Wouldn't it be nice to be one of those women? No...not Pamela Anderson...I'm talking about those women that have a clean house all the time, make gourmet meals for their family every night, and have breathtaking Christmas decorations up the day after Thanksgiving. Yeah, I'm not one of those women. I'm the other kind of mom. The kind that (gasp!) buys frozen meals that my son can pop in the microwave when I'm stuck at work late; The kind that has (again....gasp!!) dust bunnies hiding in the corners (in my opinion, a major drawback of hardwood floors...I hope you're still reading this post...I am getting to a point). And you know what?...I'm ok with being that kind of mom. My son knows I love him, and...really...does all the fluff and sparkle matter that much?
That being said, I decided it would be better to put up imperfect Christmas decorations this year (in the spare hour I had to decorate) than to do nothing at all.
For example, our beautifully sparse Christmas tree. I think it's pretty darn tranquil (if a tree can be tranquil).
Here's a close up. I just love those beaded and glass snowflakes from Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware (although, they failed me this year by not carrying them).
My itty bitty garland and stockings (including a wee sock for our little pooch).
And a few ornaments on the kitchen chandelier. NOTE: I've since seen a million photos of gorgeous decorated chandeliers. I've filed those photos away for next year's decorating.
I am pretty proud of one of my creations, my voluptuous wreath that's now proudly displayed on the front door. Yep...I made her...for about $15. You can love her, hate her, feel indifferent towards her, but I'm pretty full of myself over this little creation.
I hope you all relax and enjoy this wonderful holiday season!