12 Days of Christmas


Tomorrow is December 1.

And I am going to do something I have never done before.



Cooking pork chops?

Hula hooping and balancing an encyclopedia on my head….all while playing Silent Night on the banjo?


Something much more challenging and rewarding and exciting and overwhelming than strumming five strings wearing a World Book.


(drumroll please)


I am going to post every day for the entire first 12 Days of Christmas.


December 1-12.


Can you even believe it?

All Christmas….all the time.

Thistlewood Christmas Bedroom


There’s going to be Christmas decorations and a house tour and projects and stockings and ornaments and recipes and more Christmas inspiration than you can even imagine.

And the best part?

I’m not alone.  I have five friends with me!  I’m so excited to be 12-Day-of-Christmasing with Donna and Michael and Marianne and Whitney and Ashley!

And we are bringing presents with us….each day we are giving away hand selected (and some homemade) presents right from our homes to yours!


Christmas Desk

And to celebrate that we made it through all 12 days of Christmas….

on December 13 we are each having a linky party.

Funky Junk Interiors

Funky Junk Interiors – Christmas Junk Decor


Inspired by Charm – Quick / Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas

Shanty 2 Chic – Christmas Crafts


Songbird – Outdoor Christmas Decor

Thistlewood Farm – Christmas Recipes

 Welcome to 12 Days of Christmas! 5 blogs join forces opening their homes for 12 days, showing you what Christmas means to them. via Funky Junk Interiors

I think it is going to be so much fun!

I hope you’ll join all of us as we celebrate……the 12 Days of Christmas!

PS  Just a total aside….did you know that if your true love bought you everything listed on the 12 Days of Christmas it would cost $107,300.00.

Mine is so much more affordable 🙂


PS  Be sure and stop by my friend Kristen’s blog, the Hunted Interior and check out her fun tutorial to make this Santa plate!

Want to know how to decorate your home for free?
Click here to get my FIVE BEST secrets.


  1. Image for Colleen Colleen

    This is will be so much fun! What an undertaking...I can't wait! I love that totebag/carry all hanging on your chair - what great colors for the holidays! Have a super day!

  2. Image for Nana Diana Nana Diana

    Oh- Thank you so much for doing this- I can't wait to see everyone's contribution. You can do it- I know you can...BUT I think you should do your post while cooking pork chops and hula-hooping...that would make it so much more interesting!;>) xo Diana

  3. Image for Miss Merry Miss Merry

    It sounds adorable and I love the decorating. FYI, though, the Twelve Days of Christmas actually start on December 25 when Christ was born and continue until January 6 when the Kings arrive. Retailers are the ones who have moved the celebration to November and early December . . . So we are really celebrating shopping and Santa until the 25th. I know I am in the minority that doesn't decorate until the week before Christmas and I do receive lots of comments on why my decorations stay up in until Epiphany!

  4. Image for Peggy Peggy

    I am so excited! I have followed Donna's blog from way back when all we had was dial-up internet.... I know this will be so much fun and just the kick in the pants I need! Your home is already looking adorable! Have a great day!

  5. Image for shirley@housepitalitydesigns shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    Oh fortunate we all are to see a beautiful Christmas post of yours for the next 12 days!!...Looking forward to all of the fabulous and creative ideas of this wonderful group of bloggers!!....

  6. Image for Tricia Tricia

    I can't wait to see what you have to share with us! If it's even half as beautiful as your bedroom, then we're in for quite a treat!

  7. Image for Maria @ Inspiration Affirmation Maria @ Inspiration Affirmation

    This is going to be so fun! I'm so excited about this. Can't wait, Karianne! See you back here soon!

  8. Image for Chris Chris

    So here I sit, reading about this fantastic 12 Days of Christmas party with all those wonderful hosts and thinking this is going to be so much fun. Then my eyes do a double-take: Thistlewood Farm - Christmas recipes???? Ok.....fess up. Have you been kidding us all along and are really a gourmet cook or have you been watching The Food Channel in secret........when your 4 angels are in school......and the dog is outside......and hubby is at work......no one to catch you! Something tells me you're more familiar with a candy thermometer than you've been letting on. I'm not going to miss one day of this!

  9. Image for Funky Junk Interiors Funky Junk Interiors

    This, my friend, is gonna be so FUN to watch! I can't imagine you coming up with even MORE unique stuff than you already have. Do they not have nighttime in your neck of the woods?! You are flat out amazing. That is all. Cya tomorrow!!

  10. Image for Linda Adams Linda Adams

    Hi Karianne, It sounds like a fun time to look forward too. I cannot keep up the pace with you "spring chickens" but I'll try to be there everyday. Joyous Wishes, Linda

  11. Image for Regina Regina

    "Oh what fun it is to read from a new blog every day - hey!" (sung to the tune of "Jingle Bells") Wonderful! I can't wait to get more and more IDEAS!!!!! (I felt a little like Lucy just then . . . .) :)

  12. Image for Betsy(@coastal-colors) Betsy(@coastal-colors)

    I'm so excited! You will blow this away! You already are off to a great start! I can't wait to see what you're doing! What a great bunch of bloggers! :-)

  13. Image for Zolane Zolane

    Woohoo!!!! I am beside myself excited for your 12 Days of Christmas posts. Thanks so much for taking the time to share and inspire all of us. You are precious :)

  14. Image for Suzanne Suzanne

    Now that my week of getting ready to travel over Thanksgiving is over, the trip is over and the post-trip week is behind me, bring on the 12 Days of Christmas!! I'll look forward to seeing all the loveliness that you can muster, which, I know will be A LOT! Happy Saturday, xo Suzanne

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