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Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge Blog Tour

Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge Blog Tour 

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Back in November Katherine, from Katherines Corner, invited her readers to join her in what she hoped would become an annual event, the Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge. The instructions were to use a new or old holiday magazine cover (November/December) as our inspiration. Recreate it our way- by creating a copy using our own items. Or recreate the cover with our vision. All of the participants will be included in a random drawing and 2 winners will each receive a one year subscription to Veranda Magazine, Elle Decor or House Beautiful magazine (winner’s choice). 
Here it is!
I met my challenge using SOUTHERN LADY magazine          

It's time to take the Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge Blog Tour.

This post was published on December 16th 2012 and my mother had just passed away. 
This is my story.
Since my mother passed on November 3, 2012, this holiday season has taken on a life of it's own.
I've wanted to get in the spirit of things, but I feel like I'm out of focus.   You know what I'm talking about. When your taking a photo and you just can't get the camera to focus~In and out the lens goes, trying to pin point the object. That's me.  My sister and I cleared my mom's house the first weekend of December and I brought some little treasures home. The beautiful bowl with the gold  trim decorated with multicolored ornaments is one of the little treasures.  From time to time I will be showing  little keepsakes I gathered  from my mother's home. 
This too shall pass 
 This is my version of decorating the tree with the ornaments ready to place on the tree, 
 and having sweets with tea.  
 I served homemade Lemon Squares Supreme, shortbread dipped in chocolate and truffles.
'Lemon Squares Supreme' Go Here. 
The cinnamon sticks ready to put in the burning flames for a fragrant smell of the holidays.
My musical and angel theme living room decorations.
The lemon squares, truffles and little German chocolate dipped cookies were the dessert I served at
my Christmas Tea. I will be posting the tea party later this week. 
Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner.
I love how my wonderful followers, friends, and newcomers keep checking in to see what the 'Old Fogies' are up to lately. LOL!
Linking to
Rustic and Refined for Table It Link Party - Sunday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Katherine's Corner for Thursday Favorite Thing 
Northern Nesting for  Show Your Style Thursday
Post Script.
It has been three Christmas's since my mom passed away.  My sister and I were so blessed to have 
a great mother. When I use my mother's keepsakes in a post I am reminded of my wonderful childhood. We were not rich or poor. We went to church and school. I worked after high school and I married my high school sweetheart. We were blessed with three healthy children that are successful today. Now we are in the last phase of a simple life with friends and family we love dearly.
Thank you for being part of my journey. I love to blog and in retirement it is a great hobby.
Thank you Katherine for having me be part of your party every week.  
Now Let's get this party started.

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12 comments:

  1. The room is very well done and looks so inviting. It's especially nice that you have keepsakes from your mother. Such a special touch. She is shining through you. oxo

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  2. Your redo really lives up to your name...it looks like a cozy, inviting corner. This was such a fun project. Thanks for doing the challenge with me.

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  3. a beautiful creation. Hugging you as you remember fond memories. xo

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  4. What a warm and inviting room, and all of those nummy noshes! This post is such a lovely way to honor your mom!!

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  5. What a wonderful way to remember your mom,nice to have great memories.
    Happy Holidays!!!

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  6. Lovely recreation! I love that you chose a magazine that had sentimental value to you. Great job on our challenge. Hugs, Lisa

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  7. What a wonderful way of honouring your mom! Love how the room looks.

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  8. What a wonderful way of honouring your mom! Love how the room looks.

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  9. You have honored your dearest mother so beautifully. The room is gorgeous.
    Thank you for the sweet words on our new bundle of joy.
    Have a happy week.
    FABBY

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  10. What an ambitious project. I love magazine, but gave up my addiction when I began to blog because bloggers much like you produce such beautiful posts, I don't have to buy magazines anymore. The holidays certainly do change in meaning when we have lost a loved one, especially our mom. My mother's birthday was December 31st. Having your mother's beautiful little glass will bring comfort. Beautiful post and tribute. Coming to you from Mosaic Monday.

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  11. What a lovely post, Betty! Your home looks so warm and inviting just as I imagine you are yourself. You have displayed everything beautifully. Thank you for sharing with us and have a wonderful holiday season.

    Merry Christmas,
    Sandi

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  12. what a lovely way to keep your mom close during the season. Your recreation turned out lovely (and what a fun idea for a challenge!)

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Thanks for your comments as I enjoy reading them.
Betty

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