Decking the Halls

Last year, Mr. Knight and I went all out and made a video to celebrate the holiday season. What is it about us and making simple tasks become out of control projects?

How to Decorate a Tree in 2 Minutes Flat! from Mrs Gator on Vimeo.

From our wedding album (sneak peek coming soon), to our christmas cards, to videos for family weddings, to simply just decking out our tree with holiday decor – we sure know how to make more work for ourselves!

Anyways, this year we plan to make another Christmas Tree video (which might even become an annual event). We don’t want to do the exact same thing as last year, because that would be boring. Super boring. This year will mark our first Christmas together as a married couple. With that, we want to make this Christmas extra special, and we want our video to reflect this special year in our lives.

The decorating for “Our First Christmas” has already started with this little ornament (complete with stand!) from Nordstroms.

Saw it. Bought it approximately 5 seconds later. Love it.
$8, Nordstroms
Yes, that is a labeled jar in the background. Did I mention I was out of control?

I also picked up the most ADORABLE stocking for Gator Kitty and Pepper to share.

$12, Nordstroms
Yes, the stocking is hanging from an antenna (that Mr. Knight isn’t even using, no idea why it’s there). Picking up a stocking hanger for the babies is next on my list!

And “Our First Christmas” shopping wouldn’t be complete without stockings for each other.

$10 each, Target
Mr. Knight’s is tan and mine is the green one. We plan to attach something to each for our alma maters. We both happened to choose stockings to match the Knights and the Gators. Imagine that.

Do you see a trend in my decor shopping? I hope so. I plan to go all out in neutrals, greens, and reds. Bold and modern is what I’m going for, with a hint of traditional. Is that even a style?

My next favorite shopping day after Black Friday? The day after Christmas. When purchasing Christmas decor becomes affordable. So excited!

So, the plan for this weekend is to put the tree up and make a video in the process. We brainstormed for about 30 minutes on what we are going to do, lets see how it turns out. Wish us luck!!

Do you have any traditions you started as a couple? I’d love to hear them!

By the way, I’ve missed y’all like crazy. I hope you missed me too! Mr. Knight and I have been busy busy bees and I have tons of things to share with you. I can’t wait! :)

7 Comment

  1. Lauren says:

    Haha labels doesn’t mean you’re out of control….just super organized! We have a labelmaker at work for file folders and I ended up labeling every office supply with it’s appropriate area ie front desk stapler, Lauren’s two-hole punch, etc. We even labeled where the chairs and trash can are suppose to slid in under the front desk. Maybe that’s a little out of control…

  2. Jessica says:

    That video is so cute! I think I spied a kiss in there at one point. ;)

    I can’t wait to get our tree up and get a “1st” ornament for us too. So excited for our first Christmas as a married couple!

  3. Emily says:

    Ahhh Nordstroms. I loved walking in and you already had a shopping bag!

    One tradition we started was this really yummy cranberry bread on Christmas morning. Yum

  4. Erin says:

    Love the cant wait to get your Christmas card!!

    My Husband and I always pack up some hot cocoa and go to a park that is all lit up with Christmas lights. We also go around all the neighborhoods in his car and golf cart and look at more Christmas lights! We love Christmas lights!!!

    and yes i missed u!!!!

  5. Mrs Gator says:

    @Lauren: Ohh… I’ve totally taken our label maker to work!

    @Jessica: Yes! The hidden kiss!

    @Emily: I thought you would be proud with my mad shopping skillz!

    @Erin: Miss you Gator Bridesmaid! I bet Adam is all happy right now. He might even let you put a gator on your tree!

  6. kjpugs says:

    OMG I can’t believe Norstrom’s sells anything for $8!!! That ornament is great! I have to find something for our first married tree :) LOVE the stockings, by the way!

  7. Mrs Gator says:

    @kjpugs: I know, I was in shock when I discovered something below $50! lol.

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