I drifted off to sleep last night with visions of yardsaling in my head.

You know.

The kind where you follow the signs that say BIG MULTI-FAMILY yard sale and you show up and they have an entire stash of milk glass sitting on a card table without price tags.

You try to turn away and avert  your eyes and tell yourself you have shelves full of milk glass at home and that you told yourself last yardsaling day that there was a moratorium on milk glass purchases.  You stroll around looking at old Christmas lights and wondering if they would look cute on the pergola and find some plastic urns you could spray paint and try to decide if you need sunglasses that have a pink flowers that sparkle on top of them.

And then in a burst of curiosity you ask how much the milk glass is.

Not that you’re going to buy it.

There’s a moratorium going on after all.

And the lady shrugs and looks confused as if she has no idea what milk glass is and tells you an aunt gave it to her and she has way too much of it and would $1.00 a piece be too much?  And right then and there something comes over you and you find yourself driving away with boxes of $1 milk glass in the back seat laughing all the way to your butler’s pantry.

But now it’s morning and it’s raining.

I’ll have to save my $1 for another day. 🙂


Cutest idea for a mother’s day brunch setting.

And so simple, too.

Complete brunch setting found here.


Cutest idea for an old door.

I have dozens of these in my attic.

Summer here we come.

Complete DIY found here.

pedestal sink Rooms for Rent

She had me at stripes.

Love this mini bathroom makeover.

Details found here.


It’s gardening season.

Here’s a fun post on tools you need for gardening.

(and I LOVE the way she styled it).

And in random news this week:

Such a cute idea for a mother’s day card.

This room makeover made me sigh.

Love this DIY project.

Great reminder to take a moment for just the two of you.

Fun furniture makeover.

Amazing outdoor space.

And grab a cup of coffee and read the sweetest letter to moms everywhere.


And one more for the road.

A friend just reminded me of this story I wrote a while back.

I cried tears of joy again when I read it. 🙂

Happy Random Saturday to you.



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  1. Image for Jeanne @ I Dream of Jeanne Marie Jeanne @ I Dream of Jeanne Marie

    Good Saturday morning KariAnne, I only had time to pick one link and read it today so I picked the one about your twin girls...oh my, what a story! I too have a miracle girl... 27 doctor visits, 9 ultra sounds, lost 21 pounds...I had placenta previa. But just like your story, with lots of prayers, my little fighter was born healthy and is 25 now! I think I'll give my little miracle a hug and go about my day with a song in my heart! Thanks for all your wonderful stories! Blessings, Jeanne

  2. Image for Jennifer Ross Jennifer Ross

    Love everything about this post. About Random Saturdays. About the letter to Moms which was in my email today. About being blessed by you and your wonderful stories of life how it really is. About how you inspire me to enjoy every part of my home. Thank you and Happy Mothers Day Karianne!

  3. Image for PJ PJ

    Love that picture of your girls! At first glance, I thought it was a painting. The story of your little miracles is a beautiful one.

  4. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    OMG!! I had a dream last night that there I was sound asleep in the Butler's pantry when the lights went on and someone -- I don't know who cuz the lights blinded me -- started bringing in all of these boxes of milk glass and shoving me out of my nice cozy cot to make room for them. Whew! What a relief when I came fully awake and realized it was just a crazy dream. I never could go back to sleep. :-( I think I'm going to have to find another Butler's pantry . . . I really don't want to be in the way. *sniff, sniff* I really enjoyed being here and watching all of the goings on. I'll keep in touch. Much love, your butler pantry crasher

  5. Image for Susan Susan

    Thank you for taking the time to find these wonderful things for us, KariAnne...please know that your efforts are mightily appreciated! What a sweet gift those little card vases would make for any Mom and it's something even very young children should be able to manage with little supervision. I love that bar made from an old door and might even be able to manage it with some supervision...hehe! That potting bench, however, is waaaaay out of my league...but it is a beauty! OMG...Bunny Williams just put my outdoor space to shame for all time...I can't even imagine the time and effort this gorgeous space must've taken...wooooo weeee! Okay...Joanna's letter to Moms made me cry like a hope is that as many Moms as possible will read and heed it...because we are human, it is impossible for us to be utter perfection, but even if we aren't perfect Moms, our children still somehow seem to think we's neat how that works, isn't it? As always, I LOVE going back and reading the story of the birth of your twins...just when I thought I couldn't squeeze any more tears out after Joanna's letter, you come along and show me I've got an endless supply. Your baby girls are a true blessing and they have the most amazing Mom! Thank you, again, for sharing these little treasures with us as well as so much of means a lot!

  6. Image for Sheila Irwin Sheila Irwin

    I love these posts with random thoughts, links, articles, photos. They are so great! That Bunny Williams garden article is fabulous! Can you believe that's her YARD?!! And the letter to moms made me cry. Thanks Karianne..... Sheila

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