It’s our first Christmas in a house. The past 3 Christmases we were in an apartment and we had a tiny tree that was given to us. We accumulated about 6 total ornaments and we had 3 stockings my sister made me that we hung from a shelf. We did the best we could (eh we probably could have done better)… but this year it really feels like a Christmas home.
Mid October we bought a real sized fake tree. That was step 1…. since then I’ve bought items from Target to decorate the mantle (Peace stocking hooks and fake poinsettias).
I love that we have TWO fire places in our house… ya know for Santa.
I went Black Friday shopping at Kmart (sorry Target)… and bought things to trim a tree (can I just say decorate? trim sounds so pretentious). I bought the Sandra Lee stuff – I had NO idea she had a tree trimming (decorating) line! I loved it! But I was totally stumped… do I go gold? silver? purple blue red green omg I had no idea that you can like really really decorate a tree… I went for gold… and then red and green to match the tree skirt my grandma made me. THEN… I actually googled how to do it… like what order? I thought Sandra Lee would have like a video tutorial on how to do it… but I didn’t find one. Better Homes and Gardens had a 4 step tree decorating guide and it all was common sense.. I was just nervous. I probably could have called my mom… but ya know I felt it was a “no I do it” kinda thing.
Plain Tree with lights
The gold ribbon wrap
beads and bows
All the ornaments
The angel and the NF