Anyways, despite the less than ideal camera, and even more less than idea lighting situation I wanted to share my Christmas tree! Growing up I always had live trees. So now that I have my own place there was no doubt in my mind I wanted to get a my first live tree of my own. While I would have loved to go all out when it came to decorating my tree I accepted the fact that ornament and decoration collections are made over years not days.
After Dylan and I picked out the perfect tree from a tree lot run by a local Boy Scout chapter, I headed to Big Lots to pick out the essential tree decorations. I know there's a big debate on the colored lights vs. white lights for your tree, and I am fully on team colored lights. I picked up some traditional ornaments and some deco-mesh, and well this is what we got:
I must admit, I couldn't be happier about how it turned out! It was so much fun to decorate our first (of many to come) Christmas tree together. Except since it's at my apartment I might have played the "my tree" card a few times when I was being particular how it was decorated, however Dylan put up with my antics. He was even sweet and bought 3 special ornaments- a L for me, a snowflake with 2014 to celebrate our first Christmas together, and a pup (which sadly didn't mean I was getting one this year) for exciting things in the future.
As for the wrapping, it's all from Hobby Lobby. I definitely take after my mother in my love for pretty wrapping paper and bows! Actually after looking at this tree there's no doubt in my mind that I am my mother's daughter, and I see nothing wrong with that!