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Chateau Elan Wine Tasting and Tour

By on November 14, 2018
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For our 11th anniversary, we did a fun (and tasty) wine tour at the Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia.

We had a blast and love all the wines we tried! Want to check it out yourself? Tours are offered at the winery Tuesday through Sunday for just $5.00 a person, and add on an additional wine tasting of 5-7 wines for $25 per person. There are 3 different flights to choose from – the Southern Fox, the American, and the Old World. They also offer the “Château Grandeur” for $63 a person that includes the tour and chef selected cheeses and seasonal snacks. We saw another group enjoying the cheese platter and wished we had splurged for that because it looked delish!

The best part of the wine tasting is that you can take your time and enjoy the wine at your own pace. Once you’ve paid for the tasting at the front of the winery, you’ll receive your own tasting menu. You’ll take this up to the bar and choose which wine you’d like to try first. After the bartender pours your glass, you can walk around the winery and explore. Then just head back to the bar when you’re ready for your next wine!

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3 Reasons to Visit Jaemor Farms’ Pumpkin Patch

By on October 26, 2018
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3 Reasons to Visit Jaemor Farms' Pumpkin Patch | sunshineandholly.com | Jaemore Farm | Atlanta fall fun | best pumpkin patches in Georgia | explore Georgia | best Atlanta pumpkinIf you don’t take pictures of your family in a pumpkin patch each fall, are you even a mom?! Seriously though – it seems like it’s a requirement these days. We’ve visited a bunch of different pumpkin patches over the years, but my favorites are outside of the city. For me, a sprawling farm of pumpkin fields and a quaint little country store with freshly picked mountain apples, country jams, and homemade apple-cider donuts give me more “fall-feels” than the pumpkin patches that pop up in parking lots here in Atlanta. This year, we visited Jaemor Farms‘ patch and were able to get some really awesome obligatory pumpkin patch pictures, a decently priced pumpkin, and some other tasty treats!

Here are 3 reasons to visit Jaemor Farms’ pumpkin patch:

1. It’s free!

There’s no entry fee for the pumpkin patch at Jaemor. Feel free to roam around the fields at your leisure, taking all of those obligatory family pictures. The pumpkins aren’t super expensive, and the prices vary by size. You can also skip the field altogether and choose a pumpkin from their farm market store.

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Fall Favorites from Target for Toddler Girls

By on October 22, 2018

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Happy Monday! It’s cold here in Atlanta this morning, so I wanted to share some of the super cute things I’ve bought for Maddie for the cooler weather. Target is killing it with their toddler section lately! I’ve been having a hard time not buying a million things for Maddie. Check out a few of our favorites below!

Fall Favorites from Target for Toddler Girls

Denim Jacket

I really, really wish this came in my size! The polka-dots are adorable and you can’t help but feel happy when you see the back of the jacket. There’s also embroidery on the cuffs on each sleeve – one side says “hi” and the other says “bye.” Too cute!

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Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Sensory Jars

By on October 16, 2018
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During our beach trip this summer, my mom made some really neat beach sensory jars with my kids. They loved the project and the jars turned out really cool! I had so many friends ask for directions so they could make some with their kiddos. It’s actually a super simple project! You can customize them any way you want with different color glitter or food coloring. My kids have been begging to make more, so last week we made a couple of Halloween themed ones.

Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Sensory Jars

Here’s what you’ll need:
Plastic sensory bottles
Glitter
Clear liquid hand soap
Food coloring (optional)
Small Halloween themed toys or figurines

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Scarecrows in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

By on October 11, 2018
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Last week my kids had a few days off for fall break. It was the perfect time to do some of the local fall-themed activities here in Atlanta. One attraction we love to visit every year is the Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Each scarecrow is handmade by businesses, individuals, schools, and organizations around the city. Some are funny, some are creepy, and some are just silly! We love picking out our favorites!

Scarecrows in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

 

Scarecrows in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden | sunshineandholly.com | fall family activities | kids activities | autumn funScarecrows in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden | sunshineandholly.com | fall family activities | kids activities | autumn funThis one was Maddie’s favorite!

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