The house has finally gotten into the holiday spirit. I present to you my very first Christmas tree!

The stand, skirt, ornaments, and really everything else was brought over by Jack. ‘Cause buying a zillion little glass balls isn’t really in the budget right now. I might have to start investing in some, though, because this tree looks fabulous. Like it belongs in that corner.

I’m totally going to be the person who still has the tree up in May.

What else do I have up my sleeve for the blog? Painting projects, sewing projects, construction projects, redecorating projects… things are really starting to shape up around here. I expect my energy will last right up to the party, during which I will collapse on the couch after one glass of champagne and fall straight asleep.