Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Decorating for Christmas


We put up our Christmas tree over the weekend, and I thought I'd post a picture of it. It's not quite the same as decorating for Christmas used to be. I'm not home with my family, but I still managed to enjoy it. With some Christmas tunes playing from my bedroom, we put up the tree, decorated it, wrapped a few Christmas presents, put out my cute little two house village (can you call two houses a village? hmmm), and then plugged in the tree and just admired it. :) Ah, I love the feeling of Christmas. It's just wonderful!!!

The tree always looks better in the dark.

Here's my favorite little Christmas character. I plan on finding Rudolph to join him this year. Every year, I plan to get one more friend to join my abominable snowman. He may look happy, but he told me just last night that he's very lonely.

Here's one of the pieces to my village. Notice all that snow- if you haven't seen the booth in the malls that sell the powder that turns into "snow", you must. It's pretty awesome! Just add water, and you have a wintery wonderland on your hands.

Here's the puppet maker's shop! And I am pleased to announce that I'm am almost done with my Christmas shopping. Every year I seem to procrasinate till the last minute, I really hate doing that. I'm not one to fight the crowds and deal with traffic. It's a relief, that's for sure. I'm sure many of you haven't even started shopping, I feel sorry for you except for the fact you'll probably get the better deals than I did. Darn! Speaking of better deals, let me give a shout out to my bestest most favoritest sister, Holly, for saving me money the other day. I didn't know this, but Target gives you a 14 day time frame to receive price adjustments on the items you buy. I had just bought a few Christmas gifts (and already wrapped them), when my sister informed me that Target had put an item I'd purchased on sale. All I had to do was bring in my receipt and voila! Money, money, money back in my wallet. Yessss I even found another item that had gone on sale, that saved me almost $20.00. So keep that in mind while you're doing your Target shopping. Always check to see if your items have dropped in price. Happy holiday shopping to you all!

10 comments:

Moon Devious said...

Your tree is so pretty, Tara. I can't wait to blog about my abomination, but it's not quite finished yet. I love your little houses too! Maybe I'll stop by the storage shed later and REALLY try to find my christmas decorations. Oh, and by the way... If your Abominable Snowman is talking to you, you may need to see a therapist. I know a good one...lol

hoLLy said...

what a perdy tree! love it. your village pieces are nice too-love the snow effect. i bought the cottony snow stuff, doesn't look quite as real as yours though...but less messy(which is what i need with 3 kiddies who might decide to build a snowman:). and yes, you REALLY need to find a friend for that abominable snowman. he looks quite sad.

Patty said...

I really like your tree! Good job decorating it. The snow adds a really nice affect!!

swainsRus said...

Beautiful tree!! I love the ribbon, might steal that idea next year. I did not know that about Target either! Thank you for sharing!!

-Melissa- said...

I like your tree. It looks beautiful. Don't you just love this time of year?!

Cindy Ben said...

Nice decorating Tara...impressive!! :)

ACDC2005 said...

I especially love the abominable snowman!!!

Cindy said...

Very cute. Great job! I don't think I'm decorating this year...I'm too tired.

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

Your tree is pretty! Decorating and putting up the Christmas tree always gets me into the spirit of the season no matter what! Your abominable snowman does need a friend for sure!

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Your tree is very pretty. We are behind in the decorating department. :( glad to see there are those of you who are good and on schedule.