Monday, November 30, 2009

i live in the north pole

Hi my name is Amanda and I live in the North Pole. And by that I mean my living room is a winter wonderland full of Christmasy goodness. Ben and I made the journey to cut our tree over the holiday weekend (all 10 miles away). We tried a different place this year that we did not love as much as last year, but it was still fun. The place we went was a little more domesticated and less rugged hiking through the mud. It may have been the mansion sized house behind the tree farm that tainted the experience just a tad...but not enough that it was not still really fun and festive. After we got our tree we set it up and got to decorating, and then attempted the almost impossible task of teaching the puppy not to eat the bird ornaments... really hard for him clearly.

such an adventurer.

boyfriend and girlfriend

I love this dog, but he was SO annoying to have at a tree farm. Not the best place for a hunting dog. I think he ate some mushrooms too.
Its fun starting out and working with what we have to make decorating cute and fun without spending a boatload of money every year. We are firm believers that you can make people feel special and loved without draining your savings account or going into debt. It may be a little more work and time, but home made and creative gift giving, hostessing, and decorating are so much more fun and memorable in my opinion. Anyway, enough of my's where we are at so far

eureka! the lights are good!

my dinner: frosted flakes and cider

I promise after Christmas I will share my homemade gifts, but I don't want anyone who is getting them to see and ruin the fun!



  1. your house and tree are so pretty!

    i'm so glad that you're posting more're kind of fun :).

    p.s. frosted flakes + cider = awesome dinner.

  2. aw thanks! you're fun too maybe we should be friends in person some day! haha. Why cant I ever comment on your blog? For some reason it never lets me and i cant figure out why! I want to share the love!

  3. I don't know...the "cider" looks a bit suspect to me...


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