It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

We got into the full holiday spirit and put up a Christmas tree this weekend. I love having a fresh one — it smells divine.

In case you were wondering, yes, a two-door Yaris can hold an entire tree plus two people. Oh yes it can.

Anyway, we don’t have a ton of our own Christmas ornaments yet, but we do have a few really fun ones. I have to have some odes to “A Christmas Story,” including the double dog dare ornament,

and a tiny leg lamp. It comes in a little crate that plays lines from the movie. The dogs love it.

I’ve had Kermie and Piggy for a while now, but they’re extra special now that there’s a new Muppets movie.

Then there’s the Grinch

and adorable Cindy Lou Who.

I switched out my pinecone centerpiece for my favorite sparkly ornaments. They’re too pretty to go on the tree!

December also means it’s time to break out the monkey pants.

Other things making me smile this week:

Leftover pizza from Tony’s.

Whole wheat fig bars from the Berkeley Bowl. These are so much better than Fig Newtons it’s ridiculous.

The cutest owl Kleenex box. Owls refuse to go out of fashion!

And these vintage looking wire baskets I got at Marshall’s for $5.99 each. They will be perfect for craft fair displays.

Speaking of, I will be participating in a holiday trunk show this weekend hosted by the Pumpkin House studio in Oakland. It’s 1-4 p.m. Saturday at 5725 James Ave. in Rockridge. There will be treats!

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