A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Sunday, November 25, 2018

What's Going to Happen In My Front Yard...

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Today, I would like to show you what's about to happen in my front yard...

Over the past couple years, I have quickly acquired A LOT of outdoor Christmas decorations. I believe what I purchased during last year's after Christmas sale may have pushed things over the top for me. Here's what I have...

**Note: I did not pay full price for any of these items. If there is a price on the box, please know everything was anywhere between 50-80% off. I'm crazy enough to have an 8 foot blow up santa in my yard, but I'm not crazy enough to pay $35 for it!**

Two Christmas trees, because, why not?

Next, the blow ups...

Not Pictured: A cute orange fox with a santa hat!

Lots of pathway markers...

I have a pot to put this in. It's on my front stoop.

All these lights bring me such joy!

Decorations for on the house, bushes, and trees... 

This is going to be fun to sort through...

Random rope lighting to wrap around tree trunks.

And because all that isn't enough...

Don't worry, I know I am crazy!!!

We do not have a big, beautiful yard to display these decorations. In fact, we live in a small ranch house with a very small yard. I'm not sure everything will fit but I'm going to try.

Last year, it took me an entire day to put up all of the lights. I almost didn't make it in time because darkness comes before 5:30. This year, I plan to get up much earlier. Figuring out where to fit everything and plug it in is a logic puzzle that my brain isn't always quick to solve.

Paul thinks this is all way too much. But he also knows it makes me happy. Happy wife, happy life, right?
Do you put up outdoor lights?

What does your partner put up with because it makes you happy?


  1. We don't put up outdoor decorations but I really want to see yours when you're done! And after Christmas is the best time to buy- we have gotten soooo many indoor decorations 50% or more off by doing that. Same with gift wrap and bags, we never pay full price and we also reuse the bags.

    1. After Christmas sales are the best! We reuse bags too. I can't stomach throwing them away.

  2. Yay! I can't wait to see it all up! We decided that we are not going to put our yard decorations out this year a d only decorate our porch!

  3. I cannot wait to see the magic! If you lived in my neighborhood, I would go by your house all the time. I always plan my routes based on light displays!

    1. We only have them on at night though and turn them off when we go to bed. However, as a fellow early morning runner, I love when people keep their lights on alllll night long so I can see them in the morning.

  4. I can't wait to see the finished yard!

  5. Oh goodness, you're going all out! LOL
    J would never let me put up all that stuff in the front yard. We live near a neighborhood with a tradition of beautiful decorations and people come from near and far to see it... so I'll go and look at all the lights there :)