Season’s Greetings dear readers! Welcome back to Thursday Favorite Things! I am so happy to be joining Katherine at Katherine’s Corner and a wonderful group of blogging friends as a co-hostess for this fantastic weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers too! If you are looking to grow your blog, make new friends, and be inspired each week, this is the place to be. *Bloggers: If you would like a chance to be featured, please leave me a comment with the number of your link up. We can’t wait to see what you have to share this week! (If you missed last week’s party you can find it here To get the party started, let’s take a look at what I have been up to recently:
On Monday I kicked off a busy and exciting week of home tours and blog hops by hosting the Christmas Porches and Holiday Door Decor Blog Hop. I shared my last minute Christmas swag which was inspired by the old nineteenth century Christmas Carol, The Holly and The Ivy. I used fresh and free cuttings from the holly bushes and ivy growing around our front porch. This was such a fun blog hop with so many wonderful ideas for decorating your porch for the holidays or winter!
On Tuesday I joined Kendra at Joy In Our Home for the Christmas Festival Blog Hop. Twenty-Five bloggers are participating and there is a different theme each day of the week. Tuesday’s theme was porches, so I shared more of my porch and a round up of Easy Porch Decor ideas.
This week I did something I thought I would never do again…bake delicious gingerbread cookeis! It has been eight years since I was diagnosed with food allergies and I also avoid refined sugar, so I gave up on making cookies years ago! When I was asked to join the Eight Christmas Cookies To Jingle Your Bells” blog hop I decided I was up for the challenge, and I found a wonderful recipe for gluten free and vegan gingerbread cookies. I used coconut sugar and molasses in place of brown sugar. Even if you don’t have food allergies I highly recommend this recipe YUM!
On Wednesday I offered a warm holiday welcome to readers as I shared a first look at this year’s French Country Christmas decor in the music room and some preview pictures of some of the other rooms I will be sharing in upcoming Christmas home tours. I am loving the green, gold and ivory theme I have chosen this year. I think it may be my favorite Christmas decor ever! I would love for you to take a look after partying at TFT today!
Tomorrow I will be joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for the Christmas Home Tours with 30 bloggers. I will be sharing more of my simplified and elegant vintage French Country Christmas.
Now it’s time for some inspiring features from the last TFT party!
Simple Christmas Decor In The Sunroom~Dabbling and Decorating
When Your Tree Sparkles So Much You Have To Sing~ Thistlewood Farms
Gingerbread House Tablescape~ Thistle Key Lane
Traditional Southern Christmas Mantel~ Virginia Sweet Pea
DIY Holiday Gift Bag Sign~ Centstible Chateau
Free Water Color Printables for Christmas~ My Wee Abode
A Southern Inspired Christmas Kitchen~ A Southern Inspired Life
Holiday Simmer Recipe~Celebrating Everday Life
My Kitchen New Counters and Backsplash~ Rever Un Couleur
Gluten Free Vegan Cranberry Bliss Bars~ Strength and Sunshine
Thank you to everyone who visited and participated in the last party. By the way, your comments make my day! Thank you friends!
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