It's still only November but I couldn't wait any longer. Our Christmas Decorations have been going up for the past week now. I started listening to the Pandora Christmas music station on November 1st.
For John's birthday my mother gave us a firestarter to have our FIRST fire in our fireplace. We can't wait. But this Atlanta weather just really cant decide what it wants to be. Today I rolled up my pants legs and didn't even wear a coat. WHERE ARE YOU WINTER??
I went to Hobby Lobby to return some knobs that I got for (this) project. I had planned on just getting my money back but in true female fashion the crafts were screaming my name not to leave the store empty handed. So...I succumbed.
I wanted to get a couple of wreaths to go in the living and dining room areas. So, I took a look.
80 bucks...90 bucks...for a wreath!?
Heck, I'll just make my own. So, I found plain wreaths that were on sale for %50 off so I got them for $4!! Then I picked up a few berries and went home and got to work.
I wanted something really simple and clean. So I went with earthy colored berries. I love how simple and beautiful it turned out.
Cost: $6 each as opposed to $80. I'll take it!
Then I took some extra old lace that I used to make this (earring holder)and I glued some berries on to the lace. Then I hot glued it closed and used it as garland to go around the chandelier in the dining room.
Mr. Murphy and I started seriously dating around this time last year so this is a particularly special time of year for us. I love thinking back to all of my memories from last year. I am so pleased with how our lives have progressed in this past year.
I remember going down to my Nanny's for Thanksgiving last year and texting John the whole time missing him and longing for his presence. My Nanny asked me if I thought I was going to marry him. I told her there was no possible way. She disagreed.
(mr. murphy is wearing a hat that I made. he sure can rock a flower)
We had our first kiss on December 3rd 2009 and we were engaged on January 3rd 2010. Grandmothers sure do know best. (and apparently can tell the future.)
Happy Holidays my sweet friends! Enjoy every single minute of it, this time of year goes by fast!