|Jason hates curtains. You win some, you lose some.|
I was honestly not in the Christmas spirit enough to want to decorate this year, but of course I did! Things did not go as planned, but, I love a good holiday home tour. I think it’s fascinating to see the different ideas everyone comes up with; there are some amazingly talented decorators out there (I am not one of them).
On New Year’s Eve last year, I took down all of my Christmas decorations. I was sicker and in more pain than I’d ever been, so I threw caution to the wind. The lights on our pre-lit tree had stopped working mid-season, and, to speed up the process, I cut some of the lights loose and stuffed the tree haphazardly into the box. I treated everything else the same way. I went to urgent care on New Year’s Day and was diagnosed with a sinus infection, but it was actually an abscessed tooth and shattered septum. So, I forgave myself in the cleanup department.
However… when I began the decorating process this year, I hit a few snags. The lights on our tree are obviously dead and I CANNOT remove them. Please send help. Some of the branches are broken from being shoved into a box. My garland, ribbons, and a huge chunk of my ornaments molded after a snow globe busted in one of my storage containers. And so on. We decided to forgo a new tree at this time and both agreed a real one would be too messy in our dry, carpeted living room. In spite of all the first world problems, I am thankful for how it came together. That’s not what the season is about anyway, is it?
|Print from The Paper Exchange shop on Etsy.|
|Print from lindsayletters.com|
Thanks for stopping by to see a few of my favorite things around the house! And sorry the pictures are placed in such a wonky manner… Blogger is a real jerk.
|Thisclose to being our only Christmas tree.|