Hi There Friends… You're in for a treat today. Amanda (she's such a doll) from The Farm Chicks Store is sharing some of her favorite things about the new Farm Chicks Christmas Book. Festive fun!
What's your favorite decorating tip/idea from The Farm Chicks Christmas?
I love on how Serena explained the scalloped bunting she made for the outside of her house. I remember when she did that. It was so lovely. A great way to cheer up the outdoors! So often we forget about the outsides of our homes. What I love so much about this is what inspired her. Often her and Colin (her husband) would go out for dinner here over in Browne's Addition on their date nights. She saw a completely run down building on a corner lot with ratty awnings. But on the awnings was painted a three tiered scallop and she was inspired to make a twist on it and make it her own. Little did she know that that rundown little building years later would home her first little store. I know… sentimental. :)
Favorite Recipe from the book?
Hmmm…. My favorite recipe from the book is probably the Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls. So delicious. But it's hard to say, though. I'm such a foodie! I'm waiting for Christmastime to roll around to try so many more of these recipes.
What is a 'Farm Chicks Christmas"?
A Farm Chick Christmas is a Christmas about family, and about creating an atmosphere that is truly "home." No matter where that may be for you, or what your budget is- you can have a beautiful Christmas even if you use tinfoil and yarn! (Both true stories!). You don't need to spend a fortune to make a home for your family. Just make it a happy place that you and your family love. Make your home represent your family, not a price tag.
Any traditions from the book like you're planning to adopt?
I like Teri's tradition of reusing the same tinfoil star on the tree every year, even when a "real" Christmas topper could be afforded. Again, it's about happiness and about representing your family in your home. It's such a sweet tradition. As far as a tradition I would try… Serena's family tradition of opening one gift on Christmas Eve… my family has always done the same thing too. I will always carry that on.
What creative idea from the book did you love the most?
I love the festive shipping ideas. Instead of wrapping brown crumpled paper in packages, Serena featured a package filled with candies, or greenery, even crumpled music sheets. It's so much more cheery! I would love to receive a package like that!
Any Christmas collections of your own?
I'm actually just moving out on my own for the first time ever- I just graduated High School about a year ago. I'm super excited. But, no, I don't have much of a collection. I do have 4 antique carolers- they are so happy! I would like to expand that collection. I'm excited to put them around my apartment this year when I have my first Christmas.
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