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2013 Christmas Tree

The past few years Matt and I have purchased our Christmas tree from either Home Depot or the lot down the street from us. However, this year we decided to be festive and join our friends, Mel & Travis, for a trip to the mountains to cut down our own! Growing up in Florida we didn’t really have this type of opportunity so I had no idea how much I’ve been missing out until this experience! So two Sunday’s ago we picked up our friends and roadtripped 2.5 hours north to Todd, NC, stopping once in Boone for an amazing lunch at Daniel Boone Inn, the best Homestyle Southern Comfort Food {and Southern Living agrees}! Afterwards we continued on to Todd, NC to the tree farm that Travis and his family have been cutting down their tree from since he was little. Sadly, we had just missed the last tractor ride up the mountain so we hurried to Clawson’s {Choose & Cut} Tree Farm down the road. Lucky for us we were their last customers of the day so we had the tractor ride and entire tree farm all to ourselves!

 {tractor ride up the mountain}

 {the 9 footer Matt and I picked out}

{time to cut her down!}

And we couldn’t leave without purchasing a homemade kissing ball too!

I know technically you’re supposed to let your tree “settle” for a day or two before decorating but I am always too excited to wait! This year we used 6 strands of lights and 4 rolls of gold ribbon.

I made a new extra large bow this year and added some spray.

{a few of my favorite ornaments}

There she is! I am so in love with our tree!!

Now I need to get wrapping!



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Julie Joy

Friday 13th of December 2013

Awwww! Your tree is fabulous!!! I did a ribbon this year too! I love the idea of spray as well! Looks great!


Wednesday 11th of December 2013

So fun! I went to the mountains to a tree farm for the last 2 years and it is such a great experience. Feels much more authentic! Good lookin tree, lady. I love the picture of you with that chainsaw. Get em girl!!!


Wednesday 11th of December 2013

I am so jealous you had the opportunity to cut down your tree! I have always wanted to do that. It is absolutely gorgeous. 'Pinterest worthy' as my Mother says!Samantha AModernNavyWife,com


Wednesday 11th of December 2013

Your tree is gorgeous!


Tuesday 10th of December 2013

Ohh! Your tree is so pretty! We always decorate ours the first day! Too! Except for this year because the tree took a long time to get up (our tree was 9 feet tall but are ceilings are low) and it was just about time for bed by the time we got the tree up.