Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hart Christmas Tree Farm

Last weekend, we headed up to Rockford to cut down our christmas tree at Hart Christmas Tree Farm! Eric and I came here last year to get a wreath, but it was so much colder so we ended up getting our tree at the farmers market. But this year it was super nice outside! We had a light blanket of snow left on the ground from our Thanksgiving blizzard, but most of it had melted and the sun was quite warm! I felt totally fine in my denim jacket. We headed out with two of our best friends, Kate & Mehre, to chop down a tree!




I was so excited when Hannah of The Braided Bandit reached out to me about styling up an item from her Etsy shop. She recently left her full-time job to focus on her vintage shop, and it was well worth it! Her shop is full of adorable items, and all things she personally loves herself… and it's so well curated. I spotted several things I'd love to have styled up, but this dress totally popped out to me. I love the black/red plaid and the long sleeves and buttons were perfect! Especially for winter. Be sure to head over to her shop and check it out! I'm also obsessed with this floral babydoll dress.



We got our tree back to the city successfully, and now our apartment smells like a pine heaven and feels so cozy! We put up all of our lights and decorations and I love it. I've been watching ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas" non-stop too. So far I've watched Scrooged (one of my absolute favorites), The Santa Clause, and While You Were Sleeping. I have so many more on my list though… Grumpy Old Men, The Holiday, Serendipity, Holiday Inn, The Family Man, the list goes on. Yes, I'm a chick flick nerd. ;)



Do you have any traditions when it comes to your Christmas tree? I've cut down my own for several years now! I really can't imagine it any other way, but I'm also a little envious of the adorable white/pink trees I keep seeing on Instagram. Everyone has such great decorating ideas! I'm especially in love with a tree I saw that was green, with craft-paper ornaments and white twinkle lights. Totally simple. Our tree this year has multi-colored lights with every decoration we had in our holiday box. It's a packed tree! I'll share some photos soon. :)



I really hope our snow comes back! It was in the 50s today and rainy. Gross. December is the only month I care to have snow… so yeah, c'mon Michigan! We have my company holiday party this weekend, which I'm looking forward to. Next weekend, I'm hoping to take a trip to Frankenmuth to visit the world's largest Christmas store, eat a traditional chicken dinner and do a little shopping at Birch Run! I loooove that little town. I'm really excited for a holiday-themed day of adventure. I miss taking little day/weekend trips!



Outfit details:
Plaid dress ℅ The Braided Bandit
Gold Tree Pendant ℅ Outfit Additions
Old Navy boots (similar)

27 comments:

  1. We always listen to Christmas music while decorating the tree and then watch Elf. I love Buddy!

    Tracy @ Its Mostly About Fashion

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  2. I don't think I could ever cut down a tree for Christmas. Makes me too sad to think of lall the time it spent growing and then I killed it for a month of my enjoyment! hope im not too depressing! haha. We always watch the lord of the rings at christmas. So glad they starting putting out the hobbits!

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  3. Oh, how I love the holidays! You all have amazing style! I look forward to your future posts ; D

    <3 Carsla
    Founder & CEO of Connect-the-Cloths
    www.connect-the-cloths.com
    A stylist's, foodie's, & writer's blog in development.

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  4. These pictures are great; I especially love that last one with you out of focus. I've never bought a real Christmas tree before, although, if it were up to me, I'd probably get one every year and decorate it with funny ornaments.
    I'm a big Christmas movie junkie myself. I used to love the old ABC family classics that were soooo lame and corny. The Santa Clause and It's a Wonderful Life are my all-time favorites though!

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

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  5. How fun! My family went and cut down our tree this last weekend too!

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  6. gorgeous photos! wish i'd been able to snap some prettiest picks during our hunt for a tree!
    ladies in navy

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  7. I've always had an artificial tree due to my animals but I love the smell of my grandmother's. It's glorious! My favorite tradition has to be when my dad and I always watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas together! Favorite Christmas movie!

    I absolutely love your dress and booties. So wonderful!!

    -Jess
    http://www.JessicasWonderland.com

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  8. This sounds like fun, I've never cut down my own Christmas tree before and haven't even had a real one since I was 7 haha. Maybe someday... Love your outfit, so simple yet festive. I watched Love Actually last night.. I'm into the cheesy chick flick Christmas movies as well.

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  9. Super cute!!! You don't see tree farms like that here in San Diego, that's for sure.

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  10. What a sweet trip! Always good to wear plaid while chopping down a tree! ;)
    You look darling!

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  11. I love that plaid dress! I don't have any Christmas traditions of my own yet, but I am looking forward to making them! My family always had plastic trees but I know I want to get real ones from now on!
    Leah Faye
    a clover & a bee

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  12. We go to a little town's Christmas Stroll and get a new ornament every year. That's our tradition. And going to the mountain to cut down a tree with my husband's family.

    Your dress is very appropriate for the occasion :)

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  13. I am stoked that I stumbled onto your blog from Ashley over at The Sweet Season. I am in love with Michigan although I've never been-I'm a Carolina girl. Your images are breathtaking-a perfect place for me to take in all the seasons-). Look forward to following!

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  14. those booties are so cute!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  15. that sounds so much fun! :) you look amazing, Tieka, and so does your friend, I love her cardigan and layering ;)
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    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

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  16. I love your dress. Beautiful location too. Isn't Christmas just the best time of the year?

    http://abeautifulheart07.blogspot.com/2013/12/8-ways-to-wear-your-boots-this-fall.html

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  17. This is seriously the cutest post ever, Tieka! Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  18. this makes me so jealous of the place you live in. I haven't had a real tree since I was a kid.
    I think I've read your blog for quite a while now and I can really say I love everything about your blog, but most important, I like you as a person, from what I'm reading here.

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    1. I didn't want that to sound like a weird comment. just ignore it if it sounded like that. ☃

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  19. we always went with the whole family to pick a tree and it was so much fun! It's so sweet you also have this tradition :)

    xoxo

    WWW.ZERXZASTYLE.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  20. I'm pretty jealous of your jean jacket. I lost mine!

    xoxo, Kenzie
    easy-lucky-fr3e.blogspot.com

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  21. I cannot wait to get my tree up!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  22. I am a huge Christmas movie junkie too! A jean jacket is a staple in my wardrobe - it goes with everything. Loving your plaid dress and your friend's outfit as well.

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  23. I love this post SO SO much! Thanks for helping me get into the Christmas spirit. :) These photos look amazing!!!
    xoxo

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  24. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

    I would love to have a real tree someday, but unfortunately my husband is ALLERGIC to them. Isn't that some crap? ;-)

    For now, I settle for an artificial tree and making the house smell like baked cookies instead.

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  25. That dress is just so cute and perfect on you! Couldn't have picked a better dress to chop down a Christmas tree. :)

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  26. Looks like such a fun tradition! I never wish for snow thought.

    http://yourstrulytwins.wordpress.com/

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