Monday, November 29, 2010

A tropical Christmas?

I'm a real -as in not fake- Christmas tree snob. I completely understand the benefits and efficiency of fake trees. But there is just something about real trees that I don't want to give up. Going out to pick out the perfect shape, the scent of pine filling your house, and the look and feel of the tree. There is something I do want to give up...the price. I just can't justify spending $25-30 on a tree every year when we don't even have Christmas at my house (we always go to our parents). So I normally put up a tree every other year. This year I considered cutting down a tree from behind my mom's house, but the scrawny cedars and bonsai-shaped ponderosa pines just wouldn't cut it. The reason I was so anxious to put up a tree on my off year is that I got some gorgeous ornaments last year that just need to be displayed. :-) As I was getting out a few Christmas decorations this year, I kept glancing at the big palm plant I have in the corner. It was about the same size as a Christmas tree...It is real...It sits in the corner where I normally put the tree...So I decided to put some of my pretty bulbs on it and see what happened.
Kind of crazy, but kind of cool.
The most beautiful Christmas bulb ever...
 Here are a few of my other decorations.
Yay! Christmas is coming!

Monday, November 15, 2010

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

-Lewis Carroll from Through The Looking Glass

..."The things which are impossible with men are possible with God." Luke 18:27 Today is one of those days where I need to believe in the impossible. 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Clothing shop I love

Here's a little promotion for Just found them about a month ago, through a facebook ad of all places and I love them. For once one of the ads related to me! Affordable yet awesome vintage inspired clothing. It's been so long since I've seen clothing I really liked that wasn't $200. (So I've just been buying cheap lame clothing). I haven't bought anything from Ruche yet, but I've certainly added a bunch of items to my Amazon wishlist for Christmas. Only disadvantage is not getting to try the clothes on first, but living in the middle of nowhere I've kind of resigned myself to this anyway. So check them out if you think you'll like them.