I never felt like I could get my Christmas decorations quite right.
It was always an assortment of wedding gifts, (since we got married right before Christmas,)
hand me down decorations & Christmas gifts...
All appreciated, yet there is something that has to be said for having things the
way you picture it in your head.
I think 2 or 3 years ago, I finally gave my tree ornaments and decorations an overhaul,
which I pretty much love, but that is expensive within itself.
But when you toss in all the additional Christmasy wall hangings, wreathes, candles,
the list can go on and on...it can get really overwhelming.
Which is why every year, I pretty much only buy one or two decorations,
I have 3 kids to buy gifts for, plus two birthday parties and an anniversary to throw
during the Holiday season, it's a bit much.
And by the time I get my collection the way I like it, the styles change again...
Now you add in pinterest and all the crazy beautiful, awesome amazing pictures
and ideas that I am mildly smitten over and I suddenly feel
like I dug through the trash for my Christmas decor again.
I just don't have the time nor the energy nor the money to do all that,
as pretty as it all looks, so I do what I can.
And what I can do may not be magazine or pin worthy,
but it's cozy for us. Lots of candles, rich colors...
and a leg lamp from A Christmas Story...
and that's how we do our family Christmas.
A beautiful friend I want you to know...