Oh, good.

Me, too.

As if my birthday wasn’t already amazing enough.

As if I didn’t have breakfast in bed and tons of birthday wishes from all of you and a package with the cutest earrings from Anthropologie from the cutest husband with twinkling eyes and a SURPRISE party at the end of the day.

As if I didn’t get the cutest hand-drawn birthday card from my niece with me wearing earrings and a crown.


Because Barnes and Noble?  You know them.  The awesome, incredible, creative book store?

They have my new book, The DIY Style Finder, on sale today for pre-order for 50% OFF.

That’s right.

To celebrate my birthday week, for the NEXT 24 hours, the book is on sale for HALF-OFF.


As if half-off my book wasn’t already amazing enough, I wanted to make today EVEN BETTER.

So if you pre-order today, I’m giving away some of my favorite things.

Here’s me and the book and an excited look on my face.

I’m literally laughing out loud (and wearing leopard heels).

Because today is all about 50% off books and finding your style.

How to find your style is one of the questions I get asked most here on the blog.  And when I first got those questions I tried to answer with encouragement as in decorate with what you love and decorate with your heart and you’ll find your style.  It’s a good answer.  It’s inspirational.  It sounds good on a dish towel.  But truth?

It’s not really that helpful.

People would write back to my answer and say things like.

Thanks for writing back.  Great answer.  Awesome inspiration.  Amazing insight. 


How do I know?

How can I tell?

What if I like some of this style and some of that style?

I tried to answer the best I could.

I would ask them questions and show them pictures and discuss different styles and what they looked like and try to help give them a name to what their style was.

We’d work together until they had an idea of their individual style.  Sometimes it was mostly one style, like farmhouse.  Or sometimes it was coasacontemaditional or farmacoastalrary or some other combination thereof.

And along the way, I discovered something important.

I love helping people find their style.

It’s one of my favorite things ever.

And so?

I wrote a book.

It’s called The DIY Style Finder.

I can’t WAIT for you to read it.


Here’s the idea behind this wonderful, beautiful, amazing four-color decorating book.

It starts with a quiz to determine your style.

My style for this book?


We went up to Cape Cod and photographed my family’s beach house.

Here’s a sneak peek at the dining room.

There are pages and pages of decorating inspiration.

And tips.

And hints.

And stories.

And DIY’s.

The book releases on March 5 and it’s available for pre-order today.

You can pre-order it here for 50% OFF.

And if you pre-order the book by March 4?



I know, right?

Two books for the price of one.

You can pre-order the book here for 50% off and get the planner and be entered in the giveaway, too.

After you pre-order, enter your information below for a chance to win.

You got this friend.

You are amazing.

You are one-of-kind.

You are a ROCK STAR.

And I can’t WAIT to decorate together.

PS  Thank you for making my birthday extra special, too. 🙂

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



    Darn-ordered it a while ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad you had a fabulous birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Image for Joey Jennings Joey Jennings

    Congrats on your book!! Cutest pic of you and your husband. I'm unclear as to what the giveaway actually is lol. In the email newsletter, "my favorite things " is hyperlinked, but it just brings me to this post lol and I don't see any giveaway rules. Thanks in advance. Been a fan of yours for many years!!

    1. Image for Betsy Betsy

      Apparently someone tried to hack my Barnes & Nobel account and I had call customer service to resubmit my order 3 times to straighten it out! Hopefully it went through the 3rd time!!!

  3. Image for Elaine Elaine

    I preordered a while ago when you had a similar offer. When will I receive the planner? BTW--Love reading your blog and looking at your decor. You never cease to make me smile :)

  4. Image for Gee Singh Newbanks Gee Singh Newbanks

    Happy Birthday Beautiful ❣ Ordering the book was on my to do for today. And I got half off, whaatttt?

  5. Image for Carol Carol

    Happy Birthday KariAnne, and congratulations on the DIY Style Finder! Is your generous offer available through any book dealers in Canada? As an American living in Ontario I would love to order the book and the DIY Home Planner and enter the Flash Give Away contest!

  6. Image for Nancy Nancy

    So happy you had a great birthday; you always bring a smile, some happy and meaningful thoughts, along with a little sunshine into our days, so you deserve the same! I gave my first copy of the DIY Planner to my daughter, so look forward to having one of my own along with your new book. Thank you for the offer and thank you for making our days just a little bit brighter.

  7. Image for Teresa Teresa

    Doing my happy dance got it for 1/2 off today. .Can’t wait !! I know it will be as good and helpful as your other books ❤️

  8. Image for Rita Rita

    Karianne, I ordered your book today and am excited to get it. Wishing you a very happy belated birthday. I was born in McKinney and hope to meet you in person one of these days when I am back there!

  9. Image for Sandy Sandy

    Happy, Happy Birthday Miss Rock Star! Preordered your book and waiting for it and all the extras you were giving us a month or two ago.

  10. Image for Leslie from Fairview Leslie from Fairview

    Happy Belated Birthday. Sounds like it was beyond happy! I ordered your book for my daughter and can hardly wait to give it to her. The planner will be a perfect add-on.

  11. Image for Anita Anita

    Happy Birthday!! Just ordered your book! Thank you for writing it and for the free give away. You are awesome. Can't wait to get it. It comes out on my birthday so it's my Happy Birthday present to me!

  12. Image for Kim Saint Kim Saint

    HAPPIEST of birthday weeks! Birthday weeks are way more fun than just one day to celebrate, right? I CAN NOT WAIT to receive your book. Just ordered it because I truly need help!! Serious help. My problem is: I like TOO MANY styles. French Country, Farmhouse, Southern Farmhouse, Cottage, Rustic,, and more, OH MY! 😉My husband and I are about to paint the main living areas of our home, and I’m going to redecorate. New furniture and all. YAY! But I’m overwhelmed and a little frightened. You and your lovely book couldn’t come into my life at a better time! 💜

  13. Image for Shelia P. Shelia P.

    Hi Karianne, Happy Birthday!🎂🎈🎊. I’m so happy for you! 😁! I ordered your book awhile back when it first came out for pre-order. I cant wait to get it and the signed planner! Girl, I need all the decorating help I can get! I definitely need to find my decorating style. I like a little bit of everything! But you can’t really decorate with every style because it gets so visually confusing, lol! Is there such a style as casual with a touch of elegance ,coastal French farmhouse? LOL! And I still love other styles too! Ugh... I think I’m a hopeless case. Sigh.... I hope your book can help me. I’m betting it can! Anyway Happy Birthday again and congratulations on the book. I’m so proud of you! You go get ‘em girlfriend! You’re running with the big dogs now! 😉. I wish you all the best, you deserve it. Have a great birthday weekend! 😊

  14. Image for Rebecca Rebecca

    Could somebody please tell me what the confirmation number is? I don’t have a clue. I’ve ordered the book already. Is it the confirmation for the order? Thanks

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