Christmas Home Tours Beginning Monday December 5th

Good day everyone, I hope your Christmas preparations are going as planned. You know all the shopping, baking and mmmm....let's see...oh yes...decorating? Well if you're looking for some amazing inspiration to maybe infuse into your own holiday decor, beginning next week you will be able to check out some of the most gorgeous homes in bloggyland all decked out in a variety of Christmas styles. The fun starts Monday December 5th, and continues all the way through to Friday the 9th. So be sure to pour yourself a nice large mug of hot cocoa, find a comfy spot, and enjoy the cavalcade of Christmas beauty as only can been seen during this 2016 Christmas Tour series!

Now for a little teaser pick from 21 Rosemary Lane.

In addition to my own home tour, you will finally see the reveal of the new pendent lights in the kitchen along with a surprise reveal in the entry. My holiday decorating is going to be continuing through the weekend and next Wednesday you will be able to see 21 Rosemary Lane all ready for Christmas.

Here is the schedule for next week's home tours...

2016 Christmas Tours

Monday - Dec 5
Common Ground - Debra
Decor To Adore - Laura 
Haneens Haven -Haneen  
Hymns & Verses - Doreen 
Nesting With Grace - Brooke 

Tuesday - Dec 6
Cuckoo4Design - Julia 
Remodelando La Casa - Christina 

Wednesday - Dec 7
21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara 
Lynzy & Co. - Lindsay 
Simple Stylings - Summer  

Thursday - Dec 8
Thrifty and Chic - Alicia 
Our Southern Home - Christy 
Setting For Four - Heather  
Dimples & Tangles - Jennifer

Fri - Dec 9
Far Above Rubies - Anita 
Duke Manor Farms - Laura 

I'd like to extend a huge thank you to my good friend Marty, from the stunning blog A Stroll Thru Lifefor putting together this entire tour for you all to enjoy.

Thank you Marty!!!

In the meantime wishing all my wonderful readers a terrific weekend!!



Share Your Style Link Party #94

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Share Your Style Link Party! Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving last week. Can't believe we are now full swing into my favorite holiday of the year...Christmas. This week your party host is me, Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane

Remember when you link up to share all of your fabulous posts, they are seen on not one but all five of our blogs!

 Last week's party had so many wonderful links that I had a really hard time narrowing down just a few to feature. So without any further ado, here are...

First up is this amazing bedroom all decked out for the Christmas season. I mean really this room just screams Merry Christmas! 

 Thank you so much to Pam from the blog Everyday Living for sharing this beautiful room with us.

Ashley from Simply Designing created a darling Christmas ornament display. So clever and so pretty!

I love homemade gifts and these DIY peppermint bath bombs from Food Fun Family would be the perfect stocking stuffer for just about anyone who enjoys peppermint! 

Another handmade item is an idea I have been wanting to try for a few years now. Diana over at Dreams Factory shared with us how to make these pretty rosemary Christmas wreaths.

And while you are making these little wreaths you can sip on some peppermint hot chocolate. This recipe was linked up by Kim from the blog (love this name) Cravings of a Lunatic. Doesn't it look simply scrumptious? 

And those are this week's featured links. If you have been featured please be sure to grab our cute little feature button to proudly display on your blog.

It would be greatly appreciated if you'd kindly include a link back to this week's Share Your Style party somewhere in the post you link up. Also be sure to visit other party goers so to make some new bloggy friends.

Now on to tonight's party! 


Share Your Style Link Party # 93

Welcome to  the 93rd Share Your Style party!
I'm Des from Peeking Thru The Sunflowers and I'm your host this week.

When you link to our party your post will be seen on all five of these blogs.

Here are a few features from last week that caught my eye....

Dog Vills shared these adorable homemade Gingerbread treats for dogs!

Get ready to spoil your pooch with our tasty homemade gingerbread man dog treats recipe! Makes a great Christmas gift or tree ornament too!

Every Day Home shared her dining room from last year decorated for the holiday season.

Tartan and Berry Christmas Mantel | The Everyday Home | www.everydayhomeblog.com 1200

Maison de Cinq shared some great coffee table styling tips on how to blend fall and Christmas decor.

If you were featured be sure to grab this button to display on your blog.

Wishing you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Please remember to link back to the party in the post you share.
Now let's get this party started!


My Father's Hands

It's funny but when I think of my father the first thing about him that comes to mind are his hands. The hands that built furniture, remodeled many a room, made countless Thanksgiving dinners, and could fix any broken toy handed to him. My dad was definitely a "Mr. Fix-it" (and make it even better) kind of guy. 
Joined with my mother's hands, my father made the vow of the most purest love and devotion to her for just over 60 years. 

My father's hands were not those of someone who could ever "take it easy". His hands worked very hard to keep our family under a secure roof with plenty of food on the table. He sometimes worked two jobs and occasionally had to leave his family overnight just to make that little bit of extra money needed for Christmas or special vacation.

My father's hands taught me how to throw a ball, kept me safe while sledding down our driveway, and held the back end of my 2 wheel bike steady as I learned to ride without training wheels.

With the exception of this one photo above, my father's left hand, for as long as I can remember, never dawned a wedding ring. This was due to the type of jobs he worked. His hands were those of a mechanic and heavy equipment operator which made them very strong.

My father's hands tore down drywall and installed kitchen cabinets in both of my childhood homes. His hands put up new roofing, built stone walls and created the most beautiful and prolific backyard vegetable gardens you have ever seen.

As a boy my father's hands played football, basketball and, from what I understand, he was an incredibly talented baseball pitcher. In adulthood his hands held many a fishing rod, bowled brilliantly and swung one mean golf club. While enlisted in the US Army during the late 1950's, my father's hands became those of an expert marksman.

My father's hands raced cars, steered boats, and even taught me how drive when I was only 14.

My father's hands also clapped and clapped a lot. He had the hands of both a coach and of a cheer leader. 

My father's hand shook my husband's when they first met, and held mine tightly as I was about to marry my Mr. Rosemary Lane.

My father's hands embraced his new grandchildren when they came home to be our "forever" family.

My father's hands are what I see when I look down at my own. The length of my fingers and the shape of the nail beds are undeniably his. I am so very happy and extremely proud to have hands like my father, hands that did so much for so many years. They are a constant reminder of the amazing qualities and abilities I have always admired in the incredible man I called dad.

His hands of 82 years are now at rest, and my father is in the arms of our Lord.

Thank you dad for all you have taught me in your fatherly role. 
You are always with me, in my thoughts, in every sense of my being, and of course you are forever in my heart. I love you daddy and I miss you more than words could ever say.

Your baby girl...


Share Your Style Link Party # 92

Hey all and a big welcome to the 92nd Share Your Style link party! Wow we are only one week away from the beginning of the holiday season and the creativity out there in bloggy land is definitely in overdrive. This week your host is me, Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane, and I can't tell how pumped I am to be here. I am stepping in this week for Kelly from the blog The Essence of Home, as she was so gracious as to take over for me a few weeks ago as your party host.
(My official shout out)

Thank you Kelly!!

Every link up to SYS will be featured on our 5...count 'em our FIVE different blogs.

We here at Share Your Style love hosting and adore seeing all of your amazing and creative styles. Each week is a true challenge to single out just a few featured posts to share with all of you, our party goers.
So without any delay here are...

The first feature comes from Anita over at the lovely blog Cedar Hill Farmhouse. Anita shared with us how to arrange furniture in a small space. This is her office and it looks so very cozy.

The next featured link is this beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape using burnished copper from Lory over at Designthusiam.

And with Thanksgiving just around the corner along with the holiday season I decided chose another inspiring and romantic tablescape from the blog Reinvented.

The final feature this week is a yummy app-a-teezer of miniature Mexican Fried Ravioli from the blog Hey Fitzy.

And that is it! If you have been featured please be sure to grab our cute little Feature My Style button before you leave tonight's party.

Now it is on to the P A R T Y!

Make sure to have a link back to Share Your Style somewhere in your post and to visit other party goers so to make some new bloggy friends!


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