My Handpicked Favorites From My Curated Joss and Main Sale! {last days to enter the giveaway too}

I hope you all had such an amazing Christmas!

We have spent days doing pretty much nothing but eating too much, playing games, hanging out with family and watch a ton of movies.

It has been wonderful and exactly what we needed.

Thank you for your response to my curated sale over at Joss and Main.

The whole sale is inspired by our home and style and we are so giddy about it!

For the next two days you can still see images of our home, read the interview with some of my decorating and lifestyle tips and also find products that compliment our style.

Thank you Joss and Main for being drawn to our “cozy, vintage, artsy” style.

As long as I can remember I have been drawn making home beautiful. The older I have gotten my heart has evolved to want home to be so much more that lovely to look at.

Home is now all about the people that live in this home and the people that will also come through the doors.

A home that is well lived in and well loved is so much more beautiful than a picture perfect space.

I hope that when you look at our photos that you see a space where art is made, music is played, books are read all cuddled up and people are loved. So loved.

Welcome to our curated sale!

I thought it would be so fun to show you some of the items in the sale that I handpicked to be included.

 To celebrate we would love to give away TWO complete packages of every course on our Creative Network!

We have over 50 free and paid for online courses available and each package is worth over $1500!

We have onlines courses about decorating, the holidays, hand lettering, doll making, mixed media, painting and so much more!

**The winners will be announced on December 29th and will have until January 10th to claim their giveaway item**

 

To enter the giveaway just leave a comment on our last post telling us one thing you loved about the curated sale.

For additional chances to win:

* Share the curated sale on Facebook

* Share the curated salee on IG and tag @jeanneoliver #jeanneoliver #jmholidaystyle

* Follow us on Instagram

* Pin this post to Pinterest

* Blog about the curated sale

Each time you do one of the above just come back here and let us know.

This giveaway will close on December 28, 2015 at 11:59 pm MST.

The winner will be announced on December 29, 2015

Thank you so much for sharing, taking courses, sharing your creative lives and allowing us to do what we love!

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Come and Check Out My Curated Sale With Joss and Main! {come and also enter our giveaway}

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED**

The winners of 2 complete online class packages worth over $1500 each are:

Everything is so you Jeanne. I love the black bar cart as we’re getting ready to redo a few things in our living room to make it easy for entertaining and more cozy.

 

Angi eharis commented:

Loooove everything about your home and your style, always seems so real, I think that’s why we identify with u and because your so darn cute and a great teacher! I have followed your site for a while, taken classes with u and your dtr, I really like u as a teacher. My fav in your house is gonna be the couch, I am obsessed with couches as I am looking for a new one, happy holidays to all! Aloha, angi in hana

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Congratulation!

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I am so honored to announce that my curated sale with Joss and Main has just launched!

The whole sale is inspired by our home and style and we are so giddy about it!

For the next week you can see images of our home, read the interview with some of my decorating and lifestyle tips and also find products that compliment our style.

Thank you Joss and Main for being drawn to our “cozy, vintage, artsy” style.

As long as I can remember I have been drawn making home beautiful. The older I have gotten my heart has evolved to want home to be so much more that lovely to look at.

Home is now all about the people that live in this home and the people that will also come through the doors.

A home that is well lived in and well loved is so much more beautiful than a picture perfect space.

I hope that when you look at our photos that you see a space where art is made, music is played, books are read all cuddled up and people are loved. So loved.

Welcome to our curated sale!

 To celebrate we would love to give away TWO complete packages of every course on our Creative Network!

We have over 50 free and paid for online courses available and each package is worth over $1500!

We have onlines courses about decorating, the holidays, hand lettering, doll making, mixed media, painting and so much more!

**The winners will be announced on December 29th and will have until January 10th to claim their giveaway item**

 

To enter the giveaway just leave a comment on this post telling us one thing you loved about the curated sale.

For additional chances to win:

* Share the curated sale on Facebook

* Share the curated salee on IG and tag @jeanneoliver #jeanneoliver #jmholidaystyle

* Follow us on Instagram

* Pin this post to Pinterest

* Blog about the curated sale

Each time you do one of the above just come back here and let us know.

This giveaway will close on December 28, 2015 at 11:59 pm MST.

The winner will be announced on December 29, 2015

Thank you so much for sharing, taking courses, sharing your creative lives and allowing us to do what we love!

 

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Teen Boys and Men {that don’t feel last minute}

If you still have special people on your list and you haven’t been able to find that perfect gift for them I hope this list will help.

I LOVE gift idea lists and I am hoping you do too!

I wanted to start with the teen boys and men because they are harder for me to shop for (and maybe you feel the same).

 

1. Clarisonic for men.  Boys like to take care of their skin too and will pretty much do anything necessary to not have acne. At least this one looks cool!

2.  We love clothes in this home and Kelly blames me for our kids being into fashion:-)  I love that they each have their own style and really love expressing themselves through their clothing. It is fun to see this side of them. Vans is a long standing tradition because Kelly grew up going to the skate parks in California.  Jack was wearing baby vans and now really loves their clothing too.

3. Instant cameras are fun for everyone and this style is awesome for boys

4. Music is a huge part of the kid’s lives just like it was for most of us growing up (and even now).  These allow everyone to listen without driving the other people in the house nuts!

5. My kids love having things to do with their friends and family besides tech. Having fun games around just makes it that much easier.

6. Soft tip darts are the perfect accessory to any teen bedroom. Sure the wall is a little beat up around it but safer and less messy than the metal darts I grew up with.  My little sister MAY have gotten one of those rusty metal darts stuck in her leg.  May.

7. This portable charger is pretty much a must for everyone in your family!

8. We probably have more beanies than we can count around here but we are still drawn to them wherever we go. I am a sucker for them too.  The plus is that it doesn’t matter if you are having a bad hair day:-)

9. Last year we got Jack a leather journal and a really nice pen (and this is something he asked for).  Everyone deserves something beautiful to sketch in or a place to collect your thoughts.

10. A turntable is just plain fun! We have a few in our home and we love trading out our favorite vinyl with each other.

11. My friend Alexis got all of my kids wearing Stance socks way before they were popular.  Now printed socks in all brands are everywhere and we tease Alexis that she needs to tell us what trend is next.

12. Bluetooth speakers are easy, portable and lets you share your music wherever you go.

13. Our Jack is one of the best dressed boys we know and joggers are one of his favorite pants.

14. Never Summer Longboards are guaranteed to get your boy away from the computer and out on the roads.

15. Each of our children started piano in first grade and within the past few years Jack has also taken to the guitar and has an incredible teacher.  I know he loves the easy of taking his music with him anywhere.

16.  Last year we bought Jack a midi keyboard so he could start composing and recording his music.  This definitely has a learning curve but it has been a lot of fun.

Jack wants to make sure that you know he also loves video games :-) and here are his top games: Call of Duty Blackops III, Star Wars Battlefront III, Minecraft.

  1. Be warned that when you get your husband a fitbit that he will compete about everything physical activity.  You have been warned.

2. My husband is tech all the way and he installed the Nest heating and cooling controls in our home over a year ago and it is amazing. I have to agree with him. We can even control the temperature from our phones while we are away.  We have saved money on heating and cooling too.

3. Rechargeable drill. Enough said.  Your husband will love you.

4. Sonos speakers are the coolest. We have different ones throughout the house. It allows everyone to play their own music and playlists wherever they are in the house. Another thing that I would never have without a techie husband.

5. As a couple of entrepreneurs in this house we love this magazine subscription. This is a good gift for any business owner/dreamer in your life.

6. The portable charger again. Sorry. You need one.

7. My husband loves to run and this makes listening to your music on your phone so much better than holding it the whole time.

8. I may not understand it but boys love toys and my biggest boy LOVES drones.  This was his gift a few years ago and it is a blast.

9. A little pricey but Kelly wears them all of the time and often on his runs.  They are super comfortable and I even have the girl version.

10. We all have a vice right? Well, we love coffee and this makes one bad ass cup. It is true. There was no other word that was appropriate. I am sorry mom.

11. I have the earbud version of these and they save me all of the time. They are sound canceling headphones and it allows me to travel on a plane and sleep, work at a coffee shop and actually think and sometimes at home write when kids are loud and crazy all around me. Priceless to me.

 

Holiday Housewalk 2015

How do you say goodbye to a home and bring in the holidays for the last time at an address?

The past few weeks have brought such a storm of mixed emotions and now the reality that we are moving from the only home our children have known.

We love it pretty simple around here for the holidays and this year will be the biggest exhale of all.

The sweetest way to honor a home that we have loved so much (and that has loved us right back) is to just slow down and love each other even more.

I hope you will give us some grace this year for the house walk as we unexpectedly found a property, placed our home on the market on Thanksgiving day and have had showings ever since until today.

I made the very conscious decision to choose peace, family and simplicity instead of stress.

I highly recommend it:-)

We have simply decorated our home for Christmas in preparation for packing and moving.  I hope you will indulge me as I share some of my favorite holiday decorating from years past with some of the new photos from this year.

Merry Christmas!  I hope you are able to take an exhale too and just take the time to be with the ones you love the most.

Thank you Jen for inviting us back again and for bringing together so many gorgeous homes for inspiration.

To see the housewalk from the beginning start HERE.

If you are coming from Lily Pad Cottage I am so glad you are here and welcome!

Kelly is incredible and her decor is so inspiring.

Welcome to our home…

I am loving my deer and branch antlers from Joss and Main! The kids love it and it goes perfectly with the simple decor and natural elements that we love to decorate with.

We all decorated the tree last night and shared some of our favorite Christmas memories from this house.

Don’t you just love home? It is truly one of the most beautiful words.

At least we rewarded the kids with s’mores for the long days of painting, cleaning and pretty much not allowing them to live in our home for the past few days.

The tray is from Joss and Main and is the perfect size!

Some of my favorite images from previous holiday housewalks!

I am excited to make the new house our home and to share it with you along the way!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

My family wishes you a Merry Christmas!

The next stop on the housewalk is Bre from Rooms for Rent! Bre is truly one of my favorite ladies in the world! This girl is crazy talented and is authentic through and through.

Come on over to see Bre’s home all dressed up for Christmas…

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I would love to have you check out my creative network where I have over 50 free and paid for online courses.

It is truly a lifestyle network with courses about home, cooking, bee keeping, art and so much more!

Come on over…

Coming January 1, 2016 is our new FREE series Listening | Finding the Quiet

How do you want to start 2016? I know that the world can be really loud and I have to take intentional steps to quiet it and to slow down.

If you feel the same I would love to have you join 20+ men and women as we share our own finding the quiet journey!

Some of your favorite creatives and bloggers will be joining me for this FREE series!

Come on over and read all about it. We would love to have you join us!

To join this free study you just need to be registered at jeanneoliver.ning.com (registering is free).

Once you are on the site you will find this study, free videos (business and art), my Creativity Takes Courage series and new online courses along the left hand side of the page.

You will find all of our courses/videos under the COURSES heading.

To register for Listening | Finding the Quiet

1) Go to COURSES along the left hand side of the page

2) Go to the bottom of the course and click “view all” to find Listening | Finding the Quiet

4) Click on Listening | Finding the Quiet

3) Click the +join button on the upper right hand side

4) All of the details are on the page and you are all set for the study to begin on January 1, 2016

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Finding Fall Home Tour With Better Homes And Gardens

I hate running from one place to another and nothing makes me happier than a slow day at home so I can’t tell you how happy I am that I am your last stop on the Finding Fall Home Tour.

I get to spend more time with you and we all can take a big exhale, I can get you a coffee and we don’t have any place to run off to.

If you are coming from Miss Mustard Seed I know you are overflowing with inspiration! That girl knows how to do it right!

I am go glad you are here and that you have taken the time to take a peek into our home dressed up for fall.

Fall is my favorite and it is not just because I have a love affair with sweaters and boots!

Fall is when I seem to turn my head and heart towards home even more than usual and I find myself opening my doors to others more.

It isn’t just the holidays…it is something different.

Things seem to slow down and you just don’t want to let it slip away.

In the midst of your busy day to day, dishes in the sink, pajama pants still on at 3pm or your hair up in a messy bun I hope you also find yourself opening your door to those around you this season too.

Welcome to our home…

Let’s start with the kitchen because this space is truly the heart of our home.

This is where we spend our time talking, working, eating and gathering in general.

[Learn how to make this paper roll holder and the hand lettering in the brand new Art of Home | Modern Simple Living]

{You can find the Persimmon gallery wrapped canvas HERE}

Next to the kitchen is our butler’s pantry which has really become the perfect place for coffee, tea and our bar (if you can call it that).

{If you love Sweet Melissa as much as I do you can find her HERE.}

Next to this space is my art studio. Coincidence? No!

This is where you will find us talking in the mornings, drinking coffee and doing school

I love gathering spaces and this sure meets that need in our family.

Our library is cozy and the space where we keep some of our books and our piano.

Hearing the children play is one of my favorite things on this earth!

Let’s head up stairs and at least show you what is clean (picked up works for me).

This is our master bedroom and there will be some fun changes in here this fall. I can’t wait to show you what a little paint can do!

When I have the time I really love to pull objects together I already have and go outside to gather branches and flowers for a simple table setting.

I really encourage you to just look for what you have and to use what is outside your front door.

I truly believe when we make the people more important than the perfection the whole atmosphere of our home changes.

We are atmosphere makers! We really are! What kind of atmosphere are we creating in our homes?

Thank you so much for touring our home!

Thank you to Finding Home for including me with such incredible designers and bloggers!

To view this week long tour head to Finding Home  and start from the beginning!

If you are interested in my brand new online course all about creating an artisan home I would love to have you read more about the Art of Home | Modern Simple Living!

It has only just begun!

Art of Home | Modern Simple Living will be about some of the lost arts of caring for our home and family.

Each week will contain step by step videos with decorating, cooking, gardening, entertaining, housekeeping and more…so much more!

The following will be shared: The Art of Farm to Table, The Art of Gathering, The Art of Domestic Moxie and The Art of Reclaimed Style.

This four week course is your favorite home and cooking magazines come to life!

Maybe it will even bring back sweet memories and we will all learn from each other.

We would love to have you join us!

Other posts you might enjoy…

Teen Daughter’s Bedroom Makeover

 

 

Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}

Becoming: A free study

Fall Home Tour 2014

 

Christmas Home Tour 2014

 

Our teen son’s bedroom makeover

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Art of Home Launch and a Celebration Giveaway!

I MAY be a few days late for this!

It was my intention to open the giveaway the day Art of Home | Modern Simple Living began and then we have been so crazy busy with the new courses that I didn’t make it over here!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Better late than never and this is such a good giveaway!

I asked each of the teachers of Art of Home to share some of their favorite things that they use all of the time for home.

Guys! Seriously, have you looked below? Do you see what we are giving away?

So good!

This giveaway is our way to celebrate the new course, the heart behind it, the women that have signed up and the growth of our creative network.

We just want to celebrate and we hope you will join us!

{We are showing you how to create your own hand lettering menu in week two of Art of Home and you learn how to make this paper roll holder in week four!}

What we are giving away:

* Paper Roll Holder and Kraft Paper

{We are showing you how to create your own hand lettering menu in week two of Art of Home and you learn how to make this paper roll holder in week four!}

The winner of the Paper Roll Holder:

Cecilia Schilhab from her entry on Instagram.

* Cleaning supplies by Murchinson Hume

The winner of the cleaning supplies:

Kari Payne commented:

I love that I have finally found my own personal style which has taken me years. It’s a gift to have your home express your creativity and represent you and your family and your interests. I love the memories we have made in this house, and I love that it is comforting and welcoming to our family and friends. But most of all, I love the people in it. I’ve been thinking about everything that people have lost in the Butte fires (not far from me here in N. California) and I realize that the most important “things” are your loved ones and the memories you have made together. It’s given me a new perspective on my home and I am grateful. Even if my house is not perfect, it’s amazing to have a home and family. <3

* Amber & Moss Candle

The winner of the candle:

AND, of course, I already follow all the Art of Home gals except Kennesha, who I added the first day of class! <3 Loving the videos and getting to know you and your families all more. . .

* Boos Blocks

The winner of the Boos Block:

I love how my son is so excited that Saturday and Sunday are stay at home days. He comes into our room in the morning, climbs into bed with us, and says, “Do we get to stay home today?” And I am currently loving the way the light is changing as we enter fall and the windows are open to let the breeze in-it is my FAVORITE time of year-especially the light of fall.

* Cup Rack

The winner of the cup rack:

Mikal McPherson commented:

I love that home is where my true loves (husband and kids) gather. It doesn’t matter if we are eating beans and cornbread or the fanciest holiday dinner. It doesn’t matter if we are playing Monopoly or planting the garden. It doesn’t matter if we are laughing until we cry, or crying our eyes out in pain. We are together and I feel the greatest love imaginable.

* Immersion Blender

The winner of the immersion blender:

My favorite thing about being home is the way it feels when all my people are here together…with praise music playing, a candle burning, and something baking in the oven :)

* Rustic Joyful Foods Cookbook

The winner of the cookbook:

Robin Muik commented:

Home–where I can curl up in my jammies with a hot mug of something and sit by the fire–any time of day or night! Home–where the whole realm of emotions can be expressed safely, and we love and support each other no matter what the circumstances. Home–where tears and laughter are shared, multiplying joys and dividing sorrows!

* Staub Pot

The winner of the Staub Pot:

Christine G. commented:

I love that my home is a happy, loving, comfortable place to be. Although we have 5 kids living under our roof and our home is busy, it’s a peaceful place to be. I cherish the memories we’ve made in our home.

* Iron and Wine CD

The winner of the CD:

I love the peace and comfort home provides.

 

 

**The winners have until October 2, 2015 to claim their giveaway item**

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To enter the giveaway just leave a comment on this post telling us one thing you love about home.

For additional chances to win:

* Share this new course and giveaway on Facebook

* Share this new course on IG and tag @jeanneoliver #artofhome

* Follow us on Instagram

* Blog about the new course

Each time you do one of the above just come back here and let us know.

This giveaway will close on September 24, 2015 at 11:59 pm MST.

The winner will be announced on September 25th.

Thank you so much for sharing, taking courses, sharing your creative lives and allowing us to do what we love!

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The registration price for this four week online course is $64.95. This course will begin on September 15, 2015 and you will have LIFETIME ACCESS* to the videos.

To read more about what you will learn in the course or to register please click HERE.

If you are new to our creative network here are easy steps to get you started…

1. Register at jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free).

2. Once your account is active you are able to take advantage of our free courses, series and even pay for courses.

3. Go to jeanneoliver.ning.com and along the top header click on “COURSES” and you will be able to view all three pages of online courses and free series.

4. To purchase a course please choose your course, click on the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be INSTANTLY in the classroom.

5. All videos can be found along the right hand side of the page under “COURSE CONTENT”.

*as long as we manage this site

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Art of Home | Modern Simple Living Begins Tomorrow!

 Tomorrow the online course the Art of Home | Modern Simple Living will begin!

We would love to have you join us as we celebrate home and simple ways to create an artisan lifestyle.

Here is a peek into week one…the Art of Farm To Table.

(Keep in mind that this is only week one! What an fun and rich course this will be)

 

 
 

I grew up with a large garden, morning cereal often had fresh berries from the backyard, clothes hung on the line, the sound of the sewing machine filled our home and my mom’s homemade grape juice is still one of my favorite things on earth. I have always loved home and home is the place I want others to feel loved too.

Over the years I have also heard other women talk about things their moms or grandmothers did to make their homes special and practical. Torn knees were patched, everything was made from scratch, fresh produce was preserved for winter and someone was stitching something sweet and lovely. I think that many of us want to make sure we preserve some of our favorite memories and make them a part of own modern lives. We want to create an artisan home!

When we can embrace our handmade home and see the beauty in the little things then our homemaking becomes art! It is not perfect and the beauty is actually in embracing the imperfection. It is following my Grandma Jeanne’s advice to only surround yourself with things you truly love and use. It is pulling out your prettiest things and not saving them for company but lavishing your family daily. It is not apologizing when your home is messy and inviting friends and neighbors in anyways. It is about allowing your home and gifts to be used to do something sweet in you and those around you! It is about sitting down with moms and grandmothers and grandfathers and hearing about their stories and finding your story in the midst of it. It is about passing on the best of it to our children and grandchildren.

 

Here is a little bit behind the heart of the Art of Home!

 

This course came about while talking and cooking with my mom and sister. My sister and I both couldn’t stop smiling about the heart of the course which was including the older people in our lives and listening to the ways they were taught how to make art of home!

 

Art of Home | Modern Simple Living will be about some of the lost arts of caring for our home and family.

Each week will contain step by step videos with decorating, cooking, gardening, entertaining, housekeeping and more…so much more!

The following will be shared: The Art of Farm to Table, The Art of Gathering, The Art of Domestic Moxie and The Art of Reclaimed Style.

This four week course is your favorite home and cooking magazines come to life!

Maybe it will even bring back sweet memories and we will all learn from each other.

Come join us…

Lissa Whitlock

 

 

Breanne Doucette

Kennesha Buycks

Jennifer Rizzo

 

and Jeanne Oliver

 

 

Week One
The Art of Farm to Table

This week is all about gardening, cooking and preserving food.

Week Two
The Art of Gathering

This week is all about opening your home and creating a space where people feel loved and special.

Week Three
The Art of Domestic Moxie

This week is all about creative and fun ways to keep your home.

Week Four
The Art of Reclaimed Style

This week is all about using what you have and finding new uses for found objects.

The registration price for this four week online course is $64.95. This course will begin on September 15, 2015 and you will have LIFETIME ACCESS* to the videos.

To read more about what you will learn in the course or to register please click HERE.

If you are new to our creative network here are easy steps to get you started…

1. Register at jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free).

2. Once your account is active you are able to take advantage of our free courses, series and even pay for courses.

3. Go to jeanneoliver.ning.com and along the top header click on “COURSES” and you will be able to view all three pages of online courses and free series.

4. To purchase a course please choose your course, click on the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be INSTANTLY in the classroom.

5. All videos can be found along the right hand side of the page under “COURSE CONTENT”.

*as long as we manage this site

Photos by Kimberly Taylor

 

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