A little bit goes a long way when sprucing up (pun intended) a small space. After our 11th performance of The Nutcracker (who's counting? Not me...), I headed strait to Home Depot to pick up some greenery. I stayed up late into the night tying bits together with twine and placing them around our apartment. I continued into the next day, fussing over my tiny bouquets. And now, after a few bucks and a few hours of playing elf, our home feels cozy and ready for the season. I have now survived four Chicago winters and I have a feeling I am going to need these bits of cheer long past New Years...possibly all the way through April.