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O Christmas Tree….

8 Dec
I have a confession…. I am a TERRIBLE Christmas tree decorator.
It’s awful, I am so embarrassed to say it, but it’s true. However, this year I have vowed to become better! I took a trip to places that had gorgeously decorated trees: The Bay, Sheridan Nursery, Van Belle’s etc…. After looking at all them I realized that you really need to fill the tree. Fill the holes with flowers, sparkly branches and leaves – and use lots of lights!!!
As you saw in my last post Adam & I went with our family to chop down a real tree this year! Although the tree seemed perfect at the farm – once we got it home it was a LITTLE big, and didn’t fit in the spot I had envisioned. So right off the bat, we were not off to a good start. But we made room behind the sectional for it, and now atleast it won’t be in the way when I have Christmas dinner at my house.
Here are some photos that I used for inspiration:


Now here is our tree 🙂





I got ornaments this year from all over the place. The Bay, Crate & Barrel, Homesense, Canadian Tire, my mom, as wedding gifts and of course ones that I have gotten over the last few years we have lived together. I really want to have meaningful and important things on my tree. My main ornaments have to do with birdies 🙂 of course (birds, bird houses, nests etc)… but I also have skates, a lucky pickle and then just beautiful white, gold & silver pieces.


It’s still not great…. But I feel like I am making progress!! 🙂



Bring on December!!

4 Dec

The last few weeks have been so busy for us, but so eventful!! We have been spending a lot of time with friends and family – and I love it!! The Christmas holidays are fast approaching and I can’t wait!

So….. I went brunette! 10 years of being blonde, and just felt it was time for a change! Way less maintenance, and I actually really like it. You can’t really tell from this picture below, but it is Ombre at the bottom – with blonde peaking through.


Decorated the Porch for the Holidays!


Our family was supporting the Mustaches for Movember!! Too bad only Adam’s is real – I think Griffy suits it more than my hubby! 🙂



We are starting a new family tradition – Cutting down our own tree 🙂 We went to a tree farm with Adam’s whole family and all picked out Christmas trees! so much fun!


Now bringing home the Christmas tree was a different story! They sure do look ALOT smaller when they are on the farm then they do once you get them home!! haha, this turned out to be more like a Griswold’s tree!!!


Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!