Holiday Decorating & Wayfair Giveaway!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hooray! It's time for Christmas!!! After a couple weeks of pre-Thanksgiving begging B to put up some decorations, he finally caved. And because of it we have a new tradition! We decided to make ordering a copious amount of Chinese food (they gave us five fortune cookies...) and spending the Saturday after Thanksgiving decking our halls a yearly Hayes event. It was such a fun, cozy night with the fireplace on and records blaring. I love our little family and this home that makes me so happy.

I was a big holiday grinch last year. We had just moved into our apartment and didn't have any furniture other than our couch and guest bed. Brian was traveling a lot for work, my parents were out of the country, and everything felt unsettled. When it came time to put up the Christmas tree, I was regrettably totally against it. It looked ridiculous in an empty living room! Also, what box were our ornaments in? Brian ended up putting it up along with a few trinkets, but I just couldn't get myself in the spirit.

I promised to make it up to him this year, so we spent a few weekends ago shopping for some new decorations! We thought about buying a bigger tree (our little guy is four feet, haha), but we decided to procrastinate that until next year. Instead, we bought these garlands, this adorable gold pig snow globe, these decorative Christmas trees, these mercury candleholders, this candy dish and lots of new ornaments (like this sushi one!).

Last year was a fluke because I love, love, love the holidays and love traditions. For lots of years now we've gone to the zoo lights and had dinner here after. We're going again this year, the night before we head home to see our families, and have decided to make that a tradition — having our own little celebration before the chaos begins ;)

To get you in the holiday spirit, Wayfair is giving one reader a $100 gift card to spend however you like (there are lots of great decorations and gifts on there, or, you know, a gift for yourself — I'd love this, and that's how I know I'm not 22 anymore). To enter, just put your name, email and favorite Wayfair upside down Christmas tree in the survey below (of no surprise, the gold ones are my favorite). The giveaway will close at midnight CT on Friday, December 15. Open to U.S. readers only. One randomly selected winner will be notified by email.

Good luck!!! And happy holidays, friends!!!!!!

(This post was sponsored by Wayfair. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Make the Most.)


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