During this time of year, I love just sitting around the tree and looking at all of the lights and the ornaments and remembering the stories and times that go with each one. The only thing that would make it better is if there was snow falling outside, but we don't get much of that stuff here. I love the look of the trees with all of the same baubles and also love the trees that don't have 2 of the same ornaments. This tree has ornaments that are over 30 years old, each one bringing you back to a time before. I love that I can remember putting up the same ornaments back when I was five years old.
So I realized I never shared the photos I got from the floral workshop I attended in August with Floret. I was just reminded of these photos, because Erin just opened up registration for her 2015 workshops. One of them is going to be all about peonies. How amazing does that sound!? If you are thinking about a career in floral design, I highly recommend signing up for one of her workshops. I wish I could go again.
These are the photos, that Chris, her husband, took for us while we were there. I just love looking at them and going back to those 2 days.
We are 2 weeks into December! Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Last weekend, as you saw from this post, we went to Leavenworth for the Christmas Lighting Festival. The perfect way to kick off the season. We got ourselves some pretzels and bratwursts, chocolate covered gummy bears, and had an amazing dinner surrounded by tons of garlands and lights. I got the little fawn ornament while there. I also started writing our Christmas cards, which I NEED to send out and just sat and relaxed by our tree. I was a good relaxing week.
I really want to get more into my blog next year. I can slowly feel the motivation build a little more each day and I am super excited about that. So to get ready for the new year, I wanted to create a reader survey! This is my first one, so I am super excited to hear what you guys have to say about this little space. Don't leave anything out! I want to know more about you, if you have a blog and what you like and don't like about Pretty Lovely.
Thank you so much in advance for taking the time to do this! I truly truly appreciate it!
I hope you all have the best day!
This past weekend, Brent and I went over to Leavenworth for the annual Christmas Lighting Festival. Leavenworth is a little town nestled into the Cascade Mountains, where everything is Bavarian themed. It really is a little taste of the Swiss Alps right here in the Pacific Northwest. So charming and exactly the place you want to be this time of year. The whole town goes all out with lights and garlands everywhere. When it snows, it is like a real life snow globe. I thought it would be fun to head over this year for the festival. I was not expecting there to be as many people as there was, although it didn't feel overly crowded until everyone crowded in the street for the lighting. I would recommend taking a visit over there. Lots of shops to do some Christmas shopping and lots of little places to grab a Bratwurst and beer to warm up from the cold in typical Bavarian theme.