Christmas Tree Farm

The day after Thanksgiving, Eric and I headed out in search of a Christmas tree! I love decorating for the holidays as soon as turkey day is over. Having a real tree is a must for me. I mostly just love how they make the entire apartment smell. We headed out to Rockford to Hart Tree Farm and it was packed! Everyone must have had the same idea. There was some snow whirling in the air and it was a pretty perfect day to pick out a tree. We also got a wreath to hang on the door!

I'm not sure why, but some of my photos have been blurry lately. I can't figure it out. I'm just wondering if there is a smudge on my lens that I haven't been able to get out (I'm constantly cleaning it)... but it doesn't make sense why some photos are clear and others are blurry? Like the top one is totally blurry... but the needles in the picture above are clear. It's driving me nuts. I might take it in and see what's going on. I'm hopefully getting a new camera soon, but it would still be nice to keep this one in good condition as a backup! I'm kind of wondering if my Nikon D40 took better pictures than my Canon does? I don't know. I think maybe I just need a new lens. Tacking that onto my Christmas list...

This weekend, Eric and I made so much progress on our apartment. We finished the entryway and most of the dining room. We just need to figure out how to fill up space in a few corners, but it looks so much better. I'm super excited. I'll take pictures as soon as everything is settled a bit more, but you can peek at some photos over at my Instagram. My next goal is to buy a new couch, end tables and a coffee table to finish the living room. After those furniture purchases, I think I'll honestly be set for a while, which is exciting! I'm just hoping to buy a house in the next year. I'm ready to fix up a place of my own.

Well December is shaping up to look really fun! I have an upcoming holiday work party that I just ordered my outfit for today! Plus, lighthouse exploring, holiday shopping and hopefully snow. I have some exciting plans on the blog too... fun gift guides, a feature on a local boutique, some holiday giveaways (a huge one at the end of the month!), a little personal celebration and a recap of 2012 with some memories and favorite outfits from the past year. It should be fun and I'm looking forward to it!

Outfit details:

Forever 21 jeans
Hood, Better, Best Jacket c/o ModCloth
LOFT circle scarf
Forever 21 hoodie
Vintage Coach purse
Gap tee
Prague boots c/o Wanted