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Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop #42

Welcome to the Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop.

Holy whoa. Is next week seriously Christmas?

I haven’t even decorated my tree.

No, wait. I take that back. I did decorate it…THREE TIMES...and a certain small 2 year old un-decorated it when I wasn’t looking.

So, I gave up.

The star for the tree topper is sitting on my coffee table. My husband looked at me this morning and said, “Are you gonna put this on the tree?” 

My answer is nope. Nope, I am not.

Because you know what? I can still enjoy the holidays without a perfectly decorated home. And so can you!

Please remember that when you are browsing through the amazing link ups each week. Just because your mantel doesn’t look that put together or you didn’t make santa ice cream cones with your kids…it doesn’t mean you suck. I still get inspired by the things I see at this link up even if it doesn’t mean I go out and do it right away!

On to the party!


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My favorites from last week:


Christmas Tree Ornament Popcorn Balls by Design, Dining and Diapers.


No Sew Christmas Pillow Covers by Just A Girl and Her Blog.



Traditional Christmas Mantel by The Turquoise Home


Light Up Twig Trees by Design, Dining and Diapers.

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Christmas Mantel by Cottage in the Oaks.

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Easy DIY Christmas Chalkboard by Life On Virginia Street.

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Advent Candle Wreath by An Extraordinary Day.


Nostalgic Hot Cocoa by Satori Design for Living.


Christmas Photo Booth Props by UnOriginal Mom.


Silver Christmas by Love of Homes.


Santa Ice Cream Cone by Design, Dining & Diapers.


Rustic Christmas Star Card by The Casual Craftlete.


Coffee Filter Christmas Trees by Learning, Creating, Living.


DIY Polar Bear Pillow Cover by Love Grows Wild.

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Christmas Petit Fours by Echoes of Laughter.


Christmas Mantel by Delightfully Note.

We would love to have you join us by linking up your inspiring projects below.

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The party goes LIVE every Thursday night at 9:00 CST.  It will show up on all four blogs! More exposure for YOU!

Before we get started…please remember:

  • Anything is welcome as long as it’s something YOU created {diy, home decor, recipes, craft, cleaning tips, sewing, room makeovers, etc.}
  • Keep the content fresh. Please do not link up the same projects week after week or they will be deleted. Also, please do not link up giveaway posts.
  • Please include a text link back to the blog where you linked up {link to specific blog post not home page}. ONLY THOSE WHO LINK BACK WILL BE FEATURED!
  • Have fun and most importantly BE INSPIRED!


  1. Mandy! Thank you so much for featuring my no-sew pillows! You are the sweetest! And you rock that undecorated tree! I think you’re a genius– cleanup will be SO much easier! ;) Have a wonderful weekend and a very Merry Christmas!

    ~Abby =)

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  3. Wow! What a fabulous line up of features this week. There’s sooo much creativity.
    Thank you for including my Advent Candle “Wreath” in the features. What a lovely blessing. :)

    May you and yours have the most joyous Christmas….decorated tree or not!! :)
    Diane | An Extraordinary Day´s last blog post ..Decorating with Nativities :: 12 Days of Christmas

  4. Thanks SO much for featuring my Christmas Star Card, Mandy!
    I love the fact that you didn’t decorate your tree! You don’t have to worry about your boys getting into the decorations! My 2 1/2 year old daughter uses the ribbon garland on our tree as a racetrack for her toy cars…good times LOL!
    Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!
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  5. Thank you so much for the feature love, Mandy! Wishing you and the family a Merry Christmas!
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  6. I love that chalkboard wreath and the polar bear pillow covers! I may have to try both of those!! I love this link up and I am going to have to make something so I can participate!! Susan

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  8. Shauna says:

    Thank you for featuring my hot cocoa station Mandy! I know what you mean about the not-so-perfectly decorated house- it’s okay! Last night we were all under one roof with my son being home from college and husband back from work travels, and that’s what really matters to me. The rest is just icing on the cake. Happy Holidays!
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  10. Sarah says:

    Thanks for featuring my Christmas chalkboard and wreath!I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! And you’ll definitely be the one laughing at all of us taking down our trees next week – your clean-up sounds much easier ;)
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