This year, I wrote myself little notes and put them inside the decoration boxes to keep myself in the best of spirits.
Never the less, I am enjoying January like I never thought I would..the beautiful sunsets, the glimmer of ice, the slow days at home...
Our Christmas tree was slated to sit outside on the curb for the garbage men to haul away.
How sad! And what a waste!
I'd love to experiment with a potted tree next year, but there is just something about the grandeur of bringing in a tree, watering it, loving it...
This year, we decided to keep our tree with us in one way or another.
Let's repurpose our tree!
Carefully cut away the branches and expose the trunk.
Find a willing partner to hold the trunk steady as you cut it into thick or thin cakes..
With the help of a wood burning pen (fun to use and inexpensive at your local craft store!), the wood cakes become play money...blocks...strung about for seasonal decor..
thick cakes can be used as a candle holder (with the help of a hole drill bit)..
Sorry, it's hard to see because our most recent mealtime candle is nearly a puddle!
How am I going to get that out?
I'm hoping this becomes a tradition for our family..
Now our tree will be with us always!