Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Faux fir

Last year I finally caved. Jim had been bugging me for several Christmases to get a fake tree, but I repeatedly refused. I loved the smell of a live tree too much, and sweeping up fallen needles tracked all over the house was a small price to pay. But when I went to the day-after-Thanksgiving sale at Jo-Ann Fabric and saw their $99.98 fake trees were on sale for $59.98 and I had a coupon for an extra 10% off, I knew the time had come.

As much as I love that fresh tree scent, I love even more not freezing my heinie off trying to find the least lopsided, least expensive one on the lot, a day or two before Christmas. Now the tree goes up December 1st or 2nd, and we enjoy it all month long. No extra sweeping necessary.

4 comments:

aubrey said...

awesome! and what a good price to pay for it!

chckkysmile said...

Try getting some real pine-scented candles to burn round the house. You have to scent-test them, though, because some smell like pine-sol.. :)
Could Jim handle that? Or is he just allergic to lavender?

chicklegirl said...

Usually I get an evergreen wreath to put on the front door, and that satifies my jones for the pine scent. This year I'm skipping the wreath to save a little $$ for other things. Maybe next year...

chicklegirl said...

And no, he's allergic to lavendar and lilacs (my favorite flower, sadly).