I wish you could meet my sister, Whitney.

Simply put, she is amazing.

She knows every line to every Seinfeld episode ever written.  She has run a marathon without breaking a sweat (okay…..maybe she huffed and puffed a time or two), adopted a dog refugee from Hurricane Katrina and left home to star in an off-Broadway play.  She makes lampshades out of old photography slides and boxes out of record albums and covers soap with felted wool and occasionally creates an embroidered tray or two.

So when Whitney called me to ask me to pin where I walk…..

                      ….who was I to argue with this Seinfeld-loving-soap-making-lamp-shade-creator sister of mine?



Here’s where I walk.

On a gravel path down by the lake near the rocks and the beach.

With the sailboat marina in the distance and tiny little fishing boats dotting the horizon.

And my playlist set to “I Would Walk 500 Miles.”

With super cute pink tennis shoes.



So we salute you, Whitney, my pink tennis shoes and I.

And your Walk It. Pin It. Win It. contest.

I’m happy to participate.

I just have one quick question.



Do I get extra credit if I walk with lipstick on ? 🙂


PS  Here are the details on Whitney’s contest (she’s the Digital Communications Director for a division of The American Heart Association).

PPS  Let me know if you take a picture!  I would love to pin them to my Walking Inspiration Pinterest Board.

PPPS  I Instgramed these photos.  I truly heart Instagram, but I think I’m saving my infatuation for another post.


Walk It. Pin It. Win It.


In honor of National Walking Day (April 4, 2012), we’re launching a contest on our Pinterest page.  All you have to do is pin a photo of where you walk and you’ll be entered for a random drawing as a chance to win one of five iPod Shuffles and a $25 iTunes Gift Card. Need more info?  Follow the directions below.  Want to know more about National Walking Day or get tips and info for your health?  Find your local Facebook page here: www.heart.org/swaonline or follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/heart_south.

Contest Guidelines

1.       Take a walk and snap a pic of your favorite path. 

2.       Pin it on your Pinterest account and add #walkit in the description.  Then tweet us your username @heartsouth or leave a comment on the contest post on our blog (www.swavolunteer.blogspot.com) and we’ll find you and re-pin it to our Walk It board.

3.       You’ll be eligible to win one of five prize packages (iPod Shuffle-4th generation and a $25 iTunes gift card to buy some new walking tunes!).

4.       Contest runs 4/4/12 – 4/25/12, winners selected in a random drawing.

Don’t know where to walk?  Check our walking paths app to find a path in your area: http://www.startwalkingnow.org. All entries must be uploaded by Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11:59pm EST. Happy Pinning!


  1. Image for Lorraine Lorraine

    What a fun idea. I rarely can find time to walk and I deleted my Pinterest {sigh} BUT that doesn't mean I don't think it's GREAT! Hope you get lots of entries! Blessings, Lorraine

  2. Image for cassie cassie

    i wish i had twitter so i could do this! i walk most mornings up a hill that leads to calves, cows, moss covered rocks and small waterfalls, and an old log house. it's gorgeous!

  3. Image for shirley@housepitalitydesigns shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    What a great idea...so I guess I need to get my walking crocs (yes, walking crocs) on with camera in hand...Now...does it matter what shade of lipstick we wear?.....Do we get extra points for extra glossy lipstick?.... If I had a gorgeous shoreline as yours to walk around..I think I would be like Forest Gump...just keep running, and running, and running...

  4. Image for Anne Presley Anne Presley

    What a wonderful shout out to your sister- I know she appreciates the compliments as well as the promo of the walking day. What a great idea and what fun to see where your pink sneakers have taken you as well as soon many. I know in her heart she wishes she was walking the Camino de Santiago. Maybe we could help make that happen - dreams in pink sneakers!!

  5. Image for Mary Mary

    what? a contest i could enter!?!?! better yet, WIN!? hmmmm...this may be divine intervention as i just told my hubby last night that i wanted an ipod to run with. and now i totally can't stop singing that song. "when i wake up, yeah i know i'm gonna be, i'm gonna be....." hahaha!

  6. Image for Anne Anne

    I can't join in the fun, but I can show you where I walk http://designdreamsbyanne.blogspot.ca/2011/05/day-in-life.html xox I think you and your sister are equally talented, well maybe you have the edge since I have it on good authority that the pompom pillow is AMAZING. :)

  7. Image for Linda @ it all started with paint Linda @ it all started with paint

    Does walking the daughter to school in the morning and walking her back home each day count? And I have the movie star shades, but am more of a lip gloss gal ... And now I have to get my Twitter account up .. Oh,, and your hair looks marvelous! Hope you gave your hairdresser a big old tip! :) Linda

  8. Image for Bliss Bliss

    You get extra credit with me for wearing lipstick while you walk, and even more points for taking a picture to show us of said lips. Ask sister Whitney what she would do with a whole bunch of old 45 records. ~Bliss~

  9. Image for Erin of Salvaged Whimsy Erin of Salvaged Whimsy

    You win extra credit for wearing lipstick this year - I love makeup (though haven't seen much of the stuff since having kids), but never found a lipstick that I like on me. I was scrolling down, just anticipating the site of your pink shoes....and I finished reading the post in complete angst. Okay, maybe not angst, but no sense of closure. sniff, sniff. :) Love the updated blog...I came over to re-follow, only to find out that I already follow you. But I did grab a "real" button. I had made one up for my "favorite blogs" page from your old header....off to update.

  10. Image for Whitney Whitney

    Kari Rocks! Thanks for the shout-out. And yes, you get total extra credit for wearing the lipstick...and MAC or Revlon or Cover Girl or whoever made it gets credit for it staying on during the work-out. I think you have a new career in testing make-up for its long-lasting abilities! Thank you to all who enter - I appreciate your support and hope that it encourages you to get out there and walk. It's the easiest way to get the whole family moving...and yes, walking your daughter to school and back totally counts! By walking just 30 minutes a day, you reduce your risk for heart disease.

  11. Image for Lisa@budgetdesigngirl.blogspot.com Lisa@budgetdesigngirl.blogspot.com

    DAH-LING....You looook maahhvelous! Love the lipstick! (I never leave home without it!) Love that song, and I am a little jeal of the pink tennies! Seriously, what a beautiful spot to walk! Once the sun comes back out this week here in Cali, I am going to Pin my walk, and enter! You have inspired me to find the prettiest part of my path. Have a great day my lipstick twin! xo -Lisa

  12. Image for Mandy@Cre8iveMotives Mandy@Cre8iveMotives

    What a beautiful place to walk...breath taking is what comes to mind when I see this pic. Love your signature red lipstick Karianne, If anyone can pull it off, it's you! Well you and Gwen Stefani, that is : )

  13. Image for Jo-Anne Jo-Anne

    What a wonderful place to walk and I love that song I would walk 500 miles.and that lipstick looks cool I am someone who likes to wear lippy............

  14. Image for Angie Angie

    Now I've got that song stuck in my head. Thanks a lot! That looks like a great place to walk. I'm inspired to get back into my walking routine again. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a great weekend. Angie

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