Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Creating a "designer" Christmas tree!

I learned a neat little trick over the Thanksgiving weekend I thought I would share with you!

If you have an artificial tree spend a few extra minutes "wrapping" the tree in your lights. Start from the inside and work your way out, and back in. (This hides the cords.)

If it is done WELL it your tree will have:

1.) The depth it normally lacks.

2.) If your lights are "indoor approved" and you love the way the tree looks, you don't have to take the lights off when the season is over! Simply put your tree in storage AS IS and it will stay that way for many, many Christmases to come.

3.) No tangled lights, no major "fluffing" required

4.) Best of all: no having to remember how you did it last year when you just "LOVED" the way the tree looked!

(The pics were taken from the Lowe's website. ))

I hope this is a useful tip for ya'll, because it MORE than "Works for Me"!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Mi familia

I. CAN'T. focus. My parents are coming for a visit.

Very, very soon. Like, in 5 days. (eek!)

This is a truly great event because: 1 - I love my family more than words can say. 2 - I live 1237 miles from home, but hey, who's counting? 3 - They've only been to "the south" one other time since I moved here. And 4 - my husband and I just bought our first home on August 27th.

In the words of an infamous child commercial star, "I'm too excited to sleep!" or work.

Now if only the rest of my immediate (and not so immediate) family would stow away in their suitcases... (It's a non-stop flight. They could totally make it.)