Creating Joy

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I have been wanting to decorate the house from top to bottom with Christmas decorations... but as we all know they are quite expensive and money most definitely does not grow on trees. So, why not attempt a few DIY decorations? I bought some block letters from JoAnn's and a can of spray paint from Walmart, used my trusty spray-paint box, and bam! Instant Joy.

I'm still trying to figure out where to put them, but for now they bring some color to the opening from our kitchen to the living room. Other decorations I'm trying to find time to make include a Christmas tree skirt and possibly an advent calendar. I know, don't judge, those are supposed to be ready for the beginning of December, but hey, better late than never. I'll let you know if those every get accomplished.

In other news, we finally got our lights put up today. Only in Texas will you be dripping with sweat and getting eaten alive by bugs while hanging your Christmas light. I even got stung by a bee while helping Russell out. Mother Nature, are you listening? I wouldn't mind if a little holiday weather made it's way down to Texas. Thanks.


Reeve family said...

I love your joy letters! I just might have to copy you!

Megan said...

haha!! i can't believe you got stung!! Christmas in Texas is totally crazy! although, last year on December 6th (yeah, it was a significant day), it snowed in Austin!! but Janurary 2nd I was tracting in short sleeves and was slightly sweaty... go figure! :)