How's that for a lame-o completely unoriginal title?
So, we set up our Christmas tree last week! We were trapped in our house Thursday night due to the snow and icy road conditions, so... why not put the tree up? It felt like a Christmas-y thing to do with snow on the ground and cold weather conditions! We decided to make it a family affair-- we popped a huge bowl of popcorn and let Caleb stay up to "help" us. It was as
And, here is the finished product!
My ornaments are blue and gold.
A little on the unconventional side, but I like it!
I even set up a mini-version in the kitchen. This used to be our main Christmas tree-- we finally had enough room to upgrade to a big one when we moved into this house.
It makes me feel festive while I cook.
Now, there is still one element that I'm undecided on. The tree skirt. I don't have a normal tree skirt since most of the ones available for purchase in the stores are either too expensive or too ugly. Instead, I went through my fabric collection and found two pieces that could be wrapped around the base of the tree in place of a skirt. Unfortunately, I can't decide which one I like better. Here are the two options:
This one says:
"Hi! I'm traditional. If you're feeling safe today, choose me. BTW, I'd make great throw pillows for your living room post Christmas."
And then there's this one. It says (I'm using 'it' because I can't decide on a gender):
"Hi! I'm modern! If you're interested in a tree skirt with a nautical side, choose me! I am a nice compliment to the blue ornaments on your tree."
I also like.
Again... option 1.
And, option 2.
Who knew maternity leave could be filled with so many stressful decisions?
Which would you choose?