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Our oldest daughter, Daphne, had a question Sunday night before she headed back to college…”Hey Mama, the tree will still be up when I get back next weekend, right?” My answer was, “Absolutely! 😯 ” Something I will never quite be able to grasp is how the Christmas season seems to end so abruptly, and then many folks feel rushed to take down their tree. It’s like there is a Christmas “off” switch. Oh, I know it all has to do with personal preference, if you have a real or artificial tree, and everyone really has no choice because they have to go back to work 😯 . Still…I think we all need to chill-ax 😉 . So, yah our tree is still up. It will be for another week, or maybe 2 if the kids keep asking. When I do finally decide to take it down, you can bet your bottom branch that I will be repurposing several Costco plastic apple container(s)!
Before I spill the
ornaments beans, and give you this month’s Thrifty Style Team tip…here’s the Blue Ombre Christmas tree still peaking around the corner yesterday on a very gloomy, rainy afternoon in our kitchen after I polished it up (the island, not the tree). Unfortunately, our youngest was in that back family room home from school sick, so the tree was on for him. Poor guy.
PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT MY THRIFTY STYLE TEAM FRIEND’S IDEAS AT THE END OF THIS POST!
Let’s get to the point Jules…
If you belong to Costco, Sams Club, or BJ’s then you have probably seen these amazingly sturdy apple storage containers that they sell the apples in. For a few years now, I have been fascinated with the bubble like creatures and decided to start saving them for my special Christmas ornaments. What a brilliant idea, right? Red does it again.
Well, not exactly. While finally sitting down to write this post, I quickly researched and found that I am definitely not the first person to think of this storage idea, lol. Either way, it’s still a clever idea that not everyone knows about.
These clear plastic bumpy bubble racks truly are very high quality containers that make me cringe when I have to throw one out, or even to put in the recycling bin hurts. So, I stopped and just put them all in my basement until I could try this. Daphne, our daughter the college student that I mentioned in the beginning of the post, is a very picky eater, but she loves apples and eats one every day. That means we go through these plastic containers pretty quickly. I actually send apples with her to school when she is dorming during the week. Hey…a mom has to do what a mom has to do.
Before I go eat an apple, I want to tell you about my very sweet friend and her family who made these beautiful “decoupage” ornaments (on the left) for our family. These plastic storage containers are perfect to keep the precious ornaments safe. NOTE: I love how she added ribbon to each ornament to hang them with. What a clever gal, and so thoughtful. Even her husband made one. We all felt such joy opening these ornaments.
Stay tuned folks…I am just getting going around here in 2019. Unfortunately, my husband was very ill on New Years & a couple days after, and now my youngest, so things are progressing slowly. I do have a lot planned for 2019 including a “Vegetarian Reuben”, “Valentine’s Day Dollar Store Tablescape for Two”, a very helpful glass cleaning tutorial, and my husband and I are thinking about planking a BIG WALL 😯 . If we take a look into warmer months, I plan on decorating our new deck out back, hosting a “husband’s thrifty DIY competition”<—-sounds cool right?, planting a willow tree on the water’s edge, having a huge garage sale, and my husband and I will be sharing our 25th wedding vow renewals in Toronto. EEK!
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