Christmas Home Tour ’07

The internets have spoken (well, some of them, anyway), and it looks like we’re gonna be having us a Bloggy Tour of Homes again this year. Before I put up the previous post I’d decided that if at least a hundred people wanted to participate then it was probably the thing to do. And since it’s almost Christmas, I think it makes sense to do a Christmas tour. Because that would be convenient.

So give me a couple of days to get a sidebar button done, and once it’s ready I’ll post the code here so that we can start to get the word out.

If you don’t know how these things work, it’s pretty simple. I’ll be the home base and will put up a Mr. Linky on the day of the tour. You’ll put up the pics of your home tour on your blog – and then you’ll come over here and link to your post on a Mr. Linky. It’s a big bloggy extravaganza.

The date is going to be Monday, December 17th – I’m guessing that most folks will have their houses decorated by then. I’ll outline some specific tour guidelines later. Whenever I figure out what those guidelines might be. Or if they’re even necessary. Or whatever.

Or maybe we’ll just abide by what we did last year:

I only ask a couple of things if you’re planning to participate in this humble little tour:

1) That you actually post pictures of your holiday decorations (and by all means, if you celebrate Hanukkah and not Christmas, please join us).

2) That you don’t mock the season. Or the Reason. Or the people who are participating. And I shouldn’t even have to say that because MY WORD WE’RE A BUNCH OF GROWN-UPS, PEOPLE!

As for what kind of pictures we’re going to post…well, I’m thinking pictures of your tree…pictures of a particular collection that you love…pictures of your favorite nativity scene…pictures of your front door…and pictures of your outside decorations if you’d like to share them.

So basically, you know, whatever.

And really, it’s only fair that you should provide some refreshments (I mean, you ARE inviting us over and all), so I think it would be great fun if everyone posted his or her favorite quick and easy holiday recipe along with the pictures.

Seems easy enough to me.

Deck the halls, y’all!

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  1. yay!!! how fun…..I will have already completed my big holiday party extravaganza, so I will definitely have pics to post. thanks for hosting!!!

  2. I’m in. We are in our own house this year and I am tickled Crimson with excitement over decorating.

  3. Whoopie! I’m excited. Thank you for taking the time to do this. I got such pleasure out of it last year! Blessings.

  4. psss… boomama (whispering ever so quietly)

    That second “since” in this sentence “And since it’s almost Christmas, I think it makes since to do a Christmas tour.” needs to be changed…

    thought you might wanna know



  5. WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Cool! Looking forward to seeing all the Christmassy decorations.

  7. Sweet! Nothing like getting to peek in people’s houses and sigh over them!

    Ummm, with their permission, of course.

  8. I think I’ll have to post some wedding photos instead (wedding is december 8) wait til you see the christmas decorations! We’re going CRAZY!

  9. Sounds fun! I’m glad you decided to do it!

  10. Yay! I was so not looking forward to Christmas decorating this year, but with a Tour of Homes, I’ll have to. Can’t wait now!

  11. I am imagining that by December 17th, I’ll be two-footing it, and able to decorate. Right? With our luck, I’ll actually be in bed with a broken leg or something, but that’s okay. I’ll just decorate the cast with Christmas-y drawings instead :)

  12. Off to Google “cheap, classy, easy/quick holiday decorating for dummies.”

    I jist know I kin find me a Christmas craft ta whip up with all these Pabst Blue Ribbon cans an’ some red ric-rac.



  13. We moved from a town in East Texas that get lit every Christmas…with over a million lights of course :)

    So we brought our lights and stuff here to Colorado and barring an icy roof, we shall try to share our Christmas in Colorado!

  14. I meant “gets lit” :)

  15. Ummmm … since not much will change, can I re-link to last year’s links?

    Better yet, can I link to your house and claim it as mine? Like, oh, I don’t know … YOUR BEDROOM, which I love beyond reason!?

  16. YAY!!!! Can’t wait! I love Christmas! Thanks for hosting!

  17. Note to self: Hire interior decorator ASAP.

    Second note to self: Get second job to pay for interior decorator.


  18. FUN. This is perfect for our first Christmas in our first house. :)

  19. Here in my part of the country Christmas starts on NOV 1ST!

    It is hilarious to see pumpkins and Christmas lights all mixed up together for a few weeks and then immediately upon waking on Nov 1st BAM all the pumpkins are gone.

  20. Yipee, I can’t wait to tour. Thanks for hosting.

  21. So looking forward to The Tour. Sounds like a whole lotta bloggy fun.

  22. (Singing like a Pointer Sister)”I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it….

  23. I have enjoyed the tours and so want to be involved! yippie!

  24. Yeahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Wow, that sounds very exciting. I think I remember some talk about it last year but I couldn’t figure out how it all worked. I was brand new to blogging at the time. Have a tiny bit more understanding now. I’ll look out for the details as you get them posted. :-)

  26. Is it really that time of year already?? I’m still trying to make it through Halloween. But oh, Christmas is going to be SO different this year…no sun, no desert, no dust, etc. I’m getting giddy just thinkin’ about it!!

  27. Now you have me thinking obsessively about Christmas decorations… with my state of mind right now, you might end up making me start decorating now, because, you know, I’m a little wonky when it comes to the whole nesting/house/decor/cleaning/etc. thing. Seriously, I’m starting to freak out over where on earth I’m going to put our Christmas tree in this new house…

  28. Fun, fun, fun!! My new girls are already excited to see how we celebrate Christmas!

    Mary, mom to 10

  29. Jeannette says:

    We are not decorating this year. So I am really glad that I will see decorations through the tour. I hope someone does a Victorian style. That seems to be my fav.

  30. Oh wow – here in South Africa, we don’t really go in for decorating in a big way. There’s the Christmas tree, a few bits of tinsel draped on a doorway and that’s it!

    how interesting!

  31. I’m with Sabrina. Now I have extra drive to decorate. And I’m off to check out the resources Megan clicked around for. Good ideas all around!

  32. How fun! I didn’t actually know what you were talking about in the last posts and went back and looked at your links – what a fun idea.

    I’m looking forward to it!

  33. I am SO IN!

  34. I just may have to join in on the festivities! Sounds fun!

  35. Yippeee!! FUN!d

  36. Can’t wait!

  37. Oh, I’ll definitely participate. I’m all about Christmas decorating…and decorating in general. that will be fun!


  38. Hooray! Christmas wouldn’t be the same without BooMama’s bloggy tour of homes!

  39. I heard about this through Megan(Fried Okra). I can’t wait to participate. Thanks for hosting!

  40. YEAH!!!! HOW FUN! :) I’m in!

  41. I can hardly wait…I’m putting the date on my calendar, and I’ll definitely join in on the fun. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!

  42. Can’t wait! Love your site. I hope to stop by again.

    Take care.

  43. I’m up for it! I’ve already got the button on my blog :)

  44. So fun, I’m completely up for it!

  45. sounds like so much fun, count me in!

  46. My first bloggy tour; how exciting!

  47. oh this sounds like fun count me in …:)

  48. How creative. Count me in also!

  49. I LOVE decorating for christmas, i can’t wait to join the fun!

  50. Yay!! Thanks for hosting this again, it’s my first year getting involved, what fun!


  51. How fun! Count me in too.

  52. Great idea. Christmas is the very best time of the year. Count me in.
    Carrie @ Oak Rise Cottage.

  53. Count me in. Christmastime is the best time of the year.
    Carrie @ Oak Rise Cottage.

  54. i’m in!! kwanzaa display and all :)

  55. OOOhhhh, friends! Please stop by…I’ll have the cider warming!

  56. Count me in, too!

  57. another great reason to get busy decorating! I’m in!

  58. Cool…I can’t wait! This might even get me excited about decorating this year! Since the kids are grown it’s been harder. Hummm what to make…

  59. I’m in. I should have the house done up by then.

  60. Looking forward to it! Sounds like fun!

  61. that sounds like fun – hopefully i can figure out mr linky by then.

  62. Ok…I’m totally excited about this! I love Christmas and love decorating!! I’ve managed to get the sidebar to my blogsite, but I may need help with Mr. Linky…I’m just learning about all this technical stuff…lol!!!

  63. Cool! This sounds like fun ~ I haven’t done one of these before. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s pictures (maybe I’ll get some decorating ideas for next year from all of you other savvy decorators and designers)! :)


  64. This sounds like fun.. I think I can do this.. count me in.

  65. Count me in! How much fun!

  66. OOO I want to play!

  67. I hope I can get my decorations up by December 17! :)

  68. OOOOH! I can’t wait!

  69. What a super idea, I will participate for sure!

  70. OOHH how fun!!!!! I’m in!!!

  71. Great idea! I’d love to be a part of this so count me in.
    Happy Holidays!

  72. I’m in, what an awesome idea! I can’t wait for the tour! Thanks for this opportunity! :-)

  73. I SOOOOO want to be a part of this. It was in a past Holiday parade of homes that I came across your blog in the first place. I’ve been an avid reader of yours ever since!!!!

  74. Hopped over from Myrna’s place and I would love to join in!

  75. ~*~Jennifer~*~ gave me a heads up on this— count me in. Dec. 17th, it is.

  76. Oh, boy, I am sure going to join in. It all sounds so fabulous and so much fun. I can hardly wait to see all the pretty homes! And the good recipes. YUM….
    Shall I put one of your buttons on my sidebar so I can help spread the word? I would love to do so….

  77. I don’t remember how I found you — but I love your blog — I am a MS girl too… was there for Thanksgiving as well, now I live in GA. Would love to particpate in the Tour of Homes
    Merry, Merry to you

  78. I found your blog tonite thru BJ’s comment on my blog. I would love to participate in the tour. Sounds like so much fun. I participated in a tea party back earlier this year and it was a blast. Count me in. ~ Lynn

  79. What a wonderful idea!! I would love to participate! I am slow going this year but will have it all done by the 17th!! : )
    I love your blog and can not wait to do something along with all of you! Thank youf or doing this.


  80. I’m in, now I got to get on it! :)

  81. how fun, I think I shall participate…good time!

  82. I participated in the last tour so I can’t wait to do this one too! So fun!

  83. Oh, boy. This is just like when my mama and I drive around at night and try to peek into people’s homes and see how they have decorated!! And we just don’t do this at Christmas folks!
    By the way, does dust show up in pictures you take for blogs?! If so, I better get to dusting.

  84. What a delightful idea, and I would love to join the home tour. Thank you for hosting this Christmas gift to all of us.
    Blessings, Karen

  85. I’m in! I have some of the decorations already done and already posted but I’ll wait until the 17th and hopefully the outside decorations will be done too! Antique Mommy sent me your way! Thanks AM!

  86. A holiday house tour sounds like a great idea! I just started my blog but I would love to be a part of it.

  87. OMG! It’s Hannah Montana!!!!!


  89. IT is hm. Hi hannah!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  90. Hey. Hi Samira.