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!

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How To Make a Silhouette Pumpkin

How To Make a Silhouette Pumpkin

 

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How to Make a Silhouette Pumpkin

I’m so excited.

(a sentence which should totally end with an exclamation point….but I’m saving them for next week)

And if I weren’t rationing exclamation points….the sentence would look a little something like this….

I’m so excited!

(way better)

I’m participating in a fall home tour next week hosted by my incredible, amazing, brilliant friend Laura.

16 bloggers are joining with Better Homes and Gardens for a little fall inspiration!

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Faux Wood Wallpaper Bookcase

Faux Wood Wallpaper Bookcase

 

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To the 271 people who wandered the aisles of Hobby Lobby looking for the paper to make the faux wood wallpaper bookcase….

I’m truly sorry.

{gulp}

What was I thinking? :)

I totally should have mentioned it wasn’t in the gift wrap aisle.

Or the scrap-book paper aisle.

Or the contact paper aisle.

*sigh*

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Family Room Decorating Ideas

Family Room Decorating Ideas

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Day Two of family room decorating ideas is finally here.

Whew.

I know you’ve been waiting on the edge of your seat…..tapping your fingers and nodding your head.

Me, too.

When I’m redoing these rooms…..I’m never really sure where I’m going…..

…..until I get there.

I think this room transformation is my favorite so far.

And just for the record…..

….her name is Diathana.

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When I was little and read all kinds of books about fairy tales and beautiful people who lived in towers and with really long hair…..who wore velvet dresses and always got rescued by princes….

….I decided that I wanted my name changed to Diathana.

*sigh*

I thought it was the most beautiful name in all the world.

My mother didn’t really agree and no amount of wand-waving was successful.

So the whole Diathana thing had a very short shelf life.

But today….

…..today here’s my Dianthana.

Romantic and a little blonde with time-worn classic beauty and a handsome prince who helped make it all possible.

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One Room Three Ways:  Family Room Decorating Ideas

One Room Three Ways: Family Room Decorating Ideas

 

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I wish I had a drum roll.

I tried to type drum roll….but it came out something like this…..brrrrrrrrrruuuuuummmmmm.

Weak.

Maybe……tattttttaatttttattttatttta?

Even weaker.

Can you just tap your pencil really fast for me?

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One Room Three Ways

One Room Three Ways

 
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If you read the blog….you might have seen this room before.

Umm….maybe 1000 times.

Seriously.

Are you ever like….I mean….we really like you and your sign and your milk container and your chairs and your tan couches and your basket on the coffee table with those random weights holding down those decorating magazines….

….but can you show us something new?

Why yes, rock star.

As a matter of fact…..I can. :) Continue reading


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Bicycle Wheel Clock

Bicycle Wheel Clock

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This is my bicycle wheel clock.

My moment of glory.

For one brief shining instant….we were winners over at the East Coast Creative contest….my clock and I.

It was amazing.

But you know what’s better than painting a chalkboard wall and adding roman numerals to it and hanging a clock made out of a bicycle wheel on it and then winning the first round of an incredible contest?

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Christmas Family Room 12 Days of Christmas Day 10

Christmas Family Room 12 Days of Christmas Day 10

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Somewhere between the Christmas decorating and the wreath making and popping popcorn….

…..my son turned thirteen.

A teenager.

Yikes.

The transformation was almost instantaneous.   He  just started sauntering around the house……nodding in response to most questions and reducing his vocabulary to words like “cool” and “great” and “thanks.”

And flipping his hair.

He is all about that hair.

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