Deck the Halls + More

>> Tuesday, November 17, 2015

In other random news, we’re getting ready for Christmas.

I have this thing about getting a real tree each year, but now that we’ve put our piano in the prime real estate, we don’t have the space for a full-bodied tree. So, I searched high and low and found this slim Prescott “Feel Real” Fir by the National Tree Company, and I’m anxious to get it up and decorated.

(BTW: I bought the tree for $199 and now the price has jumped, so if you like it -- definitely wait a few days to see if the price lowers again.)

We never do a themed tree, but I guess this year we’re going a little rustic. I picked up some inexpensive galvanized ornaments at Michael’s on a half-off sale. I have a bunch of the beeswax ornaments I made last year and some vintage-y looking ones that we’ve been using for quite a while. I’m excited to see how it all turns out. Over Thanksgiving I would love to make some new beeswax ornaments and hopefully get up a simple tutorial for you guys. It’s really easy and fun. I love how they smell!

I’m also going overboard because I want everything to feel cozy and homey. An early nesting instinct, I suppose. These items may or may not be in my shopping cart right now.

Christmas Cookie Cutters (maybe ornaments?)

The other day I bought an issue of People magazine. I enjoy reading through gossip celebrity stuff when I’m not feeling great. I’d say it was my first issue in over a year. And when I got toward the end, I noticed the Body page. From what I hear on Instagram, this isn’t a new section.

I just don’t get why this is OK.

1190 calories? And the nutritionist still says to avoid the dressing on the salad because it might have mayo in it? I was frustrated to see the glorification of restricted diets in yet another genre of magazines. Maybe I’m overreacting, but if I had seen this when I was a teen, it would have fueled my eating disorder even more.

Her words of wisdom? “If you feel full, don’t eat more."

Weird transition to something sort of vain. Or not. I bought . . . clip-in hair extensions. WHAT! Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had this stick-straight, thin hair never reaching much beyond my shoulders. Between that and being an A-cup even when nursing, there are times when I downright feel like I lost the girly lottery. I’m not terribly feminine to begin with, but there are times when I feel like I’d like to -- you know -- play with my hair. Or try a cool braid.

The kind I got are Luxy Hair in dirty blonde. The thinnest set. I’ve only worn them twice (and only plan to for special events or just playing around). But they’re really fun! They match my color well, stay in my thin hair wonderfully, and don’t tangle at all.

That’s all from me for today.  Thank you for all your kind comments, emails, and other messages about our ultrasound update. I have so much more to say about this pregnancy, but I’m not ready to delve in yet. I’ll keep giving little snippets as we learn more. I think I’ll feel better writing after we cross the first trimester line.

Get ready for Thanksgiving deliciousness!

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