Pennant Flag Pillow and Go Kentucky!

Pennant Flag Pillow and Go Kentucky!



I was raised on football.

Every Friday night was spent with field goals and touchdowns and cheerleaders and marching bands and the bright stadium lights shining onto the field….

….and kissing your boyfriend under the bleachers. 🙂

I can still remember the championship game where our team kicked the field goal in the last 20 seconds and won the game by one point.

We screamed and yelled and danced in the stands and raised our hands and cheered until our voices were hoarse.

And for that brief moment we were all united in victory.

I know that it’s all about how you play the game….

…..but sharing the winning makes it all the sweeter. 


And then I moved to Kentucky…..

….where basketball is king.

I don’t think I’d ever been to a basketball game before.

I vaguely knew that there was a ball and a basket and you scored two points and the players were always extra sweaty.

But when in Rome…..or the beautiful countryside of the bluegrass state…..

….it’s always a good idea to follow along with the Romans.


So basketball became my game and I entered the world of three-point shots and shot clocks and boards and amazing dunks and the last 30 seconds of a game that last an eternity…..

….and the amazing dream team that thought it could.

If you don’t follow college basketball….tonight Kentucky plays for the championship.  The road has been a rocky one and full of naysayers and those who didn’t truly believe.

But they made it to the end.

And tonight I’ll be watching and cheering and screaming and yelling….

….and kissing my boyfriend to celebrate.  🙂

Go big blue.


How to Make a Pennant Pillow



scrap fabric for back


needle and thread








PS  In the exciting news department….

….I just got back from the headquarters of Better Homes and Gardens.


Here I am lined up for the competition with the other competitors.

We all had to take an IKEA dresser and put our own spin on it.

I went with color…..of course.

More on all this tomorrow. 🙂

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  1. Love your pillow DIY!! I hope your team wins!! Can’t wait to see more of your dresser reveal!!

  2. LOVE this pillow! My Anna Belle is our basketball player. {Somehow 2 very un-athletic parents had an athletic child?} I think one of these would be perfect on her bed! And I can’t wait to see your dresser! Too exciting! Life to the full! Melissa

  3. Not a basketball fan, but know Kentucky is in the running via the TV coverage. Good luck to them. Can’t wait to see the dresser.

  4. Go Wildcats!!! I was a cheerleader for the Davidson wildcats back in the 70’s…small college in NC, was so fun! Darn, wanted to see your shoes:) Looking forward to more on the competition! You go girl!!

  5. Love this! I want to make them for my nieces with their school mascot.


  6. Miz karianne, I am not the least bit surprised you went for color on your dresser….! Curious to see if you put anything “Kentucky” on it! And speaking of Kentucky, when I heard (yep, did not watch it) that Kentucky won and advanced…..all I could think about was you…cuz I think you’re the only person I know in KY….and you go girl with that boyfriend of yours….under the back stairs is almost as good as bleachers, doncha know!
    Cute pennant pillows, too. I’ll have to look for some…

  7. Love your blog! I will be making this for sure for my son’s grade school fundraisers. Also -Go Colonels!!! Covington Catholic Basketball Kentucky 2014 State Champions – Go Big Blue!! I am in Northern KY and basketball is huge!

    Thanks again for such a great blog!

  8. Love the pillow! and the dresser………wish I could see the shoes, I bet they were a smash hit too! 🙂

  9. got cats! looking forward to seeing what you did with the dresser!

  10. Can’t wait to see what you do with the dresser..Love the pillow..cute idea..

  11. Love the pillow, can’t wait to see what you did with that dresser!

  12. Yes, Kentucky is the land of basketball & I’m loving it! Been wearing blue all week & will again tomorrow! Love that pennant! Guess I need to go to Lexington & get one for myself! Cute idea! Go Cats!!!

  13. Love your pillows. Go CATS!! We’ll be watching the game and cheering loudly at my house!

  14. I’m going to have to cheer for UConn (alma mater)!! Go Huskies!! But seriously, love the pennant pillow and who doesn’t love a corally pink bureau. Can’t wait to see it tomorrow!

  15. Love your blog. I was born and raised in KY with basketball and moved to TX with football 10 years ago. We still bleed blue and have converted a few Texans along the way!

  16. Also not a fan of basketball, however, Aaron and Andrew Harrison are from our school district! Yeah!

    Love the pennant pillow!

  17. Oh how exciting that you got to go to Better Homes & Gardens HQ! I can’t wait to see what you did to that dresser. I know it will be AMAZING! You look so cute in the picture with your fellow contestants, too bad we didn’t get to see the super cute shoes!

  18. Love the pillows. I would have to change the burlap pillow from red to blue shape of Kentucky. I live in Louisville and we don’t have anything red in our house. Go CATS! (Another member of the BBN!)

  19. Oh I love your Kentucky State Pillow- it’s RED just right for the CARDS!! *wink*

    Melissa 🙂

  20. From one Kentucky girl to another – GO BIG BLUE!!! I went to school at the University of Kentucky and let me tell you – UK fans are like no other! They are the best! I also hope the boys can win tonight because they have endured a lot of criticism! So I’ll be cheering them on loud and clear – C. A. T. S. – CATS CATS CATS!!!!!! I’ll be cheering for you to! – Hope you win!

  21. I love your writings as much as I love the things you feature! Just want you to know that I’m rooting for you! Can’t wait to see your BHG video!

  22. You are so cute! There is NOTHING like a Kentucky basketball game – not just a game, it is an experience 🙂 Hoping the second half goes a bit better… 🙁


  23. Seeing as I’m a Duke Blue Devil and live in Connecticut you probably know how I feel about Kentucky basketball 🙂 But I do love, love your flag pillow!!

  24. This is such a fun project KeriAnne and would be perfect for the big boy room I’m already planning in my head for my little boy. Love the colors!