• Balsam Hill Norway Spruce Narrow
    Home Decor

    Balsam Hill Christmas Tree

    My Christmas tree went up the day before Thanksgiving and I love it! For almost all my life I’ve put up Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving, but Thanksgiving was so late this year that I wanted to do my tree early. But then I got busy so I only got to do it the day before….so not that much earlier, but whatever. Anyway, I have wanted a Balsam Hill Christmas Tree for years and being the Hallmark Christmas movie junkie that I am (if you are too then you know that they always have Balsam Hill Christmas trees!) it was my top choice. So you may remember last year I…

  • Mini Christmas Tree + Vintage Ornaments
    Decor,  Home Decor

    Mini Christmas Tree + Mini Vintage Ornaments

    When you get a mini Christmas tree you need mini ornaments right? Okay well I guess you don’t need them, but it’s always fun to decorate. I have two mini trees in my place this year. One is new and one is old. The one I’ve had for years is currently in my family room and if you’ve been following me for a while or at least for more than 1 Christmas season then you’ve seen it before. I didn’t decorate that one – it has berries and pinecones on it and I decided to leave it without additional decorations. I have a few photos of that one which I’ll include…

  • Christmas Tree - Nighttime
    Decor,  Home Decor

    Red, Green, & Gold Christmas Tree

    This year with my new townhouse I got a new Christmas tree from Costco. A pre-lit one, which is new to me. I have to say it was so much easier to not have to string the lights! The tree I got is 7 ft. tall and the lights can be white, colored, or alternate – which is the setting I normally have it on since I love both white and colored lights. The small lights are classic and clean, but part of me still misses those large old school bulbs! For my tree this year, I inadvertently got an assortment of red, green, and gold ornaments. When I went…

  • succulent-christmas-tree
    Photography

    Photo Challenge: Resilient

    Happy Friday! My first week back to work hasn’t been too bad and aside from those first day blues I’ve adjusted to being back. Well, other than being exhausted all week. Last Friday when the new weekly photo challenge was announced (“Resilient“) I was at Longwood Gardens taking in all of the holiday decorations before they were all taken down. I checked my phone and scrolled through my WordPress Reader to see what the new challenge was, hoping that it would be something that I could get a photo of at the gardens. The gardens had amazing and elaborate decorations and multiple Christmas trees amongst them. Every tree was completely…

  • christmas-wrapping-paper
    Photography

    Photo Challenge: New Horizon

    The winter cold has officially hit! We’ve had a few cold days here and there but yesterday was freezing and today is looking to be the same with some snow late tonight. It’s the kind of cold that is painful to be in if you have to stand outside for more than a few minutes. But, I’m not complaining too much because in approximately 7 hours from when this post goes live I’ll be officially on winter break! Yes, today is my last day of work for 2016 and I cannot wait for this much needed break. With that being said, it’s only fitting that this past week’s photo challenge…