The first annual Christmas Home Tour in Lake Bluff is December 5th. Romancing the Home is actively involved in 3 of the 5 homes on the tour. So yesterday the preparation began in my own home. Two of 8 trees were completed and one of four mantels was done! Glitter is everywhere and the place is a mess, perfectly normal in the middle of the process. At this point panic sets in as I realize the tour is 2 weeks from tomorrow! I hope my elves show up! P.S. Tickets are available to purchase at the store or at www. Christmaslakebluff.com.