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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Winter Holidays Are Coming and a Winner

Monday, November 7, 2016

Winter Holidays Are Coming 

and a Winner... 

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and now is the time to begin preparations for your holiday celebrations with family and friends. Seeing a great recipe or a fun DIY two days before a holiday is not enough time for you to use those great ideas in YOUR home. Just like your favorite magazines have articles and ideas to help inspire you with plenty of time to implement recipes, decorations, and preparations, so do your favorite blogs. 

Botanic Bleu is joining several blogs around the country to share holiday recipes, home decorations, and DIY ideas. Mark your calendars for scores of holiday ideas for your home this season. 

Here is a peek at what is coming your way during the next few weeks. 

#1 Holiday Recipe Blog Hop

Food is always the center of any holiday celebration at my house. Carol of Bluesky Kitchen is hosting a blog hop November 14-18, 2016, featuring holiday recipes. You just may find a holiday recipe that becomes a new tradition for your family holiday gatherings. Botanic Bleu is sharing a recipe for caramelized pears, a recipe that became part of our holiday traditions about eight years ago. 

#2 A Country Christmas Memory 

Holidays are a time for being with families and friends. And for sharing beloved stories...  laughing, talking, remembering... all the good times and bad, with those special people in our lives. Carole of Garden Up Green is hosting a blog hop November 28, December 2, and December 5, 2016, that shares heartfelt Christmas memories of living in the country. Botanic Bleu's memory of country Christmas trees will give you some ideas for decorating on a shoestring budget. 

#3 A Cozy Christmas Blog Tour 

Seeing houses decorated for the holidays is one of my favorite things to do each year. Katie of Let's Add Sprinkles is hosting a blog tour December 5-7, 2016, in which bloggers share their homes decorated for Christmas. Botanic Bleu's home will be decorated with  lots white and French inspiration.  

#4 Winner of Elliott-Heath Designs Pillow Cover 

Thank you to everyone who entered to win an Elliott-Heath Designs pillow cover of your choice. 

The winning comment number is #25 written by GrammaGrits.

GrammaGrits has a "no-reply" email. GrammaGrits, please contact me by clicking on CONTACT listed under my header picture. Send me your contact information that includes your full name and email address.

If I do not hear from GrammaGrits by November 14, 2016, 6:00 p.m. (CST), I will run the True Random Number Generator again to determine the winner of the pillow cover. 

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