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christmas trees with the family

27 Dec

Another tradition we have around the holidays is getting our Christmas tree. We always go with my mom and brother to pick out Christmas trees. I love this tradition. We go to the gorgeous tree farm in Madbury, NH. We wander around trying to find the perfect tree. They have sleds and saws that you can use and they also have hot apple cider for when you are finished in the cold. It is the perfect place.

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My mom and step-dad get 2 trees, one for inside and one for outside.

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Dan and I were looking for a skinny tree to fit in our apartment. We found one that looked great right away but, of course, we wanted to look around just to make sure. We went back to that first one. We usually end up getting one of the first trees we find.

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After the tree farm, we went back to my mom’s for lunch. Then we went home to decorate our tree! Dan isn’t really into decorating so I do most of it on my own. I don’t mind though because I love doing it.

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We have a mix of ornaments, some that we have bought together and some that I’ve gotten from my mom that she doesn’t want to use anymore. Dan and I try and buy at least one new ornament every year just to keep some new ones in the mix. Here are some of my favorite ornaments that we have. Some are new and some are old.

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I love Christmas time. It took me a little time to get into the spirit this year, but going to pick out a tree and decorating our tree definitely helped.

 

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photo friday

7 Dec

oh man. Has it really been a week since I’ve posted? This week was such a loooong week. On Monday, I met the girls at a scholastic book sale and then went and got a drink. I had to head straight to chorus after that. Tuesday night we had parent teacher conferences from 5 – 8 pm. Wednesday we had conferences from 3-6. I was so exhausted after those 3 days and still had school yesterday and today. We definitely did easy things at school the past couple of days.

And I’m still not feeling 100% from being sick….it has been 2 weeks.

I’m so glad it is the weekend and I have no plans tomorrow other than relaxing and having a slow day.

Here are my photos from the week {which are really all from last weekend}

snowy day

snowy day

first real snow

first real snow

some hot cocoa on a snowy day {with maybe a little something in there....}

some hot cocoa on a snowy day {with maybe a little something in there….}

pretty decorations at the candlelight stroll

pretty decorations at the candlelight stroll

picking out a christmas tree

picking out a christmas tree

getting ready to decorate

getting ready to decorate

before

before

during

during

after

after

I still have a lot of things to post about. I’m hoping to do at least 1 tomorrow to get started. And next week I am way less busy so I should be able to catch up with my posting.

Hope you guys all have a fabulous weekend!

photo friday

30 Nov
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my hubby and i with our super cute niece

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pretty morning

cold but beautiful day

cold but beautiful day

it was snowing on our way home

it was snowing on our way home

making dede's cookies for our family day

making dede’s cookies for our family day

from where we stand watching the parade

from where we stand watching the parade

santa!!!

santa!!!

decorating my grandfather's {fake} christmas tree

decorating my grandfather’s {fake} christmas tree

an ornament of a sewing lady that reminds me of my grandmother

an ornament of a sewing lady that reminds me of my grandmother

I don’t know about you guys but I am so so so happy that it is Friday. And I’m also so so so happy that we don’t really have many plans this weekend. I’m hoping I can rest my voice so that, come Monday, talking at school won’t be so hard. And we’re getting our christmas tree on Sunday which I am also so excited about!! Yay!

Happy weekend!!

DIY Halloween Wreath

25 Sep

I love Pinterest. I might even say I’m obsessed……yea, definitely obsessed. I have found so many fantastic DIY ideas on there, among many other things.

Halloween is coming up. Dan loves Halloween and going all out with the decorating. And we’re planning a Halloween party. I thought I would start off our decorating with this super cute DIY wreath I found on Pinterest.

So, I decided to try it out. I found another idea on Pinterest to use pipe insulation as a wreath form because it is much cheaper. So that is what I did. And it worked great. It is kind of skinny because the bigger kind wouldn’t go into a circle without bending but I think it turned out great.

So I got my pipe insulation and some orange and black yarn and went to town.

I didn’t glue the yarn or anything. I just started by wrapping the yarn over the end and at the end of the color, I just tucked the end in. When I was done, I did use a little glue to glue down a few crazy ends that were sticking out a little.

Then I added this bunting that says BOO! which I got over on the Pretty Ditty blog (which is where the inspiration comes from) which I think is awesome.

And I added a little sparkly spider. I tried to make it float in the middle but it just wasn’t working for me. So I just tied it on and I love the way it turn out.

It was a super easy DIY. Does everyone love it as much as I do??

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