Yesterday we went searching for the perfect Christmas tree to put up in our home! This is our first Christmas in the new house so we were on a serious search for finding just the right tree. The tricky part about this was the fact that we were doing this on a Monday around noon. The farm we got our tree from last year was closed but we didn't know it until we arrived there. A quick google search led us to Schmidts Tree Farm in Landenberg, PA! This farm is an easy and scenic 20 minute drive from our house.
Although their website may need to be updated for the 2017 season, they were definitely open for business. This tree farm was family friendly and the trees they had available for cutting or simple grab-and-go retail were stunning! We've been to a handful of tree farms over the past few years and I can say that so far Schmidts tree farm has to have the nicest trees I've seen. It doesn't hurt that they also offered free hot chocolate after our fun tractor ride to the tree fields. I love to see a small family business flourish so I do look forward to possibly coming back here next year! If you're in the area, it's worth stopping by even if it's just to see the reindeer and their beautiful field of winterberry!
Yes it's true... I know so many of you have received my email with my announcement. For those of you who did not receive one, the news is pretty obvious lol! In the past couple months with my husband FINALLY off a back to back crazy schedule, I find myself feeling less obligated to be so busy. Being a busy person is one of my strongest coping mechanisms in stressful times and it's essentially how I dealt with military life and adjusting to our new home.
Now that I finally feel as though we're settled and have a great support system, I think I can finally relax and enjoy just being 'Mom'. That's it. LuLaRoe has been amazing, this past year has been fabulous! The business is a fast paced, continuously moving thing and I'm at a place where I kind of just want to feed my chickens, make crafts, and play with the kiddo.
The biggest complaint I've heard about me leaving LuLaRoe is missing Wine Down Wednesdays HAHAHA! So we might just have to move those to my personal timeline. Crafts and Chardonnay? Chickens and Cabernet? If you're not friends with me regularly on Facebook, please shoot me a friend request! I am looking forward to sharing more experiences with all of you.
If you know of me, you know I'm the person who loves to torture herself with juggling different responsibilities, events, and the like. I've been toying around with the idea of adding a blog to my to-do list. I've tried and failed to keep a blog a handful of times prior to this, so we'll see if I can manage this time around!
The fall is always a big transformation period for me. October is my birthday month and every year without fail there is a creeping feeling that comes over me that I need something to change. Last year I made the official decision that I wanted to add clothing to my home based business, this year I'm finally getting back into Pole fitness!
My latest struggle has really been finding a balance in all the different aspects of my life. Finding balance between a happy household and self happiness is a road that I've traveled before, but knew there would always be a fork in that road because my husband was in the military. That meant that regardless of our ideal plans, the government would be the one to make the final say. Now that my husband finished his enlistment and we're living the civilian life, officially settled into what we foresee to be our 'forever home', I'm finding that my ideas of self happiness might be a little different from what they were a year ago.
My best moments during the days now are the simplest ones. Watching my son and husband laughing, chickens roaming the yard, and sipping on a cup of coffee. If I could make those moments last all day, I would do it. So maybe I'm finding I don't need the distraction of 'busy-ness' as much as I did. I feel as though over time my ability to stay busy from the moment I wake up to the moment I fall asleep had become my coping mechanism for any sort of stressors I was dealing with. I think that with this season, I may finally be figuring out how to cope with those stressors better or release them entirely.
I guess it's just about trying to live as positively as possible.