The season is in full swing here at My Wee Abode. And today, I’m sharing with you the tale of a frosty Christmas – a tiny home tour!
THE TALE OF A FROSTY CHRISTMAS – A TINY HOME TOUR
The Christmas season is here, y’all! Have you started your preparations?
With all the hub-bub of this crazy year, it’s the perfect time for a holiday home tour, don’t you think?
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Well, I’m blessed beyond my wildest imagination (and I’ll tell y’all why in a moment) to be participating in the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tour, hosted by Kelly from The Tattered Pew and Mansa from This Is Simplicite.
If you are already part of the My Wee Abode fam, I’m so glad you are back to hear my tale today. If you are visiting from Noting Grace, welcome (and I hope you’ll join the MWA ‘crew’)! Jen’s home always makes me happy-sigh! She is amazing in so many ways!
If you’d like to learn more about me and My Wee Abode, take a look at my About page!
Why a Tale?
Again, with all the cray-cray going on in the world today, I thought a tale featuring My Wee Abode’s frosty minty Christmas home might be a nice change of pace. And maybe even a little fun!
Are you ready for some ‘before-I-was-a-blogger’ intel?
It’s been super fun bringing in a sparkly snow effect into my So Cal loft. So, hold on because we have LOTS of frosty mint Christmas decor to see along the way.
Once Upon a Time…
…way back in 2016, there was an empty-nester that was introduced to Pinterest by her lovely raven-haired daughter…
Wait a minute! I’m the empty-nester! Really? Let’s NOT talk in third person for this story, okay?
But, this story did start in 2016… even though My Wee Abode (the blog) didn’t actually begin until January 2017.
I had been sharing a home with my mom for several years after my dad passed, but we decided it was time for us each to move into our own places. For me, that meant my very own home for the first time in close to 25 years!
Pinterest and the Blogging Godmother
This is where Pinterest and blogs stepped into mah life. Nika (my daughter) had been toodling around Pinterest for some time, and she let me know that it would be the perfect place to get decorating ideas for a new-to-me-home. After all, I hadn’t decorated my very own home for over 20 years.
Then the questions started…
“What the heck is farmhouse?”
“Cottage style… huh?”
“Okay, I get mid-century modern… after all, I WAS born in the 60s…”
“Coastal??? And you can mix these styles?”
So then I started clicking on some pins, and for the very first time, I discovered the world of decor blogs! (Cue the angels singing!)
Then Came the Holiday Home Tours…
Shortly after I discovered this new and magical decor world, I stumbled upon a blogging Holiday Home Tour.
I clicked on one of my fave blogs (I think it may have even been Stonegable), and oohed-and-ahhed over the amazing Christmas trees (“what, she has one in her bedroom???”), twinkle lights, and bright and airy seasonal decor.
I scrolled to the bottom of Yvonne’s home tour…
…and what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but thumbnails and links to OTHER amazing bloggers’ homes, OH DEAR!
These homes would be featured all week! FIVE each day!
Oh my goodness, hip-hip-hooray!
(Okay, I hope YOU didn’t roll your eyes like I just did while I wrote that.)
So, like any good follower would do, I ran and put reminders on my email calendar (because, was anyone really using their iPhones for reminders in 2016… oh, I was the onl one, huh?)
Fast Forward to 2017
From 2016 to 2017, I visited blogs and Pinterest and started to ‘create’ what my home would look like.
It was fun visiting the blogs, learning from them and leaving comments. Even though I didn’t know it then, I was inadvertently networking!
During this time, I realized that there wasn’t much out there by way of tiny home or apartment decor blogs. Try as I might, Google just didn’t produce the results that I was looking for: rental/apartment living solutions and decor on a budget.
So, I did what any loyal-consistent-commenting-subscriber would do… I emailed some of my blogging heroes and asked what they thought about me starting a blog for small home living.
And guess what they said? 😉
And So the Dream Began
Now, my dream since I published my first post back in January of 2017 has not only been to be able to eventually work my blog full-time for retirement (of which I’m about 1/3 of the way there) but it has also been…
…to be in a Holiday Home Tour.
The Tale of a Frosty Christmas – A Tiny Home Tour… The Beginning!
Dear friends (and family), I NEVER thought this would happen!
And what’s more… I NEVER, not in a MILLION-TRILLION YEARS, would have EVER thought I would be in a Holiday Home Tour with the lovely bloggers sharing in the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tour.
And can I just say… It’s absolutely SURREAL that I’m touring… me, little old My Wee Abode with the 400 sf loft apartment… with two of the blogging heroes that inspired me to start my blog in the first place, Yvonne from Stonegable and Suzy from Worthing Court.
And y’all… Yvonne and Suzy are now dear, dear friends. (But that’s another crazy story for another tour!)
All Because of Him
And what would this Christmas tale be if not to finally point to the One the season is all about?!
God is good! Above and beyond what we can ask or think! He has been amazingly good through this blogging journey (and my life)… always clear to show me where He wants me and providing abundantly the whole time!
All this AND Jesus, too! Praise and glory to Him!
I hope you have enjoyed this little tale of a frosty Christmas – a tiny home tour. There are LOTS of DIYs coming in the next few weeks for items featured in today’s tour!
Now, be sure to hop on over to The Farmhouse Life! Kori’s cozy farmhouse style is lovely (and she’s pretty hilarious on Instagram, too!)
And don’t forget to set reminders on your email, er, I mean smart phone to visit all the rest of the bloggers this week! And be sure to check out the ones from Monday and Tuesday’s tour, too!