A hot mess.
Am I the only one that destroys the entire house to decorate for Christmas?
It all comes together in the end...in the meantime - good luck finding clean underwear and something to eat.
I'm just about done though - not doing anything new or out of the ordinary this year. A tree of some sort in every room, snowflakes all over the ceiling - Charlie Brown lights on the camper and chicken coop.
As you know - I live for the vignette.
Honestly, I'm just not feeling super creative this year. I toyed around with the idea of only putting up a tree in the living room and calling it a day. I fear that if I do that once, I'll just keep doing it, and then ten years from now I'll think 'what have I done!?
I'll think that I missed out on something wonderful.
I swear I just put all this stuff away!
96% of my Christmas lights didn't work this year.
I mistakenly bought one small strand of LED warm white lights.
My eyeballs now feel like Swiss cheese.
What's up with those things?
They are much too brilliant.
I like the large solid color, old fashioned bulbs on the tree.
It's a great source of heat in this cold weather.
All the heat does dry the tree up pretty quick, but there's nothing like it to me. I need a real tree, with Charlie Brown lights, vintage ornaments, tinsel, popcorn and cranberries.
I think the most perfect tree is in the movie The Bishop's Wife
I can't decide for the life of me if I like that movie or not. I bought it - thought it was one of my 'must have Christmas movies to watch' - and now - I can't bring myself to watch it.
I adored it for two years, now I'm indifferent to it.
I haven't a clue why.
Oh...before I go on - thanks for the compliments on my coat.
No, it isn't vintage, but that's the reason I bought it. It looks vintage. The collar is removable. I got it at Target for $60 last winter. It's a size small - which tickles me to no end...and still fits somewhat even though my body has decidedly settled into a size M over the last year.
|Me and my sisters - circa 1965|
As far as baking goes this year, I've decided to bake three things.
Otherwise, my S coat will need to be L - and that ain't happening.
I'll make my traditional gingerbread men, and the peanut kiss cookies that Aaron adores - and I just want to make one other cookie -
What would you suggest? If you would - could you add a link in the comment to it? Might give us all some new ideas for Christmas baking!
be well, choose happy, live slow