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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas time is here...

Okay, so maybe it's not here exactly yet, but I'm hunkering down in preparation for it here at my house =) It's my favorite time of the year, and before our house was built, I set a goal for myself for this season, that I would set up a beautiful tree, and decorate for the holidays. And I'm happy to report that I am in full swing of doing just that!

I got an awesome deal on a fake tree yesterday at Target - $80.00 for a pre-lit...1 month before Christmas...amidst all the crazy shoppers!! We didn't have a tree already, real trees are out of the question because we have dogs, and lots of people suggested looking on craigslist, but I didn't feel like dealing with that! So once again, Target rescued me. Speaking of, so did Hobby Lobby later yesterday evening as I dragged my husband in just before closing so I could purchase our first ever ornaments!! (Mind you, this is the second time in 3 days I've made him go there with me. The first was so I could get some items to make my first ever wreath, which I will tell you about later.) Anyhow, we got our ornaments, made it to check out in time, and raced home so I could put everything together immediately. It probably could have waited until today, seeing as how we have much more time, but I couldn't help myself. I just get so stinking excited! So without further ado, fix your eyes upon Mr. & Mrs. Moore's first ever blessed Christmas tree:

I know it's not the best picture, but there it is! I still need a tree skirt, but I refuse to pay what stores want for them. I'm actually looking into making one, since I've discovered that I am more crafty than I give myself credit for...

Which brings me to my other project. I have been wanting to make a wreath for so long, and I've tried my hand at it once or twice, but it always ended in disaster. My previous creations were never worthy enough to grace anyone's door! So I started looking into my options again, and decided that I wanted to steer clear of the traditional wreath look. I stumbled upon a blog recently, and fell in love with what this woman had created. So I basically copied her creation, changing the colors a bit, and adding my own little twist here and there. I give her credit for this idea! I did not come up with it! You can see her blog post about it here. And now, feast your eyes upon what I ended up with:

It took me about 5 hours worth of work, but I could not be happier with the result. I was so proud of myself, I just sat and stared for a while once it was done. I know it sounds dorky, but I've never made anything so beautiful. I know it was not my idea, but still, I made it with my very own hands, and a few of my own little touches. So now, it adorns our media console so that we get an eyeful of it every day. And to that, I say: I don't need your $100.00 wreath, Hobby Lobby. I just need your craft supplies =)

Some of my next projects shall include a tree skirt, table setting, and something to sit on our plant ledges. Somebody get me a craft box!! ;)


Rachel said...

I LOVE the tree! It is beautiful! And your wreath...amazing!! You definitely have some crafty skills! Don't worry, I've been known to drag my hubby to Hobby Lobby a lot, too! :)

Tarah said...

That wreath is amazing! Doesn't it feel great when you start a project and it turns out so well! Now you have me wanting to craft... :) I love makeitandloveit.com I just wish I was a little more talented. Your tree is gorgeous too! I am so glad we met and really hope to get to know you guys better. :)