This is a not a lifestyle or decorating blog.
Mostly that is because my decorating and lifestyle could best be described as “something has gone wrong.”
I have good ideas but the place is pretty much a perpetual mess and a hodge podge of not-quite- finished projects
But for Christmas I decorate.
Well, actually, for the Christmas party I decorate – I’m not sure I’d do it if a bunch of people weren’t coming over. But I do enjoy it and this year I solved a long standing dilemma.
(yes, the orange Loony Toons monster lives there year round)
I’ve tried various solutions but never quite been satisfied until this year.
It was super simple and though I’m quite sure I’m far from the first person to think of it I was pleased with it and I think came out looking pretty festive.
Now this is a case where my sister Paula would have come in handy as she is a package wrapping genius – all of her gifts are truly works of art – you almost feel bad opening them (well, let’s keep it real here, “almost” is the key word in that sentence). She would have truly taken this to the next level but I made do with my limited skills.*
The best part is that, when I remove the cover to catch up on my favorite shows it looks like maybe somebody bought me a giant TV for Christmas!!!! It’s just what I wanted! And I know exactly where I’ll put it!
*I’m not as bad as my dad at gift-wrapping though. The one year he decided to wrap all his Christmas presents by himself he somehow managed to use, not wrapping paper but the extra rolls of dining room wall paper that my mom was saving in case of emergency. He thought it ” looked nice and sort of familiar but was surprisingly stiff and hard to fold”