Christmas is HERE!

Merry Christmas!! Too soon? I know it’s still technically Thanksgiving weekend, but Christmas is in full swing over here! We have the lights up outside, the tree is up and decorated, and all the other Christmas décor is up and we’re ready to partttyyyy (said in my best “Bridesmaids” movie accent!) HAHA!

One of my favorite things to do every year is get a HUGE real live Christmas tree. I am OBSESSED with the Frasier Fir. OBSESSED. Growing up, my parents always took us to cut down our own Christmas tree and they were so beautiful but in my adult life I’ve always gotten the Frasier Firs. The last couple years I’ve been getting our tree right before Thanksgiving. I just love getting it earlier and enjoying it longer. So this year, I had been stalking Lowes for Christmas trees and every time I checked, they didn’t have him. So last weekend we were there to pick out paint colors for our master bedroom reno (coming to the blog later!), and I checked and they still didn’t have them. I left so disappointed because I had my heart SET on getting my tree that day. Well, we get all the way home and had forgot something we needed for the reno, so back to Lowes we went. And what would you know??!! THEY HAD THE CHRISTMAS TREES! So after I spent minutes squealing for joy (Christmas is a big deal in my world LOL), we went in to find our perfect tree. I tried to convince Adam to let me get a 12-footer, which he promptly said wouldn’t fit in our house, so we landed on the next size down. It is ginormous. It’s the biggest tree we’ve ever had, but it is absolutely stunning. We had to rearrange the living room for it to fit, but it’s amazing. We spent last night placing the ornaments one-by-one on the tree.  Even Marshall helped by handing me a hanger and an ornament one at a time. It was so cute. Last year he was too young to be into it, but this year he is soaking up every minute of it. Hopefully I pass on my love of Christmas to him!

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My dad built me this entry way table last year and around Christmas time. It transforms into the perfect place for all our Christmas decorations around this time year. It’s the perfect place to set up things like picture frames, snow globes, nativity sets, etc. Marshall has been eyeing it cautiously, but I think he knows he can’t touch it…hopefully. So far so good.

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We hung a couple garlands on our floating shelves to give them a festive feel. I found this door hanger last year at the hospital gift shop where I work and I love hanging it right here in the kitchen and the colors just match the other décor perfectly.

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Adam and I have had this Merry Christmas banner since our first Christmas together. It’s not really my favorite anymore, but I can’t bring myself to get rid of it because of the sentimental value. This year, I hung it from our bar. Usually it’s in a different place every year, but this is where it landed this year.

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Adam and my dad hung the lights outside last weekend. We were the first ones on the street to have lights, but I’m so grateful that they hung them for me. I feel like it looks like a winter wonderland outside.

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I think that’s all of our decorations this year. Do you do a real tree or a fake one? What other special decorations do you have? I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas season and that you enjoy every minute of it!

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