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Monday, November 30, 2009

It's Official...

Tis The Season To Be Jolly, Fa-la-la-la-la, La-la-la-la.

Finally, I can decorate! Although Wal-Mart, and other retail stores put Christmas decorations up and out, before Halloween, I observe the Thanksgiving rule. And it's on!

Tonight, the children and I will drag the tree and decorations downstairs, and our tree trimming, and hall decking will commence. I've visited several shops, and got some really good ideas. We're adding a few more decorations to the tree, and the house. I'm even considering adding a second tree.

While visiting various shops, I learned about decorating with mesh. It's beautiful on tree's, the fireplace, over doors, just about anywhere you can put garland. Most important, it's inexpensive! A 10-ft roll is about $10.

I absolutely must have the SMELL of Christmas in my house! It's a cinnamony slash piney kind of fragrance. It's hard to describe, but if you smell it... you'll know. Walking into one of the shops I visited recently, the smell of Christmas, hit me in the face, (that's actually the name). Immediately, I knew I had to have it! Their potpourri is outrageously pricey. Now I'm on the hunt for a less expensive potpourri, candle, or oil.

It's going to take us a week to decorate. No, it's not that I plan to do THAT much decorating. But, I do plan to do more than usual, and I don't want to scare Mr. Husband. Too much at one time might send him in to holiday shock. A little bit at a time, and he'll be okay, and he'll not wonder just how much I've spent.

How do you plan to decorate for the holidays?


thatgirlblogs said...

we're getting started this weekend. I usually do just one room that's over the top, because if I do the whole house, it's constant kitten patrol...

MelADramatic Mommy said...

I told my husband I want to decorate earlier this year. It's so much effort not to enjoy the look for more than 2 weeks.

hurstburst said...

I'm with you on observing Thanksgiving first.

I have a "mall tree" with perfectly matching decorations and ornaments (and, funny that you mention it - mesh) in my front entryway. Then I have the family tree in the family room, with mismatched lights and all the ornaments that really mean something to us - the ones the kids have made and the ones people we love have given us.

My mantel and banisters are decorated with greenery and white lights - which I'll get to sometime this week. Ugh!

Krystal Grant said...

A whole week to decorate? I bet your house looks fantastic. All I did was stick a few balls on my tree and call it a day! Now I might go to the store and buy a few stockings to hang on the fire place.

African American Mom said...

I am really behind but this weekend I hope to have a our (semi) winter wonderland going full on.

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