This season is my very favorite! I start planning my decorating after Christmas for the next year, and I start decorating a minute after Halloween is over, so we can enjoy our cozy Christmas house for even longer. I like to have a general theme for the spaces in our house with my holiday decorations…this…

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We make plans…and sometimes everything goes perfectly according to plan, and beautiful memories are made, and everyone is happy and healthy. Other times, like this month, nothing goes according to plan. The week before Thanksgiving we were ready to go on our annual trip out to Montana. We have made this trip every year at…

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Because I get bored, and we have been at home constantly for the past years, I have been changing things up around the house… I am working my way through the house, but first I wanted to update our boring living room. Change is good! Last year, our living room looked like this, during the…

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What was going to be a short break to focus on my family turned into years! I have missed this space, and connecting with readers, and leaving memories here, and writing all the words I have been thinking. If you are new here, or if you just haven’t been in a while because there were…

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Hi there, and welcome to my little corner of the interwebs… If you followed this blog years ago, welcome back! If you are new here, welcome! I’m glad you are here. I am Joanna, and I write the words here at Crafty Nester… there are words about adoption, about parenting, and words about parenting kids…

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