a christmas tree farm

vsco-cam-7Hey guys! Now that we’re in the month of December, it’s safe to partake in Christmassy things without getting an eye-roll. Last weekend, we threw ourselves into all sorts of festive events. Just like our corn maze, we’re hoping that this year will be the start of many new traditions now that we have a child.

On Saturday we went to an annual craft fair located at an event centre in our city. It’s an absolutely massive space with seating for 7,800 people. I hadn’t been there for over five years, so it was quite fun to return to it. We bought quite a few gifts and ate some really great food. Remy drew in all sorts of attention, of course. She’s such a little stinker.

vsco-cam-9vsco-cam-2She let us sleep in until 8:30 am on Sunday, which is pretty much unheard of. Being well-rested, but with a late start to our day, we went and picked up breakfast and played around all morning. Then we fed her again, packed up, and made the 45 minute trek to the Mason Christmas Tree Farm that is located just outside of the city. Remy slept while we listened to Christmas music. Once we got there, we got directions as to the type of tree that we were after, and then went hunting for the perfect tree to take home.

vsco-cam-8vsco-cam-1I thought that finding a tree would be easier than it was. Given that there were so many different kinds, it was hard to choose just one. Each one also seemed to also have a flaw, from not being tall enough, to not thick enough, not straight enough, or not green enough. After walking the entire distance and not settling on one, we decided to make our way back and be a little less picky. It was hard, but we finally found a tree!

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetOur tree is probably the least straightest of all the trees that were there, but it’s kind of endearing. It was a great size and shape, was full all the way around, and pretty green compared to the other trees. Geoffrey sawed it down in about a minute, and we set it aside. After bringing our vehicle around, I nursed Remy in the backseat while Geoff strapped it down to the roof. We were going to stay for some free hot chocolate and cookies, but decided to make our way back instead given that it was getting quite busy. Remy stayed awake on the ride home, and as soon as we got back, passed out. That allowed us to have a late lunch and set up our tree. The entire day couldn’t have gone any better!

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetSunday also marked the last day of my first semester of schooling, since I handed in my final assignment that day. Now I get an entire month off! I’m so looking forward to spending it with my family, and renovating our bathroom. Hooray!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.

<3

Emory

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Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 3.14.51 PMWelcome, December readers!

Another month has gone by, and here we are only weeks away from Christmas and the New Year. Say what? 

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 3.15.23 PMHere is what happened over on Hello, Scarlett in November.

IMG_0001I celebrated the passing weeks of my pregnancy. I began the month at 22 weeks, and ended it at 26 weeks! Baby is now the size of an eggplant. Huzzah! #🍆

In The Store - 3There were many OOTDs and promotions in the store this month. I also had two fashion posts. One featured a romper that I had purchased online, and the other a dress that I bought in town.

Kinfolk_Vol17_TheBloodMenu-2There were three food-related posts as well. The first was a brilliant dessert, the second was a look into coffee, and the third was a mason jar brownie recipe.

Red Jenny LindI discussed our new crib in this post. I also introduced my newest nephew to all of you!

DIY Sonogram Frame - 5There was only one DIY this month. It centred around babies, of course.

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 3.13.30 PMAs for our weather, we went from having no snow to having a lot of snow. Much of it has since melted, and for the rest of this week we will be having temperatures above 0°C (32°F). That is extremely warm for the prairies.

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 3.14.29 PMLast but not least, I not only celebrated my 30th birthday, but said goodbye to my mother as well. (Don’t worry, she’s still alive!)

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 3.14.10 PMAll in all it was a fairly easy month. Now, to start preparing for the madness that is December.

Thirty - 9Have a wonderful Tuesday!

<3

Emory

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giveback yxe

Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetIf you are either a Instagram or Twitter fan, you may have heard of the hashtag #GivingTuesday or #GivebackTuesday. Basically, it’s an internet trend that is supposed to spark a series of generosity and charity, not just on one particular day, but all days.

Yesterday, a local Instagram page @mysaskatoon posted a photo with a new hashtag #GivebackYXE. (YXE is the airport code for our city.) Underneath the photo was the caption:

“After the shopping madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday provides a nice nudge toward sharing our time and money with local charities and non-profit organizations. Today, and any day, share the love with #givebackyxe and get inspired by the generosity of others in our great city.”

I took that as a sign that I, too, should be generous. Soon after reading that, I posted the above photo of Truman on Potomac Trading Post’s IG page, with this inscription:

“PTP will be donating $1 for every $5 spent to local animal rescue shelters around #YXE for the duration of the entire week! So what are you waiting for? Start browsing, we have something for everyone!”

So there you have it. If you would like to support both a great cause and a great little independent store, then click on this link, and take a look around! Instructions on how to order are at the top of each page.

Have a wonderful day! Feel free to pay it forward. :-)))

<3

Emory

in november

Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 8.08.16 PMHappy Thanksgiving, American readers! I’m sure that most of you are too busy visiting with friends and family members, eating delicious food, and enjoying your well-deserved day off than to be reading this post today. However, if you have managed your find your way over here, I so appreciate it! I’m glad that you could make it, and I hope that you can stay awhile.

Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 8.07.28 PMI’ve decided to summarize November’s posts a few days early this month. My blogging schedule is just so full for the next few weeks, that today seemed like the best day to have a lengthy recapping post. Call it my comeuppance for not having one yesterday. :-)))

Processed with VSCOcam with kk1 presetLet’s begin! This month was filled with festivities. It began with a Day of the Dead post and a quote from one of my favourite authors. Then we ended the month with a nearly week-long birthday celebration.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESI was also blessed this month with one of my most inspirational guest bloggers. Sara, from Me & Orla, made the most beautiful Walnut and Maple Biscotti. I mean, consider her photography alone. Does it not make you go weak in the knees? The recipe was guaranteed to be successful from the start.

IMG_0921It wouldn’t be a typical month without having a do-it-yourself tutorial! My Harvest Wreath was published in HaveHeart Magazine, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetRegarding nature and plant life, my Aloe Vera post sparked a million great discussions in the comment section! Well, maybe not quite a million, but still, I love, loved hearing about your experiences with this particular plant!

Cemetery 03I had three Weekly Wears posts in November. This is where I show you items that are available in the store. They can be seen here, here, and here.

Mum Guin 9I wrote several posts about my mum and her animals, or rather I should say that I collaborated with her in two posts. My mum published two beautiful stories on how she came to rescue her animals. You can read the true story about her soul-mate Guiness right here. Tuscan’s tale can be found here, which was subsequently read and shared by many other horse lovers. 

The Hills 06In addition to my mum’s photo shoots, my sister and her family were also featured on HSB. 

000Speaking of the store, I also revealed to you the dozens of items that were purchased by some pretty awesome buyers last month. I think I have some of the best customers in the world.

hr_Nightcrawler_6In November, I reviewed two films that shouldn’t be missed! The first one was Nightcrawler, which was just so utterly creepy and fantastic. The second was the cute and quirky film The One I Love.

10-smarta-kvm_3My design posts were extremely varied this time around. I began by discussing a Swedish firm’s take on Tiny Homes. I showed you my master bedroom inspiration with this post. Lastly, I also gave the tiniest peak at The Little Barn, which set in motion a debate on sliding doors. 

Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 8.07.55 PMWhat an insane month! With Christmas just around the corner, I might have to start cutting back on publishing so many posts during the week. Life is only about to get crazier, especially with our plans to move into our new home in a matter of weeks.

See you tomorrow!

<3

Emory

Games Night.

IMG_4.jpg IMG_2.jpgIMG_3.jpg IMG_1.jpgOctober to January are probably the busiest 4 months around our home. I am guessing that may be true for lots of people. With October comes four birthdays, Thanksgiving, and Halloween. My birthday and most of our Christmas shopping occurs in November. December brings Christmas, more shopping, two additional birthdays, and New Years Eve. Finally, January is all about making changes and celebrating my husband’s birthday. It never ends!

My mentality has always been to work hard and play very little. However, the older I get, the more I realize that work is not everything. I am starting to see how important it is to take the time to unwind, if only for an hour a day. Hanging out with friends is something that almost never happens, but is also something that I am trying to incorporate into my life more. This may only come once a month, but when it does, I make sure to set aside an entire evening to do so. Games night is a great example how I like to spend time relaxing with friends.

Now that we are in the final weeks before Christmas, please make sure you also take some time out for yourselves! This will help you unwind, regroup, and feel rejuvenated for the holiday season. With all of the planning and stress that goes into it, it’s sometimes easy to forget the real meaning of Christmas.

Have a wonderful Wednesday! 

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