Thursday, December 6, 2012

What could be more fun?

Blogs are just the MOST FUN during the holidays!


I have a whole list of blogs that I visit often to see what’s new so I’m going to try to list a few that I think you will enjoy. As I post in the next few days, I’ll share others that I discover. And if you know of one that I need to visit, please leave it in your comment and I’ll add it to a new post soon.


I love decorating and crafting at this time of year and these blogs inspire me!


‘We Love to Illustrate’ HERE has gingerbread houses to download and make!

‘A Scrapbook of Inspiration’ HERE is giving away something new every day!

‘Granny Trace’ HERE is asking a Christmas question every day and sharing memories!

‘The Graphics Fairy’ HERE shares amazing graphics.

‘ImagiMeri’s Creations’ HERE is sharing beautiful Christmas graphics AND having a giveaway!

‘Susan Branch’ HERE has the most beautiful blog at every time of year, but especially at Christmas!

‘Allsorts’ HERE has some fun Christmas projects and FREEBIES, too!

And don’t forget my giveaway HERE!

Do you think I have enough self confidence? I MUST! I still can’t believe I posted my Profile Pic in PJs….no make up and flat hair! But when my hubby took it….I smiled and felt all happy inside and it shows.


Do you know of a blog I would enjoy visiting at this time of year? Please share in your comment! Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Morning! I see you there all cute in your red pjs! :) Your header is darling too. Oh, I just love all of these blogs you've mentioned.
Hope your day is wonderful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams, here is a blog that I know you will love, it's all about Christmas.

You look so cute in your jammies. Sometimes my mohair gets a little flat too, I just turn my head upside down and give a toss - you know, like the models do? Giggle.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence ♥

Always Nesting said...

I get so caught up in all the decorations. I love all blogs and want to go holiday post to holiday post.

The Painted Garden said...

Stopping by to wish you and your family Blessings and a Merry Christmas.
You look adorable in your Christmas PJ's as well as your Christmas decorations are adorable.
Thank you for sharing the special blogs - I am off to visit them.
Have a lovely day.

cucki said...

Aww your header is so cute too..I love the decorations so much
Big hugs xx

Barbara said...

I love your photo! And your blog recommendations!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I love the Santas at the top of your blog!! They are so adorable!!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your profile picture is adorable and your new blog header is just too cute! Love the tiny wreath on your sailboat too. Christmas hugs!

Vee said...

There are sooooo many wonderful blogs. I love them all and wish I could visit all day long. So many of the ones you've selected are my favorites, too. Oh, I think the photo of you in your red, Christmas jammies is the cutest!

Susan said...

You're right about so many wonderful blogs!! I use to be on Facebook, but blogging is more fun, informative, and you get to meet new friends. Holiday decorating will begin next wee and more baking...XOXO

Anonymous said...

ooo, lots of christmas goodies, what a great post, linking so much "beautiful" all in one!

Freckled Hen said...

I just added the Susan Branch blog to my reading list-it looks great! Thanks for sharing! You look so snug in your pj's, perfect for curling up with a good book!

Catherine Holman said...

You're photo is adorable and Susan Branch is my favorite blog to read. I will check out your other favorites too!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Good morning - I'd also like to add my blog, Ravenwood Whimzies, to your list....I'm doing my annual 12 Days of Christmas, which is full of crafts, food and fun! I also have a link up for last year's event too. Lots of great inspiration!!

desi said...

I love the new profile pic! You look so festive! {smile} The new header-pic is cute, too! I wish we had more room to decorate for Christmas...then again, I might get a little too crazy with the decos! Have fun decorating! :)

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Jane and Chris said...

Ah, just look at you in your cosy!
Jane x

Patty said...

What a great think to post about! Thanks for the links. I do love Susan Branch but never thought to look her up! I agree, I am having such a great time reading the blogs - this is my first year of it so it is especially exciting! Happy Holidays to you!

ImagiMeri said...

You're freakin' adorable pretty lady, and thank you for mentioning my blog giveaway.


Susie said...

Your pj picture is cute. Susan Branch is like Martha Stewart,only nicer.LOL I love seeing everyone clever ideas too. Smiles to you, Susie

Della said...

You must be one of the most photogenic people I know! You are even pretty with flat hair, no make up, and pj's on!!! There is a blog I just love any time of the year. She always has the most fun posts! Oh wait! It's YOU! Big Hugs!

LindyLouMac said...

I just cannot keep up with the so many wonderful blogs, how do you manage my friend.

Unknown said...

Love your decorations. I agree, this is a great time to see others blogs and all their decorating ideas.

Simply Shelley said...

Lovely pictures,but the most lovely is of you in your Christmas's very sweet :) Blessings

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Holidays! You are well on your way to celebrating in style.

Chatty Crone said...

I agree with you - love to see the Christmas blogs. sandie

Trace4J said...

I love love love your Christmas jammie photo.
SO cute.
Thank you for your Christmas LOVE!
Woolie Hugs
Your Pal

~Tammy @ Tips, Treats & Treasures said...

I love this time of year around the holidays and enjoy doing my Christmas decorating, and also seeing others too. I'm almost finished with mine and I look forward to sharing more photos soon. Your new holiday page header is adorable, it would make a sweet Christmas card too! You look very pretty in those red pj's and they make you look all snug and cozy like a big warm hug! The ladders in the background with the Santas climbing them are so cute!
Thanks for sharing!
Happy Holidays to you also Diane!

Introverted Art said...

yummy, delicious collection of amazing people in the blogsphere. Thank you for sharing with us.

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

Diane, I love your photo in red... You look so cute!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the photo of you in your jammies...too cute!! Oh yes...blogs are just the most fun during the holidays!!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love your header, but your profile picture is adorable...At least you are well clothed unlike me LOL! I am off to visit some of your inspirations


Leave It To Davis said...

lol. I'm not very observant because I would never have noticed you were in your pjs. Don't ask me to be an eye witness!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You look so cute in your Christmas jammies! Love the header, too. It's getting late, so I'll have to come back another time and check out the blogs you mentioned. I love to look at new blogs! Thanks for sharing. And have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love your Christmas jammies and you do look happy!! I am always visiting new blogs and will stop by to visit these!
hugs, Linda

The Boston Lady said...

Diane, I'm just catching up and I must say your bedroom is lovely, Christmas or not! And I love that your profile picture is you in your pajamas. You always look lovely and happy in all your pictures. So much eye candy between your blog and all the ones you spot-lighted, love it! Ann