Our house has never been a Christmas Lite house. In fact, if my husband had it his way, the house would be Christmas Extra Bold (both TM A’Dell.) If it were up to him it would be hard to differentiate our house from the north pole. Fortunately for all of us, it’s not entirely up to him, but it’s pretty darn Christmassy here.
In fact, it should probably tell me something that we haven’t really increased the number of Christmas decorations in our new, bigger house, and we still have more decorations than we know what to do with.
Okay, we have increased the number of decorations. After putting up the tree and hanging the stockings, I started to hate our couch with it’s boring pillows. I fell in love with pretty much every single option from Pottery Barn, but not so much in love with their prices. I found some very suitable substitutes at Target and my husband surprised me by buying them, along with a matching blanket, and setting them up while I was upstairs doing something. I literally gasped when I came downstairs, and that doesn’t happen very often. My husband is a terrible secret keeper and he can’t WAIT to tell you about something that he’s gotten for me. This was truly a surprise, and a very good one at that.
I’m very much in the Christmas spirit already. I made salt dough ornaments today with the intent to use them as gift tags. I was kind of expecting them to look okay on their own, without any sort of embellishment, but I don’t love them. They look like a cookie, and not a particularly tasty one.
Maybe they’ll look better if I paint them? (Also, who needs to find new cookie sheets under the Christmas tree this year?)
I’ve been bitten by the Christmas crafting bug, and I plan to get the supplies to make yarn Christmas trees, and a yarn wreath. I think they both have just the right amount of whimsy for the playroom, with is currently a Christmas-free zone, unless you count the endless viewings of the Curious George Christmas special and Elf on a Shelf today.
Are you crafting? Watching holiday movies? (We’ll be watching Elf momentarily.) Or are you simply annoyed by all of the Christmas talk even though it’s still December?