Hope you’re enjoying the day with friends and family!
I’m usually more of an early adopter, but Instagram just didn’t interest me for a long time. Yesterday, I finally joined and posted my first picture.
Feel free to follow me. I’m msw1066
I originally posted this on my old blog in 2008. I’m happy to say I’m still using this tree skirt.
I couldn’t find my usual Christmas tree skirt this year, and it was one I’ve been wanting to replace anyway (so I didn’t look too hard), so I decided to make a new one.Lil Girl had this dress which she wore for Christmas a couple years ago, and I hated to get rid of it because it’s such a pretty dress. The thing I really liked about it was the way the tulle underskirt peeked out from under the overskirt.
Note: I initially left the seam at the back intact, but after a couple of years of having to do some magic tricks to get the skirt on because I didn’t think of it when I was first setting up the tree, I opened the seam & hemmed the edges. Now it just slides around the base like any other tree skirt.
My phone is set to back up my photos to my Google+ account. Occasionally, Google+ will apply “Auto Awesome” to some of my photos. Apparently, turning Christmas lights into a twinkly gif is one of the options I didn’t know about (it may only be temporary for the holidays, I don’t know). I took some pictures of the tree in our front yard the other night, and Google+ turned one into a lovely gif.
Jon Acuff posted a picture today of what his kids did to their manger scene, with this comment:
I took a photo. Here it is. I hope it makes you feel better
about your own parenting. I am worse than you.
If that’s bad parenting, well…he’s not alone. I might even have beaten him.
You see, this is what the adults do to the manger scene in our house:
Jon, you’ve got nothing to worry about. 🙂
Anybody else want to share? I’d love to hear about other *ahem* “unconventional” manger scenes.