And here is the finished tree. I decided to "swag" the lights on this tree. I saw it on pinterest and I thought it looked like a fun way to do it! I like the way it turned out. You just take the strand of lights and fold it over three times into even rows and then swirl each strand of three down the tree. Cute huh! Teh ornaments are just ones we had that I wasn't going to put on the main tree this year. Gold bows, and white wooden ornaments, some random ornaments, and some Hallmark ornaments that someone seems to buy me each year.
Update 2014: See this Tree and our upstairs living room decorated for 2014 Christmas here!
What do you think of the swagged lights? Did any of you try something different with your tree this year?