Holly Bloggy Christmas Home Tour

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Well it’s time for the biggest Transformation Thursday of the year – the home tour edition – YAY!!! Just like each and every week, Transformation Thursday is all about getting together to celebrate getting stuff done. No matter if you’ve been coming around these parts for weeks, months, years or if this is your very first TT rodeo, everyone is welcome to link up below. {Pay attention – this is a special edition.}

HB banner Just like last year, I’ve decided to go all fancy and stuff and put together a tour video. I really like doing them this way – it’s so much fun. This go around, I’m a little nervous because I’m making my vlogging debut in it! Please don’t mock my southern drawl {haha!}…. oh and don’t miss the bloopers at the end :) I promise not to cry if you laugh at me! {I’m also sharing this at The Nester’s Home Tour party, too}

Since this is a special edition of TT – we’ve got a giveaway – WOOT WOOT!!! So let’s learn about the sponsor: Becky at Good Neighbors Candles.

HB sponsor Becky’s candles look and sound soooo yummy! And, who doesn’t love candles, right? With hot chocolate, candy cane & butter pecan – OH MY! –  so many more to choose from – they’re perfect for gift giving or even keeping all to yourself :) 

candle in cup One lucky person will win the Hot Chocolate Candle – oooohhhh yeah! The set is a $32 value, and it includes One 12 ounce, One 9 ounce, and one Tin Mug Candle in red. To win, just leave a comment below. Want more chances to win? You can:

Be sure to leave a comment for each qualifying entry!

Don’t forget to stop by the last leg on the Holly Bloggy Christmas circuit tomorrow at Simply Sweet Home.

Now it’s your turn – I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!

Please Note: This week’s edition has TWO linkies. The first is for home tour & decor ONLY. The second linky is for everything else. Be sure to link back here so everyone can find the holiday cheer. And go see your neighbors {the one above & below is perfect!}.

Without further ado….. Let’er rip, tater chip!



{this linky will remain open for 1 week}

Non-holiday decor, crafts & recipes {open 3 days}

About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. Thanks so much for hosting…hope you’re having a lovely holiday season. Take care!

  2. Hi Gina! Found you via Southern Lovely and I am in love. Thanks so much for hosting this linky party:)

  3. Thanks for hosting! I put #8 in the wrong spot! So sorry!!!

    Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

  4. Thanks so much for hosting! Your house looks STUNNING, as always! :)

  5. Oh my goodness, those butter pecan candles sound AMAZING! But so the hot chocolate! I would love to win. :)

  6. Thanks for always being such a gracious host.

  7. Gina, you’re a wonderful hostess. And the Cottage looks wonderful this Christmas! I’m glad you’re enjoying your new grey room–makes a great backdrop for things, doesn’t it? But you’ll always be the queen of Aqua, I think. . . all in all not a bad thing to be, right?

    Thank you so much for all that you contribute to the blogosphere, both at Christmastime and all through the year!

  8. Oh you are adorable!! And your house is gorgeous! That fireplace mantel is one of my alltime favs this season. :)

    Thanks for hosting!


  9. Thanks for hosting — looking forward to getting through all the links and your video.

    My Southern accent is pretty thick, too, so if you got it, flaunt it.

  10. I love your vlog!!! And, your home is so pretty too :) Happy Christmas!!
    xo~ Michelle

  11. Thanks for the great parties! Loved your tour and am drooling over your JOY letters!

  12. I looooved the bloopers at the end! When I am on video, I suddenly become the crazed blinker! You did great!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  13. Great party Gina! Thanks for hosting with me!

  14. Ooh, thank you for the chance to win. Those candles look fabulous!

  15. Thanks for hosting! 😀

  16. I just saw your AWESOME VLOG and you could not be more adorable or have a more stunning house! And we got a bit of a drawl over here too…you sound like home! LOOOOVE IT ALL!

  17. Good morning Gina,

    Wow both the parties have a good vibe going! Lot’s of lovely things to check out with a hot chocolate and some cookies by my side. Thanks for hosting, I am happy to be a part of it.

  18. A terrific first effort, your vlog and home tour are lovely. Thanks for hosting these linkies, it’ll be great to go visiting.

    Merry Christmas!

  19. Thanks again for hosting :)

  20. Happy to be joining both your parties!

    Merry Christmas Gina!

    Janet xox

  21. Good morning!
    I’ve included your site on a page I’ve put together devoted to hops, challenges, and memes for every day of the week! The link to that page is under my header. http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/

  22. Thank you so much for hosting!
    first entry: #189 printed pillow

  23. Thank you so much for hosting!
    second entry: #190 Christmas chargers

  24. Thank you so much for hosting!
    third entry: #192 welcome post

  25. Thank you for hosting!!
    entry #126

  26. Thank you for hosting!!
    entry #127

  27. Gina, thank you for hosting!

  28. Absolutely beautiful!
    Happy Holidays!

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  29. Thanks for letting us show off our stuff

    I could spend all morning looking at the ladies posts(why not)

    Merry Christmas

  30. Hi Gina! Thanks so much for hosting. I linked up my turquoise and copper decor. Hope I didn’t “double-dip” on the second one. =)

  31. Thanks for hosting another great linky party! That hot chocolate candle is adorable!

  32. Good to find a soy melter! Thanks for the party and the giveaway

  33. I follow Becky’s Blog

  34. I heart Good Neighbors candles on Etsy

  35. I have to try the Hot Chocolate. That just seems like it would be an awesome fragrance.

  36. I am a Good Neighbor Candles Facebook Fan!

  37. I shared on Twitter

  38. What a great post. I couldn’t find Becky’s blog to follow her because the link doesn’t work. Thanks for this giveaway.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  39. I hearted Becky’s Etsy Shop, Good Neighbors Candles.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  40. Thanks for participating and this chance to see so many blogs.Happy Holidays.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  41. What darling Candles! Thank you for the great party!

  42. Great post. The hot cho. Candle sounds wonderful!

  43. I love it!! Merry Christmas friend!

  44. Love the vlog and who wouldn’t love a hot chocolate candle!

  45. Thank you for hosting!
    ~Kara (already a follower :)

  46. I LOVE Becky’s candles!! They are fabulous!! I already follow Becky’s blog and have hearted her shop. My favorite scent is Pumpkin Pie Spice, it is so yummy! Thanks for the opportunity and thanks to Becky for her generosity!
    Zuda Gay at

  47. Thanks for hosting! Oh no… I made a mistake and put the wrong link under the crafts. I couldn’t find the red X to remove it. Sorry :(

  48. Thanks so much for hosting this link party.

  49. Thank you for the chance to win. Those candles look fabulous!

  50. Like the Fresh Apple and French Lavender scents.


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Holly Bloggy Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to the Holly Bloggy Christmas Home Tour!
This is the first year I’ve ever hosted one,
so I’m realllllly excited to share my home with you,
and to see all of yours!
I wanted to film a little intro… but my only video camera broke… sigh.
Oh well, here’s my home all decked out for the holidays. Enjoy!
If you can’t view the video, click on it, and it will go to the YouTube page.
Now.. for the good stuff – GIVEAWAYS! There are THREE for this Home Tour – sweet, huh?
The first is a set from Jonnie Mellen, an independent Scentsy Consultant – a warmer and set of 3 scents (a $40 value.) There are so many great gift ideas in her online store – and you can still get them by Christmas if you order by December 18th.
Looking for a little something lovely? Lavender Cottage is a great shop full of beautiful jewelry – and she’s giving away a Soaring Free Pendant (a $32 value).
My Dream Sample Box is such a revolutionary idea – you can purchase a box once a month, and get tons of great samples to enjoy. If you own a business – it might be a great fit for you, too! Cindy is giving away a Blogging Ornament – which is something dear to all of you – for sure :)
Want to enter all these great giveaways? Then let’s get to gettin’ and link up YOUR holiday home!
Be sure to leave a comment so that you’ll be entered into the giveaways.
Before you link up – be sure to join Jerri tomorrow at
Sweet Simple Home for the Christmas Recipe party – YUM!
Welll… whatcha got??? I wanna see – and so does everybody else! Be sure to use your PERMALINK – because folks will look at this party for weeks to come.
If your post was deleted, it is because it did not fit the theme of this party.
Be sure to say hi to your neighbors and enjoy the party.
Let’er rip, tater chip!
About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. I couldn’t get the video to work. =(
    I’ll try back in a few bc I want to see your home!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting!

  3. I love your video. Your home is beautiful all decked out for Christmas. I love the tree. Wow, you have a lot of presents under it. I love the wrapping paper and ribbon too.Thanks for hosting a fun party.

  4. Thanks for being the hostess with the mostess! A great party and I didn’t even have to go out into the freezing cold Boston air. Yay! :)Alyssa of Boston Bee

  5. Wow Gina, what a lovely tour! I just am in love with all the soft hues of blues and whites. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for the opportunity to link up and peek around! And for the giveaways… Wow! You do it up right! :)


  6. Love seeing all the fun holiday decor! Thanks for hosting!


  7. I can’t see the video either, but I’m sure your home looks fabulous! THanks for hosting!

  8. Hi, Gina, what fun! Another party this year. Merry Christmas to you, hope to see you at Blissdom.

  9. Hi Gina, Great party. I tried to use your Shabby Chic Cottage button but it will not work.

  10. Nice tour and I really enjoyed the music! Merry Christmas!

  11. I’d love to win! I linked up & your video is fabulous!!!! :)

  12. Oh this is fun linking up and seeing all the lovely homes. First time for me to do a Christmas linkey party! Great video!!

  13. I’ve been looking for a blogging ornament. Merry Christmas! La

  14. your video is great! thanks for hosting :)
    happy Christmas

  15. So pretty! I like the pale blues!

  16. Thanks so much for hosting Gina! Loved your video! The blue is so pretty for Christmas time!
    Merry Christmas!

  17. Thanks for sharing. The giveaways are so sweet. Enjoy your holiday.

  18. What a great Christmas Video!! Thanks for hosting such a fun party!

  19. I Linked up!! Great giveaway, awesome home tour!

  20. I’ve Linked Up!! Thanks for hosting ~ fantastic giveaways!

  21. I linked up! Thanks for hosting, I’ll try to get around to visiting everyone this weekend!

  22. This is so fun seeing all the different types of decorations…Thanks for hosting!!! Loved the video.

  23. Thanks for hosting a fun Holiday home tour party!!!

  24. Gina. . . it’s beautiful! What a great job you’ve done! Everything works together in such a lovely way. You’re inspiring, as always! Thank you for sharing your wonderful, generous spirit with all of us. Merry Christmas!

  25. Thanks for hosting! I love the Christmas tour!

  26. Everything looks pretty Gina. I really love the ruffled paper garland you’re making now. I may need to order some of that since I have to be in a mad dash to decorate my home now.

    I like the way you kept a consistant color palette with you decor. It makes everything look so much more sophisticated.

    Wha’t the red table I keep seeing a hint of? Is that the buffet in the dining room?

  27. I love seeing everyone’s homes looking lovely for Christmas. Thanks for hosting a great party.

  28. What a fun party! It’s been fun going through the links!


  29. Hi Gina,
    Yeah I said it already, your home looks wonderful! Love those blues and whites you chose.
    Thanks for hosting the party and for the fabulous giveaways!

  30. Beautiful, festive touches to your holiday home! And you even have presents wrapped under the tree! You have inspired me to wrap mine tomorrow with the same classic tunes playing on repeat. Happy Holidays! xo Samantha

  31. Looks great! Thanks for hosting.

  32. A home tour with giveaways!? Now that’s Christmas!

  33. Gorgeous Gina!! Call me — we have to do Christmas lunch!! :)

  34. Love your video and all the beautiful holiday decor in your home..
    Thank you so much for hosting this party, Gina and giving us an opportunity to show ours..

    Holiday hugs

  35. Just beautiful Gina! I love all the aquas and whites with your beachy touches!! :)

  36. how great! thanks for hosting this-about to make my way thru the links!

  37. Great contest giveaway


  38. I’m enjoying your home tour and the tours of all the participants Mine’s just not ready yet.
    I may be doing a lot more blog reading than decorating.

  39. Your home looks beautiful – love your decorations! I’m looking forward to visiting all the others :) Thank you for hosting!!

  40. Love your party! All these lovely ideas just keep me in the mood for celebrating! Thanks!!!

  41. I really loved your video a lot and had a great time. I will also like to share with you some rare Christmas Charms hope you like it.

    qpxoxoxoxoxoqp guess who!!!

  42. Hey Gina! Thanks for the giveaways. Have a Merry Christmas!

  43. What fun! I love how everyone has decorated their homes! I will be back to look at more! Thanks for being such a gracious host!

  44. Thanks for hosting. so much pretty stuff to look at!

  45. Gina, Your video is great and I love all your holiday decor. I just bought the same black and white wrapping paper today. Thanks for hosting and happy holidays to you and your family.

  46. Thanks so much for hosting!

  47. Thanks for hosting, Gina! This is about the prettiest link party I’ve ever seen!!

  48. thanks for hosting this fab linky party!

  49. Gina…love it all! The soft colors you use are right up my ally! xo
    All Things Heart and Home

  50. Love your vidoe- thank you for sharing!

  51. Love the tour and seeing the specialties in other homes…What fun!

  52. Thanks for hosting! My first time joining along! There are some really pretty links! Your home looks great. I also just bought my first Scentsy candle light.

  53. Thanks for hosting! Great home video, love all of the silver! Now off to view the party. :)

  54. Thanks for the holiday home tour, Gina! How neat that you put it in a video.

    Please be sure to come by and enter my fantastic year-end giveaway. Click the picture in my sidebar for details.

    Blessings and a very Merry Christmas!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  55. I always enjoy stopping by your blog. Hugs
    P.S. please stop by and visit and don’t forget to enter my giveaway

  56. Hi there,

    I am your newest follower. I look forward to reading more from you. Looks like a wonderful place you have here. :)

    I would love if you came by to visit me. I love new followers and visitors.

    Thank you so much
    The Things We Find Inside

  57. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks so much! :)

  58. Ooh…fun give-away!!!

  59. You video is wonderful. I love those pillows. So simple and beautiful.

  60. Sorry Im a little late to the linky party. I love your blog!I had started wrapping my Christmas presents in Brown Kraft Paper but after seeing your post on the wrapping paper you got at Hobby Lobby, I had to run out this past weekend and get me some of that. I ended up with the lime green and white but the pattern is simular to your black and white paper.

  61. I enjoyed the video tour of your precious home. Thanks for hosting the Holly Bloggy Christmas Home Tour! ~ Marlee

  62. Thanks for hosting another fun week of Christmas!
    ~ Julie

  63. I have posted my link. Thank you so much for hosting. I know for sure I will not be able to visit everyone here, but I will visit at least one on each line even if it will take all day.

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