I have been enjoying the Nester's Christmas Tour of Homes each year since I began blogging back in 2007! (although I believe BooMama was hosting it back then)
I really enjoy "visiting" with others in blogland and the exchange of visits and comments that goes on as well as seeing everyone's different styles of decorating and also sharing/recording for myself to look back on how I decorate for Christmas around my house.
This year though, Myquillyn wrote the most thoughtful and wonderful post about the tensions between our lives here in America and celebrating Christmas and what is happening in Aleppo, Syria. I really encourage you to read it. You can find it here.
I enjoy sharing our home with you but even more than that if you haven't heard of the work Preemptive Love is doing, I would really like to encourage you to check them out on Instagram, the web, etc. I have been following and learning about this organization for over a year and I think very highly of them and the ways they love and serve well.
Here are six things they shared tonight on their instagram account:
And finally, a little bit of our home . . .
David was on top of things bringing in the logs that he has been playing with all summer just as it began to get cold because he wants fires this winter to roast smores, etc.!
cut out piece of "door art" bought many years ago in Canton, TX and a fantastic book page wreath made by my talented mother-in-law
the hammock swing corner . . .
the hammock chair was a very special birthday gift from my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, stars bought ages ago at the Samplehouse Warehouse sale . . . those were such fun days when they had that . . .
and the color!
water color and oil pastel original art by yours truly :)
made at our very own Fine Arts Center here in Colorado Springs
busy wall of Christmas cards and all the garlands
colorful Christmas coffee table