Our New Home In Pictures

It has been 2 1/2 months since we have been in our new home and land.  In some ways it feels like we have been here forever and then we are reminded we don’t even know this land or home yet.  Before we moved in we had the whole interior painted white and all of the window frames painted black (except for the children’s bedroom window frames were painted white).  We have never done this before and it was the biggest time saver for us to feel like we could jump right in and start putting our home together.  We also replaced all of the lighting throughout the whole house. I starting ordering lighting as soon as they accepted our offer.  I will do a whole post soon all about our lighting and sources.

We are currently having our bookshelves built and a fireplace is being added (hence weird framing in one of the photos).  We have also been working like crazy to get our studio finished.  We have the electrical finished, insulation almost done, walls going in this weekend and our full view garage doors have been ordered.  In between snowstorms we have also been trying to work and play in the yard.  We have fit a lot in the past 2 1/2 months but it is all worth it and we are all in love with our new home and land.

I will try to take photos soon with a real camera but I wanted to share some of the house that I have captured with my phone.

 

More posts coming soon with the bookshelves installed and the fireplace completed!  Thank you so much for looking!

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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

To claim your online courses please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com.  Please make sure you are registered at jeanneoliver.ning.com to make the process so faster.

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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Holiday Decor Highlights

Last week’s Holiday House Walk was so incredible and I was blown away by the creativity and beauty coming from each home.

I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite images from the tour.

If you would like to take the tour from the beginning I know you will love seeing the whole thing start to finish!

Thank you Jen for bringing all of these women together and sharing so much inspiration.


Jeanne Oliver

Jen Wagner

My Sweet Savannah

Rooms For Rent

Eclectically Vintage

Liz Marie

City Farmhouse

Chronicles of Home

Susie Harris

The Lily Pad Cottage

At The Picket Fence

French Country Cottage

The Golden Sycamore

East Coast Creative

Golden Boys and Me

Just Destiny Mag

Craftberry Bush

Dear Lillie

Restoration House

Number 53

Rusty Hinge

The Shabby Nest

Ella Claire

Unskinny Boppy

Jenna Berger

Live Sweet Photography

Duke Manor Farm

The Yellow Cape Cod

Town and Country Living

Nesting With Grace

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Paige Knudsen

Everyday Enchanting

Kindred Vintage

Is your creativity ready to explode?  So much goodness!

If you love what they have created make sure you go and let them know!

Make sure you also check out our Housewalk Pinterest board with Good Housekeeping!

Here’s the full Line-Up of the Holiday Housewalk:

1. Jennifer Rizzo
2. Liz Marie Blog
3. Just Destiny Mag
4. Eclectically Vintage
5. Dear Lillie
6. Kindred Vintage
7. City Farmhouse
8. My French Country Cottage
9. Lily Pad Cottage
10. Jeanne Oliver
11. Rooms for Rent
12. Paige Knudsen
13. Craftberry Bush
14. Rusty Hinge
15 .Town and County Living
16. Duke Manor Farm
17. Shabby Nest
18. Restoration House
19. Jenna Burger Design
20. At the Picket Fence
21. Yellow Cape Cod
22. East Coast Creative
23. Golden Sycamore
24. Jennifer Wagner
25. Unskinny Boppy
26. Ella Claire
27. My Uncommon slice of Suburbia
28. My Sweet Savannah
29. My Golden Boys and Me
30. Susie Harris
31. Number 53

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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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Is It Really Almost Time?

Is it getting a bit cooler at nights where you are living?  I can feel the little changes that are everywhere and they are telling me that fall is coming.  It is always hard to say goodbye to summer but fall will always have my heart.

Fall is when the house gets cozy, yummy foods are on the stove, my favorite boots are pulled out and people I love are around my table more.  Even though school is back in full force is always feels to me like things settle down.

This is a time that I become more intentional about how I love on my family, friends and home.  Maybe now you know why I love this season so much.

I wanted to let you know that today is the last day to get the early registration price for Art of Home | Modern Simple Living.  This four week online course is coming at the best time for those of you that love homemaking or want to know how to love on our family and home better. As I always teach…it has never been about what your table looks like, the food you serve or the home you have.  I promise.  It has always been about the heart behind your actions.

I hope you will join me and four of the most incredible and creative women!

Come and read more!

The early registration price is $42.99 (through today)

With the kids and grand kids going back to school many of you will have more time to focus on your creative practicing and making art this fall!

We have so many beautiful and unique online classes coming up and tomorrow begins Classical Figure Painting with Angie Redhead.

During this one week online class, we will create a group figure painting on canvas. I will take you through the process I’ve used when painting figures for murals, except in a smaller scale.

This class will cover: reference material resources, surface prep, sketching a classical figure outline, composition, the underpainting and painting the overlayers.

Come and read more!

 

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I know it is not officially fall but I had to share one of my favorite cooler weather treats!

Come and try my handmade pumpkin spice latte!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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Where Do I Begin? {if I love decorating, diy, cooking and homemaking}

There are so many awesome online courses out there and sometimes it can be hard to know which one to choose!

I know that your time and money is so important and that is why I wanted to make finding the RIGHT online course easier for you.

The first step we did was create an online digital catalog that would allow you to look at most of our courses all at once and in a beautiful format.

The second thing we are starting is the Where Do I Begin? series!

This will be weekly posts that help you find the best course for you based upon your lifestyle and form of creativity.

Easy and so convenient!

This week we are helping you find the perfect courses for you if you love decorating, diy, cooking and homemaking.

Our home courses have been some of our most popular courses and I believe that is because of the HEART and DEPTH behind each course.

So, let’s show you how you can connect with all of the home courses we have available…

* If you are interested in Art of Home | Modern Simple Living

* If you are interested in Creatively Made Home | Home for the Holidays

* If you are interested in Creatively Made Home | Creating a home that reflects your heart in everyday living

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How do you get started?

 

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.

* If you are interested in Art of Home | Modern Simple Living

* If you are interested in Creatively Made Home | Home for the Holidays

* If you are interested in Creatively Made Home | Creating a home that reflects your heart in everyday living

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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