Wednesday, January 11, 2017

DollyWood's DreamMore Resort

 We rang in the new year of 2016 in the smoky mountains.  We stayed at Dollywood's DreamMore resort which had been in operation for a few months at that time.  Everything was decorated beautifully for Christmas. The resort has a spa and restaurant which we did not use but we did take advantage of the Starbucks every morning.  They have a trolley bus that transports you right to a front gate at Dollywood park.  It leaves about every 15 minutes. If you plan to visit Dollywood this is a very convenient way to do it. They also offer a fast pass for rides included in your package of staying at the resort and we received a one day free visit to Dollywood. I'm not sure if they still offer this but it was a great deal for our family.  At night you can buy a s'mores pack and use the fire pits around the pool area to make them. They have a gorgeous indoor pool to go along with the outdoor pool and they offer a playground and splash pad for kids.





















Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Gift Wrapping Station

Wrapping presents is one part of Christmas I do not enjoy.  However, my gift wrapping station makes it a lot easier and less stressful. I have the Martha Stuart gift wrapping station from Home Decorators. The link is here..http://www.homedecorators.com/p/martha-stewart-living-craft-space-storage-cabinet/. The gift wrap hutch along with the cabinet makes a great way to store, use and display your favorite wrapping paper.  I absolutely love it.  The table and chair I have setup beside it also helps make gift wrapping easier.






MS Southern Mom

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Nasa Themed Birthday Party


It was birthday time again for my youngest son and he requested a space party.  He was an astronaut for Halloween so he wore that suit throughout the party.  The astronaut suit is from http://www.chasing-fireflies.com/.  You can't beat the quality of their costumes and they also monogram to make it even cuter.  We did a star foil backdrop which I loved.  I purchased this from www.shindigz.com as well as all other decor items including the spaceship pinata.  I had a local baker make the cake and she did an excellent job.  I found the astronaut food at Epcot in the gift shop of Spaceship Earth.  It was a hit with the kids and was surprisingly good.






Happy Birthday my little astronaut.



Until next time.

MS Southern Mom