Countdown to Winter Party Kickoff!

Countdown to Winter Party Kickoff!
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The day has arrived! Winter is right around the corner. We have frost on the ground, the days are growing shorter and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full gear! I know you have been busily preparing also and today you get to show off those holiday projects, crafts, décor, and recipes!  I’m happy to be here with you and kick off week one of the Countdown to Winter Party!

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I’ve been dressing the outside of the house with lights and tweaking the front porch to make it merry and bright! I couldn’t resist making a Christmas version of my “Fall Wreath”. I’m telling you, this wreath is so crazy easy to make! We all love easy, right? Well be sure to check in tomorrow for the Joy Wreath Tutorial, ok?

For now, take a peek at my Joy-ful porch and GET THE PARTY STARTED!

Joy Wreath

Joy Front Porch

Cardinal wreath

These little cardinals make me smile! We have a family of (real) cardinals in our yard that we love to watch.

Christmas Planters

Time to link your awesome Holiday projects! Show us what you’ve been working on.

Party Guidelines: Anything Winter Holiday related is welcome (projects, crafts, décor, recipes).

Please link back with either the party button (hyper-linked it to this post) or by text link. If you are interested in possibly being featured then please link back. Thanks!

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  1. Kim!
    Your wreath is a joy to behold! Love the little cardinal – glad to join the party!

  2. Thank you for hosting..have a wonderful holiday! Hugs, Penny

  3. Your porch looks beautiful, Kim. Thank you for hosting. Megan

  4. Wow, what a great party this will be! Thanks so much for hosting!!

  5. Your wreath is beautiful Kim! Thank you for hosting.

  6. Your pictures came out great! How couldn’t they, that darn entrance is impressive! Your joy wreath is very eye catching and the pops of color look fab 🙂 Thanks for hosting the party. Just linked up!

  7. I love your porch decorations! This is my first time here. Lovely site – thank you for the party!

  8. thanks for hosting – I love the JOY on your door – going to try and incorporate that somewhere in my holiday decorating! Hope you enjoy my submissions

  9. Hi Kim, I’m glad you pinned this, that’s how I found out about your party! I haven’t ‘partied’ in I don’t know when…thank you for hosting. Looking forward to seeing some fun things. Thanks! Beautiful porch too!

  10. It looks fantastic and I love those cardinals. We don’t have these birds here in Europe! They are cute!

  11. Thanks so much Kim for hosting this party! We love cardinals too – also have a family of them living in our backyard! (I wonder if your cardinals will think the “faux” cardinals are possibly their relatives… LOL Your front entrance looks very festive and welcoming!

    • Haha! Laura, I was wondering the same thing! I’ll be tickled if they land on the porch to check them out! They really like my backyard the best. They are so beautiful to watch, especially how the male sticks so close to his mate. 😉 Thanks for joining the party!

  12. What a fun party! Thanks for hosting! Your porch is beautiful! Red and White for Christmas is classically gorgeous!

  13. Thanks for hosting, have a great weekend!

  14. Love your festive front porch, Kim ~ thanks for hosting!!
    xo Heidi

  15. Your front porch is beautiful! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!



  16. Thanks for hosting!

    I really like your door decoration. It’s different and I’ll bet that it’s easily seen from the street, too.

  17. Your front door is truly “joyous”….so beautiful…and the entire porch is so very festive!….Thanks for hosting the party…and have a wonderful weekend…

  18. Hello Kim: Thank you for hosting the party tonight. Your front door and entry are very festive! I especially like the decorated trees with the red birds and red garland.

  19. Hi! I am all about birds these day, I love them! So I am especially fond of your trees! They are so festive without being overly “Christmasy” Thank you for hosting!!!

  20. Beautiful Holiday entry to your home!! Thanks for hosting! It’s a fun party series!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

  21. Thanks for hosting! Love the Joy wreath!~

  22. Thanks for hosting!

  23. Love your wreath! I’m late but here 🙂


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