Just in case you were wondering…..

…..I’m a talker.

I talk in an outside voice.

I talk when I should be quiet.

I talk with waving hands and giggles and raised eyebrows and extra excitement.

There are times when I try not too talk to much because I know that I’ve used up my talking quota in a conversation and I sit on my hands and bite my lip and try to think about something not too exciting like sweeping snow off the front porch to distract myself…..

…but sometimes despite my best efforts the talking comes out anyway.

And now I want to talk with you. 🙂


Have you ever heard of a forum before?

Remember the one house on the block that had a room over the garage with a pool table and a television with cable and a refrigerator with diet cokes and an entire cabinet full of Cheetos and Oreos…..and after school everyone would hang out there and laugh and talk and stop by whenever they had something to share.


A forum is a lot like that.

Except the Cheetos are now organic fruits and vegetables.

It’s a place where you can ask questions about decorating or blogging or talk about how amazing Shirley Temple was or that Yolanda from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is selling her house for 27.5 million dollars.

Or that her refrigerator has its own Twitter account.


Can you see why we need to talk?


To get started…..just click here.

Then just click the sign in button at the top of the screen.

In the future if you ever want to visit again….I put a button on the side bar.


A button will pop up that looks like this.

To open an account….just click create one at the bottom of the pop-up and create an account.

If you already have an account you can just sign in.


After you have set up your account and read the community guidelines…..

…..stop by and introduce yourself.

Then you can comment on any of the open discussions.

Or share something wonderful.

Or ask a paint question.

Or open a new discussion on something you really want to talk about.

Trish is helping to moderate the forum, too….so be sure and let her know if you have any questions.

About 8:00am CST I’ll grab a cup of coffee and join you over there for some fun.


Janel has set up a couple of tutorials to help you navigate the forum.

You can find them under the discussion section.

I am so excited to get to know all of you a little better….

….and to find out if anyone likes to talk as much as I do. 🙂

So stop by and say hello.

I’ll be there with my amazing earrings…..

….and a big opinion on refrigerators with Twitter accounts. 🙂


  1. Image for andrea cammarata andrea cammarata

    I am here to wish you the most fabulous adventure with your fabulous forum!!! Love that I got to check it out in beta and now I am all good to go this morning! So...I ceremonially have a bottle of Don Perion or should I be using Cristal...why not both and I am officially Christening your maiden that will be filled with nothing but amazing adventures!!!! HUGS!!!

  2. Image for Marisa Franca Marisa Franca

    This is such an exciting project!! I am so glad that you're doing this and KariAnne, I love to talk too -- and with my hands. Move all objects that could spill. We are having guests this morning :-( but I'll join you for the first half hour!! Big Hugs to you and Janel.

  3. Image for Susan McMullen Susan McMullen

    KariAnne! I can't wait to be a part of this awesomeness! And yes... I think I like to talk as much as you :-)

  4. Image for Elizabeth Elizabeth

    HELP...I want to talk too! I tried to sign up and it won't let me:( It says the recapthca value was entered wrong, but it won't give me a way to fix it. I went out and came back in and got the same error message:( whine! By the way you are the ultimate rock star! Only you could find a way for us to "chat," I am so excited to be able to participate, please let me know how to fix my problem!

  5. Image for ColleenwithJustPaintIt ColleenwithJustPaintIt

    Did you say you're putting a link to the Forum in your sidebar? Did you mean on Thistlewood Farm's? Or the Forum. Because when I have something particularly wonderful or brilliant to say, I want to click over before I forget it. Sometimes that happens, you know. :)

  6. Image for Sue Sue

    Hi! I'd love to join you but I am getting a "recapthca value entered wrong" message and no chances to try it again. Thank you for starting this forum! Your blog is my relaxing point in the day!

  7. Image for Melissa Melissa

    In a high school senior class of over 500, I was nominated "Most Talkative." Insult or compliment? (Whatever.) I am looking forward to participating in the forum, which will be a huge relief to my family, who has to listen to ALL of my inside thoughts because they always spill out and confuse them as conversations... but now...I can put those thoughts in the forum! Thank you!

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