Yeah, I decorated for Christmas, okay? I'm the worst. But we weren't hosting Thanksgiving this year and the Italians have already begun (they obviously don't celebrate Thanksgiving so there is no buffer to the Christmas madness) and I was just like, "When in Rome." Just about literally.
This is our second Christmas as a married couple and our first tree together! I was pining (yeah puns!) over getting a real tree this year and I didn't think it would happen until I spotted some incredibly affordable — and apartment-sized! — ones at IKEA with a really cool program. I'm not sure if they do this in the states, but at our local IKEA, they had these real trees for 15€ that you pot instead of chop, and then when Christmas is over, you bring the tree back and they replant it and give you a gift card. It's kind of like being a holiday foster family! So I picked this little guy out — it's under 4 feet — took him home and named him Kringle, much to my husband's chagrin.
After Tyler did all the literal dirty work (potting this baby), I got to do the fun part — decorating while watching/reciting "Home Alone." I also spotted these super fun yarn pom ornaments at IKEA (as well as the other ornaments I did buy, like these fun paper gems), but I was like, no way am I paying for something that I can make for about 1/10 of the cost and customize, especially when I already have the stuff and can pump them out in one sitting of "Love Actually." So, here we are.