Loving Life after 50

Weekend Review

Busy weekend, I took Friday off in an attempt to catch up on my Christmas Decorating.  I cannot believe how far behind I am, the boys are coming tomorrow and as of now I am maybe halfway through the decorating.  I confess I may go a tad overboard and yea it does take some time to get the house all done. This year I started with the tree, figured I would put the tree up Friday and if it was still standing on Sunday I could start putting the lights and decorations on it.  The new cat is a tad more rambunctious, on a positive note it was still standing so yes I finally got the tree completed.
Friday I put the tree up, and yes I use a DVD Box as a means of elevating the tree, I hate the fact the you get no clearnce under a tree for the presents so I lift it about six inches and cover with the tree skirt.

putting up tree
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Once the tree was completed I moved into the hallway to decorate the staircase, something about garland and ribbon that may it so very festive, and I cannot say enough good things about decomesh, 
decorating railing decomesh

decorated stair case, decomesh ribbonTable got a little seasonal dressing, I love plaid table cloths,  my table will change frequently over the holiday season 
table setting plaid
Took a break from inside on Sunday because hallelujah the temps went above freezing, took the fall decorations off the wreath and “christmazized” it.
making a wreath
I hung garland and wreaths, 
hanging garland
Lights and bows 
stringing lights
and generally completed the outside 
seasonal decorations

Back inside top finish the tree and found a helper, she has great taste but not as productive as she could be.
cat in box
We do have more than one tree in the house and the one in the living room is all mine,  all pinks, burgundies and golds with a bit of cream.  I usually use all red LED lights but this year I noticed  Canadian Tire had Pink so….. off I went and purchased all new lights for the tree.  I went from girly to GIRLY… the lights are pink but appear more mauve/purple at night.
pink tree

pink christmas tree
Friday was a casual at home decorating day so I stuck to a Navy Tunic Sweater from Zellers and my KiKI LaRue leggings (similar) Old Navy Vest, hat from Joe Fresh (similar) Forever 21 boots
 ( want) Necklace,  Boutique in Vancouver (fun option_
kiki larue leggings, old navy vest

vest and leggings

kiki larue leggings

old navy vest

snow to early

old navy vest

snowflake leggings

tunic and leggings

snowflake leggings
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  • What a great tree! Your door decoration is awesome, too!

  • i never thought to put something under the tree to give it more elevation! you'd never know with the tree skirt. i love the color lights you used as well. i always wish we had stairs to decorate!


  • Your decorations are magnificent and I love those leggings

  • Love the decoqtions and place settings! YOu are on the ball 🙂 THe tunic and the leggings are perfect and look so cozy!
    from the link up,
    please stop by, jess xx

  • Your home, and Christmas decor, are so pretty and warm! Love your cozy outfit too. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

  • Love your Christmas decorating. I plan on starting mine this weekend.

  • How beautiful! I love the holidays!

    And this post would be great for my Weekend Snapshots link-up!


  • Love your tree!

  • Your decorations are soo pretty!

  • Very pretty tree. I love to decorate especially at Christmas time!

  • Loving that pink tree – so pretty!

  • Everything is so cute

  • I own similar leggings and I must now try them with a beanie and a dark neutral sweater dress because I love your look. Also, that tree is gorgeous. Your home looks cozy, pretty and perfectly ready for the Holidays. You did great and I pinned!

    <3 Ada.

  • Linda, nice job with a GIRLY tree 🙂
    It's funny to me that you think you're behind with Christmas decorating on Nov. 24th. This year my husband and I moved 30 minutes away on Nov. 28th, so we hadn't even thought about Christmas decorations on the 24th!
    Thanks for sharing at the Retro Re-Pin Party 🙂 I hope to see you there next week. This has been pinned to our party board to inspire everyone else who wants a pink tree.