a midwestern swing.

Happy 2012! I'm crossing fingers that your January is off to a fantastic start :) After a week in the Midwest, {cv} and I are bound for the east coast today--back to reality and ready to get rolling in this new year! Here are a few instagram photos, which I'm linking up with a {little} dash of ash... 


Nashville proved to be a fantastic destination once again! We got to spend a lot of quality time with family and explore the Music City. {cv} and I also made it to Arrington Vineyards, a winery thoroughly branded with my {av} moniker ;) I couldn't get enough of the scenery, in Tennessee or Indiana. I love the quaint old barns and farm country, which definitely hold a special place in my heart...though the city girl in me may try to fight it.

Our days in southern Indiana were also filled with family and friends, which is exactly how I like it. We made it to the quintessential diner in my hometown and rang in 2012, sipping some bubbly {in a can!} and playing Cranium. My parents' Corgi, Cleo, also entertained us the whole weekend :)

There is so much more to share, but you'll have to hang tight until tomorrow! I hope you have a great Monday and I can't wait to really catch up with all of you soon. All my love!


21 comments:

  1. I don't know if you want to know how I rang in 2012. Let's just say it involved vomit and the vomit was not mine. Boys.

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  2. Happy New Year! That vineyard is beautiful!!

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  3. So glad you had a blast with your family! Your pictures look amazing! Love instagram! xoxo

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  4. Looks like fun! I love Nashville! Happy 2012!

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  5. Sounds like you had a fun New Years! Ours was pretty low key, but fun too :)

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  6. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Love Cranium too :) Can't wait to see more pictures!

    xoxo,

    Carly

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  7. You sure had a wonderful new year, hope it would last till the end of this year :)

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  8. Happy New Year Alison! I'm glad you had a nice break! I have the little cans of champagne too! I forgot to bring them to our new year's celebration, though...so I'll find another time to celebrate and drink them!

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  9. Happy Happy New Year Alison!! It looks like you had a wonderful time traveling in my stomping grounds, the midwest! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and I wish you all the best for 2012! Toodles, Twirling Clare

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  10. Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! That vineyard looks gorgeous! [ And I LOVE that red coat!! ]

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  11. This looks like so much fun!! What a great end to the year!

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  12. Looks like a great time!! And so so pretty there...would love to visit sometime!

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  13. We were home...I so need to make it to TN soon...looks like a fun time!

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  14. looks like you had a blast. I had a little shindig at my place! Happy New Year!

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  15. Looks like you had a fabulous time here and in TN! Visiting Nashville is on my travel to-do list.

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  16. Oh I miss Indiana.
    I basically spent the night at home with the family (dog and husband) and we had the best time.
    Happy New Yesr.

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  17. Glad you had fun in the good ol' midwest! And Nashville looks great, too. :)

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  18. you're so cute in your red jacket :)

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  19. Love your red jacket!!
    I have always wanted to go to Nashville.... someday! The boots pic is great.
    Happy 2012! xo

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  20. I spy Nashville Cowboy boots! Just bought my first pair there last week! Happy New Year!

    xoxo Liz
    http://sharpmindsthinkalike.blogspot.com/

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