My husband surprised me yesterday with a trip to the Christmas tree lot. It’s one of those where you can cut a tree down for yourself, but we ended up going with a precut one to save $30. It’s nice to have a truck for times like this. No tie-downs necessary!
First things first. Let’s get the camera out to take some photos for the blog. Well, my husband wasn’t having it. This is the best shot I got of the goof. Can you see him in there?
We hosed the tree down. This is a good step to get loose needles and dirt off before it comes in the house. And bugs. No bugs in the house please! After a few hours drying in the front yard (with the trunk in a bucket of water) we lobbed the bottom off and brought it in.
Here it is all pretty. It’s mostly decorated as is the mantle above our fireplace. Tree skirt’s in the wash and bubble wrap for the ornaments is all over the floor. The cats are going after that for now but I’m sure there will be sparkly ornament casualties soon.
Come see me this weekend at the Purrs and Paws Holiday Boutique! I will be shutting down the etsy shop and opening an in-person booth on Saturday, November 7th 2015 from 8:30am to 3:00pm. Admission and parking are free at the middle school location in Ventura, CA. Bring cash or check to buy handmade art from me. Boutique benefits the local no-kill animal shelter.
Balboa Middle School – 247 S. Hill Rd., Ventura, CA 93003
Benefits the Humane Society of Ventura County, a no-kill shelter
Meet Megan. Buy stuff with cash or check. Hugs included! 🙂
Over 30 other vendors.
This is sure to be a fun event. I’ve been busy the past few weeks making some new things. Here are some of them. (For sale in the shop until Friday, then whatever doesn’t sell will be relisted after this weekend.) More are available at my booth that have yet to be photographed.