A Mother’s Day Letter, A Tribute to My Mom with Balsam Hill

Years ago, as Mother’s Day was approaching,

I was thinking about my Grandmother . . . my mother’s mother.

I never met her. She passed away when my mom was just 16 years old.

I have always dreamed about how it would be like, to have spent time with her,

to have her tell me stories of my mom, when she was a young girl.

So I sat down one day and wrote her a letter.

A Mother’s Day letter, a tribute to my mom.

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Autumn Memories in the Dining Room with Balsam Hill

Autumn is a very special time for me and my family.

It was my dad’s favorite time of the year, a time of harvest (he was an Iowa farm boy) and

Thanksgiving, when all of the family and extended family gathered together.

My Dad once said, that if he won the Lotto, the very first thing he would do,

was to buy a house that had a very, very large dining room, so that the entire family

could sit at one long table. At a table where we would laugh till we cried,

telling our stories that sometimes our parents never heard!

Dining Room Centerpiece - Balsam Hill Garland - Housepitality Designs

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Christmas Inspiration – Remembering Christmas Past – Home Tour

When I looked at my calendar yesterday, I realized that I only have a few weeks

to decorate my home for Christmas. Where has the time gone?

When I start to plan my decorating, I search through many sources,

such as lots of Christmas themed magazines both past and present.

I do have to do one other thing too.

I have to browse my photos to look and see what I had done that past year.

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I thought it would be great to go down memory lane today

and give you another tour of my home dressed for Christmas last year.

I even forgot how I decorated it!!

Welcome to my home!

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