Hello! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, and that you got to spend it with the people you love. Finishing off the lovely weekend with family, I took a trip to a Christmas Tree Farm to chop down a fresh-scented pine for the house. I took my camera on the journey and wanted to share a few tips and pics. Enjoy!
To start off, I had to wear an ugly Christmas sweater to the farm. Luckily, I have one that has Christmas trees on it, which perfectly sets the mood. I also paired it with a white beanie to keep warm and cozy.
It was a lovely day, but very cold outside, so tip #1 would be to bring some hot chocolate with you! Extra points if you bring a snack, such as warm cookies, with you also. They give you energy to go cut down trees, and will also keep you very warm.
A lot of farms carry different kinds of trees, so make sure to check beforehand, whether via phone or on their website, because certain trees appeal more than others. The traditional tree which most people relate to when they think of Christmas trees are Douglas firs. They are tall, cone shaped and have soft needles. The kind pictured above are Norway Spruce, which tend to be wider with spread apart branches and thick needles.
This is a Douglas fir. They can grow really tall, and often look smaller than they actually are in the fields. Therefore, make sure to measure the space for your tree, both height and diameter, before heading off to a farm. This makes sure the tree neither is too big or too small for the area you want it to fit. Lastly, make sure to have fun! Go with family or friends and make a day out of it, because it really gets you a jump start into the Christmas season. And if there is no tree farms near you, or they are too expensive, having a decorating party. I highly recommend either getting some evergreen scented sticks or candles if you have a fake tree, because it makes it seem just like the real thing.
That concludes my Christmas Tree Farm post, I hope that it helped if you plan on getting a real tree for the first time, or needed the inspiration to try it. The event can become an amazing tradition for family, and it's an active way to get outside and do something with others, even in cold weather. Have a fantastic week!
Happy Sunday! Thanksgiving is coming up this week, and I wanted to share a few things I am grateful for, and a few things that I think need a little more appreciation. I hope that this post brightens your day :)
Around this time of year, the question "what are you grateful for?" pops up a lot. And there a lot of things to be thankful for in this world, but sometimes it can be hard to express it all in a simple sentence or two. Today I wanted to list some of the things I am thankful for, as just a little fun post to spread some happiness and inspiration.
1. My healthy & happy family
2. My healthy & happy friends
3. Spending Thanksgiving with my family and friends
4. Fall (and how beautiful it is)
5. My education
7. The opportunity to travel
8. Cooking, baking, and eating
9. Christmas time !!
10. Sweaters, scarves, and blankets
11. A loving community
12. Black Friday (and Cyber Monday!)
13. Sunny, rainy, and snowy days
15. This blog :)
Now is great to be thankful for things, and even better to acknowledge them, but how can you really show your thanks? Around this time of year, I love to express the things I am thankful for by doing little things. Remind your family and friends how much you love them. Help out your community. Thank your teachers for their hard work. Smile more at grocers, cashiers, etc. In my opinion, that is what thanksgiving is all about.
I hope that you enjoyed this week's post! I wanted to try something different that I haven't really done in a while. I also wanted to thank each and every one of you for reading my blogs, visiting a page or two, or just checking it out every once and a while. It really means the world to me :) I hope that you have an amazing week, and that you get the chance to spend thanksgiving with the people you love.
A sixteen-year-old fashion obsessed girl, who stands just under 5 feet tall.