Friday, November 30, 2012

decking the halls

The Christmas season is in full swing in the Ridley household.  We officially kicked it off on Thanksgiving.  After all of our stops we went home, opened a few bottles of wine & whiskey, invited a few friends over, & watched Christmas Vacation, a tradition that Joe & I started a few years ago.  We had a ball all weekend decking the halls for our favorite holiday.

We started a new tradition this year & got a real tree.  Joe's family has always had a real tree, I grew up with a fake.  For some reason this year I gave in & decided it was time to try a real one.  I was hesitant, I wanted to wait until we built our house & moved to the country, it felt more appropriate to have a real tree there, but I am so glad that I changed my mind.  So Sunday we ventured out to Holockers Tree Farm, cut our tree, then came home drank mimosas, decorated our tree, & watched Christmas Vacation, again.  I absolutely love our tree.  We ended up with a Fraser fur, easier branches for hanging, smaller needles that make less of a mess.  It turned out so beautiful & amazing & fit perfectly in our new living room. 

Joe dragging our perfectly shaped Fraser Fer

drinking mimosas on our Christmas themed champagne glasses

my cute felt garland found on Etsy here

the finished product!  i love it!

I also completed a few fun Pinterest projects this weekend.  Usually a Pinterest project consists of me going out, buying the stuff I need, then never doing the actual project.  This weekend & ended up getting 2 done.  Thankfully my friend & I went to Hobby Lobby & got trapped there for half an hour because all of the Christmas decor was 50% off & there was tons of cute stuff!  I am so proud of myself for my accomplishments.  The first I tweaked, I found this project & decided to put the jingle bells in my hurricane candle holders rather than on a tray.  The second project, I also tweaked.  I found that using the glass in the frame helped it hang flush against the wall.  They both turned out great. 

cookies were also a Pinterest recipe

I can't believe how fast this year flew by & how quickly Christmas is coming.  Only 20 more days until we leave for Minot!

1 comment:

  1. Love your tree and all the traditions ya'll have! I can't wait to add more and more traditions as the years go on.


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