Christmas in Vermont

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top : h&m / jeans : j crew / boots : stuart weitzman //

I wanted to share a few pics of our Christmas tree before it is too late! If you want to see our other Christmas trees, you can see them here and here :)

Out of all of the Christmas trees I decorated this year, this one is definitely my favorite. My dad picked it out and I think he did such a good job…it is like my dream tree! Anyways, before we came to Vermont, I began looking for a fake fur garland for the tree. I couldn’t find one that wasn’t super expensive, but I did end up finding this end piece of fake fur at Joann’s for around $2. I cut the fabric into four inch wide strips, folded them in half lengthwise and then secured them with a hot glue gun so that the back side of the fabric wouldn’t be visible. In addition to the ornaments that we already had, I ordered two more sets of ornaments (one set bigger than the other) in pink and blue, and picked up a few extra big baby blue ornaments at Lowe’s. I think having many different sizes of ornaments helped to add dimension making the overall appearance of the tree more magical.

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On Christmas Eve, it started snowing, which was so exciting…having a snowy Christmas is the best! For Christmas Eve dinner, I taught my dad how to roast a chicken. I never really get to do anything like that with my dad (I usually cook with my mother, but she had a really bad cold and was unable to help), which made it one of my favorite parts of Christmas.

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On Christmas day, the sun came out and it was so dreamy. After we all woke up, we opened our presents by the fire and then we had our Christmas brunch. Afterwards, Slow Magic and I went on a walk before heading to my cousin’s house.

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What did you do for Christmas?

Other Christmas Posts : here

Pink Christmas Tree

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Here are a few pics of the Christmas tree from our bedroom :) I originally wanted a light pink tree, but after not being able to find one, I decided to go with more of a hot pink one that I found on a late night trip to Walmart. It is pre lit and only $30, which is about how much I wanted to spend (there are some ridiculously expensive pink trees out there). To make it feel a little lighter, I added some colder LED lights and wove some light blue gauzy ribbon with fake snow through it. Additionally, I added some pink, silver, and white ornaments with blue velvet ribbon and topped it with a Barbie keychain that we picked up in Tokyo.

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Other Christmas Posts : here

Christmas Decor : Living Room

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I wanted to share a few pics of our Christmas living room decor :) During the holidays, our living room is the place where we decorate the most (like many people lol). We do not spend actual Christmas day at our apartment so we do not go too overboard with stockings or anything but we do change out a few things like our throw pillows. This year we hung up lights around the windows, added silky pink ribbon and some different sized ornaments to our tree, and put this garland in front of our TV.

What about you, how do you decorate for the holidays?

Other Christmas Posts : here

How to Get in the Mood for Christmas + 10 Christmas Instagram Pic Ideas

I know that Christmas isn’t really supposed to start until after Thanksgiving, but it seems like it starts right after Halloween ends. It can be a little overwhelming…where to start/when to start. I made a checklist of things to do if you are feeling overwhelmed but want to get into the Christmas spirit, or if you are already there but want to keep it going. Also, each thing on the list would make such a good instagram pic…so additionally here are ten ideas for IG lol.

Christmas Checklist

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1. Go pick out your tree (real or fake). If you already have a tree, put it up 🎄

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2. Decorate your tree. If you want to change things up try different themes or use ribbon or a garland 🎀

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3. Now that you have your tree up, take Christmas pictures 📷 Here are a few of our previous Christmas pictures :

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Our first Christmas picture as a married couple :

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4. Listen to Christmas music 🎵❄️ If you aren’t sure what to listen to, I made a playlist for you 😉 listen to it here.

5. Drink a warm beverage from a cute mug ☕️

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6. Do some Christmas shopping 🛍

7. Choose a wrapping paper theme and then wrap your presents 🎁 I got these from Paper Source one and two.

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8. Bake cookies 🍪

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9. While you are baking, watch Christmas movies 📽

10. Drive/walk around and look at Christmas lights 💡

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How do you get in the mood for Christmas?

Other Christmas posts : here.