You know what I’m thinking as I type this….

….I’m not sure if I can ever thank you enough.

For showing up.

For all the encouragement.

For celebrating every day with me.

You make my little corner of the world a little brighter when you stop by.

And for that?

I wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart and share this with you.


This is one of my favorite Irish Christmas blessings.

From our house to yours:

“May peace and plenty be the first

To lift the latch at your door

And happiness be guided to your home

By the candle of Christmas

God’s blessings and peace be yours throughout

This New Year”

Merry Christmas

PS Here are a few of my favorite Christmas stories:

When Your Heart Decorates Your Tree

A Journey Well-Carved

The Icing On the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

When Wisemen Bring Dishtowels

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  1. Image for Mary Ellen Tascoe Mary Ellen Tascoe

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. May you all be blessed with the peace and joy of the holiday season.

    1. Image for Rebecca Rebecca

      Thank you so much for your positive posts! I hope you & your family have a very blessed & healthy New Year. ❤️ Rebecca & Joe Thomas North Dakota

  2. Image for Karen Miles Karen Miles

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family, Karianne, and thank you for enriching our lives through the year!

  3. Image for Karenann S. Karenann S.

    A very Merry Christmas to you and your family! I have enjoyed your blog for so many years and love to see all the wonderful, inspiring projects you do! God bless and a wonderful New Year to you all!

  4. Image for Judy Howell Judy Howell

    Merry Cristmas to you and your family! You have a beautiful family and your kids are all grown up! Have loved watching them grow through the years! Hope all of you have a happy New Year!

  5. Image for Connie Sumner Connie Sumner

    Merry Christmas KariAnne! Thank you for sharing your heart each and every day. I love to read your blog first thing every morning. May y’all have a wonderful Christmas weekend and enjoy your family time. From this Georgia girl, Merry Christmas!

  6. Image for Liz Shivel Liz Shivel

    Merry Christmas, KariAnne, to you and your lovely family. 🎄 Thank you for your blog that I enjoy reading every day. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to send some fleece softness to Buddy! I hope he snuggles warmer in his bed. Merry Christmas and Happy & Healthy 2024! 🥳

  7. Image for Donna McMackin Donna McMackin

    I wish you and your family a Blessed Christmas Happy Healthy 2024! Love your blog! From the Irish girl from New Jersey Love, Donna McMackin

  8. Image for Lisa Lisa

    Merry Christmas, Karianne (one of the sweetest bloggers I know). Your family portrait is beautiful. All the best to you for a wonderful holiday weekend and new year. xoxo

  9. Image for Karen B. Karen B.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. You are so kind, and you always have such great ideas for HOME, thank you. You have a lovely family. Big hugs to all of you. xo, Karen

  10. Image for Karen Karen

    What a joy it's been to watch your children grow up, Karianne! Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and God bless you throughout the new year!

  11. Image for Deb Wostmann Deb Wostmann

    Wishing you and your's a blessed holiday filled with love and laughter. Thank you for showing up for all of us and letting us into your home.

  12. Image for Lori Pace Lori Pace

    Thank you for sharing all your wonderful decorating ideas throughout the year!! You inspire me! Merry Cristmas to you and your beautiful family!

  13. Image for Lori P. Lori P.

    Thank you for sharing all your wonderful decorating ideas throughout the year!! You inspire me! Merry Cristmas to you and your beautiful family!

  14. Image for Diana Diana

    Oh KariAnne I can't believe the children are grown, time flies. I hope you have a fabulous, fun filled holiday and I'm sending big hugs. Merry Christmas!!!

  15. Image for Maureen Maureen

    Merry Christmas and God's Blessings on your family in the New Year! Your blog has been part of my daily routine for over 5 years. Keep being real! We love you!

  16. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Happy Christmas! Thank you for all the encouragement through the year! You are the best coach and encouraging person! Love to you and family! What a beautiful family ❤️

  17. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, KA. Enjoy every single moment of making new memories and remembering loved ones from Christmases past. Have a peaceful, healthy joyful new year filled with promise and hope and lots and lots of love. ♥

  18. Image for Leila Jane Leila Jane

    What wonderful, beautiful family photos!!! Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a merry and memorable Christmas!!!

  19. Image for Cindy Brown Cindy Brown

    What a beautiful family‼️ Merry Christmas and God‘s blessing to all for the new year. Love the Irish bless as lots of Irish in me..

  20. Image for Olga Haberl Olga Haberl

    Merry Christmas Karianne!! Wishing you and your beautiful family continued blessings throughout the year. Thank you for always sharing your great ideas.

  21. Image for N. Tillery N. Tillery

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. 🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🙏🏼🤗Every idea and share from you has been enjoyable, fun, inspiring, entertaining. Thank you for being you. A bright spot each time you post, email, or share.

  22. Image for Rizae Rizae

    A Very Happy and Merry Christmas to You. May love and luck always be wrapped around your heart and home and the joy of the season be with you always. Big Hugs,

  23. Image for Jean Hamberg Jean Hamberg

    Merry Christmas Karianne! Thank you for all of the inspiring ideas, wonderful stories and heartfelt messages that you share with us throughout the year! (Don't tell anyone, but yours is my very favorite blog.) May you and your lovely family enjoy a blessed, inspiring Christmas filled with joy!

  24. Image for Donnamae Donnamae

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! The “kids” are all grown up….how did that happen? May you enjoy Peace and Joy this holiday season and continue to spread it far and wide. ;)

  25. Image for Judy Young Judy Young

    Merry Christmas to you and your perfect family. I would echo a previous comment that yours is the first blog I choose to read every day. You inspire me so much! You are so sweet, kind and down to earth. I want to wish you and your family the happiest of Christmases and a prosperous, healthy and safe 2024. God bless all of you.

  26. Image for Susan J Susan J

    Merriest Christmas to you and yours! Thank you for all the inspiration and ideas in the past and for what is coming in the future!!! God Bless!

  27. Image for Marlene Marlene

    Those are such wonderful pictures of your sweet family, thanks for sharing, have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  28. Image for June June

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Loved all the pictures and how fun to have another girl in the group❤️. She looks like a perfect fit for your family. Thank you for all your hard work in creating such great posts! Cheers for an exciting 2024🥂

  29. Image for Lee Stearns Lee Stearns

    KariAnne- You’re the best gift this year for me! You inspire, challenge, encourage, create, motivate with humor, love and understanding! You’re “ just like us”! Family time, church, husband, home, dog, food, selfcare are, all important too! Life’s all about balance and you tell it like it is, bare feet, messy bun and all!😁😁. The gift that keeps on giving! Thanks for the time/effort you make to help us save money, be creative, grateful and happy! You ARE a gift to all of us! Enjoy your gorgeous family and hug Buddy for me! I miss my dog so much! Lee Stearns

  30. Image for Carol Carol

    Peace love and happiness to you and your beautiful family. Thank you for all the wonderful stories and great tips throughout the year. Merry Christmas

  31. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Love, love, love those photos! Your DIL has the same wonderful smile the rest of you do. She fits right in! May you all have a very blessed Christmas! 🎄 🥰

  32. Image for pam pam

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Your daughter- in- law has the same sweet smile as the rest of your family. If they had a bloggers contest for the best blogger you would win for sure. I am looking forward to what you have for us in 2024.

  33. Image for Debbie Debbie

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family, KariAnne. Thank you for bringing so much Joy to us throughout the year. Bless you Dear Karianne!!

  34. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    KariAnne Sorry I am late. I have been baking all day. Beautiful family. Merry Christmas to you and everyone close to your heart. I don't know you, but yet I love you. God bless.

  35. Image for Jo Jo

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas & Holiday season. The family photos are beautiful! I look forward to your inspiring posts throughout the year. Blessings to you & your family!

  36. Image for Becky Becky

    Karrianne, A very Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family! You offer so much joy through your blog and videos along with creative suggestions for creating a warm, welcoming home. Thank you for sharing your spirit and laughter so generously!

  37. Image for Jo Jo

    Merry Christmas! Praying you & your family are blessed in the new year 2024. Enjoyed reading your blog and spending time with you throughout 2023. Take care. Jo


    What a beautiful family. Made even more beautiful by your constant care and love.. I've loved your blog for a long time and it is a big important part of my day. Some times I don't get to read it until late in the evening and on very rare occasions not until the next day. But you are always there when I show up, just like with your family.. You are always there..!!!! MERRY CHRISTMS TO YOU ALL..Looking forward to what you have up your sleeve in 2024..Val

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