Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone is rested and rejuvenated and ready to start 2014 strong. We just got back yesterday from an 8 day trip. I can't believe I didn't sew for EIGHT whole days. I started having tics!

Our trip started in Asheville, North Carolina. We stayed at the Haywood Park Hotel in downtown Asheville.

That is the picture from their website. You can visit the website here http://haywoodpark.com/. It is walking distance to lots of funky shopping and eating. 







We also went to Biltmore Estate while we were there. It was AMAZING. I highly recommend visiting if you can. http://biltmoreestate.com/






On Dec 30th, we left Asheville and went to Gatlniburg, TN. I also left my little boy behind and acquired a teenager. First, how could he BE a teenager? Second, how can I be old enough to HAVE a teenager? We stayed at an amazing cabin called Aqua Paradise that we rented from Timber Tops Rental Agency. Here are links to the cabin and the agency. I recommend them if you ever want to stay in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area. http://www.yourcabin.com/927AquaParadise.aspx#/.

Here are some pictures of our cabin. It was awesome. It had an indoor pool, a pool table, an arcade game, a hot tub. It was great. Especially considering it snowed and we were stuck for 2 days because we were at the top of a hill that got icy. 

























This is her version of Olaf from Frozen. She called it Blob :)


While we were in Gatlinburg we went to the Hatfield and McCoy dinner show http://www.hatfieldmccoydinnerfeud.com/shows/hatfield-a-mccoy-dinner-show


This pic is from their website. The food was delicious and the show was very cute. We also went to the Titanic exhibit http://www.titanicpigeonforge.com/. It was very well done and had lots of costumes and hats from the movie and you know the textiles fiend I am - I <3'ed it very much. They had several of Rose's dresses. Sigh. Loved them. The kids also went GoKart racing and we went to the Tanger Outlet Store which has basically every store ever. Since we were snowed in for 2 days, we also had a lot of R&R.

Swimming in the pool while it was snowing outside and then in the hot tub!



It was a fantastic vacation and we got home late last night. Today, I was back at the machines sewing. I have an outfit tomorrow but we won't know if we have school until 5:30am. We are expecting some ice and light snow. You know us Southern folk don't so the ice/snow thing. But, if we do have school - we will have our first blog post of the new year!

Welcome back and can't wait to start sharing our outfits again!




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