Friday, December 3, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree! You're finally here...

Every year one of my favorite Christmas traditions is picking out the perfect tree and decorating it with my family. When I was younger my mom would pack all four of us up in the car and take us to the nearest Christmas tree farm. We always, always got a real tree! We would search and search until we found the perfect tree, (after much arguing and debating, not to mention freezing our butts off!) we would finally choose our tree. Once we decided, it was time to head home and start decorating! :) My mom would play old Christmas albums like Elvis and we would all put up the ornaments together. :)

This year was the first time my husband and I got to go together and pick out our very own tree and decorations for our own home. It was so exciting and we had a blast getting everything set up. :) It made me so happy to go pick out a tree with my hubby and put up our new decorations.

Heres a peek at the finished products, and I think everything came out really cute and simple. ♥
I love the way our tree turned out, and I especially love the star topper that we found at the NEX. ♥
Its so sparkly and pretty! I just love it!!♥ We also got a poinsettia wreath and some little lighted trees for the steps leading up to our house. :)
Its pretty simple, but I think its perfect for just starting out. I'm sure we will collect tons of stuff over the years and all the Christmases to come. :)
I even got a table cloth and cute little napkins and napkin rings with little gingerbread men on it. They are so adorable! ♥
I love the way our home looks and smells, and the wonderful smell of pine is in the air! I can't wait to snuggle up with my husband and enjoy our cozy home this holiday season!!
How are you all decorating your homes this Holiday season? What are some traditions your family shares each year? :)



  1. Such a pretty tree!

  2. I love it, it's all so pretty!! Every year when the holidays first begin, I NEVER want to decorate because I HATE taking decorations down...once I do I'm so glad I did and it always feels so cozy and festive! :)

  3. I love it all. The table cloth, the wreath, tree, everything. I like to think that less is more sometimes.

  4. 11 years after leaving home I can now cover a 7.5 foot tree with ornaments I've collected and received as gifts. :D

  5. I love, love, LOVE it! You did such a great job of decorating :) I love the way pine smells in the house, so I can imagine yours smells great! :)

  6. Aww everything looks so pretty:) i cant wait till i have my own place so i can decorate the way i want to and not have my roommates to deal with!