Let Christmas BEGIN!

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).

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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.

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Plain Tree with lights

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The decorations

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The gold ribbon wrap

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beads and bows

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All the ornaments

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The angel and the NF

alison

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