Spring has officially sprung in Winston Salem and the weather is meant to be beautiful, sunny but hot. I wanted to share some of my favorite things to do this month in the area with you, because we are so lucky to be surrounded by beauty in this wonderful part of North Carolina.
One of my favorite places to visit this time of year is Old Salem, with lots of opportunities for family fun, history, farmers markers and lots of great places to eat including my personal favorites the tavern and the tea room.
This weekend we have some fun local events to check out.
The 19th annual wine festival at Tanglewood Park: http://ncwinefestival.com/
Tanglewood has something for everyone walking trails, playgrounds, swimming pool, horse riding stables, golf, camping tennis and now even soft golf. It is a must for at least one trip this summer.
If music is your thing then check out the Gears & Guitars festival downtown at Bailey Park this weekend: https://www.gearsandguitarsfest.com/
Go support our local MILB team the Dash: https://www.milb.com/winston-salem
Its a great time for some family fun, Be sure to check out the website for the specials including Free Food Monday, taco Tuesday, Thirsty Thursdays and Fireworks Friday. It really is great affordable fun for everyone.
If you have never been to Historic Reynolda House they are holding a fantastic walking tour of the garden and grounds on May 31st 2019. http://reynoldahouse.org/calendar/event/historic-reynolda-grounds-and-gardens-walking-tour-0
Another fun event happening this month on 31st May is the WS Firefly Market with live music and local craft vendors. https://www.facebook.com/fireflymarketws
If you are like me and love fresh fruit this time of year take a trip and go strawberry picking at Hedgecock Strawberry Farm, 3011 Abbotts Creek Church Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284.
We had so much fun this month at our event, it was nice to see so many familiar faces and we had some fantastic networking taking place. This group is about empowering women, lifting each other up, making new friends and providing opportunities to grow your businesses. Thank you to everyone that came out to support us and participated in the event, we look forward to bringing more amazing evenings to Winston Salem in 2019! We hope you can join us at Firebirds Wood Fire Grill on June 25th 5:30pm - 8:30pm. 1215 Creekshire Way, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Gypsy Road Brewing
Deneen Bryan - Hazel Grace Photography
Emily Stessman with Paparazzi - https://paparazziaccessories.com/117219/
Katelyn Hedrick with Beauty Counter
Amber Smith with Noonday Collection
The last month has been a complete blur, I reached my final month in my pregnancy and had college finals. I had been doing so well up until recently on balancing everything in my life and then suddenly overnight it all fell apart. I had so much going on but zero energy to achieve anything, the days turned into weeks and I found myself struggling every Sunday to get my college class work done. But I had say that I finished the semester with 2 A's and 2 B's, so I am pretty proud of myself overall, not my best semester but certainly not my worst. I am a determined lady, I never nap and love being busy so having this lack of energy is emotionally draining. But no one if perfect and as I have found out no two pregnancy's are the same, this little girl is stubborn already. Here I am now 36 weeks pregnant, had braxton hicks for 4 days some of which are very painful and feel like I am being tricked into thinking I am in labor everyday. My pregnancy with London was pretty each, no real complications and I had no braxton hicks at all. I just woke up at 8am not feeling quite right, lost my mucus plug, contractions started and she was born at 8pm that night. I am awful at not being in control and am not patient at all. I wanted to reach out to everyone and apologize for not being as active as I normally am but this baby girl is draining me. I am however every excited to be taking more time to focus on HITC this upcoming year and have some fun ideas in the works. I would love to know what events would get you excited, share your non profits with me and any other fun ideas you would be interested in doing. Hopefully I won't be waiting on this baby too much longer!