It's feeling a bit more like Christmas, right? This cold snap in North Texas is just what I needed to pull out the decorations and dress up this ole farmhouse!
In 5 more months, we reach our 2 year anniversary of living on the farm. And I'm going to be totally honest with you. Celebrating the birth of Jesus in this old Texas cottage totally lives up to all the hype and imagined stories I had running through my head when made the leap to country life.
Warm cookies and cups of hot cocoa, friends and family mingling and then settling down with a cozy throw over their lap in front of the fireplace; it all happens here. But not because I have it all together or my house is perfectly tidy. Let's dispel that myth right now!
When we took on the remodeling of this farmhouse, we were being molded and taught to let go of perfection; one old house project at at time. A 100 year old farmhouse will never be a new build. There are quirks; doors that stick, floors that creak, walls that lean in and drafts that creep in from time to time. But through the process, our response to each oddity transformed from frustration to acceptance, and now, to joy!
So in this beautifully imperfect and rushed season of life, we invite the neighbors in for impromptu fellowship (and whatever I have in the pantry), we swing the doors open wide for a gaggle of teenagers that need a place to hang out, or poof the pillows for overnight guests that pop into town.
Just as this home will never be "perfect", I've exchanged (only through grace) being the "perfect" hostess for a joyful and grateful one. My hope and prayer is for each one of you to do the same, one baby step at a time, and never be too hard on yourself!
Keep following our social media and blog for easy ways to host and give this Holiday season.
Merry Christmas, my friends!