Some Are Silver and The Other Is Gold

Some Are Silver and The Other Is Gold

 
Finding Home Living Room

Can I ask you one of the unsolved questions of the universe?

And maybe it’s not really even unsolved.

Maybe every one else has already figured it out…..

…..and I’m the last to know.

But seriously…..I just want to know why?

Why?

Why….when you take a trip and wash your car and pay actual money at the car wash because you want it to sparkle and shine….and then when you arrive at your destination somehow….between here and there…..

….every bug in the universe ends up the front grill of your car. :) Continue reading


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Summer Home Tour

Summer Home Tour

Today it’s the Summer Home Tour 2014 hosted by The Shabby Creek Cottage.

If you are stopping by from At the Picket Fence….nice to meet you!  

Let’s get this party started. :)

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The other night I parked the car and walked up this sidewalk.

The stars were twinkling in the clear night sky to an entire chorus of crickets chirping in time….

….and with every step the smell of honeysuckle surrounded me.

And I closed my eyes just for a moment and smiled.

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And thought to myself…..hello summer…..

…..nice to meet you.

*sigh*

I’ve been waiting for you for like….ummm….ever.Continue reading


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So You Think You Might Like to Blog?

So You Think You Might Like to Blog?

 
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You know what’s funny?

I write a blog.  I take pictures for a blog.  I tell stories and create projects and decorate rooms for a blog……

….but I never really talk about blogging.

So when Ursula from Made by Carmona contacted me to see if I wanted to be part of a series with bloggers sharing their advice on what they have learned from blogging….

…..I wasn’t sure.

I wondered if any of you were interested in learning about blogging?

Or if you have ever thought about starting your own blog?

Or maybe you’ve started a blog and you are looking for a little inspiration?

If not….I’m distracting you with pictures from around the farmhouse.

If so….

.…this blogging story is for you.Continue reading


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Mini Farmhouse Christmas Tour

Mini Farmhouse Christmas Tour

 

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Remember when I told you that a magazine was coming to a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere in Kentucky with a camera crew.

And I said “big announcement” and I was over-the-moon and decorating like Princess Kate was coming for tea?

But I didn’t mention the magazine or details…..or if they even knew I lived down the street from a chicken barn….

….because I was super nervous that they might change their mind.

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Guess what?

Yikes.

They didn’t. :) Continue reading


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A Farmhouse Conversation

A Farmhouse Conversation

 

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There’s nothing like a fall morning in the country.

You can see the sun rising early in the morning across the back field with its amazing color pallet and smell fall in the wind.

And as the leaves fall and the sunlight slowly filters in through the windows I tiptoe into the kitchen….pour myself a cup of coffee…..

….and wake up the house.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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Farmhouse House Tour

Farmhouse House Tour

 

Fall Letters

Happy almost September 1.

Happy almost fall.

Happy almost pumpkin patch and corn stalks and candy corn.

The leaves are falling and it’s 92 degrees….

….and I adore my brother.

He surprised me with a little video farmhouse home tour he created just for me.Continue reading


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Southern Country House Tour

Southern Country House Tour

 

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Dear wonderful, incredible, hilarious Laura,

You and your home are amazing.

Truly.

You had me at the winding gravel country road.Continue reading


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