The tree!













Yesterday once the kids were out of school we went and picked out a tree. It was getting pretty cold, and we walked and walked…but then we found one we all agreed on! It was much bigger then I thought once we got it home. I have to stand on the step stool to put ornaments on the top (I don’t think that has ever happened).

Oh, you might also noticed that we changed our dining room lamp. We realized the dandelion flower lamp wasn’t going to work with a tree, so we moved it up to our bedroom. I have to say it looks quite lovely above our bed. The new pink one we painted and has a chain so it can be shortened or lengthened depending on wether or not the table is underneath it.

We also started our advent calender on the first. We have some chocolate ones, but we also have an advent house which I fill with silly notes that rhyme. They are a mix of activities to do, places to visit, things to bake, etc. For example one will be make hot chocolate + watch A Christmas Story. Another might be cut out out snowflakes, or drive around and look at Christmas lights. Tonight’s paper was making Chex mix which we only ever make this time of year, so its extra special.

Now that all my Etsy orders from Cyber Monday are shipped and taken care of, it is going to be easier for me to concentrate on my handmade gifts! I’ll share whatever I can, and I have some new tutorials to share as well.