Christmas at Jen's!


I am under the firm belief that Christmas starts November 1st. Don’t get me wrong, I LOOOOVE Thanksgiving. But like, there aren’t any Thanksgiving songs (save Linda’s song from Bob’s Burgers: “….pass the cranberry sauce - we’re havin’ mash-potatos!”). And there are a LOT of Christmas songs to get through, and personally, I just don’t think 25 days is long enough to celebrate the BEST HOLIDAY OF THE YEAR OK.

So when did my tree go up? First weekend of November. 0% shame about that. Christmas cookies were made, cinnamon cocktails were drank, and Christmas music rang through the apartment complex. (Sorry neighbors). It’s my first year to have my own, grown-up tree. I’ve been waiting for this my whole life.


I always knew my first real tree would be from Treetopia, I just didn’t know when that dream would come true for me! Honestly, this Christmas tree is the only present I need this year. I went for the Cashmere White tree, and I’m so glad I did!! You can see all the ornaments super well, and I can add as much color as I want! I got a set of magenta, blue, aqua, and green ball ornaments from Amazon to use as my base, then filled in with some ornaments I’ve made and collected just WAITING for my own tree!

I love putting little ornaments towards the top of my tree, and these little vintage babies were perfect! I then put the rest of the little guys on the classic green wreath I got. The more, the merrier, right?? I didn’t have a star or top for the tree, so I made a little cluster of some leftover ornaments and made my own! And, to add to my favorite pink curtains, I added a perfectly pink garland above!

Whether it was the (few) cocktails or just Christmas magic, I was grinning ear to ear the whole night while decorating. It’s always been a serious tradition in my family, and I intend to keep it that way.


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Colorful Trees


Garlands & Wreaths

Love & More Love for Christmas