Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

5 ways to get the French Country Cottage look with Balsam Hill

My look is a mix of French country and cottage style with a sprinkle of romance. It is a style that is inviting and charming and elegant, and a little bit rustic at the same time. I definitely go for mixing rather than matching in terms of my decor.

And today, I am sharing 5 pieces at Balsam Hill that I love and that are perfect for adding a little bit of French Country Cottage to your home. Read This Entry

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THANK YOU FOR A SUCCESSFUL & CHARITABLE CHRISTMAS IN JULY

As our month-long Christmas in July campaign concluded on July 31st, we rejoice and express our gratitude for the strong support of the Balsam Hill community in sharing with those in need.

For the month of July, we put out a call to donate to four charity partners by engaging with the Balsam Hill Facebook page. A like was worth $0.50, while a comment or a share was worth $1. The support we received was truly inspiring and the feedback from our partners has been overwhelmingly positive.

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A Charitable Christmas in July: Point Hope

We’re inviting you to help raise funds for a number of charitable causes this year. From July 1 to 31, we’ll be publishing posts on our Facebook page that you can like, share, and comment, with each of these actions resulting in a donation to a partner charity organization.

Delilah with two beneficiaries of her charity, Point Hope

In this Q&A post, we’ll be getting to know one of our charity partners, Point Hope and its founder, Delilah.

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A Charitable Christmas in July: Ronald McDonald House at Stanford

All July, we will be publishing posts about our partner charities on the Balsam Hill Facebook page, and we are inviting you to extend a helping hand by liking, sharing, or commenting. On your behalf, Balsam Hill will donate $0.50 per like and $1 for every comment or share. On July 31, we will publish a special post where you can comment the name of your chosen charity to contribute $1 to their cause. This week, we’re shining the light on the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.

a happy moment with a family from the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford

Ronald McDonald House at Stanford (the House) was founded in 1979 to create a safe and supportive environment for families with seriously ill or injured children. It has since become the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world and can accommodate up to 123 families every night. Learn more about Ronald McDonald House at Stanford in our interview below:
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Balsam Hill Australia’s Yulefest: A Joyous Midyear Celebration

Christmas is one of the most highly anticipated holidays of the year, and is observed in many different ways around the world. In Australia, Yulefest is celebrated midyear during the cold months, in addition to the usual December festivities. It’s perfect for spending time with family and friends, enjoying good food and creating happy memories to last for seasons to come.

Heritage Spice Wreath cleverly displayed on a white chair

Photo courtesy of Style Curator

Take a peek at how two of our lovely friends spread Yulefest cheer by sprucing up their gatherings in elegant “Christmas in July” style. Read This Entry

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A Charitable Christmas in July: Sara of Sincerely, Sara D and Second Harvest

Balsam Hill is holding its charitable Christmas in July campaign during mid-year festivities. We’ve partnered up with bloggers and their chosen philanthropic organizations to help spread happiness through your likes, comments, and shares.

Boxes of food are being packed for redistribution for the food bank’s beneficiaries

One of our blogger partners is home décor blogger Sara Davis of Sincerely, Sara D. Her blog is a collection of DIY tutorials and tips that inspire homeowners to create beautiful spaces at little cost and effort. Sara teaches classes and gives consultations on home decorating, guided by the aim to empower and encourage everyone to be creative. Read on to find out more about Sara and the organization she has partnered with, the Second Harvest Food Bank.

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A Charitable Christmas in July: Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana

You can help raise funds for a number of charitable causes this year by simply liking, commenting or sharing on Balsam Hill’s Facebook page. From July 1 to 31, we will be publishing posts for which a like is worth $0.50, while a comment or a share is worth $1. On July 31, we will publish a special post where you can comment with the name of your chosen charity to contribute $1 to the cause involved.

Volunteers help repack recaptured food that will be distributed by the food bank to the hungry (Photo courtesy of Sincerely, Sarah D)

Joining A Charitable Christmas in July is the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana. Read on to get to know this charity through a brief Q&A:

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A Charitable Christmas in July: The Alzheimer’s Association

We’re raising funds for various charitable causes this year, and we’re inviting you to donate by liking, commenting or sharing on our social media profiles. From July 1 to 31, we’ll be publishing posts on our social media platforms. A like is worth $0.50, while a comment or a share is worth $1. On July 31, we’ll publish a special post where you can comment with the name of your chosen charity to contribute $1 to the cause involved.

One of our partner charities this year is the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Idaho. Read on and get to know the organization through this interview:

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Comment, Like and Share for a Charitable Christmas in July

As we celebrate midyear festivities, we should also remember to share our blessings with those in need. Balsam Hill is hosting its annual Christmas in July campaign to raise funds for various charitable causes.

Donating is easy: all you need to do is like, comment, and share. From July 1 to 31, we’ll be publishing posts on our Facebook page, and invite you to engage with them to raise funds for our four charity partners. A like is worth $0.50, while a comment or a share is worth $1. On July 31, we will publish a special post where you can comment with the name of your chosen charity to contribute $1 to the cause involved.

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Balsam Hill’s Entryways of Summer: A Wrap-up of the Season’s Welcome

As the seasons changed, we had seven talented blogger friends greet summer with beautifully decorated homes in our Entryways of Summer blog hop. Featuring Balsam Hill’s florals, topiaries and home accessories, this tour was brimming with creative ideas and inspiration on how to decorate our surroundings for the season.

Cheery and realistic topiaries added vibrant color to this entryway

Read on and find out how summer made a lovely entrance in the homes of our talented blogger partners.

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