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Dashing Through Winston-Salem

Striving to capture the every changing and thriving lifestyle of Winston-Salem and beyond.

Have you seen the Beyond the Gate Garden Tour signs popping up around your neighborhood?  The Garden Club Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County is holding its first ever Garden Tour.  This first ever not to be missed event will take you into some of the amazing gardens right here in Winston-Salem.

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The Beyond the Gate Garden Tour and English Afternoon Tea are this Saturday, April 30th.  There are nine gardens on the tour, at least half located in Buena Vista and Sherwood Forest, also Greenbrier Farm, a garden off Shattalon, and more.  They are simply stunning!  Whether you’re an avid gardener or just like to dream of what could be, you will be inspired.  Another bonus is that it is a self guided tour, so you can go to any garden, in any order, at any time between 10:30-4:30 that day, rain or shine.

Here is a map:

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Its going to be a beautiful day so purchase your tickets TODAY!!!

Click Here to order

xoxo- Dashing

Have you heard???  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is having its VERY FIRST Week of Giving!!  As I have mentioned many times both of my boys have benefitted from the amazing doctors and staff at Brenner Children’s Hospital.  I’ve signed up to become an Ambassador and I hope you will either sign up or donate this week!!

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This five-day social media fundraising event encourages everyone—individuals, businesses, community partners, students and alumni and faculty and staff—to celebrate and support Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  You can sign up to become an Ambassador,  sharing your story of the Medical Center’s impact and the difference philanthropy—at all levels—made on your life. The hope is that your social network will start to understand the role WFBMC play in our community and beyond, hopefully they  will catch the spirit and choose to participate either with a donation or by becoming ambassadors themselves.

https://campaign.wakehealth.edu/weekofgiving/

I hope you’ll join me this week in the Week of Giving!!

Dashing – xoxo

We in Winston-Salem are so lucky to be able to have a world class Children’s Hospital here in our hometown.  Rand and Nelson have both been patients at Brenner.  So I’m asking you to please consider going to Cheers!  Support all the amazing work that is done in pediatric medicine right here in Winston.

 Raise your glass and support Brenner Children’s Hospital by attending the 12th annual Cheers!

A toast to children’s health on Friday, April 8, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Old Salem Visitor Center.

 

Cheers! is one of Winston-Salem’s favorite spring traditions. You’ll enjoy more than 150 wines from around the world (don’t taste them ALL!), a fun sampling of North Carolina brews, and creative cuisine from some of our best local restaurants and caterers.

 

Of course, there will be non-alcoholic beverages available as well.

Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $75.00 per person. Tickets for The Cellar which also include admission to the Grand Tasting are $130.00 per person.

The Cellar will feature wines that are $50-$120 a bottle — WOW!!

Reservations are available only in advance, so order your tickets now at BrennerChildrens.org.

For more information, call the Brenner Development Office at (336) 716-7985.

Having a glass of wine was never so good!!

Dashing – xoxox

 

The Tour of Fine Spaces Ticket Winner is...AMY JOYNER BUCHANAN

Thank you to everyone who participated!!!

Dashing – xoxo

Its that special time of year again…SPRING!! The flowers are starting to bloom and people are starting to be running down Stratford Road in droves. Also, this time of year… The Tour of Fine Spaces presented by the Junior League of Winston-Salem.  This is one of my favorite events EVERY year!!  I love looking at newly renovated homes big and small and getting all sorts of home ideas.  The Junior League is near and dear to my heart, so when they asked me if I would blog about the Tour this year I said YES!!  Also, near and dear to my heart is a contest!!  Enter at the bottom of the post for your chance to win TWO tickets to the Tour of Fine Spaces. The JLWS is responsible for BookWORM, the Child Abuse Puppet Show, as well volunteering with community partners throughout the city. These include the Backpack program, Golor Community Garden and the Children’s Museum, just to name a few!! So lets get to it… here are a few pictures of some of the homes that will be featured on 2013_TOFS_Logo

Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Begin the morning at Keller Williams Realty from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

Tickets are $35 at the door or $30 in advance online at www.jlws.org/touroffinespaces

Enjoy breakfast treats and exchange vouchers for maps and tickets while mingling in the newly renovated office space at 280 Charlois Boulevard.

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The Raffle Ends March 17th!! Winners will be contacted the 18th of March. Thank you for playing 🙂 a Rafflecopter giveaway

During the week I travel the same five miles everyday.   I don’t venture off my beaten path.  I have made an exception… a great, tasty exception.  The new Krispy Kreme in Clemmons.

A couple of weeks ago I went to a blogger event and was so impressed. We’ve always been big Krispy Kreme fans in our home, but this was exciting and new. I was blown away by the new concept shop, and am recommending it as a place to go with your kids.

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Last Sunday I was scrolling through Instagram and saw a post by artist, Kerry Steele.  At October 2015 HPMKT she had displayed her art at the CR Laine showroom and I started following her.  I was instantly drawn to her art from the get go, and now that I’ve seen some of her past commissions I know why!  Her paintings add joy to each room they are hung in. They are light and feminine.

She is from Fredericksburg, VA, but will soon be moving to Charleston, SC.  She has a wide selection of art via her ETSY shop and her website.

I am taken by her use of color and  her feminine silhouettes.

I thought I would share a few of my faves with you.

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I usually do not put anything about my business on the blog… so I make a promise that I will only do this once or twice a year.  This is number one so by chance it could just be one more time.  If I can ever help you with your needs please let me know!

 

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I’m not going to lie… I was ready for the boys and Bain to make their way back to school and work today.  I had work to do.  I am doing a “detox” this January.  After all the fun foods and drinks from the holidays, it seemed appropriate.  Don’t worry its nothing goop serious but I am taking a few steps to TRY to be a little healthier this year.

  1. Starting my morning with hot water and lemon.  Many of you know that I love my coffee first thing in the morning but I keep reading about all of the benefits of beginning my day with hot water and lemon.  I mean who doesn’t want a little detox every morning??

2. Whole Foods Detox (Disclaimer… this is from last year and I never finished it)  I swear I’m WAY more motivated this year

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3. Not drinking on school nights… Well really this is Sunday through Wednesday and then only one of the other three days.  Going cold turkey seemed improbable.

4. Doing this with my friend Julie.  That way I’m responsible for my actions and she knows if I’m cheating or not!!

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5. Juicing… I don’t know if its just mental but when I have a cold pressed juice I feel better.

6. Drink more WATER!!!

7. Keep up the exercising

 

So tell me what are you doing this year to get healthier??  I’d love to know!!

 

Dashing – xoxox

 

JoyFUL!!

Look out for fun, uplifting, and design-a-licious (yep… made up that word)

in 2016

 

Dashing – xoxox