Monday, December 5, 2016

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Happy Monday Friends!
We are officially into December and the countdown is on to Christmas. I started decorating a little last week which led to this...


The good news is I now have several cabinets organized and most of my Christmas decorations up. I still have a little more to do, but I'm a lot closer than I was.

Yesterday I tackled the tree. We finally broke down 3 years ago and bought a PRE-LIT tree. The lights were the ONLY reason I gave in because I ALWAYS end up doing it by myself and putting the lights on seemed to somehow turn into a 3 day job. You know, you drag out all the lights and half of them don't work so you have to go on a hunt to buy more OR my favorite is when you get all the lights on and then one or two strands go out and you have to figure out if you can replace a bulb or the entire string. 
#somebodyshootme

Well those days are gone and now we pull this bad boy out of the box and in 4 easy sections it's done which means we no longer have to go from Christmas tree lot to Christmas tree lot looking for the perfectly shaped, just the right height tree only to end up back at the very first lot.
#andallthepeoplesayhallelujah



It still takes me plenty of time to decorate it, but at least I don't have to spend HOUR upon HOUR wrapping all the branches with lights. 
#becauseilikeitbright


And here she is all finished. I see now looking at the pictures I need to adjust a thing or two.



This candle is one of my all time favorites and smells just like a fresh tree, so I burn one pretty much all my waking hours during Christmas.


I was planning to wait and watch all the new Gilmore Girls shows with Katie when she gets home, but she said she had already watched the first one so for me to go ahead. Kent watched it with me (well he napped some and watched some). I've still got the other 3 episodes to go so no spoiler alerts, please!


I'm participating in a Christmas gift exchange with friends from Facebook and this weekend 2 gifts arrived. This is pretty fun because you only buy one gift, but you end up receiving multiple gifts.
#everyonelovespresents #andsurprises


Look how fun these are. A monogrammed travel jewelry case and Dr. Bronner's Soap. I think I've heard of this soap, but not 100% sure. Anyway, it will be fun to try something new.

I think that about does it for today. 
Happy Monday!

Lisa
XOXO

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