It is December 5th and I have yet to put one single christmas decoration up.
We don't have a tree up yet due to family coming this week and one of them is allergic to a real tree.
I am in the holiday spirit, though
AND I have been pinning like a crazy person on Pinterest.
Since we wont have our tree up until NEXT weekend
I want to keep it simple as possible.
I want a very small tree
with a fun, odd shape.
Maybe I will wait and pick out the poor little fella that nobody wanted :)
I may even avoid pulling down the boxes of decor from the attic
and just run to the dollar store and get a few strings of lights [already marked down].
I have been crafting a lot of handmade ornaments so I will get my girls involved and have them help create tree decorations!
This tree [from pinterest] really got me inspired.
actually, the entire room embodies what I am craving this cristmas. Simplicity and quirky.
I already have a sequin pillow and never thought of using it as holiday decor.
Why is it that most people feel like they must live up to certain standards when it comes to christmas and the holidays?
I was telling a friend that we did'nt have our tree up yet and she almost hit the floor right then and there!!
She even offered to buy me an artificial tree.
JESUS woman, it is only 5 days into December.
Why must we complicate every good thing.
I enjoy christmas and I just really want to relax and take it all in.
I am going to spend time baking and crafting with my girls.
I am going to say no to invites that make me feel stressed.
I am not sending out cards.
I am only buying special gifts for special people in my life.
I am going to wrap each one with love and cute craft paper.
I am going to close my computer and breathe in the pure joy and wonder of christmas :)
I am going to hang pictures and cards and handmade garlad on my tree [when it is finally up].
and you know what else?
I am going to make a wreath for my front door out of the old newspapers from a box in the garage.
here are some pictures that have inspired me [from pinterest] over the last few weeks.
what's your christmas like this year?