As I mentioned in my last post, my boyfriend's family took me in for Thanksgiving and our holiday was filled with delicious food & wisconsin cocktails (brandy slush anyone?), as well as less run of the mill holiday activities like.. constructing a 5 ft wreath and woodburning gift tags made from reclaimed barnboards & dressing up the family dog in our DIY wreath. I wanted to share a few of my favorite moments from our spiked cider & Christmas music filled weekend.
I might still be finding sap on myself, but we had a blast DIY-ing wreaths & getting the holidays started!
Lucy, my favorite little weimaraners wearing one of our mini wreaths
a truck bed full of the branches we cut for our wreaths
no wreath making night is complete without some spiked apple cider
Ann & I helping Kyle's mom with the gigantic wreath for the barn
pretty obsessed with my woodburned reclaimed wood tag for kyle's gift this year!
how can you not love a manly man (in blaze orange, no less)
doesn't this look like a j.crew ad? hoisting up the giant wreath in it's place!
the barn in all its glory with it's wreath made with love!
To make the weekend even more special I got a call from my best friend since we were in diapers, Kelly, that she was engaged- SO thrilled for her and her fiancee!! What a happy, love-filled holiday weekend! It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!
I've totally loved having natural tree smell all over the house. If you don't have the luxury of hundreds of acres of trees to cut your own spruce & pine, I've heard that the local Home Depot offers up their tree trimmings for free (helloooo DIY project)!
What have you been doing to get yourself in the holiday spirit?