I know, I know, it is only Halloween, but I just had to buy this Christmas magazine.
While waiting in a really loooong grocery lineup today, BHG Special Interest Publications 2011 Christmas Ideas caught my eye. A quick flip through revealed lots of pretties including the Christmas homes of diy/decor bloggers Layla and Kevin of The Lettered Cottage...
Jennifer Grey of The Old Painted Cottage...
Lauren Liess of Pure Style Home...
and Kate Riley of Centsationalgirl (edited to add this one that I somehow missed on my quick flip through.)
Of course I brought this one home! I find myself reading shelter magazines differently now, always checking to see if the photographer, stylist or home is the work of someone I 'know' from the world of blogs. I admit it kind of makes those articles even better. I can hardly wait for some quiet time this evening to read the whole issue.
I love my husband. my boys. family. my faith. pine furniture. cows. leather furniture. garage sales. white blouses. blue jeans. george strait. rodeos. farmhouse tables. down vests. windsor chairs. beaches. gardening. country music. barn stars. white china. quilts. cowboy boots. crocheted afghans. needlework. muskoka chairs. denim jackets. timberframe homes. pickup trucks. architecture. visiting your blog.
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"Start by making your own home a place where happiness and love abound, through your love for each member of your family and for your neighbor.
Try to put in the hearts of your children a love for home. Make them long to be with their families. So much sin could be avoided if our people really love their homes. "
The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
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