IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE CHRISTMAS, AT LEAST AT MY HOUSE! THAT CALLS FOR A GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

As of today, this blog goes back to all things HOLIDAY!  My shop is filled with storage boxes, trees, wreaths, ornaments, more ornaments, ribbon (probably more than you have ever seen and we will still run out), mesh ribbon in every color you can imagine (I just counted 90 rolls).  It is really  dangerous to be in the shop. I do a lot of tripping over things.   I spend the entire month of September sorting ornaments, making plans for new jobs, making wreaths, and on and on...It is a hard work month.  
So for this month I am going to have some guest bloggers.  I already have the post from the first blog friend that I will post later this week.  I would love hearing from others that love Christmas; about your decorating themes, any tips you want to share about preparing for the holidays.  I had someone ask me to do a post on a "to do" schedule and how to have a stress-free Christmas.  In my work, there is no such thing and my schedule is so different than others that one of you might be better at addressing that. I would love to hear from you.  I will be happy to showcase your blog. 75% of my shopping is done  and my trees will go up the first of October, so my schedule is really not one that fits most people.  I have the privilege of getting exquisite ornaments at market for great prices.  So the first GIVEAWAY will be a group of ornaments very similar to the ones above. THERE WILL BE 2 WINNERS, so two packages of gorgeous ornaments are waiting for YOU to win. I am one of those people that think there is no such thing as TOO many ornaments! Parker will draw on Monday night so spread the word that there is a
CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!  I am excited to give away something glitzy!  Also, email me at (annah99@aol.com) if you would like to write a post. You will also be hearing from Terri, my head elf...but first she is going on a 7 day cruise next week..
For the GIVEAWAY, as always, ALL you have to do is leave a comment..If there is anything special you want to see more of or know more about on this blog, also include that.  

87 comments:

linda said...

I'm so glad your Christmas blog is up and running again! I so enjoyed it last year and look forward to all that you will share with us again this holiday season!

I feel the same way as you do, no ornaments are ever enough! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

Sandy S. said...

I agree, you can never have too many ornaments! I was actually out going through my Christmas decorations today, but the hubby said Halloween first!

sandy@suddenlysandy.com

Debby said...

How exciting. I need a push to get me in the mood. I am actually starting a blog about the ornaments I put on my tree.

Michelle said...

Just the sight of ornaments makes me happy. Being in your shoppe would be like being a kid in a candy store =).

Pam Burrow said...

I WAS havin' a tough day till I saw your post !! You just made my day and I can't wait!! I just want to see more CHRISTMAS !

Gretta said...

SO excited to see your holiday blog return! I love your everyday blog but your holiday blog gets me super excited for Christmas and inspires me in so many ways!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I love Christmas. Last year our storage unit was broken into and 75% (5 boxes) of my Christmas things were stolen. I was so happy to find my ornament box was left - as I have collected for years from around the world.

So last Christmas I bought lots of new things with insurance money . . . So opening my boxes this year will be full of surprises and still a little sadness.

I look forward to your Christmas blog.

Fondly,
Glenda

Grandma Cyndi said...

So excited to learn your tips and hints, approaching my favorite time of year. Go Brett!

Kimberly said...

Such a great giveaway!!! So looking forward to the holidays!

Natasha said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see all the fabulous things you do this Christmas.

I would love to enter your give away too if I may?

Best wishes until next time,
Natasha.

Kay DeWitt said...

So happy to see the Christmas blog going (not that I haven't enjoyed the others) It just reassures me that Christmas is going to come again. I wish you lived in my town and could come do my little condo.
Kay

Nezzy said...

WooHoo, my favorite holiday, celebratin' the birth of our Lord and Savior. Live is gooooood! :o)

I always inventory what is needed for the next year when I'm packin' away my Christmas here on the Ponderosa and I write what I need to purchase for the upcoming year on the next year's calendar on the first week of October. That way I'm always prepared and ready to rumble the day after Thanksgiving.

God bless and have the best season ever sweetie!!!

SusanD said...

I'm already planning for Christmas too. My annual cookie exchange is scheduled for the 2nd Sunday in December. Save the date cards are already in the works. They will be going out next week. Thanks for the great giveaway. Blessings, SusanD

Mallory said...

Christmas is my favorite holiday! So looking forward to all of the posts :)

♥Georgie♥ said...

YAY! I always enjoy your tips and tricks for the holidays

Alex and Jill said...

I love when your Christmas blog is up and running again. I've started my shopping already...if only I could talk my husband in letting me put my trees up in October. That would be awesome!!

Tammy B said...

I found your other blog Grammy Girlfriend awhile back and read it all the time. I am a grammy also and know exactly how you feel about your littles. Nothing better in the world. They make Christmas even more exciting. Thanks for the give away. You seem like an awesome lady!

Seams Inspired said...

Oooh! I can't wait to see all the Christmas goodies. Looking forward to reading your posts. Happy Thursday! :o)

Larri at Seams Inspired

Shellie B. said...

I'm so excited about the return of your Christmas blog! It helped to inspire the Spirit of Christmas in my home last year. And, I had fun implementing several of your tips. Most of all, I just enjoy your heart that it shown through such an entertaining writing style!

Blessings,

Shellie

p.s. If you need an extra elf, let me know.

Sarah Broadus said...

Oh I am in heaven! I just got my first house and I am looking forward to decoring for CHristmas! Cant wait to learn from you!

Mamma Girl said...

I LOVE Christmas! I can not wait to start decorating and give everything some Christmas majic. This year will be our first year decorating with our baby boy. He was born last August but we didn't get the house decorated because he spent some time in the hospital during December and was having some problems. So I am super excited to have our first family decorating this year! Can't wait to read more about your tips and tricks!

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, I believe you have just got me thinking about jump-starting Christmas:) I love these glitzy decorations!

Have a blessed and it sounds like... a busy day:)

Gay said...

I can't wait to see your gorgeous trees. i've been waiting all year. I too am a doting grandmother (Mammie) and love your posts about your kiddos.

Maryann said...

I am so excited for Christmas this year, however, I am due with a little boy on Thanksgiving so I am desperately trying to make a real plan to have it all "wrapped up" by the first of November!!

Trish said...

I love that I found your Holiday Blog. I love Sept-Decemeber. I love fall, Christmas and all teh decorating that goes along with it. I can wait to see your upcoming post and get ideas from other women....I have a HUGE(12ft) Christmas tree to decorate...she is one massive momma but SO beautiful when she is all done.

Trish said...

I love that I found your Holiday Blog. I love Sept-Decemeber. I love fall, Christmas and all teh decorating that goes along with it. I can wait to see your upcoming post and get ideas from other women....I have a HUGE(12ft) Christmas tree to decorate...she is one massive momma but SO beautiful when she is all done.

Janet said...

Love love love all the Christmas decorating that you do! I love all things Christmas and you do such a fantastic job. I am learning from you so keep showing us decorations that you do!!

Janet
jpepa_oh@yahoo.com

3 Giggly Monsters said...

Hello I am a new follower from TT. I would love for you to follow me back and maybe enter a giveaway while you are there at
http://megankayden.blogspot.com/

Rachelle said...

Those ornaments look gorgeous! I bought a 9 1/2 foot tree last year and have zero decorations for it. I'd love to win some!

Randi said...

Very excited to find you! Found you by way of Mama to 3 Blessings, Thursday Friends & Giveaway Cafe Links.
I love Christmas, and I adore making ornaments with my girls. Each year we do a different type, and it's fun to look back through the years as we un pack. Perhaps next year we'll be talking about how we won your beautiful ornanments? :)

Alisha said...

I can not wait for Christmas! I found myself already wondering what size tree we will get this year as we always get a fresh tree!

Mommyhood Mayhem said...

We're a new follower from the Blog hop! Follow us back at www.mommyhoodmayhem.com

Lenore

PEA said...

You're my kinda gal...no such thing as too many ornaments! hehe I so LOVE Christmas and now seeing your holiday post/giveaway, I'm getting all excited that it's only over 3 months away:-) It certainly does sound like you are VERY busy when this time of year comes around, it boggles my mind everything you do. But, no doubt just watching the people's faces when they see the trees you do up for them makes it all worth it!! xoxo

fahnmamma said...

I love Christmas. When I was working at the nursing home, I helped decorate about 5 trees plus several resident areas. I didn't have the energy for much decorating at home. This year may be differant since I'm not working anywhere but at home =)

I look forward to some decorating tips. How wonderful to get them directly from an expert!

I do tablescapes for our Women's Christmas Brunch.....I really don't know what I'm doing but I seem to pull it together somehow every year. Any tips would be soooo appreciated!

Doris

Marie said...

Hi there,

New follower from Think Of My Thursday. I absolutely love Christmas as well. :)

I would love if you could pay me a visit as well.

Thanks,
Marie

The Things We Find Inside

angiecannon07 said...

Hi Teresa, I am so excited to see your beautiful Christmas work this holiday season! I enjoy reading your blog very much!

Angie

Lisa said...

I LOVE Christmas! I'm so excited about it this year since we have Drex!
I love that you have all this on the holiday and look forward to decorating tips and maybe some yummy recipes.

Kat said...

I actually looked at Christmas trees and decorations today. It will be here before we know it. Kinda scary.

Wish I could follow you around one day as you work. I know I could learn a lot and have fun too.

Hugs,
Kat

MomAgain@40 said...

Christmas already!?
Following from Friday Follow 40 and over

Happy Fridayt! :D

Amy said...

Stopped by as part of Boost My Blog Friday. Christmas trees up in October?? Oh my! I'm going on a vacation in October... :)

Stop by if you have time over this long weekend!

Amy
http://worshipwhileiwait.blogspot.com

Cindy Lou said...

I am so getting ready for the holidays!! My Marine will be home for Christmas this year and I can't wait!! Love you blog and enjoy each post!! Blessings from Georgia!!

Holly said...

THRILLED your Christmas blog is back...I have checked in all summer long......I Love everything you do and the tips you have for us! Let the decorating begin ! ! !

Gigi said...

Looking forward to more inspiration from you blog! Have my first grandbaby to share Christmas with this year so it will be extra special!

West Side of Straight said...

Oh you get me excited for the Holidays! I would love to win some new ornaments! Love all your ideas.

Mammy said...

I won a giveaway last year (When you were a lot less famous! Ha!) and loved everything in my box. Even the outside of the package was gorgeous. You are incredibly generous and kind. Love the blog. Can't wait to see what you'll wow us with this year.

Carrie said...

Thanks for linking this to my "First Post" linky party! I'm so glad you did, because now that I've found your blog I'm even more excited for the holidays.

Can't wait to read more of your tips and ideas! I did post something about storing everything AFTER the holidays if that is something you are interested in for your blog, though I'm betting you are already an expert in that and have hundreds of tips on that topic yourself. ;-)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I agree, one can not have too many ornies! I love glitzy so I'll sign up for your giveaway. I've been thinking Christmas now for a while.

Blessings,
Sandi

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I never knew this was your holiday blog and, duh, never knew what the name meant!

I love decorating my tree but can't imagine doing 75 or more of them each year.

funfunfun said...

Hi..following from bloghop...would love to have you follow back!
http://funfritzfamily.blogspot.com/

He & Me + 3 said...

yeah for Christmas time. The most blessed time of year. Love it.

Jenny said...

I love glittery ornaments :D We decorate in a kind of mish mash of disney and snowmans. I can never have enough snowmans ;) They are so cute.

Carol said...

Thanks for directing me to your blog!
What a fun place you have here. I can't wait to read more about Christmas, because it's my favorite holiday!

Vonda Axe said...

Super, excited about the weather getting cooler. And now football season has started, I have the house decorated for fall. And I have taken a look at my Christmas decorations and I could use some ornaments. Thanks for the giveaway. vondaxe@cox.net

Amanda Taylor said...

Thanks so much for coming over to my blog and commenting on my Beth Moore post. I LOVE your blog. Me and my husband are addicted to Christmas. We do a snowman themed tree every year. I have a hand painted snowman head gourd that I got at a craft fair here in Virginia that is my tree topper. I would love to share picture of all our snowman themed stuff if your interested. I should mention its not just the tree. The stockings all of our decorations are snowmen!! It gets crazy over here.

So needless to say I'm really excited about your blog! And yes I would love to try and win free stuff like ornaments :)

~Amanda
itsmrsthegreat@mac.com

SouthLakesMom said...

Teresa, thanks for inviting me over! This year we're traveling to Colorado to spend the vacation skiing and celebrating Christ with dear friends. It will be our first time away for the occasion in YEARS...the teens are excited.

I'd love to have these ornaments to give as gifts to thank our friends who are hosting us!

Shawna Marie Bryant said...

You gave me quite a treat. Thank you.

Not only did you leave a sweet comment on my blog, (and make my day) but you also invited me to pop in on your gorgeous site.

I could learn a lot from you, Grammy!

Tina Peterson said...

Wow - I am so looking forward to keeping up with this blog - guest posters and all! I've joined your other blog and will now join this one. Can't wait to see all the giveaways.

If you'd like to join in on my Holiday Gift Guide, email me and I'll send details. Have me do a review/giveaway and it's FREE! (Free is a good thing)

Tina "The Book Lady"
contact(dot)thebooklady@gmail.com

Tina Peterson said...

I added a blurb to my holiday blog about your giveaway and will tweet it for you as well - =0) Tina

blessedmomof3 said...

I LOVE your blog! Christmas is my very FAVORITE time of year. I love to decorate. I would have my tree up in early October if I thought my husband wouldn't have a heart attack about it. I also believe you can never have too many decorations. I spent several hours in Hobby Lobby recently just reveling in all of their wonderful holiday decorations and eagerly anticipating adding to my collection. I am looking forward to any tree trimming tips that you have to offer.~Leigh Ann

Tanya said...

Hi Teresa,
You are going to be the ELF that changes things for me. I have never ever been good at Christmas decorating or getting 100% into the "feel" of it. I try and try! I'm awesome at Fall decorating but I think I'm so overwhelmed with thinking that Christmas has to be bigger and better and more and more! SO this year, I'm following you closely and learning!! "I THINK I CAN I THINK I CAN!" Can't wait to be entered for the great giveaway!

Stephanie said...

Amazing! I LOVE this time of year and can't wait to see what you have in store for us. I would love to see any DIY crafty projects you have up your sleeve! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

Stephanie
www.thegimlinfamily.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

What a great blog! I'm a new follower from the blog hops! Nice to meet you.

Mommy Katie said...

Awesome blog! I am a new follower and I would love a follow back!!
http://www.mommykatie.com/

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

I wish I could spend the next months until Christmas with you! What fun it would be!

Be careful and don't trip over anything or drop any glass ornaments! I wear cotton gloves when putting them up so no finger prints!

Linda said...

Yea, I made it in time for the drawing. I will be back for another comment, because this is my 1st time here, and I can't sign up for follow up comments.

Linda said...

Here's my comment so I can get follow up comments. I don't understand how this all works!

This looks like an amazing blog, and I'll be back. I came by way of Penny's blog, My Two Cents Worth.

granny said...

BEAUTIFUL ornaments. I love reading your Blog, especially about your grandchildren. I have 12 (ages 2 to 23). Our first great grandchild is due November 22. (Adopted) Our oldest granddaughter was diagnosed with ovarian CA at 19 and again at 21 and is unable to have children. They have named their little bundle of Joy Aubrey Ann. Can't wait to see her.

Cindy said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and introducing me to yourself. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Everything about Christmas!!!!!!! I would absolutley LOVE to win these ornaments!!!

Belly Charms said...

Thanks for stopping by and telling me about this. We love Christmas and I love to decorate everything!!!! My tree fell over last year and I lost about half of the ornaments that my mom started giving me when I went to college :( I need some pretty new ones!!

Valarie said...

Ah, what a treat it is to have found your wonderful blog. Christmas is my favorite, and I am excited to get to know you.
Have a wonderful day.
Valarie

Valarie said...

Love Love Love your blog. Valarie

Rhonda said...

I love CHRISTmas! I'm excited this blog is back and running! I love those ornaments!

Your such a doll!

Cheryl Barker said...

Teresa, I LOVE Christmas! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment. So happy to have a chance to enter your giveaway. Thanks for giving me the heads up!

Blessings to you this week!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A girl can never have too many ornaments:@) Thanks for the chance and stopping by, I love seeing the Christmas blogs!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A girl can never have too many ornaments:@) Thanks for the chance and stopping by, I love seeing the Christmas blogs!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

I am SO glad you stopped by my blog the other day (I am so late with everything these days!). You have got to be one of the sweetest women EVER and I love BOTH of your blogs! Your grandbabies are precious and I will love following along. Your job is simply awesome. I can't wait to see some more as I wander through your pages. Thanks again for stopping by. Many blessings to you and yours!!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi there! I see from other bloggers I really missed out on your Christmas blog last year. Had not run across you yet.

I keep thinking as soon as I get through my daughter's wedding reception, Christmas will pretty much be upon us!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

count me in on the giveaway if it's not too late! I could use some glitz!

peace~elaine

Buttercup said...

The ornaments look beautiful. So looking forward to all of your posts in the coming months.

melanie_nicholson said...

I Love your Blog....Especially since I tell all my co-workers just about every other day "Christmas is only XX days away, get ready...."lol.. I'm so glad I'm not the only one thinking that way...hahaha
BTW I'm coming here to follow you from Blog Hop Meet me Monday; Great Blog you got here; I'm following via GFC, would love if you can come visit over at
www.twoboysonegirlandacrazymom.com

Happy Monday
Melanie

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

I did a double take when I saw your header..lol! Then I read on down and fell in love!! I love this time of year..the colors, smells, the feeling!! I have some neighbors that leave their tree up year round and swap out ornaments depending on the season...
I can't wait to see what else you have to show us! And I would love to be entered into your giveaway!
Thanks...april R.

Whimsical Creations said...

I agree, you can not have too many ornaments. =D

Marydon said...

Whew! I made it over in the nick of time .. please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you, Teresa.

TTFN ~ Marydon

sister sheri said...

Hopefully... better late than never!

mdavis said...

Welcome Back for Christmas. Love your blog and Christmas!

Colie's Kitchen said...

What a great blog!! I am really enjoying looking around. Thanks for sharing!! I am now a new follower!! Nicole @ colieskitchen.com BTW I found you on Bloggy Blog Hop!!

Erica K said...

love these ornaments, so beautiful.

thanks for stopping by my blog. I am following back.

bassgiraffe@hotmail.com