I grew up with a large garden, morning cereal often had fresh berries from the backyard, clothes hung on the line, the sound of the sewing machine filled our home and my mom’s homemade grape juice is still one of my favorite things on earth. I have always loved home and home is the place I want others to feel loved too.
Over the years I have also heard other women talk about things their moms or grandmothers did to make their homes special and practical. Torn knees were patched, everything was made from scratch, fresh produce was preserved for winter and someone was stitching something sweet and lovely. I think that many of us want to make sure we preserve some of our favorite memories and make them a part of own modern lives. We want to create an artisan home!
When we can embrace our handmade home and see the beauty in the little things then our homemaking becomes art! It is not perfect and the beauty is actually in embracing the imperfection. It is following my Grandma Jeanne’s advice to only surround yourself with things you truly love and use. It is pulling out your prettiest things and not saving them for company but lavishing your family daily. It is not apologizing when your home is messy and inviting friends and neighbors in anyways. It is about allowing your home and gifts to be used to do something sweet in you and those around you! It is about sitting down with moms and grandmothers and grandfathers and hearing about their stories and finding your story in the midst of it. It is about passing on the best of it to our children and grandchildren.
Art of Home | Modern Simple Living will be about some of the lost arts of caring for our home and family.
Each week will contain step by step videos with decorating, cooking, gardening, entertaining, housekeeping and more…so much more!
The following will be shared: The Art of Farm to Table, The Art of Gathering, The Art of Domestic Moxie and The Art of Reclaimed Style.
This four week course is your favorite home and cooking magazines come to life!
Maybe it will even bring back sweet memories and we will all learn from each other.
Come join us…
and Jeanne Oliver
The Art of Farm to Table
This week is all about gardening, cooking and preserving food.
The Art of Gathering
This week is all about opening your home and creating a space where people feel loved and special.
The Art of Domestic Moxie
This week is all about creative and fun ways to keep your home.
The Art of Reclaimed Style
This week is all about using what you have and finding new uses for found objects.
The early registration price for this four week online course is $42.99. This course will begin on September 15, 2015 and you will have LIFETIME ACCESS* to the videos.
To read more about what you will learn in the course or to register please click HERE.
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1. Register at jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free).
2. Once your account is active you are able to take advantage of our free courses, series and even pay for courses.
3. Go to jeanneoliver.ning.com and along the top header click on “COURSES” and you will be able to view all three pages of online courses and free series.
4. To purchase a course please choose your course, click on the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be INSTANTLY in the classroom.
5. All videos can be found along the right hand side of the page under “COURSE CONTENT”.
*as long as we manage this site