Don't you hate putting the lights on the tree? I do and I am the one that does it every year. So what I did a couple years ago, when all those trees came out with the lights already attached, was attach my lights to the tree.
I used those small zip ties to attach my string of lights to the branches. Our tree is in two pieces. so I have a small set of lights on the top and a large set on the bottom. So when I take apart the tree the lights are apart in that section as well. This is only a 6.5 ' tree and there are over 400 mini lights on it, lol.
The tree skirt is folded in this picture and its bugging me. But I am going to let it go and not retake the picture. Ya I have a problem, teehee.
I was so upset as I broke an ornament today. My hubby's :( Last year I made us all an ornament that I painted with alcohol inks and put on each of our initials. Hubby's went flying across the room and smashed. I was so upset. Hormones, LOL. My daughters gave me a hug (as they were trying not to laugh) and said "Its OK mom... you can make another one, its OK". Now that I think back it was funny.
Man, I love my girls.
Later on my sister Julia and my niece Amanda came by. We have 2 Christmas trees, and my sister didn't have one, so I gave her my downstairs tree for this year.
Here is Amanda, this girl loves to be the center of attention, and will do anything for it. Nice hair little girl.
Oh I got to craft today. Well if helping your daughter with her homework is considered a craft, then I guess you can call this crafty. She had to write 10 poems with Lord of the Flies in mind, and then bind them.
I think this is a neat idea, but I feel for the kids that don't have the supplies to do this. I know there are many other ways to bind a book, but if you don't know of any, then its not fair to the other kids. I hope the teacher marks more on the contents then the looks.
I really haven't felt in the Christmas spirit yet this year. Even with the Festive cards and crafts I have been doing I still haven't felt Christmasy. But putting up some of the decor around the house, and listening to Christmas music, I want to create a lot of Christmas Crafts.
I want to make a festive banner. A new swag above the closet door. My Santa wall hanging quilt. The list goes on.
Oh speaking of lists I just made my Christmas list tonight.... finally. I was sad when I realized that the spot left for my dad, didn't get filled in.
Hope you got some creative time in this weekend.