Sunday, October 6, 2013

Home for the Holidays

Hello Christmas friends!  It's that time of year again.  The stores around here are actively putting out all things Christmas... to my delight!   

This past year has been filled with children growing up, big decisions, and loads of humbling experiences.  All of which have shaped and molded us into God's perfect plan.  One of the biggest blessings we received this year was to purchase a different house.  This time on 2 acres with a beautiful white barn.  The home is smaller and needed and still needs lots of updating.  We have worked hard for 4 months now and are finally seeing some wonderful results.  First on our list was to finish the girls rooms so they could feel more at home and not so uprooted from their childhood home.  We painted, hung wallpaper, and painted a tree mural on one wall.  All so much fun and time consuming.  We have laid tile floors and moved kitchen cabinets to which we were able to add a beautiful farm sink.  All of which I can't wait to share with you! 

But first on my list of things to share is the Home for the Holidays {Creatively Made Home}.  It is an online course starting October 15 on Jeanne Oliver's Creative Network.  I am taking her Creatively Made Home course and LOVE it!  I am currently on week 3 and can't get enough!!  There are loads of videos and pictures sure to spark any one's love of anything home.  Recipes... oh the wonderful recipes, not just for food.  Different decorating styles and so many beautiful pictures!  I wanted to share this with you because it has made a world of difference for me.  I had fallen into quite a funk and this course has lifted my spirits and made me so excited to decorate again.  I can not wait to see what Home for the Holidays has to offer.  The ladies doing it are so sweet and down to earth.  I am not getting a kick back or anything for telling you this.  I simply wanted to share it with you because it is so much fun!    

If you are not able to take the course don't worry.   I will share everything I implement to our home.  I wont be able to emulate what these girls are able to do but I can sure give it a try!

Only 79 more days... But in all reality, this is part of the best time for me.  I love the built to Christmas Day.  I love the cooler weather, the changing colors in the leaves and grasses, and all of the holiday fun.  Blessings to you and yours!



Vicki said...

Glad to see you again! Sounds like you've had a lot of change in your life since last Christmas. I look forward to reading your posts this holiday season!

Dorothy said...

Hi Mandie,

Congrats on your new home. We also moved last December, a week and a half before Christmas. Won't it be fun to decorate for the holidays. I have some fall things up now. Glad you're back and am looking forward to more posts. Good luck with your new home!

Dorothy said...

Mandie I read your comment about your cat you used to have and her name was Jinxy. I had to laugh because that's the name of my white cat too! Isn't that funny. O.K. I'll visit again soon.

Terra said...

How good you are accomplishing a lot of updates in your new home.
I am giving away a copy of my co-authored Christmas book, on my blog this week; just visit and leave a comment for a chance to win.

Pearl Maple said...

Congratulations on your new home and the fun that comes with building a nest for your family.