Five on Friday | 2


snow day

Snow! I’m a Southern girl, for sure, and I always am so elated when it snows! Mother Nature graced us with several beautiful inches of snow throughout the day Tuesday. The federal government called for a snow day, and boy was it glorious! There wasn’t a speck of snow when I woke up that morning, but we soon were getting about an inch an hour for much of the day. It was such a peaceful, beautiful fluffy snow – so magical! I thoroughly enjoyed my four day weekend and spent the day watching movies, baking banana nut bread, working on some fun projects, and reading. It was a nice snow to go for a walk in, too – I love the above picture from my snow-covered street!



Wahoo! It was such serendipitous timing that I was home for a snow day on Tuesday and saw the Southern Weddings post go up about their calligraphy workshop in Chapel Hill with the oh-so-talented calligrapher Lauren from Blue Eye Brown Eye! Ah!! I seriously squealed out loud when I saw this – God’s perfect timing, for sure! Of course, one of my goals for 2014 is to learn calligraphy, so I’ve been looking for the right opportunity for a while now. I had been on the fence about another DC-based calligraphy workshop, but it was a bit pricey so I was really unsure. However, this opportunity is so, so perfect and I am ecstatic. It’s also my birthday weekend, so… happy birthday to me! Road trip to Chapel Hill to learn calligraphy with Southern Weddings + Lauren? Can’t wait.


This week flew by, which is rare. I’m already looking forward to this weekend & spending time with friends! I’m going to a celebratory dinner  tonight at one of my favorite restaurants. And I think I’ll hit up the Farmer’s Market and go for a run tomorrow before a fun brunch & shopping date in Del Ray – a cute little town near the city that I’ve barely explored! After that, I’ll be heading downtown to dinner & a blind wine tasting for a dear friend’s birthday! Oh and the Bachelor wedding is this weekend – definitely hosting a little party to watch Sean & Catherine tie the knot! {Guilty!}


Last weekend, some friends and I ventured to the Winery at Bull Run for an afternoon filled with good wine, chatting, and relaxation. I love how plentiful wineries are around Virginia, as wine tastings and afternoons at wineries are one of my favorite things to do. There’s always such interesting history – this winery is adjacent to the Battle at Bull Run/Manassas during the Civil War. Sometime you can hear cannons being shot off when re-enactments are going on, even! It’s such a picturesque winery with great wines (the Meritage is my favorite) and ample indoor seating during wintertime (and fabulous outdoor seating – and rocking chairs! – for when it’s warm out)!


Harder than it sounds – but so very, very necessary!


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10 thoughts on “Five on Friday | 2

    1. Thanks, Trisha! I’ve been practicing very, very rudimentary calligraphy for a little while, but it’s such an art. I have so much to learn, and I can’t wait to! Lots of love to you!

  1. OMG wait what?! Calligraphy in Chapel Hill?! That’s my home town! I’m totally going to look this up – I would love to learn calligraphy! The snow looks so beautiful, I hope we get some soon here in Charlotte! Have a great weekend!

    1. Yes! A calligraphy workshop in Chapel Hill in March through Southern Weddings. And it looks like we have lots in common – Charlotte is my hometown, but I went to school in Chapel Hill! Love NC!!

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