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Christmas Decorations

I LOVE CHRISTMAS!  The reds and greens and garlands and wreaths and glitter, I love the fact that you can glitter ANYTHING for Christmas and get away with it.  My house is not as decked out as I would like it, but being newlyweds we just don’t have the money to afford all the beautiful decorations that I would love to have, we’ll accumulate it over the next several years.

One of my favorite decorations we have currently is our advent calendar, which I’ve been talking about recently because of our homemade Christmas!

I made my advent calendar last year because those tiny ones just were not what I wanted.  I just used cute decorative lunch bags, chip board numbers, a little glitter, some kitchen twine and Command hooks. Between this and our October engagement party where I glittered lots of spiders and skeletons and pumpkins for an awesome wreath and party decorations, we’re still trying to get the glitter off the floor and everything we own…it’s totally worth it!  Here are a few close ups of the individual days!

There is also the tree, which is of course the focal point.  It’s full of ornaments that mean something to either me or the mister or both of us!  We try to get ornaments from each trip we take, as well as an ornament to remember the year by.  We have a snowtflake for our first Christmas together in 2007, a really sad clear ball with horrible writing on the front and glitter and crystals inside to remember 2008.  We actually have 3 ornaments to remember 2009 by, but it was the year we got engaged, so it was a big year, our Just Engaged ornament, which I still need to put the date on, a cute picture frame with a picture of us playing in the snow, and a bronzed leaf from Mammoth Cave, we bought on the day we got engaged there.  This year we have a bride and groom to commemorate the year we got married, awww, how cute!

I almost forgot about the ball we bought on our honeymoon at Sandals Antigua!

I love having all these decorations out, even though it effects the set up of my living room.  It will make me sad to take it all down at the end of them month!

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I’m working on it!

Well, it’s been a buy couple of weeks.  Between work and prepping for the upcoming semester and animals and husband and our homemade Christmas I just haven’t had time.  I have been crafting, but seeing as the Mister reads my blog I can’t blog about the awesome crafts that I’ve been working on for him.  Let me explain.

We spent a lot on our wedding, way more than we should have, but it was amazing and if I had to redo it the only thing I would change would be our heifer wedding planner who was basically useless….but, that’s another post!  Last year I made an awesome advent calendar with cute chrimtmasy paper lunch bags, so it’s huge, and we decided to just do that this year.  We gave ourselves $20 each to spend on supplies and we have to make all of our gifts.  It was pretty difficult coming up with 12 different handmade gifts for the mister, but I did it, I think, I might have to rethink a few.  As the days in December click by I will be blogging about the gifts that I’ve given him, don’t want to spoil the fun, the Mister HATES spoiled surprises, he tells me I spoil something ever year, maybe I do, but not on purpose!

The other project I’m working on is my office!  I’m so excited about this, but it’s slow going.  I’ve bought a beautiful desk from the Goodwill that I just need to sand and finish, then I can really start work on my space, I’ll let you know as I get things done.  The only thing so far is I’ve painted my office, from horrible green to beautiful chocolate brown, pics to come, I’ve got to get them off the camera.

I’m off to wake up the mister and to get our first married Thanksgiving started, I’m so excited about the holiday season with husband!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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