this year we bought our first christmas tree! (live of course. we don't really have the space to keep a fake on for 50 weeks a year. and plus, real ones just smell soooo good!)
i was very excited since the last christmas tree i had was a 6 foot potted palm tree in my dorm room. yup. classy, i know.
all this shopping was very exciting for me: the tree stand, tree blanket, giant lights, candy canes, and of course, a tree!
we went to the boys scouts, but they were only open in the afternoon. so we went to home depot where they had a bunch more trees for much cheaper. love saving $$$.
tree stand assembled. took us like 7 minutes. (we should be smarter than that with all the student loans we're paying back ;P )
cleared a spot in the living room for the tree. (yes, my living room is once again rearranged.)
our tree! we named him Fraiser. since of course he is a fraiser fir. we are very original when it come to naming things.
ta-da! there he is! it's about 6 1/2 feet tall and plenty big for the space it's in. tree skirt from target: $5.
with lights! i love the big colored lights i bought this year. i may buy another strand for next year.
so far we have a couple ornaments on the tree (that were an early christmas gift), some cinnabun candy canes and a bunch of gifts on the tree. i love how simple it is.
it smells delicious.
happy christmas, everyone!