Christmas Lights

It’s a Christmas eve tradition to drive around and look at Christmas lights, after we’re done stuffing our faces with delicious snacks while watching Christmas movies and drinking eggnog. It’s such a fun way to end the night.

These are some photos I took on last year’s adventure. It was a cold foggy evening, the perfect Christmas atmosphere besides snow.

I love how the houses stand out, wrapped in their rainbow lights, illuminating the darkness that surrounds them.

This house has an upside down Christmas tree inside!

Do you like to drive around and check out Christmas lights too?

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Christmas Tree Patch

Every year we go to our favorite Christmas tree patch to pick out my mom’s Christmas tree. We have been going there for years, and it just has such an exciting, wintery feeling about it.

The Krankies coffee trailer moved to this location a few years ago, and it gets engulfed in Christmas trees every December. 

The scent of freshly brewed coffee fills the air and mixes with the piney scent of the trees.

A cup of hot coffee is the perfect thing to warm your frigid hands while shopping for the perfect tree.


We haven’t gotten our own tree here yet because I know the cats will just climb it and live in it.. Probably chew the light strands while they’re at it.. But maybe one day!

On this trip we were lucky enough to see a delivery of fresh trees! How exciting.

The trees laying down waiting to be put up makes me imagine a Christmas tree graveyard..


I love how the vintage style string lights illuminate the trees and cast long shadows. Giving a slightly eerie look to them.

Steven’s reaction upon seeing this picture: “I look like an NPC..” 

Then we all have a tree decorating party and cover the tree in vintage glass ornaments. I love it! I have never seen a prettier tree,

Do you have any fun Christmas tree traditions?

Christmas Sights

Now that Thanksgiving is here, the rest of the world finally seems to join me in my Christmas excitement, which for me, started the day after Halloween! I thought I would share some of my favorite photos of Christmas at my mom’s house over the last few years.

I am a complete Christmas fool, I love this time of year. Everything about it.  When it finally comes around I can hardly contain my excitement, and I always find myself in disbelief that Christmastime has really come around again. I try to sit back and enjoy every second of it


I love how colorful rainbow Christmas lights illuminate houses against the black winter sky.
The tree is such a glorious sight. It’s hard to look at anything else in the room when it stands aglow with 1000s of tiny lights and sparkling ornaments.

Strands of lights draped across windows give such a warm and cozy feeling, during the frigid nights.


My favorite decorations are the vintage ones. I feel like Christmas was meant to be 50s and 60s themed. 




I love cozying up on the couch with a warm mug of hot cocoa or eggnog, and watching Christmas movies.

It’s definitely a magical time of year!

What are your favorite parts about this Holiday season?

Ghost of Halloweens Past


To help get into a spooky mood in preparation for Halloween at the end of this week, I thought I would share some creepy photos from Halloweens past.

Halloween was my Dad’s favorite holiday. He took pride in having the scariest house on the block. (Heck, probably the whole city!)


There were many kids, and even adults that were afraid to even come up to the house. There were so many spooky things, you never knew what was going to pop out at you!


I love the creepy glow of all the eerie colored lights.

A ghoulish cabinet, home to many skeletons and spiders. 

As October progressed, the front yard was slowly turned into a scary cemetery. 


This year we are going to have a small little party at our house and hand out candy. Although our house will not be nearly as scary as this! Maybe one day..

What are you plans for the spooky day?

Cat Photos Friday #53- St Patrick’s Day Photoshoot

When I saw this little hat at the store I just knew Chester had to wear it. He was a little weirded out at first but then forgot he had it on and walked around like normal!


Jeeves even got in the party spirit and actually posed for a few pictures before retreating to another room.

The cats had a fun day and I hope all of you guys did as well!

My Valentine’s Day

We keep it pretty low key around here for Valentine’s day, but that’s how we like it!

We met my mom and sister for breakfast at a place we discovered once while out exploring called breakfast time.
The first flower of the year bloomed that day!  Crocus always used to bloom on my birthday but it’s been unusually cold here so this guy was a week late.
For lunch we got the crazy idea to make grilled cheese chip sandwiches. Man were they good!

I noticed the cats had chewed some of my plants so I took that as a hint that they wanted more greens in their life, and planted some cat grass.
For dinner we stopped by a gas station for some snacks and picked up a little Caesars pizza. We also ordered a jalapeno  cheese sauce and dipped our pizza in it. It was divine. I recommend it. 

So it was mostly a lazy day spent eating strange foods, and what a good day it was!



Also, head on over to my mom’s blog Make it Special for lovely Valentine’s day photos from around her home!

How did you spend your Valentine’s day?