My Kind of Tree.

Happy Saturday!

 

This morning, I repeated my dinner from last night, but in a double dose.

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The orange juice made this meal. I haven’t had orange juice in ages – I never have drank much more than water, because I love it. But my husband has been having a glass of OJ in the morning, and I joined in the fun today. It was so refreshing. :)

 

After a fun filled day of decorating (love it), cooking (love it more), cleaning (ugh…I didn’t clean the toilet though), and organizing, I ran out to return some lights that we didn’t need. 

 

I got an eggnog latte:

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Not too sure how I feel about this. I enjoy a sip of eggnog during the holidays, but not much (again, I don’t like many drinks other than water. Or wine. Or margaritas. You get the jist.). This was not quite sweet enough for me since I do not love coffee, and it had way too much nutmeg – which I normally love.

 

So I did this instead.

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Much better.

 

We have 2 family rooms in our house, which means 2 Christmas trees. :)

Actually, we only have 2 trees for a very good reason. Last year, when we lived in the wonderful castle, my hubby surprised me with a Christmas tree. Being the biggest bachelor on earth, he had never had decorations. I threw tantrums everyday while living there was none too happy about our living situation, so I didn’t plan to decorate. 

A few days before Christmas, while I was baking cookies at my parent’s house, he bought and decorated a tree. He had orginally bought a beautiful tree that was a great deal.

It was 8 feet tall.

It obviously didn’t fit, so he went out and bought a second tree. The first was non-returnable, leaving us with 2 trees.

 

This made me extremely excited! Yes – I am usually one to decorate right after Thanksgiving, but with some busy weekends coming up and my incessant harassing of my husband, I began to decorate last week.

 

The back family room is where the big tree went. I knew I wanted the color theme to be deep reds, festive purples, a bit of pinks, golds and greens. These are a few of the ornaments that I love.

 

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Just a few of these beauties scattered throughout the tree.

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Here is a crackberry pic – the best one I have at the moment.

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I’m spending the rest of the evening hanging with my hubby and brother, eating some snacks and drinking some wine.

Sounds fun, right? It will be.

 

But this just means 2 times the man-stink in my house tonight. Candles are a’burnin’.

 

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be featuring Holiday Appetizers 101 for all of your entertaining needs. In the meantime, make this chocolate cake.  :)