Saturday, July 4, 2015

source:  Country Living
 
Hi! Greetings from Montana and welcome to THE HOLIDAY NEST!!  I'm so glad you are here and want to let you know that I am totally excited to be part of your day!

The Holiday Nest blog is launching today as an extension of my obsession passion for all things Christmas.... Heck, I even had a baby on Christmas morning one year....of course that wasn't my doing, she decided to arrive 10 days early!  Anywaaay......

I'm Charmaine McLaughlin, married with 3 kiddos ages 19-25, housewife/sewist/crafter/decorator/pattern designer/chocolate eater/farmgirl wannabe/magazine addict/estate sale goer and a Christian lover of Jesus!

My intention with this blog is to chronicle some of my better Holiday decorating ideas, crafts and sewing projects as well as to lead you to other blogs, shops, magazines and shows that have all different styles of Christmas fabulousness. I'm blessed to be able to attend a few Holiday/Christmas craft shows each year and I will post highlights from those shows featuring wonderful talents from around the country. I will also include new items for my Etsy shop!
Tim Holtz at The Pinner's Conference 2014

I have difficulty settling on just one style of decorating as I am partial to Farmhouse style, Country, Scandanavian, a bit of French and English with some Shabby Garage Sale thrown in. Can't stick to a color preference either as I'm currently updating my main living areas with grayge...you know that lovely gray/beige combo?  But I also love bright colors too.  Maybe that's because I'm ADD and have so many windows open in my brain all day long! Keeps me from getting bored I guess!

I hope you stop back by often and I appreciate comments to let me know what you like and any ideas you think I would like.  (To view sources for the photos just click on the caption under each pic).

Merry Christmas and Thank you for visiting!
Charmaine McLaughlin

The Holiday Nest Etsy Shop