Oh Christmas Tree

Hey ya’ll. Today’s post is not food-related but I wanted to share our Christmas tree with you.

MegGoesNomNom is gettin’ in the holiday spirit.

The huz and I are quite excited because this is our first year of togetherness that we’ve had our own Christmas tree.

As mentioned in my Thanksgiving post, getting the tree up was a multiple day process (and I’m sure this situation isn’t unique to us). Day 1 was the day we bought it. We schlepped it home and put it up immediately! Eager beavers.

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Actually there is drink involved in this post, so it’s fair to place this post on my food blog, dontcha think? Being the nerd that I am, I required hot chocolate, pine-scented candles, and a Pandora Christmas station (and fuzzy slippers) before the “Tree Event” began.

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Did I mention we put the tree up before Thanksgiving? I know that is blasphemy to some. But we did not decorate it until after Thanksgiving!

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See? Fuzzy slippers.

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I also really like our new red snowman tree skirt, found at Michael’s.

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Over the years we have acquired a small collection of tree ornaments and have been patiently waiting to put them to use, until this year. Here are just a few:

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But I also ramped up our supply of ornaments with a giant box of (100!) gold and red ones from Target. Gold and red is the theme we’re trying to go for, with a random and unique sentimental pieces thrown in. Also snowmen (for me) and penguins (for him). Cute, I know.

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I searched all over the city for some gold garland but absolutely could find none that I liked! Finally I sought out Amazon, and found this lovely bead and ribbon garland. Love it. [Though I think it’s out of stock now. I bought them out!]

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Aaaand…drumroll…

The Grand Lighting!

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I’m really happy with our tree! We both grew up with multicolor lit trees, so it seemed most home-y to us to go with multicolor lights.

I can’t believe it’s December!

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