Now that I've given you a few snapshots of my interior decoration (trees, curtains), its time to share with you what else I've got going on.

 Mistletoe Mickey and Minnie

 My favorite Christmas card

 My curtains (again)

Matching Mantle (and menorah)

 Coffee Table Decor

 A festive wreath on a festive door

 Tabletop decoration in my entryway

Old family Christmas photos from 30ish years ago.  The one on the right is my brother, me (I'm the crying baby in Santa's lap) and distant cousins.  The Santa in both photos is my grandfather

Real vs Fake trees

If you've seen my facebook page you already know it...

I purchased a pink (PINK!) Christmas tree. 

(the happy couple)

here it is at home with my other trees (yes, its true, I have 3 indoors and one more outdoors)

I struggled this year because I've always been a 'fake' Christmas tree kinda girl (yes, I know many of us are on opposite sides of this argument but for the sake of Christmas and peace on earth, let's not argue!)... 

(pardon the phone pic)

Now that I'm a big girl and live in a big girl house, I actually need a big (er... larger) tree.  And being the frugal girl I am, I am waiting for the after Christmas sales before I get one.  So... in the mean time... I delayed and delayed and delayed getting a real (as in real life - not fake an real sized) tree.  

Turns out my eyes were bigger than my living room and I purchased a behemoth and here it is, crammed into my living room corner with a permanant seat on my sofa. 

(Again, pardon the phone pic)
So... as for my big girl / big tree purchase next week.. I'm leaning towards a traditionally non-traditional tree (meaning: anything but evergreen).  Some may argue down the road I may want to go more traditional... and I guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it... but for now, I just want all of my Christmases to be like this: 


Christmas Prank

Not too long ago, I was out downtown with my siblings and cousin on a warm summer night.  In the window of a candy store, teenage girls were fawning all over a famous teenage idol cardboard cut out, taking pictures with it and being... well, teenage girls. . 

Scott decided to join in the fun and luckily I had my camera handy

 (I don't know what's up with his hand placement - weird!)

Fast forward three or four months....  I got a little bored (at work) and decided to have some fun.  With help from a little elf, I was able to snag his BFF's home addresses, and this year, Scott's friends and family received this in the mail:

Christmas Curtains

I love love love my living room drapes.

And when I came across a bright green Christmas print,
I figured I had to make Christmas drapes!

Now I love love love my Christmas drapes!!