Sunday, November 8, 2009

Share The Joy! Let’s Party!

As I mentioned earlier last week, this will be an all out deck the halls and trim the tree holiday at our house.  But, I need IDEAS!  I need INSPIRATION!  So………………….

I am excited to announce that I am having my first time ever Blog Party

Saturday Dec. 5th !!

We would like to know what makes your holiday magical! 

It’s easy peasy and it will be tons of fun for everyone!  Just share your inspiring ideas and creations with all of us!  Here are some ideas…..

  • The way you trim your tree
  • Your favorite ornaments
  • How you create a special vignette in your home
  • Your family traditions
  • Children's crafts.  We’re always looking for ways to keep the kids entertained!
  • Outside decorations
  •   Creative ways to wrap packages.  I sure need help in that department, mine always look like a disaster!
  • How to set a beautiful holiday table.

Just anything and everything that would be of interest to all of us bloggers out here!  You are all so creative and I know that you have fabulous ideas that you are just waiting to share with all of us!  Just be sure and include a short explanation so that we may all be inspired by your creativity!

Here’s how to participate…..


Leave a comment on this post or email me with your info if you would like to sign up.  I will be starting a list of participants on my sidebar.  You have from today until the day of the party.


Post this flyer on your blog…….

holiday banner new

Just left click the image to enlarge, and then copy to what ever program that you use for your pictures.  Post the flyer on your blog ASAP and spread the word that you are participating to all of our blog friends out there.


Put a button on your side bar so that people will remember to attend the blog party that day.

This is super easy if you have never done it!

  1. sign into your blogger account and go to your dashboard.
  2. select “ layout” under your blog name.
  3. when your template comes up, select the box that says “Add A Gadget”
  4. scroll down to the gadget that says “Picture”
  5. you may enter a caption if you like, this is optional
  6. under link, after the http://   type in my blog address
  7. under image, search for the picture wherever you stored it in your computer and insert
  8. be sure to hit save in the bottom right hand corner
  9. the computer will shrink the image to fit on your sidebar


Promote, promote, promote.  And mention the party often on your blog.  We will all enjoy the party and have tons of comments and visitors!


For all of our local blogger friends, many of whom I know were also customers of ours when we had our shop……..WE MISS YOU!!  And we would love to see you again!  For any local blogger friends that we have yet to meet…..WE WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU!!!

So…….Friday Dec. 4th, the evening BEFORE the blog party, Heather and I will be hosting a craft and dinner party at MY HOUSE!  We have selected a craft that requires only a small supply list but will be lots of fun for everyone! 

The price of admission?   FOOD!!  Make your favorite recipe (pot luck) to bring.  We would also like for you to bring copies of the recipe so that we may have a recipe exchange. 

We’re gonna EAT!  We’re gonna CRAFT!  We’re gonna have a fun fun girls night out!  DON’T  feel intimidated or think that you will be the proverbial “odd man out”  or feel awkward because you don’t know anyone.  Most of the women who will attend will not know each other, so it will be a great opportunity to visit, make new friends, and share our craft project with each other.

  • TIME:  Friday evening Dec. 4th  6:30 PM
  • PLACE:  Denise’s house
  • RSVP:  via email

We will give you the address and your supply list when you confirm!  We can’t WAIT!  We’ll be sharing pics. of our evening during the blog party Saturday with everyone!

I hope to hear from many many of you soon!



  1. How awesome you are Denise! (And what energy you have)! Looks like fun!


  2. Yippy! I want to go to the party~i'm a local:)Candle maker and crafter. Sounds like soo much fun. Send me an email!
    Margie ~

  3. I love parties!! I wish I would be able to attend the one at your home, but alas... I am to far away. I would love to join in on the blogging party though! I will do a post about it tonight when I get home!!!!

    My Desert Cottage

  4. I'd love to join the fun! Count me in :) I'm very excited.

  5. I'd love to join in as well! Karen sent me from My Desert Cottage. I too wish I was closer to attend the party the evening before but the blog party will be great fun and I look forward to getting ideas from others as well - I do wrap a mean Christmas present though!

  6. I think we all wish we could attend...not fair,lol. I will be happy to put your blog party banner on my blog but not sure how I'll be at that point ....knee deep in pine needles I'm sure! I'll try!

  7. Hello! I heard about your swap through My Desert Cottage and I quickly came over to join in the fun! You have a wonderful blog too!

    Sandy xox

  8. Hi Denise, I would love to be included in your Holiday party! Thanks so much, it looks like tons of fun!

  9. Denise and Heather~
    SO wish I was a local so I could craft w y'all :) Please add me to the holiday party :)Wouldn't miss it!

  10. Hi Denise,
    Just heard about your party through Karen form My Desert Cottage. Sounds like so much fun. I will let you know at a later date if I will be able to participate. It gets a bit busy/crazy around this time of the year, but I do hope I can find some time to join in the fun. Let you know later. Thank you. Have a wonderful evening.


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  12. Hi Denise, I was just visiting My Desert Cottage and seen that you where having a blog party I would love to join in Christmas is my favourite time of year we have a lot of family traditions. Looking forward to it. Have a beautiful day Lisa Inn Country (Australia) P.S. I wish I lived closer I would love to join in the party on the 4th

  13. I'd love to be included in your Holiday Decorating & Craft Party ~ Thankyou ♥

  14. Denise,

    Please include me for the December 5th Blog Party! I do wish I lived near you so I could come to dinner. :0)

    Oh, what fun this will be...:0)

    Scatter Bliss,
    dream kingdom designs

  15. Count me in for the Blog Party on December 5th!

    If I lived near you, I would be on your doorstep for dinner at your home with my prettiest craft apron on and supplies in hand. I will be there in spirit though :)


  16. I'm in!! I am not sure what I am going to share but I am ready! Unfortunately I am closer to your Houston family than you. I wish I could come but I guess blogging will have to do.
    Norma Lee Good

  17. First time i have visited. Any way to remind us??

    I would enjoy participating...

    Im doing a survey-- stop by and give me your opinion?

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

  18. December 5th is real early for us, we are still celebrating another holiday then (Sinterklaas). But I really want to play so count me in!

  19. I would love to be a part of your party!!!! I have been looking for a great Christmas blog party and I know that I have found the perfect one! My only problem will be limiting it to just one entry... ;) I can't wait! I just updated my blog, so my next post will have the sidebar, button and banner on it. ;)

  20. Count me in for the Blog Party on the 5th! I so wish I lived close enough to come to the one the night before!

    Lou Cinda :)

  21. I am a local but they make me live in really I am from Sioux City....I will come to the blogland party to join you thou....sounds so fun..

  22. Denise, this sounds wonderful...I sure hope I get my new little christmas trees in time for the party. I'll place the badge on my blog and do my announcement of this event on this Friday. Thanks for putting this wonderful event together for us. Have a great day and let me know if you need anything from me.

  23. thank you for hosting:) i would love to be included in the blog party...


  24. Please count me in for the Dec. 5th party.....

  25. Beautiful blog! I'd like to participate in your holiday blog party...I've added your button on my sidebar.

  26. Hello Denise

    Thank you for hosting. I would like to be a part of your Dec 5th blog party. This is my first and I am very excited!!

  27. What's that...a party??? I'm in! I love a good fun party. This sounds like a great reason to have one, too. I will post your button on my blog; Art and Inspirations. Thanks!

  28. Happy Thanksgiving! I heard about your party from CC at Lace N' Ribbon Roses. Already copied the button and I'm putting it up now. Will you have a McLinky the day of the party?
    Thoughts from an Evil Overlord

  29. Oh this sounds like so much fun. I wish I was a neighbor of yours. I'll join the blogging party though.
    Hope your Thanksgiving is Blessed,

  30. Hi Denise, Thank you for visiting me blog. Yes, please add me to the list of people who will be joining. My email address is: I'm @ inspiremedesigns (blogspot}. I'm hoping to get another post up with some kind of Christmas designs by the end of the weekend. This is going to be so fun!


  31. I would love to join the party. I am now hosting Vintage Christmas Monday from now until Christmas. Our parties compliment each other. the is my link. Thank you Joan

  32. Hello Denise!

    Count me in!! I could also use some inspiration. When I look at others decorations mine look so lame!


  33. Hi, I would love to join the party...I just found out about it through Carole Maynards blog......I just hope I can figure out how to put the banner on my sidebar, as this will be my first time to do this! Can't wait to see all the pretties out there! Erin

  34. Oh yes, count me in, I will add this to my sidebar. I wish I could come!!!! I am too far away :(
    Margaret B

  35. Please sign me up! I'm now a certified follower and I've posted you notice and a link to your blog on my sidebar.

    What fun! A PARTY!!!


  36. Well, I'm following, I added your Magical tour to my sidetab, what else? Thank you, for letting us visit. I'm looking forward to all the ideas.

    Linda @ 'Robin's Egg Blues ~ An Empty Nest Christmas Wish!

  37. What a wonderful idea, it sure sounds fun to me! Unfortunately I don't live close to you so I can't come to your craft party. Shame I won't have time to attend the blog party either (December 5th is St. Nicholas day in Holland), but I hope to be able to read all about those great tips and ideas for Christmas later on your blog?

  38. Oh I found you at Karens' My Desert Cottage & I want to come join the party. I don't know where you live (I would love to join the craft party...????) so I don't know about the craft party but, it sounds FUN!!!! I will post about this tonight. THANKS! Charlene

  39. hello! i would love to be added to your blog party -
    my site is
    looking forward to it!

  40. I'm totally in on the party. I'll be posting a few holiday projects Sat for the party.
    How fun! Thanks for hosting such a wonderful event!

  41. Sounds like fun...please count me in too...

  42. I'm so excited to participate. Now I need to figure out what to share with everyone!

  43. A blog party sounds like holiday fun, please sign me up!

  44. Count me in!!

  45. I'm in as well... here is my linky:
    Thank you-thank you :-)

  46. I'm late, and maybe not as inspired as all the great ideas I see in blog-land but count me in.

  47. Boo Hoo...found out too late to participate but am going to enjoy visiting the bloggers involved.
    Merry Christmas from Thistle Cove Farm!

  48. Denise..count me in!! (if still room!) What a great blog party with so many wonderful ideas!!


  49. Denise, what a wonderful blog party idea! Please sign me up: and my email info:
    Happy THanksgiving! :) mercedes


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