20 Days Left Until Christmas
Help Us Mr. Linky!

20 Days Left Until Christmas<br> Help Us Mr. Linky!

Hi friends! How are you? Have I told you lately how how much I appreciate all of your comments? I’ve been out of town this past week and without reliable internet, trying to settle some of the details of our move (like that pesky detail of WHERE we will live in January). I’ll update you all soon on the progress, I promise.

But being out of town, every time I was able to pop in to check my emails or comments, I was so happy to see you all here. You are the best, thank you! It means a lot! I’ve been meeting some wonderful new people lately, so thanks again for your support in the comments. It is great to get to meet you all.


The amazing Tsh from Simplemom had a great idea, sharing links via Tumblr. So, now if you want to see any posts I want to share, you can click here and see them! I am new to this so I haven’t added very many yet, but I’ll get the hang of it soon! It is great to be able to add links with a click of a button!


Speaking of links, Mr. Linky was being a pest earlier this week and causing some havoc, so hopefully he will behave this time for our Friday Holiday Linky! Feel free to link directly to your holiday posts from this week! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with all of us, I really enjoy checking out all of your holiday happenings. Mr. Linky will be at the bottom of this post!

Are you all going to BlissDom?

You might want to check it out, just in case there was anyone going that you might recognize or want to hang out with. Like, Simplemom, Nester or me or Shannon or Meredith or … wait, ME? {faints}. Sign up now for the early bird discount!

20 Days Left Until Christmas<br> Help Us Mr. Linky!

Today I am including all of the buttons from our wonderful Moms Unite members. I want to encourage everyone to visit them from time to time, they are all great ladies.

20 Days Left Until Christmas<br> Help Us Mr. Linky!

20 Days Left Until Christmas<br> Help Us Mr. Linky!

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20 Days Left Until Christmas<br> Help Us Mr. Linky!

20 Days Left Until Christmas<br> Help Us Mr. Linky!

20 Days Left Until Christmas<br> Help Us Mr. Linky!
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20 Days Left Until Christmas<br> Help Us Mr. Linky!

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20 Days Left Until Christmas<br> Help Us Mr. Linky!

20 Days Left Until Christmas<br> Help Us Mr. Linky!
20 Days Left Until Christmas<br> Help Us Mr. Linky!
20 Days Left Until Christmas<br> Help Us Mr. Linky!

20 Days Left Until Christmas<br> Help Us Mr. Linky!

20 Days Left Until Christmas<br> Help Us Mr. Linky!

(I give up on the formatting, sorry it is wonky)


Head to Blissfully Domestic to enter!

photo: Martha Stewart

20 Days Left Until Christmas<br> Help Us Mr. Linky!


  1. I can’t wait for Mr. Linky to “fill up”. It is great seeing everyone else’s Holiday ideas and inspiration.

    mary beths inspiring blog post..Home Made Ornaments~Old Fashioned and Inexpensive

  2. Well, I am full throttle ready to deck the halls & bake the goods! After mentally taking a year off from the bustle last year (just not up to it with the passing of my dad), I am happy to say this year is full of joy.

    And a lot of it is due to the kindness & inspiration I have found here in blogland!!


    Jinxs inspiring blog post..North Pole Memories

  3. LOVE your blog and your stocking photo has inspired me to do something special this year – thank you!!

    Suzanns inspiring blog post..Cross Stitchery Give-Away

  4. Is anyone else as addicted to Christmas movies this time of year as I am? If you are, come and take my quiz to see how many houses you recognize from classic Cmas films. :-)

    Julia @ Hooked on Housess inspiring blog post..Can You Name That Christmas Movie?

  5. Woo Hoo….another great post with lots of interesting stuff. Thanks so much for all you do.

    – Suzanne, the Farmer’s Wife

    Suzanne, the Farmer’s Wifes inspiring blog post..Baby Jesu’

  6. Hi Melissa! I’ve been on quite the blogging break…but of course, couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share about decorating for my favorite time of year! Best wishes to you on your move!

    Courtney @ Nesting Instinctss inspiring blog post..Have yourself a SPARKLY little Christmas!

  7. Woohoo….I have nothing else to do today but check out decorations…..so I can get some great ideas!!! Thanks for hosting!!!

    Tracis inspiring blog post..Weekly Walgreens Deals

  8. I hope your house hunt gets better! I wish could join you all at Blissdom, but I can’t see me being able to get there. Thanks for hosting another Mr Linky this week I love reading everyone’s ideas. Happy Holidays!

    Liz@VioletPosys inspiring blog post..Early Christmas Present

  9. 20 days left!!! AHHHHHH why does it have to go so fast? just posted an easy way to have a tree in every room!

  10. Hi Melissa!

    I am lovin’ those sweater stockings! Fabulous!

    I put 2 links in for two different Christmas posts, from this week, but my the link title shows autumn, for some reason. The links actually go to my Christmas posts, though. Don’t know why.

    Have a great weekend.

    Pats inspiring blog post..~Deck the Halls~

  11. Melissa, I have to tell you that you made my day! I have a routine of sitting down with my cup of coffee and read my favorite blogs to inspire me for the day! And to my utmost delight I saw a comment on my blog by you!! I am so honored. I love your blog and design inspiration… so thank you. Just thrilled you liked my “Satin Ribbon and a Pine Cone!! (little secret I even called the hubby at work to tell him you liked it!! I know totally silly.. but in blog land that is HUGE) :o) have a great weekend.

    LuLus inspiring blog post..Satin Ribbon and A Pine Cone

  12. I am so loving these weekly opportunities to share ideas and visit fellow-decorators in the blogosphere! Special thanks once again to you, Melissa, for hosting these fun parties! Like you, I appreciate everyone’s comments, and am looking forward to another week of visiting friends and having everyone stop by Seasons for All at Home! It’s like going to a holiday party every week! ~Arleen

    Arleens inspiring blog post..Christmas Fitz & Floyd Collection

  13. Melissa,
    Good luck with all your moving prep~I cannot imagine how busy you are, especially during the holidays! I accidentally posted mine twice~the first one didn’t have a link, so I hope you can delete it. Blessings to you at this busy time and keep up your wonderful work!

    melissas inspiring blog post..amazon toy sale!! GO!

  14. I can’t wait to meet you at Blissdom!!!

    We are THAT familys inspiring blog post..An Interview w/ Baby Blues-THE COMIC STRIP

  15. Great posts everyone!

    Janets inspiring blog post..Easy Gift Idea

  16. I had fun with this one! Check out my upcycled coaster to ornament transformation! If you visit, please leave a comment so I can visit your blog as well!


    ALVN of WhisperWood Cottages inspiring blog post..Upcycling: Coaster into Holiday Ornament

  17. Wow! Those links filled in quick!

    Jens inspiring blog post..Christmas Tree 2008

  18. Hi Melissa, this is as good if not better than the best Christmas idea magazine! You are brilliant for helping us all get focused on Christmas. I’m praying you find the right house, at the right time, in the right place…..and the right PRICE! I know God is in this and it will happen. Have an awesome day!
    PS Did you see my Christmas Gingerbread Rolling pin this week? Very cute and inexpensive, could be done with the kids!!!

    Debbies inspiring blog post..Lovin’ that Gingerbread decor and a little more

  19. Oh dear! My holiday visiting is way out of control thanks to you and Mr. Linky! Do you remember visiting during the holidays? It was one of my favorite things to do. It’s simply not done these days the way it was in my childhood, but this is the next best thing!

    Vees inspiring blog post..There’s A Certain Slant of Light

  20. I liked your post about cutting out a garland with your son. I have an Eeyore, too. Of course, he gets it from me (said in an Eeyore voice).

    Hollys inspiring blog post..Flannel Sheets–Wohm and Tozy

  21. How fun! I can’t wait to check everyone’s ideas out.

    Leilas inspiring blog post..How do you decorate for Advent?

  22. I love checking out everyone’s ideas! Thanks Melissa!

    The Unconventional Doctor’s Wifes inspiring blog post..Stories from a Christmas Tree

  23. I just LOVE all the christmas inspiration…..I wanted to share some amazing stuff I saw in Seattle at a couple of high end garden centeres. Hope you enjoy!

    Tamaras inspiring blog post..We Found Our Container! Time to Get to Work

  24. FUN! I hope Mr. Linky is working!
    This is MY FAVORITE time of the year!

    Fifi Flowerss inspiring blog post..Holiday Decor in place…

  25. Melissa! What a generous list of new blogs for me to drool over.

    Happy holidays!

    Lisa from celebrate CREATIVITYs inspiring blog post..Checkmate

  26. I didn’t realize Blissdom would be this soon! I hope to make it, this is my busy work season and I may be working! BIG Bummer! Hopefully I can get away for a day or so. That’s exciting you are speaking! Oh, I hope I can go.

    Amy from Texass inspiring blog post..Christmas Tags

  27. Thanks for hosting a way for us to all share ideas. I’ve got more to add, maybe just one for today. ;-)

    Karen Bs inspiring blog post..Elves

  28. I am now a Mr. Linky hog.

    Karen Bs inspiring blog post..Elves

  29. Thanks for the link! :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Shilos inspiring blog post..Christmas Photo Mats

  30. Love those sweaters.

    I am blogging daily about my various Christmas decorations, food and traditions here in Northern Ireland. Hope you can visit.

    JanMary, N Irelands inspiring blog post..On the 4th day of December….a christmas mantlepiece

  31. Thanks for hosting, Melissa. I added a link to a wonderful easy to make snowman ornament that uses a child’s handprint for the snowmen … very cute and easy, and perfect for the grandparents! Today I’m majorly cleaning my closet and doing laundry, taking occasional breaks for some bloggy eye candy, and packing for a 2 week trip to Canada. No holiday decor up at my house yet, it won’t happen until we’re back from our trip … unless, of course, the kids surprise me.


    victoria ~ auction girl vintages inspiring blog post..Christmas ~ Snowman Gift Bucket

  32. Whew! It’s been a busy holiday season already and we aren’t even to Christmas yet. I’ve been enjoying celebrating a handmade Christmas this year. Lots of crafting, sewing, and hanging out. My favorite project so far is the one I linked to above. I made matching Christmas scarves for me and my girls from about 2.50 of remnant fabric. They turned out so cute and the girls love that we all match. Me too!!

    heather janes inspiring blog post..Why I Love the Remnant Bin…

  33. I love your blog and am so excited that I may get to come to Blissdom ’09!

    Edies inspiring blog post..My obsession with books……and a book giveaway

  34. Melissa, good luck with the move! I’m planning to go to Blissdom in February, so hopefully we can meet up. Looking forward to meeting you and all the decorating girls that have been hanging out in blogland for a year now.

    Rhodas inspiring blog post..Christmas Spirit

  35. Oh Melissa, you did it again! You never cease to amaze me with your generosity. I LOVE YOU! Thanks so much for the help and your personal efforts to help us pay down this adoption. Honestly, you’ve made my month:) Take care and have a great weekend.

    Pretty Organizers inspiring blog post..Charlie Brown meets the Grinch… My Christmas Tree

  36. You make me want to go to Blissdom so I can say hi in person!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolatess inspiring blog post..Tea for Two-sday ~ Finding Tea Gifts

  37. Hey Melissa! I hope I used “Mr. Linky” correctly…..thanks for hosting all of us for what will be some spectacular Christmas tours.


    Judys inspiring blog post..I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas…..

  38. I don’t really have a link to share this time, but wanted to say thanks for the linkage. Also, Jessica Knows will be at Blissdom, so have a FAB time! :)

  39. How fun it is to check out everyone’s holiday decorations!

    Jennys inspiring blog post..My Holiday Gumdrop Crafts!

  40. Mamastoff says:

    Those sweater-stocking make me wish I hadn’t already made mine!! I LOVE them!!!

  41. Hi Melissa! Thanks for hosting – I’m making my way through the Linky slowly and enjoying seeing what every one else is doing this year!


    The pleasures of homemakings inspiring blog post..A Birdhouse Christmas

  42. Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall says:

    I’ve finally gotten around to doing a Christmas post & I just now uploaded it to your Mr. Linky. Do I get anything for being lucky #100:)

    How’s the house hunting going?

  43. I love your blog and visit it often..It always takes me away from the everyday stresses. :O)

  44. This link list has been so much fun ! What great inspiration. And the blogs I’ve found . . . the mother lode!!!


    Dawn Gahans inspiring blog post..Tree Decorations Straight From Nature

  45. I’m a little late joining this party! Hopefully my post will still inspire someone!

    Kendras inspiring blog post..Get your VOTE on!

  46. Finally remembered to link up :)
    Keep up the great work – love it!

  47. Jackie Von Tobel says:

    It’s amazing the transformation your blog has gone through. You must be working on it overtime! Great Job, keep up the good work.


    Jackie Von Tobels inspiring blog post..Philippe Starck, Shine Home, & The S Bar

  48. happy weekend & happy mr linky

    sues inspiring blog post..Monday’s Discoveries


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