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.
image 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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Here we are at my favorite time of year on Bluegrass Threads: the Bluegrass Lovebirds series! Each year in honor of Valentine’s Day (and to combat these gloomy gray days), we feature couples that met, married or moved to the bluegrass area. A huge thank you to all of the couples who nominated themselves or friends to participate!
I have had the privilege of knowing the first of our 2016 Lovebirds for many years. They are both such amazing people and graciously contribute their time and talents to worthy local and regional causes. Introducing…
Tell us a bit about yourselves:
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image of Ian + Emily, the first featured couple in the series
Calling all lovebirds! We are looking for some fun couples to feature in February for our 4th annual “Bluegrass Lovebirds” series.
Please send me your couple nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 30th. Your nomination needs to include contact information for the couples. Couples should be married, engaged or in a long-term relationship.
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It’s hard for me to comprehend that yesterday my little guy turned 5. I can’t wait to share some plenty from his pirate birthday party, but for now, I’ll leave you with a few sneak peaks:
Can’t wait for the next year of fun with my precious boy!
I hope that your family enjoyed a wonderful Father’s Day weekend! Ours was packed with gatherings to celebrate all the dads and granddads (and great-granddads) in our life. Here’s a few snapshots of our weekend:
Is there anything cuter than a child’s handmade card? Gabriel made this sweet one for his Granddad.
We also got to visit with Gabriel’s Great-Granddad. So sweet! This 89 year old and 4 year old are buddies.
Of course, the day wouldn’t be complete without celebrating Gabriel’s Dad. I could go on and on about what an amazing father he is to our son!
What did you do this weekend?
Because it’s Father’s Day, I thought I’d share some of my favorite father and son moments from the past four and a half years.
Being the youngest in your own family, you had never held a baby before. You took right to it.
image by Honey Heart Photography
You two have been pals from the start.
Always up for an adventure…
Somewhere new to explore…
image by Desarae Anderson Photography
Your little buddy…
Who you are always teaching new things…
And showering with love…
Happy Father’s Day, Andrew! Gabriel and I think you are the best!
Phew! May is a busy month!
While we love to celebrate Mother’s Day each year, my family often feels cramped be the other festivities of the month (weddings, graduations, spring festivals, etc.) This means that we are often working last minute to get together gifts for our mothers and grandmothers. We want to be thoughtful, but the gifts need to also be easy and done in a flash.
Here are some of my favorite Mother’s Day last minute gifts:
image by KGreeneOwens
This lovely box is filled with two plantable flowers. It was a perfect gift for my mother-in-law, an avid gardener.
Have a bit more time? Try one of these DIY carnation spheres. Very easy. Very impressive.
Take an hour to whip up a tasty treat. These chocolate madeleines are divine. Or enjoy homemade or store-bought cupcakes you can display for an afternoon cup of coffee and dessert.
Treat your mother or grandmother to lunch, whether it is homemade or not. Buy your food and re-plate at home. Everything looks more lovely on real dishes.
Treat your loved one to a pampering manicure or pedicure. You can even tag along for a fun afternoon together.
A summery scent, like Lilly Pulitizer, is sure to please at this time of year. I like the price tag, too.
My gift buying guide is two-fold: is it something the recipient would treat themselves to? and would I appreciate receiving it?
Personally, I’d take any of the above, but I am personally hoping for a clean house and some extra sleep.
Happy Mother’s Day!