So Nate has strep throat... 'tis the season! I thought it would be fun to have a laid back night at home. I put a roast in the crock pot, made some rolls, and bought some holiday decorations at the dollar store. While there, they had these garish felt stockings and I almost bought them. Normally I am a minimalist when it comes to decorating, but there is something about Christmas. It's supposed to be festive, right? Well I went for some simpler green ones and got some fake gold poinsettia blooms to hang them on. Well I've been hanging some stuff up, but I was perplexed as to where to hang our stockings. We have this empty wall in our living room because we just moved our furniture all around. I was trying to think how to make it look like I didn't just slap two stockings in the middle of the wall. Nate is pretty creative usually so I consulted him. He said that we could get some butcher paper and make a fake fireplace. I was so excited! Seriously. I thought it sounded fun. He burst out laughing... for like ten minutes. He was like, "You only do that when you're in second grade!" Looks like I need a new solution :(
I've been searching out marthastewart.com for ideas, but nothing yet. I will post some pictures when we get it all finished!