A Charlie Brown Tree in a Pinterest-Perfect World

Hi. I’m Rachel and I’m an addict. I’m addicted to all things beautiful and ugly that have been perpetuated by and, at minimum, highlighted from the monster that is Pinterest.

Those things include having an organized home, everything DIY, cooking, baking, health and fitness, home decor, holidays, and more. And also, taking pictures of all the things you do that look pinterest-y (yes that’s an adjective now) and then posting them on other social networks that are also infiltrated by the new pressure-filled, Pinterest-Perfect lifestyle.


It’s exhausting. It’s ridiculous. And I need help. And I know a lot of YOU do too.
So here’s my plan:

If you’re like me, you’ve been on Pinterest for years now. Years.
And changing habits takes time.
Lasting changes don’t happen overnight. They happen gradually.

So this year, I’m resisting the urge to have a perfect tree.
It’s a little bottom heavy. It’s real- so it’s uneven. It has no garland. And the ornaments are partially homemade. There is no theme (gasp?!).
And I love it more than all the trees of years past.

I’m not against pretty decor. I like a beautiful house just as much as the next person.
But I’m seeing how easy it is to start to idolize something as simple as a nicely decorated home. And I’m over it.

Lord, remind me why we celebrate in the first place.

And show me what I love more than you.
‘Cause if we’re honest, there’s tons of stuff.


“Any half-awake materialist well knows – that which you hold holds you.” Tom Robbins

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