Tuesday, December 15, 2015

(Parks and) Rec the Halls

The wailing and gnashing of teeth from my beloved begins every year come early December.

For those who have been around these parts long enough, you'll remember how he wasn't thrilled about our flamingo tree.

Can't say he wasn't too keen on the "What Does the Fox Say?" theme either.


{sidenote: guess what was in this year's Land of Nod catalog? A fox tree topper. So even though phrases like "weird" and "I don't get it" were thrown around, in reality "AHEAD OF TREND" would have been the most appropriate}

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And, most recently, how he full on DETESTED the Most Magical -albeit slightly disturbing- Rainbow Unicorn Tree of Happiness in 2014.



If only we could just have a "normal" tree with an angel on top, things would be right.

Over two decades of marriage makes you a softie, folks.

2015 is the year I submitted and did an average tree.


#Merica

Lil' Sebastian was the obvious choice as the topper.


 Pieces of coffee filters hot glued onto an angel-ish shaped thick paper base...


 and behold: TRADITIONAL.

"Up in Horsey Heaven, here's the thing. You trade your legs for angel wings..."

When it came to the garland, the "ingredients" were a given.




And all the rest? Image search finds printed out and hung with pieces of looped wire taped to the back.








From our home to yours...

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27 comments:

  1. I love your blog and I love your trees.

    Treat yo self.

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  2. Ahead of trend is right! You deserve royalties!!

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    1. HAHA! Or perhaps just embarrassed that my "decor" endeavors are best suited to a young child demographic. Grade school chic anyone?

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  3. Last year when you posted the unicorn rainbow tree I was amazed, I absolutely loved that tree. It made me so happy just looking at the picture of it, which I admit was several times. Sadly, when I shared it with my husband,he just didn't get how cool it was. Now this year, I'm blown away again, I love love love Parks and Rec. My family and I have shared some great bonding experiences while binge watching this show for the last month, so I cant wait to show them what you have done with your tree. They will love it as much as I do and I hope you don't mind if we try to re-create something similar for our tree this year :)

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    1. A man not getting how cool something is? That describes MY WHOLE LIFE.

      P.S Hooray for Binge & Bond family time!

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  4. You are a nutter. I can't even begin to imagine how you think of these things. Some people think of these things but they don't actually follow through. You, on the other hand. Clearly you go by the motto "Go Hard or Go Home". I tip my slightly less crazy hat to you. (We're away again this year... but next year: Xmas is MINE!) xx

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    1. "Go Hard or Go Home"...I have a sign that says that. Right above my nightstand. Now the whole world knows. Thanks a lot, Sam.

      ;)

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  5. Marry Me! (Or at least consider an Arrested Development tree next year). Seriously, this is.the. BEST! Can't wait to see next year's :)

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    1. A banana topper sounds like a delicious challenge!!

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  6. I began following your blog this time last year because of your unicorn rainbow tree. But now, oh. But now.
    Best. Ever. Love you so much.
    Excuse me--I have to go share this on social media.

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    1. A unicorn introduction. It doesn't get more magical than that. Thanks for the love XOXO

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  7. I love Parks and Rec, and Ron Swanson, and his affinity for breakfast food in mass quantities and at any time of day. To combine all of it with a tree and I think it's just about the perfect holiday spectacle EVER.

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  8. This is such a spectacular tree. You are amazing.

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    1. Takes amazing to know amazing, my lovely friend.

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  9. I didn't understand any of this, sad face

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    1. Maybe if you would ever COME TO VISIT ALREADY, you and Ron could be properly introduced? I love you anyway.

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    2. I'm pretty sure if we came to visit we would never leave.

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  10. Loved the fox tree back then, SUPER loved the unicorn tree (my husband was also like, "Uhhh...that's weird" so I told him that he was soulless) but this tree right here? It takes the cake, and all the food that's on that tree as well. I absolutely adore your creativity! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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    1. Awwww! Such nice words! Thanks for sticking around for so long :) Wishing you an awesome Christmas!!

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  11. Oh my! You are too funny! My husband would be the same way and I guess although I love your creativity and think it's a great tree, I just am way more traditional with our tree. Sometimes I wish I was just not so "stuffy" and could let loose and do something crazy like that. We do however have some crazy ornaments. Last year I made one for my daughter's tree with red long johns on one side and the other side said "Walkin in your winter underwear" that's about as outside the box as I really get.
    Have you ever actually had a traditional tree? Maybe one year you'll come home and hubby will have put up a tree and decorated it. Now wouldn't that be a surprise?!?! I'm guessing a little adjusting would possibly be in order if he did. LOL
    Thanks for another great post always happy to click in and see something new from you!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  13. Where you been lately? No Facebook, no blogging? I miss you!!!

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    1. HAHA! I'm still here. I suspended my FB account the beginning of the year and can't say I've missed it one bit. Except now YOU'LL have to blog more so I can keep up with your antics :) I haven't given up writing here forever...just being very intentional with my time and staying offline as much as possible. POSTING SOON, I PROMISE.

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