It’s an Honor Just Being Nominated

So first I remodeled my bathroom.

Then I handed out dental hygiene advice.

Then I got some unsolicited advice from a few helpful commenters.

Followed by an outpouring of incredible support from some wonderful bloggers like you.

Which gave me enough courage to enter this.

Which is how I ended up with this……

I am so EXCITED!

Me?  Really?

I want to laugh.

I want to cry.

I want to scream it from the rooftops and sing “God bless America” while playing a banjo with my toes all at the same time.

Please stop over to WhisperWood Cottage to check out all of the finalists.  You won’t believe the talent.  It’s a little intimidating.

Well….maybe more than a little intimidating.


Now I know how the actresses in the best actress category with Meryl Streep feel.

“It was an honor just being nominated.”  🙂

But just in case…..

……I’m crossing my fingers and banjo-playing toes.

PS  Stop by tomorrow and check out a project I made with….

….this painted cardboard alphabet.

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  1. Congrats, woman!!

  2. Congratulations. If I could cross all my toes for you I would. You deserve it. Your bathroom is wonderful and as my daughter would say, those people who said those negative things are just a bunch of stinky heads.

  3. Congratulations on this well deserved honor!!
    So much for all those negative comments!

  4. WooHoo! Congratulations Karianne!! Good luck. Joyous Wishes, Linda

  5. Told you, Karianne! Congratulations! I’m glad you entered. Just imagine if we all listened to those few negative comments and let them affect us. I’m glad you didn’t! : )

  6. Karianne, you should be a shoe-in to win. We all know that you are wonderful, talented, fun and … well I would say humble, but there was that self-declared winner of the Christmas give thing. Ha. ♥ roflol

    You go, girl.♥♥♥

  7. I hope you win! 🙂

  8. shirley@housepitalitydesigns :

    Karianne…you have my vote (only wish I were the judge!)….just by being in the top 12, you are a winner!!…So, be on the lookout, Derek may be knocking on your door!

  9. Congratulations !!

  10. Congratulations on being recognized for your “eye” and “vision”. But really -you already knew it was beautiful – beauty is truly in eye of the beholder. Hope you come out on top- you are a winner in my book.

  11. :

    Congrats Karianne! I guess you showed them! lol

  12. Karianne, congrats on the nomination. Oh, what have you been up to with letters?

  13. Congrats! I’m on my way to check out the finalist!

  14. congrats on top 12! take that naysayers. i’m not surprised. it was a lovely project.

  15. so exciting! I’m off to check it out =) Congrats, friend!

  16. Meryl wishes she could walk in your shoes!



  17. so so awesome, karianne! and so deserved! this bathroom is amazing!
    and i have one more thing to say….
    TAKE THAT to all you negative nelly commenters!!! 🙂

  18. Congratulations, Mizz Kari,
    I’m on my way over….

  19. Karianne, congrats! This is such an honor and well deserved. Good Luck!

  20. I would LOVE to see this banjo toe playing! 😉
    I am so very happy for you, sweetie!
    God is so good!

  21. In the words of Sally Field – they like you, they really like you!! Get your acceptance speech ready – you’re a shoe in (with those banjo playing toes)!

  22. Congrats on making the finals- you deserve it!

  23. Congrats to you! This is very well deserved and it should make you feel better after some of the negative comments that you received on your original post. Guess they didn’t know what they were taling about! Ha! Hope you win!

  24. Maybe for the next magazine challenge I’ll be doing YOUR bathroom huh?

    Take a photo of the toe banjo playing, that could be worth something in the right circles too.


  25. a HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! i am running over there as fast as my little fingers will carry me!!! sending tons of hugs!!! you are going places!!!! : )

  26. As to those *ouchie* comments, you certainly handled them in the wisest of ways.

    Let ’em disagree…. And we keep right on, doing as we choose to do. YES!!!

    “Successful marriage
    is leading innovative lives together,
    being open, non-programed.
    It’s a free fall: how you handle
    each new thing as it comes along.”

    ~Joseph Campbell

  27. CONGRATULATIONS to you, my Dear!!!

    And I love and got a chuckle out of, your Brush and Floss signs!!!!!!! Precious. Such inventiveness you posses.

    ‘Tis the vision which crafting people have, which is even more amazing to me, than the finished crafts!!!!! The glorious ability to envision something, and then, bring it into being!!!!! Ammmmmmmmazing!!!

    “Successful marriage
    is leading innovative lives together,
    being open, non-programed.
    It’s a free fall: how you handle
    each new thing as it comes along.”

    ~Joseph Campbell

  28. Congrats again!!

  29. Congratulations! You deserve it! Best of luck winning the magazine feature!

  30. Dearest Karianne,
    You are truly funny!!! You make me laugh, playing a banjo with your toes, eh? I can just imagine what that looks like!
    Congratulations, you deserve it, you are a VERY GOOD decorator and so very, very creative. I would love some of that gorgeous creativity.
    Have a wonderful day~

  31. This is great! Congratulations! You totally deserve it!

  32. Congrats!!!! Hope you win 🙂

  33. Well done! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.

  34. Woop woop! Funny enough I just stopped playing my banjo with my toes to cross them for you too. 🙂

  35. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!! You so deserve it. That bathroom make over is beautiful!!
    I’ll be so happy for you WHEN you win.
    Hugs to you!

  36. Congratulations on your beautiful bathroom! You did a fabulous job and well deserved.

  37. Jumpin Up and down for you my friend!
    Holding my breath……. (ok not really… just the kind of fake holding when kids close their mouth and breath in and out the nose!)
    Very pround of you!
    Dee Dee

  38. Woo Hoo! Yea for YOU! We’re pulling for you, Karianne. 🙂

  39. Love it. Pinned it. You so deserve it. Congratulations!!!

  40. Ahhh!! Congrats!! That’s so exciting!!

  41. Success is the most satisfying comeback to critics, no? Good for you!

  42. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!! You are sure to win! I love the bathroom redo! I am also sooo very honored to be in the same “class” as so many of you. Good Luck!! (Thank you for your very sweet comment too;-)

  43. Congratulations! This is awesome! Just to get this far is such an honor, I sure hope you win. If I were choosing, I would definitely pick you!

  44. Congrats! It is an honor to be nominated. I am so curious to see what you are going to do with the letters…

  45. Found your blog through Mrs. B’s blog, where you had commented. Have only read a few posts here, and I’m hooked! Love your wit and style! I’ll be back! Mrs. C

  46. Congratulations, Karianne!! You so deserve this nomination, girlie! See? You’ve just got to kick those “unsolicited advice” to the curb and forget about them. They don’t mean a thing. lol! You rock, you creative thing, you! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  47. Awesome!!!!

  48. Now would you please take some video of that banjo playing?! =D


  49. See? You should listen to how brilliant your commenters are when we tell you you’re fabulous. Well deserved, congratulations!!

  50. Congratulations….you so deserve it :o)

  51. Yay!!

    And may I just say, “WE TOLD YOU SO!”

    You’re awesome — and now others are seeing what we already knew. 🙂 Congrats, friend!

  52. Congratulations! I always knew you rocked! ~L