I was so happy when my husband offered to put up our Christmas tree this year. With all the baking and book-writing going on, I simply didn't have the time or inspiration to spare. He's a pretty creative guy (in a software developer kind of way), so I was excited to see what kind of tree-decorating magic he could work.
When he called me over to see his design, I was amazed at how beautifully woodsy and natural the tree looked. As I studied the tree in greater detail, I noticed some things were missing. Then I noticed a box set aside, and therein was every sparkly ornament I'd ever bought.
"What about these?" I picked two sequined birds from the box.
"Nope." he said.
"They're woodsy!" I argued, which garnered an eye roll.
I held up a glittered pear. He shook his head.
The good news is, I didn't even feel like sulking about the lack of sparkle because the tree was undeniably beautiful - and I didn't have to lift a finger! Anyway, I've more than made up for the lack of holiday glitz with these sparkly,spiked eggnog cupcakes.