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baby, it’s cold outside

cold outside



It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year



Its finally that time of the year… CHRISTMAS!!! I’m so excited!! And I’ve been finding amazing signs and sayings [like this one] for the Christmas season.  Since I can’t put them up all over my house I figured I would share them with you one by one.

I found this picture on Pinterest but I’m not able to find the correct link to share with you.  If you know who makes this on Etsy please leave a comment with the author… I want to give them the credit!

Looks Like Christmas!


Love the snow and ice on top of the creek.

It’s looking a lot like Christmas at our house!  For me, Thanksgiving means tradition.  And besides the tradition of being with family and eating, I love to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, watch the Lions play football, and decorate for Christmas!!!  Luckily I have a husband who will humor me.

I used to put up a fake tree.  That’s a lie, I used to put up *two* fake Christmas trees.  But, Nate says we live in a forest, why would we use a fake tree?!?!  So on Thanksgiving he and I went out and got ourselves a tree.

The Christmas Tree

Nate cutting down our tree.

Dragging the Tree

And dragging it out for me!

He wanted a little one.  I always want a huge tree.  I say we compromised [he would say I won]. 😉 Once the tree was safely home, I got right to the task of decorating.  Even Nate’s animals got into the spirit!

Merry Christmas BFD!

BFD says Merry Christmas!


Stocking are up [thanks Mom]!


Nativity courtesy of Grandma Poll.

Decorated Christmas Tree

The tree is decorated!

I love this time of year!! And, having the house so festive is so much fun!!

My Favorites This Week

The idea of sharing my favorite finds from around the internet (or interwebs as the people at 8,000 feet like to call it) is really a cool idea for me. I love being able to tell you about what other people out there are doing and doing well.  I hope you find it fun too!



Christmas || Aka Design + Life is getting me in the Christmas spirit! As far as I’m concerned, any time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is fair Christmas game!  And now I’m getting excited 🙂



Blog || Maize Hutton is that blog that has had my attention this week.  There are such cute designs and ideas here.  I absolutely adore these ornaments and her Antropologie inspired mistletoe (I really want to make this for Christmas) but the whole blog is pretty cool.



Home || Picture frame on Pinterest — I love the idea of using an old window as a picture frame.  And, luckily for me, I have one at home!  Now to just find the wall space to put it up…


Acorn Squash

Food || Avocado & Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash from Jeanine Love & Lemon looks absolutely amazing doesn’t it?!?!?!  She is a vegetarian, which is just fine by me, but Nate doesn’t believe you can have a meal without meat and dairy.  I saw this and thought it would be a perfect post-Thanksgiving meal… and for my carnivore hubby… add some leftover turkey and top with cheese.



Fashion ||  The Berry has a ton of cute fashion ideas in this post. This one looks like it would even be great for winter.  Cozy and comfy, just my style!