Look what just arrived to a WalMart or grocery store aisle near you.

The Better Homes and Gardens Christmas magazine.


And look at who is on page 10.

Those burlap curtains finally have their star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

I wish you could have been in aisle 4 last night.

It was a party.

My husband bought every magazine they had and promptly handed them out to people in line.

Best Friday night ever. 🙂

Craftberry Bush

If you follow this blog for more than five minutes….you know how much I love to stamp silver.

But for those of you who want a similar look without the actual stamping….

….here’s an easy project from Craftberry Bush.

She painted them and covered the spoon with linen paper and wrote a simple message.

Perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

Celebrate CreativityThis is a cherry gallette.

Fancy, right?

Totally the best word to drop into conversation at the next church potluck.

And it’s so easy to make.

You can find the recipe over at Celebrate Creativity.


Best pumpkin idea ever.

I’ve had these pumpkins swirling around in my brain since last fall.

They are calling my porch’s name.

Finding Home you are brilliant.


And in this week’s random news:

Cutest Christmas gift idea ever.

Perfect way to start decorating a room.

I need to make these for Halloween.

I’ve always wanted to learn how to do this.

Love these free rustic graphics for fall decorating.

I need to figure out how to DIY these stools.

Let me know if you have any suggestions.  🙂


Fall home tour on Monday!  Hope to see you there. 🙂

Happy Random Saturday to you.

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  1. Image for Sandy Sandy

    Congratulations! Buying the magazine today. Love Thistlekeeping on Saturday mornings with my coffee. It's a gift from you and I thank you.

  2. Image for Ann Ann

    Can't wait to grab a copy! BTW, do you have a "tutorial" on the spider web in the last photo? Decorating for fall and I love it!

  3. Image for Mimi Mimi

    Congratulations, KariAnne! That is so exciting.!!! Thanks so much for doing your Thistlekeeping posts on Saturday or I would be late for work all the time! You always have the best links to check out.

  4. Image for Regina Regina

    No way. I was looking at Laura's blog over at findinghomeonline.com, and was thinking, "I need to email KariAnne to find out if HER MAGAZINE is out yet." AND IT IS!!!!!! OK, I'm thinking a trip to a store SOMEWHERE that has that particular magazine! whoo-hooooooo!!!!!!!!

  5. Image for Michelle Mortensen Michelle Mortensen

    Congratulations! What a special moment for you! I bet you felt so happy to see your work in a widely distributed publication. My favorite part, though, is the way your husband reacted. He is so proud of you. THAT is special (& totally awesome). Good job! simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

  6. Image for Joanne Boulter Joanne Boulter

    So happy for you. Being in a magazine has go to be the ultimate for a blogger/Interior Stylist! I want to be just like you when I grow up. Congrats! Jo XX

  7. Image for Erin Erin

    So blasted excited for you and wish I could have been in that Walmart last night with magazines a flyin'. I can just here the background music playing 'Hey KariAnne, what's your game now, can anybody play?' What a fun, fun, way to celebrate. Will look for it on my next trip out.

  8. Image for Beth Beth

    I would be doing a happy dance, too! That is so awesome! I wonder if it's a supplement or if you have a subscription to BH&G that it'll be sent? I hope to get it in the mail, soon. If not will look for it on the news stands and will tell someone in line that I (kinda) know this lady.

  9. Image for Kris Kris

    Congrats, KariAnne! So happy for you. And I love to lurk on Craftberry Bush and look at all that loveliness. Great post today.

  10. Image for Jennifer Jennifer

    I picked up a copy last week and as I was thumbing through I saw you and was yelling at my hubby that you were featured! Congraulations KariAnne!! You deserved the feature & it was pretty!

  11. Image for Peggy Zortman Peggy Zortman

    Congratulations! That is absolutely AWESOME! Can't wait to get my copy! And PS wonderful weekend wrap up. I have pinned myself silly! Have a wonderful weekend, bet you are all still walking on clouds!

  12. Image for Christine Christine

    KARIANNE,!!!!! I am so excited about your beautiful home being featured in the Christmas edition!!!!!!!! So wonderful!!!!! Congrats, again on your expert decorating ideas! CHRISTINE

  13. Image for Anne Marie McGarry Anne Marie McGarry

    Wow, BH&G is truly a big deal. Good for you. So nice to be recognized for your talents, and so nice to hear of your husband's response. Well done and am looking forward to getting the magazine.

  14. Image for Suzanne Suzanne

    Congratulations, KariAnne! Your home is lovely! I'll confess that I hadn't noticed that those drapes were burlap before and immediately searched your website for a post about them. Did you make them and do the smocking yourself?

  15. Image for Amy W. Amy W.

    Congratulations upon your publication! I'm so excited for you! After church tomorrow, and fixing dinner afterwards....I'm running right out of the house to drive to Walmart and purchase my copy! Oh! I just can't wait!! Again, Congratulations and I hope this is one of many, many more magazines that your featured in!!!

  16. Image for Cindy Barganier Cindy Barganier

    That was a nasty tease, I can't run out to the store right this minute. I have to try to figure out a way before church time to disguise the fact that I accidentally turned myself into a redhead last night. Yep. I did. And all I really want to do is see those amazing pictures of your Christmas house. Bummer. xoxo c

  17. Image for Linda Andersen Linda Andersen

    Karianne's curtains!!!!! woot woot!! That is actually what I said out loud to myself, like we are buds :) Well done can't wait for the fall tour... love, Linda

  18. Image for Judy Judy

    OMG! I'm so excited for you KariAnne! Did you run around the store with the magazine open yelling, "This is my house . . . . . this is my house"? Congratulations! Can't wait to buy my copy.

  19. Image for Amy W. Amy W.

    Don't know if you get a chance to read all your comments. I so understand if you don't...as many bloggers don't have 25+ more hours in their day. Just wanted to write and share how I did purchase the magazine you are featured in (Sams Club and 30% off the cover price) and TOTALLY LOVED every word written! The pictures of your wonderful house and family were absolutely AWESOME too! I so admire you.....and words can't express how much you've inspired me through the months and years! Praying and wishing loads of blessing upon you and your family!

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