Just in case you were wondering if my house is still decorated for Christmas….

… is.

Just in case you were wondering if I was wandering the aisles of Wal-Mart yesterday trying to find pine room scents when all they had was wild berry and spring orchid….

...I was.

I’m up to my eyeballs in stockings and advent calendars and pine cones and driftwood snowflakes…..

….because bhg is coming to town next week.

Can I just tell you how much I love typing that sentence?

And just randomly….casually….dropping it into a blog post. 🙂


Is it wrong to be so excited that you wish you knew how to do a round-off back flip with a Christmas wreath on your head….

….just to greet them when they arrive?


But the other part of my brain that’s not Christmas decorating… organizing.

I mean….it’s January after all.

So in case you are in an organizing mood here’s a fun little project that takes about 5 seconds….

….but will make you smile for days. 🙂


How to Make a Clock Clip-on Organizer


round wooden discs

medium size clothespins

hot glue

clock printables (you can get them here)


Step 1:  Print off clock faces

My sweet friend Andrea fromThe Cottage Market created these clock faces.

They come in four sizes…..and you can print all four from her website….here.

I used the medium size clock faces.

Print them off on white card stock and then cut out the clock faces.


Step 2:  Glue to wooden discs

Flip over the cut out clock faces and hot glue to wooden discs.

The wooden disc should be slightly smaller than the clock face.


Step 3:  Hot glue clothes pin to wooden disc

Totally self-explanatory step.


Make sure your clock faces have the 12 at the top when you glue.

Much more user friendly.


Here they are in action.

I clipped them to the top of file folders to help organize my day a little better.


And in the middle of deciding that I was ready to stop Christmas decorating and start organizing….I paused for a moment to wonder why they don’t make phones like that any more….

….the cord is so cute. 🙂

Joss and Main

PS  My Joss and Main sale just went live.

It’s all farmhousey and chippy and distressed and everything that makes a house into a home.

You can check it out here. 🙂

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  1. Image for Christine Christine

    Karianne, BHG - wow -Wow - WOW!!!!!! It's all so exciting!! I for one can not wait to see the completed feature. WOW!!! You must be awake all night brain-storming. I would not be able to sleep at all. Iknow you will do a fantastic job as always! So cute how you put two lil ottomans on each side of a table, instead of a coffee table. Brilliant

  2. Image for Marisa Franca Marisa Franca

    For BHG you need a sparkly tiara with a jeweled scepter that you carry and you can gently touch the heads and shoulders of the peeps you deem worthy of your fabulousness!! WOW!! Can't wait to hear all about it. BYW that clock idea is adorable.

  3. Image for gina gina

    Can you believe I sold our old black rotary phone at a garage sale years ago?! Can you believe you're going to be featured in a major magazine?! I can!!!

  4. Image for Stephanie Cchristian Stephanie Cchristian

    Congratulations! Can't wait to see the issue. I couldn't resist making a few purchases in your Joss and Main collection on this snowed-in day. Thanks for bringing your inspirations there; looking forward to their arrival.

  5. Image for Bliss Bliss

    I'm not in the mood to organize and you can't make me, or to have bhg stop in - so don't give them my name. Maybe by June I will be ready for both. Or maybe not.

  6. Image for Sharon H Sharon H

    Congratulations, Miz karianne! Wow, bhg AND Josh and Main......! You go girl....I know you're having so much fun! And so much stress! But hey, stress sometimes IS fun, right? LOL I am happy for you. You deserve it.

  7. Image for Linda Southworth Linda Southworth

    CONGRATS!!!! I received a Joss and Maine email this morning presenting the Curator Edition of Thistlewood Farms. Hey, I know her! Your items are definitely you. Wishing you much success.

  8. Image for Joanne Joanne

    Karianne, I am so happy for you. I love your home and your funny posts. You are a wonderful cheerleader. congratulations!

  9. Image for jan jan

    I am so excited for you!! I think I'll do a round off back flip for you. NOT! I'd be rounding off something if I tried that and it wouldn't be pretty. ;)

  10. Image for Regina Merrick Regina Merrick

    I can not WAIT to see the BHG spread! Whoo-hoo!!! And I totally get that you have organizing on your mind. After all, you've been looking at your Christmas decorations for HOW LONG? :) Totally worth it. Stay warm!!!

  11. Image for Shannon Shannon

    I'm so proud of you!!!! That is amazing news!!!! A magazine....can you even top that??? I wish all your readers could be there just like on extreme home makeover... And we could all yell...." Move that bus!!!" I love the old barn picture in your Joss and Main. I grew up playing in big old barns... Over the years I have gone out and just photographed old barns because I love them so much!!! My kids laugh and make fun because I want to buy a barn....oh.. And we live in the city. I'm just extremely excited for you, and if you wrote a book...... I would totally buy it. BHG tomorrow ????? Lol...have FUN and don't be nervous.... Because we all know you are a Rockstar!!!!

  12. Image for Winnie Winnie

    What's up with the Joss & Main website? You can't shop without signing up?!?!?! Seems a bit counter-intuitive to me! Sorry, KariAnne, but this doesn't work for me!

  13. Image for Karen Karen

    I can't wait to see you in BHG! I received an email from Joss & Main last evening. I smiled when I opened it and saw your smiling, sweet little self! Your collection is beautiful! Happy New Year to You and Yours!

  14. Image for Mary B Mary B

    Yea you! When I opened my email this morning and saw the header on the Joss & Main email I was like hey I know her! Awesome collection BTW. So very happy about bhg visiting you. I'll be looking for the article. Last but not least I am still 3/4 decorated for Christmas all my village's are still us and lots of other stuff to. Oh well maybe by Valentine's day I'll undecorate.

  15. Image for jane jane

    I hear you on those back flips!! I know they are going to love your home. It must be for next Christmas, right? I like these clip ons, so cute! And I saw your pieces on Joss & Main this morning and have completely redone my house over (in my head of course!). Love their prices! :) XO, Jane

  16. Image for Sally Sally

    BHG???? For reals? For crying out loud. Where have they BEEN????? *wink wink -- and do they have any idea what they've been MISSING????? Can't wait to hear more about it! xo ~Sally

  17. Image for Kris Kris

    Weren't you the same one nobody noticed at first at the blogging conference? They missed your brilliance--poor them! But, um, a li'l ole magazine called BHG didn't!

  18. Image for Betsy@coastal-colors Betsy@coastal-colors

    Congrats on BHG coming for a visit; that's fabulous news! I also love the Joss and Main event! I saw so many pretty items! The clock face pins are so cute! You're one busy girl! I'm soooo- excited for you!

  19. Image for Jill Wendt Jill Wendt

    KariAnne, Your Joss and Main event is fabulous. I am loving the blue and white buffalo check pillows! have BHG at your door photographing your home. How wonderful is that! I am so happy for you and YOU DESERVE IT!

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

    I have my Christmas decorations up still, too, but I'm not planning a magazine shoot! And when I started reading your blog post I thought, "Oh good, it's not just me!" and then you mentioned BHG and I remembered and I thought oh--it IS just me :) But I put 700 bulbs in the garden this month and I have been out there every day pruning the trees and grapes and I can't work fast enough; it is so warm that the apple is leafing out and the apricots are threatening to open their buds and I haven't sprayed them yet! So the wreaths and the tree and the advent calendar (which I forgot about until you mentioned it) can wait a little longer, because SPRING is coming!

  21. Image for Debbie @Dewdrop Gables Debbie @Dewdrop Gables

    What a neat idea! I love it, I don't have anywhere to use them but I can look around and see if I can create a spot. I think this is a great way to organize 'things'. Thanks for the inspiration! Debbie :)

  22. Image for Sharon Sharon

    Congrats on the BHG feature!! And the clock clips are adorable. The round off back flip with wreath on your head...LOL! How do you think up this stuff??

  23. Image for Jessica @ GG&G Jessica @ GG&G

    #1- TOTALLY excited that BHG is coming. You deserve it! #2- MORE excited to see your Christmas decor NEXT Christmas when it's in the magazine. #3- We just bought some apple cinnamon/pine scented Glade candles on clearance at Target. I wish we could send them to you!!!!!! Have a fabulous day, lovely!

  24. Image for BrocanteuseRose BrocanteuseRose

    Hehehe, I know the tip to have the 12 at the top when gluing was just for me! I would definitely glue it wonky if it wasn't for that tip. :) Of course I am a little wonky, but one tries (very hard) not to flaunt the fact too often. :)

  25. Image for Melanie LaDue Melanie LaDue

    I LOVE this.... and I totally love antique phones. This is a darling project! I'd love for you to come link up at Skip The Housework Saturday, live now!

  26. Image for Sammi Jo Sammi Jo

    YOU GO GIRL!!! I am very happy for you BHG, Joss and Main, but I must say I am a little jealous... :-) Congratulations you totally deserve it! I love everything you do and I am so glad that I accidently found you last Christmas....and can't wait till next Christmas to see your magazine layout! You are living proof that hard work does pay off.....

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