We finally have our tree! Well, we've had it for over a week now but I'm still so excited. We usually like to snag our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving and get the house all festive but this year we were a bit busy. Ever since we got married, Daniel and I have made little videos of us decorating together - it's like a little tradition! The first one is crazy to watch because we were newly weds in our first apartment. Seriously such babies! You can watch them here, here and here. Today I wanted to share our new vlog with you! I actually posted two new vlogmas videos over the weekend but this particular video makes me SO HAPPY. When I showed Daniel he said “this kinda looks like a home video” and I was like... “yes, it does!”. I love that idea. When we were really little my dad would whip out the ginormous 90’s camera and just film our family. They are still so much fun to watch together and see what life was like at a time I have little to no memory of. Daniel and I don’t have kids yet (except Marble, duh) but this concept makes me smile. I love watching our lives together unfold and videos like this will always hold my heart.
We had such fun Sunday on this day. It started off at our second favorite taco spot in Dallas, Taco Joint -shout out to Revolver Taco for being our first favorite!- and then shopped for our Christmas tree. After three Christmas's together we finally upgraded from our usual 3 footer tree to a 5 footer! Yas! We snagged our tree from Home Depot because their 5 foot Christmas trees were only $20. One day I'd like to only purchase from small businesses and support local when it comes to greens + plants but when you only have a couple weeks to enjoy your Christmas tree and you're money is spoken for, I think a $20 Home Depot tree is just fine *winky face*. We popped our cutie of a tree right by our big living room window and dressed him up with our trusty icicle lights - haha! We have used these icicle lights every year since being married because why buy actual Christmas tree lights when you have something that works just fine? We finished off the tree with ornaments that were given to us by my older sister along with a few smaller Dollar Tree ornaments I've had for years. And can you spot my super cute, boho DIY around the tree?? So obsessed! I love the way our tree turned out! You can see the final look of our tree here, in the vlogmas video or in the very first picture above. It's simple but it's perfect!
Before we got home with our new tree, we popped into the pet store to get more treats for Marble and I saw the teeniest little santa hat and.... I HAD TO GET IT. GUYS. It's a little dream come true of pure puppy cuteness. Feast your eyes. You're welcome. You can watch the video to see her being totally not into it but being SO DANG ADORABLE trotting around with her baby santa hat. Best $5 I have ever spent, tbh. Anyone else with me when it comes to dressing up your fur babies in cute and ridiculous things?? I'm confident this was 100% a great choice.
We left the rest of the house pretty much the same! Our stockings were too long to hang on our tv stand and I just didn't know where else to put them! They used to hang on our fireplace but alas, we don't have one at this apartment. You can see how cute they looked at our old place here. I swapped out our pumpkins + gourds with my thrift store challenge candle sticks and left the Target dollar section wreath on the kitchen table. The clean and cool Christmas decor around the apartment has felt so nice. I love lighting our Christmas candles and turning on our tree lights while cuddling with Marble on the couch. I hope you guys have been having a lovely season! I feel a little all over the place but I have loved each of my weekends spent at home with Daniel and Marble. I'm for sure looking forward to taking time off to do just that and more.
I'm Alyssa, thanks for stopping by! A few things: I enjoy laughing, making youtube videos and thrift shopping. Currently listening to "Everything Now" by Arcade Fire. I like my coffee black and my preferred method of maxin' & relaxin' is with my husband and pup.