holiday decorations

They all came down this weekend and then, it snowed! Finally we get our Christmas snow. I ran around and took a bunch of photos before it all came down. We had a very gray December so I didn't post a lot of festivness actually during the season. I know you're all drinking kale smoothies right now and not in holiday mood but just real quick…

This year I decided we were a little tree heavy upstairs and lacking in the basement so I repurposed the "handmade tree" (artificial tree we have up in the family room where we hang lots of handmade ornaments) into the "nerd tree" to go downstairs with work-from-home Tim and near Oscar's xbox station. We gathered all our nerdy sci fi/toy ornaments (mostly robots) and then bought a few more (video game/star wars). Excited to have another tree to collect for.


New to the tree this year were a little ceramic bear and a Suzy Ultman matryoshka doll from Crate and Barrel and this little felt sequined star from Macy's. I think that was it. I had my eye on a few other things but nothing made it til after xmas sales. I need to stop thinking that's going to work for me. There was a lot of cute stuff at Target that I didn't really need so I thought I'd pick up after holiday. All gone. And of course now I'm convinced I needed it!


The white bottle brush trees went up with the gingerbread houses again this year. I love the white against the white wall. The kids did a great job on the houses again this year and I'm still happy with my decision to never try to make gingerbread houses from scratch. The premade kits keep everyone happy.


One thought on “holiday decorations

  1. stephanie says:

    This year, we bought gingerbread house cutters at Michaels and they made all the difference! I wish they weren’t as flimsy as they are but it made the whole process of homemade gingerbread house so much more manageable.

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