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This post was written by Elly Brown, author of Uptown with Elly Brown

Hello there! I am Elly Brown, the gal behind Uptown with Elly Brown. I am a Houston lifestyle blogger right here in Houston! I have three handsome little guys (#boymom) and have been married to my hunk of a hubby for ten years! I love all things fashion, beauty, and online shopping. I’m powered by coffee by day, and at night, it’s mommy juice, AKA wine!

My husband and I are currently in the process of searching for our forever home, and as you know, that can be a little daunting. We have so many wants on our lists that finding our dream home seemed impossible. But, that’s because we didn’t look hard enough!

A few weeks ago, I was introduced to The Woodlands Hills, a master-planned community near Houston. The Woodlands Hills is around 2,000+ acres and located just 15 minutes north of The Woodlands Mall.

I love that this community is designed with the family in mind. Everything about this wholesome community is a dream, and it checks off so many of the “wants” from our house-hunting list.

The Woodlands Hills will have 20 neighborhood parks (great for all your play dates, and the kids will never get bored). They will also have trails for hiking and biking, along with bike lanes along the major collectors.

The activity center will also have a resort pool and a fitness pool, a park, tennis courts, and a dog park. Talk about a great place to host parties and more!

My favorite part of the community is that The Woodlands Hills development strives to preserve as many trees as possible.  Every home has a forested buffer of 7 feet of trees between each house so that when you open your back door, it will feel natural and private!

The Woodlands Hills is now selling homes from the $240s to $500s. From prestige single-story homes to two-story homes, you can find your dream home in The Woodlands Hills.

Along with sharing a peak of this beautiful Westin model home in The Woodlands Hills, I wanted to share with you how to throw a wine and cheese girls night (I promise it’s easier than you think).

To throw the perfect girls night in, I teamed up with Total Wine & More, which just opened a new store in The Woodlands and invited some friends to join me.

Located in Lake Woodlands Crossing, Total Wine & More is the one-stop shop to get what you need for your next girls night in. They have great gifts, accessories, and more! You can easily place your order online and pick it up in store 2 hours later!

If you ever have any questions or need help with wine selections, make sure to stop by Total Wine & More. They can help with anything you need!

1. Learn what wine goes with what cheese. Here is an excellent go-to list:

  • Prosecco and Parmesan
  • Cremant (Rose) and Fontina
  • Chardonnay and Gruyere
  • Sauvignon Blanc and Goat Cheese
  • Pinot Noir and Brie
  • Cabernet Sauvignon and Aged Gouda

2. The best girls night in includes more than just wine and cheese. You can add nuts, crackers, fruit, and even cured meats.

3. You don’t need to break the bank. It’s okay to make it simple, and you don’t need to go overboard. Limit to 4-6 cheese and wine pairings, no need to splurge on your wine as well. Total Wine & More has a vast selection of wines to fit your budget

See? It’s that easy! Now grab your girlfriends, pop that cork and laugh until your stomach hurts.  Make sure to visit The Woodlands Hills website for more and if you are ever in the area, make sure stop by and see the beautiful model homes!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a great day! For more of me, you can follow along at