Merry Christmas and a Book Giveaway

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas from our house to yours. We are not traveling this year, but staying home and 2 of Peter’s three younguns (all 20-somethings) are visiting for a couple days. I’m cooking a big meal on Christmas Day and we will celebrate the season with the kids and Peter’s mom and Grandma Eleanor.  It’s sure to be a memorable day!

I’ll be seeing my family in a couple of weeks over in Atlanta, since we just enjoyed a very fun few days with them for Thanksgiving.  It will be nice to just relax for the weekend and not have to be anywhere, but stay home and enjoy our cozy home for the Holidays, with the Christmas lights on and maybe watching some old movies.

I hope you all have a peaceful Christmas and revel in the beauty this time of year holds. Jesus is truly the reason for the season and may we all remember that.


One of my very sweet readers and a Southern Living at Home consultant, Patti, sent me my very own copy of Christmas with Southern Living 2009 and she sent an extra copy for me to give away to ONE of YOU! Isn’t that exciting?! SL1

From Entertaining, to Recipes, Decorating and Gift-giving ideas, the book covers it all.  You know that if Southern Living writes a book, it will be a beautiful book and it certainly is that. SL2

The pictures are fabulous, as are the recipes and decorating ideas. SL3

This will be a book you will definitely want to add to your collection and pull out each Christmas for years to come.

All you have to do is leave a comment HERE on this post!  I’ll leave the contest open all weekend through Monday and announce a winner on Tuesday.

Have a great Christmas weekend, my friends!  I want to take the opportunity to thank ALL of you for being such great readers this last year and for your support of my blog. It means the world to me!  Ya’ll make blogging so much fun and I am rewarded daily from the friendships I’ve made in the blogworld.

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! 🙂  I am looking forward to a very fun 2010 with all of you.

If you’re online this weekend and want to look at more Christmas inspiration, I’ve updated my Tumblr (click here and there’s always a link on my sidebar too ——>) file and added a lot of eye candy that I saw from the Home for the Holidays tour and around blogland in general.  I was having problems adding things on there for awhile, but now I’ve got it going again, so you’ll want to check in from time to time.  There are some beautiful pics out there from everyone!  I’ll add more as I get time.  I tried so hard to get around to all 300+ of you and I still haven’t made it.  🙂

- Rhoda


  1. I would love to win the book. Merry Christmas!


  2. Merry Christmas! I’d love to be entered for a chance to win.

  3. Danny Etheridge says:

    Rhoda, I am so impressed with your site. It shows both class and elegance. Merry Christmas


  4. Merry Christmas………… your blog!


  5. This would be a perfect Christmas gift to Southern Living books. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Laura

  6. Merry Christmas to you Rhoda! I would love to win that book!

  7. Hi there

    I have been following your blog for quite a while and absolutely love it! This is my first time leaving a message. I would love to have a copy of the book. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  8. Merry Christmas…enjoy!

  9. Merry Christmas, Rhoda! Read your blog everyday, gal. You live where we lived when our girls were growing up. Lived in B’ham for lots of years so I read your blog to remember when and to see how things have changed when you are out and about. Love it. I also took that Ethan Allan class you mentioned and it was in Vestavia almost at the top of the hill. Going up the hill from Hoover, it was on the left side of the road in a strip mall. I think Yieldings and Parisians were close by at that time. I used to shop in all three stores. So enjoy your blog. I don’t blog but do read yours everyday. Thanks for all you do and hope you have a relaxing weekend with family.


  10. Merry Christmas, Rhoda! What a nice giveaway 🙂

  11. Rhoda, Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog! We have been blessed with the knowledge of the importance of loving one another! Time is so short and love is the only thing we can really give one another that lasts!

    Your blog is always so lovely and even though I read it weekly I hardly make comments. But I do want to thank you for all you do to help us girls decorate our homes without breaking the bank! I love my home and LOVE to decorate!

    I also love Southern Living and would hate to admit how many years I have subscribed and also how many copies I have under my bed at the moment! They are so hard to throw away! I would love to win the book!

    Have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

  12. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Many blessings to you! AND I would love to win your Book Giveaway! It looks beautiful! Merry Christmas Again! Nancy from OHIO

  13. Merry Christmas!

    Oh, I would love to win the book. How fun!

  14. I’ve always enjoyed all of Southern Living’s publications. Thank you for the opportunity to enter the contest. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  15. Luke's GiGi says:

    Love Southern Living. Enter me please

  16. This would be great!

  17. I love the Southern Living annual books. I’d love to win this! Thanks

  18. ruth tacoma says:

    Merry Christmas!

  19. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with all of us and being such an inspiration!!

    The book looks gorgeous!

  20. Kristy Meanor says:

    Love your blog and Southern Living…got my fingers crossed. I am a Wetumpka gal and stumbled on your blog a while it pretty much daily. I LOVE your posts with Grandma Eleanor..she is adorable.

  21. Rhoda I’ve followed you for so long and I’m still amazed at your fresh ideas and insipiration! Please enter me in your drawing. May you have a most blessed Christmas and New Year!

  22. I would love a Southern Living Book even though my zip code says ‘Yankee’.

  23. Merry Christmas to you from Washington state! Southern Living publications take me home and keep me connected with my Southern roots… just like your blog. Blessings for the new year.

  24. Right now, looking out my window all I see is snow! That means no Christmas Eve church service, no family making it to my house, no opening presents! So anything with SOUTH in it, I really, really want! (I really do love Southern Living anyway!) Please enter me in the book giveaway! Merry Christmas from Nebraska!

  25. Rhoda, It would be such fun to win that book! Thanks for hosting this great give-away. Hope your holiday is a lovely one! Merry, Merry! Sue

  26. Thank you for never shying away from your testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas and thanks for your inspiration in many ways.

  27. Joyce Ostermiller says:

    What a nice treat that would be to win that book. Thanks for the opportunity. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  28. I have enjoyed your blog so much this year and I’m looking forward to the next. Southern Living is always so full of great ideas and I would love to add this one to my collection.

    Merry Christmas~

  29. That book looks great…hope I win!!

  30. Merry Christmas! Looking forward to another year of reading your blog!

  31. Find all things Southern fascinating and appealing. From across the miles, have a Happy and Peaceful Christmas.

  32. Merry Christmas to you… The book makes a lovely gift…. Blessings……

  33. Oh, I saw that book in Barnes & Noble and was thinking of adding it to “my list” but figured I had enough items on the list. But I would sure like a copy!

    Merry Christmas, and please keep bringing your readers lots of projects in 2010.

  34. Merry Christmas!

  35. Casey Beaty says:

    Merry Christmas, Rhoda. Enjoy a relaxing holiday at home. The Southern Living book giveaway is a great way to celebrate the holidays. I know the book will be enjoyed by the winner!

  36. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    I love your blog!
    Looks like a wonderful book.

  37. I would love to win this book sign me up!!!!LOL

  38. Hi Rhoda, Merry Christmas and please count me in for the book – we don’t get any of your gorgeous American magazines here in Australia so I would just love it!!

  39. Rhoda, I wish you a joyful and blessed Christmas. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. Love, Marla

  40. Merry Christmas!! I would love to win the book – put my name in the hat!! LindaSonia

  41. Sharon Smith says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a fabulous book…Merry Christmas Rhoda!

  42. I love anything So. Living—would love to win a book. Hope your Christmas is special. I so enjoy your blog. Have a blessed 2010.

  43. Rhoda,
    Wishing your family a very Merry Christmas. Please enter my name in your book drawing. Thank you

  44. Merry Christmas!!

    I adore Southern Living, so please include me in your giveaway

  45. Merry Christmas to you and yours, and to all of my fellow Southern Hospitality Blog fans!!!

  46. Rhoda!
    Wishes for a blessed Merry Christmas! Thank you for providing another opportunity for a wonderful giveaway….the book looks like a real treasure!
    Holiday Hugs to you!
    Grandma G’s

  47. What a wonderful giveaway! I love the Southern Living books and I haven’t seen this years! Merry Christmas!!!

  48. Merry Christmas- have enjoyed your blog!!!

  49. Merry Christmas Rhoda!

  50. Merry Christmas to you, too! I have enjoyed your blog for about a year now. I find following these posts so addictive! I have not purchased one of the Southern Living Christmas Books in years and would love to win one.

    Thanks for sharing.

  51. I have never posted a message nor do I blog, BUT I really enjoy reading your blog daily!! My day just doesn’t seem the same if I don’t read what you are up to. Would certainly like to win the Southern Living Christmas 2009 edition. Merry Christmas! Tammy in Tifton, GA

  52. Just a post for the book. Hope you all have a great holiday.

  53. Rhonda, Christmas blessings to you and your family. We are having a small family dinner this evening and then will be with friends on Christmas Day. All the best to you! ~ Sarah

  54. Megan Haroldsen says:

    Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for all you share with us!
    (And that book looks wonderful.)

  55. Merry Christmas! I love anything by Southern Living!

  56. April in CT says:

    This looks like a beautiful book! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very, very merry New Year!!

  57. Merry, Merry Christmas … serving the same Savior! Destiny

  58. It’s Christmas Eve and we went looking at lights…not alot out there so I’ve decided that next year we’re gonna do our house up right, maybe inspire our neighbors…Merry Christmas..

  59. Happy Christmas to you and your family. I enjoy reading your blog and gaining a little decorating insight – as I’m otherwise a hit-and-miss “decorator.” Thanks for the offer of the giveaway. I love all Southern Living Books and still find and check out some of the older ones in our library.

  60. Merry Christmas! What a wonderful giveaway! I Love anything by Southern Living.

  61. Rhoda,
    The book looks AWESOME…what a great giveaway! I hope you have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS with your family!


  62. Thanks for the great giveaway! Merry Christmas!


  63. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.
    Thanks for all the tips you have given us this year.

  64. Stella Boatman says:

    What a great giveaway, I would love to win. Christmas is here for all to thank Jesus for our blessings. Just ignore the blizzard we were going through today. Merry Christmas to you and thanks for the inspiration we get from your blog

  65. Thanks for the opportunity to win the Southern Living book. I love them. Have a Merry Christmas.

  66. charlotte lively says:

    The book looks great..Would love to have it.

    Merry Christmas

  67. Carol from Indian Springs says:

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. Looking forward to another year of great ideas and posts from you. Blessings to you and your family.

  68. What a great way to carry the happiness and the look of the Christmas season into 2010. I am sure this is a beautiful book and Such ideas to come out of it.

  69. What a great giveaway! Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and your family!

  70. Carrie C. in VA says:

    I would love this book for the recipes!

  71. I too am looking forward to 2010. I have truly been blest and am excited to see what God will do in the lives of me and my family in the year to come. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  72. Merry Merry Christmas Rhonda. I just love the candy table setting. It’s so cute. What a wonderful book and great giveaway.

    I look forward to visiting all through 2010.
    Hugs…Tracy 🙂

  73. Merry Christmas! And thanks for the chance to win this awesome book! I had surgery 5 weeks ago, then ended up back in the hospital for another week for a bloodclot so needless to say… Christmas has been very different this year at my house. Hopefully I will be able to make up for it next year and a book like this would be very helpful! Thanks again!

  74. Merry Christmas, Rhoda! I always enjoy your blog so much. I’d love to win the Southern Living book. It looks wonderful!

  75. Rhoda–SL is one of my favorite books! And, yours is one of my favorite blogs. Love all the decorating, antiquing, yard sale finds, and recipes you share. Thanks, and hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. CJ

  76. Merry Christmas to you, Peter, and Grandma Eleanor (I just love your Eleanor stories)!

  77. Merry Christmas!! What a great looking book!

  78. I stumbled across your site and LOVE the tips I’ve garnered so far. Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous looking book!

  79. Merry Christmas Rhoda!
    I would love the book – I hope you and your hubby have a wonderful weekend.

  80. Rhoda!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win this book! It looks awesome!
    Have a Blessed Holiday, Michelle

  81. Merry Christmas dear friend! We’ll be in B’ham tomorrow for Christmas dinner with Shane and family. Just found out this week they are expecting next year so we’ll be adding to our family next summer.

    Love ya,

  82. Oh wow! Thank You for this

  83. Merry Christmas!!!!!

  84. Rhoda, the merriest of Christmases to you and your family! We are having our children and their families too so it will be a wonderful day! I spent all day today cooking and getting ready. I would LOVE to win the book. I love Southern Living, have subscribed for many years even though I live “up north” in Pa.!!! BTW, becaue of you I subscribed to Southern Lady, got my first issue and in it there are featured the exact same reindeer that I have on my mantle!:) I was amazed! XO, Pinky

  85. Lynn Osborne says:

    The book sounds yummy! Thanks for the chance to win.

  86. Have a wonderful Southern Christmas! Yes, Jesus is the Reason!

    And I would love to look through that book.

  87. I would certainly love to win that book! Merry Christmas!

  88. Merry CHristmas to you Rhoda. I agree a Southern Living
    Christmas book is timeless, no matter the year they are
    always fun to look through and get new ideas.
    No White Christmas in B’ham this year, it would just be nice
    to be DRY.

  89. Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas;;;; I love the beautiful photos from the book….. enjoy your weekend….


  90. Merry Christmas! A wonderful give-away indeed! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas throughout the year.

  91. Oh, I’d love to win this book! Hope mine is the lucky number drawn.

  92. Merry Christmas – I would love to win this!

  93. I love these Christmas books – this is the first year in over 10 years that I haven’t bought one… I’d love to win this one!

    Pick me; pick me!!

    Merry Christmas!
    Luke 2: 1-20

  94. Looks lovely! Would love this one!

  95. Merry Christmas to you and yours! I hope your Christmas is spent full of blessings and good cheer!

  96. Your pictures from the book are fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win it. Have a Merry Christmas!

  97. Merry Christmas to you! I love Southern Living, so thanks for a chance at this book!

  98. A very Merry Christmas. May your holidays be joyful & filled with love from family & friends.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  99. Oh, that book looks AMAZING!!!

    Merry Christmas!

  100. Merry Christmas, Rhoda! Please count me in for the drawing for the book! Thank you!

  101. Lisa Bradford says:

    Southern Living has the prettiest Christmas ideas..ohh..I would LOVE this book!! Triple crossing my fingers 🙂

    Merry Christmas!!

  102. Love, love Southern Living. I just used 4 recipes out of it for xmas dinner. Hope I win it!! Thanks for your great blog.

  103. I subscribe to the magazine “Southern Living” — & would love the Christmas book…!!!

  104. Please enter me in the drawing. I have all the SL Christmas books. They are great.

  105. Merry Christmas to your family. Love SL and this book looks great!

  106. I would LOVE to win,please.

  107. I love Southern Living too !!!

  108. That book looks beautiful, no wonder you Southern ladies have such lovely homes…what inspiration! Enjoy your holidays Rhonda and may you have many Blessings in the new year…jj

  109. I would love to have the Christmas book…always wanted to have one and just never have gotten it.

    Merry Christmas Rhoda! I hope you have a blessed Christmas day!

    (my email is

  110. Merry Christmas, Rhoda. Thank you for all the inspiration this year. I would love to win the SL Christmas book. 09 is one year I missed purchasing it. Thanks for the chance.

  111. MERRY CHRISTMAS! You are a BLESSING to us all!
    Enjoy a quiet Christmas at home–that’s what we’re doing, too!!!
    In Christ,

  112. I just recently found your blog and am enjoying going back through the archives. Would love to add this book to my Christmas collection. Merry Christmas!

  113. Oh, please add me in this giveaway! I absolutely LOVE Southern Living! What a treasure this would be! Thanks…April

  114. Hi Rhoda oh I hope I win, I love Southern Living..and I am a California girl…well a Southern California I am southern…lol

  115. what a gorgeous book! This would make a perfect housewarming gift for one of my best friends…hoping I win for her!

  116. Beautiful book full of beautiful ideas! Please pick me!!

  117. Kitty Scraps says:

    I adore the Southern Living books – pick me, pick me LOL

  118. Rhoda,
    It has been a pleasure reading your blog. I feel like you are an old friend. Thank you so much for sharing your home, inspirational ideas, and yummy recipes.

    Merry Christmas to you from the Mississippi Gulf Coast! I sure would love to be the recipient of this lovely book!

  119. Marilyn Holeman says:

    Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas to you! I live in SOUTHERN California, so would like to add this book to my library. 😉 It looks beautiful. Thanks for reminding us that Jesus is TRULY the reason for the Season. God bless!

  120. I stumbled upon your site while browsing other crafty sites. I’m now a subscriber. I’m excited to see what the new year brings. I’m a Tennessee lady, as southern as black-eyed peas and turnip greens! Please enter me in your drawing.

  121. Add me to the drawing! MERRY CHRISTMAS

  122. Nothing beats “Southern Living” and southern living!

  123. Don’t have this one yet, but REALLY want it! I have 4 others and they are just wonderful. SL has the BEST ideas! Thanks for the givewaway!

  124. Merry Christmas Rhoda!

  125. Francis C. Moore says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your readers. I would love to own the Southern Living book.

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  127. Merry Christmas y’all~ I hope you have a wonderful time.

  128. Merry Christmas, Rhoda!

  129. Jackie White says:

    I love Southern Living and would love to have the book. Please enter my name.

  130. Hi Rhoda,
    This may be the closest a Canadian gal will get to southern living so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the chance of maybe winning and I’m sending a sleigh full of wishes and dreams come true to you and all your readers. Merry Christmas & TFS! Sheila

  131. I love, love Southern Living Books, pick me please!

  132. I love all things Southern Living! I’ve been subscribing to the magazine for 20 years and love their books, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  133. The book looks great! Merry Christmas!

  134. Merry Christmas and God bless you in 2010!

  135. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Rhoda.

  136. Would love to add this to my growing collection 😎

  137. Merry, merry Christmas to you! What a beautiful book! I would love a chance to win it – thank you, Rhoda! Leslie Anne

  138. I LOVE, LOVE any thing Southern Living produces. I would love to add this to my collection of my Southern Living books!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  139. Love Soutern Living – books, magazines – Merry Christmas to you Rhoda and for bringing such enjoyment into my usually average days

  140. Merry Christmas!!

  141. Deborah in Michigan says:

    Thanks so much for a chance to win this book! Merry Christmas to all.

  142. Merry Christmas Rhoda! Hoepy ou and yours have a wonderful one!
    Love anything SL..guess it is just the ‘southern’ in me that loves all the little special details they are so great at!

  143. I’ve been reading your blog this year and so totally enjoy it. I too love Southern Living even though I live in the southwest! I hope I win.
    Take care and Merry Christmas Rhoda.

  144. Merry Christmas. I enjoy reading your blog every day!


  145. and Merry Christmas to you! I’ve followed you blog for the longest time & enjoy learning new tips & ideas from you! Please put my name in the hat for the SL book – absolutely LOVE their wonderful magazine!

  146. I love Southern Living and would be thrilled to win the book.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  147. Merry Christmas to ya’! What a sweet day!
    Blessings to you,
    lana @ ilovemy5kids


  149. I’ve been eyeing this great book! yea!

  150. Love the Southern Living books. My friend has one from every year and they are so much fun to look through for inspiration. Merry Christmas!

  151. Merry Christmas! What a great Southern Living book. We are finally in our home and I so hope that next year I will be able to decorate it like I’d like. We have a new puppy this year so time has been spent not decorating, but puppy training – and just when I thought I had the kids trained. 🙂 Love reading your encouragement to us all.

  152. Heather Woosley says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  153. what a great cookbook.merry christmas

  154. Christy Branham says:

    I love the Southern Living books and the Christmas editions are the very best!!! Thank you for all of your fabulous ideas throughout the year!!! My home is still a work in progress even after living here four years!!!

  155. Cindy Stephens says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the beautiful book!

  156. I always pour over the Southern Living cookbooks when I visit my mother-in-law, and would love to start my own collection. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I truly enjoy all of your posts throughout the year. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  157. Merry Christmas! Love your blog and can’t wait to see what you share in the new year!

  158. I love anything Southern Living. The elf hanging out of the candy dish cracks me up. Thanks for your inspirations. I have truly enjoyed reading your blog throughout the year

  159. I would love to win this book. I need new ideas.

  160. Rhoda, Merry Christmas to you and your family, may it be a special one remembered in years to come.
    Please enter me in your book giveaway, I love SL!
    PS. Your new bedding looks terrific!

  161. Love Southern Living magazine (just got a subscription for Christmas) and would love a Southern Living Christmas book.

  162. Merry Christmas Rhoda! What a beautiful book!

  163. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Would love to win the Southern Living book.

  164. Rhoda, I just want you to know how much I enjoy your blog. It is on my list of favorites and is the third site I read each and every morning. I am always surprised that you already have a post up for the day so early in the morning. You are remarkable! Keep up the good work.

  165. I love your website! I am new to blogging, but I love it.
    I also love the Southern Living Magazines.

  166. Merry Christmas! What a wonderful giveaway — keeping my fingers crossed!

  167. Merry Christmas Rhoda!
    I loooooove your blog and check it most everyday! I have gotten some wonderful ideas to use in my home. Thanks for blessing us with your expertise! Would love to win the SL book, I love their publications very muuch!

    Angie =D

  168. Ohh…I absolutely love Southern Living! I will keep my fingers crossed! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  169. Merry Christmas! Even though I live in Ohio I love reading Southern Living. Love your blog and look forward to 2010 and your outstanding blog.

  170. And a very Merry Christmas to you. I love to look at and read your blog. You are an inspiration. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  171. StephanieinSD says:

    Love your blogsite … thanks for thinking of us for your giveaway!

  172. Love your blog and the giveaways! I always find such inspiration here.

  173. I just love Southern Living books, they are wonderful. I would love to add this book to my cookbooks from Southern Living. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  174. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas today, celebrating with family. Blessings to you!

  175. Merry Christmas~ I’d love the book, hope I win!

  176. Southern Living publishes lovely Christmas books; this one looks like another great edition!

  177. I subscribe to Southern Living Magazine. I have for years. You know that I need it now that I live up north:) My sil gave me a SL Cookbook for Christmas and this would go along with it nicely. Hope you had a great Christmas.

  178. Merry Christmas Rhoda to you and your family! Happy New Year too!!

  179. Merry Christmas Rhoda!!!!

  180. I love Southern Living and especially their cookbooks! Thank you for your blog! Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  181. See ya in the New Year!!

  182. I love all of the decorating ideas I get from your blog! I have used several of them! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I would love to win the book!

  183. Merry Christmas Rhoda, Thank you for such a great blog year. I look forward to another year of all your deocrating ideas!! Your blog is a daily ritual!!!
    Happy New Year to you!

  184. Love the SOUTHERN LIVING books and have gotten ideas from just the pictures on your post.

  185. LOVE Southern Living! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  186. I adore Southern Living! And your blog! Thanks for the inspiration!

  187. SL books are always a feast for the eyes as well as the tummy!! Would love to add this one to my small collection.

  188. I love Southern Living! I got a subscription for Christmas! I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

  189. I love reading your blog and seeing all your photos…Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  190. Sharon Romine says:

    I have a Southern Living Book that was published years ago and I still pull it out at Christmas time for inspiration. I would love to have a new one. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

  191. Looks like so much fun! Thanks for the opportunity!

  192. The book looks awesome. I would just love to add it to my library! What a great giveaway!

  193. Merry Christmas! I enjoy your blog. Love looking thru Southern Living books. 🙂

  194. Merry Christmas, Rhoda! Please throw my name in the hat. I had considered buying that book at a SL@H party I attended. The picture w/ the Annalee elves was the inspiration for my Christmas table this year.

  195. Merry Christmas to you Rhoda! Hope you had a blessed holiday! If you get a chance please stop by to see my open house.
    I’m a big fan of Southern Living and subscribe to the magazine. I’d love to own this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  196. Merry Christmas! I love your blog and the Southern Living book looks awesome. Thank you for an opportunity to win! Keep up the great work in 2010.

  197. That book looks like it has lots of beautiful pictures to inspire me. I would love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  198. Rhoda- You HAVE to go see It’s Complicated! The movie is hilarious- but the decor in Meryl Streep’s house is even better! It is totally gorgeous and inspiring, even better than Something’s Gotta Give. Check it out and let me know what you think. . . 🙂

  199. I am from Canada, but I’d love to win!

  200. Merry Christmas, Dearest Rhoda!

  201. Betsey Allred says:

    Merry Christmas Wonderful Rhoda!!! Thank you for all your hard work!!! 🙂

  202. I have collected Christmas with Southern Living since the 1980s. I love this book!

  203. I have a couple “Christmas with Southern” Living books and love them too. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  204. Frances Jackson says:

    Hi Rhoda, Your post Christmas plans sound good to me! Time to slow down a little and recoup. Love Southern Living!

  205. Rhoda, Merry Christmas to you. Isn’t it nice to be home for Christmas and have the family come to you! I would love to win that book. Southern Living always does a great job.

  206. I love Southern Living – great travel ideas, decorating hints and recipes!

  207. Merry Chirstmas Rhoda. I love to read your posts….you don’t know this, but we have coffee together every morning! 🙂 The book looks fabulous.

  208. merry christmas and happy new year!!

  209. I’ve been wanting to start collecting these for so long. I love to look thru my friends every time I’m at her house.

    Merry Christmas!

  210. Looks like the Southern Living book is a good combination of classy and whimsy! Trust you had a joy-filled CHRISTmas!

  211. I enjoy reading the Southern Living magazines.
    This new Christmas book looks like it has alot of inspirational ideas I would love to win a copy.

  212. Hope you and your family had a wonderful, blessed Christmas! A dear friend recommended me to your blog and it is wonderful! I’m lovin’ it!

  213. Merry Christmas! I love all of Southern Living’s ideas and would be so happy to have this book tucked away to inspire next year’s decorating ideas. Thank you for entering me in your giveaway!

  214. Enjoy your blog so much! Would love to win the book! thanks

  215. I LOVE Southern Living & would love to win the book. I love reading your blog!

  216. Elizabeth Hunt says:

    Merry Christmas to you Rhoda and all those you love. Your Christmas sounds perfect. Again, I must tell you how I love your blog.

  217. Merry Christmas. I have several of those books from years past, but not this past year. Would love to add it to my collection.

  218. Merry Christmas Rhoda. Love you blog! Would love to win the Southern Living book.

  219. Happy Holidays…thank you so much for all the inspiration this year. I look forward to more next year! (the Southern Living books are Amazing…half of our Christmas yummies were right out of 2004! I would LOVE to add this one to my two….)

  220. Fabulous christmnas decorations! I really love the green stockings. I always wanted to push the Christmas theme beyond redness, but haven’t had the guts to do so yet. Definitely inspired by looking at your stockings!

  221. Very nice post! Merry Christmas.

  222. Hi Rhoda,

    Thanks for all of the great holiday posts. I would love to add the 2009 edition to my Southern Living collection. They make great coffee table books to put out during the holiday season!!!

    Happy Holdiays

  223. Merry Christmas! Would love a copy. Thanks!

  224. Merry Christmas Rhoda! Have a blessed holiday!

  225. Thanks for providing entertainment and inspiration with your blog Rhoda. Can’t wait to visit in 2010.


  226. I pray you have a beautiful Christmas, Rhoda. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and decorating ideas with us. It’s really helped me see that I don’t need to spend a lot to create a beautiful ambiance in my home. I’m very thankful for those ideas these days since losing my job. Hope to see more wonderful ideas from you in the new year.

  227. Melissa Kuhlman says:

    Hope you have a blessed Christmas season. The book looks so beautiful!

  228. Rhoda…love your blog! Thanks for the chance to win…Southern Living is my favorite. Thanks! Maureen

  229. Rhoda,

    I would love to win the book. But, may I ask (another) favor? Around this time of year I get in the organizing mode. I need to go with it while it’s here!! 🙂 One of my questions to you who seems so organized is, do you pack up ALL of your Christmas stuff, where do you store it, and do you keep things like vases, flowers, urns, etc. out to use during other times of the year? And if so, where in the heck do you store all of those? I know you are so good about getting back to your readers, which is why you are at the top of my list, so I truly appreciate any reply.

    Happy Holidays

  230. A Southern Living book would be perfect for this ‘northern’ girl … Hope you had a great Christmas with your family Rhoda.

  231. Merry Christmas! What a lovely book.

  232. Love Southern Living, thanks for the giveaway!! Merry Christmas;)

  233. Rhoda, You are my inspiration ! You have such wonderful ideas. Have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year. I would love to win the Southern Living Book.

  234. Rhoda, I’ve enjoyed your blog so much. Southern Living is not only the way we live, but also is reflected in our home. Please, keep sharing all the good ideas with us. Thanks!

  235. I don’t seem to have the time I need to blog, or maybe I don’t have all the “tech” knowledge that I need to know to blog! But I sure do enjoy logging on each night after work and looking at your wonderful and informational blog.
    Have a Blessed New Year!

  236. Rhoda, I made the post-Christmas sales today (9 hours of shopping to be exact) and want you to know I bought a few things specifically so I could be prepared next year to make a mailbox swag much like you made. Thanks for the great idea. Can’t wait to try it.

  237. I really enjoy visiting your blog, thanks for sharing.

  238. Thanks Rhoda! I hope I win!

  239. oh my goddness- I meant to leave a comment earlier and then forgot- whew! so glad I got in before you closed it. I would LOVE to have that book. I have 2 already and they are my go to during my tea time 🙂

  240. Merry Christmas Rhonda- thank you for all your inspiration through out the year!@


  241. What a nice book. I am promising myself right now to allow enough advance time to prepare and decorate next year!!! It sounds like you enjoyed a nice, relaxing time with family. Perfect. Happy New Year!

  242. What a fun giveaway! Christmas is such a great time for a giveaway! I am doing a blog makeover giveaway all week long – so anyone is welcome to come leave a comment for a chance to win!

  243. Love your blog, it’s so much fun to read, and I wish I could decorate like you! I promise I would read the book cover to cover if I win. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  244. Your Christmas blog made me feel as if I were there. Fun to hear how other familys celebrate the holiday. We, on the opposite side of the US enjoyed the same potato casserole that you made. I would love to have the book to enjoy. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  245. Rhoda,
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas and enjoyed!
    Please put me in for the Southern Living book giveaway!

  246. Meredith weber says:

    Love Southern Living and love your site! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  247. Rhoda I hope your Christmas was wonderful! What a nice giveaway. Please include me! Thank you. ♥

  248. Oh my! I would LOVE that book. Please include me ~ I’d really appreciate it!

    I’m glad you had a wonderful Christmas ~ an early Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

  249. Rhoda,
    Happy Holidays!! Your site is an inspiration and makes me wish I lived close to your shopping area so I too could shop where you shop! Please include me in the SL give away! Thank you.

  250. Marlyn Erskine says:

    Love your blogs. Would love to win the Southern Living 20009 book. Happy New Year!

  251. What a great book!! I would love this in my collection!!

  252. Ah! Beautiful blogging! Love your moss wreaths and table decor. Your food looked divine too:) The 2009 SL book looks wonderful! So many great ideas….love those bells on the wreath, and the whimisical elves head first in the candy dish. First time seeing your blog, love it!!!!!!

  253. What a great book…..please add my name to the hat….thanks love your blog…Pat H

  254. Loved checking in on your Christmas decorations. They’ve been a feast for the eyes! I would love to add this book to my collection!

  255. Rhoda, I love your blog and visit it often. I would love to win the book so please enter me in the drawing. Blessings to you and yours!!

  256. Thank you for a wonderful year of inspiration. Winning the book would be fabulous, but the biggest thanks goes to you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  257. shirley whitley says:

    I would love to win this book!! I have loved seeing all of your decorations during this holiday season, everything has been beautiful. Thanks for all the inspiration! Happy New Year to you and yours.

  258. Merry Christmas Rhoda! I planned on being back home (Enterprise) for the holidays but I just broke my leg so we’re staying here in NJ this year.


  259. Wow! You sure know how to deck the halls!!! Please enter me in the book give away. I surely need some inspiration for the new year. Bless you and love your blog.

  260. I really enjoy your blog! Merry Christmas!

  261. Mary Ann Parker says:

    Looks like a great book! I have the cookbook that you blogged about in your Christmas update. I think I might have picked it up at a yardsale, but it’s neat to know you have a connection to it. It does have some great recipes! I love those church cookbooks and grab them when I see them.

  262. Hi Rhoda! Looks like a wonderful book. I would love to win it. Please enter me in your giveaway. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

  263. Wow – great giveaway! This book would really help me get it together to decorate my new (old) home next Christmas.

  264. I love Southern Living and the book looks so fabulous!

  265. I’d love some new inspiration for next year’s Christmas.

  266. Southern Living Books are my favorite – and I didn’t feel like I could get one this year, so I was thrilled with your giveaway!

  267. What a great book! I love all things Christmas, both cooking and decorating.

  268. Sole Ravendo says:

    Love everything about Christmas! Awesome book!

  269. Cindy Logan says:

    Southern Living is the best and I would love to have a copy of this book:) Pick me, Pick me!!

  270. Oh my gosh I love the whole thing you have done for the table… Pretty plates… IS Southern Living where you come up with some of these ideas?? If it is, I really need that book. Please put my name in the hat. SANDI.

  271. Love that book! What a cute giveaway!

  272. I just love looking through books myself, over and over and over…you get the picture. Please include me in the drawing. Blessings, Debbie

  273. Love southern living!! These are great pics. Glad to hear you had a fabulous Christmas!

  274. Thanks for all your great holiday posts this year, Rhoda! I wasn’t quite ready for it all myself and hope to do much better next year. Thanks also for the opportinuity to win a fun book. Fingers crossed… Tracy

  275. Tina Shearer says:

    I love the Southern Living Christmas Books. I have some really old ones that I go back to every year!!! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  276. I would love a copy of Southern Living. Thanks for all the how to’s on your blog.
    Happy New Year!


  277. Oh I would love to win that!!

  278. i would love to win this!!

  279. GracieXDoes says:

    Please! enter me, Rhoda. I love these books, but being back in school, I have been unable to afford them the last couple of years. =)

  280. I would so love to have this ’09 version! I have the ’03 book and use it every Christmas season for decorating inspiration and all the delicious recipes!

  281. I would love to add this to my collection. Count me in 🙂

  282. Happy holidays, Rhoda!! I’ve loved spending time with you (well, your blog!) this year. Hoping you make it to the Big Apple in 2010. 🙂

    And I’m hooked on Southern Living now. I mentioned buying my first copy this fall and I think a subscription may be in my world in the new year. Love it!

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