In case you need a little 2018 story soup for your soul…

…here are my favorite top 10 posts of 2018.

All of them stories.

Each and every one.

(total aside:  you might want to grab coffee.)

Never apologize for where you are on the journey

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Five things I learned from a pair of parrot earrings

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Life goes on after this dirt

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I’m no Emily Gilmore

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When the Re-Written Ending Is Even Better

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A Little House Imperfection

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If blue and white dishes could talk

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When the rest of the yard sale story is even better

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The Day the house tried to be cute

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And this

I want to imprint this story on my heart for all the chapters ahead

What it looks like the exact moment your dreams come true

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Here’s to an amazing 2019.

I know it will be full of stories.


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  1. Image for Marci Welcker Marci Welcker

    Oh lady. I've been reading your blog for years. I only read a few but yours is my favorite. Thanks for sharing these stories, you are really really good at it. You've taken me down your memory lane this morning and it's taken me down my own. Perfect way to spend the quiet time while everyone is still sleeping.

  2. Image for Mary Syron Mary Syron

    Hi Karianne, I was looked at this post and when I came across your bathroom which I love by the way, I noticed those white framed items on the wall that had some greenery on the wire. Did you make them or purchase? I'm in the midst of a bathroom remodel and I think this may work in that room. I sure hope you don't mind if I copy your idea.. I am going to paint a gold framed antique mirror to match the vanity - not white but a color called Cashmere. And if I could find something like those pieces I would paint them the same color. Anyway.... THANKS SO MUCH. Wish you and your family the very BEST of 2019! Will read you soon!! Thanks Mary

  3. Image for Barbara Barbara

    You are just to Queen of Stories! Love each and every one and look forward to your posts. Happy 2019 to you and your precious family!

  4. Image for Carol Carol

    I hope I don't wreck my phone and all your downloads would be gone! Couldn't deal with the loss. Having my husband back them up as we speak. Recieved your last book for Christmas, just as I had hoped, and read right through it. Can't wait for 2019 and all the great stories, the laughter and the tears for you to share. I'm counting on you !!!

  5. Image for Sandi from the Cape Sandi from the Cape

    Ditto, ditto, ditto! You are the bomb Karianne. Love your stories, your home and all the wonderfulness that includes your family. Best to you and keep on keepin' on! We're all depending on you! I think I remember reading that your mom comes to Cape Cod, MA each summer for holiday, you're both welcome for afternoon tea, a clam bake on the beach or anything Cape Cod you'd like......just let me know! Happy New Year!

  6. Image for Gina Gina

    They are all so good especially the second time around. Thanks for the laughter, tears, and encouragement! Keep 'em comin' girl! Don't ever stop!

  7. Image for Katherines Corner Katherines Corner

    I 've read them all, celebrated, whoop whooped and giggled along with you my friend. Wishing you all good things in the new year and sending love, hugs and prayers always, your friend, K

  8. Image for Theresa Theresa

    What a blessing to look back at your stories KariAnne! Thanks so much for always sharing yourself. What a delightful collection! And even better since I met you at Becoming, Now, when I read your stories, I hear you reading them out loud. What a gift you have KariAnne - thank you always for sharing! Best wishes for the new year!

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