Saturday, October 11, 2014

Creatively Christmas: Inspired Yuletide Décor

Creatively-Christmas-cover-final-catalog-620x620I’m delighted to be participating in author Jennifer Rizzo’s Cedar Fort Publishing Virtual Book Tour for her latest release, CREATIVELY CHRISTMAS: INSPIRED YULETIDE DÉCOR.

While we haven’t yet celebrated Halloween, it won’t be long before the Christmas holiday will be here and we’ll be scrambling to decorate.

Popular designer and lifestyle blogger Jennifer Rizzo has some super solutions and helpful hints for making decorating a fun time instead of a chore. Sharing memories of childhood dinners and fun family traditions, the author inspires readers to begin creating their own holiday customs with family and friends.

Throughout the charming book, Rizzo gives step-by-step instructions on creating beautiful decorations for inside and outside the home. Rich colorful photos accompany the pages of amazing festive projects showing the finished reasons.

Rizzo demonstrates how to take worn out objects, such as ice skates, and give them a second life as unique yuletide decorations. Some of the other project include: Vintage Picture Bead Garland, Snowball Jingle Bells, Grain Sack-Inspired Paper Chain, and Pinecone Hedgehog and Mice Ornaments. The delightful decorations aren’t as time-consuming as their beautiful results may lead you to believe. Rizzo keeps the instructions simple and easy to follow.

If you’re looking to create wonderful homemade memories this Christmas, be sure to check out CREATIVELY CHRISTMAS for some neat ideas. Focusing on family and faith, the author shares some inspiring projects to make your holiday fun and festive.

Creatively Christmas: Inspired Yuletide Décor by Jennifer Rizzo, Plain Sight Publishing, @2014, ISBN: 978-1462114245, Paperback, 272 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Jennifer Rizzo is an artist/designer who owns Jennifer Rizzo Design Company. She loves designing home décor and artwork. She has been wholesaling/retailing her items for over 6 years and sells her handmade home décor creations in boutiques and retailers across the United States. She has been featured in and produced projects for publications such as Country Living magazine, Romantic Homes and Somerset Home. She teaches art and handmade classes, speaks about creative living and writes about DIY and artful living at her popular lifestyle blog

She is nestled in the Chicago ‘burbs with her husband, 3 kids and lots of projects waiting to be worked on. For more on Jennifer and her fantastic creations, visit her blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Now’s the time to begin thinking about your holiday decorations. It will be here before we know it.

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SIDE NOTE: Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers concerning my family during these past few days. My mother-in-law passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday morning (Oct. 9). Her funeral is tomorrow (Monday, Oct. 13) so I will continue to be away from the internet for a few more days. I have post scheduled for most of this week so I hope you’ll get a chance to stop by to visit with the amazing authors visiting. Again, thank you.


  1. You are still in my prayers, Mason. Take all the time you need.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear that, Mason. Thoughts and prayers for you and your whole family.

  3. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. So, so sorry Mason.

  4. Mason - I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and good wishes going out to you and your family...

  5. Judging from your posts your mother in law lead a very long life and I'm sure it was fulfilled and successful! Hope your hubs is doing as well as possible.

  6. Sympathy, to you and your family.

    Patricia Tucker

  7. So sorry about your mother-in-law. Such a very hard time for you and your family. Sending hugs and best wishes.

    This book sounds perfect for my daughter! thanks for the tip :)

  8. Mason, I'm so sorry about your MIL. Prayers to you and your family.

    Jennifer's book looks quite interesting. Christmas is a favorite time of mine.


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