAnne! ~Missy

  2. Image for Lee Stearns Lee Stearns

    Maybe a “ farm theme”? And a few corn dishes- corn salad, I have a fabulous corn casserole, corn muffins, and have guests bring a corny joke! Not very sophisticated for your gorgeous home and outdoor party areas but it sure is fun and “ corny”! I know it’ll be amazing, whatever you come up with!

  3. Image for Kim Kim

    I'm jealous of all your gardening adventures and have been living vicariously through them, since it's still chilly in my neck of the woods. Hopefully, by the time it warms up, I'll be all stocked up on hydrangea tips and ready to go! Thanks for sharing my hankies today and I hope you enjoy the weekend!! Ps- that new blue office rug is making me think I need at least one not red room in my house. ;)

  4. Image for Rizae Rizae

    Good luck with the pants! I can't wait to see what you picked up at the estate sale. I was at one and found McCoy Pottery! Since I collect yellow ware it was a great find at a reasonable price. Still have no idea where I will put it but I bought it!!! Have a great weekend. Big Hugs,

  5. Image for Teddee Grace Teddee Grace

    The Herefordshire gardens are amazing! I'm not sure we could pull this off in most of the U.S. climate zones, though.

  6. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Great thistles. Sorry about the spill. I say stay porcelain and fughettabout the self tanner, but that's me. Never have enjoyed a tan. Ask my sisters. I was always the one at the beach wrapped up and under an umbrella. Hope it comes out. (pray pray) Love that cute quilt is back in stock. It's so perfect and got rave reviews. Loved her topiary diy too - they do look real for sure. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

  7. Image for Kim | Shipl Kim | Shipl

    Oh no! I hope the self-tanner spill vanishes completely. I'm loving that quilt and amazing light fixture. That is the cutest bedroom! Thank you for sharing my gardening post KariAnne. I appreciate it so much, my friend. Have a fabulous week ahead.

  8. Image for Linda Johnston Linda Johnston

    My daughter says use make up cleaner. Had to chuckle about polka dot pants because my spring PJ bottoms never go any where pants are blk and white plka dot too. I love polka dot for any clothes. Just makes me smile.

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