Monday, December 28, 2009

Tis the Season

Although the season is almost over, we still wanted to post a few pictures of our first holiday!

Last year, we were given an ornament shower (best idea ever!) around the holidays. So, needless to say, we were excited to put all of our beautiful decorations out together! Here are just a few examples...

After receiving these great '12 Days of Christmas' ornaments at the shower from my mom, I set out to buy a tree stand to display them. Unfortunately, the stand at Crate & Barrel is around $80! So we found this great substitute at a yard sale last year... We were so excited to finally put it all together!

Aside from decorating, I also did a bit of holiday baking! With lots of help from my mom and Sarah, we put together these goodie boxes with homemade baklava and Christmas cookies.

Earlier this year, I seriously lucked out in finding a cookie press at (another!) yard sale. It worked perfectly and came with all the attachments to make the tree, snowflake, poinsettia, and wreath cookies.

Having the house decorated and lots of baked goodies certainly helped our Christmas spirit... and got us started on a few new traditions of our own!

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