For years I was a Christmas addict and every room that had the space had a tree of a varying size stuffed into it. After two Christmases with late pregnancies and now two toddlers I have scaled way back to a holiday without the trees. I miss them, but I shudder to think of a little man trying to climb one the way he climbs every tree we see at the park. It makes sense, right? Boys climb trees. Why shouldn’t they want to climb one in your house? Crash, boom, broken ornaments.
This year the hubs made a tree out of scrap beadboard we already had. I enjoy the simplicity and I think the presents will look lovely there when the boys are ready for them. Yes, they try to look at this one pretty closely, but they aren’t climbing it yet or eating pine needles. Wait, they did do that from my greenery arrangement. One day, a real tree… I can wait (impatiently).
The greenery in the vase was throw away spruce from a Christmas tree sale. I love reusing the cut boughs for arrangements and decorations- free and heavenly smelling! Our couches usually have neutral and very easy to clean slipcovers in lighter colors on them, but at Christmas I break out a color I hide the rest of the year…red.