“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!” ― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! We will be back after the holidays with new blogs, ideas and projects! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Christmas decorating at my home is done. Thank you to all those who have been with me since I started decorating Thanksgiving weekend. Isn’t it crazy that Christmas is already next week? The final installment of decorating at my house is the tree. We get a real tree every year; I prefer Fraser Fur. The needles are small but soft and the branches are sturdy. I have a lot of heavy ornaments so this is important to me. Each year, I go to the same local roadside guy for my tree.
Outside lights hung, check; Snowbabies collection display up, check; lighted garlands draped on banisters, check. Now, on to phase two of decorating my home for Christmas. Recently, I read a blog about trimming down bins and bins full of decorations. The blogger used the mantra “be ruthless not sentimental” and edited 20 bins by nearly a third. When I went into the attic for my phase two decorations, I thought, “I wish I had been ruthless last year.” LOL. Maybe in January. T
Christmastime is here! With Thanksgiving behind us; Black Friday and Cyber Monday gone, I almost feel like I'm late to the party with this blog! Let’s face it, I’ve hit the ground running with my Christmas decorating and there is still so much to do in the next five weeks. It’s hard not to get a little anxious. There is so much Christmas tradition at my house and I don’t want to give up on any of it. So, if you’re thinking this is going to be one of those pare down and simp