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A Handmade Holiday with Cricut and Balsam Hill: Wrap-up

It was almost a month ago when we launched A Handmade Holiday, our special design collaboration with Cricut and it’s been a thrill discovering the many ways of enhancing our holiday décor with a personal touch.

A Handmade Holiday with Cricut and Balsam Hill

In this post, we look back at the talented bloggers who opened their doors to share their beautiful creations.
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Dagmar Decorates: Debbie Macomber’s Book Signing Event

Last December 5, I had the distinct pleasure of decorating for the book signing event of New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber’s latest release, Dashing Through the Snow.

Dagmar Obert with author Debbie Macomber

Participants in Debbie’s festive Merry Market event were given gift bags from Random House, which included a signed copy of the book and Balsam Hill’s 2015 Holiday Catalog. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill’s Burlingame Showroom Launch: Blogger Participants

In a recent post, we talked about the grand celebration held for the re-opening of Balsam Hill’s Burlingame showroom. It was an exclusive blogger event, with friends both old and new dropping by to join in the fun. The Balsam Hill family prepared a roster of exciting activities that included a raffle and the night’s main event, wreath decorating.

In this photo, you can see the area we set up for our friendly competition. Read on to learn more about some of the lovely ladies who made this special night all the more memorable with their enthusiasm and creativity.
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Balsam Hill’s Countdown to Christmas: Week 1 Round-up

Just over a week ago, we announced the start of Balsam Hill’s Countdown to Christmas, a special campaign featuring 23 talented bloggers who are helping us count down to the most anticipated day of the year.

Balsam Hill's Countdown to Christmas

Our brand ambassador, Dagmar Obert, kicked off the campaign on December 1 with her Balsam Hill advent calendar and personal insight on what “Christmas is” to her. Today, we feature our first round of bloggers and some of the beautiful images and thoughts that they shared on their respective sites. Read This Entry

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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