Random thoughts on a weekend full of sunshine:

1. I’m so excited about Mother’s Day.

I’m treating my mother and then the kids have planned a full day of events including board games and cooking supper.

2. The twins are finished with school for the semester and we are going to have a movie night tonight with the new Anne Hathaway movie, “The Idea Of You.”

Has anyone else seen it?

3. National Sunscreen Day is coming up. Please make sure to add sunscreen to your Memorial Day weekend if you are spending any amount of time in the sunshine.

4. In amazing news, Buddy has rallied.

He still has to be carried up and down stairs, but his tail is wagging and he’s eating all his food.

I think he felt all the love and prayers from everyone (especially all of you).

5. It was an incredible week on the blog. This week we discussed:

Wait until you see all the inspiration and ideas I found this week.


A bright, stylish kitchen featuring white cabinetry, a central island with wicker bar stools, elegant hanging lights, and decorative accents like mirrors and a patterned rug.

This home tour is next level.

The architectural detail is amazing.

You can take the entire tour here.

A charmingly set dining table inside a bright sunroom, decorated with floral arrangements, green leaf-patterned plates, and hanging straw hats, exuding a cozy, rustic ambiance.

These tables are so inspiring.

There are 20 tables with tons of decor ideas.

You can see them all here.

A bright, cozy kitchen corner with checkered floor, white cabinetry, and a small stool holding potted plants. Decor includes woven baskets, hats, and rustic kitchenware on open wooden shelves.

This beautiful house tour.

There are so many amazing details.

You can see the entire tour here.

Two glass jars filled with cookies, topped with colorful bird figurines. Each jar has a tag labeled "birds and bees," set against a blurred green and floral background.

These bird jars are the sweetest.

What an amazing gift.

You can see the art here.


And in random news:

this library entry (such a cool idea)

this zucchini bread

this amazing DIY for garage doors

11 kitchen items to throw away

this before and after bathroom makeover

this is such a great reminder

Leanne Ford’s guest cottage

this strawberry rhubarb coffee cake

this beautiful garden

this DIY Italian fruit topiary

the sweetest story

6 ways to refinish orange wood

these laundry room remodeling ideas

how high to hang pictures

A DIY spring wreath with pink flowers and green leaves on a twisted vine, hanging on a dark blue door with a gold door knocker.

And one more for the road

This is the wreath on the door from the post earlier this week.

It’s so easy to make and you can see the DIY here.

My favorite finds from this week:

Promotional image for a 20% off sale featuring a variety of decorative pillows in different patterns and styles, including floral, geometric, and bird motifs.

Kohl’s is having a big sale on the prettiest pillows.

I just bought two for the living room.

Here are some of my favorites:

  1. this blue and white Laura Ashley pillow with embroidery
  2. these blue and white greek key pillows
  3. this blue and white geometric diamond pillow
  4. this bird on branch pillow
  5. this blue and white ticking pillows with red trim
  6. this paisley pillow
  7. this patterned pillow
  8. this flower pillow

happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Kim Kim

    Yay!! So glad to hear that Buddy is feeling better. I bet he'll be even peppier with the girls at home and all that extra love and snuggle time. Thanks so much for sharing my prepaid cow story! ❤️ Happy Mother's Day to you and your mom! Enjoy!

  2. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    Great news about Buddy. I love dogs. They are our family. You are probably going to look at me sideways and think I am nuts. But I cannot hang a wreaths on my door until the end of June. Everytime I do, some small bird builds a nest in it, has six or 7 eggs. They know I am a softie and I won't move it then. And you can imagine what my front door looks and smells like once they hatch and then fflyaway from the nest. So gross. So July 1st is usually safe for me. So after January my door is not ddecorated.but that wreath is pretty.

  3. Image for Diana Diana

    Oh, I'm so happy about Buddy. Prayers and love can turn everything around. I enjoyed the home tours and the birds on the mason jars, cute. KariAnne have a wonderful Mother's Day and enjoy the moment.

    1. Image for Shelley Shelley

      Thank you KariAnne for all you've shared with us this week! Your Mother's Day is sure to be a BLESSING! I will be flying to Texas that day to be with my son and family, so excited!💕🤗

  4. Image for Rizae Rizae

    Happy Moms Day to you. And a Happy Day to Buddy, too 😊. Thank You for all the goodies on todays post. ENJOY the time with family this weekend. Big Hugs,

  5. Image for K K

    WIshing you the best this Mother's Day! HaPAWpy news regarding Buddy. He's in his best place. I know how they nuzzle their way into a family. I never thought I'd have a dog, but he waltzed in one day as a rescue angel and has blessed us ever since. (He's 14 and counting!) Thank you for your spirited blog. - K

  6. Image for Liz Shivel Liz Shivel

    Glad to hear Buddy is feeling better. Give him a few pets and loving words from me! Enjoyed the house tour link. Big beautiful house in McKinney, beautiful like yours! Happy Mother’s Day to you and your mother. 🌹Enjoy your time with your girls.

  7. Image for AT AT

    Hi Karianne - Glad to hear Buddy rallied. Wagging tail & eating is good!! I know mobility issues w a big dog can be hard. Do u know about the harnesses like a “Help Em Up” (or name something like that). Ours is currently loaned out or I’d check the name - but it was a game-changer for us! We got ours from the neurology vet, but I see Amazon has some similar things too. Please feel free to delete this comment, as I know it’s not really “bloggy” & I am not trying to promote a product! Your family & Buddy are in my mind, & prayers, & heart!

  8. Image for Debbie Debbie

    So VERY HAPPY to hear about Buddy! Goldens are the best. Prayers still coming for the Bud man. I hope your Mother's day weekend is extra special!


    KarriAnne Hope your Mother's Day is lovely and peaceful. If you are looking for 'one more' movie to watch, this one is special. 'UNSUNG HERO', based on true story and perfect for Mother's Day. Enjoy C


    How happy I am to read such good news about your precious Buddy! So glad Buddy is eating his food and wagging his tail! This is so good. God knows that you and your family still need him to be so much a part of your lives. He's so precious! We will continue to keep your Buddy in our prayers -- and all of you, too, as I know how much Buddy is loved and how much he holds such a special place in your hearts! God knows this, too! Have a wonderful Mother's Day with your dear Mom and your precious family! Enjoy each moment! God Bless you in a special way not only tomorrow, but each and every day, KariAnne!

  11. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    What a wrap-up- took me a couple of days to read everything. You are 🤩 amazing. Thank you for all the ideas❤️

  12. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Great thistles this week. KA! Absolutely adored that sweet story about the cow figurine. My heart felt big feels reading it. SO sweet! Hope you enjoyed your mother's day. I just adore Anne Hathaway and enjoyed that movie. Hoep you did too. Have a happy week.

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