2014 was amazing.


Like I can’t believe it’s over and I’m still pinching myself and how in the world did I ever get lucky enough to write a blog like this and get to drink coffee and create projects with all of you everyday amazing.

But the best part?

I know that 2015 is going to be even better.

There’s so many incredible things in the works that I can’t wait to share with all of you.  Fun collaborations and videos and projects and trips and shows and conferences and room makeovers and…and…and…and….

…and I need to buckle my seat belt because we are off and running.

But for today I wanted to take a look back at the year that was.

Here’s the top 10 reader favorites from 2014 according to Google analytics.

Enjoy. 🙂


Number 10:

How to Transform Any Picture Into a Water Color Print

Six of the best white paint colors

Number 9:

Six of the Best White Paint Colors


Number 8:

Make Your Own Personalized Room Scent


Number 7:

How to Make a Mirror and be Brilliant at the Same Time


Number 6:

20 Decorating Ideas from the Southern Living Idea Home


Number 5:

How to Make a Pallet Wood Letter


Number 4:

How to Make a Burlap Bow


Number 3:

How to Make Your I-phone Into a Projector

Paint Colors Label

Number 2:

5 Hints for Choosing a Paint Color


And the number one reader favorite from 2014?

The House Tour

I Do Squared Again

PS  We finished out 2014 with one of my favorite chapters ever.

We said “I Do” for the second time.

Here’s a quick picture from the ceremony.

More to come….I promise.  Of course there is…..I’m a blogger. 🙂

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  1. Image for Donnie Donnie

    Beautiful family. Congratulations. Love your blog, I so look forward to hearing what you are up to. Best wishes for 2015. My favorite story from 2014 was the "original" poem! Such a wonderful innocence.

  2. Image for Catherine McD Catherine McD

    You and your family are beautiful! Thank you for sharing a wonderful year, and I look forward to all you have in store. Continued good fortune to you in the coming year!

  3. Image for Regena Fickes. Regena Fickes.

    How it warms my heart to see a family God has blessed and know that they know they have been blessed. I have enjoyed your blog for awhile and you have always made me laugh, smile, cry and spit out my coffee in a chuckle! Continue to shine Rock Star!

  4. Image for Christine Christine

    KariAnne, I just love ya! And ooh oh the twins are going to be taller than mommy is just a minute so don't blink! Beautiful, beautiful family. God bless you and your family and wishing you the healthiest new year! Christine, the other car. ; )

  5. Image for Stephanie Brown Stephanie Brown

    So funny! Love your title! When I talk about writing, I always say everyone has a story. But only you can write yours! Thank you for sharing yours and encouraging me to share mine. Also love your love story and pic of your lovies. So happy for you! 2015 is going to be fantastic!! Ready for the ride with you!!

  6. Image for Donna Donna

    HI, I read blogs, never leave comments. Thanks for sharing this beautiful family photo to celebrate this day. It is sweet & the memories of this day will last for your whole family. Each one of us has a collection of family memories, it is especially sweet to share them when the kids are in their 20s. Love your writing style. Some day I will copy one of your DIYs.

  7. Image for Mary Mary

    All the best to u n your beautiful family,! Love your blog, your honesty, and your sense of humor! Beautiful family picture.... And those legs!!!!

  8. Image for Theresa Kane Theresa Kane

    Wow- you look gorgeous!! And you are right... 2015 will be the best yet!! thanks for sharing your life, family and home with us! Hugs

  9. Image for Betsy@coastal-colors Betsy@coastal-colors

    Fabulous recaps of 2014! I love your blog, style and sense of humor! I also look forward to more posts, projects and stories in 2015. Congratulations on celebrating your marriage with a second ceremony! You look gorgeous! I'm so happy for you! I know this was a great chapter for the entire family! Sending many blessings for the new year your way!

  10. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    Big hugs to you!! I love the family picture and I would add one more to the list -- you see I pinned it from here and I don't know how many times it got pinned from my pinterest board -- that was the wall you did at the cottage. You know the one you studded out and but the 4 X 8 (I think that's the size) but you know which one I'm talking about. And I loved the contract your adorable daughters did and I couldn't stop tearing up over the letter - the one your dad wrote. I guess I could go on and on. I can't think of one-- they all touched me and you make knowing you a pure pleasure. I'm looking forward to another year :-) with you at the helm. {A little sailor talk there}

  11. Image for Jan Fusco Jan Fusco

    Wonderful recap. And what a great family picture. You look so good KariAnne! I hope I'm not out of line by asking what "plan" you have followed to lose all your weight?

  12. Image for Amy W. Amy W.

    Happy New Year KariAnne! "2015" What Ta Wonderful Year To Look Forward To! Congratulations On The Renewing Of Your Wedding Wows! Wishing You Many Many More Years Of Wedded Bliss! We All Are So Very Blessed To Have You In Our Lives Through Your Blog! I Wishing You The Very Best In This Up-Coming New Year!

  13. Image for Robin Stephens Robin Stephens

    Whistle-whistle! What a good looking family. Love and joy radiate from each of you! Blessings for 2015!

  14. Image for Vicki Vicki

    Happy Birthday! Congratulations on your vow renewal- beautiful picture! I can't wait to see what 2015 holds! For both of us!

  15. Image for Laurie Laurie

    Oh KariAnne, I am absolutely loving the Waterlouge app I just read about yesterday. All set to have something Spectular printed on canvas Thank you!

  16. Image for Teresa G Teresa G

    Karianne, I don't know how I found your blog just a few months ago, but I am SO glad I did. It makes my day to read your posts! You and your family are just beautiful, and I look forward to reading more in 2015! And you look FABULOUS in your 2nd wedding dress!

  17. Image for Tina Matteson Tina Matteson

    KariAnne! You look FABULOUS in the photo!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to read more about that day. Happy New Year with love all the way from Texas.

  18. Image for Cynthia @ A Button Tufted Life... Cynthia @ A Button Tufted Life...

    What a fantastic year of stories and ideas!! Thank you for all that you do Karianne, I am always smiling when I am visiting your blog… May your 2015 be everything you are dreaming of and may you continue to have all the successes you deserve!! xoxo Cynthia

  19. Image for Jill Brewster Jill Brewster

    What a beautiful/handsome family you have. I watched you video of you doing your bag pillows on the news channel. You are so cute and look like you would be lots of fun. Looking forward to your blog this year. Happy New Year to you from Jill in Boyd, Texas.

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