tiny pumpkins fall

If I met you in aisle seven of the dollar store next to the shampoo and conditioner….

…I’d tell you a story.

I can’t help it.

I live my life in stories.

This blog is full of them.  They are the unsung heroes of the blog.  Dozens and dozens and dozens of stories that I write down and then forget all about.  They live on the pages of the blog, tucked away back in 2014 on a page no remembers about just waiting for the day someone discovers them.

Today is their lucky day.

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I put together a list of some of my favorites.

These are slice of life stories.

Something that happened in a moment and it made me smile.

Or cry and smile and cry and smile again.

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And so, in no particular order here they are.

Same story, second verse.

The Song That Hope Wrote

A Moment Like That

The Most Brilliant Decision I’ve Ever Made

It Was Almost Like a Movie

The Day Technology Left the Building

Forever Looks a Lot Like That

The One Thing Every Mountain Climber Needs

And they all lived happily ever after. 🙂

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  1. Image for Lisa at celebrate creativity Lisa at celebrate creativity

    Happy Labor Day, Karianne What a great post to highlight some of the fun stories you've written over the years. I love this post idea too (I'm going to try something similar). Your blog is full of beautiful stories. It's my pleasure to visit a few posts that I may have missed. Hope you have wonderful holiday. Tomorrow is back to school on my end. Yay.

  2. Image for Sherry Fisher Sherry Fisher

    Wow. Thank you so much Karianne......these beautiful words are going in a frame on a wall in my home ♥️

  3. Image for Michelle Michelle

    I never tire of reading your stories. They make me laugh or cry, and sometimes both. But they always touch my heart. Thanks for sharing again, Karianne!

  4. Image for Claudia A. Claudia A.

    Girly, look at you takin' item out to send this out. Get back out there enjoy those kiddos and that handsome man...all those twinkling eyes and put that red lipstick on cause I'm sure your hair looks fabulous *wink*. Life goes by quickly...or as my favorite musician said, "Life is what happens while your busy making other plans". Happy Labor Day!

  5. Image for Jeanne @ I Dream of Jeanne Marie Jeanne @ I Dream of Jeanne Marie

    Hi KariAnne, I have been busy with some "momma" things so I haven't left a comment in a long time, but still reading each day. My hubby is taking me to Paducah and Grand Rivers for our 35th Anniversary. Wondering if you are going to be at the Arts and Crafts Festival? You are still my favorite storyteller!!! Blessings, Jeanne

  6. Image for Ellen Ellen

    A great story never grows old, and that is why I archive my favorite ones that you post. I can reread them whenever I want and they bring the same smiles and tears over and over again. Like the "Christmas Ornament" one- I could add many more to the list! The only thing that could improve that would be hearing YOU tell them, but I'll settle for reading the "BOOK"! Thank-you for another great post that is off to the archive.

  7. Image for Bonnie Bonnie

    KariAnne, I love all of those stories. I always enjoy reading stories about your family. had never read the one "Forever Looks a Lot Like That" until today. So sweet. Thank you for being so honest and vulnerable. I think we all have days like that.

  8. Image for Nancie Nancie

    OH Karie Anne, I could read all you stories again and again, and I do. They sometimes make me laugh and other times make me cry, but most of all they always put a smile on my face because you are such an amazing storyteller and sweet friend. Have a blessed Labor Day holiday!

  9. Image for Gail Hunt Gail Hunt

    Thank you, KariAnne, for giving us the links to those amazing posts. I have indexed all my posts on my two blogs, with direct links to the posts, and I find it helps me to find old info and stories. I wish old posts were easier to find on all blogs.

  10. Image for Susan Susan

    And this is why *YOU* are writing a book, KariAnne...because no one knows how to tell a story the way you do! Your stories aren't just mere words cobbled together for the sake of filling up space on a blog post...they are true life stories filled with honesty, light, love, joy, trials, tears and smiles...you are somehow able to take us right to the very day these events occurred and move us to feel what you were feeling that day...your words take hold of hearts and soothe them with deliriously happy endings! If I had a nickel for every tear I shed and every smile that crossed my lips while reading your stories, I'd be a gazillion-bajillion-katrillionaire! In case you aren't as good at math as you are at writing stories, that's A LOT of tears and smiles...and I want to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for each and every one of them...you have made my heart rich with untold joys! I soooooooo can't wait for the book!!! :)

  11. Image for bonnie Schulte bonnie Schulte

    Sweeter stories have never been told, not that I have read anyway. I too, had tears and smiles reading every single word of the above posts. And lots and lots of tears when I listened on "You Tube", to the song that was played on your car radio. Forever is a wonderful word, when it comes to Love, and without a doubt, your Home is filled with that Love, and it just seems to flow out to all the rest of us. Thank you for that. You are truly truly AMAZING!!!!!

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