Tuesday, December 16, 2014

a super easy diy and christmas link party here, now!

The participants of the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes decided it would
 be great to have YOUR Christmas Tour links show up on ALL 10 of our blogs!
That means more beautiful Christmas ideas for you, my readers, and 10 times the
 exposure for the awesome tours you've put together if you're a blogging friend! 
Link up once at the end of my post and you're on all 10 of our blogs.

Today I'm thrilled to be sharing another project over at A Blissful Nest, it's super
 easy, costs less than $2 and Rio approves! I'd love you stop by and check it out here.
Now it's your turn...share your Christmas Tour...

Sunday, December 14, 2014

4 Winners & 12 Days of Christmas Tour Finale

Thanks so much for entering everyone, and for all of your sweet birthday wishes!! :) 
Congratulations ~ the four winners of the $25 Gift Cards are:
Kathy B., Susan S., Faith D. and Diane W. you've all received an email.

The 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes has been so inspiring and we still have one
day left ~ tomorrow! We'd love to see you at our Link Party to show us YOUR
Christmas decor for the grand finale! 
Head over to Jenny's at Evolution of Style to link up and share. 

If you missed any of the tours our talented friend Lisa @ Shine Your Light has once
 again created a beautiful collection of collages for each of our tours. Just click on the
 graphic below and you'll be on your way to holiday inspiration!   



Sadly, our friend Andrea @ Oak Ridge Revival, wasn't able to share her tour because
 of an accident that left her needing to be with her mom. My thoughts and prayers are
 with you and your family, Andrea. I wish your mom the best.

Hope you've all enjoyed the tours, we've loved sharing our homes with you! 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

a few ideas to steal from the christmas tours

Happy Friday, friends! 
I'm loving all of the inspiration in the Christmas tours, 
and thought I'd share a few fun ideas I noticed.  

Jesse @ Scout & Nimble 
This was my original color scheme for this year, I bought a couple boxes
of ornaments, but ended up returning them because I just wasn't sure 
I could pull it off, well Jesse pulled it off beautifully!   

Love this great wagon in front of the tree - wouldn't it be fun filled
with presents? I have a red wooden one that my dad made for Detail Boy's birthday,
when he was a little guy. 

This chandelier dripping with clear ornaments is such a gorgeous statement!

Created this amazing little gem from a dead tree! 

Christine @ Bijou & Boheme
DIY Merry Sign 

Elizabeth @ Little Black Door
I LOVE this tradition - each year they cut the bottom off of their Christmas tree and
make a candle holder!! Such an great idea! 

A great tutorial on how to achieve this layered ribbon look,
it seems easy enough.

Amanda @ Dixie Delights
These Naughty (Oreos) & Nice (Apples) snack jars are too fun!  

Today is Stacey @ Steward of Design is sharing her lovely home in the
12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes. I know she's
 done some updating this past year, and I can't wait to see it decked out for the holidays!

If you haven't had a chance to enter the giveaway for a 
$25 Gift Cards to a store of your choice
you still have time - go here

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

a present for you...

...because, it's my birthday! 
And, I couldn't be more thankful for all of you that stop by and visit my little blog,
whether you pop in every now and then when you have a few minutes or you check
daily to see what I'm up to, I so appreciate it! Your sweet, thoughtful comments and
 words of encouragement throughout the year mean the world to me. 
Thank you, dear friends, you're truly the BEST!
  xoxo ~ Pam      

Four random winners ~ for a $25 gift card to a store of your choice!
Good Luck!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

my past 3 years of neighbor gifts...

Hey everyone, hope you had a fabulous weekend, we're in full holiday mode
over here, parties, shopping and enjoying our decor, that is done ~ woo hoo! It's always a
tad hectic (actually total chaos) to get it done early, but so worth it to have it
 finished and be able to enjoy it. It motivates me to invite everyone over, we had my 
parents on Sunday to watch the Broncos and I made this delicious copycat soup
that's one of my dad's favorites ~ yum, you definitely need to try it!       

My friends are always asking me to post ideas early enough that they can use
 them, and I don't have my neighbor gifts ready to go for this year, but I thought
 you might like to steal an idea from a past year. Click on the title for the detailed post.   

You guys know it's all in the presentation, so the little details are a must! :)

Each family received a block of Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip cookie dough,
ready to bake now or freeze for cookies when the mood strikes or guests appear!   

I loved the jar resembling a beehive and also included a cute dish towel,
with the warm biscuits.

The Ikea Borby lanterns are a great useful container, I tucked in a simple DIY 
personalized Ikea dish towel and a box of their cookies. 

The 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes continues this week and up Monday is one
 of my favorite girls, Kris @ Driven by Decor, I'm betting her decor will be classic and
 sophisticated with a dose of something fun inspired by her two sweet girls!

12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes Schedule:

December 1 - Jenny @ Evolution of Style
December 2 - Amanda @ Amanda Carol Interiors
December 3 - Amanda @ Dixie Delights
December 4 - Pam @ Simple Details
December 5 - Lisa @ Shine Your Light
December 8 - Kris @ Driven by Decor

December 9 - Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles
December 10 - Cyndy @ The Creativity Exchange
December 11 - Elizabeth @ Little Black Door
December 12 - Stacey @ Steward of Design
December 13 - Andrea @ Oak Ridge Revival
December 16 - YOU - Link up your Christmas Home Tour

Also, more ideas and inspiration are on tap over at 11 Magnolia Lane, up
tomorrow (the 9th) for their HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
 is Sarah, the sweet, gorgeous girl behind Life on Virginia Street. 

Happy Monday, friends! 
How is your holiday to-do list coming along? 

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