Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Family Weekend Trip & a GIVEAWAY!

We are BACK from our weekend trip to Asheville. We had a three day weekend and decided to use the time wisely and visit The Big Dawg's sister in North Carolina. She has three children, her youngest is two weeks older than Little Monkey and her husband is The Big Dawg's "best guy friend to see movies with that the wife doesn't want to see". 
I was so excited to visit the Biltmore Estate, I've never been! Our visit was a quick one and although I saw lots of blog worthy moments with family I decided whipping out my camera at inappropriate times was just... well inappropriate. We enjoyed our screen free time and had fun with family and babies!  I will tell y'all this, there is a delicious chocolate shop in downtown Asheville that all chocolate lovers must visit. It's called French Broad Chocolate Lounge. It's pricey (at least for this cheapskate) , but still a fun experience. 

We toured the Biltmore Estate on Saturday, the weather was beautiful! Little Monkey did a majority of the tour with his dad, but then near the end he wanted me to hold him. There's nothing more magical in this world than your child only wanting you, makes my heart melt every time. 
I loved the room where Ms. Vanderbilt had her three children, so beautiful. What an amazing experience to look out over her courtyard, with that mountain view while recovering from childbirth! My absolute favorite part of the tour was the downstairs area, the servants' quarters. I LOVE Downton Abbey and I kept saying over and over again, "it's just like Downton, it's just like Downton!". The sun was beginning to set when we left and the weather turned rather chilly for this Southern girl, so we packed all 4 kids up and headed to their house for the rest of our visit. 

Today is especially exciting, it's a giveaway day! I look forward to giveaways like this one where I can help giveaway something that will make you mamas feel beautiful. Treat yo'self right?! The Tarte Tartelette palette is simply amazing. If you love matte shadows, or makeup in general then you will absolutely love this palette. To start off the year on a good note myself and all the ladies above are giving away TWO of these palettes! 

Make sure you enter below and check out all the amazing bloggers above. 
Good luck! 

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