One of my BFFs sent me a text last week that said she was going out to buy a small tree and put it up. She has a 17-month-old. When she said "put up a tree," she literally meant it. Up on top of the counter, that is.
A few others whom I follow on Instagram or Twitter have also decorated and I love seeing their photos. Of course, there are the naysayers who say it is too early.
But every. darn. year. don't we say how fast time goes and how fast the holiday season goes? So why the heck not, right? Go ahead, decorate! I won't judge. On this date last year, I had caved. We were living in Philly, it was cold. And I did it, my to my husband's dismay.
So let's keep those who are protecting us, entertaining us or informing us in our minds too ... while we are or are not shopping.
I am not going to lie, once the temperature changed on Sunday I was ready to decorate. But since I am hosting Thanksgiving, I will spare my guests and stick to turkeys and pilgrims. This is my Thanksgiving set up from last year.
And this year ... (these are ceramics that my mom painted way back in the day when I was single-digits years old)
Since we don't have (m)any shelves or places to place much decor, I am not sure what Christmas will look like around here this year. I am in search of a lovely, pre-lit, fake 9-foot tree. Any ideas where to shop?
This is what it looked like in November of last year when I, yes, decorated before Thanksgiving.