Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Decor

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We're traveling for Christmas this year so I'm keeping it simple, knowing full well that I'm not going to want to return home just to have to box up the house and toss the dead greens.

I'm using what I have around the house and adding just a few things for fun and sparkle.
I wish I could say we had a live tree and wreath this year, but the truth is they usually wind up dead before New Years' with the only healthy plants left being poinsettias. I can't throw away a live plant so they grace our home until Easter when I beg my husband to do the dirty work and toss them.

Which brings me to our pumpkins. It has been unseasonably warm so carving them would have turned them immediately into soup, thus the decision was made to leave them intact. My plan worked out so well that here they are still here, firm and healthy, mocking me, 16 days before Christmas.

Here are a few other Christmas photos. 

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Decorating with your husband

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Actual conversation that just took place...

Me, "How precarious do you think it is to hang this curtain rod on that window over the stairwell?

Him, "I wouldn't do it with your injured leg." (side note- I fell down the stairs last week and am recovering)

Me, "Fine, then you will do it. Just put one foot in that open window, the other on the newel post and wedge in. You'll be fine." (and I wonder how I fell down the stairs?)

Him, "Ok."

Me, "You know what? Let's hold up the drapes on the rod first and see if full length panels are going to look ridiculous here before we go through all the effort of breaking a leg."

He holds drapes up against window while standing on a chest of drawers.

Me, "I'm glad we checked. That looks terrible. I'll return this set of panels and just patch the old holes, touch up the paint and call it a day."

I exit the hallway to put the drapes back in their packaging. Upon returning to the stairwell I find my husband standing in the window midway up a second story wall.

Me, "what the heck are you doing?"

Him, "I'm hanging the curtain rod."

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