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Guest Blogger: A T-Shirt and Pearls

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Hi there! I am Sarah from over at A T-Shirt and Pearls. A T-Shirt and Pearls is a collection of my musings on fashion, decorating, cooking, entertaining, and life in general. I have a little something for everyone, so stop on by and check things out. Hopefully you’ll find something you like and stay awhile. You can also link up with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest via my blog.

I live with my husband, Britt, in Richmond, VA. We met while attending Randolph-Macon College and decided to stick around. It was an amazing decision and we love our little home and life in the suburbs of Richmond.

While I have you here, I wanted to share an upcoming event that is happening right near my Alma Mater, in the quaint little town of Ashland, VA. The event is called Deck the Halls and is taking place on Sunday, December 2 from 11-4. I am so super excited for this event and have already gathered a group of girlfriends to go with me. I hope some of you will join us there!

Deck the Halls is a fundraiser for Hilliard House. Hilliard House provides housing and supportive services for homeless women and children (up to age 18) for a stay of up to one year. Their mission is to provide support and services to these families in order to build their capacity to go out and live productively in the community (information from hilliardhouse.org). So, in a nutshell, this event is for a really good cause. I encourage you to check out their website to learn more about their programs and ways you can volunteer.

Deck the Halls is an outdoor event on a historic farm in Ashland. The cost of your ticket allows you to make as many fresh Christmas decorations as you can carry! {I have had two third floor apartments in my life and I have learned how to carry a lot, like bags from my fingertips to shoulders…two trips are for weaklings. So, I plan to make and carry a lot of good Christmas decorations!} They will provide you with a variety of fresh cut greenery: pine, cedar, hemlock, fraser fir, holly, nandina, boxwood and more and all of the greenery is from local farms! They will also have bows, wreath forms, wire, clippers, gloves, and anything else you need for your wreath making adventures. There will be garden club volunteers there to help you with your creations incase you are not very crafty, which I am not. While you are there you can visit the warm and cozy Big Red Barn for holiday treats, cocoa, and live music. There will also be pre-made greens and other goodies for sale.

The cost for all of this is only $25 (!!!) but get your tickets now because after Thanksgiving the ticket price increases to $30. Still a good deal, but why not save yourself $5?! For all of the details on this event and to purchase your tickets you can click here. You can also visit the Facebook page for Deck the Halls here.

This will be my first time at Deck the Halls and I am excited to fill my home with the smell of fresh greens all while helping a great organization. Make sure to check back on my blog because I will be posting pictures of the event and all of my goodies I create…hopefully they will be worthy of sharing and not a hot mess! See you soon!

Sarah @ A T-Shirt and Pearls

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