a tree.

December 17, 2009
sometimes a girl needs a little holiday cheer. and so she scoops up branches found on the side of the road and totes them home with her. across campus. crazy-person style.
i had to.
and now i’m just sitting here, wrapped up in a blanket and enjoying the shadows that the needles cast on my wall. and thinking about christmas decorations. and making presents. and baking cookies. but mostly i’m breathing a huge sigh of relief that the semester is over.
thank goodness.

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  • Reply Devan December 17, 2009 at 2:40 am

    YAY! you go girl! those are so pretty!

  • Reply Robin December 17, 2009 at 2:45 am

    Congrats on finishing the semester! 🙂 Enjoy your relaxing break!

  • Reply Jane Flanagan December 17, 2009 at 2:59 am

    These are lovely! Bravo for getting through the semester 🙂

  • Reply Stacey December 17, 2009 at 3:04 am

    Congrats, that is one of the best feelings!!!

  • Reply Sum December 17, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Your post makes me happy. I should be studying for my last final tomorrow. I have no motivation.

  • Reply Pretty Neat Designs December 17, 2009 at 3:10 am

    I know that feeling of relief – savor it! Like the tree too.

  • Reply knack December 17, 2009 at 3:12 am

    you are so awesome and that's all there is to it!

    big smiles…….


  • Reply Diana December 17, 2009 at 3:12 am

    Love this idea! Congrats on finishing this semester. 🙂

  • Reply Amy@Old Sweet Song December 17, 2009 at 3:18 am

    Yay. I'm not in school, nor have I been for over 5 years but I will never forget THAT feeling.

    Congrats, pal! And happy holidays.

  • Reply Erin December 17, 2009 at 3:26 am

    thank you, friends!

    p.s. nevermind my photograph of the crooked drawer pull. meh.

  • Reply naturally nina December 17, 2009 at 3:31 am

    love this!! and congrats on finishing the semester!

  • Reply Anna December 17, 2009 at 6:25 am

    congratulations! it's such a relief this semester is finally over! i love your little tree; i think i'd have to carry them all the way home too 🙂

  • Reply sk December 17, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    I love this arrangement.
    Congrats on surviving another semester!

  • Reply agirl December 17, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Congrats on surviving the semester, and what a lovely tree, and post.
    It really cheered up my morning. Thank you.

  • Reply Emily December 17, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    A beautiful description and pictures!! Embodies the wonderful simplicity of the holiday season.

  • Reply Julia December 17, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    I love the branches, they make me so happy just looking at them!

  • Reply Megs December 17, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    yay congrats!!!!

  • Reply anotherfishinthesea December 17, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! What a great feeling.

  • Reply simplesong December 18, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    yay for you! and love these photos!

  • Reply cindy December 19, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    yay and i love your branches!

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  • Reply Frogdancer December 20, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Our school year is over!!! Five weeks of holidays to come!
    (Even the teachers love holidays… actually, it's ESPECIALLY the teachers! Good luck with the masters degree!)

  • Reply The Lil Bee December 21, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Congratulations! I remember what a great feeling that was, too:)

  • Reply chelsea December 21, 2009 at 9:52 pm


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