Christmas Decorating Inspiration Linky Parties Coming Soon!

Hey there!

I’m so excited to announce the “Holiday Home” linky party event that me and my friends Sarah, Kate and Rhoda have been planning!
Like the image above says, we’ll each be hosting a “Holiday Home” themed linky party starting with mine on November 30th.

And since I’m in charge of the Christmas Mantel party, I’ve been having fun coming up with ideas for ours this past weekend.
(I know it’s early- but I’ve got a party to host in less than a month!)

Fireplaces are one of my favorite things to decorate, and I’ve had a blast playing around with ours throughout the year…

My mission for our Christmas mantel is to create a low dough, classic, cottage-style Christmas display, using things from places everyone has access to.
(arts & crafts stores, second hand stores, home improvement stores, the internet, and “Christmas” closets)

I can’t wait share it with you!

And I can’t wait to see what my Holiday Home partners come up with too.

Rhoda ( is hosting a “Christmas Vignette” linky party on December 2nd.
Kate ( is hosting a “Christmas Craft” linky party on December 7th.
And Sarah ( will wrap up the Holiday Home event by hosting a “Christmas Tree” linky party on December 9th.

I hope you’ll join us and link up your Holiday Home themed blog posts starting with my mantel party on November 30th!

Now then. Where did that hot glue gun go…..

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  1. says

    Can’t wait to see what you have got up your sleeve!!! Or should I say stocking? : )
    Your mantel’s are amazing!
    Health and happiness,

  2. says

    Layla, this will be so much fun! Can’t wait to see what each lady has in store for us. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Can’t believe that November is here! Love & blessings from NC!

  3. says

    I STOLE your hot glue gun, and you’re just going to have to fly to Cali to get it! LOL. So excited for the parties, and daaaaahhhling, you look so cute in a Santa hat!

  4. says

    Can we use that button on our blog sidebar!
    I would love to list this event under my holiday news!
    Sounds FAB!

  5. says

    Oooh, I can’t wait to see what you come up with! I told my girlfriends all about your blog and they are addicted! Your designs are so inspiring and your story telling is superb.

    Here’s to an awesome upcoming winter! [I can’t believe it’s really almost here!]

  6. Bev says

    I can hardly wait. I used some of you ideas for my fall mantel and printed of the church picture and I have got lots of compliments. So fun !!!!!!

  7. says

    Great idea! :) Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year, so I can’t wait to see how everyone is decorating. I go ALL out for Christmas….let’s just say taking the 40 tubs of decoration out of the attic is NOT my hubbies favorite time of year. 😮 hee hee hee! (but it’s SO worth it, when everything is all lit up and sparkling!) Can’t wait to link up!
    HUGS :)

  8. says

    All of the link parties sound like so much fun! I was in Lowe’s yesterday and it put me in the holiday mood already!

    Can’t wait to see what you do with your mantle.

  9. says

    I can NOT wait! I love reading your blog and get tons of inspiration from you. I simply cannot wait to see what you have up your sleeve for the mantle…that’s an area that I need help with!

  10. says

    I love what you do with your mantel. I’m always too lazy to change my decor from season to season, but now I wish I had a mantel to play with. Can’t wait to see what you do for winter. Maybe it’ll make me get my decorating butt in gear.

  11. says


    Can’t wait to get inspired by your talents on November 30th. I’ve loved all of your seasonal mantles and I know this one will be wonderful as well.


  12. Kristy says

    I can’t wait to see what you come up with! I’m already so excited for Christmas!!

  13. Dawn says


    Thanks for all of the inspiration and anticipation! I love it all! Keep up the great job!

  14. says

    Ooooooh I can hardly wait! I’m so glad you are doing it in November too! I’ve been thinking about my holiday mantel for weeks already! I really appreciate that you are going to use items that are accessible to everyone. That really helps! Thanks for all your inspiration!

  15. says

    How fun! This might just motivate me to get the decorating started early!

  16. says

    This sounds like so much fun! I will try to participate, but I will mostly look forward to lots of GREAT inspiration.
    Thanks for hosting!

  17. says

    So fun. But I am really bummed that it’s all Christmas related- would have love to see all holidays represented. If it weren’t just Christmas- I’d participate.

  18. geri says

    How much cuter could you
    possibly look in that Santa’s Cap?
    It says it all…adorable and full of life.

  19. says

    Oh cant wait for some great ideas! This will be the first christmas in our new house and I am super excited. Old house limited how much I could do cause of space. So plans started months ago that I will have a huge tree…lol It has always been a dream for just once to have a big tree to decorate. So now I am counting the days till thanksgiving…lol

  20. says

    I’m excited! I’ll be there! It will be my first linky party, so I’m not sure how it works, but I guess I’ll figure it out! I have my calender marked! Thanks for letting us know in advanced! Happy Holidays!

  21. says

    Do we actually need to have a ‘mantel’ to join in your party? :) I am guessing if we don’t have a fireplace, we can just join in the vignette party instead?

    • Layla & Kevin says

      Hey Jennifer!

      You got it! Mantel posts will link up to my party, vignette posts will link up to Rhoda’s vignette party. It’s gonna be a good time!


  22. says

    Any chance you’ll be giving pointers for those of us with windows above our mantels? We have a wide stain glass window with a ledge/sash/frame thingy (a mantel within a mantel) above our fireplace, gives me a bad case of decorating disaster every year. Add to that the very narrowness of our mantel and it spells out S.T.R.E.S.S for me every holiday season. Many thanks!

  23. says

    Holy snap look at you! Not that I don’t think you always look beautiful…but that picture of you is stunning {the one at the very top of this post.} Sooo excited to see all the Christmas linkies!

    • Kevin & Layla says

      Hey Alisha!

      The “Holiday Home” linky party is open to every holiday! Can’t wait to see how yours turns out! :-)