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Christmas in July

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I know for many of us, the temps outside are hot hot hot….but before you know it the leaves will be changing colors, temps will be dropping and the holidays will sneak up on us like they do every year!

I don’t know about you, but many of my friends and I love to make handmade gifts and goodies for our loved ones, teachers, neighbors and friends!

Every year I wait until the last minute to gather my ideas and supplies and start whipping up gifts all while having a panic attack that time is running out!

This year the brilliant minds of Cindy of Skip to My Lou, Rachel of a Southern Fairytale and Kelly of According to Kelly have joined forces and will be hosting a Handmade Holiday Christmas in July extravaganza!

They have gathered over 3 dozen amazing bloggers who will share their talents and inspire us for the holidays! If we get started now, by the time the holidays are here we can be sitting around the tree sipping hot cocoa and eliminating some of the stress.

Starting this Monday each blog will feature a different blogger, and a new project. Rachel will have all the YUMMY edible goodies, Kelly the crafty gift ideas and Cindy all the sewing ideas. *I will be posting a holiday recipe on Sunday July 25 at A Southern Fairytale {squeal}


They have “listed” all of bakers, crafters & sewers HERE and will be using the hashtag #handmadeholiday on Twitter.

EVERYONE can upload photos of their handmade gifts to their flickr group HERE.

With that said…I’m off to pull out my new KitchenAid Mixer and dust off my sewing machine. :)

Do you make homemade gifts for the holidays? I’d love to hear what your plans are and if you start early!!

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

20 Responses to “Christmas in July”

  1. Paula posted on July 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm (#
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    What a great idea! Never too early to start getting ready for Christmas gifts, especially if they are home-made and hand-crafted. Looking forward to reading and viewing some wonderful ideas to get my imagination in gear! Thanks Cheryl.

  2. Paula posted on July 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm (#
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    What a great idea! Never too early to start getting ready for Christmas gifts, especially if they are home-made and hand-crafted. Looking forward to reading and viewing some wonderful ideas to get my imagination in gear! Thanks Cheryl.

  3. alicia posted on July 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm (#
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    Wow. Brilliant as usual. Maybe I can pick up some great ideas early.

  4. alicia posted on July 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm (#
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    Wow. Brilliant as usual. Maybe I can pick up some great ideas early.

  5. Jenny posted on July 18, 2010 at 4:05 pm (#
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    This sounds so fun! My husband makes smoked cheese and I make peppermint bark for a few gifts.

  6. Jenny posted on July 18, 2010 at 4:05 pm (#
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    This sounds so fun! My husband makes smoked cheese and I make peppermint bark for a few gifts.

  7. Jenny posted on July 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm (#
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    Is this only on Twitter? I clicked the link, but don't see a list of the blogs.

  8. Jenny posted on July 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm (#
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    Is this only on Twitter? I clicked the link, but don't see a list of the blogs.

  9. TidyMom posted on July 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm (#
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    Jenny, No, it will be on those 3 blogs and twitter….the twitter link shows all the bloggers who will be posting….it's a twitter "group" if you look over on the right when you click to that page, there are thumbnails of all the bloggers involved – you can click each one to see their twitter pages

  10. TidyMom posted on July 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm (#
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    Jenny, No, it will be on those 3 blogs and twitter….the twitter link shows all the bloggers who will be posting….it's a twitter "group" if you look over on the right when you click to that page, there are thumbnails of all the bloggers involved – you can click each one to see their twitter pages

  11. Lydia posted on July 18, 2010 at 8:05 pm (#
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    Yay! Awesome idea! :) can't wait to see what is in store!
    http://littlemisslid.blogspot.com/

  12. Lydia posted on July 18, 2010 at 8:05 pm (#
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    Yay! Awesome idea! :) can't wait to see what is in store!
    http://littlemisslid.blogspot.com/

  13. Rachel posted on July 18, 2010 at 8:20 pm (#
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    Cheryl, I'm SO thrilled you're on board!
    YAY!!!

    So excited for tomorrow! WOO HOO!

  14. Rachel posted on July 18, 2010 at 8:20 pm (#
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    Cheryl, I'm SO thrilled you're on board!
    YAY!!!

    So excited for tomorrow! WOO HOO!

  15. HoosierHomemade posted on July 18, 2010 at 10:14 pm (#
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    I can hardly wait to see all the great projects! I'm scheduled for later in the month, I'll be sharing a yummy treat :-)
    ~Liz

  16. HoosierHomemade posted on July 18, 2010 at 10:14 pm (#
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    I can hardly wait to see all the great projects! I'm scheduled for later in the month, I'll be sharing a yummy treat :-)
    ~Liz

  17. Amy posted on July 19, 2010 at 5:59 am (#
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    Fantastic idea – thanks for the heads up…can't wait to hop along!
    Like you, I love to make handmade gifts, and tend to wait too long to get started.
    I'm hoping this will be a great motivator!

  18. Amy posted on July 19, 2010 at 5:59 am (#
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    Fantastic idea – thanks for the heads up…can't wait to hop along!
    Like you, I love to make handmade gifts, and tend to wait too long to get started.
    I'm hoping this will be a great motivator!

  19. Hampers posted on July 19, 2010 at 10:17 am (#
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    I just recently discovered your blog and am so glad I did. What a sweet post!

  20. Hampers posted on July 19, 2010 at 10:17 am (#
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    I just recently discovered your blog and am so glad I did. What a sweet post!

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