I went to Hobby Lobby (remember I said I had NEVER been). Man, I wanted to buy nearly everything in there! I didn't get to look at everything because I spent most of my time in the Christmas section. I picked up a gorgeous Santa to put by my fireplace. Isn't he perfect?
Anyway, we got our Christmas tree ( an 8 1/2 foot tall Leyland Cypress) and last night, the kids and I decorated it while watching Elf. We have lots of ornaments-especially ones they have made! We used white and color lights and lots of brightly colored and glittery ornaments because the kids love all of the colors.
When the kids get older, I will do a tree with just white and gold or white and silver ornaments and white lights because I think they are so pretty but this tree is not all about me! After the kids went to bed, I put out our little Christmas village (we don't have nearly as may pieces as we used to) and decorated the mantel and put out lots of other little Christmasy things.
I still have lots more to do- hang the stockings, put up the nativity, decorate the front porch, some things in the kitchen (clean this messy house). But, right now, I'm loving sitting back, sipping some hot coffee and admiring the tree.
Linking up with :I ♥ Naptime, Making the World Cuter, The Girl Creative, Craftomaniac, Dittle Dattle , Between Naps on The Porch, The Lettered Cottage, Southern Hospitality, House of Hepworths
Hope you come back tomorrow for Holiday Hookup and show off what you've been doing for the holidays!