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October 13, 2014



"So sometimes I wonder how I even justify having a blog." Your blog is a creative creation, a chance for the rest of us to get glimpses into your outlook on living life fully. Not everything has to be about making a profit for the time spent to be valuable. Besides, as far as I'm concerned your posts are priceless.
Pretty please keep sharing!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

I just saw that one in Romantic Country, Karla, and was pleasantly surprised to see it. I loved seeing your home, even if it was "dolled up" for the magazine photos. I wonder if sometimes they style something in a way that you don't think of and so you leave it that way after they go. I'm glad your blog was mentioned. Many times I read an article and wonder if that person has a blog because I'd like to see more of their home or whatever it is they might do that is talked about in the article. Many magazines don't seem to mention the blog links anymore.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique

Congratulations and well deserved Karla.

Laurie Jackson

I haven't seen the magazine yet, but will keep an eye for it. I love coming across your home on paper -- it brings back such happy memories of being there! It looks like another lovely article.


I love to read your blog and many times in searching for topics read much older posts. I even like to see the menus for tea parties and holidays! (Hmmmmm...how about some recipes, maybe???) Don't ever think your time spent writing isn't worth it. We all need a creative guardian angel and you're mine!


Congratulations!! I like the "original" version of your bedroom better than the retouched version!

Becca Spencer

I was excited to see your home in this issue of Romantic Country. I have admired your style for years, but it's even more fun to see you published now that I can say "I've been there."
I must admit, I looked for the little chenille puppy on Sugarwings' bed, but saw that the bed had been styled differently for the shoot. ;)


This was interesting to read about how they re-arrange and enhance. When I read the magazine article it struck me that some things seemed a lot brighter than what I think of as your style.
As far as "justifying" your blog - good golly girl! I adore reading your blog and hope you will never stop!

Karla Nathan

Liz, that is so nice of you to say. It feels good to hear from people on the other side of my blog.

Sorry I dont post much in the way of recipes, but I pretty much make things up as I go.

Beth Boothe

What an honor!!!!!
Congratulations ;)

Karla Nathan

I do feel lucky to be in these publications!

Yvonne Welty

I too like your more subdued colors. I had no idea they did all that for magazines. Please don't abandon your blog. It's one that I check on every day while on my breaks. It's one of the best blogs I've read.

Karla Nathan

Laurie, my home looks so much better with my Birdsong friends in it!

Karla Nathan

Kerryanne, thanks so much for including me in your pretty pages!


Oh, it is so much fun to peek into your pretty house. I'm not familiar with Shabilicious, but I will look for it the next time I'm at the bookstore. I'm interested in reading your article on how to hand-paper a wall that I believe is in Romantic Country.

By the way, you can justify your blog because your followers would miss it if you quit - always a pleasure.


No matter how you look at it -- color hyped or pastel -- it really is beautiful and such fun. Congratulations on the shoot -- I'll have to pick up the magazine and add it to my bloggers' collection! And Karla, I so appreciate your honesty and sharing the before photos, too -- although they're quite perfect (no puppeesh pee was visible anywhere!)


Keep blogging, please! I look forward to visiting with you every few days, even if only in a virtual sense. I feel as if I've known you for years!


Karla, I am already prepping for thanksgiving day family dinner...with just family! I would be living on coffee, wine and nerves if I was readying my home for a magazine shot. The very idea makes me queasy. But I sure do like looking at the beautiful photos of your home. :) hugs...Charlotte.

Karla Nathan

It is a lot of work getting the house ready, Charlotte. Luckily, my husband was out of town, and I even banned the rest of the family the day before! I packed picnic bags for them and sent them on a sleepover in the den, they werent allowed to mess anything up.

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About Karla Nathan

Creating Art Journals

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