Archives for November 2011

Building Character {in your kids} and introducing my girls and their new blogs …

Building Character {in your kids} and introducing my girls and their new blogs ...

Normally if I write a post about building character, I’d be talking about adding charm to your house. But not today! I’m over at (in)courage, talking about raising kids….but before I send you over there to read that post, can I just tell you that BOTH of my girls have now started blogs? I’m so excited!! And nervous. Yeah. A little nervous because they have access to pictures of the inside of my oven and other things I’d rather not show off. HA! This could get ugly.

I already introduced you to my oldest daughter Kylee’s blog awhile back (here is a Thanksgiving post where she inadvertently shows off my never-clean-oven and our Thanksgiving turkey), but now, you can meet my younger daughter too.

Building Character {in your kids} and introducing my girls and their new blogs ...

Courtney is a riot and so precious, you will love her and her brand new blog too. Check out Courtney’s fun post on one of our favorite shops and then go read (in)courage to see the ways I humbly built character into those girls!!

 So there you go! Me and my girls, all blogging!!

Announcing Christmas Home Tours 2011 @ The Inspired Room

Announcing Christmas Home Tours 2011 @ The Inspired Room

Christmas Open House!

I love to think about all of us around the world all snug in our homes (hopefully!) decorating and nesting for the Christmas holiday. While most of us live too far apart to actually visit each others’ Christmas homes in person (sad), we CAN visit each other virtually through these nifty little online events called “Linky Parties” (hooray!).

Announcing Christmas Home Tours 2011 @ The Inspired Room
Jack was banned from helping with the Thanksgiving meal preparations.

I, for one, want you all to virtually come over to my house for Christmas cookies in December! Yes, YOU are invited to join me (and Jack!) the week of December 12th for a little Christmas open house partay I’m throwing for all The Inspired Room readers!

You can just come to visit others’ homes, or you can link up your decorated Christmas home too! You don’t have to have a blog, you can link up to a public Facebook album, Flickr, or any other place where we can view your home!  And then the fun begins…you get to visit everyone else who links up! I’d say it is the next best thing to being there!

Announcing Christmas Home Tours 2011 @ The Inspired Room“Please don’t shut me out of a party ever again, Mom. Makes me sad.”

You don’t have to be ALL DONE with your decorating by then either, so don’t worry if you aren’t. You can still link up what you’ve done so far or link up any time that week. But I’ve decided December 12th is actually a good goal, because that is about two weeks before Christmas! This party will motivate me to get a move on!

Note: I will likely have two linkies available that day, one for your Christmas Home Tours and one for your DIY Christmas Projects, so you can link those up too if you’d like!

I did a little bit of decorating already this weekend, did you? I’ll be starting to show you what I’m working on this week!

I can’t wait to visit everyone during the Christmas Home Tours!!!! See you on December 12th!

Let me know in the comments if you have questions about the party! There will be lots of other parties going on as well around blogland in December, and you can link up to as many as you’d like! I’ll try to post a list of parties I know about in the next week or so.

Announcing Christmas Home Tours 2011 @ The Inspired Room

During The Inspired Room Christmas Home Tours party, I will also be looking for rooms to feature to my new Christmas category in Room Tours and DIY, so thanks for linking up so I can find your Christmas ideas more easily! You can also submit them directly via the Room Tours and DIY pages.

Need Christmas decorating inspiration? Check out this Christmas Decorating 28 Post Round Up!

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