A couple weeks ago, I was mocked... twice, (and no smart alecy remarks about that thank-u-very-much) for still having my Halloween decorations out, my Fall/Thanksgiving decor up, and Christmas lights on the house.
In all fairness to me though, I kept meaning to put my Halloween stuff away, and in this case I believe it's the thought that counts, right?
As for the Fall/Thanksgiving stuff, well that stays up until the day after Thanksgiving. No Christmas decorations allowed until then, when I break out the tree!
Well, except for the house lights. See, for the past TWO years, I have tried to get hubby to put up the lights on our house. "Tried" being the operative word here... and failed. And since there is usually snow around here by Thanksgiving, I was stinkin' determined to get my blasted lights up this year!
So, just after Halloween and while Hubby was out of town, I borrowed a ladder, and got those suckers put up!
And go figure, no snow yet this winter.
And yes, they look awesome.
Not that I'm bias or anything, just right. 'Cause I'm always right.
Just ask me.
Scaling the roof to put the lights up? Meh, whatever. I use to do it all the time as a teenager. No, not to sneak out of the house or anything, just for fun, because we could. My sister's window emptied out onto the perfect spot. So climbing all over the roof was like riding a bike.
Anyhow, I don't usually write a post and say, "Hey look at my tree! Isn't it so pretty." But this year I am.
Because I want to.
I have always been a blue and silver kind of girl, and so for the last few years, I've had a beautiful velvet, royal blue tree skirt with sparkly silver snowflakes on them, and the rest of the tree was covered in blue/silver/iridescent sparkliness.
Because I love sparklies, and snowflakes, and snowmen.
And I'm not ashamed of it.
These three posts are the closest I can get to showing you what it looked like, if you feel you really must know. One. Two. Three.
But last year my colors felt rather bland. Don't know why, they just... did. So this year I totally changed it up and I need your opinion.
I know, it kind of looks like my tree is sprouting from all the extra added stuff. But anyway, what do you think? Huh? Huh? Needs more... something, right? Yes, no... I don't know.
Ah ha!! Busted!
Ah dang. Fine, never mind. No you're not in trouble you ridiculously cute thing you.
All she has to do is flashy the adorable toothless smile at me and she can have whatever she wants.
Sadly, I don't think that look would work for me if I lost all my teeth.
*sigh* Some people have all the luck.
Anyhow, what do ya think?
If you don't like it, just lie to me, and tell me I'm fabulous.
On second thought... don't lie. Just send me consolation chocolate instead.