Family Photos and Our We’ve Moved Cards

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• We partnered with Minted on this post and they provided me with my NY cards; all opinions are my own. • Our posts contain affiliate links.  If you make a purchase after clicking on these links, we will earn a small commission, which helps to keep our content free.  You don't pay a cent more than … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve Party in Downtown Southern Pines

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This is the third year that we've attended a New Year's Eve party hosted by our friends, Mark and Kathie, at Mark's office in downtown Southern Pines. He's an incredibly talented architect and when (if?) we settle down permanently, he will be designing my dream house. Mark Wesley Parson, … [Read more...]

Best of 2017

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Welcome to the first day of 2018, friends!  We are enjoying our last full day with my husband at home; he flies back to Kansas tomorrow, but we were fortunate enough to have two weeks together as a family. I hope you were able to celebrate with family or friends, too. One of the things we like to … [Read more...]

What to Wear / Do / Drink –New Year’s Eve Inspiration

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  We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! It went by in a blur, didn't it? We had a nice holiday and are looking forward to more family fun while we're all on vacation this week. The day AFTER Christmas means a ton of things went on sale, so if you didn't get exactly what you wanted … [Read more...]

Happy New Year & The Best of 2015

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Happy New Year, friends!  Did you make it to midnight?  That gets harder and harder for me, I won't lie.  I love my sleep! We always make a habit of taking stock around the blog at the beginning of a new year, just like we all do in our personal lives.  It's a great opportunity to note what works … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve Ideas for Entertaining

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As 2014 draws to a close {I can't even believe I am writing that, seriously-- time does fly!} I am running around getting ready for our very small New Year's Eve party so I thought I would share some inspiration just in case you are doing the same thing. I admit I love New Years Eve. In the past … [Read more...]

From-Scratch Whiskey Sours Recipe

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I wrote about the progressive happy hour we had in our neighborhood on Christmas Night {here}, and the whiskey sours that my husband made for our guests were so good (and I don't even like whiskey or bourbon!) that I wanted to share the recipe. First, everything is better when it's made from … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve Party Idea: How to Host a Neighborhood Progressive Happy Hour!

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Are you looking for an easy party idea for New Year's Eve?  How about organizing a progressive happy hour in your neighborhood? We used this same idea on Christmas Day evening in our neighborhood, and we had so much fun that we're considering a repeat for New Year's Eve. Here's what we … [Read more...]

A Winter Fondue Party

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New Year's Eve is always one of my favorite holidays and we celebrated in style this year! Christy and her family made the long trek to join us to ring in 2012, and I am kind of stealing her thunder as it was her idea (and her efforts) that brought us the delicious idea to have fondue for our … [Read more...]

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