Never.

Never, ever, ever, ever.

In a million years ever.

Did I imagine all the places this blog would take me.  When I pressed publish on that first post a zillion years ago could I even imagine the journey ahead?  I started writing a blog because I lived in the middle of the country and I liked to talk.

And I was lonely.

And across the miles and states and highways and byways of the internet….

…I found all of you.

I cannot even with how grateful I am.

And the best part?

WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE BIG PLANS FOR 2018!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But I digress.  I think that’s the challenge with me writing a blog.  I’m always digressing.  Before we go forward with big announcements and exciting news, let’s take a moment to look back.

Here are my top ten posts of 2017.

(and between us—they are a little random—just like me).

How to Make a Drop Cloth Wreath

Click here to read the post.

What My Coffee Filter Whispered to Me

Click here to read the post.

Five Minute Flower Arrangement

(With a Dose of Perspective)

Click here to read the post.

Decorating Your House With Yard Sale Finds

Click here to read the post.

10 Easy Projects Made With Yard Sale Finds

(Obviously you all like yard sale finds). 🙂

Click here to read the post.

When a Mile Marker Makes You Cry

Click here to read the post.

Seven Lessons I Want to Teach My Daughters

Click here to read the post.

The Wisdom Found In a Brownie Fudge Sundae

Click here to read the post.

The One Post I Never Thought I’d Write

Click here to read the post.

The Post You Will Want to Read Before You Paint Your House

(and the new paint color)

Click here to read the post.

Thank you for reading.

Thank you for following along.

Thank you for laughing and encouraging and making me believe I could.

You are my heart, friend.

Here’s to an incredible 2018. 🙂

And now here’s a little more inspiration from some of my favorite bloggers

who are all sharing their top 10 posts of the year.

TIDBITS  |  Finding Silver Pennies  |  Stacy Risenmay  |  Julie Blanner  |  Live Laugh Rowe

 

Maison De Pax  |  House by Hoff  |  Town and Country Living  |  Summer Adams  |  Unskinny Boppy

 

Zevy Joy  |  Decor Gold Designs  |  A Burst of Beautiful  |  Shabbyfufu  |  Seeking Lavendar Lane

 

Nina Hendrick Design Co.  |  Shades of Blue Interiors  |  Bless’er House  |  ZDesign at Home  |  Life on Virginia Street

 

The Wicker House  |  Cherished Bliss  |  Nesting with Grace  |  Place of my Taste  |  Simply Designing

 

AKA Design  |  Rooms FOR Rent  |  So Much Better with Age  |  French Country Cottage  | Thistlewood Farms  

 

Designthusiasm  |  Love Grows Wild  |  The Happy Housie

Happy New Year

Comments

  1. Image for Marilyn Marilyn

    Thanks for being you! May 2018 be one of the best in your new/old home. Thanks for placing many of my favorite posts in one easily found spot. And I thought I was the queen of digressing, guess I am just the older, northern version. We do make for interesting and creative people,

  2. Image for Gina Gina

    Happy New Year! I blinked and so may years have passed since I met you via your blog. Wow! Can't even comprehend. Is it normal for me to be excited, nervous, and joyful for you and your new adventures whatever they may be? It's been an honor and a pleasure watching your journey unfold. So proud of you. You go, KariAnne!!! Still your cheering you on!

  3. Image for Homeschool on the Croft Homeschool on the Croft

    Happy New Year (or as we say in Gaelic, 'Bliadhna Mhath Ur'). I've just discovered your blog - yeah, I know, Where have I been?! ....and am loving it. I'm enjoying browsing through your past, but looking forward to keeping up with your new adventures :) Love from Scotland, Anne x

  4. Image for Carol Carol

    You are such a delight. You definitely are a reflection of a good upbringing but more importantly, someone who is well aware of her Creator and employs the wisdom He has given you. So much fun watching the journey you and your family are on. The creativity and great humor are simply icing on the cake. Blessings on the new year for you and yours.

  5. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Wow! What a great amount of fabulous projects over the last year!!!!! Can't wait for the 2018 surprises! You are the best!

  6. Image for Skye Skye

    I only found your blog late last year but i have gone back & read so many of your previous posts,they are always a joy to read.I look forward to reading more in your continuing journey.Happy new year to you & your family xx

  7. Image for Varsha |LuxuryVillas Varsha |LuxuryVillas

    All those recaps are perfectly selected Karianne. I've read all those before, but its fun to re-read it. Happy new years ;) Stay Blessed and do more...You are awesome as always. I love to read your post Karianne,

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