There’s no foolproof way to avoid having a bad day. Sometimes they sneak up on you and other times they flat out slap you across the face. In fact, it isn’t necessarily a bad day as much as it is a collection of tiny inconveniences that make those 24 hours annoying. Forgetting the car seat […]

house plants, succulents, aloe

If you’re expecting this post to be lovey dovey, you’ve come to the wrong blog. Maybe in some ways it will be but more importantly, I want this post to be a reality check and a great big virtual bear hug for anyone going through a similar situation. My life is presently and for the […]

Here at the Mims House we are waving our magic wands and cooking up something spooky and delicious – Harry Potter inspired cookies! If you’re anything like us, we love to celebrate the season of Halloween and find any excuse to indulge in sweet treats by Southern Sugar Bakery. Scroll down to see our whimsical […]

Rose, cabernet, chardonnay, syrah…we love all the wine! We’re spreading our excitement for Friday and for wine by sharing some of our must-have wine-themed products, perfect for our fellow wine enthusiasts. Now, let’s raise our glass as we make a toast to you and all things WINE! Let’s Sip in Style with Pretty Wine Products First, […]

maltipoo birthday party

We’re celebrating a special pretty puppy It’s Lena’s second birthday and what better day to show off her prissy little birthday pics than on National Dog Day! We tend to be a bit extra when it comes to our pets and this was no exception. Lena had a full blown birthday bash and photoshoot at […]

stress awareness month, freak out journal

There it was in front of our eyes. It was either a warning sign, validation or maybe both. On a list of the 10 Most Stressful Careers, as reported by Forbes, the job we had blissfully chosen was listed. As if the struggles of daily living aren’t stress-inducing enough, top it off with an emotionally-charged […]

vendor highlight, live view studios, wedding photography, film photography, mad dash weddings

We have been honored to call North Carolina fine art wedding photographer, Brent Deitrich, one of our participating Mad Dash wedding vendors from our humble beginning.  Brent is the owner and lead photographer of Live View Studios, a fine art film wedding photography studio specializing in refined, romantic weddings.  Known for his ethereal, timeless style, […]

Children's Books, peanut butter and jelly, PB&J, National Children's Books Day, Mad Dash Blog, motherhood, classics, nostalgic reads

Books + PB&J…YES PLEASE!! It’s National Children’s Book Day!  To celebrate, we’re sharing our favorite children’s books we’ve either read as children or to our own children throughout the years.  Whether beloved classics or brand new goodies, these page-turners top our reading list for any age group! Since it’s also National PB&J day, we suggest curling […]

Tomorrow is the last day in March, officially ending Women’s History Month for 2018.  However, no matter the month or national recognition, we know women everywhere will continue to celebrate the trailblazing females of the past, present, and future! To continue the celebration of female empowerment, we’re sharing a few of our favorite inspiring quotes from […]

It’s National Puppy Day! To celebrate, we’re sharing a few of our favorite wedding portraits from featuring the cutest little pups!  Sometimes, incorporating your furry best friend into your big day can create a little added stress and unnecessary chaos.  But if you prepare ahead of time by training and hiring extra hands solely for […]


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