Home for the Holidays SALE!

One of my most popular online course is Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}.

This three week course is all about the heart of home and how to make the holidays all about the people you love.

I wanted to offer this beautiful and rich course at a 50% off discount for the next 48 hours.

For the next 48 hours you can get this course for $34 (regularly $68)!

This course is no longer live and is INSTANTLY available!

*There are 65 videos. 30 project videos and 35 discussion videos.

These are incredible videos that include everything from cooking, gift giving and decorating

*Tons of beautiful house photos from each of the nine women

*Supply Lists and PDFs for each project

*A digital recipe book of the recipes shared in this course

You will have lifetime* access!

Course Description:

Join eight of my friends and me as we celebrate loving on your home, friends and family through the holidays.

You will be encouraged as you hear honestly from each woman about the times things did not go as planned during their holidays.

You will hear honest discussions about their own journey of hospitality.

You will walk away inspired as you hear about the traditions and special moments from their childhood and how they create special moments with their families today.

You will be able to watch beautiful videos with gift giving ideas, decorating projects and favorite family recipes.

We all want to create authentic moments with our friends and families.

We all desire for the ones we love to leave our homes knowing that they were welcomed and loved.

My hope is that this course will help you slow down and find the joy and beauty in the holidays.

I promise you that this course will help you look at your home, your traditions, your family and opening your doors in a whole new way!

Won’t you join me in Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}?

The teachers in this course are some of your favorite bloggers (or they are about to become)!

Here is a peek into what you will create in this INSTANTLY available online course.

I am so excited to open my doors to friends and family again this year!

Just seeing these photos makes my heart skip a beat and makes me excited to love on those in my life in sweeter ways all year long.

To read more or register click HERE.

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1. Become a member of jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free)

2. Once your membership is approved you can watch free art videos, the popular free interview series Creativity Takes Courage and even pay for more in depth courses.

3. Want to take an online course? We currently offer 75 courses and free videos and you can find them all along the left hand side of the main page under “Courses”. If you do not see the course you are looking for please click the “View all” at the bottom of the list.

4. Click on the course you are interested in, click the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be instantly in the course.

5. If you have ANY questions please email contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com

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Gather | A Holiday Tea

***The winner of the $100 HomeGoods giveaway***

Cherise Sweet commented:

GORGEOUS Jeanne! I would love to host Christmas gathering where we have a coffee and hot chocolate bar and make gingerbread houses…With the table decorated like yours!

To claim your giftcard please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com. Congratulations!

This giveaway is now closed.

 

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I am loving sharing fall inspiration this past week and we will keep sharing through Thanksgiving.

I am peeking ahead for today because I have been fortunate to be included in the Farmhouse Holiday Series and today we are sharing our kitchens dressed up for the holidays and also sharing a favorite recipe.

Leading up to Thanksgiving and into Christmas the house just FEELS cozier.

I love the extra textures, the smells, the baking and preparing.

I love the gathering!

I thought a holiday tea would be an easy and pretty way to share how gathering during the holidays doesn’t have to be a big event. It can be intimate invitations with some of your favorite people. Simple gatherings are some of the sweetest ways to tell those that you love how special they are to you. I would take an invitation to spend time together and to catch up over a gift any day! What about you?

This post is sponsored by HomeGoods. We found everything we needed at HomeGoods to create this beautiful and intimate tea!

We are giving away a $100 giftcard to HomeGoods! Please leave a comment on this post sharing what kind of intimate gathering you would like to create.  We will announce the winner next Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of our favorite and EASY recipes is Cherry Clafoutis. The kids make this on their own (and our Maddy made this one).

Cherry Clafoutis

1/2 stick butter, melted, plus more for baking dish
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for baking dish
1 pound fresh or frozen pitted cherries
1/2 cup sugar (we used Stevia)
Pinch salt
4 eggs
1 cup milk (we used half and half)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 lemon, zested
Powdered sugar

Butter and lightly dust with flour (we used gluten free) a 7 by 5-inch baking dish
Add the cherries to the baking dish
In a bowl add sugar (we used Stevia), flour and salt and mix until blended.  In a large bowl combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, butter and lemon zest until blended (if you have brandy on hand it is delicious with a few Tablespoons). Add all of the ingredients together and pour over the cherries.
Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the center is set and the top is golden brown.
Dust with powdered sugar if you wish.

 

If you love holiday tablescapes as much as we do I would love to have you check out our brand new (instantly available) online course Holiday DIY Tablescape with designer and artist Jen Wagner.  This course is $18 with lifetime* access.

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Come and check out the other bloggers and their spaces dressed up for the holiday!

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Ella Claire | French Country Cottage | Rooms For Rent | Shades of Blue Interiors

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Liz Marie Blog | Kindred Vintage | City Farmhouse | Love Grows Wild

3

Jennifer Rizzo | My Sweet Savannah | Miss Mustard Seed

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Holiday DIY Tablescapes | INSTANTLY available course just opened

Good Morning!

We are so excited for the holidays that are around the corner and you have been loving the instantly available courses SO Jen Wagner created Holiday DIY Tablescapes: A Mini Course just for us!

 

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This instantly available mini course features 10 beautiful and fun DIY projects to help your tablescape stand out this holiday season. We will play with hand lettering, gold foil and recreate some of the trending items you are seeing in the stores.

 

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Having friends and family over is one of my favorite things and when I can add a bit of my personality and style into my entertaining I love it even more.

I invite you to join me for this fun and easy tablescape mini course. I wanted to create something that would allow you to dress up your holiday table but also make it easy to go from Thanksgiving to Christmas and beyond.

Entertaining doesn’t have to be stressful and it is actually a lot of fun if we can take the pressure off of ourselves and create warm and inviting spaces for our friends and family. Making things look pretty is a lot of fun but making your guests feel loved and special is the best part.

-Jen

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This course is instantly available right now!  To read more or to register click HERE.

This course has lifetime access, is 1 hr and 30 minutes in length and is $18.

 

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”.

6. All of our courses are pre-recorded so you can watch at your convenience. The best part is that you have lifetime* access on all new purchases! Pretty awesome if you ask me.

*As long as we manage the creative network

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It’s The Weekend! | Strawberry Basil Whiskey Smash

 It’s finally the weekend and instead of getting outside and enjoying the balmy spring Colorado weather, we’re bracing ourselves for the year’s biggest snow storm. But that doesn’t mean we can’t bring spring inside with a perfectly sweet & super yummy cocktail!

Whether you’re sunbathing outside or hiding from the snow inside, enjoy a fresh taste of spring!

Jen

Thank you for joining us for the new series It’s The Weekend! This series will be hosted by Jeanne Oliver and contributing blogger and artist Jen Wagner.

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A Brand New E-Course {and a giveaway too}

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Last fall I launched Creatively Made Home {creating a home that reflects your heart in everyday living}.

 

I wanted to create a course that celebrated what really matters in your home…..you, family and friends.

 

I also wanted to celebrate making life beautiful in the everyday.

 

My heart was to create a course that encouraged women to open the doors of their home because of what was inside of them…not just what was inside their homes.

 

It became a course on creating beauty through the details and the blessings of hospitality.

 

I am so excited to announce that we are now launching Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}!

 

Join eight of my friends and me as we celebrate loving on your home, friends and family through the holidays.

You are going to freak out over the line up of teachers…

Edie Wadsworth {Life In Grace}

Jennifer Rizzo {Jennifer Rizzo Designs}

Cathy Penton {Cathy Penton Designs}

Carol Spinski {Raised In Cotton}

Andrea Fowler {Keeping It Cozy}

KariAnne Wood {Thistlewood Farms}

Jennifer O’Brien {City Farmhouse}

Anne Marie Klaske {Na-Da Farm Life}

and me:-)

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I want this course to be a reminder of what you bring into your home, your family and the beauty that your life and gifts bring to those around you.

 

You will be encouraged as you hear honestly from each woman about the times things did not go as planned during their holidays.

 

You will hear honest discussions about their own journey of hospitality.

 

You will walk away inspired as you hear about the traditions and special moments from their childhood and how they create special moments with their families today.

 

You will be able to watch beautiful videos with gift giving ideas, decorating projects and favorite family recipes.

 

We all want to create authentic moments with our friends and family.

 

We all desire for the ones we love to leave our homes knowing that they were welcomed and loved.

 

My hope is that this course will help you to slow down and find the joy and beauty in the holidays.

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What Is Included

* Each week you will have amazing truthful videos from the nine teachers.

* There will be 30+ project videos.

 

These will be incredible videos that include everything from cooking, gift giving and decorating.

·      Tons of beautiful house photos from each of the nine women

 

*Supply lists and PDFs for each project

 

*A digital recipe book of the recipes shared in this course

This course is about loving your home, loving your family and blessing those around you….and having fun doing it.

 

If you have taken my other courses you know how much I put into them.

This course will lavish you with ideas, beauty, inspiration, joy and encouragement!

 

Come and play with us.

Registration is open NOW and you will have access for over one full year!

 

 

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Let’s talk about this giveaway!!

I am giving away 10 spots in the class (and each winner gets an additional spot for a friend).

That means I am giving away 20 spots in my brand new e-course!

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on THIS post telling me what makes you feel special during the holidays.

For additional chances to win you can…

*Blog about the course

*Facebook about the course

*Pin the course to Pinterest

*Tweet about the course on Twitter

Come back and tell me each time you do one of the above for additional chances to win.

I can’t wait to see you in class.

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For the next week you can get the course for the early registration price of $48.

On August 26th the price will go to $58.

When you register you will have access to course for over one full year!

 

 




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Creating Your Own Outdoor Movie Night {summer is coming}

Summer is right around the corner and my mind is going crazy thinking of all the fun things I want to do with my family and children this year.

Summer is the perfect time for casual parties, afternoons with backyard water slides, water balloons and homemade popsicles.

When the weather starts to warm up I am more likely to invite friends over for a backyard BBQ or an afternoon coffee date while the children play.

I think I come out of hibernation in every way.

One of our favorite family end of summer traditions is our annual outdoor movie night party.

{we have also held a chili dinner before the movie}

It is so fun for us to put it on and I know that the families that come love it as much as we do.

We wait until late summer for the movie night so the little kids don’t have to stay up so late.

You could do it in the middle of summer just remember that the sun doesn’t go down until 9pm.

The day of the movie night we prepare the yard and start setting up.

Here is a quick list of how we prepare:

*We use our picnic table for the popcorn and large boxes of movie candy.

I buy all of the candy at Walgreens and we order the popcorn from our Subway in Wal-mart (weird but true).

I have a large metal bin that I use for the candy and I put all of the popcorn in popcorn boxes from Cost Plus World Market.

We open up the umbrella and we hang white lights so even when the movie is playing people can come and get refills of popcorn and candy.

*We use old laundry tubs (in the summer we use them for our herb garden) to hold all of our sodas.

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*We have a smaller table against the house that holds the coffee pot and the crock pot of hot chocolate.

I like to have a ton of whip cream available for the kids (who am I kidding…for me).

I also bring out my reproduction drying rack full of all my different mugs to use for the coffee and hot chocolate (the little kids use paper cups).

I try to have cream, sugar etc. on the table too.  We also have another crock pot full of hot cider.

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*I have a large basket set on the patio full of blankets and quilts if people get cold.

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*Kelly always makes sure to get hundreds of glow sticks and glow necklaces/bracelets.  The kids are usually full of them before the movie starts.

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*Our Maddy is a performer at heart and for a few years now there is a “pre-show” that includes the neighborhood girls singing for everyone.

A few boys get up there too.

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* You can rent an outdoor movie screen that blows up but we made our own.

We have a pergola in our yard that Kelly built.

Kelly made our own screen using PVC piping to wrap a kings size sheet at the top and bottom.

He also used PVC piping to create holders on our pergola so we could attach the “screen” to our pergola.

It works perfectly for us because our pergola is a little higher than the rest of the yard.

*We use self powered speakers or PA speakers.  We place the speakers to the left and right of the screen.

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*We use a projector. You can use a LCD or PLP projector.  We project the image from behind the screen but you can also project from the front.

We do it this way so the equipment is out of the way and no one trips on the cords or knocks over the projector on accident.

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* Check your sound before everyone arrives.  You will need your sound to be louder than you may think.

With all of the children, adults, candy wrappers etc. you want the sound to be clear.

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* We love this kind of party because we get to cuddle up with  100 people in our backyard:-)  Everyone shows up with their own blankets/folding chairs and we supply all of the snacks.

This is such an easy party to set up and it is so affordable when you think of how many people we get to invite.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

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If you are looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift for your favorite mom:-) or a treat for yourself, sister or best friend…

Jennifer Rizzo has an amazing new Santos Cage Doll e-course that will launch May 27th!

Click HERE for the details.

You can register directly on my creative network HERE.

If you would like to gift this course please email me at jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com and we will help you give the class.

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Registration Now Open For Our Brand New E-Course!

We are so excited to share with you our brand new e-course!

We can’t wait to share this journey with you.

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When I was a little girl I would play house.

I would hang clothes on the line, pat my baby doll’s back, set a small table with care and decorate “my house”.

For as long as I can remember I wanted nothing more than to be a mom and to have a home of my own.

As a new wife I had all of these ideas of how a good wife made a home.

I had examples in magazines and on television that promoted a life that I tried so desperately to follow and accomplish.

I had the most perfect parties and the most perfect pantry.

There wasn’t a speck of dust to be found.

I must have been doing it right.  Right?

Then my babies came one after another.

It didn’t take me long to realize that the perfect home was not as important as being a good mom.

It also didn’t take too long to realize that my perfect home was making my husband miserable.

I was still a young mom and wife when I figured out that my home was not becoming all the things I truly desired.

I wanted my home to be about the people, nothing about the perfection and still about the pretty!

So all those years ago I made a choice to change how I loved our home and how better to love the people in it.

This is my journey to creating a home that reflected my heart.

This is a journey about a woman and her friends that still play house but this time it is more fun!

Join me and some of the most creative women I know for Creatively Made Home.

I chose each of these women not only because of the beautiful homes they create but how they have incorporated their truest joys in everyday life.

Each woman has a style and story all her own.

This is a five week online course that will be hosted by

Tracey Leber

Sara Duckett

Kimberly Taylor

Jennifer Rizzo

and Me …..  Jeanne Oliver

I wanted to create a course that celebrated what really matters in your home…..you and your family.

I also wanted to celebrate making life beautiful in the everyday.

I know that so many want to make their homes beautiful but feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start….so they do nothing.

I believe that everyone should be surrounded by beauty in their homes and that shouldn’t have to do with how much you spend.

I think sometimes we can get lost and distracted with everything that comes at us each day.

Sometimes things can look so perfect and we as women may feel inadequate.

It is time to exhale and delight in your home.

It is time to open your doors because of what is inside of you…not what is inside your home.

Our desire is that this five week online course will change how you see yourself, your home and your family.

* Each week you will have amazing truthful videos from not only the five teachers but other creative women.

* Each week we will take a room from one of YOU and all five women will give their suggestions telling you how they would transform the room with their style.

* There will be 50+ project videos.

These will be incredible videos that include everything from gardening, cooking, gift giving and decorating.

* There will be written tips from each woman telling you how she starts a room, picks paint, fabrics, etc.  You will learn where to start when putting your own home together.

* Tons of beautiful house photos from each of the five women.

* Videos that truly reflect what life is like in each of their homes.  The stuff that life is really about.  Believe me it has nothing to do with the perfect table setting.

* Each woman will share their own truthful journey about how they started making their home a reflection of their hearts.

* Each person registered will get an easy entertaining e-book to download.

It will contain go to recipes for beautiful and easy entertaining (they do go together), photos of table settings that take the stress out of having people over, favorite drinks and so much more (and their funniest entertaining story).

* There will be a private Facebook group to connect with other class members.

* There will be a once a week live discussion with one of the teachers!

* You will get printables and pdfs to keep and use again and again.

This course is about loving your home, loving your family and blessing those around you….and having fun doing it.

If you have taken my other courses you know how much I put into them.

This course will lavish you with ideas, beauty, inspiration, joy and encouragement!

Come and play house with us.

Class begins October 22.

Registration is now open!

Early registration price is $48 for the next two weeks.

After August 6 the price will go to $58

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