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Throwback Thursday: From dress to (Christmas tree) skirt

Tree Skirt Collage 2 text smallI originally posted this on my old blog in 2008. I’m happy to say I’m still using this tree skirt. 

I sent a couple tweets about this awhile ago, but didn’t get around to posting the pictures until now (Sorry!)

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.treeskirt1Lil 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.

treeskirt2I decided one way to keep it out in the open & enjoy it would be to turn it into the tree skirt. I removed the bodice and hemmed the waist back up.

treeskirt3Then I slid it under the tree.



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. 

Twinkly Christmas awesomeness

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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.

That’s no manger scene, it’s a space station!

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.

via What my kids did to our manger scene.

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.