When you read those words, please picture me with my hands in the air—giggling and twirling and spilling over with joy because our lookbook? This beautiful, wonderful, amazing lookbook that’s full of beautiful pictures and creative tips and fun decorating ideas that I created with Jeffrey Court?


And not just any award.

A kind-of-a-big-deal award.

A PLATINUM award for print media publication.

It’s a Hermes Award which is kind of like the Academy Awards of print media.

And to celebrate?

Are you ready?

Are you sitting down?

Jeffrey Court and I want to send you one of these books for FREE.

Kind of like an early Christmas present.

All wrapped up just for you.

Here’s the cover of the book.

It’s 32 pages of beautiful four-color photography and fun tips.

And rooms that I’ve worked on.

Like this bathroom.

It has tiny penny tile and beautiful subway tile.

And brass fixtures with pops of color.

It’s all me.

And my house.

And my favorite tiles.

And inspiration boards for projects for every type of design style.

32 amazing, incredible, awesome pages full of beautiful color photographs and design boards and inspiration that we photographed right here at the new Thistlewood.

Jeffrey Court and I put this together for anyone who’s ever looked at tile and hoped and dreamed and wanted to create a new space and a new look—but didn’t know where to start.

It’s like I wrote in the introduction to this book:

I once spent an entire weekend styling my dollhouse.  I cut out pieces of bright, vividly colored wallpaper and taped it to the walls.  I made furniture out of twigs and snipped pictures out of magazines, framing them with ribbon.  I filled the tiny dollhouse kitchen with salt-dough food, added rugs made out of woven construction paper and cut tiny white tiles out of typing paper.  I spent hours gluing them into a mosaic on the bathroom floor.

And when I was done?

Somehow all of those tiny pieces of paper and salt-dough and ribbon transformed themselves into something amazing.

That’s the thing about decorating.  Step-by-step, piece-by-piece, room-by-room—it transforms a house into a home.

But in truth?

Sometimes decorating can be a little challenging.  The entire process can be a little overwhelming.  We look at our bathroom or our kitchen and ask ourselves:  Where do I begin?  How do I get started?

That’s exactly why we put together this lookbook.

To give you a start.

To give you inspiration.

No matter your style or where you are on the journey—there’s a project for you.

I put together inspiration boards like this one.

And then we transformed them into projects like this one.

It’s the hutch in my kitchen with a new look from simple pieces of tile.

All these projects.

All this inspiration.

Who knew that it would WIN AN AWARD.

But here’s the best part of the award-winning story. None of this would have been possible without you—lifting me up and celebrating and encouraging me all along the way.

So to thank you, we want to give you the lookbook for FREE.

All for you.


I know, right?

(total aside:  now do you see why I told you that you had to be sitting down?)

All you have to do is visit my page over on Jeffrey Court.

Just click here to access the page.

There’s a GIANT HEAD (spoiler alert—it’s mine) when you open the page and some other projects and then at the bottom you’ll see a form like this.

Simply fill out your address and we’ll mail out a lookbook to you for FREE.

We only have a limited quantity to mail out.

So hurry to get yours today.

After that, we’ll have it available by PDF online.

I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did creating it.

Happy decorating.

PS  Here’s a throwback pic of when we released the Lookbook at Haven in the Jeffrey Court booth.  There was standing room only and we had a giant countdown to release it and I may or may not have danced around with it holding over my head.

I think that looks like an award winner.

Don’t you? 🙂

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    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can just see you dancing around!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Image for Katherines Corner Katherines Corner

    Congratulations to you both, I'm doing a happy dance and saying way to go, my friend!!! Yes I'd like a copy, I'll scoot right over, I remember when you announced your collaboration. So this is a big deal, yippee! Big Hugs!!

  3. Image for Beth Y Beth Y

    Oh, wow!!! Big, big congrats the two of you!! How awesome you made all of us blog readers part of the celebration!!! We totally appreciate it and the countless ideas we get from you throughout the year!! Plus, you engage with your audience like no other blogger, and we really feel like you want to help us make our homes as beautiful a nest as possible!!! Congrats and thanks to the both of you!!!

  4. Image for Amy WILLIAMS Amy WILLIAMS

    You definitely deserve an award for all your hard work and amazing projects. Well done, my talented friend!! The pictures are beautiful.

  5. Image for DeMarie Ingraham DeMarie Ingraham

    Woooohoooo....Congratulations girlie! It IS a big deal, and you deserve all the accolades. I believe all of us who have been following your blogs are over the moon. It’s like having a real celebrity for a BFF. ☺️

  6. Image for shelley shelley

    I'm SO excited for you!!!! This is perfect timing-I'm building a new home so tile inspiration is exactly what I need right now!!! And the Jeffrey Court line is stunning!!! Congratulations!!! I can't think of anyone who deserves this great honor more than you! (e) HUGS!!!

  7. Image for Lori Lori

    Karianne -- congratulations to my favorite blogger! Your style is impeccable and I look forward to your emails every day! I can't wait to get your lookbook! Thanks for your inspiration -- you are a trendsetter! <3

  8. Image for Stephanie Stephanie

    OH MY!!! I am so excited for you KariAnne!!! I mean EXCITED!! Congratulations for winning the award on the book you and Jeffery did together. You are an amazing woman who is a truly an inspiration to all of us who follow you. I am glad to call you friend!!! Enjoy the excitement and I'll dance with you!! Can't wait to see the book!! xo

  9. Image for Kim Domingue Kim Domingue

    Karianne!!! Karianne!!! Karianne!!! Karianne, that's FABULOUS news! I rarely leave a comment....but I simply had to leave one today to send you a big, huge CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so very, very happy for you!

  10. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    WOO-HOO!!! CONGRATULATIONS to you both! KariAnne, that is so awesome. You deserve it. You have been gifted immensely and you share all your precious gifts with the world. You should win an award! May more awards and blessings pursue you! Buy more red lipstick to celebrate!!! LOL :D ❤

  11. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    Congratulations--You have excelled beyond your dreams!!! I could not get the link to come up so here is my address: 4950 SKYLINE DRIVE NW DEPAUW, IN 47115-8362 Please send me a copy!

  12. Image for Ellen Rossano Ellen Rossano

    Oh, my dear sweet friend!!! I am SO happy for you! Everything about this is so totally deserved! I am tickled thinking about you dancing around your beautiful home! Yay!!!! There are 10 exclamation points for you - you should have at least that many every day! 💐🎉💕

  13. Image for Kim Domingue Kim Domingue

    Karianne, I was tickled to receive your reply! I also want you to know that I took a peak into my trusty crystal ball and saw that this won't be the last award that you receive! You're not only gifted in so many ways, you're a truly nice person. Put on your red lipstick, fluff your hair and do the Snoopy happy dance all weekend long! Celebrate!!!

  14. Image for jillian jillian

    Yay, so happy for you! Thanks for sharing this with us who are with you a lot. And I know you are not thinking this right now, but because I seem to be only wise in retrospect (sadly) when all of your sweet ones have flown the nest...instead of falling into a well of despair...you have created a wonderful, fun, and busy life you can continue to grow in.

  15. Image for Sandy Sandy

    Wow, Congratulations Rock Star. Oh, how many times I wrote a comment that you should write a book. Who knew there would be many creative books published. I think I have all but one. I gave you A+’s on all your stories, now you remember? Thank you for always thinking of your readers.

  16. Image for Susan Johnston Susan Johnston

    I can't wait to see your new LookBook! But. I'll have to wait for the pdf version...fulltime rvers don't have room for printed things....but I want to use your ideas in my RV!!!! So proud and excited for who you are, where you started, and who you will be! Keep up the great work!

  17. Image for Caressa Medlin Caressa Medlin

    I have never won anything but you won it for me! You are incredible, you are amazing! Congrats on being so FABULOUS and winning such a wonderful award!

  18. Image for Sharon Garner Sharon Garner

    Hello! I enjoy your Thistlewood Farm blog so.much! I’m looking forward to the “Lookbook” and being even more inspired!!! Thank you !

  19. Image for Marty Marty

    Oh my word, that is so exciting. I am jumping up and down with excitement for you. How thrilling. However, you so totally deserve it. Can't wait to get my copy of the book, I know it will be a favorite. SUPER CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Image for Jeanine Jeanine

    This is SO WONDERFUL, and AMAZING, and INSPIRING!! CONGRATULATIONS to uou both!! This is so happily dance worthy!! Thank you for the free book!! What a gift! Looking forward to receiving it and being inspired. I too was the little girl that redecorated her dollhouse, and made cardboard sections for rooms out of shoe boxes, and gathered all the fabric and scrap paper I could find in my house to make my dolls a new room with prettier "curtains" and "bedspreads," and rugs, and.... You're a kindred heart.❤ Celebrate big, friend!

  21. Image for Carolyn Brown Carolyn Brown

    Congratulations! Can't think of another person who deserves this award more than you. Hope I am one of the lucky ones to receive your book. You rock!

  22. Image for Pamela Griner Pamela Griner

    You are such an inspiration. When I first started reading your blog you had 0 books (I think). Now look!!! Amazing and well deserved success. I so enjoy your posts and the personal touch in everything you do. Hmmmm...I was reading Pioneer Woman's blogs long before her huge success and tv show. Your future is going to be very bright ... and I'll be saying "I knew her when." Lol

  23. Image for Lorri Rauscher Lorri Rauscher

    Congrats...I signed up for your award winning book..An email said mine was on the way..yikes!!! Looking forward to sitting and looking through it.❤

  24. Image for Dee Dee

    Woohoo! Not surprised, because it's a beautiful look book, and you are so talented! Congratulations sweet KariAnne!

  25. Image for Peg Peg

    I am just catching up on email and I am THRILLED to hear this news!! You have no idea how happy I am for you...well done and well deserved!! xoxo

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