Once upon a time there was a house (don’t all good stories start with a house)  that sat waiting for a family to bring it to life.  It sat waiting for a family to fill its halls with love and laughter. It sat waiting for nights of family Zumba, popcorn, homework, homemade chocolate chip cookies, tables covered in glitter from craft projects, and kittens curled up next to the fire.  It sat still and patient with peeling wallpaper and empty halls for life to begin anew.

       Once upon a time there was a family (I think you know where this is going). They were looking for a forever and ever house.  A house they could fill with memories.  A house where they could play games of Monopoly that would never end, read books in the leafy branches of a treehouse, follow a winding path to create projects galore in  a tiny art house and tell jokes that always end with “orange you glad you didn’t say banana.”  A house where they could raise turtles and fish and dogs and cats.   A house where a warm fire, a good book and a cup of hot tea were always waiting.  A house for friends and family to know they were special. 

This is the story of how the family that was looking for a house found a home. This is our story.


15 thoughts on “About”

  1. Kari, so very happy to see you blogging again! Your new house is absolutely lovely! I can’t wait to see more of it. I’m working hard to make a house feel like a home and welcome the inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  2. Oh Kari! I’m delighted to read your blog again. You’ve made my day!

  3. What was the name of your blog before?

  4. I just saw your feature at Eclectically Vintage and came to check out your blog. Your home is inspiringly beautiful! I will be following you!

  5. Love the blog. Just read through it. I love looking at all of the pictures of your home. It is beautiful. Do you sleep? Nevermind, I know the answer to that. Looking forward to more! And…..you have a camera? You take pictures now?

  6. Gorgeous photos and your blog is great.

  7. Oh my goodness! I’m am hooked on your blog! It is beyond beautiful… seriously, I think I’m going to go look at all your pictures again and again!

    I’m soooo glad you stopped by and visited me the other day or I wouldn’t have found your blog. Thanks so much for leaving a sweet comment.

    Hope you have a beautiful Christmas!


  8. I want to follow but don’t see the subscribe button. Am I blind?

  9. I just found your funny, inspiring and beautiful blog when looking randomly at just a few of the CHristmas decor blogs on Hooked on Holiday. Thanks for taking the time to write and post. I’m going to share your efforts now with my daughters and my sisters. I like your combination of creativity, humor and seriousness (as in printing the words to the song, “Peace on Earth”). That was stunning. So, Merry Christmas to you and thank you for sharing.

  10. hello, ms. thistlewood farm…. i followed you here from your sweet comment on my blog tonight and, sheesh, i’m glad i did! first off, i love your b/w header…so unique! your kitchen is stunning… i can’t wait to peruse the rest of your blog!

    first, though, i have to tell you that you need to pop into your blogger acct and get rid of your “no reply blogger” ‘cuz then i can email you right back!!

    off to check this space out…after i start following..


  11. How beautiful! I see your Kentucky pillow in the bathroom…where in Kentucky do you live?

  12. shirleysms said:

    I was thrilled to go through all of your older posts to see you living your dream. I look forward to continue to read your marvelous posts!

  13. What a lovely blog you have! I can’t wait to scroll through all of your previous posts!! And your home looks SO gorgeous!!

  14. martha leone said:

    Okay. Well this is kinda neat. I found you because you commented on my nautical drawer. And much to my pleasure, I find that you and I are using a similar template for our wordpress blogs. I’ve been blogging for one month and haven’t seen this template used by anyone else. I love your writing. .. very humorous and super honest. I’m looking forward to reading and following. Thanks for finding me!

  15. here’s my correct link… the name attached to my recent comment isn’t active. Sorry.

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