has written a series of heartwarming novels with themes including
friendship and scrapbooking. Today she shares some insights from her
Sweethaven books about home and has asked her good friend Kelly Goree to create a layout about the theme with our very own Acorn Hollow collection.
From Courtney---One of the most important things in my life is that sense of "home." Perhaps that's why it was so important to include the word "Homecoming" in the title of my second novel... because I think there's something universal about that feeling of belonging that you only get when you're home. It's a common theme throughout the novels as Sweethaven is the place my characters can go and truly feel like themselves...
Having moved around a LOT the past few years, Home is more important to me than ever...which is why for this second Sweethaven-inspired prompt, I asked my sweet and hugely talented friend Kelly Goree to create an Acorn Hollow layout that highlights the things she loves most about her home.
I didn't expect that topic to strike such a chord, but for Kelly, it's the home itself that has the most meaning. Having been in her family for four generations, there's something special about those four walls...and what better way to document it than in the pages of her scrapbook?
From Kelly--- My favorite thing about my home is my home itself. It was once my grandmother's and four generations of my family have lived here. The layout is a replica of my house and the doors and windows open to show you some features and give journaling about why this house is special to me.
Please visit Kelly's blog Behind the Pages for more amazing ideas and inspiration.
GIVEAWAY 1 - We thought that the cover of Courtney's second book A Sweethaven Homecoming reminded us of our Acorn Hollow collection, so we are going to giveaway a copy of her book. Just tell us what home means to you and we will choose a lucky winner from the comments.
GIVEAWAY 2 - please visit Kelly Goree's BLOG for a chance to win our entire Acorn Hollow collection. It's her birthday today, so be sure to wish her a happy one!
Have a wonderful weekend!