Lighten Up #39: KariAnne Wood


Today I’m talking with KariAnne Wood, the DIY expert behind the award-winning lifestyle blog, Thistlewood Farms, and the author of So Close to Amazing. Listen, you know I’m terrified of Pinterest and went into this a little nervous she was going to hold me down and make me do something with burlap and mason jars, but KariAnne set me at ease. We share our pancake-making fails, talk about smiling at strangers, and how we can embrace imperfection. KariAnne is fun and funny, so listen in, and lighten up!

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Links from the show:

Check out KariAnne’s book, So Close to Amazing

KariAnne’s website

Visit with KariAnne on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

KariAnne’s Blueberry Pancake Story

How to Leave a Review:

If you enjoyed this conversation, would you jump over to iTunes and leave a quick review? This will help other people find the show. Now, I have to admit that I’m so technically challenged that I struggled to even figure out how to leave a review. You are smarter than I am, but just in case you, too, aren’t sure how to do that, here’s a quick tutorial on Leaving a Review on iTunes:

  1. Go to the Lighten Up iTunes preview page.
  2. Click “view in iTunes,” which will launch iTunes.
  3. Click the “ratings and reviews” tab. (You can also click the “subscribe” button while you’re there, heh heh.)
  4. Select a star rating, then write a quick review.
  5. It might take awhile for it to show up in iTunes, but please give yourself a hug from me.

Thanks in advance!


As always, if I post an Amazon link and you click and buy something, I make several whole cents. Keeps the lights on around here. Well, keeps about one-quarter of one pixel on. Thanks in advance.

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