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Today I’m trying something a little different.

A little scary.

A little random.

I spent yesterday taping a podcast.

I know, right?  A podcast?  A little totally out of left field.

I was speaking last week in Virginia and talking decorating and telling stories to the most wonderful group of ladies.  One of the ladies reads my blog and she told me she loved reading the stories online, but hearing me tell them gave another dimension…

….and she suggested I tape a podcast for all of you to listen to.

wooden bowl with flowers

So I thought about it all the way home from Virginia and then I came home and did a little research and figured it out and bought a headset and sat in front of my laptop and taped one.

Here’s the disclaimer, though.

It’s a little rough.

There’s no intro.  There’s no editing.  There’s no script.  There’s not one fancy thing about this entire podcast.


It’s just me and a microphone.

Sharing my heart.


I’m a little nervous for you to listen and hope you don’t think it’s silly and fingers crossed you like it (because if you do, I may tape another).

Just click on the button below to listen or you can click here.

PS  If I tape another I’d love to add a few questions to the next podcast.

If you have any questions or anything you want me to talk about just leave it in the comments.

PPS  Thank you for listening. 🙂

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  1. Image for Wendy Wendy

    Love you Karianne! Love hearing your sweet voice again. Your stories really are sweeter in your voice. Miss you. Love the podcast. Well done, keep doing these, awesome. Love you girl, xoxo Wendy @

  2. Image for Lisa H Lisa H

    That was awesome ? I have always believed in having the things you love and that make you smile around you it never goes out of style ? loved the first podcast look forward to more. Love the accent so cute!! Have a great day it's 10:47pm here in Tasmania Australia so night from me.

  3. Image for Sharon H Sharon H

    Wow, that was did great! So nice to hear your voice and I look forward to more. And by the way I love that story about your Dad, Miz karianne. Blessings to my favorite rock star....have a great day, little one.

  4. Image for Diane Diane

    Yea! You did glad you talked about decorating with what you love. What has put me over the edge are real estate agents who come in your house when you are thinking about selling,and tell you to practically strip it of everything and make it "clean". A friend had to put her things in storage and now her house is echoing. Also was told to remove a small wooden cross because it may offend buyers....really?? Happily, she refused.

    1. Image for Janet Janet

      Yes, realtors suggestions can really leave you scratching your head. We were told to trim our shrubs into a squared off shape because it was more contemporary!

  5. Image for Cheri Cheri

    Thank you for you! Just love hearing you talk to us. You will need to share a pic of your super cute headset with us! Look forward to hearing from you again.

  6. Image for Karen Ploransky Karen Ploransky

    Oh Karianne, what a beautiful and touching story. Telling it in your sweet voice and hearing the love in your voice makes it more of a treasure. I could listen to you all day! I see lots more podcasts and (would love videos) in your future. You have inspired me from day one, your encouragement has set me on this blogging path and, even though its hard work , I love it. Whenever I get frustrated I go back to your blog and read one of you posts and it always lifts me up and inspires. You are an amazing storyteller and the way you weave your family stories into blog posts is magical. Congrats on your first podcast Rock Star! Karen at The Nested Design Company (formerly the decorated nest)

  7. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    I loved your first podcast! BUT!!!! I want to know the color of your headset and outfit. Is is red to match your lipstick? I can't see you in pumpkin orange :-( I know I"m nosey but since you mentioned it twice -- I have to know :-) Now, I want you to know you did spread joy, although I did tear up when your dad's tree died. I enjoy listening to you talk - I start smiling right away. And you are the rock star -- looking forward to podcast 2. Sending hugs!!

  8. Image for Cheryl Cheryl

    Yes! Yes! More podcasts! It was so nice to hear your voice. ? You had me all teary eyed with your story. You have a gift of telling stories and sharing from your heart. I just love that you share it with us. So, you say that you had the cutest headset that matched....I just want to know were you rocking the red lipstick too? ?

  9. Image for Mercy Mercy

    Marianne-- NICE JOB!!! I think you give us an idea of what you'd be like in person! I'll be listening next time with coffee and color swatches! Congratulations!

  10. Image for Lynn in Florida Lynn in Florida

    Well, just when I thought I couldn't love you anymore......your sweet voice does indeed make you that much more special! Karianne, like no one else in the blogging world, you bring little rays of sunshine to my life each day! Your spirit, your loving heart, and all that you are makes this world a better place...your daddy's halo topped tam-o-shanter is bouncing around, as he dances and beams with pride for his sweet Karianne, I am quite certain! Love and blessings!

  11. Image for Teresa Teresa

    You sound just like I imagined sweetness and light.You bring joy to my other wise boring life .I share your blog with my BFF of 52 years and we both laugh and talk about your stories and love all your ideas and your home you share with us.Love this podcast just keep them coming!

  12. Image for Mary Beth @ MBZ interiors Mary Beth @ MBZ interiors

    Awesome podcast Kari Anne, I love podcasts because I can shop online for my clients and listen to you at the same time (multi-task!). You made me laugh and I loved your message. For a future podcast, I'd love to know how you do it all. My kids are grown and out of the house, I have a big dog and husband but basically I'm on my own and I find it hard to find time still to take a shower and get the dishes done while working from home and blogging occasionally on a daily basis. Do you have a schedule? I am amazed at wives with young children that do it all. (I was the mom that dressed my kids in purple on St. Pat's Day, totally forgetting it was a special day at school. Things like that. Maybe I'm not meant to be organized but I thought by now I'd know how to get it together) Just wondering, Thanks for any insight you can pass on one day :)

  13. Image for Andrea Andrea

    I absolutely LOVED your first podcast. It's nice to put a voice behind the blog and you sound just as inspiring and fun as the words you write each day. I'd love to be your next door neighbor and run over for coffee right now :)

  14. Image for cindy barganier cindy barganier

    Well done precious friend. You know what I like the most? Hearing your voice reminds me of how much I smile and laugh when we are together and it inspires me to put on MY joy and spread the love to everyone that I come in contact with today. We really can make the world a better place if we just will. Love you.

  15. Image for Jess Jess

    I loved your first podcast! I loved that it wasn't about perfection but it was about taking us for a walk on one of the joy trails of your life! We so enjoyed the walk! Keep walking and "talking"! ?BTW, your blog is also one of my favs!

  16. Image for Cecilia Cecilia

    You're a natural! I love this story and to hear you tell it was just priceless! Yes, yes, yes! I couldn't agree more about using what we love! Isn't that what home is about? Thank you! And thank to the lady who suggested the podcast idea. I love it! Happy first day of November, KariAnne!

  17. Image for Carol@Bluesky Kitchen Carol@Bluesky Kitchen

    Karianne, you did a great job on your first podcast. I loved hearing your story about your dad and his tree and your closing message. So true. I almost felt like I was listening to an old radio show, like what our parents heard when they were growing up. It was quiet, just you and me, and we had a great time. Thanks so much for sharing.

  18. Image for Melanie Melanie

    I loved your first podcast! Thank you for being real and unrehearsed! I've always thought of what your voice may sound like and now I know! It's wonderful, happy and so friendly! I loved your story and your message. Thank you for making my day!

  19. Image for Sherry Ware Sherry Ware

    Lived hearing your voice since you weren't at fall market in Houston. Have read the tree story before but enjoyed it again. Love your blog. Love your home and all your ideas!!!!

  20. Image for Christopher Otterbeck Christopher Otterbeck

    Loved having my morning coffee with you! Keep the podcasts coming, you were wonderfully rock starish!

  21. Image for Sandi Sandi

    Enjoyed hearing your wonderful story about your dad, his tree and the gift of the bowl. Look forward to your next podcast. Great job!

  22. Image for Anne-Marie Anne-Marie

    I'm very happy to put a voice on what you write ! You're very lucky to have had such a nice family. I think your father's tree was a maple (that's the one that drops those "swirly" things). I didn't even know what a podcast was .... now, I do ! All my affection from France.

  23. Image for Linda Meents Linda Meents

    I loved your podcast! More please. . . Tell us what it's like to have twins. . .do you ever have to talk your husband into helping you with a project or does he just jump in. . .what's it like in your home when it's just you there. . .do you really not cook. . .was it scary writing your first book. . .love YOU!

  24. Image for Sherry Fisher Sherry Fisher

    Loved it!! Your little voice is as sweet and cute as your little face! You are a natural speaker. More, please ;)

  25. Image for NormaJean NormaJean

    Sweet friend, is there nothing you can't do? I loved the podcast. I remember reading your tree story in one of your blogs, but I loved hearing you tell it! KarieAnne, you have been gifted in so many ways! Looking forward to Podcast number two!

  26. Image for Rowena Philbeck Rowena Philbeck

    Loved your podcast! I can hear that you must have lots of your Dad in you. You seem so upbeat and fun and you can hear it in your voice as well. Your such a highlight for everyone. Love your decorating and all shows in so much of what you do. The story of your dad and the tree is awesome. The simple things to me are so much for valuable like that piece of tree. Beautiful story.

  27. Image for Linda Linda

    A friend came into my house for the first time a few years ago and said "If I saw 20 houses, I would know immediately which home was yours. It is such a reflection of YOU." It was THE nicest compliment anyone has given to me about my home...ever. The personal items we decorate with (like your bowl) tell our story. Great job rock star! You hit it out of the ballpark! Loved your first podcast. Go Cubs! ;-) ( know)

  28. Image for Renae Renae

    Loved it! I've read the story before but this was different and sweet, and I love knowing that your dad lives on through that wonderful giving tree. I'm betting we'd all love a photo of that color coordinated headset!! :) Thanks so much for this...I'll keep listening if you keep making these. Sometimes I think simple is better and I loved the idea that here I am, sitting in my dining room, surrounded by my planner and my slimfast and my cell phone and my to-do list and my work and you're just here with me, telling me a story like we're old friends. You're telling me that I'm a rockstar. On this morning, I needed this. Thank you friend!

  29. Image for randi randi

    "talking with talking sprinkled on top" That is such a cute quote! So nice to hear your voice. Keep up the podcasting, girl! Randi :)

  30. Image for Cindy in Oklahoma Cindy in Oklahoma

    I love your voice and this beautiful story. There is no doubt your dad was the best. Just look at how his children honor him.... That tree? Had to be a maple tree. We used to gather up as many "helicopters" - that's what we called them - as our little hands could hold and throw them up in the air like confetti. More Joy Trail podcasts, please...

  31. Image for Lynn in MN Lynn in MN

    I very rarely leave comments on any blogs, but couldn't help but do so here today. I sat and listened in the quiet of my home so intently that it brought me back in time to my Grandmother reading to me at bedtime when I would stay at her home or or my 5th gr teacher reading an amazing & ever-so-mesmerizing story to us that we never wanted her to stop or sitting in church listening to a good sermon preached on a Sunday morning. Thank you! It was so very enjoyable & fun to "get lost" for a brief moment this a.m. before starting my busy day! I will have to say though, that your voice in my head was not the one I heard in real life. You know when you hear a radio personality's voice & then you picture what they look like in your head & then when you see them in real life, you think, "No, you aren't supposed to look like that!" Well, it was like that for me, but opposite, as I know what you look like! Not that your voice was bad, of course! It was ever so sweet & easy to listen to. I just thought you'd have more of a Southern drawl!! ; ) As a person who lives in a 1907 home & has a passion for all historic homes alike, I'd love to hear a little about the history of your home, how you and your husband found it and why you decided to buy it. fix it up & raise your family there! Thank you again for the brief but wonderful escape this morning!

  32. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Wonderful-it was just like riding in the car with you telling the story. Perfect way to start a Tuesday.

  33. Image for Kimberly Kimberly

    KariAnne, I really enjoyed your podcast and hope you make it a regular feature. I always love hearing about your dad, but I think this is the first I remember hearing he wore a Tam. It really added to my mental picture.

  34. Image for Nancy @ Slightly Coastal Nancy @ Slightly Coastal

    I'll have to listen to it when I get home, but I have to tell you that it warms my heart to know you are nervous about stepping out of your comfort zone...yet you still do. I really want to branch in to videos and did one the other day only to discover my camera shut off before I was through. Ugh. I will try again though! I can't wait to listen to it over my lunch! Fun!

  35. Image for Angeline Burke Angeline Burke

    More podcasts please!! I loved it! Perfect food for thought while I'm eating my lunch. I also really liked the length. I follow a few other podcasts and truly believe brevity is key. Thanks for the inspiration for the rest of my day!!

  36. Image for Dianne Bell Dianne Bell

    KariAnne, I just loved hearing your voice! It's so much more personal, homey, and made it seem like we really were right there with you. I loved hearing you talk about your dear Dad. I could hear in your voice all the love you have for him. I wanted to reach out and give you a hug. My dear Dad has been gone for 14 years. He was wonderful and I loved him so much and my memories of him are so precious just as yours are too. Thank you for that. The miles between Kentucky and Michigan seemed so much closer after hearing you today. Thanks. Have a joy filled day. ?

  37. Image for Debbie Debbie

    I love it so much!!! I love hearing your voice and hearing your beautiful laughter. Thanks so much for sharing your life. Love you, dear friend.

  38. Image for Sue Raddatz Sue Raddatz

    Love the podcast! Please keep the podcasts flowing. Yes! You are rocking the podcasts. Love you Marianne. You made many world's shine brighter today!

  39. Image for Michelle Michelle

    What a sweet, sweet story about family, specifically about your dad! And I loved your first podcast!! Podcast or written, though, I love them all. I come from a family of 'shorties' too. My dad was only 5'5" and my son is 5'3". In fact, non of us in my immediate family are tall. Oddly enough, though, my great grandmother, my grandfather and my mother's sister are (were) all 6'! My mother, who took the decorating advice she found in magazines a little too literally sometimes, read once that pictures should be hung at eye level. So anyone taller than 5'3" that entered our home always commented on how low the pictures were hung. It was especially noticeable in the Victorian with 9' ceilings we lived in LOL. It's those memories, her hope chest and her artwork that are precious to me.

  40. Image for Cate Cate

    Good morning KariAnne!!! Thank you for coming to visit me in my home today!!! I so enjoyed sharing coffee and apple pie with you, and loved listening to your story about your special dad and his.tree, and the beautiful bowl your sweet brother carved for y'all to have a forever reminder of your special memories. Those "piece of your heart" accessories are some of my favorite things to use in decorating my home. I loved your podcast, and look forward to another!!! And a video would be great too, as we all would love to see your sweet self with your coordinating headphones!!! Have a wonderful day Rockstar!!! With love from Cate

  41. Image for Sue Raddatz Sue Raddatz

    Karianne I guess spell checker doesn't think outside the Marianne box...yet. When "Karianne" / "Kari Anne" becomes a household name Google's spell check will get it right. Maybe the checker was channeling Gilligan's Island?

  42. Image for Donna Donna

    Karianne, that was an outstanding podcast!! Your big heart, your passion for life, and your generous spirit come through so beautifully!!! I can't wait for many more podcasts by you in your color-coordinated head set. ?

  43. Image for Faye Faye

    Loved it! And learned how to properly pronounce your name! Is it strange that I will now imagine your voice when I read your blog? Do other people do that? Anyway, great story - as always.

  44. Image for Donnie Donnie

    Awesome - great job. The lady was right - hearing you speak it really adds another dimension. but, I'm going to challenge you to go one step further - we want to see you. I read another blog and she does a coffee chat once a week - a little random and therefore super fun. Makes you feel like she's sitting across from you and just chatting. I've looked at the Youtube videos of your TV appearances and you would be a Rock Star!!!

  45. Image for Beverly Beverly

    I so remember that time. And, you know that I always feel Dad sentimental. I know your father is strutting around Heaven busting his buttons proud of his family. You are all his joy trail. My daddy would have been 86 years old October 30. He died at the too young age of 55. I will miss him forever. And, Miss KariAnne, you must be knowing I love your very first podcast. Miss you.

  46. Image for carrie carrie

    Joy Trail! Love it. Also, you could post a picture of you taping your pod cast on FB so we can see your rockstar headphones! Great job....truly. Thank you for the joy trail.

  47. Image for Debbie Esparza Debbie Esparza

    You absolutely knocked it out of the park!!!! I loved your podcast! Cannot wait for the next one. Thank you for sharing your father with us, what a lovely man he was, and you were truly blessed having him as your dad.

  48. Image for Brandy Low Brandy Low

    Girl you are SO TOTALLY on to something here!!!!!! A thousand times YES!!!!!!! Podcast away!! I LOVED hearing your voice and inspiration within the 4 walks of my home today. It was like you were here with me and today I really needed it! ? B

  49. Image for Charlene Charlene

    Loved your first podcast Karianne! It was great, however, because it is only audio and not video, we can't see how your fabulous new headset matches your outfit! So..........I think it is time to look into some video equipment. :) My friend and I attended your demonstration at the Country Living Fair in April and you were so bubbly and sweet in person. Lookin forward to next podcast.......or video. Keep sending us down the joytrail and inspiring us.

  50. Image for Cathy R Cathy R

    THE BEST PODCAST EVER!! One on one, heart to heart!! Thank you so very much! Blessings to you and your family!

  51. Image for Colleen@LilacDriveDesigns Colleen@LilacDriveDesigns

    Hi! Great job, loved the podcast! I remember reading the story about the tree and the gifts made from it on your blog, but I really enjoyed hearing you tell it. It is a rough world out there and we can all use a little joy, so thank you so much for sharing it today. Hugs to you!

  52. Image for Denise Denise

    Karianne.... Keep 'em coming!! What a sweet voice you have!! Thank - you for sharing such a heartfelt story!! How tender and moving! Denise

  53. Image for Barbara Barbara

    Loved it! I'm late responding (cause I had a doctor's appt. this morning and missed this) and had to scroll REALLY far down to comment:) You have a great podcast/radio voice. I bet your kids loved having you read to them when they were little-sweet, soothing and expressive!:) Loved your Dad story and I know that bowl means the world to you. I lost my Dad last month, but he had a wonderful 90 years of life♥

  54. Image for MCM MCM

    OMG, Karianne, you are adorable! Your voice totally matches your personality. Although I do recall reading the story of your dad's tree, I so much enjoyed listening to you tell it even more. Thank you, great job and may this be the first of many more to come! :)

  55. Image for Donna Donna

    Karianne, I remember reading this story and enjoying it, but your voice lends so much more emotion and I vote that you continue to tape more podcasts! You did such a great job.

  56. Image for Julie Veldman Julie Veldman

    I so loved hearing your voice today and you sounded exactly as I had imagined!!!!! I think your message was right on with decorating with the "trees" we already own. Please continue the podcasts because you too are a rock star!!

  57. Image for afternoonartist afternoonartist

    In the words of Oliver Twist, "Please, sir (or ma'am), can I have some more?" You really rocked your first podcast. You should have included a photo of the bowl made from your father's tree on this post. I hope you will create more podcasts from time to time. Everyone needs a little joy trail....

  58. Image for Sherrie Pfeiffer Sherrie Pfeiffer

    Wonderful job! The uber talented Ms. Karianne has just found another talent. If I had some sprinkles I'd be throwing them in the air for you and making my own little joy trail with them. I love your story about your dad, and I hope this podcast will be the first of many!

  59. Image for Judi Judi

    What a wonderful story about your Dad's tree. Thank you for trying to do a podcast...........good for you!!!! You are a natural!

  60. Image for Shelly@ConfettiStyle Shelly@ConfettiStyle

    KariAnne, you know I already love you but listening to your podcast just solidifies my admiration for you. I too lost my dad when I was young and your story gave me goose bumps. So glad we both had amazing dads in our life. p.s. You are just amazing and I'd love for you to stop by my house each night a read me a 'nightly podcast' before bedtime. pps. thanks for spreading joy today and always! Shelly

  61. Image for Sue Sue

    I have a five month old kitten who likes to sit on my lap while I'm sitting, using my computer and he enjoyed your audio blog as much as I did; more, please.

  62. Image for mdn mdn

    Thanks, and Way To Go, KariAnne! Your joy comes through even more when you're actually talking to us and telling your stories! Doubtless, all who hear your voice won't be able to help but be "infected" by your genuine happiness and then also have a better day just for listening! (And - for free - nonetheless!) You lift us up with your tales and now, your "in person" enthusiasm. For those of us who'll never meet you, it's just like we're enjoying coffee (or sweet tea) right there with you... More! More, please! PS - If those little swirling things coming from the tree are what I think they are, the tree woulda been some type of maple... (They're fast growers, too!)

  63. Image for Elizabeth Elizabeth

    KariAnne, your posts have always been a treat to read, when everything settles down and I can relax at the end of the day. What a pleasure to hear your voice, it was like having you here, sharing a cup of tea. I hope there will be many more!

  64. Image for Judy from Minnesota Judy from Minnesota

    Thank you for the JOY TRAIL, loved the podcast. You always, always jog memories I have tucked away on a shelf. You are an amazing lady with a huge heart. Please do more podcasts, you are so real, so natural, so sweet !!

  65. Image for Susan Susan

    Just how freakin' adorable are you anyway, KariAnne??? Too adorable for words, quite obvs! :) I'd say that, judging from all of the glowing reviews here, your first podcast is an overwhelming hit and I can only agree with this sentiment! Listening to this podcast made me feel as if you and I were sitting face-to-face with our coffees and maybe some apple pie and just dishing...that's how you come a good friend with a good heart...and you truly do leave a joy trail with everything you do! I soooooooo hope that you will make this podcast a regular feature and I know that's a lot to ask of you because you are already such a busy lady, but I think I can safely speak for everyone when I say that getting to hear your touching stories in your own sweet voice is an incredible spirit-lifting that I'd love to repeat if you're up to accommodating! Thank you for taking this leap and for sharing it with us, KariAnne...I am soooooo excited...not only for you, but for all of us...I think I've already put a dozen or so holes in my ceiling jumping for joy with this news! *YOU* are the rock star, KariAnne and we all adore you! <3

  66. Image for Terry Terry

    Oh bless your heart that was amazing, you are a NATURAL! You sounded like you've been doing this for years, so comfortable and chatty and cozy to listen to! Loved the story about your sweet daddy, and your brother, he must be a lot like your dad, how totally thoughtful and loving to have saved that precious tree in such an amazing way! Praying God blesses every step of your journey sweetie!

  67. Image for Dot Dot

    I love your blog but I LOVED your podcast! It was so nice to hear your voice tell this precious story. Thank you for sharing. Dot

  68. Image for Linda Linda

    Karianne, thanks for the bright spot! You are the rockstar that gets me going in the morning with my cup of coffee! Thanks!

  69. Image for Leslie Leslie

    Karianne- seriously. This was the best ever. Loved ever heart felt moment. Whoever planted this seed saw you down to your toes. YES! The podcast is the next level! And for you it flows with ease because it's who you are...a storyteller...and we all know that even though we hear your voice in the blog...stories are always better when we hear the storyteller. ;)

  70. Image for Tracey Tracey

    Happy stories from happy people make the world go around ! Always a joy to read and now we can hear you as well. Blessings to you from me ......enjoying a glorious Autumn morning in Worcestershire, UK

  71. Image for Jane Jane

    what a beautiful idea! we all need a little joy and I just loved your story. I always listen to podcasts when I cook so I hope you do more. I agree that we should decorate our homes to tell a story...I'll always have my Oma's table sitting beside the couch even after a designer tells me it is not the right height...Lol...I think it's perfect

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    Hey Sister! Thanks for starting the "Joy Trail". Please, please, please, be sure to continue it. We NEED it. You're rock-star story teller. Coordinating headset or not, you gotta keep these going. : ) Thanks for being the sweet, crazy, rock-star you are. --Michael

  73. Image for june june

    Oh Miss that sweet voice of yours. Your podcast was so meaningful. I LOVE the Joy Trail you are creating and I think that is what you should name your podcasts. I love this story about your dad and the bowls that your brother made. My dad passed away 34 years ago tomorrow on my mom's 62 birthday. She is gone now many memories. He was only 60 when he passed and over the years my mom passed along special items that were his. When my oldest was confirmed, my mom gave him the pearl tie tac my dad wore on their wedding day. Fast forward many years later, my son proudly wore that tie tac on his wedding day this past June. My kids only know about my dad through memories we all share. You are's memories and those simple items that touch our lives every day that count.

  74. Image for Kristin Kristin

    You are so cute. Thanks for sharing your stories and your joy, we certainly all need it these days! I've read your blog for years and have always enjoyed it. Thank you!

  75. Image for Teresa H. Fields Teresa H. Fields

    From one KY girl to another - THANK YOU! Your words were just what I needed this moment today. I could write a book here of the things I thought of while you were speaking, but will refrain - LOL. Just know I was encouraged. I love the podcast. One short and sweet, can easily listen while doing other computerish or house things. I like that it encouraged me to imagine the picture of what you were talking about. More podcasts that might make me think rather than see "things" for my life and home. Blessings to you, you sure blessed me.

  76. Image for Jeanette Jeanette

    KariAnne, I can't believe it. I was just reading about how to do a podcast. Then clicked over to read what you're up to and it's podcasting!!! Very cool. Plus we can podcast in messy hair and paint covered overalls! :D

  77. Image for Julie Julie

    What a great first podcast. Hope you continue it,definitely put a smile on my face. ?????? you have a very sweet voice that totally matches the way you write your wonderful blog. Keep on rockin girl!???

  78. Image for Ella Ella

    Love the podcast!!! Talk about bringing your beautiful storytelling to life! It's a whole other dimension. I've always loved your stories in the written word. But I'm smitten, it's almost like reuniting with a long lost friend. Please continue them!!!

  79. Image for Lynn Heinrichs Lynn Heinrichs

    Kari Anne, just listed to your podcast and absolutely loved it! Nice to put a voice to the face. Enjoyed your story about your dad/family and the "tree". Keep 'em coming!

  80. Image for Ellen Ellen

    I tried and tried for two days to comment on the podcast and my computer wouldn't let me- I am so computer challenged! Finally, I have its consent to post and I will make this short- in case it changes its mind. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the podcast!! I have so often heard your voice in my mind as I read your magnificent stories, now I've heard a favorite one in your own voice- makes the story even better. Thank-you for this podcast and can't wait for more! P.S. This is being posted after the Thursday morning post about the "TwinThistles" surgeries, so I am sending another prayer for your whole family-God Bless each of you.

  81. Image for Peggy Peggy

    Thank you for that little piece of joy today! What an uplifting message. Looking forward to more podcast. You are a Rock Star!

  82. Image for Dale Deacon Dale Deacon

    I always love a good story and this one from your heart, spoken with such eloquence, with humor, joy and love....just simply devine. May it be the first of many Podcasts Karianne. After listening to your story, I looked around for my one piece I love beyond all others and will have to contemplate on this deeply..a good thing. Thanks for sharing.

  83. Image for Maggie Nelson Maggie Nelson

    Thank you for sharing with us your first podcast and I love love to heard your voice! Beautiful memories of your Dad. Thank you Karianne!

  84. Image for Beth Beard Beth Beard

    You have the sweetest voice ever and the story about your dad made me cry, while thinking of my dad. I adore your blog and thank you for sharing your talent and sweet family with us.

  85. Image for Kathleen Lane Kathleen Lane

    Only today was I able to listen to your podcast, KariAnne, though I'd been anxiously awaiting the opportunity! I loved hearing that familiar story in your sweet voice ... and you sound just as I've imagined all along! I love that sweet tale: my own Dad has been gone awhile, but he loved woodworking, just as your brother, so I can especially relate. No one can touch the memories that came with your tree bowls, or my treasures ~ they are the permanent parts of our lives. Nothing in today's "come and go" design can compare. Our homes are our shelter, and we need only see or touch one of those things from the past to feel the warmth and love ~ the memories ~ they hold, and the familiar security about which you spoke. MUCH MORE audio, please, ka!!! Loved it! kj

  86. Image for Mary Beth Mary Beth

    More podcasts please. Questions: How often do you change your decor and what do you do with stuff you're not using? I love the neutrals but I have leather furniture I love, what's a girl to do?

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