So first I remodeled my bathroom.

Then I handed out dental hygiene advice.

Then I got some unsolicited advice from a few helpful commenters.

Followed by an outpouring of incredible support from some wonderful bloggers like you.

Which gave me enough courage to enter this.

Which is how I ended up with this……

I am so EXCITED!

Me?  Really?

I want to laugh.

I want to cry.

I want to scream it from the rooftops and sing “God bless America” while playing a banjo with my toes all at the same time.

Please stop over to WhisperWood Cottage to check out all of the finalists.  You won’t believe the talent.  It’s a little intimidating.

Well….maybe more than a little intimidating.


Now I know how the actresses in the best actress category with Meryl Streep feel.

“It was an honor just being nominated.”  🙂

But just in case…..

……I’m crossing my fingers and banjo-playing toes.

PS  Stop by tomorrow and check out a project I made with….

….this painted cardboard alphabet.

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  1. Image for Laura Laura

    Congratulations. If I could cross all my toes for you I would. You deserve it. Your bathroom is wonderful and as my daughter would say, those people who said those negative things are just a bunch of stinky heads. hugs, Laura

  2. Image for Beverly Beverly

    Karianne, you should be a shoe-in to win. We all know that you are wonderful, talented, fun and ... well I would say humble, but there was that self-declared winner of the Christmas give thing. Ha. ♥ roflol You go, girl.♥♥♥

  3. Image for shirley@housepitalitydesigns shirley@housepitalitydesigns have my vote (only wish I were the judge!)....just by being in the top 12, you are a winner!!...So, be on the lookout, Derek may be knocking on your door!

  4. Image for nana nana

    Congratulations on being recognized for your "eye" and "vision". But really -you already knew it was beautiful - beauty is truly in eye of the beholder. Hope you come out on top- you are a winner in my book.

  5. Image for cassie cassie

    so so awesome, karianne! and so deserved! this bathroom is amazing! and i have one more thing to say.... TAKE THAT to all you negative nelly commenters!!! :)

  6. Image for kelly kelly

    Congrats to you! This is very well deserved and it should make you feel better after some of the negative comments that you received on your original post. Guess they didn't know what they were taling about! Ha! Hope you win!

  7. Image for Bliss Bliss

    Maybe for the next magazine challenge I'll be doing YOUR bathroom huh? Take a photo of the toe banjo playing, that could be worth something in the right circles too. ~Bliss~

  8. Image for "Auntie" sezzzzzz... "Auntie" sezzzzzz...

    As to those *ouchie* comments, you certainly handled them in the wisest of ways. Let 'em disagree.... And we keep right on, doing as we choose to do. YES!!! "Successful marriage is leading innovative lives together, being open, non-programed. It's a free fall: how you handle each new thing as it comes along." ~Joseph Campbell

  9. Image for "Auntie" sezzzzzz... "Auntie" sezzzzzz...

    CONGRATULATIONS to you, my Dear!!! And I love and got a chuckle out of, your Brush and Floss signs!!!!!!! Precious. Such inventiveness you posses. 'Tis the vision which crafting people have, which is even more amazing to me, than the finished crafts!!!!! The glorious ability to envision something, and then, bring it into being!!!!! Ammmmmmmmazing!!! "Successful marriage is leading innovative lives together, being open, non-programed. It's a free fall: how you handle each new thing as it comes along." ~Joseph Campbell

  10. Image for Cindy Cindy

    Dearest Karianne, You are truly funny!!! You make me laugh, playing a banjo with your toes, eh? I can just imagine what that looks like! Congratulations, you deserve it, you are a VERY GOOD decorator and so very, very creative. I would love some of that gorgeous creativity. Have a wonderful day~ Cindy

  11. Image for GinaE GinaE

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!! You so deserve it. That bathroom make over is beautiful!! I'll be so happy for you WHEN you win. Hugs to you!

  12. Image for dee dee dee dee

    Jumpin Up and down for you my friend! Holding my breath....... (ok not really... just the kind of fake holding when kids close their mouth and breath in and out the nose!) Very pround of you! Dee Dee

  13. Image for Jillian Jillian

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME!! You are sure to win! I love the bathroom redo! I am also sooo very honored to be in the same "class" as so many of you. Good Luck!! (Thank you for your very sweet comment too;-)

  14. Image for Diane Diane

    Congratulations! This is awesome! Just to get this far is such an honor, I sure hope you win. If I were choosing, I would definitely pick you!

  15. Image for Mrs. C Mrs. C

    Found your blog through Mrs. B's blog, where you had commented. Have only read a few posts here, and I'm hooked! Love your wit and style! I'll be back! Mrs. C

  16. Image for laurie@heavenswalk laurie@heavenswalk

    Congratulations, Karianne!! You so deserve this nomination, girlie! See? You've just got to kick those "unsolicited advice" to the curb and forget about them. They don't mean a thing. lol! You rock, you creative thing, you! :) xoxo laurie

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