How Do You See Your Home? {early morning perspective}

{All photos were taken early in the morning before anyone else was awake}


How do you see your home?

Many times we see our home for what it isn’t and not all that it is.

That is one of the main reasons I wanted to create the course Creatively Made Home.

It certainly wasn’t because I believed I had the perfect home, the most expensive home, the best decorating skills or advice you couldn’t live without:-)


I am just like so many other women that love to look at beautiful photos.

Beautiful photos of homes, decor and entertaining.

Why do you think we love blogs, magazines and Pinterest?

Beauty and inspiration.

Many of us long to make our spaces lovely.

We do it for ourselves and to bless others.

Since I have started blogging I have noticed a not so pretty trend also.

I have noticed how seeing so much beauty has made many women feel bad about their homes and themselves.

I have gotten more emails than I can count over the past five years talking about this very thing.

Even the other day a women commented on this very course about seeing everyone’s beautiful photos only made her feel worse about herself and her home.

THAT is why I am doing this course.

I know we have been showing the pretty photos of the homes and projects because….We like pretty!

Let’s be honest….we all see enough of the dirty dishes piled high in the sink, dust covering our furniture and the laundry room with the piles so high we could climb them.

It is fun to show the photos and projects but the course is REALLY about the tagline…

“Creating a home that reflects your heart in everyday living”.

That has nothing to do with a perfect anything.

That is about using your own gifts (whatever they may be) to love on your home, your family, your friends…and even strangers.

 I love things to be pretty but I sure can’t afford everything that I want!

This course is about letting go of perfection, focusing on what really matters, using gifts that come naturally to bless those around you, finding creative and inexpensive ways for decorating and gift giving.

It is actually about getting back to basics.

If seeing pretty photos of homes makes you feel bad I hope that you will come and take the course.

I hope that you will join a large community of women that are just like you.

No matter what they have or don’t have.

No matter what they can afford or what their gifts are…they want their space to reflect who they are.

They want to see bits of themselves reflected in the home that they care for everyday.

They want their family to feel loved and special.

They want their guests to feel welcomed and lavished with hospitality.

There are so many women that want to make changes to their homes and they just don’t know where to start.

I hope this course helps.

 I really, really hope it helps women to be more content with what they DO have and making the most of what is around them.


Join me Monday morning for the final sneak peek and the beginning of Creatively Made Home.

I hope you join us!

Did you know you can become a member of our new creative community even if you aren’t registered for CMH?

Come checkout the NEW SITE!

Register and begin connecting, sharing and joining in the chat rooms and forums.

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  1. mgriffin

    This is a lovely post. You expressed so well the thoughts and feelings many of us have. I am eagerly looking forward to your new course…the inspiration, the encouragement, the community, and the small changes that can make big differences! Thank you so much!

  2. Kristi Visser

    I just told my husband this morning that I wasn’t sure I should take this class because I was afraid it would make me more discontent with our home. Are you saying this course will be “safe” for a girl with lots of creativity and ideas, but a zero dollar budget? I’m imagining myself drooling all over the screen already!

  3. Lori

    Thank you for this Jeanne ~ I needed to hear it right now. I have said it before ~ my house does not reflect me ~ the only room that is complete and not really because of the baseboards ~ but that is a WHOLE other story is our bedroom. I desperately want to work on our living room and I am going to take some pics this week-end to send to you for the course in hopes that I will be one of the chosen ones to receive some advise on it. I do want my house to reflect me ~ I am so excited to start the course on Monday. Bless you for putting this together and gathering these wonderful women.

  4. Lee Ann Garrett

    Jeanne, thank you for the special heart you have in wanting to help others. I was touched by your post and the reason you wanted to start the Creatively Made Home course. I think for many and maybe most people, $$$ can be a big issue in the reasoning for why they get discouraged about their home decor and such. That is why I’m so excited about this course. I cannot wait to learn how to be more imaginative and creative with making my home reflect what my style is..(and I’m still trying to pin down my own style for sure) Thank you for listening to your heart and putting it in action in order to help women. YOU are AWESOME!

  5. Lori Byrne

    I love that you are so easily able to word what I feel as a decorator. I don’t care what the trends are, what the “In” colours are – your house really does need to be a reflect of who you are. So looking forward to this course – after working in the field for 12 years, the spark could use a little rejuvenating!

  6. Barbara Bussey

    Even the most beautiful homes have their “cracks”. Some people focus completely on their home, because there are issues hard to deal with elsewhere. No one gets through this life without being tested. Pretty house or not. Enjoy the course!

  7. amy

    love early morning light and quiet. sweet shots, jeanne. thanks to all you special women for working so hard to put together this enjoyable and meaningful course!!

  8. kara

    beautiful post—so fun for the class to bring a sense of community and to share + encourage….
    blessings to you this evening after all your efforts to produce this endeavor!


    I am so excited. I signed up on the first day this was offered. If anyone is questioning if they should register, just do it. Jeanne’s e-courses are the best, and great value for all the information provided and shared.

  10. chasity

    such beauty and peace and warmth are in your home photos.
    and in your words.

    blessings to you~


    ps is the bedding in the 4th photo from bella notte?
    it is gorgeous!

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