We began this weekend with an evening drive around town looking at Christmas lights. If you haven’t listened to the Christmas station on Pandora yet, I highly recommend you give it a try when you do your light looking. It plays Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and basically any classic Christmas song I could think of. That set such a nicer Christmas mood than the Veggietales Christmas album that I had on my iPhone.
At the kids’ insistence, we finally put up the tree yesterday. As I mentioned before on here, our house isn’t particularly roomy. We did, amazingly, end up finding a place for it to go that isn’t in the way.
With more of that Pandora station to set the mood, the kids had a wonderful time decorating it. I’d forgotten how many ornaments they’d brought home from preschool over the past two years! My ideas of a super cute, possibly Pinterest-worthy tree, disappeared as soon as I saw all of those. But I love our homemade tree. They decided on the ornament placement all by themselves, and they’ve done a good job filling in all the blank spots. Most importantly, they had a wonderful time.
The photo at the top of this post is of my kitchen pot rack. Our kitchen and living area are all one big space, so that pot rack is visible everywhere. I like to decorate it for every holiday. This time, I strung white pom poms together with thread. Then I hung the ornaments on it. It’s probably so obvious that I shouldn’t even be explaining that! I thought it turned out pretty cute, though.
I saw a felt ornament like this one on Pinterest. I’ve been trying to find it again so I could link to it here, but I apparently didn’t pin it. This is my version – as if our tree needs any more ornaments!
I’ve been at the sewing machine quite a lot today, actually. I just finished sewing around patches on two pairs of Matthew’s jeans (definitely not photo worthy – I did a very messy job!). And he sold another leather bracelet on Etsy, so I sewed up the handmade envelope. I love getting orders ready to ship! I wish I could show you the whole thing, since he does such a pretty job writing the address, but the customer probably wouldn’t appreciate me publishing her address on my blog.