Staycation Giveaway

Staycation Giveaway

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Is it wrong that this makes me want to sing?

I can’t help it.

What is running through my head right now is:

“Staycation…..all I ever wanted.

Staycation….had to get away.”

Thanks Go-Go’s. :)

And now….we interrupt this week of blogging for a fun giveaway.Continue reading


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I’m Crossing My Fingers and Toes

I’m Crossing My Fingers and Toes

 

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edited to add (in all exclamation points)…..THE CHALKBOARD WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you sooooo much to everyone who voted. :)

Just in case this is your first time here….

….this is me.

Nice to meet you.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

My name is karianne.

I like big earrings and red lipstick and rock stars and sweet tea with lime and knights in shining armor and…..

…..rescuing treasures from the trash.  :)Continue reading


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Can You Help a Calendar Out?

Can You Help a Calendar Out?

 

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Someone threw this in the trash.

I know….right?

I’m as shocked as you are.

This giant over sized window with its peeling paint and chips and scratches and dents and broken sashes and a lifetime of living….

….was actually thrown in the trash.

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Good thing I was there.

Good thing I spend my life checking out what other people throw away.

Good thing I recognize greatness even when it’s surrounded by Cheerios boxes and banana peels.

Good thing.

Because we took it home and painted and patched and rebuilt it into……Continue reading


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The Forums at Thistlewood Farm

The Forums at Thistlewood Farm

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Just in case you were wondering…..

…..I’m a talker.

I talk in an outside voice.

I talk when I should be quiet.

I talk with waving hands and giggles and raised eyebrows and extra excitement.

There are times when I try not too talk to much because I know that I’ve used up my talking quota in a conversation and I sit on my hands and bite my lip and try to think about something not too exciting like sweeping snow off the front porch to distract myself…..

…but sometimes despite my best efforts the talking comes out anyway.

And now I want to talk with you. :) Continue reading


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Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 
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(this picture is simply to inspire us for spring….ain’t nobody hanging out sheets around here today)

Hello beautiful wonderful incredibly special day.

I’ve been house cleaning.

Taking down all these Christmas decorations and reading this blog…..

…..and discovering six words you should say today.

Six wonderful amazing life changing words.

I’ve been saying them all week….

….and they are  totally working.Continue reading


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How to Get the Look:  Colorful Christmas Decorating

How to Get the Look: Colorful Christmas Decorating

Disclosure:  I was compensated by ebay.com and Style Coalition for this post.

But all Collections and general opinions are 100% mine.

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Have you finished your Christmas decorating yet?

Ummm….not me.

Nope.

Not even close.

In Kentucky….the snow storm has ended…

….but the Christmas decorating has just begun.Continue reading


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Holiday Recipe Linky Party (and a Giveaway)

Holiday Recipe Linky Party (and a Giveaway)

 
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I am so happy you’re here.

Truly.

I mean….the 12 Days of Christmas were fun and all….but today is December 13….

….and it’s time to party. :)

We have decked the door and made burlap ribbon and discussed the Hobby Lobby parking lot and took a farmhouse tour.

And now it’s time to share some of the best treats of the holiday season.

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12 Creative Christmas Tree Ideas (and a Giveaway)

12 Creative Christmas Tree Ideas (and a Giveaway)

 

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There’s nothing better than hot chocolate with mini marshmallows and joy to the world playing on the radio….

….and decorating a Christmas tree.

It’s the best.

That is why I have loved every minute of the Balsam Hill’s 12 Blogger’s of Christmas.

 12 bloggers + 12 trees = Total Christmas inspiration.

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We thought it would be fun to give you one more peak at each tree and then we want to give YOU a chance to decorate your own Balsam Hill Tree!

We are offering…..

$1800 worth of Balsam Hill Gift Cards!!!

The grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card
Second place a $300 gift card and
TEN third place winners will receive $100 gift cardsContinue reading


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