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Welcome back to The Scoop
I cannot believe that in a few short weeks, Christmas
will be over and we will be celebrating The New Year.  
It’s as if I blinked and 2013 has ended.
Starting next week, I will be reviewing the past year of
projects that I have featured at The Everyday Home.
I will also have a great giveaway from Farmhouse Decor,
so please check back next week to see what is in store for you.
Thanks for stopping by this week to post and visit The Scoop.
 Hope each of you are having a blessed week.
The Scoop
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 We are 

and Barb from The Everyday Home 

Yvonne from Stone Gable …

 Suzy from Worthing Court 
Our host this week is Yvonne at StoneGable.
Hi Everyone! Hope you are decking your halls and
Fa-la-la-ing as you work like busy little elves to get ready for
Christmas… and in all the frenzy I hope you stop and take
time to remember the reason for the season!
This week at StoneGable I’ll be putting final touches on all things
Christmas and setting my Christmas Brunch table and filling up
the coffee bar… I want to be ready for my very favorite day of
the year… Christmas EVE!!!
I love the calm of that morning and the bustle of family coming
home in the afternoon and going to a candlelit service in the evening,
and giving all the kids (who are way too grown up, but oh well) their
night-before-Christmas-pajamas under the lit tree and staying up
late to watch It’s A Wonderful Life with my hubby, Bobby!  Yes,
Christmas Eve has been my favorite day of the year for decades!
Make sure you stop by StoneGable this week for all the fun
Christmas posts! Here’s what you can expect this week at StoneGable…
I’m so thrilled to introduce our guest host this week…
the talented Kristen fromSOPHIA’S DECORKristen has
a beautiful blog, filled with gorgeous images and lots and

lots of creative and brilliant ideas. SOPHIA’S DECOR is

loaded with ways to live and create

beautifully without spending a fortune… it only looks like

she did! I have been following SOPHIA’S DECOR since it

started and I always leave so inspired! I hope you will too!

Now let’s meet Kristen…

Hi everyone!  I’m Kristen from Sophia’s Decor and I’m so
excited to be here guest hosting “The Scoop” this week!

I’m a farm girl from Washington State and now a mother to
three girls.  I started re-habbing/painting furniture and selling
my creations and vintage goods at local shows about seven years
ago, but began blogging about two years ago after relocating to
North Carolina.  I blog about decorating on a budget as well as
sharing furniture painting tips to jewelry-making.  I’d love to have
you stop by and say “hello”!It’s getting closer to Christmas and
if you are still looking for decorating or baking ideas, there is so
much inspiration and talent out there.  
I can honestly say that it was very difficult to pick 5-6 favorites
from hundreds of great ideas and beautiful projects from last week!
 I hope that you find inspiration from some of these features that
caught my eye.  
First up, take a look at Mallori’s Christmas Home Tour from
Vintage Finds. I love the fresh greenery and classy look that she’s
added to her home for the holidays.

Next up, these adorable Gingerbread Cookie Trees from Maria

at Shopgirl make me want to get baking!  What a creative way

to use a set of stacking star cookie cutters!

Need an idea for a small gift for co-workers, teachers, or friends?
 Shannah from Just us Four shared her recipe for Scents of the
Season made from various dried fruits, etc that can be packaged up
for the perfect little gift.  I can almost smell it through the
computer screen…

Leslie at Gwen Moss shared her beautiful “White Christmas
with Red Accents” and it is stunning!  I love her attention to detail
and all the little touches she incorporated into decorating her
dining room for Christmas.  She has a beautiful blog and I plan to
spend some more time exploring it!
Another Christmas home tour that knocked my socks off was from
Doreen at Hymns and Verses…  Every room (from her kitchen to
her porch) is perfection!  Make sure you visit this one…
Lastly, Mary from Home is Where the Boat is has the most
wonderful potting shed that she decorates for the seasons.
 Check out how she “Decked the Halls” of her potting shed
this year…beautiful!

It’s been fun being part of “The Scoop” this week!  

It’s been an honor to select features from such talent!


Thanks so much for hosting with us this week, Kristen!
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  1. Thanks for hosting the party, have a great week.

  2. Thanks so much for the party Barb, I am off to check everything out!

  3. Just popped over from Debbie’s to say thank you for hosting us through out the year and to wish you a Merry Christmas.

  4. Thanks for hosting a great party Barb! Looking forward to seeing your year in review, it is crazy how fast it goes by :)


  5. Hi Barb, it’s always a pleasure to browse your blog for great inspiration.

    Thanks for hosting the link party. It’s nice to link up and see what other bloggers are up to as well.

    Happy holidays,


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