Last year in December we were in the throws of coordinating a cross country move. We moved the 4 days before Christmas to be exact.
I remember posting a picture on Instagram early in the month of December of a book that I saw named, Handcrafted Christmas and made the comment, “our Christmas is going to be the exact opposite of this…” A friend commented back, “yeah, but next year you will be on fuego.”
Well, she was right…and I think she jinxed me.
We are up to four trees, enough pine roping to line the perimeter of a football field, and I just stamped the last of the 200 handcrafted Christmas cards (I decided to not do digital, pretty much a laborious mistake, but we live and learn right?)
First, four trees you ask? Well, let me explain the madness.
Tree # 1. A tradition began in the NYC apartment last year when we couldn’t have a big tree we traditionally decorate at Thanksgiving.
A cute little Charlie Brown tree dug up from the yard and placed in a bucket in the kitchen.
Since it lacked a spire, we got a “discount” which afforded me a DIY opportunity–that was a little crazy, and I definitely wouldn’t do again.
I imagined a sparkly sputnik topper…
Tree #4 The “glam tree.” Glittering and metallic. Makes me really happy.
I fully realize this gives a lot of ammo. for my friends and family to make fun of me. And you know what, you’re all right. However, I’ll be laughing when next year it’s a Hawaiian Christmas with no spray paint, or envelopes to lick.
For now, I guess I’m “on fuego” as my friend says.
Come back tomorrow and I’ll share mantels, exterior and more.