Last week I had the most amazing team come to the house from Farmhouse Living.

They have an incredible blog.

And an amazing YouTube channel.

They showed up and toured the house and asked me questions and listened to all the stories from the house.

All the DIY’s.

All the thrift store finds.

All the times I lay on the ground in my bathroom in my wedding dress.

And the best part?

They got it all on tape.

She sent me the video and the photographs and when I watched the footage, I discovered something amazing.

I am in LOVE with my house.

And so today, I want to take you on a tour complete with stories and ideas and DIY’s and never-before-seen angles of the house and share with you 20 reasons why I love my home.

Are you ready?

You might want to grab refreshments.

It’s a LOT.

1. This crack

Can you see it? Right there in the glass on the door?

I never really photograph it.


That crack is amazing.

It’s how I feel about my entire house. Imperfect and distressed and worn and thrifted and lived in and yard saled.

But absolutely perfect.

2. These blue and white striped chairs

I’ve ordered six of them.

You can find them and all the pieces that are near and dear to my heart on my Shop My House page.

3. The molding in this room

It’s 12″ thick and layers and layers of different types of molding created by some craftsman 100 years ago after he finished putting up the crops.

4. This bay window

It’s where the Christmas tree has gone for my entire life.

We replaced the windows and now they open up and let in the breezes on a cool afternoon.

I just found this table at a thrift store and transformed it to fit in this space.

5. The color on these walls

This room has been painted a zillion different colors.

And right now?

This one is my favorite.

It’s SW Extra White and it’s the perfect backdrop for all that pattern.

6. The map on the far wall

You’ll NEVER guess where I found it.

It’s the original map of our subdivision and it showed up here.

7. The texture on this wall

You can see it so much better in the home tour video, but the texture in this room is amazing.

My sister took a comb and dragged it through drywall mud when we were in high school.

And the texture is still there.

8. These vintage french doors

They are oversized and beautiful and they frame the view into the living room.

We replaced the hinges, but the hardware is original.

9. This bathroom

This is where I put lipstick on in this mirror before I walked outside for my first date.

It’s where I stood after I accepted a marriage proposal from an Angry Lemon.

Most of the major events in my life have started and ended with a footstep from these floors.

10. This mirrored staircase

In the video, we discuss this staircase how all these vintage mirrors came together to form a wall.

I found them from all over the world.

Or Texas.

Whichever came first.

11. These stair rods

They make me so happy every time I walk up the stairs.

Stair rods are like jewelry.

And my staircase is bejeweled.

12. The molding on this staircase

I get asked all the time for a tutorial on this molding.

I had nothing to do with it.

Some incredible craftsman created it before I was ever born.

Probably right after he finished the living room molding.

13. This tiny dresser

It was my husband’s grandmother’s.

Those tiny little casters on the bottom.

It was damaged and we painted and distressed it.

14. The color on this kitchen island

We recently painted kitchen island SW Peppercorn.

It’s the prettiest color.

We painted the butler’s pantry the same color, too.

15. All the stories

The picture above catches me in action.

If you came over for sweet tea, this is what my face would look like.

It’s always in motion.

16. All the places to sit in this kitchen

There are so many different stations in this kitchen.

And I’m here for all of them.

This kitchen is the heart of our home and the place where all the stories show up and stay.

17. These wood floors

The rest of the floors in the house are over 100 years old.

But these floors?

My mother added them 30 years ago and we recently had them refinished.

18. This laundry room

I love these built-ins and how they are organized.

The door in here is an old dutch door with a top and a bottom.

And the tiled floor has my heart, too.

19. The built-ins in the family room

My mother added them years ago.

We redid them and added lighting and molding.

They just make me happy.

20. This family

But the thing that makes me the happiest about this house?

The thing that makes my heart fill with joy?

These people.

All the stories.

All the laughter.

All the giggles and the late nights and the games and the meals and the celebrations and the living.

This house is here for every one.

PS Thank you so much for joining me on the tour today.

You can see the entire video of the house here.

PPS If you have any questions about the stuff that’s actually in the house, you can Shop My House and Shop My Favorites here.

disclosure:: All the house pictures in this house were taken by the incredibly talented Charlee Tabor Photography.

And a GIANT THANK YOU to the entire crew from Farmhouse Living for this amazing opportunity.

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  1. Image for Joy Joy

    Beautiful tour - the heart and love behind every detail really makes your home come to life through the pictures. Just incredibly moving, my friend.

  2. Image for Linda Linda

    How fun for you to have this great opportunity for them to video your home ! But why wouldn't they ? It's so pretty. It looks amazing and you look amazing too ! And we all know I love Buddy. How old is he now ? He looks good so sweet and pretty ! Do you have him trimmed that short ? One of my Goldens has thin hair., the other one is a hairy, very hairy doggie

  3. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    What a beautiful home! Love that the very cells of your home contain the past, present and future of your family. So many stories-maybe you should write a book with the stories around the house.

  4. Image for Donna Donna

    Way cool and have been a follower for years, but I still found this to be delightful. Thanks so much for your positive spirit. It would be difficult to choose my favorite DIY of yours. They all contribute to make a house a house. Sweet. Sweet.

  5. Image for Rebecca Rebecca

    You are such an amazing person and storyteller, and your home reflects the love and memories you have in it! I, too, live in the home where I grew up that my grandfather built for us the year I was born. It’s so true that our home reflects who we are. So many memories of growing up here, and now my children and grandchildren are making more memories here for me! Your stories are always so inspirational and I look forward to your blog every day!

  6. Image for Joan Joan

    As always, you gave us a wonderful tour of a place that is not just beautifully decorated, but is filled with glorious memories. You have a beautiful home, and a beautiful family!

  7. Image for Jayne Jayne

    What an amazing opportunity for an amazing woman with an amazing home - did I get enough amazings in there KariAnne? In case you were wondering - I love your home and all of the stories and memories attached to your DIYs! Now, I'm off to check out the video - bye!

  8. Image for Janet Price Janet Price

    Loved the video! You make me want to get back to the blog I started about a year ago. I love your philosophy about your home. I feel the same way about. I have lived in many homes but believe your home should tell your story. The best compliment I get is when someone comes in and says, "Your house is so you." I enjoy your house and your stories!

  9. Image for marilyn ackerman marilyn ackerman

    So much of your home reminds me of where I grew up in New Jersey. The kitchen windows, the staircase, the Oak flooring, etc.,the great times I had there are the best. Then I thought about it and realized that "my house" was built in 1930 so It is old to. Gosh I miss the place and the good times, and family that is gone. The town there has change so that it is nothing like "home" used to be, but thank God for the memories. Your home is lovely, the love just oozes out of every corner.

  10. Image for Jillian Jillian

    Always enjoy a tour of your home. What strikes me the most, pretty as it is, is that this is where a family and friends gather and share laughter, holidays, and life. That is priceless. Wondering where you keep appliances. Do you make toast etc in your pantry?

  11. Image for Teresa Y George Teresa Y George

    Enjoyed the video so much! Even though we know your home well, it was so fun to see how everything flows together. And, of course, we never tire of your delightful stories and positivity! Congrats, Karianne!

  12. Image for Jayne McLeod Jayne McLeod

    Totally enjoyed your home tour Karianne. You and your husband have created a wonderful 'home' for family and friends. Thank you so very much for you're willingness to share all of the creativity, fun stories, beauty and encouragement that seems to just keep on flowin' out of ya ! Please don't ever change that lovely heart of yours ! Enjoy your day. Jayne

  13. Image for Marian Marian

    Hi Karianne, I read your blog everyday, and I thought the video was fantastic! I loved hearing the stories about your family. I love the part where you said I could come over and eat chocolate cake on your white sofas. I would be very careful. You are the very best! You spread happiness.

  14. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    You are the sweetest most down to earth person, if we ever meet I think I would love to get a hug from you and we are sisters in Christ, and I am so glad. Love your home and stories.

  15. Image for jean jean

    Karianne Love Love Love the tour of your home!!!! It's so comfy and cozy feeling. I love the stair rods; they add so much to the runner. Love that idea. Thanks for always opening yourself to others and your heart is in everything you do!!!! You can see that all over your home. I don't do much white in our home but you have used the blue accents all over your home and it just warms it up, I love that you were able to purchase your farmhouse where you grew up. l know that means the world to you and your beautiful family. Thanks for sharing , jean

  16. Image for kim kurpita kim kurpita

    Karrianne, I loved this tour. It was so refreshing to see your home all put together in 1 place so I could admire and scroll back in case I missed something. I need to ask a few things though, why did your sister use a comb and add drywall mud on the wall? Did she get in trouble? Next question, why do you lay on the bathroom floor in your wedding dress? Next on the cute table with the wooden apple and wooden beads and books, those round wooden things I think they are in a white vase are so sweet what are they? And finally can I come to your house and eat chocolate cake in your livingroom?(lol) I look forward to 7 oclock when dinner is over the kitchen is cleaned up to sit and spend an hour every evening with you. You are much admired. Kim

  17. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    I want to do better when I take a tour of your home. It is a lot bigger than mine and decorator to the hilt, but I try! You are an inspiration to me and I thank you. The weight loss gets in there too!!!

  18. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Bravo, bravo, bravo!!!!! I seriously couldn't be happier for you in every single way possible, KA! I feel your wonderful happy stories will live on and on forever. ♥

  19. Image for Ivory Ivory

    Thanks for allowing us to walk through your home with your words. Everything is so beautiful and welcoming. You have a lovely family too. Thanks for sharing it all. By the way, my so just graduated from high school Saturday. It was outside and very hot, but we loved every second of it. Like you, we are so proud of our son.

  20. Image for Kim | Shiplap and Shells Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    Such a beautiful tour. I love all the history behind your home. Unfortunately, we didn't have as many cool things in our 101-year-old-home because they did an 80s remodel. Love too many things to list them. Love that your sister put her comb through the drywall mud. Not sure if that got her in trouble or not.

  21. Image for Debbie Debbie

    This video your of your beautiful home is how I found you! You, and your home, are an inspiration to me. I'm looking at all your previous blog posts and following on Instagram. I love, love your style.

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