Hello 2019.

Nice to meet you friend.

I’m sitting here full of cheese and contentment and football with big plans and hopes and dreams for this year.

I have so many organizing posts and decorating posts and follow up posts on things like what happened to this and this.

I thought I’d start off this year surrounded by friends and broccoli and all of my favorite things.

Most of these I already own, but I’ve included a few on my wish list.

Are you ready?

Oh, good.

Me, too.

Enough cheese chatter.

As my mother used to say, “Hurry up.  Get on with it.  Do not pass go.  Do not collect $200.”

Here are my favorite things for 2019.


This is one of my favorite finds EVER.

It’s called the Legrand Radiant Charger and it replaces an outlet in your home.  I have this on one of the outlets in my kitchen.

It eliminates all the messy cords and charges SUPER fast.

I just clip the phone on the charger when I get home and my phone is already ready to go.

Here’s more information about the charger and where you can get it.

The twins gave me these earrings for Christmas.

I cannot even begin to tell you how perfect they are.

SUPER affordable.

SUPER lightweight.

SUPER statementable.

And they make me feel like I am about to walk the runway.

They are at Target and here’s the link if you want to check them out.

I ordered this for all of the Christmas games and it was one of my favorite finds ever.

First of all it is the coziest of the coziest.

It is under $10.

It has two sides depending on your cozy mood.

The throw is at Walmart and you can order it here.

This is the most requested product on my site and that makes it one of my favorite things.

I’ve ordered it for design clients and I just saw this rug (or a super similar rug) in the HGTV design home.

The best part is that it’s super affordable for the price and SO easy to clean up.

It’s from Overstock.

You can see more about the rug and you can order it here.

I thought I would include these because I drink from this cup almost every day.

It comes from Anthropologie.

And the best part?

It makes my coffee look so much cuter.

You can order your initial here.

Hello cozy.

Nice to meet you.

I use this with my table lamps.  I simply screw it into a standard light and then the light bulb screws into it.

Then I can dim the light on any table lamp.

I can dim certain lamps or make other ones brighter to adjust the mood in a room.

You can order it here.

(edited to add:  the original dimmer I used is out of stock.  Here’s a replacement.)

And for all the cute books in the world and a zillion other projects.

There’s this faux wood paper.

I’ve used this paper for everything.  It looks so much like wood it’s hard to tell the difference.

And the best part?  

It’s from the hobby section of the store so it’s inexpensive and it’s 48″ wide, too.

You can order it here.

I hope you enjoyed the list.

It was fun to put together.

And now?

I need to eat some broccoli.

Happy healthy new year to you.

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    1. Image for Pam Tanner Pam Tanner

      I looked the dimmer up on Amazon as well and it says "currently unavailable" and they don't know when it will be back in stock. This is the BEST idea ever... maybe that's why it's unavailable?? :(

  1. Image for Kathy Menold Kathy Menold

    I have a strange yen for Broccoli too and no cheese sauce please! Been spending the last few days undecorating the house and doing some much needed cleaning. Love some of your recommendations for 2019 especially the charger and light dimmer. Will check out both. Right now I need to go buy that Broccoli and maybe some salad greens and oranges. Time for a little inner cleanse.! Happy and healthy New Year

  2. Image for Lou Gipson Lou Gipson

    K~ what a wonderful and enlightening post! i can readily see why these items made your favorites list! my personal favorite was the cordless phone charger! YES! gonna get it NOW! and two more for my very busy kids whose schedules are so tight! it is perfect!! and their birthdays are this month! perfect birthday gifts! ps.. love your posts..such easy breezy style..just like we are besties.. cause we are! we meet for coffee every morning!! time for that second cup!

  3. Image for Claudine Claudine

    Happy healthy New Year, dear Karianne! I love the recommendations, specially the charger :) Don’t get me started on dieting... :( Hopefully our projects keep us so excited this year, that we forget to eat half the time Hahahaha!! Lots hugs 🤗

  4. Image for Barbara Barbara

    I also checked on the dimmer- wanted it so badly- not at Home Depot, but ordered something similar on Amazon. thanks for putting the idea out there!

  5. Image for Micki Micki

    Hi Karianne I’m a HUGE fan ... wondered if you know if your rug comes in more color choices? I am in love with your rug that is very neutral that you keep moving from place to place in your home... I love oatmeal khaki cream and white... also love your drop cloth draperies and pillows with the yarn balls... Happiest New Year if you lived in Cleveland we would be bf’s💋💄

  6. Image for Julie Julie

    Karianne, first I want to wish you a very happy and wonderful 2019, may it be a great year for you and your family! What a terrific list of fun and useful items, each one a winner! Several of the items on your list are now on mine!

  7. Image for Denise V Cox Denise V Cox

    Hey KariAnne, Just so you know, GE no longer carries the dimmer switch. I was so disappointed as I'm always on the look out for them.

  8. Image for sandi sandi

    I also looked for ther light dimmer---discontinued at HD---do you know if there were problems w/it? Recall? I don't want to keep looking if it isn't "kosher."

  9. Image for Kris Kris

    What happened to raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens? Bright copper kettles seem like they would be in your wheelhouse .... and brown paper packages tied up with strings! I love me some Sound of Music and I couldn't resist! :) BTW, my mom was given that same throw--it is so soft and pretty!

  10. Image for Barbara Chapman Barbara Chapman

    Happy New Year, KariAnne! I like the table lamp dimmer and the plug for charging. We have a couple of plug units with charging things in them. Great ideas for college students when your kids are ready to go, btw! 💕 Thanks for some great new ideas, Happy hugs, Barb 😊☃️

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