Tackle It Tuesday — Decking the Halls

Tackle It Tuesday
Jennifer here sharing a tackle that is long overdue. I’m years late on this one.

I have to admit that as I’ve gotten older and our lives have gotten busier, I’ve gotten a touch of the Grinch when it comes to decorating for Christmas. I’ve had my excuses. For several years it was being out of town Thanksgiving weekend and then having dress rehearsals and a church Christmas musical that took up the first weekend of December, and then visiting family at Christmas that often made me think “What’s the point?”

Last year all we managed to decorate the mantle with stockings and lights, but because we left our home in Connecticut a week before Christmas to move back to Houston, that was all we could — or wanted to — do.

This year I was determined to do it right. I even shopped for some more lights and garland and got the mantle done on Saturday morning.

Saturday afternoon we bought our tree, Houston-style. In Connecticut we did the New England thing and cut down our own tree at a family-owned tree farm. Here we walked the aisles of Lowe’s and bought one of the first ones we saw (at a great price — $30).

Then we put on Third Day’s Christmas Offerings and decorated. It’s done! Let’s not even think about the fact that in a month, we’ll have to take it down, okay??

What about you? Do you love decorating or have you come to dread it?


Calling All Tacklers!

We’re looking for YOU – guest bloggers to post about your own tackles right here. If you are interested in showing off your tackles (we all need some tips and ideas!) then send a quick email to lolli.5m4m at gmail (link in the About Lolli section at the bottom of the post). Thanks for your inspiring tackles!!

Mom Bloggers — what are you tackling this week?

Link up your Tackle it Tuesday post…

Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… add your link to your tackle in the Linky below!

We are Tackling Our To-Do Lists Together and making housework bloggable — Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about how Tackle It Tuesday began.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in tackling all our tasks — whether household or otherwise.

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

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Written by 5 Minutes for Books Managing Editor and 5 Minutes for Mom contributor Jennifer Donovan.

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  1. says

    With all the work we had done on our house this year, we decided to make the Christmas decorations a little more simple this year. We have the basics, the tree and the stockings but the rest of the trimmings will remain in storage until next year:-)

  2. says

    Hooray for Christmas decorations! :) We’re always in town for Christmas, so I usually don’t have any excuse, but last year we went to Disney World for the week after Thanksgiving and that threw me off. Things were more sparse… But this year, trying to get back in the full swing of things.


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