Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cutting the tree

This past weekend, we went to cut down our Christmas tree! We went to the same exact place last year, so it's fun to see this year's photos compared to last year's! It's a cute little place to chop down your own tree. Both last year and this year, we haven't yet had snow - which is awesome. I like November with no snow! Once December hits though, I'd love to have some for Christmastime! It doesn't feel right having our decorated tree inside when it's 45 degrees outside!

I'm in love with this jacket. I bought it from the Old Navy's 50% outerwear sale a month ago! It's so insanely warm and I love the length because I can wear any type of dress or skirt under it and it's concealed. Plus, I hate when you buy a jacket and wear it with jeans.. and your cardigan sticks out underneath. Plus, if you bend over and your back shows, you're freezing! I definitely wanted the long look this year. I also have not taken these boots off since I got them from Wanted. They are going to be so great when I'm romping around in snow above my ankles.

(jeans - gap | jacket - old navy | boots - c/o wanted)

What a fun tradition! I'm super excited for the month of December - it looks like there are a lot of good times ahead! Christmas parties, shopping, friends, family. Life is so busy, but very good! My job is going great, our band is progressing along (I love our new song!) and there's so much to look forward to. Every day counts, right?

currently playing:
matt pond pa - snow day

59 comments:

  1. cutting down your own tree sounds like fun! i can't believe it's december tomorrow.

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  2. Love those boots!

    I wish I could have a real christmas tree... unfortunatly i'm allergic so i'm stuck with a horrible looking fake tree ;)

    Melissa

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  3. I love that you two cut down your own tree! I don't think we have a place like this down here but I know there's tons up north!

    I'm so happy everything in your life is falling into place :) And I definitely want to hear your new song! Your outfit looks so warm and perfect for our harsh winter ahead. Those boots will definitely keep your feet warm as you stomp through the snow! I think it's supposed to start snowing soon, perfect timing since tomorrow is December!

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  4. such a cute tradition - we did the same thing growing up. if i didn't buy a 1960's pompom tree, i would still drive out to the country and cut one myself. and i love those goats!

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  5. You look so cute in your coat! Brown is a really good color on you with your skin & hair color. I love this tradition, Pat & I were talking about how we couldn't wait to have our own tree & I will have to try to find a place around here where we can cut our own tree! Hope all is well!

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  6. Looks like so much fun!! I want a tree this year but I don't think our apartment has room for it! Also, super jealous you don't have snow yet. I would kill for a November in Minnesota that lacked snow!

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  7. I just love this post, Tieka! I've always wanted to cut down our own Christmas tree, but we don't get to experience that here in the sunshine state. Unless we cut down a Christmas palm tree ;)

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  8. i bought the most perfect coat this year, too! here's a picture of it: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81zru9jkj5L._SX1500_SY1950_CR,0,0,1500,1950_.jpg

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  9. i wish my apartment was big enough for a tree! oh, college living. i almost bought that jacket! it looks super cute on you though. :)

    <3 cait.
    www.hazy-like-mornings.blogspot.com

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  10. ahhh i totally agree about wearing a short jacket with a long cardigan underneath- i hate it!!
    i wish i could find a long winter jacket like this!! for here in minnesota I bought a warm, but unsexy fleece lined one!!

    Charlotte xxx

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  11. I wish I could have a real Christmas tree but my family uses a fake one. I would love to have the tradition of going and chopping one down each year! I will definitely start doing that when I get my own place.

    I love that coat! It kind of makes me wish I had bought one when Old Navy had their sale!

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  12. christmas trees are one of my favourite parts of the holidays! :) i can't wait to get mine!

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  13. I bought that coat during the 50% off sale too!! It is so warm and comfy!!

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  14. That looks like so much fun and I love your boots!

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  15. So fun, I love going to get Christmas trees! I loooove your boots!! That jacket looks really comfy too :D
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  16. Aww, you must've had so much fun! I've never had a real tree- my family has always used a fake one. But I feel like I've missed out on all the excitement of picking out a tree!

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  17. I love Christmas trees. So much. :)

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  18. I love this! When I was younger my family and I used to go cut down our own tree and it's always some of my fondest memories. You look so cozy and happy too!

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  19. you are spot on about the short jacket dilemma...

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  20. Tieka - thank you for the comment on my blog! I've been a long time reader of Selective Potential and when I saw your comment I may squealed a little {embarrassing, but true}!

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  21. how fun! i would love to cut down my own christmas tree!

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  22. That coat is great! And it looks great on you- haha...I love the goats? :D:D very nice!

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  23. You know, I've only ever had fake trees. But those goats are adorable.

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  24. So fun! We picked out our tree tonight and just got the lights and ornaments on!

    It's my favorite activity!

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  25. Your jacket looks so cozy, I love it!

    xx

    Jessi

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  26. aw you're adorable! I know what you mean about short jackets being tough. I think the long ones are the way to go especially when it's cold out!

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  27. I actually bought the shorter version of this coat during Old Navy's sale. Normally I would buy long coats especially to deal with our Midwest winters, but this year I wanted to change it up. I agree this jacket is sooooo warm.


    You and Brett honestly do the cutest things together. Brandon and I could never cut our own tree or half of the the other things you guys do.

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  28. You look so cute in that jacket!
    I want a fresh tree so badly this year!

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  29. Cutting down your own Christmas tree? That sounds like so much fun!

    You look great Tieka :]

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  30. I really love that coat! It looks like it would be perfect up here! My mom is always concerned about my kidneys getting cold?! Never in my life have a I ever thought, "gee, my kidneys are freezing today"...that length would keep her happy though! haha

    Shy

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  31. such a fun time, is Christmas time!

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  32. That jacket looks so warm! And I'd love a freshly cut down tree too, I just have a tiny apartment and so I have a tiny pink sequined tree instead.

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  33. Augh, I totes share your woes about too-short jackets that allow longer cardis to flap about. Weirdly relieved to know I'm not alone on that one. Also, can't believe I missed out on a 50% Old Navy outerwear sale. That jacket looks amazing on you!

    C.
    http://styleanon.blogspot.com

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  34. Aw, what a cute tradition Tieka! The only time we cut down our own tree was when we spent Christmas in Maine. My uncle owns a lumber company so we went into the woods and picked out a tree! How awesome is that?


    I love that jacket too. I totally hear you about short jackets. The seem to be getting shorter every year. I'm glad we both found perfect jackets this year though!

    xx

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  35. Awww, fun. We used to go cute down our tree when I was a kid.

    I think this year I am getting a white one though. Disco tree. : )

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  36. Aww..you look so cute...what a great tradition too:)
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  37. Ha, your jacket looks exactly like mine! It does have a bit of a furry bit at the top right? Only I bought it over here in Germany!

    We never go out to cut out own tree, but rather buy it at a lot. I'd love to cut a tree myself though!

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  38. 1. I'm from Michigan but live in Alaska

    2. Whenever AK has a wicked rough, freezing cold winter, MI has a mild winter, and vice versa.

    3. It's been in the single digits here with wind gusts up to 80 mph! So happy for you that you're having a mild winter so far. I also hope it snows so you can get the full effect :)

    Happy December!

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  39. I love going to get christmas trees, and cutting down your own is always fun. When I was younger and living in the country the big christmas tradition was traipsing up into our woods to find the perfect tree - which inevitably looked like a spindly charlie brown tree, but always fun nonetheless!

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  40. Wow, I've never thought of cutting my own tree down, what a cool idea! You look so cute!

    Sally x

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  41. I think I might love this jacket as much as you!

    Going to hit the local OLD NAVY and see what I can find.

    THANKS

    XOXO
    Yours Truly

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  42. We don't have a real tree in our house but when I move out I am so going to have one!
    Lovely day out chopping down your own tree.
    xx

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  43. Hi Teika!
    That is a great jacket! I went for a long winter jacket this year too. The short coat, long cardigan thing drives me crazy as well.

    Your Christmas tree tradition is really cute. JP and I just have a fake tree :(

    PS. Thanks for visiting my blog. You are amazing <3

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  44. yay! I love December traditions! haha its so funny that you have basically the same picture of Brett with that saw both years!

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  45. Really love your hair, you're just so gorgeaous like usual in this pictures !

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  46. Awh, this post was so sweet :) You two have so many fun little traditions, I love it. The outfit is great too - what a perfectly cozy jacket, and those tan boots are gorgeous!

    I must say, your life sounds pretty magical right now lady :)

    X

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  47. I can't wait to get my tree- it snowed where I live today for the first time, so it's officially the Christmas season!

    I never find anything I like at Old Navy, but other people get really cute stuff there. I have to go back and look with new eyes.

    www.adventuresindressingmyself.blogspot.com

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  48. I know what you mean about long cardi+short jacket combo! Same pet peeve! I usually end up pushing my cardigan up, haha! Although I suppose I could just get longer jackets :)
    Hope you show us how you decorated your tree this year!

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  49. You've got such an inspirational blog. I look forward to coming back. I put one of your stickers on my blog...no need to return the favor but I'd thought I would tell you...thanks so much!!!

    Bisous,
    Cris
    http://www.bisouonline.com

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  50. That is so cool that you guys cut your own Christmas trees! I wish we could do that! Love that jacket-looks so cozy.

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  51. Sounds like a super fun time! That jacket looks super warm and adorable on you! (:

    Sanny's Head to Heart

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  52. So you're one of those fuddy-duddies who keep killing trees over the whole Christmas cult.
    Such a sad rite.

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  53. Oooo I wanna hear your new song!!
    Getting the Christmas tree is one of my favorite things. It's such a funny but awesome tradition. :D
    I love your jacket. It fits you perfectly and looks so cozy!
    Thanks for taking a picture of those goats. Made my day. hehe
    xx

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  54. you look so cute1 and the coat looks lovely and warm!!

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  55. With a cat in the house it's hard to have a real tree. I miss the smell of pine.

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  56. Christmas just isn't the same without a real tree. i mean, our meats thrifted one is nice ... who am i kidding?? i have tree envy!
    YOURS, MINE AND OURS

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  57. Wow you guys are for serious! I don't think I could cut down my own tree but, I suppose just once for the memories... it looks fun :)

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  58. Whatwhatwahttt? You're in a band? Do you guys have a page?

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