I have really really big news.


On the big news scale……if 1 were having an amazing hair day and 100 were winning the lottery and moving to Borneo….

…..this would be a 99.999999.

I think I would love Borneo.

I can’t tell you exactly yet (mostly because I keep thinking they are going to change their mind)…..

…..but it involves a magazine and lots of cameras.


An amazing magazine.

The kind of magazine if you were stranded on a desert island and you could only choose one magazine to bring… would be this one.

I still can’t believe it.


So to say I’ve been decorating and painting base boards and shining up the wood floors and cleaning up the back porch and trying to decide what an amazing magazine would like to see on the front door…..

… an understatement.

Hopefully when I greet them it will look like this…..with an amazing wreath project like one of these…..

….and plenty of red lipstick and big earrings. 🙂


5 Holiday Wreath Projects

Magnolia Leaf Wreath

Magnolia Leaf Wreath


Twig Wreath


Dried Hydrangea Wreath


Burlap Photo Wreath


Picture Frame Wreath

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  1. Image for Andrea at Opulent Cottage Andrea at Opulent Cottage

    I'm getting ready for a magazine shoot right now too! Can we say chaos?!! They are shooting the DAY before Thanksgiving ... for get this ... SPRING. I'm the crazy lady running around Dallas snapping up the last of the pink flowers :) We'll have to compare notes when it's all done, hehe! Congrats Karianne, and I'll be going through your spring archives for inspiration!!! xoxoxo

  2. Image for Cheryl Cheryl

    Congrats! Of course they are coming. Your house is lovely, your witty and really, we all know they are coming to see your red lipstick and your earrings.

  3. Image for Karen Karen

    Better Homes? HGTV??? So excited for you! Can't wait to see your gorgeous home in a magazine! All of the wreaths above are beautiful ;0)

  4. Image for Penny @ The Comforts of Home Penny @ The Comforts of Home

    Whoo! Congrats Karianne! I am very thrilled for you!! Your home is so beautiful, it will be fabulous in a magazine spread. Hugs, Penny

  5. Image for jane jane

    To be honest with you I'm surprised it hasn't happened before now!! Your home is GORGEOUS and even though I don't "know" you except through your blog it TOTALLY reflects YOU!! You are SO CREATIVE and love how you write!! Can't wait to see your home in print!!

  6. Image for Zolane Zolane

    I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! And change their minds? No way! Not if they've read any of your posts. Book deal here we come!!!!

  7. Image for Zolane Zolane

    P.S. Love the wreaths. I made your hydrangea wreath and hung it on my mantle mirror and have gotten so many compliments on it. Thanks, always, for your inspiration. Hugs, Zolane

  8. Image for Anna Starner Anna Starner

    Congratulations on the magazine shoot!! Your home is so worthy. I guess your wreath choice depends on what season they are doing the shoot for. I know you will make a stunning choice to welcome us to your home, as always.

  9. Image for Dawna Dawna

    How exciting!! and how do you do it all!! You house always looks amazing ! You must decorate in your sleep, cause with all the projects you post and all your beautiful rooms that you stage and get looking drool over beautiful...I don't know how you do it! There must really be two of you,,,an identical twin perhaps?!! Super excited for you,,, :)

  10. Image for Dee Rasmussen Dee Rasmussen

    KariAnne, such GREAT news and so well deserved! You truly are my favorite blogger. Just love your sparkling personality and beautiful heart! Get that red lipstick and big (and shiny!) ear rings ready to totally be-dazzle them! Ciao, Dee Rasmussen

  11. Image for Christina from Dallas Christina from Dallas

    You totally deserve this feature! I can't wait and I will buy whatever magazine it is in ,if I don't already subscribe. I've heard from other people who have had their home featured in a magazine that they come in an move things around a bit and bring some props. Although your house in perfect in my eyes so they don't need to bring extra stuff but, they might anyway.

  12. Image for Tardevil Tardevil

    Congratulations! Every rockstar deserves a magazine feature! ;o) I really don't know how you do all that you do, but you are awesome!

  13. Image for GinaE GinaE

    Well, I've said ever since I've been reading you that this would happen. Just think the magazines are a bit crazy for taking so long to show your beautiful home and how talented you are. The wreaths are great too. How did you know the magnolia leaf wreath is what I have been looking and looking for? Problem is I don't have a tree to get leaves from to make my own. Also, love the simplicity of the twig wreath with just the little bird. Perfect. Can't wait for the magazine feature to show what a real Rock Star's house looks like! Congrats Karianne!

  14. Image for Brandy @ The Prudent Homemaker Brandy @ The Prudent Homemaker

    I have a magazine dream too and maybe one day . . . I'm excited that it's your favorite one!

  15. Image for SuzyMcQ SuzyMcQ

    So very happy for you Kerianne! I can not begin to understand the amount of time, energy, blood, sweat, and creativity you pack into a day! You give your heart and soul to everyone you touch and I can not imagine another person more deserving of a feature spread in our favorite magazine. A HUGE congratulations to you and yours!

  16. Image for Kari Kari

    Congrats KariAnne!! Someone else on here said it was just a matter of time and I think we all feel that way! I am so happy for you and you absolutely deserve to take pride in all you have done to get this "token" that says, YOU ARE a ROCK STAR!! - (of course I'm quoting someone else here, but she won't mind ;0) There is so much work in all you do - I'm just amazed some days when I see you've done more to your house and have another project it's all I can do to stop and say "Hey, wait! Wait! What is this Algebra again? I'm still on project #4 and you're on, (what are we on?) Project #136! And that's for the week!" I am just so happy for you. I needed to hear some good news today and this is the best. Love that smiling face that makes all these other faces smile too.

  17. Image for Melinda Melinda

    Congrats, Karianne! I am not surprised at all...your home is my favorite in blog land. As a matter of fact, I think you should just have your own magazine....yes that's a prediction!

  18. Image for Linda Andersen Linda Andersen

    well, it's about time!!! you are my most favorite blogger ever!!! I think you should have your own show for pete's sake!! I mean lets face it you just really should...pleeeeease don't keep us in suspense too long!!!! congratulations!!!!! Linda

  19. Image for Kris Kris

    Ha! The only magazine my house would end up in would be the house version of the Glamour "don't" (remember that column? People on the street with their eyes blocked by a black rectangle and "don't!" stamped across their bad fashion choices). Congrats to you. Looking forward to details.

  20. Image for Mike (CraftyDad) Mike (CraftyDad)

    Ding-Dang! Double-woot! And all the other expressions of joyful happiness. That IS big news. (Even though we really don't know the name of the magazine.) I have a couple that I'm thinking of...and will keep them to myself. ; ) Congratulations! Can't wait to learn more! --Mike

  21. Image for Sue Sue

    Congratulations KariAnne! I am so excited for you and so happy to see one of your dreams coming true - you are a true rock star and you totally deserve it!

  22. Image for Lisa Lisa

    Hi Karianne, sounds like the BEST NEWS EVER!! We love big news too. I just bought a holiday magazine and I spotted your home in it too. I was so excited to see that too. You are always a HUGE inspiration and a happy place to come when I have coffee. Have a wonderful day, Lisa

  23. Image for Sarah L Sarah L

    Very exciting news! I was hoping you would say "I'm coming to Oklahoma for a workshop!" , but the magazine shoot is still so so wonderful!! Congratulations!! You should put hidden things in each of the shots as a scavenger hunt for your blog followers to look for when the magazine comes out!

  24. Image for Brandy @ The Prudent Homemaker Brandy @ The Prudent Homemaker

    I just read the magnolia wreath tutorial--lovely! I was really excited when I saw where you purchased your wreath form! I do want to know how long it lasted for you, as that's not the kind of wreath form that one gets wet. I don't have a magnolia tree (I wish!) but I really want to change the wreath situation here this year. I have double doors and only one old wreath that I made 13 years ago. I have to glue things back on it every year and it's time for replacing it. But my budget for doing so is in the range of your magnolia wreath price ($1 each!) so this was wonderful. I'm always pleasantly surprised at the cost of your projects. It makes me rejoice!

  25. Image for Sharon in Chicago Sharon in Chicago

    Well, DUH!!!! Of course a magazine is coming to shoot your house(s) -- can't wait to see which one (or should I say which oneS as I'm sure there are other magazines clamoring to be dazzled by the red lips and earrings).

  26. Image for Heather Heather

    another thing to check off the KariAnne is a rock star bucket list....hehe. ;) I'm so excited for you!! I may have to drive up there just to get in on the action. lol Love ya my talented the moon and back! Heather

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    I expect nothing less from you!!!! It should be Traditional Home or House beautiful, or perhaps Country Home? maybe Better Homes & Gardens.....Well you will do justice to any magazine! after all you are a Rockstar!!! Go get em! lois

  28. Image for Trina @ Trina @

    That is wonderful news and I bet you can't contain your excitement! I look forward to hearing more about it! PS...I had a dream the other night that you and your kids were sitting around the table eating pizza and there was music playing, but no talking. It turned out to be a Papa John's commercial. If you don't have one there, it is a pizza chain around these NY parts. It was a weird dream, but maybe it was foreshadowing of things to come ;) Congratulations! Trina

  29. Image for Donna Donna

    Congratulations!!! So very happy for you. KariAnne, thank you for sharing your beautiful home and wonderful stories. You bring joy, inspiration , an occasional tear and lots of laughs with your blog. I have even started looking for that perfect red lipstick!

  30. Image for Angie Angie

    Yay!!! I am so thrilled for you! Your home is lovely and you are truly a gem! They sure are lucky to be the "first" to show off your amazing home. I cannot wait! Congrats to you!

  31. Image for Amanda Waters Amanda Waters

    You totally amaze me with your ideas. You know this. And I'm not surprised in the least. Congrats!!!

  32. Image for Elaine Elaine

    Do you have a tutorial on the magnolia wreath? I've been making them for years, but mine never seem to look that full and flowing. There must be a trick I don't know...... I really enjoy your blog, and I loved that you were in Pike Road in October! I grew up in Montgomery and boarded my horse at a wonderful facility in Pike Road-many happy memories there!

  33. Image for Leila Jane Leila Jane

    Okay, I'm keeping all my magazine subscriptions now! I'm not leaving any of them until I see your house in one of them. Then I can open it up that month and say with a smug smile, "I know HER!!!" Congratulations, Kari! What a cool dream come true!

  34. Image for Christine Christine

    Congratulations KariAnne!!! I am excited right along with you!!!! I can not wait. You're so cute and funny I'll bet your family is so proud of you. This is really over the top exciting!!!! xox

  35. Image for Michele/Finch Rest Michele/Finch Rest

    WELL deserved - surprised it took them this long, you are one of the very BEST EVER. I am so excited for you and wish you well - don't have stress, enjoy this wonderful experience and don't spoil it with worry- let them worry instead and you just shine like the rock star you most certainly ARE. HUGE hugs of happiness to one of my favorite friends in blogdom. ♥

  36. Image for Teresa Teresa

    Congratulations on the new magazine feature! I loved opening my Holiday Cottage magazine and seeing you and your beautiful home featured there recently. I said to my daughter "oh, my gosh, I know her!" (Even though we haven't officially met!). I couldn't remember you mentioning in your blog that you were going to be featured there. I am looking forward to this next one! Blessings to you, Karianne!

  37. Image for Julie Julie

    I am hoping I have a subscription to the mystery magazine! I love the pictures of your home and always try to imagine WHERE you store everything you change in and out! Congratulations and best wishes for a fantastic experience. Well deserved.

  38. Image for Stacia Stacia

    The twig wreath is beautiful, and this sounds super exciting! I hope they don't change their minds, and I really look forward to finding out all of the details!

  39. Image for lynda@OhSoShabby lynda@OhSoShabby

    Karianne- I am so happy for you. You SOOOOOO deserve this more than anyone I know.. You are amazing inside and out! I truly mean that. I continue to always be uplifted AND inspired by you.... that my friend is a gift! Thank you!!! Can't wait to see your amazing house in that amazing magazine!!!!!! Congrats! Lynda =)

  40. Image for sbasmiles sbasmiles

    Thank you for posting the Magnolia Wreath photo. I've been looking for a project to do for my home in Texas. When we sold our Virginia farmhouse in 2012 I stashed some Magnolia leaves away from one of my favorite trees. The tree is over 100yrs old, and it was always my favorite tree on the property. Now I can display a little piece of Virginia in Texas. The simplicity of the the wreath is striking! Thank you Thank you Thank you

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