This is the random thought that went through my head when I typed that title:

I share a lot of posts with exciting announcements.

I can’t decide it’s because there’s a lot going on around here?


I just think everything is exciting.

Like the new app I found that makes thunderstorm noises.

Or that the cap of the deodorant comes off if you just roll it up.

Or that I found the perfect purple nail polish that makes short nails look fancy.

It’s the little things that make my day extra happy.

But this announcement?  It’s a big one.  And I thought why just write the news down on the blog—when I could film it and tell all of you and you could hear the actual level of excitement in my voice.

Are you ready?

Can you even believe it?


If you didn’t already notice.


I’m working with an incredible wholesaler called Carpentree.

Together, we took my words.

My silly, wonderful, joyful, random words and put them on products.

There are dozens and dozens and dozens of products.

Like signs.

And stationary.

And notebooks.

And journals.

And tea towels.

And coffee mugs.

And pillows.

And inspirational message boards.

And on and on and on.

All with this cute Thistlewood label.

All with my words.

All with my heart.

Here’s a little video I made showing a close-up of one of the sets of notecards.

I’m heading to Atlanta this week to market to meet with buyers in the Carpentree booth.

And then?

A little Thistlewood might just be heading to a store near you.

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  1. Image for Lynn W Lynn W

    Congratulations 🎉. This is exciting news and I can’t wait to see and purchase some of your products ❤️

  2. Image for Dauphine Dauphine

    You make my day with your exuberance. I’m sure your line will do well especially in this dark period of time in the world.

  3. Image for Cynthia H Solomon Cynthia H Solomon

    Please let us know where and when these super fun products will be available!! Congrats for all your hard work, determination and FAITH!!

  4. Image for Cecilia Cecilia

    EEEEEK! That's amazing! woohoo, can't wait to see it all in the stores. Yay!! That is so exciting, KariAnne. Congratulations!

  5. Image for Joanna Joanna

    WOW!!! So excited for you....what a fabulous accomplishment!!! I can't wait to see your products. Congrats!!

  6. Image for Robbin Robbin

    Oh my goodness. YOU GO GIRL!!!! I'm so happy for you! A dream come true I'm sure!!! Keep spreading happiness and joy and most of all the good news of Jesus!!! Can't wait to hear where I can buy your products!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!

  7. Image for Denise V Cox Denise V Cox

    I'm so delighted for you, KariAnne!! However, I really doubt I will find your products in my neck of the woods, so will you offer them online as well?

  8. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    OOOOOOOH WOW!!!!! KariAnne, you ARE AMAZING! Congratulations, sweetie! Sooo happy for you. Such a blessing. I know everyone will love them. Have a safe and prosperous trip! ❤

  9. Image for Barbara Barbara

    Awesome!!! Very exciting- you deserve all the success I know you will have with this new adventure! Let us know where we can buy:)

  10. Image for Nan, Odessa, DE Nan, Odessa, DE

    Good for you. Good luck! Suggestion, give us some cards 4" x 4" size. This is the perfect size. Do not need large, extra postage cards to send a heartfelt greeting. This would be wonderful for Christmas and ALL greetings. Never seem to be many "thinking of you" cards which work for many occasions. GO green/recycle paper. So proud of you!

  11. Image for Teresa G Teresa G

    Oh my, Girl!! You are so talented and I'm sure your products are going to do VERY well!! Cannot wait to see them!!

  12. Image for Roz Roz

    WoW! Cannot WAIT to see your lovely words in a shop near me. Cannot WAIT to tell the folks around me, when I discover them, that “These lovely words belong to a FRIEND of mine.” I cannot wait! So I KNOW how excited you are, KariAnne. Congratulations!!!

  13. Image for Linda Linda

    Kari Anne, so exciting for you and for us!!! Looking forward to being able to purchase your positive vibe items in MN!!! Good luck in Atlanta at market!

  14. Image for Lou Gipson Lou Gipson

    CONGRATULATIONS! yes i yelled it in caps.. because i am so excited for you! happy! amazing! awesome!!! you rock!

  15. Image for Linda Miller Linda Miller

    I'm sitting here drinking my morning coffee with a BIG smile on my face from watching your videos and feeling your excitement. (That's a big deal since it's a very dreary Monday here!) What wonderful news and such a blessing for you. Proud of you girlfriend! Here's to an amazing 2019!

  16. Image for Jennifer Ferrell Jennifer Ferrell

    Congratulations KariAnne!!! So so happy for you my friend!!❤️❤️❤️And to state the’re hair looked fabulous in those vidoes😜👍🏻😊 Jennifer

  17. Image for Peg Peg

    Congratulations KariAnne! I simply can't wait to have a little bit of Thistlewood in my very own home!! Love, love!!! xoxoxo

  18. Image for Stephanie Stephanie

    Do you ever have to pinch yourself to see if this is a dream or is it really happening??? WOW and YAY at the same time!!! I am so excited for you. You are amazing KariAnne and you just keep on keeping on!!! I have done business with Carpentree in the past and hope to do business with them in the future. They are wonderful!! Words cannot express how excited and happy I am for you!!! Enjoy Market and wear comfortable will need them!!! Wishing you the best!!!

  19. Image for Shelly Shelly

    Great job! Your are such a sweetheart, you deserve this recognition! I pray it goes well for you, I know it will! Blessings

  20. Image for Barbara Schneider Barbara Schneider

    Rock on my Sweet Rock Star Friend! Love you! Excited for all God is bringing your way! Big Hugs and Big Congrats!

  21. Image for Debi Debi

    KariAnne, Everything is absolutely incredible!! The only left is for you to find a company to bottle you sweet enthusiasm !!!!! Everyone will want bottle 😉

  22. Image for JC at the uncommon pearl JC at the uncommon pearl

    Oh, oh, OH HAPPY DAY!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I ESPECIALLY LOVE your videos, your red lipstick, the skipping happy in your voice, and your hair.....your hair looks amazing!!! Big hugs, friend! Cant wait to see your items, in person, in a store near me!

  23. Image for Linda Andersen Linda Andersen

    Oh happy day!! Congrats girl! Such wonderful news...hope I will be able to get them up here in Michigan!!!

  24. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales


  25. Image for Leslie from Fairview Leslie from Fairview

    I love the samples of the line you included in your post. Can't wait to see the whole collection and make a purchase. Congratulations! Overflow my empty corners with joy and peace! Amen.

  26. Image for Lourdes Lourdes

    Congratulations! How exciting and what a wonderful blessing! I'm thrilled for you and can't wait to see the products! Go KarriAnne!

  27. Image for Trudy Trudy

    I'm so happy for you!!!! Congratulations KarriAnne! You are such an inspiration and now you get to share it with the world! Can't wait!

  28. Image for Julia G Julia G

    First - you sparkle even without “glitter” eyeshadow! And I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to see what’s in your line! Congratulations!!

  29. Image for Babette Babette

    Oh how exciting!! So happy for you!! Awesome products!! Congratulations 🎈🎉🎊🍾 so well deserved!! Love all your words!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💕💕💕💕

  30. Image for Laura Harrie Laura Harrie

    KariAnne, you are certainly on a rock star roll! Everyone can see how God’s hand is upon you! You continue to bless us in so many ways.

  31. Image for Janette Deans Janette Deans

    You look fabulousy sparkly, love it....LOVE the products you have shown already I hope you will have a listing on Amazon as I can't paddle over the' pond' to find a shop selling this awesome stash...wonderful news, wish you the best of

  32. Image for Carrie Carrie

    Saw the Instagram video and just absorbed all the energy you were sending!! Who isn't affected and made more happy when you have such JOY in your soul?? Thank you for being such a energetic blessing!!! Continued best wishes~this has only just begun!!

  33. Image for Cathie Cathie

    WOW!!!!!! So exciting for you! So anxious to see your product in stores near me. Blessings to you as you spread your special kind of JOY?

  34. Image for Jolyn Jolyn

    WOO-HOO!!!! Now you just need to add note cards or something with sparkly/glittery eye shadow! It's Da Bomb!

  35. Image for Alice Hanson Alice Hanson

    Oh KariAnne I’m bursting with excitement for you! I wake up with a happy heart daily! And a new adventure begins! Smiles, Alice

  36. Image for NormaJean NormaJean

    CONGRATULATIONS, Karieanne! Do you remember me telling you years ago, that you were going to make it big time! Well, I was right! So happy and excited for you! Those college educations are in the bag!!

    1. Image for Lisa Lisa

      Go girl, so very happy for you, remember helping me years ago when I first started writing? They say when you help enough people you receive what you need, congrats lovely lady xx

  37. Image for Terie Terie

    🎉🎉🎉 That is SO Exciting ! Could not happen to a better person- Can’t wait to see your product line!

  38. Image for Lisa Browning Lisa Browning

    I’m so excited! I just opened a boutique 2 months ago, and was just looking for products just like this today!! I can’t even believe it! I can’t wait to see the products and get them in y shop!!

  39. Image for Robin Robin

    Congratulations I'm so happy for you. It's so cool to see how God is blessing you. Can't wait to be one of your customers.

  40. Image for Emily Lahm Emily Lahm

    I’m in Atlanta but I dont think the public will be able to come where you are😔. Can you send me a pass or can i take you to lunch? You have to go to Mary Macs Tearoom! Will we be able to order your products on line? Love

  41. Image for Tammy Tammy

    YAY!!!!! THIS. IS. SO. EXCITING!!!! SO PERFECT for you and for the love of all things Thistlewood!! Congratulations, friend. You are AMAZING!! ☺️🥳 ... but I think you already know that. 😉❤️❤️

  42. Image for Mary Caliendo Mary Caliendo

    KariAnne I am so excited for you!!! That's fantastic and now I'm excited for me I get to buy all of that wonderful stuff!! Oh, Happy Day! Happy New great year 2019. Congratulations!

  43. Image for Heidi M Heidi M

    Congratulations, Kari! I'll look forward to getting my hands on some of these precious things... thank you for sharing your gifts so well. xo Heidi

  44. Image for Michelle Michelle

    First of all, wow, just WOW! I've shared your inspirational words already with lots and lots of people and now they'll make some amazing gifts! Can't wait to see them in stores near me :-D That's so exciting!! Congratulations!!! #sodeserving Do you know which stores yet?

  45. Image for Kimberlee Kimberlee

    Congratulations! You are such an inspiration, and I'm looking forward to seeing the entire line! Also, your hair looks so cute!!

  46. Image for Jacy Cole Jacy Cole

    That IS SO exciting Karianne!! Congratulations and all best wishes! I love your books and blog and believe you are an amazing, supportive and fun voice for us all. Thank you and best of luck in 2019!!

  47. Image for Lisa Lisa

    Amazing Kari Anne!! Congratulations - I am not surprised one single bit - you are taking the world by storm! Can't wait to see your products in person!

  48. Image for Pamela Pamela

    if you had written your own story it probably would never had this chapter. But when God writes your story....every good thing is possible. So cool.

  49. Image for Bliss Bliss

    Remember when you were working on the little house at the end of the driveway at the other house? You asked what we thought you were going to do with it, and I think my guess was it would become a little shop where you sell stuff you designed. I was off by a few years, and this is way bigger but holy cow! You've come a long way baby and I can say I knew 'ya when.

  50. Image for Beth Minger Beth Minger

    Karianne - I love your accent - ever consider doing a podcast? I'd love to actually be able to listen to your blog😘!!

  51. Image for Shonda Shonda

    What great news!! I am so happy for you (and for me...I get to own a piece of your adorable-ness!). Congratulations!

  52. Image for Michele M. (Finch Rest) Michele M. (Finch Rest)

    Awl, sweet lady - I couldn't be happier for you. Well done - and golly I can't wait to see it all! BIG CONGRATS - loved the vids - and that fabulous red lipstick. ♥ Good luck! Whoo hoo!!!!!

  53. Image for cynthia chilson finger cynthia chilson finger

    Sweet. Congrats, pretty lady!! Please keep us posted if any of your products will be available online. I've never met a journal I didn't like! This should help with those college bills ;) !! :D

  54. Image for J J

    I'm So happy for you! I have to admit this post is all I know of you, but I look forward to finding your products for gifts. Thanks for directing me.

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