Thursday, July 12, 2012

Highlands, NC

Highlands is a happy place for me.  Growing up we'd head up the mountain for some relief from the summer heat, and once in college we took off there due to a hurricane.  On our way up we stopped at the Dillard House.  Oh my word, the best.  They bring you endless fresh produce, veggies, fried catfish and chicken.  My in-law's had never been, but ended up loving it!  You know how you remember something as a kid as being THE BEST EVER... then you recommend it to everyone and then you're sort of like... what if that's only cool when you're a kid?  This happened to me when JB and I went to Lugano, Switzerland.  I had gone there as a kid and remembered it as the best place in existence.  So of course, I plotted our first swiss trip to Lugano.  I told him we could go to Swiss Miniature... which I remembered being the coolest experience.  When we got there we went to the tourist office, we found a brochure of swiss miniature... JB was quick to start belly laughing.  It was a goofy golfing / miniature houses of swiss landmarks / miniature train like you see in a mall around christmas time, where the only adult was a conductor squished into his seat.   needless to say, we found something else to do.  Thankfully Dillard House did not prove a similar experience.
  We went up the mountain to Highlands satisfied, albeit stuffed to the brim!  
 
 Happy Thursday! 
 

34 comments:

  1. i'm laughing out loud at the swiss story.

    p.s. you are gloooowing.

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  2. i heart ST & cowboy boots :) love yall!

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  3. Don't you just love Highlands! The Old Edwards Inn is our favorite spot for an afternoon glass of wine and a bite to eat out on the veranda. We have been planning (for about two years) to build a lodge style B&B near Highlands. The plans are complete we just need to find the perfect property. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.
    Lori D.
    Atlanta

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  4. I love all these pictures. Makes me miss the south. :)

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  5. absolutely love your lace dress and boots - so pretty!
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  6. Love the story and the pictures. I hope to travel the states someday, sofar I've only been to NYC. :)

    Love from Sweden,
    Mona

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  7. lovely photos - and love your cowboy boots! : )

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  8. I was just in NC a few weeks ago - oh how I miss the South! Your pictures are gorgeous and so is that lace dress. Where is it from?

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  9. @katie - it's actually forever 21! i believe just $23... i'll try to find the link

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  10. I mean... I know you've been throwing up a lot and all and not sure if you're feeling super awesome, but dang girl, you LOOK AMAZING. You totally have that glow :) Glad you had a good time! Miss you!!!

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  11. Gorgeous photos! Your starting to show a little bit, you will be such a cute pregger mommy to be!

    Lindsay @
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  12. So fun! Not to far from us! You are glowing girl! xoxo A-

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  13. haha so true about how stuff seemed so much cooler as a kid! Love your boots!!

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  14. There are definitely a few places I can think of as being significantly less cool returning to as an adult. You look wonderful and your pictures are beautiful!

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  15. Great photos! And gosh you guys are just a gorgeous couple! Love that color dress on you!

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  16. What a Beautiful Place, I will definitley have to put that on my Travel list of places to stop by one day! :)

    -Ashlee Michelle

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  17. what a beautiful spot (:

    and i can only imagine JB laughing... which makes me giggle, too

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  18. You look so pretty and great pictures. Looks like a really nice place to visit. I can see why it would be a favorite.

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  19. i remember a few places that, as a kid, i thought had the best food. nowadays, not so much. lol

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  20. Love that you're holding your belly. What a beautiful family photo :)

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  21. NOTE TO SELF: next time i go home visit highlands. lived in north carolina all my life and never been in that neck of the woods. as always...beautiful pictures, sarah! y'all are truly a beautiful couple :)

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  22. Hallo,

    I love your blog and what I read inside it :-)
    I send you a big ciaooo from Lugano!
    The next time you will come here you will be in 3 :-)

    Katia

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  23. oh we have all done that--me probably far too much. i also do it with movies and jonny looks at me like "really you think this is good".

    and that dress looks amazing!

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  24. and in reponse to your comment... umm can i pay YOU to come live with you and cook for you and be friends :) oh and I'm also kinda AMAZING with babies so I can also be your nanny! i'm the total package ;)

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  25. Look at you with that little baby bump! So cute!
    PS The Dillard House is one of my faves.

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  26. love this southern vibe! & those boots - sounds like a lovely time :)

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  27. Beautiful dress and boots!

    xoxo
    Erin
    peacelovedecor.com

    ps. Are you still doing the 1000 gifts posts? I haven't seen one since the first one! Just curious :)

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    1. Hi Erin! Yep. You can find it on the tool bar. (:

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  28. You guys are so adorable! Great pictures!

    Oh, and the blog you posted about having to ASK...thank you! I needed to hear that today and I'm going to listen! :)

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  29. That is soooo funny! I do that all of the time with my husband...only with movies! I always remember movies (that I watched in my childhood) being the best EVER. And then when I force him to watch them...he's like, "eh, what?" Haha.

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  30. What brand are your boots? They are the cutest!

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  31. Such a cute outfit. I love the cowboy boots/lace dress combo. Sounds like a great time!

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  32. Sarah! I've been home sick today and your blog has been the perfect entertainment! Loved reading all your letters to Tuck...and now he's here! WOW!

    Had to comment on this one though b/c I'm doing to know where your boots are from/who they are buy. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect pair of cowoby boots!

    Hope you and your family are having a great weekend!

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