My mom got in Friday afternoon, and once I got off of work, we unloaded her and headed out for a few drinks and apps to kick off the weekend. Afterwards, we decided to get right to it and started working on decorations. I had already moved all my fall stuff into one area, so that was ready to get all packed up. Then, we decided to tackle the tree. The idea was that we would get it fluffed and ready to go for the next day. I purchased a pre-light tree 7-8 years ago on sale after Christmas. It's been old faithful ever since, always lighting up first try...except for this year. If you follow me on instagram, you saw the picture where two big sections of the tree were out. We were really missing my dad at this point, because he always is the one that finds the bad bulbs on my parents' tree. I made my first trip to Target that night to get replacement bulbs. Which, for some reason, blew out every time we tried to add a in a new one. Next step was just to remove all the lights and add in strings ourselves. Those pre-light trees are no joke! We spent an hour and a half taking off all those lights! Once we got all the lights off, the tree was re-fluffed and we finally decided to call it a night.
Saturday we were up early and ready to get things done! We had a light of items we needed and headed out. After multiple stores we were ready to go. The plan of action was to get everything else done, then tackle the tree at the end of the day. It seems like we kept having little snafus, like for example the picks of greens we got, my nippers wouldn't cut through, so it was back to the store to buy some better quality ones. The bag of batteries I had tucked away were all bad, so back to Target it was for those. We finally got everything though and it really came together. I think this is my very favorite Christmas decorations yet, and I can't wait to share the pictures with you! Even though I had to run back to Target (for the 4th time), for more lights, we finally got the tree together and it is twinkling by me as I type this!
my newest ornament!
My mom and I love taking walks together, both for exercise and for some fresh air, so we headed out for a brisk walk Sunday morning. I had to run to Target (again - I think I made 6 trips to Target this whole weekend!) to return an extra string of lights, and a few more errands, then I was in for the day, catching up on DVR and Hallmark movies while enjoying my Christmas decorations. So thankful my mom came to help me. We really outdid ourselves in my opinion, and I am just so happy I get to enjoy this coziness for the next weeks. My usual Sunday to do's were put on hold since I have all this week off - seriously just so excited!!!
Hope you all have the best Monday!
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