Holiday Housewalk 2015

How do you say goodbye to a home and bring in the holidays for the last time at an address?

The past few weeks have brought such a storm of mixed emotions and now the reality that we are moving from the only home our children have known.

We love it pretty simple around here for the holidays and this year will be the biggest exhale of all.

The sweetest way to honor a home that we have loved so much (and that has loved us right back) is to just slow down and love each other even more.

I hope you will give us some grace this year for the house walk as we unexpectedly found a property, placed our home on the market on Thanksgiving day and have had showings ever since until today.

I made the very conscious decision to choose peace, family and simplicity instead of stress.

I highly recommend it:-)

We have simply decorated our home for Christmas in preparation for packing and moving.  I hope you will indulge me as I share some of my favorite holiday decorating from years past with some of the new photos from this year.

Merry Christmas!  I hope you are able to take an exhale too and just take the time to be with the ones you love the most.

Thank you Jen for inviting us back again and for bringing together so many gorgeous homes for inspiration.

To see the housewalk from the beginning start HERE.

If you are coming from Lily Pad Cottage I am so glad you are here and welcome!

Kelly is incredible and her decor is so inspiring.

Welcome to our home…

I am loving my deer and branch antlers from Joss and Main! The kids love it and it goes perfectly with the simple decor and natural elements that we love to decorate with.

We all decorated the tree last night and shared some of our favorite Christmas memories from this house.

Don’t you just love home? It is truly one of the most beautiful words.

At least we rewarded the kids with s’mores for the long days of painting, cleaning and pretty much not allowing them to live in our home for the past few days.

The tray is from Joss and Main and is the perfect size!

Some of my favorite images from previous holiday housewalks!

I am excited to make the new house our home and to share it with you along the way!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

My family wishes you a Merry Christmas!

The next stop on the housewalk is Bre from Rooms for Rent! Bre is truly one of my favorite ladies in the world! This girl is crazy talented and is authentic through and through.

Come on over to see Bre’s home all dressed up for Christmas…

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  1. Laura

    So beautiful Jeanne, as always. So excited for you and your family on this bitter sweet journey. Thank you for sharing your journey so beautifully! Best of luck for all that is ahead!

  2. karen

    I lovelovelove your home, have since the first time I saw it! I can’t wait to see what you do with the next house, you and your family will bring it to life and give it love and personality! Such an exciting journey~thanks for sharing it with us! Happy Holidays! karen…

  3. Lisa Mothersead

    Beautiful. Every corner of your home shows a love of life, and home, and family. No suprise here that family was thought of first and foremost. Enjoy the change ahead. Merry Christmas.

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  5. linda

    oh jeanne, my goodness so beautiful!! I just stumbled on your blog & gorgeous tour …. all of it so lovely! would you mind sharing where the small prints are from, hanging from the clothespins in the kitchen. thank you!

  6. Vanessa

    Truly, truly lovely my friend. The details are exquisite in their simplicity and you captured the true beauty of this time of the year so perfectly. Praying for you as you embark on your new journey!

  7. Krista

    I don’t comment often, but I’ve loved your blog & your home for about 5 yrs now. The decorating is beautiful & simple! Every picture is “pin-worthy”! I’m sure it’s bittersweet to leave this special home, but I look forward to following this next part of you & your family’s journey. Merry Christmas!

  8. melony

    “I made the very conscious decision to choose peace, family and simplicity instead of stress.” I think I will join you as a conscientious objector to stress and chooser of peace, family and simplicity. You said it with your words and then showed it with these pictures, beautiful and inspiring in all the right sort of ways!

    1. linda

      hi jennifer! thank you for hosting all the beautiful home tours, all just so lovely and such an inspiration!! I’m wondering, (because I know you are in the know) if you might know where the notecards/small prints in jeanne’s kitchen might be from? the ones that are hanging by clothespins under her white shelves? I hate to be a pain and keep asking, but they are just adorable and I love them! thank you so very much 🙂

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  15. Rachel Callaghan

    Thank you for letting us also share your wonderful home over the years, Jeanne. Love your style and attitude. An inspiration to us all. Can’t wait to see what you do with your new home, in time.

    Can’t help but note the contrast of weather – your deep snow, opposed to our predicted 28 degree celsius summer Christmas day in New Zealand!! We will be dining outside in the shade of a tree, eating summer berries and pavlova. Whatever the weather – best wishes for a wonderful holiday season, Jeanne, to you and your family. Sounds like 2016 will bring all sorts of wonderful new adventures. Rachel xo

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