Well Hello Again

Hello to my faithful followers... all 6 of you!

A lot has happened since my last post... in 2016. Whoops! Sorry, I haven't posted in a while.

I'll catch you up real quick...

We moved into and out of our fifth wheel. We lived in it for a year and that was enough for me. During that time, we found our dream home - a farmhouse built in 1910 on just under four acres. The former owners did a bang up job of maintaining the thing... please sense my sarcasm! It's been quite a head scratcher with some of the design choices they made but we are slowly making it our own.

Decorating has been the biggest challenge for me. We got rid of all our furniture with the exception of a bed, a dresser & just dining room chairs when we downsized before we moved into the camper. So that's all the furniture we had when we moved into our house. We went from a fully furnished 33 ft to a barely furnished 3,800 square feet.

I'm drowning.

You'd think choosing all new furniture would be fun but it hasn't been for me. I like way too many styles and color pallets and I am having a hard time picking one and sticking to it. And I have this OCD where I have to see the furniture piece in the space to know if it's going to work or not. This disorder is driving my husband nuts! I finally, after two months, chose a couch but am having buyer's remorse about it. We ordered it four weeks ago and we've got two more weeks to go before it'll be here. I'm praying it looks right in the living room otherwise it's going back to the store & we'll have to sit in camp chairs even longer while I start my nonsensical "process" of choosing a couch again. Hubs will not be happy about this.

Along with all the decorating stress, the house did give us a nice 'welcome' with a pipe bursting in our upstairs master bathroom a few weeks ago. It flooded our main floor and basement but thankfully there was only minor damage to the main floor. We'll be getting a nice insurance check to fix all the damages and do a little updating. Right now, we've got walls opened up and flooring pulled out & we are watching our step at every turn. Hence, the lack of photographs of the house in this post.

The guys from the restoration company will be coming by on Monday morning to hopefully get all their junk from the demo out. I'll try to get some pictures posted of the house sometime next week so you all can see it. I have some posted on my Instagram (@iamkerrirose) if you want to check them out.

In the meantime, do any of you happen to know Joanna Gaines? If so, please tell her a sister needs her help.

xoxo, kerri

This Weeks Inspiration:

Camper Living Inspiration: Check out Ashley (@arrowsandbow) on instagram if you want to see what our life WOULD'VE been like if I was super trendy with decorating the camper and not such a wimp about showering once a week and having to haul off our crap.

Home Decorating Inspiration: I finally settled on a style and it's going to be most like Morgan's (@thewhitefarmhouseblog) on instagram. I don't know what you'd call it but I'm going with Modern Farmhouse Chic. Farmhouse style in a farmhouse, I know, I'm original!

... and uhh did you know that H&M has home decor? uhhhh ya, it does {insert fist pump here}! 


Family Photos & Fabulous Friends

SO! as most of you know, i am obsessed with photo Christmas cards! every year i hire a professional photographer & order beautiful cards from minted{dot}com. i even wrote a post about it, here!

well, this year we were a little tight on funds so i actually had to cancel our scheduled shoot with our fabulous photographer {stab me in the heart!} and i wasn't sure we were even going to be able to order cards at all this year {stab me in the heart, again!}.

BUT, all was not lost! my beautiful friend Ashley {who is a fantastic photographer, herself } came to our rescue. she offered to trade for photos this year and we were able to scrounge together enough money to order a smaller amount of cards than we usually do.

talk about fabulous, yes!

here are some of my favorite pics from our shoot.
before Huck and i got married, i would receive Christmas cards from friends with photos of them and their families and i knew that was one tradition i wanted to start once i got married and had a family of my own. 

last year, we used our Christmas card as our gender reveal announcement {see here} & that was super fun! this year is Hailey's first Christmas and our first Christmas as a family of three so it would've completely broken my heart if we couldn't do a card this year. 

God even works out the little things that are so very important to us. 

huge THANK YOU to Ashley for working with us this year! her info is below so give her some love.

do you guys do photo Christmas cards? if not, what are some of your other favorite Christmas traditions and must haves?

Have a very Merry Christmas!
{and don't forget to enter the giveaway here, only two more days left!}
xoxo, kerri

Photographer: Ashley Amaral Photography


The Perfect Stocking Stuffer + A Giveaway

 every mother knows the "joys" of a crying, fussy, teething baby. am i right, ladies? well, Hailey has been teething like a man women and since she insists on sticking EVERYTHING in her mouth i have been on the lookout for the perfect teether...and i found it! i bought these amazing teething rings from Fairy Of Color and she LOVES them!

these teethers are organic maple wood rings made in the good 'ol USofA. they have two different textures for your baby to explore. they are simple and lightweight, therefore simple for your baby to hold. they have been tested for safety and are CPSIA complaint with no removable parts or beads.

they are basically God's gift to your baby's gums!
raise your hand if you have a teething baby or know of someone who does? yes, i can name about 15 mamas right now. that's why you should enter this giveaway. 

i have partnered with Fairy Of Color for a fantastic giveaway. you could win these Christmas Combo Teething Rings PLUS a 3xRing Triangle teething toy in your choice of color(s) from Fairy Of Color.

they'll make the PERFECT stocking stuffer for your Little this Christmas.

1. follow me on Instagram at @iamkerrirose
2. follow Fairy Of Color on Instagram @fairyofcolor
3. comment on this post the color(s) you'd like the 3xRing Triangle Teething Toy in, if you were to win.
OPTIONAL ENTRY: 'Like' my facebook page (+ 1 extra entry)
OPTIONAL ENTRY: follow the Fairy Of Color etsy shop (+1 extra entry)

giveaway ends December 14th and the winner will be announced on December 15th. the winner will receive their teething rings before Christmas.

Good luck & Merry Christmas!
xoxo, kerri
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