It has been a busy summer at our house! It is hard to believe that we have almost completed the month of June and a whole month has flown by since my last posts. Here are some photos to recap what we’ve been up to these last few weeks with our family:
An amazing family trip to Hilton Head Island.
A lovely marker dedication service for my father. Friends and family from all over the country came to celebrate and remember an amazing man.
Lots and lots of swimming. It’s been hot! Plus, my little guy is learning to swim and wants to spend all of his time in the water.
Teaching at the Carnegie Center. How cute is the reading room in Triangle Park?!? I love those little kiddos!
Celebrating my amazing husband on Father’s Day.
All of this and some home renovations (pictures coming) and living in lots of dust and disorder. (Please tell me it will all be worth it!)
Hope you are enjoying your summer!
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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The best thing about snow days is doing things outside your daily routine. Here are my favorite snow day treats:
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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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I’m back from a lovely trip to Hilton Head Island, SC. Can’t wait to update you soon on my restful and relaxing week!
For those of you following along this summer, you know that it has been a rough summer for our family. Not to be melodramatic, but I’ve been sick for most of it. Thanks to new meds, I seem to be getting a little bit better every day.
All of the time stuck in bed meant that I was extra excited to getaway in late July to the Smoky Mountains. My little boy loves to visit the Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, TN and they were having a fun week of Christmas in July festivities. The easy drive time and relaxing, laid-back atmosphere made it the perfect destination for a few days of fun. We enjoyed Christmas movies at the pool, milk and cookies with singing Santa, eating out, pizza in our hotel room, outlet shopping and lots and lots of swimming.
Here are a few photos of our fun:
A little time swimming and shopping (and Christmas cheer) makes all things better!
What do you do when you get down? You get-away—even if it is just a day trip or for one night!
The start of our summer vacation has been full of sick doctor visits and a bit of stress, so it was time for us to hit the road. Over the weekend, we were in Louisville to celebrate our nephew’s second birthday and we decided to make a mini-trip out of it with an one-night hotel stay.
Sometimes we overthink vacations when we can get so much enjoyment and relaxation from a short trip, even one close to home. These short mini-vacations can help to hold you over for your next extended trip (ours is in a month!) and its certainly more budget-friendly.
We enjoyed some quality family time in the hotel pool, indulged in room service and crappy hotel television. We had breakfast at our hotel and did a little relaxed shopping. It was pure bliss!
What are your favorite mini-getaways?
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When I was talking about pick-me-ups last week, I failed to mention another of my favorites—chocolate. These 3,2,1 microwaveable cakes and chocolate madeleines are the perfect sweet treat for a night in.
What are your go-t0 chocolate treats?