Friday, December 9, 2011

The Decorating Continues

Somebody is going to have to take this computer and my camera away from me so I can finish my Christmas decorating.  I have just proven to myself that I am truly addicted to both the camera and the computer.  One cannot live without the other.  I get started, I proceed to do a tad bit of work, then I grab the camera and off I go again.  The vicious cycle begins again.  Am I the only one like this??...please tell me there are others out there just like me.

As the afternoon progressed and I continued with the cycle of do a little decorating, do a little camera and computer break but at the end of the day, I finished the entrance hall, the downstairs bathroom, the family room and kitchen (the kitchen was a disaster from piling this and that on the bar) but now it is clean and straight with only the living and dining rooms left to decorate.  Did I say "only??"...the Christmas tree is in the living room.  I have carried up all the boxes and carried all the empty ones down, but I still haven't tried to tackle the box with the tree in it.  PS We gave up the "real" tree shortly after we moved here, it was too much of an ordeal to shop for that "perfect tree" in freezing weather, let the poor tree (we never found that "perfect" one) thaw for a couple of days, then drag it in, struggle with the stand to get the tree relatively straight, and then the lights....gag, I absolutely detest putting lights on the tree.  Thank you God for giving us pre-lit trees.  I would water it, ofcourse spilling more water on the carpet than in that tiny little well that was provided to keep the tree green & healthy.  By the time Christmas was over, you guessed it, needles needles everywhere.  Talk about finding needles in the haystack, needles were embedded into the carpet with the last one coming out about June.  What you say...."what about the wonderful smell of fresh pine?"  Stores are loaded with candles, sprays, potpourri etc that smells just like the aroma of fresh pine.  I figured this out long ago....if you buy the oil and just give a few lights on your tree a drop the heat from the lights envelopes the whole tree with the aroma of fresh there.  My answer to the aroma of fresh pine.  So now you know why I stick with the pre-lit skinny Christmas tree.  I didn't even mention the fact that the living room is kinda small and cannot even come close to handling one of the trees that you "think" is so small at the tree lot, but when you get it home, you have to cut off almost all of the trunk just so the tip doesn't scrap the ceiling.  We don't have those tall ceilings like some homes, just your regular standard 8 footer.  So, now that I have gone on and on about the reasons I don't have a real Christmas tree, I applaud those of you who continue with a real tree, you are a better man than me. (oh wait, I am not a man, but you know what I mean).  Happy Decorating!!

 I love all my Santa's thus the sign.....

A little end table in the family room....and another cute sign

We had a tiny bit of snow last night, needed to capture it so took out a white ornament and then added the digital word art (see what I mean about getting distracted and the addiction??)

Peppermints anyone?

See what I mean, I just keep doing it....!!! But I am having fun, and isn't that part of what Christmas is all about....finding joy each and everyday. 

 "I think the most significant work we ever do, in the whole world, in our whole life, is done within the four walls of our own home."    ~   Stephen R. Covey

 Until next time......


  1. Haha, I told my Better Half that I should be banned from my camera and computer because I'm getting so little done outside my computer room. Sometimes I sit own and the next thing I know HOURS have passed by! Your ecorating is gorgeous and I love your signs


  2. I tend to get sucked into the computer and the camera too, so you're not the only one. I must say though, that this week I didn't even really do anything with my blog until today...sometimes I just need a break. Love your photos, especially that last one with the cute frame :)

  3. Deanna -- in view of your situation I think the fact you decorate for Christmas is a testament to your good nature. Love this --- truly you are a good soul. xoxo

  4. You are definitely not alone here Deanna!
    Your decorations are beautiful.

  5. I just love all of your decorations! And the text you added to the last two shots! These photos are all beautiful.

  6. I love your decorations and the lovely photos.

    Time tends to go so fast when you're on the computer...and nothing else seems to get done.

  7. I LOVE all your decorations.. and the quote too! If you do join in on the five senses let me know.. although I didn't come up with the idea so you don't have to give me credit there..

  8. You are totally spot on!! Both are totally addictive and from my point of view necessary -- as yes it is all about the enjoyment of it all. I absolutely love your Green and Red tea cups and pot!! WOW!!

    You brighten my day -- and while I dont always post... I do stop by. HUGS my friend.


  9. Oh yes my friend I have used a fake tree for years. I love it. The last real tree we had didn't even have that lovely pine smell. And yes I Love my camera and computer just as much!!

    Hgus, Linda

    BTW - I love all your photos!!

  10. It is about fun, Deanna and your home really reflects it - sweet ornaments and gorgeous photography as usual!

  11. Can I come spend Christmas at your house? ; )

    Just so festive and bright, but you are reminding me how behind I am. I have been so busy, that today I looked on my calendar and although I know Christmas is on the 25th, duh, I didn't realize it's a week from Sunday, YIKES! haha


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