Friday, November 27, 2009

It smells like Christmas spirit

Now that Thanksgiving is done and over. Albeit there is more turkey left. Which is good thing. 

But now more then ever I am so ready to get started on Christmas. 

Weird Alert: Christmas has always been my least favorite holiday. 

I can't quite explain it, but it just is.

But now that I am a mother, I am shaking inside with excitement of the music, the smells, the decorations, the bustle, the hustle. The wrapping paper, the love, and maybe, just maybe even some snow.

Last year we decorated the outside of the house for the first time and it was pretty weak looking back. 

I think it took us 5 or 6 trips to Walmart and Target to finish getting just this little amount of lights. Still wasn't enough.

I did of course put up a Christmas tree which I called the "Candy Tree" because it reminded me of, yup. Candy.

But this year I want to go all out with outside decorations and inside.

We're planning on doing the tree next weekend. I would actually like to go to a Christmas tree farm to cut it down ourself.

Seems like a fun family tradition to start.

My only concern is how do you keep a toddling toddler away from the tree?

 Click these links for a few examples of things I'm thinking of doing.

Better Homes & Garden- Indoor decorating 

Gumdrop wreath  (this will be perfect if I keep the same tree theme)

Outdoor basket


Outdoor wreath option

Window wreath

Carnation wreath

Outdoor wreath

Outdoor tree lighting

Outdoor lighting
Urn topper



  1. Following from MBC - I love Christmas too! Hope you can make it over to my blog soon. Have a great day!

  2. I've always enjoyed Christmas but after having my children it definitely became more exciting! We never do much on the outside of the house though and like you I'm planning to do more this time.

    Following from MBC.

  3. hi.... I just got your ornament today!!
    it is soo cute, thank you

    happy holiday decorating... i am starting also


  4. I love the season from Thanksgiving all the way through!, I love, love the excitement with having children, oh we cut down our tree last yr. will be doing it again, it was soooo much fun kids had a blast :-)


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