Christmas Time Endorphins

11 Dec

I finally did it! Woke up this morning in a really festive mood! After Church (the gym) I came home, put up my Christmas tree and decorated my front door. I think it turned out great.

Here’s the skinny on my tree…

It’s no secret “The Bougiehippie” like nice thing for a fraction of the price kind of like my waist line. I bought this tree three years ago at Family Dollar for 20 bucks so it has already paid for itself twice.

I don’t go with the traditional green Douglas-fir because I think it’s for someone with children. When I was a kid my parents would put up the green tree then let me and my little brother craft our own ornaments and decorate it ourselves with flickering colored lights. Thanks to my dad I can cut a snow flake from construction paper.

However, the thing I didn’t like about decorating the tree as a kid my mom still had final say over how the tree actually looked along with her horrible affection for tensile. Yes, even as a kid I had sophisticated taste.

I vowed to myself I wouldn’t use tensile, a green tree or colored lights when I become an adult and get my own tree along with the vow to never get fat off Christmas cookies and dressing.

Cut to me at 25-years-old I like my tree like my figure; slim, tall and impeccably dressed.

I decorated my whole tree for 60 bucks.

Ornaments: Wal-Mart 20 dollars
Bows: Target 5 dollars
Lights: Home depot 10 dollars
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby 3 dollars
Scarf as Tree Skirt: Kohl’s 2 dollars

As for the door: wrapping paper 61 cents at Target and wreath 10 dollars at Wal-Mart.

The aesthetic for decorating my tree is to keep it monochromatic with a pop of color. Every year I like to change one color yet coordinate with my decor; 2009 it was red, 2010 I use blue and this year purple. To save money I keep my receipt to exchange them for new bulbs during the day after Christmas sale. You save 50% and have a head start on next year.

What do you think of Christmas trees past?


4 Responses to “Christmas Time Endorphins”

  1. Antonio Maurice Daniels December 11, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    Excellent job with the tree and the door! I love what you’ve done with your tree each year from the pictures you’ve shown.

  2. Amanda {} December 12, 2011 at 2:17 am #

    oh my gosh…your tree is beautiful!! and I love how you included the little xmas tree timeline!! getting festive…I like it!!!

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  3. kristina@beancakes ♠ December 12, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    ah! these trees are stunning!! i did a silver tree as well this year ~ like a little charlie brown tree & i like how you used a scarf for the skirt {like linus’s blanket} very nice!!!!!
    xx ~ kristina

  4. simplychic December 12, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    Your posts always make me laugh! I hear you abt the tree. I always decorated my family tree with gold & burgundy, and one year I came home for the holidays and my parents bought a fake tree with colored lights!!! Christmas was not the same that year. If there’s no kids in the house colored lights are a big no-no. And I’m pretty convinced when/if I become a mother we won’t be hanging any homemade ornaments, or we’ll put them on the back 😉

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