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Christmas Tree


Dr. Seuss Themed Christmas Tree

I love Dr. Seuss……. ANYTHING!

So, it is probably no surprise to most that I would do a “Dr. Seuss” themed Christmas Tree.  Specifically “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”.

I love how in the cartoon and the movie alike, they had random things on the trees.  In the cartoon, they even had presents.  I couldn’t pull that off, but it gave me the idea to put random things, like silk flowers.

But, not just any silk flowers.

The “loudest” and most “sparkliest” of all flowers.

Most of the ornaments, I have collected over the past few years.  However, every year, I add to it a little.

I love ornaments, but picks are what give my tree the look I wanted.  I got these in a kit from Sam’s Club this season.  They should still have some.

This is as close as I could get to putting actual presents ON my tree instead of UNDER it.  I got these from Michael’s craft store three years ago when they went on sale.  I think I ended up paying $.89 for them in the end.  They also make a great idea as a present topper.  One year, I wrapped all my presents in brown paper.  I then embellished them with these picks and everyone thought they were so pretty, they didn’t want to open their presents and mess it up.

I also bought these at my local craft store 3 years ago.  They haven’t had any since.  I have gone back optimistically each year to hopefully buy more, but still get dissapointed.  I call these my Peacock feathers!

This is what I found instead this year.  The lighting in the photo keeps  you from seeing the pretty sparkle these flowers have.  I bought these and the blue one at the top from the craft store this season for 50 % off already.  They are a little pricey, but are sturdy and worth it in my opinion.  They were $5.99 each after the 50% off.  Again, at Michael’s.

I bought a set of these, and…………..

these 3 years ago at Target.  I think I’m addicted to GLITTER! 

These green swirly picks were in the same kit from Sam’s Club and I used them at the top.

These snowflakes were in it too and I felt like it symbolized the Snowflake that Whoville was in.

Last but not least, these are the puffs in the tree.  This is new this year for me.  I really felt like this made my tree this year.  This is a great idea to help hide “holes” in the tree.   Picks are too, but these can hide so much more than they can.  Plus it just really adds something to your tree.  AND!  It is ridiculously EASY!

I bought the fabric in a roll of 10 yrds. from Sam’s Club and cut every 1ft. or so.  Then I just gathered all four ends and twisted a pipe cleaner I had cut in half to it.  Puff it up and stick it in the tree!  That’s IT!


SO!  That’s it!  Hope you like my tree and I hope I have given you some ideas to try out on your own!



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Oh Christmas Tree!

Like most, my family was on the road this past Thanksgiving.

And also, like most, we always get our Christmas Tree right after Thanksgiving.

When we first moved almost 3 years ago, we couldn’t seem to find a Christmas Tree stand around our new house, which was completely crazy to me since there were probably Christmas Tree stands just about every 5 miles where we were from.


After the first year where I had to suck it up and go to Food Lion (which I will never do again)……..  (No OFFENSE Food Lion), and got a tree that DIED (I’m talking Brittle Dry Twigs People!) within the first week……

We decided that we would always get our tree while we were visiting home for Thanksgiving.

This year, I was VERY excited.  This year would be the first year I wouldn’t have to measure anything.  This is because our new house has 12 ft. ceilings.  I know, I can hardly believe it myself.

I have NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER had a house with 12 ft. ceilings.

The kids on the other hand, just wanted to play hide and seek.


Aidan was really the first one.  I lost him for a while, but thankfully he showed back up again before we were ready to leave.  I know, great parenting.

Even Z was playing….. ok, not really.

Now was time to get down to business.  Would it be that one?

Or that one?  Or that one?  Or that one?

And then, there I stood…. across the   room  grass.  I could have sworn I heard music playing, something like “Why do birds…… suddenly appear….. everytime!  You are near!”

“Just like me, they long to be, CLOSE TO YOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUU!”  She was PERRRRRRRRFECT!  Yes, SHE!

BUT!  Then!……… DUT DUT DUUUUUUUHHHHHH!   Would it go through the terrifying tunnel of Net?

So we held our breath……

And with a HEAVE!!!

And a HOE!

She came through!

Yes, we drove 3 hours home with her in the back and Yes, we don’t mind if you call us the Griswold’s.  We will own it and be proud to bare the name.

In closing, we came! ……. We saw!……


Have a great weekend!

P.S.  I’m working on A LOT of updates of the New House.  Stay tuned to Blog Posts on it coming soon……… Like Monday!



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Christmas in July!

It has been hot here as of lately.  I mean really HOT!  However, I realize I am not telling you anything new that you haven’t discovered yourself.

If you live pretty much anywhere in the United States, it is probably unbearably hot right now.


I thought to myself……  “How can I make these Crazy Hot Dog Days of Summer Better?”

Then all of a sudden I heard a voice….. (*don’t worry, I’m not crazy)


The voice said, “Then he puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore.  Then the grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!”



Then I heard Jingle Bells and White Christmas and Rockin Around the Christmas tree! (Ok, so maybe I’m a little Crazy.)

 REGARDLESS!   It was going to be Christmas at the Zimmerman’s that night!

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