time to play a little catch up with some blog posts.
they have been sitting in cyberspace, half finished.
patiently waiting their turn.
i put the Christmas tree up 2 weeks before thanksgiving.
by far the earliest i have ever done that.
last year i didn't even bother...since we were here for Christmas.
this year, it made it up in record time.
just lights. baby's breath. pinecones. and bows.
i wanted it perfect.
like in a magazine.
now, not so much.
now i fill it up with lots of different things.
things that have meaning.
things i like.
and things with glitter... lots of it.
25 % glittered & blingy things.
25 % police related things.
45 % animal related things.
2 % hairdresser things.
2 % actual Christmas themed things that don't fit into above categories.
1 % disappointment....you'll see what i mean further down :)
hmm....that doesn't seem fair.
i guess being an animal or police officer has it's perks when it comes
to Christmas ornaments.
and no tree is complete without one of these lurking under it.
i'm afraid if santa see's it he will laugh and leave us nothing.
maybe i should of asked him for a winning season.
my guess is, even santa couldn't pull that off.
we actually got the outside lights up before thanksgiving also.
not as early as the tree, but early enough to have perfect weather.
craig gets the honor of lighting the roof and peak.
i get up there only to hold the ladder.
we bought LED lights 5 yrs ago and this is the first year we had a small section
that decided not to work.
it's on the porch railing in the greenery, and i really could care less.
in years past it would of drove me crazy...
but this year i must have got wacked on the head by the zen fairy.
they are made from heavy duty paper plates.
i used the dessert size, but you could make ginormous ones with the dinner plate size.
paint on your design.
add a little red glitter glue to make it pop.
coat it with spray glitter.
glue both side together.
wrap in cellophane and tie cute ribbon on both ends.
you only have to paint one side since that's all that will be showing.
wondering if i made them...and how i did it.
so far they've all been nice :)
i bought this cute rudolph at a auction a couple of years ago.
he used to live in a drinking establishment downtown.
now he lives with us.
after his former life, he must think we are really boring.
with all the lights and decorations up...but alas my zen self doesn't.
but i do have pictures of the inside decorations....well some of them anyway.
oh...and i almost forgot to mention, miley let me use her normal blog day so i could
get caught up on my posts.
she will be back next week, if not sooner.
she say's i owe her big time...
she suggested a nice big bone would do the trick,
or locking the cat outside for the night.
we went with the bone :)
9 months ago