and she’s up! my VERY first real christmas tree! growing up, my family always had a fake one and so it is soo exciting to wake up and smell the goodness. (how often are you supposed to water real trees? i am actually afraid i might kill it or it will turn brown before christmas.) reis put up the tree and helped me decorate the rest of my house with TONS of white twinkle lights that i got at a garage sale in the summer for $3. my house is so cozy now and i just love being at home!