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Now, about those ornaments?!

So you know back in September when we talked about doing pre-prep for craft shows? We’ll apparently we learned how to stay a head when it come to our “business” but with our daily life, that seems to tell a different story…

After our two final holiday shows this last weekend we managed to pull out the old decorations on Monday night. Determined to make it “feel” like Christmas around here we got the tree out and plugged it in… only to be reminded about that strand of lights in the middle that didn’t work last year?! Luckily I purchased an extra set on sale after Christmas for this exact purpose. When we went to plug them in they worked for a few minutes and then I think we blew a fuse in that little box that makes them twinkle like a strobe light and gives you a head ache? Either that or maybe our little farm house is rejecting modern technology, I’m not sure why but it was sorta a disaster!? Cale spent another hour trying to get the old set off of the tree which of course they were wrapped around each individual strand of the tree. I finally just told him to leave them on and we cut the cord at the bottom and called it good. Finally we dug through and found some old lights I had in college (leave it up to the old guys to work perfectly)! They of course were on a white strand that totally sticks out against our beautiful green tree (this is another reason why designers should NOT decorate because it gives you another thing to be paranoid about)! See, originally we we’re trying to go for a clean, simple, modern decoration style with a basic tree and matching white lights. Once we got the new lights up it kinda looked like a circus puked on our tree… but hey, they worked dang it!

Is anyone else having a year like this!? Christmas is one of our favorite holidays but man it’s been hard to keep our cheer level up. We’ve been busy, busy and it’s made it really hard to enjoy the little things that have always made Christmas so special. We are definitely looking forward to some serious rest and family time. Only a week away! Hang in there friends and make sure you take time for those little things even if they don’t turn out exactly the way you had it planned out in your head. Remember it’s moments like these that make the best memories. It’s these moments you’ll be telling your kids and laughing about what a “huge” disaster that was. So stop. Breathe. Enjoy it.

We are happy to announce we FINALLY got the tree up WITH lights. Now, about those ornaments?!

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