Monday, December 3, 2012

O Christmas Tree

Over the weekend Ted and I traveled north to Shelton, CT to Jones Family Farms to harvest our own Christmas tree. I overheard my colleagues talking about it on Friday and thought it would be fun since I've never cut my own before. Ted's parents were visiting and came along. After scouting out trees for 30 minutes Ted's dad spotted the one we brought home.

Ready to saw.

Surprise, Ted did most of the work.

This was not staged, I did take care of a few branches.

(I usually only wear the mini backpack to amusement parks, occasionally a fitness class or something. Is this on the same level as a fanny pack? I found this funny article on Glamour, Fashion Flashback: Let's Talk Mini Backpacks. I think of Cher every time I wear mine... and will not part with it haha.)

Pullover: aerie. Backpack: Prada (90's). Jeans: Forever 21. Boots: Sorel (c/o

Ted's dad in the background reminding us that he found the keeper!

Our 8-foot tree looked mini next to the monster in front of us.

After cutting down the tree and securing it to the car we stopped at their winery for a tasting. I'm happy to report it is up in the living room and ready to be decorated. We stopped by Target to pick up some lights and they were all out of what I wanted. They did still have everything from the Neiman Marcus collection. Go figure.

Have you ever harvested your own tree? Any good stories? My colleague's tree went missing after it was baled and they found it on top of another car!


  1. Looks like you got a great tree! Yea for Christmas! Can't wait to see how you decorate it!



  2. Love the mini backpack ;) what a fun trip to cut down your tree I'm sure your house smells amazing and festive

  3. i miss not getting a tree with my family living in the city

  4. cutest boots ever! if I lived back in the midwest again I'd so pick me up a pair! :) I've never cut down my own tree, we enjoy our mini 4 ft fake one for now! :)

  5. We harvested our own tree last year for the first time and I will never do that again! Real trees shed needles constantly. With 3 kids and a dog I couldn't handle one more chore:) They do smell good though! Cute outfit as usual!

  6. Umm, I also could not get clear lights at Target and I was so bummed. I love your tree. What a neat activity.

  7. How fun! Shelton is right next door to us! :)

    We have a fakie- neither of us are interested in pine needle clean up!

    Love From,
    Manda @ Eat Cake

  8. Love these pictures! I've never harvested my own tree - my family has always done artificial trees. This looks like so much fun!

  9. love Jones farm! The wine is so great, we have done pumpkins there but not Christmas tree might have to try next year!

  10. aaah Jones' is in my hometown!I loved going there for berry picking in the summer!


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