Happy Sunday everyone! If you’re like me, it seems like the past few days has been Sunday with the long holiday weekend. I’m going to soak up every minute of the day before work tomorrow. Have a great day 🙂
Since Alex and I were up so late on Saturday night, we slept in fairly late yesterday. I didn’t wake up until 7:40 woo! By the time we got dressed and out of bed, it was about 10 am. At that point, we decided to enjoy our coffee (Alex) and tea (me) and just wait a little longer to eat so we didn’t throw off our whole eating schedule. A grilled cheese and fries from our favorite diner was the perfect dish after a night of drinking so we enjoyed that for brunch.
Alex is a huge Christmas person. I swear, he would have bought a tree the day after Halloween if I let him. Due to a work trip happening soon for me, his late hours, and us leaving for 5 days to be in Chicago, we figured decorating this weekend was our best option. After Christmas last year, I went to Home Goods and found the cutest sign saying “Let’s wine and dine it’s Christmas time”. Little did I know I would have a bar cart and it was perfect! The first decoration was up before we headed out to buy everything else.
The only downside to moving into your first place and wanting to decorate for Christmas is the cost of decorations and all the supplies 😦 Luckily we have a dollar store close by so we got a few silver and gold ornaments there as well as ornament hooks to save a few dollars. Home Depot had a ton of trees at really good prices if you are in the market for one! We got a 6-7 foot tree for less than $35 dollars plus 75 ornaments for under $10. We also hit up Target for a few other things before heading home to start the process.
Mid-decorating we took a break and headed to Alex’s parents house. Alex’s brother went to Alabama and one of his mother’s clients (she’s a real estate agent) also went to Alabama so they had everyone over to watch the Alabama vs. Auburn game. The client had two small children, 8 and 9 who were there. Since neither Alex or I had any real stakes in the game, we went downstairs to set them up with a game on the Wii. We got roped into playing Life with them so we hung out with the children during the game instead of the adults. Since Auburn won though I think we got the better end of the bargain.
Once the game was over, we said our goodbyes and headed home. We walked into a mess but were quickly able to clean up and finish decorating. It looks so cute you guys! It turned out really well and I can’t wait to get some snow (hopefully) to really add to the ambiance of the season. Aside from needing a centerpiece for our table (any suggestions would be appreciated), we are Christmas ready! I’m glad with how everything turned out since we’ll be able to reuse for years to come.
We intended to stay at home last night and relax. One thing led to another and next thing you know we were in Princeton at the bars. It was much better than Friday night’s outing since it wasn’t as crowded. We were able to see some of Alex’s friends (and his brother and his fiancé) that we were not able to see the night before. When we headed home we were ready to crash. We hung out on the couch for a bit (plus ate and drank water #HangoverPrevention) before heading to bed.
Question of the day: When do you decorate for Christmas?