Shopping For Holiday Lights #KmartHoliday #CBias


I was lucky enough to be able to take part in the #KmartHoliday shopping opportunity brought to you by #CBias. Christmas is by far my most favorite holiday and I love using lights inside and out. My task right now is to get my front decorated with lights. We just moved into the house in September and I was already thinking about how I am going to light the big awesome tree.  I am a candle addict and light my house up every night with candles and different lighting.  I want the warmth of that feeling spread outside as well.  I usually am using lighting on trees through out the year.  I use the clear bulbs that lets everyone know we are home enjoying our outdoor living.


We headed over to KMart to buy the lights. Aerial, Brandon, my hubby and I.  I walked in to the store and was giddy with excitement.  After all I was getting $150.00 to do my holiday outdoor lighting.  My husband wanted the LED Lights this year.  We bought LED for the tree last year but ended up not getting them for the outside because it was just to much money.  Not this year, Happy Christmas to me!  You can see my shopping experience over at my Google Plus Profile.  Check back there for the rest of my decorating.  We had to stop for an emergency so I want to show you once everything is up. My husband and son got to work trying to get the large tree lit up.

We had about $20.00 some dollars left so we picked up one of these Lighted Trees to add in the corner on the front porch. We always do lights on top of the house the day after Thanksgiving, this has been a tradition in our home for over 27 years. Saturday is the day we chop down our tree. This will be happening this year without my kids, just hubby and I. It will feel weird but all the kids are busy :-(


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The video above is dad and my middle son Justin putting the lights up, this took quite a bit of time and was glad we had the muscles that my son has to hold that pole up. We wrapped each strand around almost the whole tree, we left a bit in the back of the tree uncovered so we would have enough to cover the whole tree. This morning when the rain stops we will get the rest of the house lit up outside so this post will be updated. Stop back and check out the rest of our KMartHoliday Outdoor Lighting Experience.

We used 4 Rolls of the Trim a Home 200 LED Icicle Light Set On A Reel - Multicolor ENERGY STAR for the Tree, you can see in the photo below we could of used five more rolls easily.



My hubby hung the LED C6 Lights quickly because it was cold, we got five boxes that fit along the top of the house.


It's beginning to really look great, when we moved we left a lot of boxes at the old house, many of which were Christmas Boxes so we have zero lights, it really adds up when you are shopping.  I went out last night when I got back from my Pay It Forward with Kmart with a tree trimming kit and took a picture.. :-)


This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias
April DecheineAbout April Decheine

April ran away from Suburbia to live life more sustainably with her husband. The kids are all grown but return quite often. She is a little city mixed in with Martha Stewart like smarts. She is an ex IT downsized Corporate gal. Follow her as she learns all the Green Acres chores on her 40 acre farm while introducing her readers to products she believes in.

23 comments:

  1. wow, I can't believe you put lights on that huge tree!! Way to go! My husband would have never agreed to that, lol.

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  2. Very cool! I love putting the lights up. Kmart really does have so many awesome options for lighting and outdoor decoration.

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  3. We need some more lights for our tree.

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  4. Fun! I can't wait to see the final results!

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  5. wow! That tree is awesome! LOVE IT! Can't wait to see the end results!

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  6. Wow, it looks like it's awfully cold there! I hate Christmas shopping in Miami, wearing flip flops and shorts in November just doesn't feel right. LOL Kmart really has a huge Christmas selection, I love it!

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  7. Awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing how it looks at night! :D

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  8. Ohhh I love shopping for lights. I can't wait to see it at night too!
    Kas

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  9. Kmart has the greatest holiday isles

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  10. I love Kmart, and OM WOW that's a huge tree.

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  11. I love shopping for Holiday lights, looks like a great selection!

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  12. Wow, huge tree, you are ambitious to light that!

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  13. What a great shopping trip. Love that tree!

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  14. That's the biggest tree I've ever seen! WOW! &Kmart has such great deals- I've gotta head in there for some lights myself!

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  15. Whoa! What a huge tree! You have the perfect canvas for decorating outdoors!

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  16. I love seeing lights on big trees!

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  17. I bet that's going to be really pretty! Can't wait to see more pictures. :)

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  18. That tree is ginormous! You need to post pictures of what it looks like all lit up--I bet it's so pretty! :D

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  19. Wow, that tree is massive! Can't wait go see it finished.

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  20. Great post! Can't wait to see your final :)

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