Happy Friday! I am currently waiting on a baby to be born and thanking Jesus for this opportunity to witness these miracles!

Meanwhile, I’m beside myself to be joining Krista this week! I love seeing what everyone puts together! 

If you’re coming from Summer Adams blog, welcome! I’m so thankful you are here! Isn’t Summer’s home immaculate? That’s not the case here BUT my name is Amber and I live in our 100 year old home with my husband and our three children – two boys and a girl! You can read how we completed renovated this yellow house and made it ours on a super tight budget!

Today, we are all sharing our homes decked out for the holidays! But instead of walking you through our home, I wanted to tell you a story…but first…

Sharing today with me are….


Tatertots and Jello ** A Pretty Life in the Suburbs ** Maison de Pax
She Gave it a Go ** Summer Adams

Amber Tysl ** All Things With Purpose ** Cuter Tudor
Chrissy Marie Blog ** The Happy Housie

And sharing the rest of this week…


The Happy Housie ** Shabbyfufu ** Jenna Kate at Home
Inspiration for Moms ** We’re the Joneses

Rambling Renovators ** Home Made Lovely ** My 100 Year Old Home
Maison de Cinq ** Nick + Alicia


House by Hoff ** The Tattered Pew ** Clean & Scentsible
The Turquoise Home ** Rain on a Tin Roof

Stacy Risenmay ** This is Our Bliss ** Southern State of Mind
Styled with Lace ** Life is Better At Home


Taryn Whiteaker Designs ** Just a Girl and Her Blog ** Cherished Bliss
So Much Better With Age ** Cassie Bustamante

Lemon Thistle ** The DIY Mommy ** Love Create Celebrate
The Handmade Home ** Craftberry Bush


Grace In My Space ** Rooms For Rent ** Modern Glam
Happy Happy Nester ** Town and Country Living

Two Twenty One** Place of My Taste ** Life is a Party
Sincerely, Marie Designs ** Willow Street Interiors

On Tuesday, I was listening to a podcast (surprise, surprise!) and they asked the person being interviewed what her most memorable gift was. And my mind started going backwards down memory lane of my most memorable present.


And it didn’t take me long to know exactly what it was. While it may not have been my most FAVORITE gift ever, it was the most memorable because of what my parents did.

It was sixth grade. And in sixth grade, the latest Timberlands were the coolest shoes around. I mean THE coolest. And that’s all I wanted. And my parents KNEW that’s all I wanted. It was the only thing I asked for.

Finally, Christmas morning arrived and I knew as soon as soon as I unwrapped them, I’d have my outfit picked out for the first back to school after Christmas break.

Until we opened all the presents but one…and I knew the time had come.

So I slowly unwrapped the shoe box size gift trying not to be giddy because after all, I was cool, I was in middle school.

I unwrapped the box and YES. It was a Timberland shoe box!!



And my parents LOST IT. They were crying they were laughing so hard! But not me.

My mom finally pulled herself together and went to her bedroom and got my shoes. My special Timberlands.

And she was so darn proud of herself.

But clearly she succeeded because I will never ever forget that Christmas. 🙂

So now you have to share…what is your most memorable gift?

Then, be sure to head to All Things with Purpose blog to check out her gorgeous home!