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oh christmas tree, oh christmas tree...

reasons i have only put up a tree for christmas one time since moving to california 10 years ago:

  1. i only lived with amy for one christmas
  2. it is weird to put up a tree wearing a tank top and flip flops
  3. i'm always out of town for christmas
  4. the cats freak out
  5. i always forget to water the tree
  6. i hate the clean up
  7. my christmas boxes are buried in the garage

i do always miss the festivities, though!  last year i had candles everywhere and a tinsel tree.  this year while flipping through domino, i was inspired!  i dug out the one working strand of white christmas lights and made a garland out of felt using the futte futte maker and voila - a tree to enjoy for the season!  no water, no clean up, no cats freaking out and i did it all without amy - amazing (but not as fun).  when ray asked me what i did that day (he was at work) i said "i put up a christmas tree!  and it was free!"  he was very confused and happily surprised when he got home!  

merry christmas!! 

here is a close up of the garland

 PS - yes, joelle, that is christmas bear!



Reader Comments (2)

sadly, with two new puppies, a cat, a bum knee, and not being home long enough to enjoy it i don't have a tree either. i love your tree and am happy that christmas bear gets to see the light of day for a few weeks. can't wait to see you!!

December 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteramy

this tree is so so cute!!! what a great idea miss creative!!

December 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersara

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