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.

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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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bluegrass lovebirds: mark + kristy

Are you still feeling the love in the air post-Valentines?  I am!  I am thrilled to feature another lovely couple in our 2016 lovebirds series, whose optimism and joy for life is simply infectious.  Introducing the very sweet…

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Tell us a bit about yourselves…

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bluegrass lovebirds: greg + jessica

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…

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Tell us a bit about yourselves:

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4th annual bluegrass lovebirds

ianandemily2image 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 katherine@bluegrassthreadsky.com 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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father’s day recap

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:

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Is there anything cuter than a child’s handmade card?  Gabriel made this sweet one for his Granddad.

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We also got to visit with Gabriel’s Great-Granddad.  So sweet!  This 89 year old and 4 year old are buddies.

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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?

katherine Greene

father’s day

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.

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Being the youngest in your own family, you had never held a baby before.  You took right to it.

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You two have been pals from the start.

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Always up for an adventure…

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Somewhere new to explore…

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Your little buddy…

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Who you are always teaching new things…

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And showering with love…

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And hugs.

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Happy Father’s Day, Andrew!  Gabriel and I think you are the best!

 

katherine Greene

 

 

 

 

last minute mother’s day gifts

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:

Flowers

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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.

 

Food

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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.

 

Beauty

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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!

katherine Greene