here ya go!
let’s start with the tree.
yes, it’s fake.
sorry to disappoint, but after a few years of forcing my husband and his allergies to suffer through the christmas season, we (he) decided it wasn’t worth it.
and i must say the only thing i miss is the smell of a real tree.
the convenience and overall cost savings far outweigh missing out on the smell.
the tree is mostly covered in balls, breakable at the top, plastic at the bottom.
i stood by my promise to not buy any christmas decor this season, but i did have some stuff in my cart a few times!
i’m hoping to hit a great after-christmas sale and get more ornaments (balls) to fill up the tree.
i’m kind of into going obnoxious/gaudy for some reason.
also on the tree are picture frames filled with friends and family.
the kids love looking at all the pics.
and my mom gets each of the kids an ornament each year – stars for gracie, snowflakes for lily, and reindeer or silas.
this year i also added some random long strings on pearls.
i’d love to get some more colorful beaded strands another year.
now on to the mantle.
the birdcages are always great for seasonal decorating.
the big one got the same treatment as last year,
and the little one holds a cakeplate full of glittered candlesticks and plastic crystal bling.
ah, the feather wreath again!
yes, i’m wearing a big fuzzy robe.
and it was the middle of the day.
leave me alone, i’m on vacation.
ok, so i’m always in my pajamas, but isn’t that one of the bennies of homeschooling?