If you happened to be at the Atlanta gift market on the 12th floor of building 2 with a beautiful product line and a new book in the window you saw a random 5′ person with sparkling eyes and blonde hair and red lipstick and a grin as big as Texas standing out in the hallway and jumping up and down and pointing to her picture in the window.

That was me.


My favorite thing ever.

In the history of ever.

I would stand outside the booth and greet the hundreds of people walking down the hall and point at my picture and ask them if they ever met this person before.  They would stop and stare and start laughing and say THAT’S YOU.

And I would say, “I know, right. CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT?”

If you need a visual?  Oh, good.  I have one.  Just scroll to the end of the post.  One of the people told me I was so happy they wanted to take my picture.

I’m making it my screen saver.

Just in case I want to remember what joy looks like.

And now?

Let’s see what the internet has been up to while I was at market.

This is my favorite craft of 2019.

It takes five minutes and it came from the dollar store.

See the DIY here.

I love this fun faux wood ski tutorial.

Perfect for the winter wall where a Christmas tree used to be.

See the entire DIY here.

Cute ideas for laundry storage.

And laundry room organizing ideas.

See the tips and inspiration and a really pitiful before here.

And this closet?


It’s like the supermodel of closets.

See the rest of the closet walking the runway here.


And in random news this week:

Create a mail organizing system

Write your home’s story

This modern farmhouse

What to do when your gray looks purple

Kitchen pantry organization

How to clean glass shower doors

One of my favorite houses ever

This cute way to organize eyeglasses

This sweet master bedroom

Tale of two throws

And just when I thought there was nothing left to watch on television…

I read this.

I’m never turning the channel.


And speaking of seriously.

Here’s some serious joy.

PS And this joyful face?

It’s the face of someone who hasn’t taken down her Christmas decorations yet.


#ilovetwinkling lights

Happy random Saturday to you.

Want to know how to decorate your home for free?
Click here to get my FIVE BEST secrets.


  1. Image for sandi sandi

    You geaux girl!! I hate I'll miss you by 1 day at Dallas Market!! :( But I'll make sure I place an order from your line!!

  2. Image for Lynn W Lynn W

    Congratulations! Love that picture of you with your new book in the display window!! Pure joy ❤️ I am making the vase wraps from Craftberry Bush. So cute and new for the new year!

  3. Image for Jan Taylor Jan Taylor

    I wish someone would can your smile. Put it in a bottle and share it around the world. Then we would all be happy. Congratulations..you go girl.

  4. Image for Donnie Donnie

    Delightful, who wouldn’t want to meet you in person and share some of your sparkle. My Christmas decorations are still up, I’m okay with it! Been enjoying friends and family!

  5. Image for Jo Jo

    So great!!! I live in the Atlanta area and wish I had seen you in person. Your blog has been a delight to my spirit this past year. Thank you for your joyous way of bringing great design to us.

  6. Image for Norma Jean Norma Jean

    I love this! ❤️❤️❤️ Let your light shine, girl! 🎉 You always make my day and remind me to be joyful! 😘

  7. Image for Marisa Franca Marisa Franca

    Oh you are so cute and adorable and just a huggable friend! I wish I could have seen it! You are fantastic! I can just see you talking to everyone! I am getting just the sweetest scene. I'm so happy for you sweet friend. Sending huge hugs.

  8. Image for Stephanie Stephanie

    KariAnne, I am more than excited for you!! I have already told you that but it is ok if I repeat myself!!! I am so proud of you and all that you have done!!! More than that I am so thankful for how you have touched my life. I am a better person for it...wishing you success in every way that is imaginable!! You are such a wonderful person and I love you sweet rock star!!!

  9. Image for Anita Anderson Anita Anderson

    So I have not been online over the past few days. I went to the Mart in Atlanta with my friend. Sure enough I walk past the store that carries your things! I couldn't believe it. It was right in the window. I said to my friend I follow that girl and I get her emails. The woman who worked there was wonderful. She said you were so nice! She also, gave us a notebook "Remind me to walk in Grace Today." The whole line was so pretty. I am not a buyer but I wish I was. I wish you the best.

  10. Image for Shelly Shelly

    You look so happy and pretty! So happy for you! I still have my tree up too. I have gathered up some things, but they are stacked in my Dining Room. Just got our first real snow today, so now it feels like Christmas! When I heard snow was on the way, I decided to leave it up! 😀 I was happy to know you are doing the same! Blessings

  11. Image for june june

    You are one special lady...it shows in that beautiful smile. So excited for all the wonderful blessings coming your way.

  12. Image for Shelley Summerville Shelley Summerville

    I’m so excited for you! And for us, can’t wait to be able to purchase your products. I’ll never have to worry about what to get someone again! 💕💗💕

  13. Image for Tammy Tammy

    This was so invigorating to see. You must be pinching yourself! And my Cmas might be put away but I kept the twinkling lights up...

  14. Image for Jolyn Jolyn

    This is the awesomeness of awesome!! So happy for you! I’ll be in your neck of the woods early April for my son’s wedding. Can’t wait to hit up some of the stores you’ve mentioned! Again, congrats!!


    KariAnne, that picture of you is so beautiful! We are so happy for you and look forward to being able to purchase your lovely items. May God continue to bless you, dear friend! You are such a blessing to all of us. You are loved so much! Have a wonderful week!

  16. Image for Dianne Miley Dianne Miley

    Wow. You are not so close to amazing. You ARE AMAZING!!!! And I have to get your new book. The others are awesome. My mom is borrowing one and took it all the way to Ohio! You truly inspire me. So VERY amazing! 😉

  17. Image for Susan Ronnfeldt Susan Ronnfeldt

    Oh my goodness KariAnne you are the BEST!! You are just a delight! Your smile and happiness is infectious! You have just made my day! Keep it up darlin'!! We all love you!

  18. Image for Pamela Griner Pamela Griner

    Love your excitement and descriptions! Laughing about you being 5' ... I am 4'11" ...a stepstool is always nearby. Lol.

Comments are closed.