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    Last week was a bit of a roller coaster. Great news from our adoption agency on Tuesday (so exciting!), and then our external hard drive bit the dust on Friday (boo!). I had tons of upcoming work-related photos and video footage on that thing so needless to say, I am very anxious to hear back from Data Savers about whether they can be recovered or not.

    To keep my mind off that situation, I trimmed the tree this weekend!

    Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

    I went for a playful, snow-related theme, because it was such a huge part of my childhood (in Minnesota), and I can’t wait to take our little one back there to experience that sometime. I used a bunch of “snowballs” I made earlier this year:

    Snowball Christmas Ornament

    They’re just white styrofoam balls, covered in joint compound, sprayed white, and sprinkled with clear glitter. (You can click here to see my step-by-step article about them if you’d like.)

    I filled clear ornaments with left over faux snow…

    Snow Ornament

    …and used natural/outdoorsy/snowflake-themed wrapping papers (from Target):

    Christmas Gift Wrapping Paper from Target Gift Wrap from Target

    Since the tree is standing where my vintage suitcases are normally stacked, I nestled them up underneath it as well:

    Suitcases under Christmas Tree

    I took apart the mitten advent garland I made a couple of years ago…

    Mitten Ornament

    …and used my stick snowflakes again this year, too:

    Stick Snowflake Ornament

    My favorite “real” ornament- is this little Airstream (from Michaels):

    Airstream Ornament

    I wonder if we’ll have an extra set of hands to help trim the tree next year?

    Adoption Photoshoot

    I sure hope so! :-D

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