Truth?

Decorating can be a little overwhelming.

I get.

I understand.

I’ve stood in my kitchen surrounded by paint colors that were all so close and wanted to cry.  I’ve stared at blank walls without anything on them and blinked dozens of times, hoping someone else had an idea of what to put there.  I’ve followed trends and decorated my house with giant yellow couches covered with blue and red flowers.  I’ve planned and re-planned and designed and re-designed over and over and over again.

I’ve made more decorating mistakes than anyone else I know.

But in the middle of all that mistaking, I figured out one of the most important truths about decorating.

….and discovered something amazing along the way.

My house is loved, but it isn’t perfect.  Not even close.  But here’s the thing…

…neither am I.

It took me a long time to figure out how to embrace the me that I am.

I spent years trying to have the perfect house and the perfect me.  I wasted so much time comparing my beginning to someone else’s ending.  I looked at the green grass on the other side of the decorating fence and felt like my house was inadequate—like my house was never going to be good enough.  I wanted to click my ruby red slippers together and transform my home and myself into someone taller and skinnier with perfect hair who could rock a prairie skirt, concho belt and Lee Press-On Nails.

And then?  One day I stopped comparing.  I stopped hoping and wishing and planning and dreaming for something I wasn’t and embraced the me that had been there all along.  The me that was created by an incredible, amazing, awe-inspiring God who designed me with a plan and a purpose.  I’m imperfect and distressed and worn around the edges with flaws and weaknesses and I’m a sinner saved by grace.  Every detail.  Every line.  Every flaw.

Every imperfection.

This is my prayer for you with this planner.  I want it to inspire you.  I want it to spark ideas.  I want it to encourage you and uplift you and give you the tools you need to plan and design and decorate and create a space you love.

Your home is one-of-a-kind.

Your home is loved.

Your home is a reflection of who you are.

And you, my friend, are perfect.

Just the way you are.

The DIY (Decorate It Yourself) Planner is full of inspiration and sassy decorating advice and charts and graphs and DIY projects and 16 pages of extras (including amazing framable art) in the back.

And there are pockets.

I’d love to walk next to you on your decorating journey.  I’d love to help you pick paint colors and plan your spaces and design window treatments and choose your flooring and accessorize your spaces.

And the best part?

If you pre-order the planner before March 6….

….THERE’S AN ENTIRE VIDEO COURSE THAT COMES WITH IT FOR FREE.

Eight videos that we filmed at the house where I show you behind the scenes tips and extra projects and step-by-step DIY’s.

I know, right?  I’m as excited as you.

Are you ready?

Are you set?

Want to decorate with confidence?

Oh, good.

Me, too. 🙂

You can pre-order your planner here.

And then just put your order number in here and the videos will be delivered to your inbox on March, 6.

Happy decorating. 🙂

 

Comments

  1. Image for Karen Robbins Karen Robbins

    I love your blog and have from the first posting I read. I look forward to each one. It is like talking to a friend. I have ordered your new book and expect it in the mail any day now. From your description it sounds just like what I need. So many things you have expressed describe how I have felt many times. I look forward to all of your upcoming ideas. Don't change a thing!

  2. Image for Gloria Gloria

    Just received my preorder from Amazon. It is fabulous! How do I sign up for the class? Congratulations on creating a great tool!

  3. Image for Cindy Zook Cindy Zook

    I purchased 3 books through Amazon and received them yesterday. Will we be able to access the class with the Amazon order number? Thanks, and we love your new home! So exciting all that has occurred in your lives!

  4. Image for Terri Terri

    Done!! And Done!!! I had to go back and look up that handy dandy order # over at Amazon... since I am already enjoying the DIY Planner!!! So excited to "Watch" with you ... and learn a BUNCH !!! I had to laugh over your remarks about standing and staring at blank walls... because I do that so much !!!!

  5. Image for Sue Sue

    I just got mine! Having to discipline myself to keep from stopping essentials to dig right in. ORDER # 112-8319592-9385829

  6. Image for Kathi Kathi

    I thought mine was on the way and then it got pulled back! I figured it was because of the March release date. So sad it is not here yet as I meet with kitchen / bath designer next week and the contractor. Frowns face. But I am sure it will be lovely when it arrives. I did get registered for the class. Looking forward to it so much. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.

  7. Image for Kathleen Kathleen

    I’ve had mine for awhile, too ~ i pre-ordered ages ago! I love this book ~ it’s spilling over with the most wonderful content! I’m going to find my order nunber, too! What a great extra surprise!!! Hugs, as always!

  8. Image for Bonnie Bonnie

    KariAnne, I just loved reading the encouraging statements about how each one of us is so unique and what a wonderful God that we have who loves us individually the way that we are and the way that He made us. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Image for Joy Pinkerton Joy Pinkerton

    I signed up to preview your new book and was so excited to receive it but have not heard anything further in regards to input or whatever. Is there a breakdown somewhere? ;)

  10. Image for Mary from Life at Bella Terra Mary from Life at Bella Terra

    I just pre-ordered your planner. Since I am WAY older than you, I have become very comfortable with my style.....whether it's "in" or not. I always think you can't go wrong with classic. However, you are the one who gave me the confidence to start my blog, so I would imagine I will learn something new through your planner. Plus friends support friends. Really impressed with your ability to do so much, with grace and humor.

  11. Image for Donna Donna

    I just got my book today. My paint has been purchased and I am ready to get this done......I have big plans! Keep your fingers crossed 👍💕🙏

  12. Image for Mary Mary

    I have mine, and I signed up for up for the video series and can't wait! I have followed you almost from the beginning and loved everything about your house and your stories. I so wish you could walk with me!

  13. Image for Paula Paula

    I got mine in the mail yesterday from amazon and I love it Cant wait to get all me fabric samples in and paint colors. I love all your decorating ideas, and blog . I have your book So close to amazing. I will have to look up my order number from amazon. Thanks Paula

  14. Image for Chris Salek Chris Salek

    This is a great idea ! I enjoy your blog and honesty. On a completely different subject-just started binge watching Podark ( I only allow myself one episode a day) LOVE !!!

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  16. Image for MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!)

    KariAnne, I ordered my book from Amazon.com on February 12th and just signed up tonight for your video and gave you my order number. I am really looking forward to getting my book! Your latest book is just full of such helpful information. Can't thank you enough for all you do for us. I love reading your posts! Enjoy your book signings! I'm sure it will be a fun time for all those gals in Texas to be able to come and say "hello" and meet you! Sure wish we were down south this winter -- like we ususally are -- as I would definitely be at one of the places! I look forward to meeting you one day! Blessings to you, KariAnne! Have a blessed week!

  17. Image for Lara Biles Lara Biles

    KariAnne, I just purchased copies of your new book...one for me and one for my sister. I am so excited to get them! How do I get the videos? I can't seem to make my order number work. I love your blog...I feel like I know you personally. Thank you for sharing yourself with us.

  18. Image for Mir Mir

    I ordered the book already and was a little confused about entering the code ... I'll try again. Hopefully, I was just not paying the right attention to the directions. :)

  19. Image for Sandy Sandy

    I ordered mine after the deadline...I didn’t know..hopefully you will have something for us too. Thank you KariAnne!!

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