We’re Officially Home for the Holidays!

posted by Andrea | 12/24/2010

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
there were boxes, and bins, and baskets throughout.

No stockings were hung by the chimney with care
for the bin of stockings is hiding somewhere!

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The scraggly Christmas tree is set up, but not very round
and it’s “naked” for our ornaments are no where to be found.

The gifts are all wrapped in bags this year;
no fancy paper, ribbon, or bows over here.

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Our bedding is washed, our clothes are too,
now what to do with walls of bright blue!

The kitchen is organized; most things are put away
and some holiday baking actually happened today!

Our dinning room is ready for holiday guest
so stop by and visit, we’ll handle the rest.

There are still plenty of boxes that will just have to wait
because we’re here in our farmhouse, and it feels great.

We’re officially Home For the Holidays!

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Merry Christmas

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  2. Janie Pollard

    12/26/2010

    Aww, what a sweet house, enjoy this special time in your life… :)

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Janie,
    We did manage to have fun during the somewhat stressful moving process…but I still hope we don’t move for a long time!

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  3. Leslie @ One Day Before Yesterday

    12/26/2010

    I love this post! Spectacular! Be sure to sand those blue walls thoroughly before you paint them. You will be blowing blue paint out of your nose for weeks!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Yes, I’ll make sure to sand them…and I KNOW it will be a mess!

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  4. The Gaertegang

    12/27/2010

    I think this post is so clever…i agree with you the blue walls need to go…I LOVE your dining room!! I especially love the paint color and light fixture! Yesterday we were able to start a little demo work on the our new house…felt so good to get all that ugly wallpaper off the walls..we even ripped up some carpeting!! More details to come at my blog later this week…pics finally too!

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  5. Jolon @ Savvy Chic Savings

    12/27/2010

    You are too cute. Love the poem.
    Congrats on the new house!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Jolon!

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  6. Lindsey

    12/28/2010

    Oh, I am in love with your house (and the fantastic things you have done with it already!) What a great table and your bed is exactly how I want mine to look — may I ask where you got your linens?

    Welcome Home!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Lindsey,
    We have A LOT of work to do on our house…but things are going well. We will start some major renovations after the New Year!

    As far as the table and the bedding… unfortunately, I made them!
    I made the farm table 2 years ago and the bedding is kind of a compilation. I always use plain white sheets so I can mix and match everything else. I made the bed-skirt out of brown cotton fabric…and then cream lace over top. Also, I used a plain brown sheet to put over the top blanket…I think this makes things look nicer. The quilt is from a local discount home store and the cream comforter was from a garage sale years ago {it’s actually for a twin bed!}

    Sorry I can’t be more helpful…but I’m super cheap so I rarely ever get stuff from the store. I also buy everything in neutral colors so I can easily change things out for the holidays, seasons, etc. Then I add different throw pillows or quilts for color.

    Let me know if you have other questions. I’m happy to help!!

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  7. megan @ whatmegansmaking

    12/29/2010

    I LOVE your house! So cute! And you already have it set up so nicely :)

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  8. mandi@itscome2this

    12/30/2010

    Andrea I missed this during the holidays! CONGRATS!!! The house looks so adorably cute! How exciting to start the New Year in your new dream home! Congrats again!!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Mandi!

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  9. Natalia

    03/26/2014

    I don’t remember reading this post before. Unfortunately, I didn’t know about your blog back then, but I thought I have read ALL of your wonderful articles by now…
    I love the cheerful poem. Your house looked so lovely, but you’ve made so many {even-better} changes since then!!! Unbelievable progress! Good job!
    Thanks for resurrecting this post.

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