Home for the Holidays

Military spouses must be brave, strong, and understanding. They are unsung heroes as many military personnel rely on that one phone call, text message, or Facetime to bring them back to home even for a short time while they are fighting overseas. The life of a military spouse can be crazy yet logical, distant yet close in heart, and terrifying yet beautiful. “There are so … Continue reading Home for the Holidays

Thomasville’s Victorian Winter Wonderland

Twinkling lights. Horse-drawn carriages. Roasted chestnuts. Community sing-alongs. Live ice sculpting. Costumed stilt walkers. Downtown Thomasville turns into a magical, late 1800s winter wonderland during its annual Victorian Christmas Festival every December. The festival began in 1986 as a way for Thomasville shop owners and merchants to show off their wares and the downtown area. This year the Victorian Christmas Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary, … Continue reading Thomasville’s Victorian Winter Wonderland

Dance, Orchestration, and Holiday Spirit: ‘The Nutcracker’ Ballet Returns to Valdosta

When: Friday, Dec. 2 @ 7:30 p.m. / Saturday, Dec. 3 @ 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. / Sunday, Dec. 4 @ 2:30 p.m. Where: Mathis Auditorium in Valdosta, Georgia “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” is essentially the theme song for the month of December. You hear it while doing your holiday shopping, on the radio, while watching “Home Alone” for the 100th time, … Continue reading Dance, Orchestration, and Holiday Spirit: ‘The Nutcracker’ Ballet Returns to Valdosta

Christmas Lights: Are They for Celebration or Competition?

Ah, the time is upon us to begin preparations for this years’ Christmas season. As usual, the first thing on the Christmas agenda is setting up the Christmas tree. Decorating your home is a tradition for many families, including my own. The day after Thanksgiving (aka Black Friday), millions of brave souls will charge into the crowds to cash in on the deals that the … Continue reading Christmas Lights: Are They for Celebration or Competition?

Why You Should Hop on the “Paint and Sip” Train

You may have heard of this growing trend of drinking wine and painting. People like to do it individually, in small groups, or even as parties. I can think of two reasons why this particular pairing is on the rise: 1) Wine tastes delicious, and drinking it is relaxing. 2) Painting is also relaxing, and you’re able to tap into your creativity, at least to … Continue reading Why You Should Hop on the “Paint and Sip” Train