Wonderful Weekend in Charleston

Last weekend, 
P Daddy & I ran away from home.

Er, flew..
on a plane...
to Charleston, SC

Things stay so busy with our kids,
we have decided to try & 
get out of town together
2-3 times a year.
(thank you, Grandma!!!)

We stayed at the 
Charleston Place Hotel,
which was incredible!

This is our room...

it was,

However, they have very firm beds...
& my spoiled rotten back 
prefers a cushy pillow top.

I'm sure the managers of Charleston Place 
would be disappointed to find out
that I actually slept on that little loveseat one night...
hurt.all.over! :(

But other than that,
it was a blissfully wonderful weekend!

Weather was sublime...
75, sunny, breezy during the day...
55-60 at night.

We took a cab from the airport, 
so all our travel was on foot.
We walked & we walked & 

We tried to do things we had never 
gotten a chance to do because we had the kids with us.

Like tour the Calhoun Mansion...

and the

The closet southern belle in me
was walking two inches off the ground! ;)

Of course, P Daddy was all about 
where we were going to eat next!

His fave was Hank's...

My fave was Poogan's Porch (swoon)...
I could have eaten there every day!

But together,
we agreed that 
deserved the 


& P Daddy was beyond thrilled to see from the brass tag on our table,
that Lynyrd Synyrd had eaten in that very spot. ;)

The last night we were there
we lucked up on a free carriage ride through the city.

We ended up packed in with 
a group of church ladies &
sang Christmas carols the entire way!

"The best way to spread Christmas cheer 
is singing loud for all to hear!"

We were definitely in the spirit after that! 

I really wish I had brought my big camera with me,
I could have snapped hundreds of pictures...
everything decorated for the holidays!
It was gorgeous!

One last thing that I really loved while we were there 

I had a complete brain fog
& didn't take pictures. 

You can see a sampling if you click this link.

They were incredible!
Perhaps my pal, PAIGE will take some pics & 
share them on her blog soon. ;)

One wreath that definitely caught my eye down there
was the beautiful fresh MAGNOLIA wreath.

They were EVERYWHERE!!

Round ones,
square one, 
mixed with spruce & fur,
mixed with holly berries,
the were so beautiful!

I'm working on it
& will be back this week 
to show you how you can MAKE ONE
Yep! ;)

But right now,
I've got to go decorate this tree.

Finally got lights on that buggar yesterday...
Amen & amen! ;)

Have a marvelous Monday!!