Over the weekend, Scott and I stopped in at the cutest Christmas tree farm just east of where we live. In all honestly, I’ve been a fake Christmas tree kind of gal all my life, but this year I decided we need that real tree experience. I hear they’re messy and a bit of a hassle, but I figured the added coziness was well worth it! So we stopped in at Vertuccio Farms just as the sun was setting and took a good look around, trying to decide on just the perfect tree — and consequently getting poked by pine needles along the way!

I was definitely saying, “this one,” as Scott snapped this photo! Some of the trees they had there were huge, and sadly just too big to fit into our cozy space. We kept looking, though, and I may have touched every tree along the way — I was definitely looking for the softest feeling tree, because one of those pokey suckers was definitely not coming home with us!

In the end, we couldn’t decide on a tree and left the farm empty handed. We actually already have our fake tree up, but I thought it would be fun to add a real tree into the mix. This year I’m really trying to soak in every second of the holiday season, because I know it goes (and has been going) by so fast. I’m actually still trying to decide on our holiday cards, so that may tell you how behind I am at this point — whoops!

Outfit Details:
Old Navy Pom Pom Beanie (similar!)
Madewell Plaid Button-Up (similar!)
Have you decorated for the holidays yet? What’s one holiday tradition you love most? I love that we always check out our cities “tumbleweed tree” every year and always end up laughing our butts off because it’s so funny — and kind of pretty and sparkly too! 😉
-Chelsea xo


  1. I have to tell you about a little project I did a few years ago, and am still stoked on! I took our dried out Christmas wreath (we didn't have a tree that year) and ran my fingers along the branches so that a lot of needles fell to the table. I put the needles in some small socks with rubber bands holding them closed. They still smell SO good in my closets and drawers! Sure, my method was a bit hurried and ghetto. But I love the results. You should try it, if you're as crazy about that piney smell as I am!!

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