Merry Christmas from Post Road

by postroad on December 15, 2012

Yes, decorating for Christmas can be this easy. So why, oh why has it been a two month process? I posted about this on my Facebook page the other day… and I know I’m not alone. At Christmas time (and every other time of the year too) we can feel this insane pressure to do and be it all, all the time.

This year I have learned SO much! But by far the best thing I’ve learned is that I don’t need to be it all do it all all the time. This has been my busiest, and most relaxing Christmas season ever! WHAT?! That makes NO sense? Well for instance I don’t LOVE baking so I have not made a single Christmas cookie yet. It’s just not my thing. Not doing it would make some people miserable but it has set me free! I’ve had more time to visit, host parties, decorate, and make handmade gifts. (and so many of you have been SO good to our family…… keeping us busy wrapping up lovely lil packages for you! Thank you!!!) And because of an abundance of supportive people in my life (especially my husband and my sister Annaliise) I am able to do SO much more of the things I love and share them with you.

Alone, would be such a lonely place to be, wouldn’t it?

I’m not sure if I’m the only one feeling this way but I really do feel a deep sense of something growing and changing. I’m not sure if it’s me, my business, my family………. or all of the above. Not in any monumental ways……. but in the small ways. The ways that if you don’t stop to pay attention you might miss ‘em.

I love the way they kept finding their way into these pictures. I usually always snap a few to keep them happy and tell them to scram (boy!! Does that ever make me sound like a heartless Mom!) But I decided especially for this shoot……. what the diggens, keep them in there.  They are what makes home home. I have a feeling that someday when they are grown and gone all the decorating, creativity, etc…… might not have the same level of excitement to it. I could be totally wrong but I envision that at that stage, maybe(?) I won’t need the free therapy?? ;)

ok…….. I am off to dream and plan and play and celebrate Christmas with the family for the next couple of weeks!! Merry Christmas to each and every one of you! We are so thankful for you and feel so lucky and blessed!

The Prince of Peace is born!!!

I am leaving you with another corny DIY video (just the way I like ‘em!), a few more photos, and one last giveaway for the year! (go all the way to the bottom for the giveaway details!) Congrats to Valerie #52 for winning last weeks giveaway!

ok, are you ready for the giveaway?!

A full years print subscription to Homebound Magazine!!

Starting with the Winter Magazine (or if you’ve already purchased we will start with the next issue.)

Just leave me a comment to enter.

Feel free to share on any social media sites for extra entries and be sure to leave a separate comment in order for each entry to count!

The full year print subscription is also available for purchase in my shop! You can check it out here!

 

xoHeather

p.s. heartfelt prayers and love to those affected in CT……. I have no words. Just prayers to you.

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Wendy December 15, 2012 at 3:10 am

Your home is lovely, Heather–especially beautiful at Christmastime. Thank you for the chance to win! Blessings to you and your darling family. ♥

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Jenn A December 15, 2012 at 3:15 am

I really enjoy your farmhouse style!

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Sarah December 15, 2012 at 3:17 am

I would LOVE to win- I love the style and focus on family and home! Thanks for the giveaway. sarah

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Dawn December 15, 2012 at 3:17 am

Thanks for inspiring me to stay simply, fresh country for Christmas. God bless you and yours~!

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Cindy December 15, 2012 at 3:19 am

Your home is absolutely beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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Dawn December 15, 2012 at 3:19 am

Thanks for inspiring me to stay simply and fresh country for Christmas. God bless you and yours~!

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Karen December 15, 2012 at 3:21 am

Merry Christmas Heather, love your blog and Christmas pictures. Would love to win. I really really really love your sofa cover. Looks so inviting!!!!!!

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mary December 15, 2012 at 3:22 am

Heather love the simple sweet look of your Christmas Decor! So glad you found the balance of it all this season! We too, have asked Jesus to keep the important things the important things and it has been a wonderfully relaxing, yet busy time.

I did a little tour of my home too- would love for you to come by and see.

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Rachel December 15, 2012 at 3:27 am

Love the holiday pictures. Enjoy the time with your family.

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terri Baker December 15, 2012 at 3:27 am

Id love to win a subscription! I love your home, and am looking for one just like it in my househunts! Id love to live in a house with so much love and history!

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judy December 15, 2012 at 3:28 am

love your simple style!!!! Merry Christmas! I would love a subscription to your magazine!!!

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Shelly December 15, 2012 at 3:29 am

Love your pictures! Love your home. It looks just beautiful ! And I love that the kiddos had to get in on the action!

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Marilyn Ward December 15, 2012 at 3:30 am

Heather, I really enjoy seeing the simple beauty of your decorating style. Thanks for sharing ideas and instructions with us. Merry Christmas! MW

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Christy Barisone December 15, 2012 at 3:35 am

Thanks for a great giveaway. Would love a subscription.

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Laura Benthien December 15, 2012 at 3:36 am

The simplistic way you decorate is so charming and peaceful, just what we need on a day ike today. Thans for the opportunity to win printed subscription, Merry Christmas! Laura

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Terry December 15, 2012 at 3:37 am

What a lovely ending to a great year and thanks for the opportunity for this wonderful giveaway. It’s a pleasure getting your emails and purchasing from you.

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Deborah December 15, 2012 at 3:41 am

Merry Christmas Heather and thank you for inspiring me to keep it beautifully simple this year! I would absolutely love to win a subscription to your beautiful magazine!!
Wishing you much joy…
Deborah

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Cheryl December 15, 2012 at 3:41 am

Such a beautiful post heather. Wishing you and your family a Blessed Christmas

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Jeanine December 15, 2012 at 3:41 am

Heather, I really enjoy your farmhouse style. Your home is so beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win a years subsription. I purchased the fall & winter magazine in print, and I have enjoyed them both very much!

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Sara December 15, 2012 at 3:42 am

Merry Christmas to you and your family……enjoy the next couple of weeks together!
Love the simplicity of all your decorations…so “homey” !!

Sara

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Jeanine December 15, 2012 at 3:43 am

I have shared giveaway on twitter!

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Jeanine December 15, 2012 at 3:44 am

I pinned on pinterest

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Jeanine December 15, 2012 at 3:48 am

I liked this post on fb

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Rita O'Dwyer December 15, 2012 at 3:49 am

AS you said, alone is a hard place to be. And that’s me this year. I can’t seem to get into the Christmas spirit. I’ve been told my job ends Dec. 24th (and with it my place of residence because I live with the lady I take care of). Instead of feeling festive and celebratory, I feel depressed and dark, scared and worried, frustrated and angry. That being said, I really enjoy your blog and would love to win a year’s subscription to your magazine, which I find uplifting and beautiful. I must say I’m a bit envious of your close family, but I am so glad you have that blessing. I hope you have a Christmas filled with peace, joy, and love and a new year overflowing with abundant blessings. Merry Christmas!
Rita at Cashel1916@yahoo.com

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Rita O'Dwyer December 15, 2012 at 3:50 am

I liked your blog on FB.
Rita a Cashel1916@yahoo.com

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Rita O'Dwyer December 15, 2012 at 3:53 am

I shared your giveaway on my FB page.
Rita at Cashel1916@yahoo.com

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Rita O'Dwyer December 15, 2012 at 4:04 am

I shared your giveaway on Pinterest.
Rita at Cashel1916@yahoo.com

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Beth December 15, 2012 at 4:07 am

Thank you for sharing your lovely work! Christmas blessings and peace to you.

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Becky J December 15, 2012 at 4:13 am

The shots of your sweet little one made the posts :) …Christmas..all about the wee babes…starting with Jesus in the manger!! Merry, merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!!

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Kathy December 15, 2012 at 4:16 am

Absolutely love your tree skirt……❤❤❤

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Deb December 15, 2012 at 4:17 am

Love everything you do so a subscription would be a great Christmas present to me!

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Kathleen December 15, 2012 at 4:20 am

I really enjoyed reading your post and seeing your little munchkins enjoying this time of year. Beautiful photos and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas spent with your family:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

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victoria silva December 15, 2012 at 4:21 am

Oh my gosh… love your style!!!! Happy Holidays to you and your family…your little girl is BEAUTIFUL!

Yes please enter me in your give away…would love to win your magazine!

Hugs and cheers
Victoria

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Deb December 15, 2012 at 4:34 am

such a great video/tutorial. lucky you having so much snow!
Merry Christmas Heather ♥

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Jamie Vowell December 15, 2012 at 4:36 am

You are such an inspiration! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! The magazine subscription would be a treasure! Love to win! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
jamievowell@yahoo.com

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nova c. December 15, 2012 at 4:46 am

Merry Christmas! You have a lovely home and family. I am glad I finally learned I don’t have to do it all : more relaxed and less stressed that way. It’s all about enjoying what you have with those closest to you & sharing with others …all the best for the new year.

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nova c. December 15, 2012 at 4:48 am

Pinned onto pinterest : lilnono

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SuZeQ December 15, 2012 at 4:48 am

Heather, I share your pain over the Connecticut tragedy. My heart goes out to everybody involved either directly or indirectly. You may remember the murder/suicide that took place on Christmas morning in Grapevine, Texas, last year. The 9-1-1 call made by the shooter was heard nationally as he said “I’m shooting people.” You could hear the dispatcher as well – and she’s my daughter. I cannot even imagine what is going through her mind today as that 9-1-1 call is being televised and so close to the one-year anniversary of the Christmas morning shooting. Please include her in your prayers, as well as the police officers, the firefighters and the medics that handled the incident as you pray for the Connecticut shooting.

I want you to know that I love your blog and what I mostly love is how you personalize each posting. It makes me feel like you are talking to me – and only me. I always smile when I see my name. And this post, of your home and your precious children is no exception. I hope you have a heavenly Christmas – even without baking cookies!

I would love to be the winner of the subscription of Homebound Magazine. But if I’m not, then I hope the winner enjoyes every word, idea and photograph. Thank you!

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Sue H. December 15, 2012 at 4:51 am

Merry Christmas, kiddo. Would love to win the prize.

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nova c. December 15, 2012 at 4:51 am

I liked the blog post on facebook. Girlfromwva

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Helen B December 15, 2012 at 4:56 am

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and peace and joy in the coming New Year. I would love to win a subscription to your beautiful magazine.

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Andrea Hartman December 15, 2012 at 5:05 am

Heather, on this great day of sadness, it warmed my heart to read your blog post. You are so right to enjoy every minute of your children..it’s lovely to see them in your pictures.
I received my first issue of Homeward Bound today..couldn’t have come at a better time. Take all the time you need for the holidays with your beautiful family…Merry Christmas
Hugs, xoxo
Andrea

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Kim Raley December 15, 2012 at 5:09 am

LOVE the littles in the pictures! So cute. Love the tree and other decor as well. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

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Joy December 15, 2012 at 5:19 am

Love your blog and magazine. Your daughter in the photos is so sweet.

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Laura December 15, 2012 at 5:30 am

Thanks for the opportunity to win your beautiful magazine. Christmas isn’t about cookies, but family. Keep enjoying your family and make beautiful memories. You can always buy a package of cookies at the market right? My prayers also go out to the families in CT.
calltl@ca.rr.com

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Sandi December 15, 2012 at 5:32 am

I love your pictures of your home and children.

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Su Gilstrap December 15, 2012 at 5:33 am

Love your magazine and blog! Thank you

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Suzanne December 15, 2012 at 6:05 am

Yes, today has been such a tragic, sad, difficult day. Somehow your sweet words that there are some new bright lights in heaven has helped. Then I saw your precious, beautiful children and your cozy home, and you… and the world seemed brighter and the spirit of Christmas reawakened. May your home and family be filled with joy and the blessings of Christmas.

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Janet Meyer December 15, 2012 at 6:08 am

Merry Christmas Heather to you and your precious loved ones.

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Heather December 15, 2012 at 6:09 am

How exciting it would be to win a years worth of your beautiful ideas and inspiration in PRINT!! Happy Holidays!

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Debra December 15, 2012 at 6:11 am

Thanks so much for sharing ! Your simple style is something i yearn for in my farmhouse ! Love your magazine !!

This is me ! Hope you have a chance to check it out and our great community on Facebook !
Heres the link
http://www.fleamarketgardening.org/2012/12/14/meeting-deb-clark/
Cheers and Merry Christmas !

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Jenn Tavoletti December 15, 2012 at 6:13 am

Your post was just what I needed right now. Thank you.
Merry Christmas!!
Jenn

p.s. your home looks beautiful. Is that snow I see? I’m in Pennsylvania and haven’t seen much more than a few flakes yet :(

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Katie December 15, 2012 at 6:36 am

Love your tree and the garland DIY tutorial! You are sooo talented! I would love to win a subscription to your magazine. I love it!!!!!
BTW: I am jealous- I wish we had some snow!

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Marianne December 15, 2012 at 7:25 am

Heather,
Your creativity just keeps oozing!
Well done on your magazine, mine has been on the back burner for a couple of years now but you inspire me to want to give it life.
You are an amazing lady and with children in tow, abundance of energy and plenty of loving kindness to share…
Have a great Xmas in snowy land
From Australia xx

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Leena Lanteigne December 15, 2012 at 8:03 am

Hi Heather! I love your post! Your photos are so pretty and your little daughter is stealing the spotlight – what an adorable little doll! I’m glad that she and her brother, who I really couldn’t see much of, were in the photos. Children are so dear, especially when they have that extra special glow and excitement at Christmas time! I also enjoyed your video – you are so cute! Please enter me in your give away – LOVE your magazine! Wishing you and your family a Blessed, Merry Christmas and nothing but Joy during the New Year! Hugs, Leena

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Leena Lanteigne December 15, 2012 at 8:04 am

I’m sharing your give away on my blog, pinkcherubmoon.blogspot.com
Hugs, Leena

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Pam Ballard December 15, 2012 at 8:10 am

Thanks for such a generous giveaway. I love each and every post that you do. You truly inspire me.

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Pam Ballard December 15, 2012 at 8:25 am

Posted about this giveaway along with added it to my sidebar..

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Pam Ballard December 15, 2012 at 8:26 am

https://twitter.com/PamBallard1
tweeted this giveaway as well. Thanks so much for the chance.

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Pam Ballard December 15, 2012 at 8:29 am

http://pinterest.com/pamballard/
Pinned as well… Have a great weekend..

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Celia Cordes December 15, 2012 at 9:14 am

I love all of your photos. The simplicity is so beautiful. Thanks for the video.

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Delana Jones December 15, 2012 at 10:08 am

Love, love, love your home and your blog!

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Alaina December 15, 2012 at 10:52 am

What a great giveaway to end the year. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

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Sequana December 15, 2012 at 10:56 am

Happy Holidays to you and all your family. And a very blessed New Year’s too.

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Suzi December 15, 2012 at 11:02 am

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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Esther December 15, 2012 at 11:42 am

i love simple – it speaks quietness!

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Esther Perez December 15, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I love your magazine and style. Thank you for the opportunity to win

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Jeannine December 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I would like to enter a comment for a chance to win the magazine subscription.

And, I’d like to say, what beautiful pictures of a precious child.

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Kris Pare December 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Merry Christmas Heather! I love your Holiday Home and your sweet little ones. Thank you for the sweet giveaway, Kris

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Stacia December 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm

hug those babies.

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Jackie December 15, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Would love to win the subscription, and your words of encouragement are always an inspiration. Have a blessed Christmas!

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pat hunter December 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Thanks for your inspirational words and decorating ideas!

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pat hunter December 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm

If I could turn back time, and my kids were the ages of the cute little ones in your photos, I would PURPOSELY have them included in each shot…,,,you can’t capture the memories too often! Merry Christmas!

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Denise December 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Your home looks so lovely and I have to say, those sweet faces in your photos truly make the Christmas spirit come alive in the photos. Merry Christmas to you and your family. And, yes, we will all say extra prayers for all those families and friends affected by this horrible evil tragedy in CT. Hug those sweet babies even tighter for us all. Thank you for all the beautiful inspirations you give us in your posts. I would love to win your subscription to your loveliness. Thank you for the chance.

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Sue December 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Heather,

I thoroughly enjoyed your post. It was striking to me how the pictures came to life when your adorable little ones were in them. The pictures without them made me think of the families who sent their babies to school yesterday morning and whose lives will never be the same. I wish you the best and enjoy your time off!

Sue

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Janie Fox December 15, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Love your pictures. I liked you on facebook. I hope I win the subscription.
Have a Merry Christmas. God bless you in 2013!

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Meg December 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Your pics are rustic fresh, very pretty!

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becky December 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm

look your email update and magazine

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Erica December 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Love your holiday decor. Your style is so great! And I would LOVE to win the magazine subscription!

Merry Christmas!

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maggie December 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Heather…
I love seeing your little ones in your photos. Children are such an important part of Christmas.
Your home is lovely with it’s simple natural decorations. I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas.
Maggie

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Holly Irwin December 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm

What a lovely post! Your simple decorations are so charming and heartfelt! Love the citrus ornaments. Thanks for sharing! Would love to win and will post on fb!

Merry Christmas!

Holly

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Joanne December 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Wishing you and yours a wonderous Christmas! My thoughts and prayers are with the families in CT.

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Carolyn December 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Everytime I look at your postings or your DIY projects I have a sense of pease and tranquility. It all reminds me of my childhood where everything was warm and comforting.

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Barb December 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Merry Christmas and God bless you and yours. Enjoy your videos.

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Lynda Naranjo December 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Love the garland, Heather! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! xo

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Marty December 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Yes pray for the families in CT. God is with them. May they find Peace and stillness during their troubled times..

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Sharon December 15, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Thanks Heather ! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year !

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Monica Fullerton December 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your family, and thank you for the generous giveaway! I love your Christmas post and the attitude you encourage for enjoying the simple moments of the holiday season!

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Donna December 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Just love the arrangement in the applesauce press. I have one of those; why didn’t I think of that?! And that’s just why I love your blog-simple pleasures using simple things to keep my home simple and sweet. Thank you for inspiring me to go beyond my own very limited imagination!

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Sue Pagels December 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I would love to win! I got my first Homebound in print and only got to look at a few pages, but so far it’s wonderful!

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Jane December 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I really enjoy your repurposing ideas of the vintage. It makes it feel so much like a home with the touch of our familys past.

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Camille Overmeer December 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm

LOVE the simplicity of everything that you do, also like your idea of not doing everything.just do what you’re good at, and farm out the rest. Would love to win this magazine!

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Kathy December 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I would love to win, but if I don’t I’ll get that subscription. I’ve purchased every one so far and LOVE it. I really appreciate the chance to slow down and enjoy what I have. I agree wih others, vintage and simple are the key. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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Valerie Teeling December 15, 2012 at 3:48 pm

The garland is so pretty—I love how the sunlight shines through the oranges like stained glass.
The antique lamp piece as a cake stand is so creative.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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Sally December 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Love the little ones in your pictures. Precious! Merry Christmas.

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Pam December 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Merry Christmas. Enjoy your time with friends and family.

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Pam December 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Pinned it.

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Pam December 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Tweeted too.

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Bevy December 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I love that you’re little ones have found their way into your photos…

Always beautiful.

This garland. I love natural. Greenery. Simple. All together – it’s sweet!

Merry Christmas to you and yours. By the way. I can relate to what you said about this year being the most relaxed and the most stressful of all. Too weird how that works. But it’s true for me as well.

My prayers join yours for those hurting today in CT.

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BobbiLynn December 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Merriest of Christmas to you and your family !

Thank you for your sweet down to earth style is so inspiring !
I HOPE so much to win your years subscription to HOMEBOUND mag .
That would be a lovely Christmas gift !

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Rebecca December 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Merry Christmas Heather ,

LET IT BE ME !!!!

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deb December 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm

What a generous giveaway! Please enter me ♥♥
*hugs*deb

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deb December 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm
robinanne December 15, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Great Christmas post…your home looks fabulous and your daughter is adorable. would love to win the magazine…
Stay creative and have a blessed new year and Christ filled holiday!
Peace…

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deb December 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm
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Velma December 15, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Heather, I would love to win a full year’s subscription of your lovely magazine. Christmas is such a special time. Our children are all grown and have families of their own so I am thankful that we can enjoy the magic of Christmas through our grandchildren. We are truly blessed.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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Di December 15, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Awesome Heather, recharge and be with your beautiful family. I received my soap today and boy does it smell wonderful!! It is going into stockings today, love the little bags. Boy, oh boy does my shelf and driftwood look wonderful also. Much love and I would love a chance at the subscription. Di

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Rebecca December 15, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Words are not adequate enough to express how desparately this mama of soon to be 7 needed your gracious post this morning. If nothing else, to remind me of the glories of the moments before our rewards are all grown and gone. Thank you – and what a wondrous gift winning the subscription would be! Blessings of His peace to you!

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d smith kaich jones December 15, 2012 at 4:59 pm

uh my. we seldom have snow here. the images looking out your window are a christmas fantasy for me. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. you bring out my inner child.

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LuAnn December 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Merry Christmas to you too Heather and your family. Also a heartfelt thank you for all your inspiration and words of widsom! Would love to win that great magazine to read over and over again!!

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LuAnn December 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Posted a comment on FB too!

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LuAnn December 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Shared your FB post also.

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Amy Murillo December 15, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I’m swooning over my beautiful copy of your winter magazine – LOVE every delicious page of it! Thank you for the opportunity to win a full year of its goodness. Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and the most Blessed New Year- Amy M.

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Sherry Duke December 15, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your family! I love it when your children are in the pictures! Your ideas are beautiful and I especially love the natural and simplistic decorating. Very special!!

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Nancy Carr December 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Love your blog and would love to win. Happy Holidays!

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Nancy Carr December 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I liked you on FB.

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Nancy Carr December 15, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I follow you on Pinterest.

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Emilou December 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Heather, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Thanks for thinking first of the families in Ct who have lost their family members. Our hearts here in Oregon go out to them too with lots of prayers. Also, thanks for including your family in the pictures. You are so blessed. Thanks for sharing, and I would love to win the hard copies of your magazine. Have a most wonderful time in this most precious time of year. May we all keep Christmas in our hearts all year.

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Patty Page December 15, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Heather—Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures & inspiration! I’m glad to have stumbled upon your blog this year. Hope you & your family have a very Merry Christmas!

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Patty Page December 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I pinned about your giveaway on Pinterest.

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Tracy December 15, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Dear Heather, I love your style, photos, projects and more.
I also wish to add to your sentiments regarding the horrific tragedy in Ct. The only consolation I have is that Jesus was there in that classroom arms wide open welcoming those babies home…. Bless all, Tracy

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lucy December 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Love your cozy house, and your chubby little girl is adorable!!

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Brenda Nuland December 15, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Have a wonderful Christmas season!

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marmee December 15, 2012 at 9:13 pm

i love your home decorations for christmas…it feels wonderful and homey.
i would love to win the mag for a year.
happy and blessed christmas season tidings to you.

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Ann December 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Heather, your home looks so inviting. Loved the dried oranges on the garland! You always add such lovely details to all your displays.
I would love to win a years subscription to your magazine.
I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas season!

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Lonna December 15, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Thanks for sharing your unique decorating style! It’s freeing and gratifying to realize what we can make from nature’s bounty. Merry Christmas!

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Kathy McDonagh December 15, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Heather,
I love your photography and always enjoy your pictures so much, and maybe it’s just me, but I think the ones with your absolutely darling little ones are the best of all. I hope you continue to include them!
Thanks for all the inspiration.
Have a very Merry Christmas,
Kathy

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Heather @ Beyond the Aisle December 16, 2012 at 12:11 am

I would love to win a subscription to Homebound!

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Bon December 16, 2012 at 12:17 am

Thanks for the chance at winning the Homebound magazine.
Blessing to you and your family.

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Sandi Allen December 16, 2012 at 1:03 am

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Heather!
Love your Home, it is so Beautiful and your children are adorable.
Thanks for the chance to win Homebound Magazine!

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jean massey December 16, 2012 at 1:45 am

What a wonderful give a way, you are so generous. By, the way, your home is lovely

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Kate December 16, 2012 at 1:55 am

Love it Heather! Great video, and you look fabulous. Love your simple farmhouse style, and so glad you are enjoying a more relaxing holiday season this year. I left many boxes of decorations in storage and opted for fresh greenery and logs and branches for decorating at our house. They are so simple and pretty I might not take them down until I get spring fever.

Enjoy the Christmas season with your wonderful family. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures with us. I love them!
Kate

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Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen December 16, 2012 at 2:10 am

I’m LOVING the videos, Heath! That shot with the garland and oranges over the door makes the oranges look like stained glass…beautiful! Can’t wait to see you in a few days!

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Jean December 16, 2012 at 2:56 am

The photo of your daughter stringing the red beads is Priceless!

Jean

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Dell McCann December 16, 2012 at 4:08 am

Heather, as usual your home is beautiful! I wasn’t blessed with a lot of creativity, but you were, and I get inspired by you! Love that you left your little ones in the photos. Hope you and your lovely little family have a wonderful holiday season, and thank you for all the beauty you bring into our lives!

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Judy December 16, 2012 at 4:21 am

Hi Heather. My finger is tired from scrolling down through all your comments, but I could not pass up the chance to tell you that I love your tree, garland, and that sweet little girl. That is what makes a special home and in light of all that has happened in the last few days, it is more important than ever to remember and know this. I love the simpleness of your decorating and I’m seeing so much of that this year as it is my first Christmas season on blogging and I am going to take the time to simplify my decorating next year. Even if the kids are grown and gone it is still a joyous time to them and they will always appreciate it, especially if you did it for them when they were small..Have a wonderful weekend..Judy

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Becky H December 16, 2012 at 4:54 am

I love your Christmas decor!! I’m def going to use your tutorial to make garland, even tho there’s only a week and a couple days ’til Christmas! Out with the fake, in with the real! I’d love to win a subscription! Thanks for another great opportunity. Merry Christmas!

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moose December 16, 2012 at 4:58 am

HoHoHo and tail wags to all. ~moose

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Diane Porazzo December 16, 2012 at 5:08 am

Hi Heather,
I’ll miss your blog for the next couple of weeks but hope you enjoy your vacation. You have a beautiful family, your children are just adoreable! Merry Chrismas to you and yours and may the new year bring you many blessings.

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maryk December 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

love your style. would so like to copy it myself. maybe someday. i looooove that christmas tree. that is my style of tree, i like the less is more look, but my family would revolt. they think more is more. thanks for the opportunity to win your great magazine.

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Luann December 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Beautiful photos of your home and children. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful, blessed holiday.

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Jackie Thayer December 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I simply LOVE the picture of your little girl with the red and white checked dress with the jeans!! TOO CUTE!! I am going to wear my farm girl dress today when I go out shopping with my red farm dress, jean and my back and red flame short baby Ariats. I won’t look as cute as she does…but it will make me smile. Love your blog.. would love to have your magazine in print! What a great cup of coffee & mag combo!!!

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Kathi December 16, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Wow – a full year subscription! That would be awesome. Heather your home is simply lovely and your children are darling. They are so much a part of home; it’s nice to see them included in the photos. Have a blessed staycation and wonderful Christmas.

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Kitty December 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Such a breath of fresh air. God Bless…

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Raye Marie Chappuis December 16, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Such beautiful pictures. Thanks for the fun!

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Diana December 16, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Your baby girl in the pictures has such a retro feel. She reminds me of my girls who are now 34 and 32. Have a wonderful holiday season, and as you are, I will be thinking of Sandy Hook parents and staff for months to come.
Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

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Darla December 16, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Your magazine is wonderful! I would love to get it all year long…..

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Diane Trahan December 16, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Heather,
Have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year
Great decorating in 2013.
Diane

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shari December 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Now wouldn’t that just be the best Christmas gift??…. a full year of beauty?… yes, please enter me!
sharinicsevic@att.net

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Kim Brandon December 16, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Heather, I love seeing pictures of your home and your children. You are such an inspiration !! I am enjoying being a grandmother to a beautiful almost 4 year old little angel. I try to do DIY projects and such with her that I didn’t see to do much of unfortuneately with my own daughters when they were young. I was a FT out of home working mom and time was limited. Your home and homelife see to be just perfect, I am thrilled to see that with a young family. God Bless your family this holiday season !!!

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Aileen December 17, 2012 at 12:37 am

I would love to win your magazine! Love your down to earth style & approach. Thanks for the chance!

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Sandra Lee December 17, 2012 at 2:31 am

Such precious photos of your little people, I miss the days when mine were that little. Now they are grown, 19 and 21 and the 21 yr old is leaving for a semester in Canada and I am really feeling the blues. I know how exciting it will be for him and I am so happy that he is going but this Momma Bird just doesn’t want her babies to fly away! I treasure the moments this Christmas will bring and look forward to a New Year full of Blessings and growth…I adore your lavender soap AND your magazine! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family xo Many many Blessings to you!!!

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kathy d December 17, 2012 at 2:35 am

Heather, I appreciate all the work and love you put into your blog and magazine, and goods. I wish you a heartfelt Merry Christmas filled with joy and rest and family. Yes i want o win anything you give away!

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Kim D. December 17, 2012 at 2:44 am

mas is Christmas is about Our Savior’s birth, family ties, and PEACE. Go, recharge and ENJOY!
Thanks for the wonderful video…tomorrow I am making a swag for over my porch. What a wonderful idea!!! Thanks for all you do! Also, I would love to win a full year of the printed magazine! What a great give-away!! Merry Christmas to you & your entire family!

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Barbara Weaver December 17, 2012 at 2:47 am

Heather~
The pictures of your home are so lovely. I just love your decorating style and ideas! It would be a wonderful surprise if I would win your magazine. Have a blessed Christmas!
Barbara

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Tonya S. December 17, 2012 at 4:06 am

I look forward to your posts!!! Have a Merry Christmas!

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Jackie Holt December 17, 2012 at 4:22 am

i would so love to win this subscription! I very much enjoy your blog. Merry Christmas to you and your darling family!

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Alison V. December 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm

i love the pictures of your home! Merry Christmas to you and yours. i wold love to win a subscription to your magazine.

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Sheri Briggs December 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Heather you are so creative and talented. I would treasure a subscription to your magazine. You are indeed a beautiful woman.

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Karen Luebke December 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Hi Heather:)…love your blog!….Thanks for a chance to win such a lovely gift. Blessings to you and your family:)

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Angelina Hankins December 17, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Love your Farm House Style!! And I love that snow covered view out your windows. We don’t get much of that here in Texas. I would love to win a subscription to your magazine!Have a blessed Christmas!!

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Valerie Bee December 17, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Heather, as an empty nester I can tell you that you’re absolutely right. Your home will feel different when the kids are all grown and gone but other good stuff will come down the pike for you. Good for you to have found the answer to the Christmas pressure and insanity! I’ve enjoyed your blog all year. Keep up the beautiful work!

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Andrea December 17, 2012 at 11:16 pm

keep up the videos. you’ll get your head in the frame eventually!

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Gail December 18, 2012 at 12:04 am

Glad you found the combination of activities (like no baking) that helps you best celebrate Advent Season. Thanks so very much for sharing your joy and talent.

Wishing a year of even more dream fulfillment in 2013.

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Leah C December 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I just love your farmhouse style…and the photos are beautiful! Wishing you & yours a very Merry Christmas:)

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Laurie December 18, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I love seeing your children in your photos, and I can just imagine them enjoying all of the preparations for Christmas. Mine are grown, but having our 4 grands nearby keeps the joy in our hearts. I am holding them extra close this Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family, Heather.

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Shirley King December 19, 2012 at 4:34 am

Heather, your simple way of decorating is such an inspiration to me! When there is less around to look at, it really makes the things that are there stand out even more! The only thing that doesn’t fit in that thought is your children!! Love, love the pics of all of the children! I have really dreamed of having your mags sitting on my coffee table, and be able to pick them anytime! This would be a fabulous win! But if not for me, I know that someone will get loads of inspiration & ideas! Thanks for the chance.

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Karen December 20, 2012 at 8:54 pm

From my home and heart…. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Thanks for making my days with your posts. I do enjoy your blog very much! :)

Many Blessings,
Karen

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Sandi December 20, 2012 at 11:34 pm

I finally got to watch a video and hear your voice! YAY! I love putting faces and voices to people. You are so cute!! Love the tutorial and would love to be entered in your giveaway.
Hugs~

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Barbara December 26, 2012 at 5:20 am

Merry Christmas! I hope your day was relaxing and joyous! I look forward to seeing more of your posts in the new year!

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Robin December 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Oh, hope I am not too late to enter!! What a wonderful prize to have the chance to receive! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for a Happy New Year!!

Blessings,
Robin ~ Southern Bella

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christine January 1, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I would love to win!

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GLORIA RICHARDS January 3, 2013 at 3:42 am

You always show such nice ideas. I love the fact that some are so simplistic yet elegant. I would love to have your magazine. I’m in the middle of trying to change things around and your ideas would certainly come in handy. May you and your have a Happy and Healthy New Year! <3

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Doreen Brannan January 6, 2013 at 5:20 am

The giveaway is probably over, but I just found you and I’m loving this blog! I watched your video on how to make the garland and will be trying that next year! Do you have a tutorial for the orange slices too?

Blessings,
Doreen
p.s. fantastic photography!

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