That Bird is Not Your Friend

That Bird is Not Your Friend

 

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No one ever said decorating the room of a teenage boy was easy.

But decorating the room of teenage boy with a big opinion…..

…..is even more challenging.

And decorating the room of a teenage boy with a big opinion…..when you only want to play Flappy Bird on your iPhone…..

….is almost impossible. :) Continue reading


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Fall Home Tour

Fall Home Tour

 

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Hello friend.

I am so glad you are here.

Yep.

You….the one drinking the coffee or the hot tea or the diet coke or eating the blueberry muffin.

If you are visiting from Julia’s….nice to meet you.

I’m karianne….the one drinking pumpkin spice coffee with red lipstick on.

Are you ready?

Let’s get this fall tour started!

 budget-fall-decorating-ideas-door-ideas-fall-home-tourContinue reading


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A Little Bedroom Decorating Inspiration #ChoiceisYours

A Little Bedroom Decorating Inspiration #ChoiceisYours

 

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As part of the #Choiceisyours contest….Tempur Pedic asked me to put together my own #Choiceisyours Pinterest board full of bedroom decorating ideas and inspiration that represented both my design style…..

…..and my husband’s.

I was excited.

And thrilled.

And overjoyed…..until.

Until…..I realized I had absolutely no idea what my husband’s design style was.

I’ve never asked him.

{gulp}

Ever….in the history of ever.

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So I embarked on a quest to find out…..

And here’s how the conversation went:Continue reading


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Five Before and After Room Makeovers

Five Before and After Room Makeovers

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I can’t believe I’m saying this….

….we are starting on round two of the house decorating.

Are you surprised?

Are you rolling your eyes?

Are you sighing?

Are you thinking….I mean…isn’t she decorating the gatehouse and didn’t she just start a burlap blog and isn’t she about to travel to Alabama for a show with her stamped spoons and the entire contents of her attic?Continue reading


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Thistlewood Farms:  The House Tour and the Beginning

Thistlewood Farms: The House Tour and the Beginning

PicMonkey-Collage-House-TourI totally feel a little Robert Frost-like today.

“I shall be telling this with a sigh.

Somewhere ages and ages hence…

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I….I took the one less traveled by.

And that made all the difference.”

It’s true.

We are walking on the road less traveled.  You know…the one with horse barns and cows and acres and acres of green pastures and hay trucks and miles of fresh air.

That road.

And I love it…..but did you ever wonder how we got here? Continue reading


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Painted Gray Armoire

Painted Gray Armoire

 

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I have worked on this painted gray armoire  a 1000 times…..in my mind.

In my head…..I’ve painted it white and distressed it. Seriously. And then the next day my mind started painting it red with khaki stripes. And right after that…..my mind was back at work again…. painting it black with silver leaf doors. And then cream with an orange chevron pattern. And then my mind had this total internal struggle because I read somewhere that chevron is so not in any more and I wasn’t even sure if orange was on the approved chevron list.Continue reading


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Class Is In Session

Class Is In Session

 

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The other day….at the end of the hallway in the bright pink room with the brown twin beds and the flowers scattered on the carpet…..

…..school was in session.

Two tiny teachers with blonde ponytails and big blue eyes were holding class.  Each instructor had a whiteboard and was busily scribbling and circling and drawing arrows with verbs and adjectives and adverbs…..intent on passing on all the knowledge one could ever learn in elementary school to the next generation of stuffed animals.

All the students were present and accounted for.

The whole class was there….the two frogs and the bear with the bonnet and the furry one-eyed cat and the monkey and the zebra and the dolls……

……even Santa Claus.Continue reading


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Easy Drop Cloth Curtains

Easy Drop Cloth Curtains

 

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This world is full of unsolved mysteries.

Who built Stonehenge?

Was there really a Lost City of Atlantis?

Is the world going to be inhabited by aliens in the next century?

Where did the Don Draper we all know and love disappear to during the last season of Mad Men?Continue reading


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