If you are looking for a last minute Santa visit that is over the top adorable, cute, and unique…or, if you’re just looking for a neat new spot to chow down on a big juicy burger…then you’ve come to the right place!
As I was announcing my Very Rosy Christmas Giveaway LIVE on Facebook a few nights ago, I couldn’t help but share with you all some of the details of this amazing Date Night! This Christmas Date Night in Rochester, Michigan had everything!
There were over a million Christmas light; there was Santa; there was an old fashioned Kris Kringle Market in the street; there was amazing food including a bread Pudding made from Donuts from our favorite local cider mill; there was delicious coffee; there were horses with glittered hooves pulling white carriages; and there was a completely edible life sized train made out of gingerbread!
I always envision decorating the Christmas tree in a glorious, unstresful way. I picture a crackling fire, hot cocoa in mugs overflowing with marshmallows, Christmas music playing in the background, and us joyfully reminscing about life and memories as we delicately place each ornament on the beautifully lit tree. And, at the conclusion of this fantasy, I picture a Christmas tree that belongs in a Pottery Barn magazine or something.
Every year, I picture this heavenly decorating day as our kick off to Christmas, and plan for it, and it never quite turns out how I’d hoped.
In this post, I’ll explain what I’ve learned over the last few years caring for and decorating a pre-lit tree. Follow these Step By step instructions to have a Christmas tree that doesn’t become a pain the neck, & somewhat resembles a designer tree at the end of the day.
My sister and I have done 4 different Color Runs over the last few years. But, this fall was our first time ever trying the Glow In The Dark Color Run Night…and it was an absolute blast! It is an epic night filled with music and disco balls, bubbles, black head lights, hot pink tutus, and a ton of laughs! I loved it, and can’t wait to do it again next year!
There is nothing I enjoy more than a beautiful fall evening at home….cozying up on the couch for a good movie, making fall treats, and carving pumpkins for our porch. This year I “upped the ante” a bit by making one of Adam’s favorite snacks…caramel apples! I’ve made caramel apples before, but this by far was the simplest, fastest, & most fun way ever!! Tonight we enjoyed them in a more romantical (yes, that’s a Stephanie-ism) way by making a Caramel Apple Fondue Bar!
As a proud Michigander, I am thrilled to see the revitalization of Downtown Detroit. If you live in the area, or are planning a visit, you have to visit the city. There are so many new businesses, restaurants, and shops. It’s a beautiful place to be. My sister and I saw that first hand during a visit to a pop up Luke’s Diner in Midtown and an afternoon spent at the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts).
This summer went by way too fast. I think I wished summer away since our air conditioner wasn’t working, and in true to me fashion, it ended up being the hottest Michigan summer in history. Sigh. It’s just the way my life goes. 😉
So, instead of bucket listing my way through the summer, I suffered…and sweat…and wished the months away. Kinda sad. Therefore, an “air conditioner cause I can’t deal with the heat” savings jar has begun. So much for “we can survive the summer without air” attitude. Nope, not happening next summer. This girl needs it. That’s all there is to it!
While I darted from one air conditioned business to another (I basically lived at Target & Starbucks all summer…not too shabby 😜), life around me went on. And, before I knew it summer was ending, school was starting, and Halloween costumes and candy started flooding the Target aisles I’d grown to love so much.