The Star-less Tree


A big thanks to the sweet comments on my Blogiversary number 2 post yesterday. I still can’t believe I have been doing this for two years now. It makes my heart happy. Some of you have some great blogging goals and I hope you achieve them! As always if you have questions, would like advice or an opinion I am happy to help.

So I showed you a sneak peek of something Bobby and I did on Sunday and some of you got it right. Yes, I know it’s a little early but we have some very busy weekends coming up (weddings, visiting family, neighborhood events, etc.) so this was the best weekend for us to get it done. I am obsessed with Christmas and with decorating for it. For sure one of my favorite things to do all year. It was strange decorating this year because 1.) I was living at home last year so didn’t have a house of my own to decorate and 2.) we are in a new house so I had to figure out a “place” everything. I am not quite done so more pictures will follow but here is the main “stuff.”

We get ornaments when we visit a new place, have something neat happen, etc. This year the ornament we got was in Disneyworld after we ran the marathon. We had this made at the Christmas store in Downtown Disney:


Bella didn’t like us moving the furniture out of the area where we put the tree. She gets stressed out so easily.


Putting ornaments on the tree! I can’t believe it’s finally tttiimmeee!



I put blankets around the bottom of the tree so we wouldn’t have any broken ornament #fail. This is our first time with wood floors in the living room and I have seen my parents break too many at their house!




Our star-less tree. I told Bobby to make sure he didn’t pick up the star with the non-working lights (we have two) and he plugged it in and it worked…then, he dropped it. Gah! So now the working star is also a non-working star, so until I get a new one…it just looks so weird with nothing on top!


Not to mention, it’s a big tree and it looked HUGE in our old house but with our two story living room it looks so tiny!



sitting by the fire. Smile


Sisterly love…


It’s comical to look at these pictures taken just days ago, because the girls got haircuts yesterday and now look so different, but very pretty I might add.

So, there you have it, a few of our pictures. I am excited to decorate outside, hopefully this coming weekend. I am still on a hunt for some garland I like for the banisters.


I am hoping the YMCA is still set to open on Saturday. They still have a lot of work to do in my opinion and it’s making me nervous. I REALLY need to get back to a workout routine, I have been so lazy the past two weeks with all that has happened with being sick, then my foot, then the ER visit.  I am so excited to be just a block or so away from a gym. The pool is outdoors but will be good for warmer weather cross training (some of you were asking about it in my cross training workouts post.) I will be sure to take pictures on Saturday, and I may even attend the grand opening yoga class! This should be interesting.

QOTD: When do you usually decorate for Christmas? Any decorating traditions? Growing up we decorated the weekend of Thanksgiving, and we always ordered pizza and listened to Christmas music while we decorated.

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13 Responses to The Star-less Tree

  1. 1
    Jen says:

    It looks great! I cannot believe you put it up so early haha. We buy a real tree so we don’t start decorating until 2 weeks before Christmas. My parents did that growing up too, so I guess it’s what I’m used to :)

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    angela hugel says:

    The tree looks great!!! We have to wait awhile to put ours up because we have 2 cats(we adopted last Christmas season) who thought it was their perch lol..

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    KristynKG says:

    We usually decorate either Thanksgiving weekend or the first weekend in December. I would prefer a real tree, but we have a fake one. And since our new house has 10 foot ceilings in the living room, I’m thinking our 6.5 foot tree that we bought LAST YEAR is going to have to be replaced-Already! It will look tiny at the new house. We usually decorate the tree to the sound of football in the background :)
    -check Michael’s for garlands. I picked up some really nice lighted ones last year that we put around the front door. They weren’t too expensive either. I think I got them at the Black Friday Sale
    -side note: I linked back to your blog in my post today. Just wanted to let you know :)

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    Crystal says:

    eh, since we are never at home during the holidays these days, it’s a wonder if a tree ever goes up. We didn’t even have one until K was born. I don’t think we are going to end up putting up my nice, new tree this year (still in the box, got for 50% off at walmart dec. 26 last year!!!) b/c M says it’s too much hassle! Besides, we won’t even be around to enjoy it. Oh well. I have tons of new ornaments too! :(

    I have a homemade Mickey wreath for our front door that I’m especially proud of. maybe that will at least go up…

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    Oh my gosh, I just love decorating for Christmas!!! Christmas is by far my favorite holiday and all the decor always puts a smile on my face. Right now I work in retail, and I don’t care that we put up trees and play Christmas music way way way before the holidays actually get here!
    Your tree is beautiful! So cheery! I love it!

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    elizabeth says:

    i love Christmas!! this is the first year in my own place and I can’t wait to decorate. The BF told me nothing till after t-giving-which I usually do but I am just so anxious this year. I will be hosting 2 holiday parties and look forward to the little holiday touches. I also collect ornaments on trips-I love the disney one! can’t wait to get one myself this year.

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    Rach says:

    YAY Christmas!!! I am so happy you have decorated already! I still haven’t yet because we haven’t had a spare moment. Last year I decorated on the first of November so I’m really behind right now, haha!

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    angela hugel says:

    last year the kitties were little so they didn’t knock it down. This year since they are grown the tree would not hold up as well lol. we did lose a few ornaments lol.. they are so lucky they are cute ;0)

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    […] It’s that time of year again! The tree is up, the lights are on, and all that remains it the outdoor decorations. We changed where we put the tree this year due to some new living room furniture, but I like it, and it’s nice to do something different. You can see how we decorated last year on this post. […]

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