Happy Monday and a big THANK YOU to all who dropped in for a visit to my Holiday Open House. I think we've all had that anxious feeling of "what if I throw a party and nobody comes" so I was very honored and excited that so many of you came to visit. There were 23 wonderful projects linked up and I'm not going to choose a favorite because they were all wonderful. Combine that with the 12 comments that were left and that's 35 names that went into the drawing for the giveaway celebrating reaching 200 Followers. I went low tech for this since it was a combo of linked projects and comments and you got one entry per.
And the winner is............
Congrats Michele! Email me your address so I can get "Lady Jingle Elf's Stocking" on her way .
And please join me next month on August 20th for another Holiday Open House!
Welcome, one and all to the first ever linky party at The Answer Is Chocolate! So glad you're here. What better time to have a holiday themed link party than in the middle of Summer? It's never to early to get ready for the holidays, so I thought I'd do this once a month through September, then weekly! Please link up decor, cards, gifts you've made, recipes...anything that goes from Halloween through New Year's! I realize it's early yet so even if it's not for / from this year, link it up because a lot of us are new since last holiday season and who can't use a new inspiring idea?
One of the things I love about the blogging community is how supportive everyone is of each other, especially us newbies. So please please please visit at least two other links won't you? And leave them some bloggy comment love?
Christmas Open House Link Party Rules:
Link to your specific post, not your main blog
Describe your linked item and don't just list your blog name
Please grab my button and place in your post on on your sidebar
No fruitcake ( just kidding...mostly)
To celebrate my first link party and reaching the 200 ( now 219!) follower mark, I'm giving away a little something to get us in the spirit: