Top Ten Reader Favorites from 2014

Top Ten Reader Favorites from 2014



2014 was amazing.


Like I can’t believe it’s over and I’m still pinching myself and how in the world did I ever get lucky enough to write a blog like this and get to drink coffee and create projects with all of you everyday amazing.

But the best part?

I know that 2015 is going to be even better.

There’s so many incredible things in the works that I can’t wait to share with all of you.  Fun collaborations and videos and projects and trips and shows and conferences and room makeovers and…and…and…and….

…and I need to buckle my seat belt because we are off and running.

But for today I wanted to take a look back at the year that was.

Here’s the top 10 reader favorites from 2014 according to Google analytics.

Enjoy. 🙂


Number 10:

How to Transform Any Picture Into a Water Color Print

Six of the best white paint colors

Number 9:

Six of the Best White Paint Colors


Number 8:

Make Your Own Personalized Room Scent


Number 7:

How to Make a Mirror and be Brilliant at the Same Time


Number 6:

20 Decorating Ideas from the Southern Living Idea Home


Number 5:

How to Make a Pallet Wood Letter


Number 4:

How to Make a Burlap Bow


Number 3:

How to Make Your I-phone Into a Projector

Paint Colors Label

Number 2:

5 Hints for Choosing a Paint Color


And the number one reader favorite from 2014?

The House Tour

I Do Squared Again

PS  We finished out 2014 with one of my favorite chapters ever.

We said “I Do” for the second time.

Here’s a quick picture from the ceremony.

More to come….I promise.  Of course there is…..I’m a blogger. 🙂

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  1. Blessimgs to you and yours in the New Year!

  2. Wonderful recap of fabulousness! And those shoes! You look stunning and what a lucky guy standing next to you! 2015 is gonna ROCK! xx

  3. I look forward to seeing what you’re up to next! Beautiful family! I love your blog!

  4. I’ve so enjoyed following you, KariAnne! Looking forward to more in 2015! LOVE the beautiful family photo!

  5. Beautiful family. Congratulations. Love your blog, I so look forward to hearing what you are up to. Best wishes for 2015. My favorite story from 2014 was the “original” poem! Such a wonderful innocence.

  6. Catherine McD :

    You and your family are beautiful! Thank you for sharing a wonderful year, and I look forward to all you have in store. Continued good fortune to you in the coming year!

  7. Regena Fickes. :

    How it warms my heart to see a family God has blessed and know that they know they have been blessed. I have enjoyed your blog for awhile and you have always made me laugh, smile, cry and spit out my coffee in a chuckle!
    Continue to shine Rock Star!

  8. Regina Merrick :

    I love your family pic! Blessings to you for an exciting 2015!!!

  9. Lady Delores LeBoeuf :

    Felicidades, thank you for blogging, I too am looking forward to viewing your posts…

  10. Beautiful family and blogger you are!!! Looking forward to your 2015 posts:)

  11. KariAnne,
    I just love ya! And ooh oh the twins are going to be taller than mommy is just a minute so don’t blink!
    Beautiful, beautiful family. God bless you and your family and wishing you the healthiest new year!
    the other car. ; )

  12. So funny! Love your title! When I talk about writing, I always say everyone has a story. But only you can write yours! Thank you for sharing yours and encouraging me to share mine. Also love your love story and pic of your lovies. So happy for you! 2015 is going to be fantastic!! Ready for the ride with you!!

  13. HI, I read blogs, never leave comments. Thanks for sharing this beautiful family photo to celebrate this day. It is sweet & the memories of this day will last for your whole family. Each one of us has a collection of family memories, it is especially sweet to share them when the kids are in their 20s. Love your writing style. Some day I will copy one of your DIYs.

  14. All the best to u n your beautiful family,! Love your blog, your honesty, and your sense of humor! Beautiful family picture…. And those legs!!!!

  15. Wow- you look gorgeous!! And you are right… 2015 will be the best yet!!
    thanks for sharing your life, family and home with us!

  16. Fabulous recaps of 2014! I love your blog, style and sense of humor! I also look forward to more posts, projects and stories in 2015. Congratulations on celebrating your marriage with a second ceremony! You look gorgeous! I’m so happy for you! I know this was a great chapter for the entire family! Sending many blessings for the new year your way!

  17. Love the adorable photo of your family! Happy New Year Kari, may 2015 bring you everything you wish for!


  18. Big hugs to you!! I love the family picture and I would add one more to the list — you see I pinned it from here and I don’t know how many times it got pinned from my pinterest board — that was the wall you did at the cottage. You know the one you studded out and but the 4 X 8 (I think that’s the size) but you know which one I’m talking about. And I loved the contract your adorable daughters did and I couldn’t stop tearing up over the letter – the one your dad wrote. I guess I could go on and on. I can’t think of one– they all touched me and you make knowing you a pure pleasure. I’m looking forward to another year 🙂 with you at the helm. {A little sailor talk there}

  19. Beautiful family picture! Happy New Year to you and yours!!

  20. You look beautiful! All the best for you and your family in 2015!!

  21. Wonderful recap.
    And what a great family picture. You look so good KariAnne! I hope I’m not out of line by asking what “plan” you have followed to lose all your weight?

  22. Happy New Year KariAnne! “2015” What Ta Wonderful Year To Look Forward To! Congratulations On The Renewing Of Your Wedding Wows! Wishing You Many Many More Years Of Wedded Bliss!
    We All Are So Very Blessed To Have You In Our Lives Through Your Blog!
    I Wishing You The Very Best In This Up-Coming New Year!

  23. Robin Stephens :

    Whistle-whistle! What a good looking family. Love and joy radiate from each of you! Blessings for 2015!

  24. Happy New Year! Great picture of the family! Can’t wait to see more, and looking forward to 2015!

  25. Gorgeous family! Love the recaps. Happy New Year!

  26. You and your family look fabulous! Wishing you a great 2015 from Prince Edward Island (the land of Anne of Green Gables).

  27. Great website; glad to find you! Looking forward to seeing what you have going in 2015!

  28. Happy Birthday! Congratulations on your vow renewal- beautiful picture! I can’t wait to see what 2015 holds! For both of us!

  29. Yep, these were some of my favorites! Your family looks marvelous – I know 2015 will be a fantastic year!

  30. So special to have the family all there to share this time!

  31. Oh KariAnne, I am absolutely loving the Waterlouge app I just read about yesterday. All set to have something Spectular printed on canvas
    Thank you!

  32. Karianne,
    I don’t know how I found your blog just a few months ago, but I am SO glad I did. It makes my day to read your posts! You and your family are just beautiful, and I look forward to reading more in 2015! And you look FABULOUS in your 2nd wedding dress!

  33. Tina Matteson :

    KariAnne! You look FABULOUS in the photo!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to read more about that day. Happy New Year with love all the way from Texas.

  34. What a fantastic year of stories and ideas!! Thank you for all that you do Karianne, I am always smiling when I am visiting your blog… May your 2015 be everything you are dreaming of and may you continue to have all the successes you deserve!!

  35. Jill Brewster :

    What a beautiful/handsome family you have. I watched you video of you doing your bag pillows on the news channel. You are so cute and look like you would be lots of fun. Looking forward to your blog this year. Happy New Year to you from Jill in Boyd, Texas.

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