It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Yep we are that annoying family who put their decorations up as soon as well can, but never before the 1st December.  This weekend we had a great time, putting fairy lights up everywhere, the tree went up and the stairs was also prettied, pretty much everything but the front door wreath. I need to get a plain one and then Miss L and I can decorate it to our own taste.

This years tree was purely decorated by Miss L and it’s gorgeous.  All I did was put the fake tree up.  We had been thinking about a real tree this year. But after my escapade last week with the asthma attack and as I was diagnosed by the allergy clinic in the summer with being allergic to trees, shrubs, grass – well pretty much the whole of outside, Paul thought maybe it best we stick with a fake tree. As much as I hate it he’s probably right 🙁

But after the tree was up we decided to start making our teacher’s presents for this year, we’ve gone with vintage tea candles. Dead easy for Miss L to make and a nice pressie to give.  Here’s my tutorial from a few years ago – this year Miss L has pretty much done them herself. I love how my little girl is becoming such an independent young woman.

If you need some more Christmas present ideas, pop over to Thrifty Christmas lots of brilliant ideas from lots of Thrifty Bloggers!


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  1. Your decs look gorgeous! That is a great fake tree, it looks real from the photo. Looks like Miss L is doing a cracking job! I do have a Thrifty Christmas in mind for you, I just havent got round to doing it yet. I’ll work on it this week x
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  2. We bought our tree but I decorate it with the kids and they aren’t all in together until tomorrow evening so will do it then. For now it sits in its glorious nakedness in the corner of the room!

    We are making hot chocolate truffle mix for teacher presents, must get on and get the ingredients!

  3. I’m itching to get my tree up and decorated. We’re waiting for my son’s girlfriend to come home for the weekend from uni as she really wants to help….sitting on my hands atm!