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post #1 of 26 Old 11-26-2012, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Decorating for the Holidays!

I think I might be done decorating... I don't know why I go all out because we live so far out but... I love it and my kid loves it... and my husband tolerates it...

I still have a tiny tree to put up....
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post #2 of 26 Old 11-26-2012, 10:43 AM
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Beautiful! I've got the tree up but I have t had the chance to get lights on it.
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You are early! I must confess we haven't even started yet.
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post #4 of 26 Old 11-26-2012, 11:25 AM
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Looks beautiful! It's mostly for the kids anyway, right? Here, it's my hubby that wants all the decorations-no kids & I'm not feeling very "Christmasy".
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post #5 of 26 Old 11-26-2012, 02:22 PM
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How beautiful!
Everything is so very neat and perfectly placed. Wish I had your decorating talent!
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post #6 of 26 Old 11-28-2012, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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As soon as we finish painting our current project I want to put another tree up. A small one...

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I don't like Christmas to go on and on. I like it to be short and sweet, so I don't put up a tree until about the 15th of the month. I used to put up outdoor lights, and had a gorgeous display using swags of blue and green lights in our trees out front, with balls of solid red (I literally took a string of red lights and made them into a ball, like a rubber band ball), hanging from each swag. It was really unique, but took a ton of work trying to make sure I did not overload any one circuit by putting too many strings end to end.
Now, folks have all kinds of lighted decorations, so mine are no longer much to even take a second look at. SO, I stopped putting them up. Too much work, and I am shrinking Christmas every year as my kids get closer to independence.
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Last year was the first year out of the on base dorms so I didn't have any sort of decorations. I got some earlier this year when they where on super discount after the holidays. I spent an evening getting them up only to realize I don't have a extension cord long enough to light them up.
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We don't get to do the outside because nobody sees us anyway.... Maybe the rich people might be able to see us at night from across the corn field....

I don't know why I go all crazy about decorating because no one ever sees my place unless I post pictures here and on facebook, which I do because I'm all proud of my Betty Homemaker moment.... I love decorating for Christmas, I love this time of year because people are so much friendlier for the most part, although you still get the poopers but I figure if I'm super nice to them and wish them a happy holiday, they'll be less icky and mean.

I like your tree by the way Tiny, is it real? It reminds me of the one my grandma used to put up. It was really small and she put it on a table in the corner but it was always done so pretty and it was perfect for her.

You can downsize for now if you want, but soon enough your boys will have children and then you'll be back to the Merry old holidays... for the grandkids....

Heee heeeheheheheheheh!

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My tree is always real. I used to have a floor size, like 7 feet, but I cannot afford that now. I don't like fake trees. Buying real trees helps farmers around here who can keep their taxes down by planting Christmas trees on some of the vacant plots, and helps families who were adversely impacted when logging was drastically reduced to protect Spotted Owls. And, the trees put oxygen into the air, are ground up into compost and require so very little in the way of fossil fuels to produce. Fake trees are made of plastic.

Now, in reality, if you calculated it, fake trees are probably easier on the environment, but they have no character, no smell and as long as real trees aren't exhorbatant, I will have one!

I usually get a Noble Fir.
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