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Fall Magic

Hello. How are you? After a lovely breakfast with my dear friend, Amy…and nap-time happening as we speak…I find myself with some quiet time. So, I thought I better get around to sharing some of my Fall pictures with you before Winter is upon us!

We are lucky enough to have a beautiful little forest at the back of our yard. On the edge of this peaceful wood is a gorgeous Japanese Maple tree. I love this tree and often find myself staring out the window at its elegant branches and delicate leaves. In the Fall it is truly magical; lit from within as the the autumn sunlight pierces the cold green shadows of the woods. Its leaves like tiny flames perfectly formed and glowing…

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Don’t you love Fall?

Hope your week is treating you well.

xo,

Ivy

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Hello my beautiful tree.

After a teary eyed day, picking up all Sydney‘s toys and cleaning out her food bowl…I needed something pretty to work on…something to cheer me up.

On Saturday, Chris brought home the most beautiful tree for us. It’s our first real tree! I haven’t had one since I was a kid. The whole house smells amazing!

I set to work decorating it…

I kept it super simple using only silver and white ornaments and paper snowflakes. Instead of a star I crowned the tree with sparkling branches.  It was an honor to adorn such a grand tree and I often just sit in the living room and smile up at it. I’m still missing my kitty but this gorgeous house guest brightened my day. Thank you tree.

Have you decorated your tree yet? How did you do it?

xo,

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Valentine Love Tree

When the time came to take down our Christmas decorations, my beloved Grace didn’t handle it well. She moped about saying it was so sad that all the “twinky” lights were gone. I must admit, I had to agree. I always hate taking down the Xmas stuff…

I headed into her room to remove the small tree we had placed next to her chair.  She ran in front of me and held her hands out protectively.

“NO! You can’t take down MY Christmas tree!!!” she protested.

I began to argue with her but then reconsidered. Why must we take down this pretty little tree?  Why not just make it into our “holiday” tree? I knelt down and told her my idea. She was thrilled. She got to keep her tree and we got to make decorations for Valentines day!

The crafts began immediately. Such fun.

xo,

Ivy

More Valentine trees to love…

1. Ljc@flickr 2. Colorfly Studio 3. Bewitchedmagic 4. thesweetlifecreations

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