decorating the tree

It's DECEMBER! Fa la la la la, la la la LAAAAAAA. As much as I hate on the winter, it's pure magic in December-January through April, not so much... but for 31 days in the spirit of Christmas, bring on the snow- I don't even care. More reasons to drink hot chocolate.

Pretty much everything else in life has been put on hold to dig out Christmas decorations and scope out good toy deals online (I've turned into a mega online shopping addict over the last few weeks...). Everything is so cozy with the lights from the tree, my new Christmas-y pillows and warm throws to cuddle up in, and the fresh balsam candle burning in the kitchen, which makes the house smell like a freaking forest of wonder. 

Pretty much all of my decorations were put up before Thanksgiving this year (I know, I know...whatever...), but the tree didn't happen until the weekend after the feast. My sister and brother-in-law came over to help us put the decorations on, so we made a fun little video!

My tree has always been super eclectic; the same way my Mom did it when we were growing up and I love it! There are fancy ornaments, handmade ornaments, and the ornaments we picked out each year growing up- a tradition we've done with the girls as well! It's a little bit of this and a little bit of that, and a whole lotta happy merry holly jolly goodness. 

Let the baking, caroling, wrapping, giving, and ooo-ing and ahh-ing officially begin.

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