Oh my friends how I have missed you! Remember when I was wallowing around between employments with all the time in the world? Well that seems like a distant memory at this point. I had the most wonderful Thanksgiving where I got to spend 19 glorious hours with my family (and fav. cousin!) in Woodstock. I almost ruined the mini-pies, but they turned out delicious despite their aesthetic flaws. I have been working non-stop for the past 2 weeks at a place we affectionately dub the ‘Nut Room,’ and while the work is draining it is temporary so I just try to keep my head up. Also, after applying to millions and millions of things online, I have obtained an internship with a company that does wholesale/retail stuff on the internet and they WANT ME TO DO THEIR BLOG and DO SOME OF THEIR INTERNETS’ STUFF!!! (I work for free for now, but this is a step in the right direction, right?) All I want for Christmas is to be hired as an employee to do this…
I haven’t had anytime to do any projects. Sadface. I have started to decorate though. Yay! Starting with a 1$ tube of mini bulbs in a mason jar. (LOOK HOW WELL THEY MATCH MY COLORS!) Read on to see my budget/DIY/easy decorations!
The first thing I did was hang up some lights. Some people are partial to the white ones, but dangit! It’s Christmas. And I love the color twinkles. I did get the ones on a white wire and I have to admit I like it better than the traditional green. Here are a day and night shots. Note how subtle it is during the day? This project was also very easy. No nails involved. I simply used the hook left behind from the mini-blinds to hang the lights. (Please see my no sew curtain project for more information). There conveniently (the only time I will EVER say that word about this apartment) is an outlet in-between the windows.
Last night after a gruesome shift at the ‘Nut Room’ my very handsome boyfriend took me out for Thai food. He wanted to go out dancing (it was a Saturday, after all- I thought it was Sunday all day) and I was like, “Um, no. I am waaay to tired to stand any more today.” So we went to Trader Joes on the way home instead.
We I got some more supplies for my bar cart and we picked up a bundle of pine rope (and snacks). Last night we he attempted to hang it in our doorway between the kitchen and living room and I fashioned a Charlie Brown style wreath with the leftovers.
And who could forget… The handsome boyfriend brought me home these stockings cause while he knows I love Christmas he doesn’t read my blog and didn’t know I want to make em… (Hey Santa, all I want for Christmas is a sparkly thing on my finger!… Just kidding. Sort of).
So there you have it, my little start on Christmas decorations. Not perfect but on its way to charming and festive. I still would like some sort of tree (I think we are going to get a Home Depot Palm Tree instead of a typical christmas one!!!! So excited!) and I might still make some stockings! (There are 4 of us, cats included). Phew, back to work…Who rests on Sundays? Not I the intern/seasonal employee. Remember, all I want for Christmas is A REAL JOB. Santa should have no problem bringing that in through the drain, right?