Two other Inspired by Life and Fiction Authors have posted photo-tours (here and here) of their festively decorated houses that are beautiful and deserve to be printed in glossy magazines. In case that makes you feel inadequate, here are a few photos from my house to make you feel better.
I don’t have a Martha Stewart bone in my body. Zero knack for decorating. Plus, I’m on deadline, so… I’m giving myself a break and you can, too. It’s not that I don’t appreciate a beautifully decorated house. I do. I wish Deborah Raney would come here and spruce up the place. But barring that, I don’t think House Beautiful will be calling to schedule a photo-shoot anytime soon.
I did get the artificial tree put up with help from college boy when he was home for Thanksgiving. So far I’ve put on lights and one, count them, one ornament. But hey, it is a United Kingdom flag ornament, so that counts for something, right?
Maybe when college boy comes home for Christmas in a few days, I can sweet talk him into hanging a few more ornaments.
In the meantime, my husband did put up a few strings of outside lights, bless him. And then, armed with my gratitude and a staple gun, he came in and decided the cat climbing tree needed lights as well. It’s klass all the way here at the Klassen house this Christmas.
There, now you should feel better about your own holiday decorations, or lack thereof. You’re welcome. Merry Christmas!