December 7, 2016

a very, merry christmas apartment

It's that time of year again. The time of year when we Texans go Christmas tree shopping...while wearing shorts and flip flops. So yes, it IS the most wonderful time of the year because the cold sucks, and Texas is not cold. Ten points for Team Texas.

^^did I really just call ourselves Texans?! Big gasp on that one. 

As all normal human beings do, we turned up the Christmas style in the apartment the day after Thanksgiving. Excuse me, we got turnt on Christmas decor <<<isn't that what the cool kids say these days? Should I Urban Dictionary turnt before adding it into a post? We're really big on the $30 live Christmas trees from the Kroger parking lot. Like really big into that. It's kind of our thing, and one day when we live in a real house and not an apartment I'm kind of hoping the sweet Kroger parking lot Christmas tree men let us get one of the 12-foot trees for $30, too.

A girl can dream.
spoiler alert: this year's $30 tree was definitely under 12 feet. 

If I've learned anything from being married to Freddie it's that fir Christmas trees are not acceptable. Every year we go through the same thing. Rick wants to get our tree from the Kroger parking lot. Rick doesn't want a fir tree. Rick forgets that almost no one has pine Christmas trees anymore. Rick can't make up his mind about what to do. Rick takes a long time deciding what to do. Rick gets lucky and finds a couple random pine trees in the mix. Rick wins. Fast forward 365 days and repeat all over again.

I digress. This post is supposed to be all about be opening our home to you so you can judge our Christmas decor, and not about my husband's weird affinity for pine Christmas trees. So without further words ado, welcome to our Christmas home!
Oh what's that? I need more Christmas stuff on this wall? I agree. 
I don't know why it's taken me so many years to throw ornaments in all the bowls around the house, but I'm an ornaments-in-bowl convert. 
There are few things in life more peaceful than twinkly Christmas lights.
Well, a present with a bow tie under the twinkly lit tree is also peaceful.
 Yes, Sparkle Santa and Google Home are very happy together. Thanks for asking. Ten days and going strong. #newrelationship
Aaaaaaaand that's about it other than little bitty odds and ends on all the shelves. Literally all of the shelves. We're leaving for Georgia in one week so we kept the Christmas decor vom down to a minimum this year, and I am a-okay with that because Christmas in Georgia with the fan dam is all I need. 

Also we're working on getting Lupe antlers like Max so don't even worry. 

This dream can soon become a reality. 

How do you decorate for the big day?!

Christmases past:


Kayla MKOY said...

Omg Lupe with an antler would be amazing. I need to see that asap. Ha! Okay your tree is PERFECT. I love that!!! Your apartment is too cute, you go girl!

Stephanie Wilhite said...

Just adorable! I've always waned to get a real tree for Christmas, but have heard they are a lot to keep up with. True?

Donna said...

I always giggle a little when I read about people going Christmas tree shopping. We live out in the country and our Christmas tree shopping involves going to the woods and cutting one down then leaving in the basement for a day so all the snow melts off before we put it up in the living room! We've done a little decorating on the outside of the house but nothing inside yet.

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Your apartment looks so great! You tree turned out so nice!

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

Ummm I want to wrap all my gifts exactly like that bow tie gift, please! OBSESSED. Also I love your little needlepoint E&F ornament and I need to see Lupe in antlers, THANKS.

Jen said...

It looks so great! I love all of the little details in your decorations. So festive!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

There's an Etsy shop that sells the antlers like Max! We bought one for Dart and he doesn't love it as much as we do... Anyways, your apartment looks so pretty! I love the Believe sign, and the Santa hat on the deer head! We do the same thing at our house, except that it actually manages to stay up there for way longer than Christmas.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

hmmmmm i like how little your tree is! i have never had (or seen) a real tree and don't know the difference between fir or pine or anything like that, but i like how yours isn't huge. because that seems more manageable. but i'm scared. no tree for us this year. probably will never get a real tree because cats + real tree = disaster.

Anonymous said...

That needlepoint Christmas ornament is all the heart eyes! So special!

Anne said...

Love the hat on the deer antlers. And the runner! (Target dollar spot totally got me on that one too, ha!) Such a fun peek into your place.

The Siberian American said...

Love that needlepoint ornament, and that you called y'all Texans. ;) Your decorations are so cute!


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