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5 years

Bluegrass THREADS is thrilled to be celebrating 5 years!  Five years feels momentous—we’ve made it!

This blog has been a source of personal inspiration and growth during the first five years of my son’s life, the loss of my father, job transitions, big moves and many of the other changes (good and bad) over this half decade.

centerpieceimage by Desarae Anderson Photography

To celebrate and commemorate this milestone, I want to highlight these top 5s—the most read and shared stories of the past 5 years:

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easter recap

Easter has always been a favorite holiday of mine.  I have enjoyed the soft and feminine pastel colors since I was a little girl.  Plus, it was the first big holiday after the rush of Christmas (and following a dark and gloomy winter) to bring family back together.

I was thrilled to be able to share so many fun holiday traditions with my five year old this year.  Here’s a little recap of our Easter weekend:


Saturday morning was lovely for egg hunting, even if it was a bit chilly in the shade.  Some coats for the three of us made for a nice morning outside.

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Happy Easter

Wishing you and your family a very happy Easter!  We are excited to egg hunt, decorate eggs and spend time together.


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Easter decorations

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At my house, my Easter decorating usually starts with a flower arrangement.  There is nothing that makes me feel more like spring than bringing in fresh flowers in my kitchen and dining room.  Here are a few of my other favorite ways to decorate for Easter:

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taste of spring

BGT flower box

These mild and sunny bluegrass days are giving me a taste of spring.  Here are a few of my favorite spring things:

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getting rid of january blues

321Cake!image by dthoskins

Since I adore the holiday season, the fact that Christmas is over can send my mood plummeting.  Gray days seem to loom ahead during January and February, so it is very necessary for my to actively work against the gloom.  These are a few of the ways that I try to beat my January blues:

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wishing you a very merry christmas

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A few last minute Christmas ideas:

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feeling festive

A weekend visit to Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill has me completely in the Christmas spirit!  I love seeing the festive holiday decorations that grace every inch of Shakertown.  It was the perfect way to usher in the month of December.




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