Christmas Tree Update!

So, you guys recallย that I was whining about how half the lights on my tree went out. Well, I bought a ton of both multi-colored lights and warm white lights (LED so they’ll last for at least a few years) and I fixed her up!

Yay! Now the tree isn’t a sad little Charlie Brown tree anymore. It’s all kinds of lit up. I think, in total, there are 1400 lights on it.

I know…whacko…

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And in case you are thinking that I am also insane for all of those presents (they are all from me to family and I’m not even done wrapping yet) know that some of them cost about $2.00. We just like to unwrap stuff at Christmas, so one of those presents is a 6 pack of Charmin with a $5 bill taped to it for my mom.

What can I say…clearly we are all nuts.

Love you guys! XOXOXOXOX

Nanny nanny boo boo! ;)

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I have ALL my Christmas shopping D.O.N.E.!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Woo hoo!ย HomerWooHoo

Oh, and I have everything wrapped and under the tree (except just a few presents that FedEx is dragging ass getting to me).

I know. I’m a freaking lunatic! It’s not even Thanksgiving.

But, if it makes you feel any better, a bunch of the lights on my tree went out, so I ordered a bunch of LED replacement lights (hopefully they’ll last for the next 10 years) and I have to take everything off the tree, fix the lights and then redecorate.

I’d almost rather burn down the tree and start from scratch. De-ornamenting (SO not a word!!) a tree to me is almost as miserable as a root canal. ๐Ÿ˜‰

At least with a root canal I get Valium and laughing gas!

Here’s the tree before all the lights started going out (and before I was finished wrapping presents). PS: There are two very un-Christmas-like things in the pic…can you find them?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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And here’s the living room (again, not quite done yet, but well on its way).

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As you can tell, I’m a Christmas maniac! ๐Ÿ™‚ I save all year long to make Christmas extra special for everyone as that makes it awesome for me too.

I hope you guys have a wonderful holiday season, regardless of what you celebrate.

Much love!

My funky new living room!

As you guys know, the hubby and I have been remodeling the house for a few years. We have this living area (that no one EVER sits in!) when you first walk in. It’s a fairly small area which is why we use the huge family room for actual living–but of course I want the first room people see when they walk in to be cool and funky and unique. Alas…this is what we’ve put together.

Please ignore the back door–we are replacing it, so the trim hasn’t been painted yet and the door itself is a nightmare. Also, the colors in real life are actually much more vibrant, but my camera has a light that automatically comes on when you shoot video so it washes it out a little.

Anyway, I just had to share. Where it was when I first met the hubby to where it is now is like being in an entirely new house (think 30 year old Salvation Army throwaways to funky mod).

Oh, and if you pause on the artwork at the end (some custom photography stuff I did) you can see the family and all our fun times over the last few years.

I hope you guys are having a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚