One Day I’m Going to Live In a Mansion

One Day I’m Going to Live In a Mansion

 

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Yesterday was crazy hair day at school.

Just in case you hadn’t marked your calendar yet…..crazy hair day falls somewhere between crazy-sock day and crazy-dress-up-like-your-favorite-book-character day.

And let me tell you…..

….it can get a little crazy.

I spent all morning trying to create a hairdo for one of the twins that was a cross between a waterfall and a faux hawk…..with a mouth full of bobby pins…..

….wishing I had gone to beauty school.

Twenty minutes….a can of hairspray….a double twist on the hair ribbon and two extra helpings of patience later….

…..I watched at that faux-hawk-waterfall twirl its way to the bus stop along with her sister.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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No Sew Window Treatment

No Sew Window Treatment

 

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Have you ever watched a show on television where they demonstrated how to make an easy project?

You know. 

Projects that were “easy” and “took minutes” and were “so simple.”

And the project demonstrator was super cute and her hair was perfect and her nails were shiny and her teeth sparkled.

And her totally random outfit featuring blue jeans topped off with a lace top and with a vest with feathers and pearls and turquoise high heels….

….inspired total confidence in her decorating-project-ability.

And she smiled and made a project in 10 minutes.

And told you that it was easy.

Except it wasn’t.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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How Do You Cook French Toast:  Five Easy Tips

How Do You Cook French Toast: Five Easy Tips

 

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How do you cook French Toast?

(And total aside….do you capitalize it?)

That’s what I wanted to know yesterday.

I’ve made French Toast before and it was fine.

Sufficient.

Passable.

But yesterday…..I was so over fine and sufficient and passable.Continue reading


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Fall Decorating Ideas for the Kitchen (and a Funny Story)

Fall Decorating Ideas for the Kitchen (and a Funny Story)

 

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fall decorating ideas for the kitchen

Umm…just in case you were wondering….I’m a little impulsive.

Are you surprised?

I’m always leaping before I look.

And begging forgiveness instead of asking permission.

And prying my foot out of my mouth.

Always.Continue reading


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How To Make a Pallet Wood Letter

How To Make a Pallet Wood Letter

 

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You probably already know this….but I live in the country.

Like the middle-of-no-where-thirty-minutes-from-Wal-mart-no-stop-lights-in-the-county kind of country.

It’s beautiful.

And wonderful.

And makes you catch your breath sometimes.Continue reading


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DIY Transom Window

DIY Transom Window

 

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If you happen to live in Kentucky and you happen to live at the end of a winding country road that happens to wind its way by the chicken barn and the horse farm and happens to go over the hill by the old barn and the cornfield.  

And you happen to be going by my house…..I totally just made the best sweet tea.

Seriously.

Not too sweet.

With a hint of sunshine.

With fresh squeezed limes.

And plenty of knock-knock jokes.Continue reading


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