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Meet Your Modern Day Griswolds

This was our second attempt at decorating for Christmas this year.  After a long and crazy few weeks, we finally had the time to get our tree up.  Thanks to Craigslist we now have the perfect tree! $15 for a 7.5 foot artificial Canadian Pine tree!

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Here I go putting up lights on the lower level.  This was a lot of work.

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Can you believe how tall this tree is?!  I am 6ft tall myself, so you can imagine how I feel standing beside this seven and half foot tree in an apartment.

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After many trial and errors, we finally came up with this marvelous looking tree!

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Midway through decorating, we realized we didn’t have everything we needed.  So of course that called for a trip to Walmart to  get some more Christmas decorations.  What can I say, we love this time of year!

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We also picked up these four candles for one dollar each.  Take that, $2.25 Glade candles!

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Look what Tracy did with a few candles and the snowman salt and pepper shakers.

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Here is a snowman cookie jar that we won at my father’s Christmas party.  Make a wish!  Let’s just say this cookie jar is the only gift from the party that we can post on our G-rated blog.  Good ole White Elephant gag gifts! 😉

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Penguin and snowman straws.  It can’t get any better than this.
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As you can see we love to play darts!  Merry Christmas!  There is nothing better than a fresh espresso shot in a penguin glass. Or cat glass.  Or snowman glass.

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For under $15 you can make a beautiful wreath just like this.  Thanks Tracy for your wonderful creativity.

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Here our some of the ornaments that we have been collecting since we’ve been together.  Notice a trend?

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Yummy!  When Tracy told me about Soy Eggnog I was so excited.  I recommend this over diary eggnog.  (Only 90 calories per. serving!!)

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Look at this fine looking cat!  My buddy!  (Nutmeg)

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And yes, we are THAT couple!  Hellooooo Griswalds #2! 🙂

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Question of the day: Do you go all out decorating for Christmas? If you have a blog with pictures of your decorations, send us a link!  We’d love to see how other people celebrate!

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2 Responses

  1. What a good blog you have here. I am a massive fan of the festive season and with a little more free time I love to browse the internet. I have bookmarked your site and plan on coming back again soon. In times past we would kill time and expand our knowledge by reading the daily newspapers, nowadays I would encourage everyone to read random blog posts each day and gain a personal insight into unique subjects and fascinating ramblings. Keep up your great blog posts.

  2. AHHHHHH I LOVE christmas decorations. I always make wreaths to give away as gifts! So fun & affordable, and I love being able to customize. I am completely jealous of the AWESOME mug collection you guys have 🙂

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