Wednesday, December 18, 2013

your ankles must be freezing

i'm not quite sure how many pairs of ankle boots I have piling up in my shoe closet these days but if you ask my husband he will likely tell you that there are too many. there is also a relatively large chance he will ask you if your ankles are freezing when there is snow on the ground. you will also very likely not care, when your shoes are just the prettiest shade of charcoal with a slight hint of dusty blue and they hit your ankles just so and they are pretty much the most comfortable thing ever made. 


also:  i am in love with this coat!! one of the best purchases of the year for sure and such a good price and (surprisingly) excellent quality. 

also: i really need to take care of those gross looking roots of mine... yuck!

what I'm wearing

coat (here), sweater (here), jeans (similar here really great ones too, i tried them on), shoes (here), necklace (here

Saturday, December 14, 2013

the buying of the christmas tree

earlier this week we took a drive to a local christmas tree farm to pick out our tree. we waited until my mom came in for her visit so that she could be there too and I was pretty excited to see logan really take in and appreciate the whole experience. the older he gets the more fun these things have become and it sure made my mama heart happy to see his face light up with anticipation, as he rounded the corner of the old barn to spot the big tractor that would take us up the hill to the trees. he is a true country boy when it comes to these things and takes very much after jason's side of the family. then again, what little boy doesn't enjoy a good ole tractor ride? 

we were the only customers that morning and so we got a private ride through the rows and rows of lush, green trees. the day had started with a light covering of snow and freezing cold, crisp air that you want to breathe in deeply and store up for those mucky and humid days of a summer yet to come. 
with a breeze strong enough to make it seem several degrees colder than it actually was, we bundled up and still got our bottoms wet sitting on the frozen over benches of that trailer. in the end, it didn't take us long to pick out "the tree". not sure if it was the cold or maybe the tree had disguised it's true beauty right until we came around, because we didn't have to walk far at all (if you know me, you know i can be very particular with these kinds of things).
with her strapped in securely we made our way back to the barn for some hot cocoa and cuddles with mr.bear, who looked like he'd already shared many an embrace with similar, chocolate faced toddlers of the sort. 
all in all a successful christmas tree hunt in my book. 

what we're wearing

on me: beanie (here), sunglasses (here or here), coat (here), jeans (similar here), boots (here)

on logan: beanie (similar here), coat (gap, sold out), pants (made by me), boots (here)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

mrs lumberjack is back at it

coat: asos (sold out) similar cut here, jeans: gap, sweater: gap, shoes: sam edelman here, hat: target, sunnies: free people here or try these for much less :)
today for the first time in the past 6 months I have actually felt the urge to blog again. don't ask me what has prompted this, I honestly don't know. what started out as an intended break of maybe 3-4 weeks while we were in Germany, turned into me questioning if I'd ever go back to blogging at all. 
stepping away from it all made me realize how I needed much more of a break than just a few weeks and how I didn't miss sharing in this place right here, as much as I always thought I would.
i had gotten to a point where I wanted and needed to focus more of my attention on being present in the moment rather than always trying to capture that perfect photo or make sure my outfit was "good enough". i realized that blogging had become much more of a chore than I had ever wanted it to be and I felt burnt out. so I stayed away, and it felt great, and I didn't miss it.

we spent the summer doing lots of nothing very exciting at all, and the fall finally brought home that hard working man and extra time together allowed for lots of new adventures. instagram filled the void that the "sharing with a community" part of blogging had left in me. i have met some truly incredible people there and connected with a lot of blog readers as well. 

now I am slowly starting to ease back into this world right here, not knowing if anyone out there is even still reading this. i am hoping to come back here with new energy and a new perspective. i won't be sharing as much and as often. if there is nothing to say, there won't be anything new. i honestly have no idea what this is going to look like exactly, but for now I am back with this post. So let's see what happens, shall we?