Call Me

The president of my fan club lives at my house.

Actually, I think she is the president, vice president, secretary and treasurer all rolled into one.

She is a fashionista, an artist, a cheerleader and could give advertising executive, Donny Deutsch a run for his money.

She never misses a post.

The other day she came running into the laundry room, bursting with excitement.  I guess she and the other members of the fan club had been in negotiations.

“Mom….what if a celebrity looks at your blog?”

Now, before we proceed….I feel it is imperative to let you know that my current readership consists of my mom, my sister and a few people who have googled “tiny little pantry.” 

But, hey, who am I to dampen the hefty expectations of my fan club?

So I replied, “Wow!  What if they did?”

It didn’t stop there. 

She continued, “Mom.  What if more and more and more people saw your blog….and then a celebrity saw it and wanted you to go decorate their house?  I mean mom, what if they saw…..and what if….

(now at this point her face is a study in concentration….furrowed brow….the works….thinking so hard about the most famous celebrity she could dream up).

“…..what if……..Christina Aguilara called you?”



Christina Aguilara?

Did anyone see booty shorts and red satin in that bathroom make-over?

I’m not really sure that Christina would go for vintage, chippy, shabby chalkboards made from windows, that I found in the trash.

But I can’t disappoint the fan club.

I can’t let them down.

So, Christina if you are reading this…..

I love red satin…

 ….call me. 

PS  Don’t forget about our impossibility challenge.  We would love for you to join us.  Please note that while I do paint and sand and sew…..baking overwhelms me.  See my attempts at homemade bread with all the other “impossibles” at our linky party on January 31.

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  1. Good morning, Kari. Tell your sweet girl that we are members of the fan club, too.

    Of course, I am not a celebrity, but I am a pledged member.♥

  2. I love this and I bet you do a mean red satin 🙂

  3. give that president a RAISE : ) LOL!!!!! LOVE IT!!!! : ) you have a faithful member of your fan club here too my friend : ) hugs…

  4. How cute! Who knows?

  5. Oh, and her room is adorable!

  6. I would love for you to decorate my house ! Tell your lovely daughter we are also fans but not famous. I just love her room. You are very lucky she likes what you do so many teenagers don’t. My girls never liked my taste until they were older(Mom’s now) and my little granddaughter don’t like what they pick out now too! Sandy

  7. Cutest daughter comment to a blogger ever!!!

  8. Your daughter is so sweet though! She’s obviously excited about everything you do and you should be proud. I love her room. It’s so unique and colorful and sweet at the same time.

  9. One of these days I’m going to beat out Beverly and get the first comment up there …

    … and I was waiting for Justin Beiber, because my 11 year old quasi fan (he best friend is a bigger fan of my blog …?) is in puppy love with that boy …



  10. Though I am not a movie star, I can say that if I were the daughter slumbering in that awesome bedroom I would be the President and CEO as well. Such a GREAT room and you have SUCH talent! Have a super day!

  11. too cute! isn’t it so great to have kids that love what we do! i know even when i feel discouraged i always have two little people who love my projects! 🙂

  12. I’ve been blogging/vlogging for close to three years now and there has been dinner conversations like this around our table many times, lol…You have a beautiful blog and love your writing…puts a smile on my face!! Blessings.

  13. Oh my! Imagine the wonder of having a Daughter, as the Pres. Of Your Blogging Fan Club?!? You must be the luckiest of blogging Moms!!! To have such.

    And that Daughter of yours, is very discerning… To appreciate her Mother’s blog.

    P.S. I really, really hope that some celebrity does read this blog and request decorating guidance. Just about all of them, neeeeeed it very, very badly. -sigh-

    “There’s such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I’m such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn’t be half so interesting.”
    – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

  14. Well, your fan’s bedroom is just gorgeous! Who knows ~ stranger things have happened. I know that there are many bloggers who get published in magazines because of their blogs.

  15. You are a very talented decorator, don’t be surprised if a celebrity does read your blog and call you. That bedroom is amazing! Did you do all of the painting? It’s so sweet.
    Hugs, Cindy

  16. High Street Cottage :

    You would be surprised as to who actually does read your blog 😉 Celebrities do browse Decor Blogs, They even comment on them from time to time. Big Name Designers “borrow” ideas they see on blogs as well. And now, you see the ideas reflected in stores like Target, Marshalls, Home Goods, to name a few. The room above is awesome, by the way. And isn’t it nice to have a number 1 fan?
    Thank you for stopping by my little blog, I’m off to google “tiny little pantry” now 😉

  17. Please tell your live-in President that I am your #1 fan and that the next time I see Christina, I’ll direct her straight to THISTLEWOOD FARM. :))

    I am sooo in love with the window treatments in this beautiful room….and…I think anyone that wears booty shorts would love them, too.

  18. I wouldn’t be surprised if a celebrity did call! You’re an amazing decorator! You’re so creative and talented! I love your home! This is lovely room- fit for princesses! You have a loyal fan in me too! Have a wonderful weekend!

  19. High Street Cottage :

    I stopped back by to say…I’m not a Celebrity, but will happily accept the title number 2 Fan, your blog is amazing, I’ve browsed every page. In love with your kitchen and bath, your decorating skills are top notch! Added you to my blog love so I won’t miss a thing. Thank you for stopping by my blog, had you not, I wouldn’t have found yours, which is a delight. xoxo tami

  20. Like mother, like daughter – give a hug to #1 fan and let her know she is just as fabulous and will do wonderful things herself. I agree one never knows who might be lurking -so be prepared!

  21. This was so cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE the artwork! What would we do without our personal fan clubs!

  22. Love it! And, I did not google anything to find you, I followed one of your followers. 🙂

  23. You never know – post booty shorts made into a lamp or ottoman and I think you just might get that call!

  24. Your number one fan has many more behind her. But what a fan she is! And what a great marketer – that girl’s got a great future!

    And she must be so inspired by her lovely bedroom – the painting is gorgeous.

  25. Tell your daughter you already have lots of fans…what a cute post that is! I guess she knows talent when she sees it! Have a nice weekend!

  26. Red Satin, huh? I think you could make even that work! Patty

  27. This is cracking me up – how sweet :). What an awesome girls room btw!!!

  28. That is so cute of her! From the looks of it she is president of a pretty big fan club 😉

  29. I’m so happy I got to see the rest of your daughter’s room! It’s spectacular! Did you paint the flowers on the wall? I’m guessing yes!

  30. For the record, I have never googled “tiny little pantry.” However, I now really wish I was a celebrity just to help you out. I think Davy Crockett was a distant cousin, does that count?

  31. Glad you were featured today. I truly enjoyed visiting and seeing the great pink presentation. You never know, sometimes we get surprised.

  32. I am just thrilled to see you back and so glad you are the feature at Beverly’s today. Hi Kari…’s me….The Vintage Nest….still plugging along. Your white kitchen is gorgeous! Come for a visit and HPS xo

  33. That is the beauty of children, they remind us to dream big and nothing is impossible!

  34. Happy Pink Saturday, Congratulations on being featured this week I love you post it’s so funny. It could happen you know. You home is beautiful. I love your painted flowers and the butterfly theme. The bedroom look fantastic! I’m going to go rad about your challenge now. Warmly, Linda

  35. Tee hee! Too cute! Love the pink room! But red satin? Not as much…

  36. LOL! No this has me smiling! Especially the part about the booty shorts -snicker! Your fan’s bedroom is soooo pretty!

  37. You are funny, chick! I don’t have a fan club but if I did I’d want Clint Eastwood, or even Jack Bauer from 24, or may Tom Selleck. My heroes for sure….LOL

  38. Kari~ I am joining that fan club!!! Fabulous!!!
    And if you get that call..
    I’m booking airfare…..
    Gypsea Nurse

  39. Congratulations on being featured this week for Pink Saturday! All your decorating is lovely and I can see why you have a great fan club. It really would be awesome to get a call like that too!! Dreams are wonderful! Happy Pink Saturday!!

  40. What a cute room for the President! How lucky are we that our children love our blogs! Anything’s possible, even a call like that 😉

  41. I LOVE this room! Too cute…..Connie Lou might call you. Does that count? Very sweet post. Keep us posted if Christina calls.

  42. Awesome.
    You’ll make some celebrity happy with your touch!

  43. Hello Kari, It is so nice to see you posting again. You probably have been posting, I just didn’t know about it until today.

    Love that beautiful wall treatment in your lovely room. I believe a celebrity would be very happy with whatever you create. Your daughter is your biggest fan but you have many fans including me.

    A very nice feature Kari. Happy Pink Saturday.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  44. I just found you through Beverly. I love your post and the bedroom is absolutely beautiful. The president is right, Christina would LOVE your work. But we ALL do! 🙂

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  45. Your sweet & adorable little president is absolutey right to be concerned about the possibility of a celebrity decor request…it *could* happen, and you must be prepared, red satin or no red satin!!

    Thank you for your sweet comment (a week ago!…I’ve been away from blogging this past week)…it brought a huge smile!!
    xoxo J~

  46. I LOVE that your family is your fan club! Your daughter is a sweetie and her room is so fun!

  47. So glad Beverly featured you this week on Pink Saturday! I”m not a celebrity either but I love your blog! I found myself reading from post to post, I could spend the day here reading, but instead I will have to follow you, lol. Love your humor and your decorating, have a great week. ~Diane

  48. How wonderful to have such a sweet and loving promoter and fan club leader of your beautiful blog.:-) I’m happy to be among your fans too. Hugs

  49. What an adorable room! It would never surprise me who might be reading here.

  50. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. :

    Oh my goodness, that bedroom is just adorable! No wonder you have a fan club! Count me in. I’m following along!

  51. Hi, Visiting from Beverly’s Pink Saturday. Adorable post and your little darling sounds delight. Lovely pink art.

    The French Hutch

  52. First of all, thank you thank you for the comment on my blog! (I am now following you!) Second–we should all be so lucky to have someone thing we are wonderful. My people are just now coming around to the idea again, now that they are adults. I think it’s because they know I spent a zillion dollars on their educations, and are afraid that I may one day send them a bill.

  53. Oh my…if your fan club meets in that room I want to attend!!

  54. What a fabulous post!!..and that room is just awesome. I want to join the fan club too!!
    xo Tami

  55. I’m not a celebrity, but I am a fan! In fact, I posted your blog as one of my faves on Pinterest couple weeks ago (maybe even called a stalker! Keep up the great work- Your home is beautiful. I just love your style and get very inspired here-thank you!!

  56. I AM a celebrity, and I would love you to come and decorate my house.
    Well, OK, one of those statements isn’t true. But the other one is DEFINITELY true. Can you guess which is which?!

  57. hahaha, this is great. Your daughter is a smart cookie, and you have a MUCH bigger fan club than you give yourself credit for. PS. Love the room pics!

  58. Happiness! Pure happiness! I love everything in this post!

  59. Beautiful Room! I am still looking at my impossibility challenge of my pantry. HMMM Where do I start? Darling Daughter, I just LOVE children! They are the best! Have a great day and stop by!

    The Three Sweet Peas

  60. Christina doesn’t know what she is missing ! You are a very clever girl, cooking or no cooking. We are all here on this earth together and if we were all the same it would be a very boring place. There’s always the bakery and then pop the loaf into a tin and warm it in the oven…

  61. When Christina calls you, tell her about me. I’ll scrapbook the make-over for y’all.

  62. LOL! I read this and totally laugh, because my younger son Jack, when I first started blogging would say the same sort of things. I would say well if they call, I would have to see if I was available. He then would say well Mom if Dad is working we can get so and so to watch us, you would have to go….
    I’m still waiting btw, two years later…sigh………..