jill honeycutt

DESIGNER + CREATIVE THINKER

merry december!

married life, fashionJill HoneycuttComment

I can't believe it's December 1st. crazy how time flies! Today was a good day. My husband woke up and came into the office promptly telling me to get dressed. He said we're going to pick out a Christmas tree. weee! Obviously had to make a pit-stop for donuts first. 

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If there's one thing I'm good at it's saving money and being crafty about it. I guess that's two things. oh well.

Here are some quick tips if you're buying your tree from a retailer (like lowe's, home depot, or walmart)

Tip #1 - save the 1" round portion that they cut off the bottom of your tree to make an ornament! I have one from our first Christmas as a married couple, and now our second. Just drill a hole in the top, tie some burlap through and ta-da! All I need to do is write on it with my gold sharpie. 

Tip #2 - shop/steal from the the scrap barrel. At Lowe's and Home Depot they put all of the branches that have fallen off and/or been cut off into a huge bin. These make great additions to your mantel or an already purchased wreath. See my examples below, plus they smell amazing! 

Tip #3 - Always have your husband inspect the tree thoroughly, then have him take photos of you with your perfect tree. 

Now time to get decorating! 

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#ootd

My sweater was a black Friday buy that I knew I could dress or up dress down for the winter. It actually has a removable collar which I thought was pretty nifty! The back is also super cute. Jeans are my fav Levi's 711 Skinny jeans in "damage is done." Booties are Steve Madden Kolina's that I bought in the summer on super sale. Very comfy, low heel so great for standing on my feet teaching all day! Also, rocking a top knot because washing your hair is the worst. 

sweater: Bealls • jeans: Levi's • booties: Steve Madden • watch: fossil