Friday, November 6, 2015

Don't call me NUTS

Christmas is coming a little sooner this year.  I blame the new Christmas tree!  

Even Louis knew something was going on. 

So here's the story....
The tree we've had for a few years just wasn't making me happy like it had.  My heart had been yearning for a flocked tree for some time.  Plus, with the addition of the window wall, this tree just was too tall.  I had to put it by the window last year when I wanted so badly to put it in front of our new creation.

So, if you all know me by now, I began searching online starting with photos of what I liked.  Of course we don't have hundreds of dollars to throw away during the Holidays, much less any other time of the year.  
Hannah and I went to Kmart first...nothing!  Then we decided to go to Walmart.

This is what we found:

It is a 6 and 1/2 foot tree...perfect for by the window wall!  We have 8 foot ceilings upstairs and down, so a tall tree has always been a must in the past.  But I am finding that I love the smaller trees now.
We could afford this tree for only $89.  Isn't it pretty?!
We had a little snag on the way home.  We smelled some serious burning and thought that it was a car in front of us.  Sadly, when we arrived home, we noticed that it was actually us.  A back driver side tire, maybe the brakes or a ball joint going bad.  The hubby has been working so much that we haven't had the time to figure it out and fix it.  I'm just so glad that we made it home safely.  God was watching out for us, I know.

Anyways, back to the tree.  It sat in the box on our living room floor for a few days.  It drove me nuts, so I opened it and then the next thing I know, I was decorating for Christmas.
Even Louis got in on the fun.

  He had such a fun time hiding in all of the pine.
So far, he hasn't messed with anything.

He seemed to enjoy the tree....I caught him checking it out then he caught me snapping his photo, lol.  I simply love this cat!

The next day, I pulled out the new camera and experimented.  Oh how my heart pitter pattered when I saw how I could get the back ground to be blurry with the long distance lens.  

I lay in bed at night thinking of how I can take photos.  Always thinking....

You see those beautiful photos of the lights in the background, all aglow with the focus on something else?  Well, now I can create those myself!

What fun I am having!  

I'm still decorating a little throughout our home and am quite content decorating this early.  I love having our tree up during Thanksgiving, I always have.  I have never been a fan of Fall colors inside the home, so I have never really decorated for Halloween or Thanksgiving too much.  Always ready to decorate for Christmas since that is my most favorite holiday ever.  It stands for something that is miraculous!  Baby Jesus was born and God blessed us all with a miracle!  I'm thankful for the Pilgrims, but who can top Baby Jesus?  No one, not even Santa!

Now I can sit back, relax, bake, shop and spend time with my family.  What a peaceful feeling it all is.

And of course have crazy ideas at 7 pm in the evening and be able to do them!  

A little project that I've wanted to do for years...add feet under our cabinets.  Well, it's done and we love them!  So there you all have it...a few peeks at our Christmas decorations.  I want to enjoy the holidays and this is how I do it in our home.  Thanks for visiting and I hope y'all have a blessed weekend!


  1. Pretty as always Melanie!! Love your new tree too. After using a real tree the last few years, I bought a new faux one, but I have to wait until after Thanksgiving. It's so hard to wait!!

  2. It is just beautiful, Melanie. So very feminine and pretty. I missed it before. What kind of camera did you get? I really need a good camera but don't want to spend a huge amount on it. xo Diana

  3. Your pictures are beautiful, but I can attest that your home is more gorgeous in person. And, contrary to what doubters about using white might think, it doesn't feel cold or sterile--it wraps guests in a feeling of peace and welcome. Now that you have your decorating finished, I know a few others who could use some help. You get one guess on who tops the list.

  4. Dios te bendiga , mi querida melanie . Todas las isntantaneas son hermosas, pero lo mas hermoso es en la forma tan sencilla del porque la navidad es la fiesta preferida tuya y no es para menos .La navidad es la fiesta preferida de todos los creyentes , pues celebramos el cumpleaños de nuestro amado Salvador , de cuando vino a nacer en un pesebre , para luego años mas tarde , dar Su vida en la cruz del calvario . Y si , es el regalo que Padre Dios nos dio ,enviando a Su Hijo por cada uno de nosotros .Cuan grande amor ha demostrado por la humanidad . Me encanta tu blog , estoy leyendo todas tus entradas y me maravilla todo tu hogar y mas sabiendo que la presencia de Dios esta ahi . Que gatita mas linda tienes , se ve que es un trasto.Feliz fin de semana con tu linda family ,Dios los bendiga , muchos besitos y abrazos .

  5. Dear sweet Melanie ;-)
    How gorgeous are your tree, your decoration and your home. So amazing and I love it.

  6. I was in Wal Mart the other day and happened to see the same tree - and I also bought it!!! I too have always wanted a flocked tree, and was not looking forward to putting up my 9ft tree this year, so the Wal Mart tree happily came home with me. Can't wait to decorate it - we usually do it the day after Thanksgiving.


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