Merry Christmas 2013

I wanted to take this time to say a big thank you ALL once again this year for reading my blog, following along with my house adventures, and overall support of me and this blog. I seriously couldn’t do what I do without all of you out there reading and being interested in my family and what we do.  I’m still so grateful for all the blessings that have come my way and this year has been a special one.

Mom and Dad Christmas 2013

(my parents at home in front of the little tree that my mom still puts up and decorates)

We will be celebrating as a family and as always, our mom and dad are a big part of that.  I want to savor every Christmas that we have left with these wonderful parents of ours.   I’m making cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning (Pioneer Woman’s recipe) and we will gather in my sister and brother-in-law’s big greatroom.  We will laugh, open presents, eat too much and be thankful for our blessings.

I so much enjoy writing this blog and sharing with all of you out there, so I just want to wish each and every one of you a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends.  My family mean the world to me and my friends are so special to me too. I’ve been extra blessed in life with all of them.

May the peace of Christmas be with you all this year as together we look forward to another New Year, just around the corner.  I can’t wait for 2014 and all that it holds.  This year has been so wonderful for me and I can’t wait for another one to begin.  Life is a big adventure and I love every bit of it!

I’ve got lots to share with you soon on my trip to Lake Tahoe and the HGTV Dream Home.  I’ll get all of that up really soon, so stay tuned.  It was an amazing trip!  And Friday, I’ll be sharing Mary Kay Andrews Christmas house in Avondale Estates, so you will not want to miss that!

Merry Christmas my friends! Enjoy the beauty of this day.  

- Rhoda


  1. Rhoda, Merry Christmas and have a wonderful New Year. Thank you for the inspiration and ideas that fill my house, so opening it to entertaining my family adds to this joyous occasion…

  2. Maggie Fieger says:

    I really enjoy your blog and all that you do. I hope 2014 is filled with lots more adventures and fun for you.

  3. God Bless, Rhoda and Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    xo Heidi

  4. Michele Schiegner says:

    Merry Christmas, Rhoda, I’m so glad you are celebrating with your beloved parents. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog; I’m looking forward to another great year of ideas.

  5. Merry Christmas Rhoda to you and your family! Enjoy your time together .. I look forward to following along in the new year!

  6. Glad you chose the picture of your parents! what a gift THEY are to all of us, too! Love that dad of yours, and do tell him that he has a great following…wonder what he’s up to in 2014???

  7. Merry Christmas to you and yours Rhoda!! Thanks for the inspiration and all the very best in 2014!

  8. Merry Christmas Rhoda. May your Christmas and new year continue to be blessed with the love of family, good health and BLOG success!! You are a gift!! Hugs, Tracey

  9. Merry Christmas, Rhoda to you and your lovely family. May 2014 be filled with many blessings. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication which makes your blog so interesting and educational. I’m looking forward to all of the new ideas you have in store for 2014, but most of all I’m looking forward to hearing the news of the arrival of little Parker, your first great niece! xo

  10. Merry Christmas. I enjoy my almost daily visit with you Rhoda and look forward to 2014 as we’ll.

  11. Barb Hudson (Yankoski) says:

    Merry Christmas Rhonda. I so enjoy your FB page and love to visit your interesting and educational and fun blog. All the best to you and your family (especially your Mom and Dad) you are lucky to have them all together for Christmas – take lots of generations together photos every chance you get. I wish you all the best for 2014 as well. Cheers from the west coast of Canada. …barby

  12. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family, Rhoda. Thank you for your work on this beautiful blog. Your non-stop inspiration in beautiful surroundings and in faith are truly a bountiful gift.

  13. Merry Christmas Rhoda!

  14. Thank you, Rhoda, for sharing your life with us. The best to you & your family both today and in 2014!

  15. Happy times with the family – have so enjoyed living with you vicariously, and look forward to continuing that! Merry Christmas Rhoda xx

  16. Merry Christmas Rhoda, I hope you have a wonderful day with your family. I love your blog and eagerly followed along your amazing house renovation and wonder in the strength of your dad who did so much to help. May God bless you all with continued good health and happiness.

    Lee oxo

  17. Merry Christmas! Thanks for all of the inspiration!
    I enjoy every bit of it!

  18. I have enjoyed reading your blog this year, watching your home become beautiful and hearing about your family. I look forward to 2014 and the fun things you will do.

  19. Merry Christmas to you and your family Rhoda! Thank you for allowing us to follow along with your house remodel and the fun things you have been blessed to be able to do this past year. I’m looking forward to what 2014 has in store for you and the family!

  20. Love you Rhoda!!! Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Year’s!! Thank you for letting us in to your life so we can learn new things and follow along!!! We love it!!! So how did the cinna rolls turn out??

  21. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Rhoda! Thanks for all the beauty and inspiration you bring to us! Wishing for you and your family a healthy and happy 2014!

  22. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and my wishes to you for a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

  23. Merry Christmas to you and yours, too! A little belated, but heartfelt.

  24. Rebecca Kriner says:

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Rhoda! Love seeing the picture of your sweet parents, May the Lord bless you all in 2014!
    Rebecca in Birmingham

  25. That’s a beautiful picture of your sweet parents. Merry Christmas Rhoda.

  26. Ahh, your family is just wonderful , esp your dear mother and dad. merry Christmas to all

  27. Rosie from Raymore says:

    Thank YOU for sharing your life and family with us. Tell Mom and Dad how much they are loved by all of us. Many blessings to every one of you.

  28. Thank you Rhoda and I sure hope you had a great one as well. LOVED the pic of your parents. How awesome and so excited for you that they can be there to help and you all can enjoy them to. I hope you have an awesome 2014 and it’s filled with wonderful rich blessings!!!

  29. Youre parents are adorable!

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