So Close to Amazing


So Close to Amazing

This is a book celebrating the incredible, awesome, special individual within each of us. It’s also a book for anyone who has ever mismatched her shoes or trimmed her own bangs when a professional might have been a better choice or added too much soap to the washer and watched it overflow.

(Not that KariAnne Wood has ever done any of these things.)

Fans of The Magnolia Story and The Pioneer Woman will love this debut memoir from the beloved Thistlewood Farms blogger. So Close to Amazing is a collection of hilarious and heartfelt reflections on getting it almost right? and how, instead of giving up, we can choose to simply embrace our real selves right where we are. It’s a story of transparency and honesty and recognizing that perfection is completely overemphasized and overrated. It’s about grace and learning from mistakes and rejoicing in every victory, no matter how small. Because when you find joy in the “you” God created you to be, you’ll discover the amazing that was there all along.

Contains beautiful DIY project ideas anyone can do, whether you’re Pinterest perfect or craft challenged? homemade signs, centerpieces, recipe walls, and more!

Ever feel overwhelmed by all that surrounds you in your home? Maybe our blessings have become a burden. Join Kathi Lipp and KariAnne Wood, the author of “So Close to Amazing”, as they discuss how to live the life you want to live by simplifying and decluttering, DIY style.

BONUS What would you love to do to your house to make it more lovable to you? Answer this question in the comments section and be entered to won a copy (we will be giving out three copies) of “So Close to Amazing”.

DIY Home Decorating with KariAnne

Browse the DIY ideas that KariAnne shared on the podcast at the links below:


Fall tour:

Room with lunch plates:

Book page wreath:



Meet Our Guest

KariAnne Wood

KariAnne Wood

KariAnne writes the decorating and lifestyle blog Thistlewood Farms from the back porch of her vintage farmhouse in the rolling hills of Kentucky. She followed God’s call for her heart and jumped with her family from the busy Dallas metroplex to the middle of the country, where she lives with her husband and four children.

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