Holiday Magazine – Available Now

October 3, 2011

I’m so excited to share some big news with you!  A few days ago I received an email letting me know that Holiday Magazine is now available!  Perhaps you recall that day in July I spent shooting with Matthew at my house. You can see all of our styling and the feature revealed on the pages of the new Holiday.

Holiday Magazine with Matthew Mead will be sold on newsstands later in the season, however there is an expanded keepsake issue ready right now for purchase. The keepsake edition is bigger and contains additional pages of beautiful holiday ideas, recipes, and projects.

holiday cover matthew mead

The expanded issue can be ordered online to arrive directly in your mailbox before the newsstand edition is available.  Expert stylist Matthew Mead creates a simple yet spectacular holiday for you with creative ideas for handmade crafts, unique gifts, elegant decorations, and scrumptious edibles. This special issue includes so much inspiration from the Christmas cookies to seasonal home makeovers to exquisite paper crafts. Inside you’ll find contributions from bloggers including Stephanie Nielson (The NieNie Dialogues), Tricia Foley, Living Locurto, Savour Fare, Brooklyn Limestone and me! 

I was so honored to be included in this issue and to work side by side with Matthew. For the magazine, I recreated our New Year’s Eve buffet table in a fresh color palette of vivid pinks paired with lime green. You’ll read about our New Year’s Eve traditions and a party that’s incomplete without the three C’s: cheesecake, chocolate, and champagne.   

champagne and cheesecake on table



I created some simple party horns just for Matthew with bubbly inspired scrapbook papers (you’ll see some of my other DIY crafts too).  

diy pink party horns for matthew mead


Inside the magazine, you’ll find even more Christmas inspiration from my home in shades of pink and green – we know you’ll love it!  Who’s that handsome little elf?  I think I know him…

pink and green christmas centsational girl

I do have more pictures and a behind the scenes look at our photo shoot, but I’ll save those for later in the holiday season.  This video shows you a glimpse of everything else you’ll see inside the pages of Holiday with Matthew Mead.

The good news is you can purchase the expanded keepsake version of Matthew Mead Holiday today, right now, right here.  

Matthew also has a new collection of decorative items for entertaining for sale – his online site is opening very soon. This is the lovely Three Tiered Stand from his collection.

tiered holiday stand

Want to win it? 

Share the video on your blog, your Facebook page, or on Twitter, then leave a comment here on this post stating you did so, and you’ll be entered to win the tiered stand above. Giveaway ends Wednesday October 5th at 8 p.m. PST, one winner chosen at random. 

FYI, the Fall Craft Link Party will post tomorrow, 6 a.m. PST – see you there! 



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50 Responses to “Holiday Magazine – Available Now”

  1. tinajo says:

    Looks like a great magazine! :-)

  2. I enjoyed last year’s Matthew Mead holiday magazine, and this one looks just as good!

  3. The photos you shared are beautiful! I can’t wait to see more. Shared the video on twitter! I would love that tiered stand for the holidays!

  4. LindaSonia says:

    Can’t wait to see the inside of this magazine – it looks fabulous!

  5. Rachel says:

    I can’t wait to get a copy…it looks great!

  6. Susan says:

    Ooooh, I can’t wait!! I shared the video on my Twitter Page for all my friends to see. Hopefully the magazine will be out soon so they can all get started!! The photos are beautiful and I know they are just the tip of the iceberg!!

  7. Patricia says:

    I shared the video on my blog grammygoodwill@ I can’t wait to see that magazine. Beautiful dreaming ahead for me.

  8. Beth W. says:

    I shared the video on facebook. I look forward to reading the magazine.

  9. Sara says:

    I shared the video on my blog! Thanks.

  10. LisaInCT says:

    Congrats on being published! :) I’ve shared the video link on my FB page… hope to win the great tiered stand!

  11. Christine says:

    I shared the video on my fb page. The magazine looks beautiful!

  12. annelies says:

    What a great magazine….inspiration PLUS!!!! I have some great ideas for that stand. Keeping my lucky fingers crossed!!!

  13. Kathy Teeter says:

    Posted to Face Book. Looks like a great inspiration for holiday decorating. Thanks Kate!

  14. Andrea says:

    Two magazines in one season….good for you! You deserve it, though, as you have a fab home and fab styling =)

  15. Laurel says:

    Shared on facebook. It looks so good!

  16. Erin Young says:

    i shared this video on twitter. :)

  17. I enjoyed the Holidays with Matthew Mead video. It is very refreshing and I added the link to my blog Thank you for all the lovely inspiration.

  18. Can’t wait to see all the beauty you put together!

  19. GawgusThings says:

    This all looks great! XX

  20. Gail P. says:

    Looks like a great issue..Shared on face book!

  21. CherylM. says:

    WOW … this stand would be fabulous for the holidays!!

  22. Cheryl says:

    This magazine looks like it will be wonderful eye candy…. love this stand

  23. Looks like some incredible holiday inspiration in the magazine…just shared it on face book!

  24. Beautiful! Shared on twitter!

  25. This puts me in the holiday mood! Got to make it through Thanksgiving first. I do love the way the Christamas decorations look. So festive.

  26. jen says:

    shared on facebook!!! would do anything for christmas..listening to christmas music right now!!!! hahaha. thanks for the chance!

  27. Can’t wait to buy this!

  28. Andrea says:

    These photos look wonderful! And it is never too early to get started on the holidays. Congratulations on being included in the magazine, I can’t wait to get it!

  29. Shirley Cowan says:

    The post was great and the magazine looks like it has some really good holiday decorating ideas. I shared the site on my FB page. Would love to win the tiered tray. Thanks for the chance.

  30. Tanya says:

    How beautiful! But no Canadian delivery? )=

  31. Wendy says:

    OOoooh I would love to win this little treat….sharing on my blog!!!

    Christmas is right around the corner…drag out all your decorations and got your “ho ho ho” on!!


  32. Christie says:

    i shared it on Facebook!

  33. Christie says:

    Love it. Shared on Facebook!

  34. Debra L says:

    I shared the video on Twitter @Lealee33. Looks like a great magazine!

  35. Melissa McHardy says:

    I posted the video link to my FB page.

  36. Kate Faircloth says:

    I have to get this magazine! I posted on Facebook for all to see!

  37. charli says:

    I tweeted it! twitter user ocdtime, btw. This would be so great to have for all the holidays I host parties for!

  38. Ellen says:

    shared the video link on my FB page….

  39. Love the tiered stand! I shared the video on Twitter!

  40. Jerri C. says:

    I shared on my FB….Love the holiday inspiration. I can’t wait to receive a copy and I would love to win this MM stand. Thanks CG.

  41. Kathy Ellis says:

    I posted the video on my facebook page, ooohhh, I love that cake stand!

  42. Stephanie says:

    I posted it on Facebook. Love the stand!!

  43. Misty Munn says:

    Wow…what inspiration!!! I cant wait to see the magazine in its entirety!!! I shared on my blog at!!!

  44. Jenn says:

    I shared this video on FB. I’m going to order my copy right now. Thank you! :)

  45. Heather says:

    Shared on Facebook! only 12 weeks till Christmas!

  46. Nicole says:

    I shared the video on twitter. The magazine looks great!

  47. I shared the video on Facebook! Oh, I can’t wait to get that magazine!! it looks so wonderful!

  48. Olivia Juenke says:

    Shared on FB!

  49. congratulations on your contributions to the magazine – and I think I recognize that cute little elf too :) handsome rascal!

  50. Barb says:

    Congrats on your magazine!! How amazing! I’m a hometown fan of yours, any chance you would sign copies of the mag for all your fans at our local Copperfields Bookstore?? It’s always so great to see hometown folks making it big in the world! How amazing would it be to have a huge launch party there, I’m sure buckets of people would come?!?! ;-)

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