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Come and Check Out My Curated Sale With Joss and Main! {come and also enter our giveaway}

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED** The winners of 2 complete online class packages worth over $1500 each are: Michelle Wooderson commented: December 23, 2015 at 2:55 am (Edit) Everything is so you Jeanne. I love the black bar cart as we’re getting ready to redo a few things in our living room to make it easy for entertaining and more cozy.   Angi eharis commented: December 23, 2015 at 9:23 pm (Edit) Loooove everything about your home and your style, always …

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Merry Christmas! {free printable tags and poster}

Thank you for another incredible year creating and journeying together! 2016 has so much goodness promised already and I can’t wait to grow together as artists and individuals. It is such an honor to stand beside you and create this creative life together. Thank you! We have created a small gift below of gift tags and a poster that perfectly proclaims how my heart feels about the gift of Christ. Please download your free tags and print and share with …

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The Last Day For Christmas Delivery! {the shop will be closed for a few weeks}

Good Morning! We wanted to let you know that TODAY is the last day to order from our online shop for Christmas delivery. The shop will be closed for a few weeks to enjoy the holidays and for a much needed rest. We will be back in 2016 with a brand new art journaling course beginning January 18th and the announcement of fun things to come! We would love to wrap up something special for you or someone you love! …

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Holiday Decor Highlights

Last week’s Holiday House Walk was so incredible and I was blown away by the creativity and beauty coming from each home. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite images from the tour. If you would like to take the tour from the beginning I know you will love seeing the whole thing start to finish! Thank you Jen for bringing all of these women together and sharing so much inspiration. Jeanne Oliver Jen Wagner …

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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 …

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Home For The Holidays Sale {make your holidays simple and meaningful}

One of my most popular online course is Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}. This three week course is all about the heart of home and how to make the holidays all about the people you love. I wanted to offer this beautiful and rich course at a discount for the next 48 hours. For the next 48 hours you can get this course for $39! *There will be 65 videos. 30 project videos and 35 discussion videos. These …

This Little Light of Mine {I’m Gonna Let It Shine}

I first saw this video at my church on Christmas Eve a few years ago. I thought it was so powerful and beautiful and I am honored that the creator of the video has allowed me to share it here. I hope this is a sweet reminder during December and throughout the whole year… Now go out and let your light shine! Thank you Michael for allowing me to share your beautiful video. This video was created by Michael Sweet …

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2014 Holiday House Walk

{If you like the images on our mantle you can print them out HERE. We are all crazy for them and love how whimsical they are! Alice, I think you are the bees knees.} I am so glad you have stopped by and I can’t wait to welcome you into our home. I have loved home, making home and loving on the people I love for as long as I can remember. The older I get the more I know…truly …

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Creatively Christmas {a book, some crafting, our home and a giveaway}

Last January Jennifer Rizzo came and captured our home still decorated for the holidays. After months of Jen writing, photographing and creating for her book I believe we were one of the last homes that she needed to photograph. It was a fun time of working and playing during her visit and a sweet honor to be included in her first book! I was able to see a draft of the book before it went to print and as I …

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Want To Get Your Heart Into The Holidays? {This year make it simple and meaningful}

One of my most popular online course is Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}. This three week course is all about the heart of home and how to make the holidays all about the people you love. I wanted to offer this beautiful and rich course at a discount for the next 72 hours. For the next 72 hours you can get this course for $29!  This is 50% off! *There will be 65 videos.  30 project videos and …

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His Law Is Love and His Gospel is Peace

Before I share this post I want to begin with my favorite Christmas verses that break my heart wide open. Verses that put my heart and mind RIGHT where they should be this season (or any season). Really read the words. Lincoln Brewster – O Holy Night (Another Hallelujah) O holy night! The stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth Long lay the world in sin and error pining ‘Til He appeared and the …

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Acts of Service Advent Tree

Good morning! I have been getting a lot of questions and emails about our acts of service Advent tree that was seen in the housewalk. I had intended to write this yesterday but you know how that goes. Even though it is December 11 (how did that happen) you still have time to do some of the acts that I will share. Obviously, you can create your own that work with your family too. This idea originally came to me …

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Some of my Favorites {Come and Join Us}

I was inspired all last week with the 2013 Holiday Housewalk! 32 creative bloggers all coming together and opening their home was so much fun to be a part of. I loved so much about each home but I put together a little collage of some of my favorites. Once I put them together I thought it was obvious how much I love a touch of black in my decor and typography! If you want to see the whole tour …

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Vintage Christmas Tree With Balsam Hill

If you have had a chance to see our home dressed up for Christmas you will see over and over that I love vintage. I love beautiful things that tell a story. No matter where we travel I am always drawn to the art and the history of the culture. If I have the choice to buy something new or go searching for something that may be a bit tarnished…I usually choose the tarnished. Even when decorating I search for …

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2013 Holiday Housewalk {Welcome To Our Home}

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It is hard to believe that we are into the Christmas season. I am so honored to be included in Jennifer Rizzo’s 2013 Holiday Housewalk. If you are coming from KariAnne’s blog I want to welcome you. KariAnne’s home is always so beautiful and full of lovely touches. I hope you enjoy a peek into our home. My children are thrilled that the house smells good, the tree is up …

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Sneak Peeks {Week One}

I can’t believe that the first week of Creatively Made Home {Home for the Holidays} is almost here! Only TWO more days! I wanted to share just a little, tiny sneak peek of week one. Week one will be all about decorating for the holidays. Besides all of the decor project videos there will also be videos from each of the teachers, videos about their favorite holiday memories and even videos about when things didn’t go as planned. Tuesday morning …

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What Makes It Special For You? {i bet it is the little things}

It was November 2001, days before Thanksgiving and only a few days before my sister’s wedding. Family had flown in from all over the country and we were hosting Thanksgiving dinner in our first little home in Ft. Collins. Jack was just a little over 1 year old and this would be the first Thanksgiving meal I had ever prepared for more than just us. I was excited about having my aunts and uncles in our home and blessing them …

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Jennifer Rizzo Designs

Each week I will be featuring one of the teachers in my brand new class Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}! This class will begin October 15th. {last week I featured Andrea Fowler of Keeping It Cozy} This course will be all about loving on your family, friends and home during the holidays. It is also about focusing on what is really important, how to handle the stress and how to create authentic moments with the ones you love. …

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A Brand New E-Course {and a giveaway too}

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED Last fall I launched Creatively Made Home {creating a home that reflects your heart in everyday living}.   I wanted to create a course that celebrated what really matters in your home…..you, family and friends.   I also wanted to celebrate making life beautiful in the everyday.   My heart was to create a course that encouraged women to open the doors of their home because of what was inside of them…not just what was …

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Hold Tight {it is worth the work}

{I surprised my family with a weekend in Denver…I didn’t even tell Kelly} Sometimes I wish I could slip back into time and be a small child that can’t sleep on Christmas Eve with an excited heart. As a child you are oblivious of other things going on around you. {A night ice skating with my sister and her family} I have said recently that the age I am now is very real. Very. You can’t turn your head and …

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Holiday House Walk 2012 {Welcome To Our Home}

Welcome to our home! I am so excited that you are here. First of all I wanted to thank my sweet friend, Jennifer Rizzo, for asking me back this year to show you our home all dressed up for Christmas. I love that Jen puts this house walk together and it is such a fun way to get inspired for the holidays (and to get my act together and get my house decorated early:-)). I know you have been loving …

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Preparing Our Hearts {It ain’t always so simple}

I can’t believe that tomorrow is December 1! How can it be so close to Christmas and a brand new year? I have thought a lot about our month of December and what I really desire for our family. Part of the plan has been built upon two of my three that fight and pick at each other all. day. long (at least it feels like it). I know that siblings do this. I did it and I was really …

The 12 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas {No. 2}

I am so excited to tell you that I am a teacher again in Christy Tomlinson’s “The 12 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas No. 2”. Last year I had so much fun teaching in the course and seeing all the gorgeous ornaments, decor and gifts that all the teachers came up with! I love Thanksgiving so much and I love planning out that special time with my family but I already have Christmas on the brain. We really love to make …

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Eating Too Much Sugar {At My Sister’s House}

I am not a baker.  I’m just not. I love to cook and entertaining is definitely my thing…but baking….no thank you! I will buy whatever I need to to get out of it. This is when it is good to have a sister that likes to bake. I bought all of the dye free food coloring and dye/gluten free candy and my sister made all the gingerbread house pieces and gluten free sugar cookies. My mom is here and she …

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From the past {into the present}

{Maddy and her cousin ZuZu} I am a lover of history. I guess I am a sucker for what was and what is out there….maybe even a little of the story we will never know. I love knowing that things have as much of a story as people sometimes. I love traditions, family, memories. I grew up in a family of five but my mom’s side of the family was much larger. We would all get together at Christmas time …