I decided I wanted to make my tree skirt this year after a great step-by-step no-sew guide I found on pinterest. In order to do it, I needed better scissors that could cut fabric than the ones we had at home. We went to the store and I found perfect scissors for $8. We decided to wander around the store a little bit and came across the TV's. Josh has been begging for a better TV for several years but I always talk him into waiting a little while longer. This time, I got sucked into feeling like we need a bigger, better TV too. So, about forty minutes later, we came walking out of the store with my new scissors...and this bad boy:
(that is one expensive pair of scissors...)
But Josh was sooo happy so how could I feel guilty? As soon as we came in the door we said goodbye to this:
and hello to this:
I will say, Titanic will look NIIIIIICE on this tv :) Can't wait!
Now, back to the tree skirt that we got the scissors for. I knew I wanted a grey and red skirt but couldnt find any that I liked. Then, one wonderful day, I came across this link and it was exactly what I was looking for.
Stinking gorgeous, I know...
So I called Brynne-the-crafting-spectacular over and we got to work. For some strange reason, when I cute the canvas for the bottom, it turned out like a giant Girl Scout cookie...
Don't really know what happened there but we decided to roll with it and put red ribbon at each of the points, hiding the seams and adding more color!
After many hours of ruffling, I was finally finished and had about 3 inches of a 2 inch strip of fabric to spare. Talk about cutting it close... BUT I LOVE THIS SKIRT!! For $20 and a few hours, I got exactly what I needed to pull my whole grey and red theme together :)
It looks soooo pretty in person and it makes me happier than the TV made Josh (which is pretty dang happy!) Part of what made me more happy is that we saved a $50 Lowes giftcard that we got for our wedding so we could put it towards a Christmas tree. We waited until Black Friday and got it for a grand total of $6 out of pocket (including some grey wrapping paper to match).
Prior to our Black Friday madness, we spent Thanksgiving with Josh's grandparents and 48 extended family members this year. I didn't manage to take any pictures there except for Josh and his brother Jason getting ready to leave to run the Cold Turkey 6K in Salt Lake. I got out of it this year and helped his grandma cook food (which was ten thousand times less exhausting and one million times more fun)
After a day with lots of Josh's aunts, uncles, and adorable cousins, we went back to my mom's house for dessert and THANKSGIVING POPPERS!
(if you think we look tired here, you should've seen us when we got back from midnight shopping)
The turkey coma was worth it though, because we got these great tiny pilgrim hats in the poppers!
Finally, my little sister Cassidy's hair school was doing this event where you bring a can of food in to donate to the Cache Valley Food Pantry and you can have a free pedicure. So Josh got his first pedicure! haha
and my poor sister had to rub my feet like a little Cinderella :)
(She loved it)