I really shouldn't be whining, we do get to spend 3 glorious days in Dallas with our little Crossley grandchildren before Christmas!
I have enjoyed limited shopping time since we are only buying for the grandchildren (don't feel sorry for my kids, we took them on a cruise!) The long lines, the frustrated shoppers, and the pressure to find just the right gift have been happily lacking in my Christmas preparations. My decorating has been minimalistic, something I think I really like! No trips up the stairs, over the attic boardwalk and back down again with the 20 boxes of decorations...hubby is the most happy about that:)
I bought a $29 tree at Walmart, added 2 strands of white lights, and made burlap stars for tree number one.
|The smell of a real tree no matter how small brings back the nostalgic feelings|
of my childhood Christmas memories:)
|I failed at cutting burlap on my cricut :(|
Hence the hand cut stars.
|Every time I walk past my tree I think of the phrase "Follow the star"|
I found a white wrought iron tree which I LOVE! at Tuesday Morning and made metallic card stock stars with twine for tree number 2.
Christmas decorating done.
|The metallic stack by DCMV is one of my favorite card stock stacks ever!|
|I plan to keep this tree all year with new decorations for each holiday,|
only cricut cut for simplicity.
|Twine serves as an embellishment and ornament hanger-simple!|