The President of My Fan Club

The President of My Fan Club

Pink and Glitter Christmas

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.

Her days are full of responsibility.

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

And 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?” she said with the expectant air of someone with really big news.

I thought that she was going to tell me “Jingle”…..our elf on a shelf had managed to climb down off the weather vane……

…..enticed by the plate of Skittles and potato chips left for him on the back porch.


Pink Christmas Tree Decorations

She paused to catch her breath and continued.

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

I almost spit out my Diet Coke.


A celebrity.

I was speechless.


Pink and Brown Christmas


I wavered between twirling her around for her unwavering belief and optimism in her mother…..or telling her that celebrities were far too busy in Hollywood to read about a little farmhouse in Kentucky.

“Wow!” was about all I could manage.

But she wasn’t finished.

It didn’t stop there.

Stars In Window


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….

She stopped.

Her brow furrowed in complete concentration….thinking….the wheels in her mind turning over and over….trying to think of the most famous celebrity she could.

Then her eyes lit with excitement.

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



Christina Aguilara?

Christmas Tree


I’m not sure if this is the blog for Christina.

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  I revised this from a post I wrote back when covered wagons crossed the prairie.  And after all this time… president is still holding office. 🙂

PPS  Sharing this over at Between Naps on a Porch.

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  1. She could be right. I tell Jane that you never know who could be reading our blog. “You never know”

  2. actually she should call you . Red Booty Shorts and purple strands of hair might just be your look!

  3. I’m thinking that you should be revising the whole look of your house. Just think how fabulous red booty shorts would look displayed on your walls and how impressed all the local women would be.


    P.S. I am glad to know, that like the rest of the adult population you came from the age of covered wagons 🙂

  4. your president is a smart cookie…and has a fab room:)

  5. You have an awesome President! She is looking after her Mama! Love the bedroom…those colors are so fun! Have a great one.

  6. You mean Christina still hasn’t called. Clearly she missed the wagon. She doesn’t know you have moved on to bigger and better things.♥

  7. so adorable! i’m a member of the club, but if the position ever opens up, i’d love to be the president of your southeast regional fan club! i mean, i already gave myself that title! not that this sounds too stalkerish or anything!

  8. Absolutely precious!
    Can I be the President of your daughter’s fan club?

  9. I would not be surprised that your “president and chief executive of your advertising department” gets Christina “on the phone”….it’s probably already in the works!!….I know of one “celebrity wife” that has seen it……does that count?

    Your daughters’ room is just amazing…I never tire of seeing that gorgeous room!!

  10. So cute! I love it when daughters think moms are the very best. (Shhh…then they might think, just for a season, that they are the very worst; however, they usually return to their original opinions.) You must have missed the call for I’m sure that Christina would find your blog a delight.

  11. How great is your daughter’s attitude! I’m sure she makes a fantastic fan club president and advertising executive. I’d stick with her, if I were you…sounds like she’s got the right connections! Love her room, too! 😉

  12. Hi Kari Anne,
    I think your fan club pres is right~~ Too cute!!
    Loved my visit this morning and just wanted to introduce myself and say hello. My dear friend Stephanie from Angelic Accents in McKinney, Tx sent me your link to visit. Stephanie and I have been great on line friends here in Texas since about 2005. I live in Flower Mound. Small world.

    Anyway, we were talking on the phone and she told me about you, living in McKinney, moving to Kentucky and your talent for designing your home.
    So I came over for a visit and it is so nice to meet you. Hope to visit often and see what your creative talents have inspired. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year.
    Hugs from Flower Mound, Texas, Celestina Marie

  13. I love your president’s enthusiasm! No wonder she’s still holding office.

  14. KariAnne, Priceless. This post is sweet. I really think the twins’ bedroom is my favorite room. I love all the colors and the patterns and accessories. Your fan club is awesome. Joyous Wishes, Linda

  15. Count your blessings! I live with all men, who really could care less how their home looks (although deep down, I think they do – they just would never admit it to me!) I spent the weekend with my girly girl nieces, ages 10 and 5, and it was awesome!

  16. If Christina calls ask her to put Blake on the phone!

  17. So funny. Now that’s the best kind of fan…so encouraging and full of hope, reminding you to imagine the possibilities!
    And knowing your beautiful, talented self…she’s right! We love your ideas,

  18. I remember this one 😉 And it’s still funny who she came up with!! I wonder who her second choice celeb would have been? hehe

  19. That is so funny! And not impossible! You do have a talent and it is marketable. =) Isn’t it fun to have family encouragement?

    Have a wonderful Monday!

  20. Wow, that is a girly room! My daughter would be in heaven there 😉 I love your daughter’s grasp on the possibilities! Of course Christina Aguilara could call you! Personally I’m holding out for a celebrity to call me to come decorate MY house 😉

  21. Red booty shorts…really he he he! I think your little president is perfect. Inspirational encouraging and full of hope for the possibilities of your talent. It’s always a pleasure reading your blog.

  22. We all need someone who has total faith in us and unwavering confidence that we can do anything – we just need to believe in ourselves too!

    I’m just taking a wild guess here that your fan club Presidents love pink 🙂

  23. You know, the red booty shorts would really make a statement among the white and gray in your house . . . . 🙂 Daughters are a gift from God. And get ready – they can be your biggest critic AND your biggest fan club! LOL

    Love the pink!!!

  24. Absolutely adorable! And, why not? As in, why wouldn’t a celebrity visit and have you decorate their home? You are incredibly talented! They would be living beautifully and well!

  25. That is so sweet! I have two members in my fan club. Aren’t they best? That bedroom is to die for….just amazing! I think Christina would love that!

  26. What a sweetheart of a daughter you have! 🙂

  27. ahhhh hahaha she is so funny and adorable! i love it!!!!

  28. lol…why of course Christina could read your blog! You are a true rock star after all and rock stars tend to find each other…;) I see there is a little girl in Kentucky that I might have to fight with over for the position of the Thistlewood Farm Fan Club. Do you think she’d at least let me hold the role of press coordinator or publicist…after all if Christina comes calling you’ll need someone to broker the deal. grin!


  29. Wishing the president of your fan club, your PR director and all of your other staff a wonderful Christmas!

    Christina, if you’re reading this, Kari does not use gold lame or sequins in her decorating!!


  30. Too sweet, love YOUR cheerleader’s enthusiasm!

  31. What I’m waiting for is the book and maybe a movie. You can do the writing, oh definitely, because there is an immediate mental image accompanying your words.

    Your fan club is very well led. Cheers to all.

  32. I loved this post the first time and I love it more the second time with the little pink tree.

  33. Too too cute, Kari….and the bedroom is AWESOME…

  34. I totally snorted when I read this – I just thought you should know, that you are THAT funny!
    PS Christina totally needs you, maybe you could get her to wear some pants 🙂

  35. I am a recent follower and I am so glad to have found your blog. It feels good to laugh and see decorating too!

  36. Daughters. I’m so happy you’re blessed to have one. This is such a sweet post.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

  37. Damn that little pink tree is awesome I love it but then I think your home is bloody awesome and oh so inviting and lovely and you have so much talent and if a celebrity was to read your blog they would be blown away by how awesome it is……….

  38. so so sweet!!!!

  39. I think our Lydia could be fast friends with the president of your fan club….
    you know it’s a blogger’s kid when they start bringing you items and say, “take a picture and put this on your blog!”

  40. You always make me laugh, sometimes cry, but always move me. If you lost your president let me know. I’ll be glad to fill in!

  41. Tell her there is a VERY good chance celebrities read her Momma’s blog. Seriously. and it is seriously that good, too!

    I mean, what ELSE would you do if you had a full staff and some awesome guilt-free off time between signing autograhs?

    Truthfully though, I am in the modst sincere belief that they check all things blog in stealth under assumed names so they can keep in touch with realtity and truth tellers/seekers. Hollywood’s “yes” folk would get old fast.

    Just sayin.

  42. It’s great to have someone in your corner who can see the possibilities! I love that she’s thinking on a grand scale, it’s the stuff that makes dreams come true 🙂
    Merry, merry!

  43. Bwhahaha! I just love this! You know it’s not a complete stretch. You have astounding talent and celebrities just might blog surf. Ya just never know. Cute post and even cuter Christmas decor 😉

  44. Love your Presidents room and who knows, she may find a way to get Christine to come pay a visit!

  45. How sweet is that! Hope she remains your biggest fan! I guess I’m probably right behind her because I love your blog! You ALWAYS brighten my day after I read your blog and you are pretty talented! Who knows who may be reading your blog?? Traci

  46. ok .. this is beyond adorable!
    what an impact you are making on your little ones?
    they are starstruck by you and rightly so
    stopping by to say hello. i have been so busy creating signs so
    i am taking a morning break to catch up with my peeps
    one more week girl! wow
    enjoy your day

  47. This is too cute! I do think Christina might dig that pink tree though! It’s super fun!

  48. Jan from Michigan :

    Love this post. I am sure there must be a celebrity out there that is reading your blog. How could they resist? I wish I was a little girl again with a room like your daughters. How CUTE! Maybe you could just ADOPT me? Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  49. Love this story the second time around too!

    🙂 Linda

  50. I love the pink! So fun and whimsical!

  51. Well, I’m sure that Xstina (isn’t that a nickname for her?) would love the pink tree in your daughters’ room!


  52. Well, if she HAS to be Pres., then can I be vice pres???? Actually I just want to be your daughter (and I am old enough to be your MOTHER:):) I love her room, it is the best little girls room I have EVER seen. XO, Pinky

  53. I’m fifty, uh um, something years old and I would LOVE to spend some time in this room!!! SERIOUSLY…you have some BIG talent, and you raised a really SMART cookie there…heck, Fan Club President, I’d vote for her!! We just bought a new home…our last home, and after decorating many homes, I’m lost. I could sure use some help…*hint*hint*.
    Holiday Hugs,

  54. I just discovered your blog and am loving it. Your designs are gorgeous and Christina would be lucky to have someone like you design a space! So looking forward to following along. xx – Monica

  55. Never doubt….look at Three Pixie Lane. A picture from her blog was on Barbara Streisand’s CD cover. I’ve got a celebrity (or someone faking his name) following me on Pinterest. You just never know. ;o) I wish my teenager was still my biggest fan….sigh….Love the pink!!!!

  56. I just found you on fb last night. I can’t stop looking at your pics! so talented~can’t wait to see more. I hope my blog and home will be as lovely as yours someday soon. xo~melissa