Thursday, December 12

The Merriest Blog Hop #4 -- Countdown to Christmas: 12 days!

'Tis the season to share all your crafts, recipes, DIY projects, printables and family-friendly posts related to the winter holiday. No matter if the posts are old or new, we want to hear from you!

Thanks so much to everyone who linked up! We hope each of you continues to come back for the rest of the parties leading up to Christmas. Don't forget to grab a button and spread the word. The more the merrier!

A special shout out to Christy Lepine for winning the Rudolph Dunk Mug from last week's giveaway. Thank you  for sponsoring!

This party has 4 hosts, so when you link up on one blog, you'll get exposure on 3 other blogs as well!

A Sweet Fragrance   
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Morganize With Me  
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Child At Heart
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My Love For Words  
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What we've been up to lately...

Counting Down To Christmas // My Love For Words
Scraps Christmas Tree Pillow // Child At Heart
Typographic Wrapping Paper // A Sweet Fragrance
Teacher Holiday Gifts // Morganize With Me

Here are my favorites from last week:

Brown Paper Christmas Tree // Sweet Parrish Place
I just love how this Christmas tree looks! I also love that she mentioned it's the perfect project to do while watching a movie. That sounds like my kind of project!

Christmas Mantle // The Colored Door
I love the simplicity and colors of this mantel. The different textures and patterns all work together to make this one chic Christmas mantel. I might have to borrow the garland idea...

My last 3 features offer some great advice for a low-stress holiday along with some ways to remember the real reason for the season.

The Do's and Don'ts of Trimming the Tree with Small Children //  Travelin' Fam
Useful (and hilarious) tips for staying joyful while trimming the trees with little ones.

A great post on making concrete plans to reach goals during one of the busiest times of the year. There's also a wonderful list of 25 advent activities for inspiration. I love the focus and simplicity of her list!

A Modern and Eclectic Christmas // Army Wife to Suburban Life
I love this home tour with a little description of the simple, holiday additions that she added to each room. At the end, she gives some thrifty tips on decorating your home for the holidays. My favorite: "Visit Dollar Tree first, Target last" ;-)

Button up!

A Sweet Fragrance

A Sweet Fragrance

Be sure to grab the button below if you were featured on any of the blogs! 
All features will also be pinned onto board on Pinterest.

A Sweet Fragrance

A Sweet Fragrance


To make this party even more fun, FIVE small businesses with the cutest products have agreed to each sponsor a giveaway for each week of the blog hop! Whether you want to win the gift to give to someone else during this holiday season OR keep all to yourself (because sometimes you just gotta treat yourself, am I right?), we hope you'll stop by each business' page and tell them thanks for being so sweet to give away one of their awesome products.

This week's giveaway is sponsored by

is giving away this custom earring and necklace set to one lucky winner!

The necklace:
A unique combination of green and blue glass beads with subtle touches of silver. 
Lobster clasp closure.
26" in length.

The earrings:
A classy pair of dangles, pulling the same blue from the necklace for a custom match.
Photographed on a 3.5" x 2.25" card to give a better idea of size.
Finished with a silver-finished surgical steel, flat fishhook with 3x2mm coil, 21 gauge.

Now, let's get this party started!

By linking up to this party, you are giving us permission to promote your links on social media and use photos associated with those links. Any pictures used will always link directly back to your site.


  1. Thanks for hosting! I need to check out the teacher holiday gifts post. I just realized that I don't have anything for our principal or school secretary.

    1. So glad to see you again, Barb! I loved Morgan's post about the teacher gift. I was once a first grade teacher and would have really appreciated some Mexican food condiments and seasonings :-)


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