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Happy Monday!

This morning we woke up to several inches of snow, schools closed, and that warm cozy feeling we get when our homes are warm and our world is blanketed in white.

I’m so glad that yesterday Tim and I hiked through the woods to find some lush green moss for my Christmas pot and hung our large snowflakes and evergreen garland on the balcony before the snowflakes started flying.

Are you in the process of dressing your home for Christmas?  I have my living room tree finished and the second one needs about an hour more of my time.  Both are changes from last year that I look forward to sharing with you.

In the meantime, here’s a reminder of last year’s trees…

Beautiful modern French country apartment living room dressed up with a Balsam Hill Silver Christmas Tree with Blue AccentsHow to Decorate a Stunning Blue and Silver Christmas Tree


Christmas bedroom decorated with rustic farmhouse Christmas tree decorationsHow to Style a Nature Inspired Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Tree


Before I get too far here, you may notice in the next several months that the blog will be receiving some updates.  All designed to bless you and help you to live more beautifully and joyfully in your home.

So with that in mind, I need to ask you a favor… 

I want to make sure that EVERYTHING I share here on the blog is helpful and useful — not to people in general, but to YOU.  And here’s how you can help:

Will you take just two minutes and answer this question:

“What ONE thing gets in the way of making your home that beautiful sanctuary your heart desires?”


Seriously – just comment below, or if you’d prefer, drop me an email at DianeMiller@AnExtraordinaryDay.net

You can be sure I will ponder each comment and email and consider how I can better help YOU through the blog. And you never know – there may be many other people just like you whom this will help, just because you took the time to answer this simple question.

I can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

Wishing you... An Extraordinary Day!

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  1. My home is a drop by anytime place. But I need to up my ready-on-hand snacks

  2. I’ve gotten slack on getting everything put away at night. Now I’m transitioning to Christmas and my few fall things are put away, but I have looked at my bare tree for two weeks!! Motivation is lacking.

  3. I want to purge my home and I just lose motivation because I have entirely too much “stuff”. I love fall and Christmas and I have been so busy, it’s hard to clear one to make room for the other.

  4. To declutter my home, though I feel I have parred down it just seems my weekends are spent cleaning and dusting.

  5. Since I am alone it seems I’m rushing to do everything. I get so rushed I fail to enjoy what I do put out.James and I always decorated together and he loved Christmas and I do also.I guess what I’m saying is I need to slow do and enjoy all the decorations I put out.

  6. I want to purge my home and I just lose motivation because I have entirely too much “stuff”. We have had 4 grandparents and my brother who passed away in the last 10 years and cleaned out their houses. I kept a few things from each of them for my children who are now beginning to set up their homes. They don’t want much of if ( although last weekend I painted a farmhouse ktichen table and chairs that turned out great).

  7. Patricia Barclay-Tobitt says:

    Hello Diane,

    Thank you for the question for I never thought of it before but know that I’m not satisfied with home as it is. As I ponder, this is what comes to mind:

    Insufficient time
    Perhaps a lack of creativity
    Limited funds

    I hope that this helps.


  8. Lucy Beliveau says:

    Guy and I love Our apartment and we have it decorated beautifully! We probably have it a bit too full of large furniture but we love our antiques and would never get rid of them! Our problem is that we have such limited space and seasonal decorating must be kept a minimum. I would love to have more room and can’t really decide how to rectify this dilemma! There is most likely not much you will be able to do to help me, Diane, but I wanted to leave this with you because you asked us to do so!!

  9. Shawn Davis says:

    I think what gets in the way for me is comparing what decor I have to what I see in magazines, Pinterest, blog sites and even my friends homes. I need to remind myself that we live and have pets so everything is not going to look or be perfect.

  10. Bobbi Duncan says:

    First, I think your trees are lovely–like the rustic banner garland, too.. Diane, my biggest issue is that we are in desperate need of reupholstering some furniture and buying some new pieces yet I can’t find traditional fabrics that we like. With so many wanting modern, traditional is very limited. I’m hoping there will be a turn around whereby we see some interesting patterns and colors again. Don’t guess you can do much about that ha! ha! Anyway, enjoy your lovely walks through the woods.

  11. Not having enough money is the hardship I face in having my home, or an individual room, a haven. Also, I don’t have decorators skills. I wish I could pull a room together and have it look lovely!

  12. Theresa Bach says:

    I am a person who wants my home to be beautifully decorated but do the crafts myself. I don’t have the confidence or just the motivation to do this because I am not sure of where to start. I also have too much stuff and can’t seem to get rid of it!

  13. Finances first and lack of creativity second.

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