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A Handmade Holiday: Lindsay of Artsy-Fartsy Mama

Rounding out our series on the talented bloggers who participated in Cricut and Balsam Hill’s A Handmade Holiday is Lindsay of Artsy-Fartsy Mama.

Lindsay of Artsy-Fartsy Mama

Lindsay is the creative force behind Artsy-Fartsy Mama, which is home to posts about crafting, recipes, free printables, jewelry-making, and much more. A self-professed glitter enthusiast, she is also a graphic designer running her business, AFM Designs, where you can find embroidery patterns, invitations, and more of what Lindsay loves. This wife and mom can be found home schooling, reading, and working on various projects during her free time. Learn more about Lindsay and her personal decorating style in our exclusive Q&A.
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A Handmade Holiday: Melaine of My Sweet Savannah

We’re rounding up Week 3 of A Handmade Holiday, Balsam Hill’s special design project in partnership with Cricut. In this feature, we learn more about talented blogger Melaine of My Sweet Savannah.

Melaine of My Sweet Savannah

Melaine plays many different roles: that of mother, blogger, and market editor of a popular lifestyle magazine, among others. This multi-tasker states that her passion for interior design has its roots in her childhood, when she would accompany her mother to garage sales and thrift stores, and learning how to redesign her room on her own. That love for decorating is what prompted her to start My Sweet Savannah, where she hopes to inspire others to create the home of their dreams. See what Melaine has to say about her design aesthetic and inspirations in our Q&A below.
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A Handmade Holiday: Angie of Country Chic Cottage

It’s our final round up for A Handmade Holiday, Balsam Hill’s design collaboration with Cricut. We’re presenting the last batch of talented bloggers who joined our exciting campaign, starting off with Angie of Country Chic Cottage.

Angie of Country Chic Cottage

Angie is a full-time working wife and mother to 3 children. Aside from being the creative force behind Country Chic Cottage, she also runs Crafts with Jars, and alongside a group of other bloggers, hosts crafting events on Crafty Hangouts. Her blog is full of crafting tips, tutorials, recipes, and more. Angie loves decorating with what she calls “farmhouse flair,” putting together beautiful spaces on a budget. Find out more about Angie in our exclusive Q&A below.
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There’s nothing quite like a child’s beautiful smile to brighten up the Christmas season. For the second consecutive year, Balsam Hill is hosting Celebrities for Smiles to help benefit Operation Smile, an international medical charity that provides free surgeries for children with cleft lips and cleft palates.

Brooke Burke-Charvet with her autographed ornament
Our Celebrities for Smiles campaign aims to raise much-needed funds by auctioning off special Balsam Hill ornaments that were signed by some of our favorite artists and celebrities. Read This Entry

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Brad Schmidt’s Ribbon Decorating Tips

Continuing with our special series on designer decorating, this post focuses on acclaimed floral artist Brad Schmidt and his expertise in creating beautiful home décor. Brad will show us easy techniques for turning ribbons into dramatic enhancements for your Christmas tree.

Brad putting the finishing touches on a tree beautifully adorned with ribbon

Brad putting the finishing touches on a tree beautifully adorned with ribbon

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Balsam Hill’s Blogger Event: Burlingame Showroom Launch

It’s always a pleasure to see so many friendly faces together, both old and new. Such was the case when we held our exclusive blogger event to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Balsam Hill Tree Lot at our Burlingame showroom.

It was a festive evening filled with fun, decorating, prizes, laughter, and best of all, the company of some really lovely people. Read on to find out what the Balsam Hill family had in store for our special guests.

Burlingame Showroom tree lot
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Countdown to Christmas: Dagmar’s Advent Calendar

Earlier today, I posted about the launch of our exciting new campaign, Balsam Hill’s Countdown to Christmas. I invite you to join me and 23 very talented bloggers in this special holiday blog hop as we mark the days leading to Christmas with photos of our Balsam Hill advent calendars and some personal thoughts on what Christmas means to us.
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Balsam Hill’s Countdown to Christmas Giveaway

In yesterday’s post, we launched our Countdown to Christmas campaign, where a gathering of talented bloggers will be sharing with us their thoughts on the meaning of the season.

Balsam Hill's Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas Giveaway

As an added treat, Balsam Hill is also hosting a fun giveaway where you can get the chance to win a $100 gift card. You might be one of 25 lucky winners, so join now! Simply click on the contest image below and complete the actions.

Balsam Hill's Countdown to Christmas Contest

Stay tuned later today for Dagmar’s Advent calendar reveal, and visit us over the next few weeks for more updates on this special campaign.

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12 Bloggers of Christmas Wrap Up and Giveaway Winners

As we wrap up Balsam Hill’s 12 Bloggers of Christmas, we’d like to thank our dear friends who opened up their homes to us and shared their beautiful holiday décor. This campaign is now on its third year, and we’re always grateful for the opportunity to work with such an amazing group of creative and talented individuals.

BH 12 Bloggers of Christmas 2015

Our blogger friends decorated a Balsam Hill tree of their choice and the themes they came up with are absolutely stunning. From Kristin’s combination of lustrous metallic hues and elegant black accents to Shannon’s festive snowmen baubles dangling alongside bright red ribbons—each Christmas tree was a picture of holiday perfection. Read This Entry

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A Handmade Holiday: Yvonne of Stone Gable

It’s Week 2 of A Handmade Holiday, our special collaboration with Cricut. As part of our round-up of talented bloggers who participated in this campaign, we’re taking a closer look at Yvonne of StoneGable.

Yvonne of Stone Gable

Yvonne is the domestic diva behind StoneGable, a popular blog full of tutorials, beautiful tableaus, recipes, gardening tips, and much more. This mother, wife, and blogging enthusiast shares that she loves constantly learning new things, and is passionate about all things related to house and home. Yvonne currently lives with her husband, and their two pets, Scamp and Hobbes.
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