Spring Showers, Jack Wills, and NC Beer Month!

The calendar says Spring, but it has been cold, and very rainy in Raleigh.  As I type this little blog update for you, Baby Diva has pinkeye, and a sinus infection. But, she still wants to play in the rain.

Spring Showers!

I have very little time to write this week with a child home with me. Beginning Thursday, our school system is on Spring Break for 10 days. That means two kids with me 24-hours a day.  Blog. What Blog?

I wanted to take a couple of minutes to ask you to vote for my Skimbaco colleague, Wes Holland, to help his quest to land the summer job of a lifetime with the British clothier, Jack Wills. Wes is a Business student in NYC, who wants to run a Fashion House one day.  He's quite talented, and I adore his preppy style.   I hate to admit  that I'm old enough to be his mom. However,  I tell him that with his passion for luxury travel, and his preppy style, he could be my child.  Here's the scoop on the internship with Jack Wills that he's trying to win, and how you can help. You can vote for Wes three times. Type in Wes Holland in the search, and his profile will pop up for voting. I'm secretly hoping that if Wes wins, and I took part in helping him get this internship then perhaps I'll have a never-ending supply of designer purses and shoes when he runs his Fashion House one day!  Right, Wes?

And finally, April is NC Beer Month.  How cool is that?  This is the first year for the month long celebration of North's Carolina's craft brew industry. The Tarheel State boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the American South, with more than 50 breweries and brewpubs. It is also the most decorated state in the South with more medals from the World Beer Cup® and the Great American Beer Festival than any of its neighboring states.

North Carolina will be celebrating with special craft beer dinners, festivals, and special travel packages. Visit http://www.ncbeermonth.com/ for an entire list of events.

April is NC Beer Month
You know I'll be filling my glass in April.  On  my way back from Highlands, NC and the Old Edwards Inn and Spa, I will be getting a first-hand glimpse of Heinzelmannchen Brewery in Sylva, NC.  This is interesting for me because I grew up near Sylva.  They certainly didn't have breweries in the town when I lived there. 

And for those of you who are parents and grandparents, you may like my TriangleMom2Mom post about sleeping with your kids on vacation.  Not fun, is it?  As I said in my column, Barbara Mandrell belted out in  '70s song "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed," as if it is a bad thing.  It's not!  Double beds have gotten so small. 

Talk soon!

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