Mountains in Springtime

Few things thrill me more than the colorful flowers and blue skies of the North Carolina mountains during spring. Sure, we see some rainfall every now and then. But even that brings a cool breeze and seemingly magical mist to the wondrous treetops of the Carolinas....

Transition with Layers

Just when I thought Spring temperatures were here to stay, a front moved into Charleston on Friday and left a cool (and damp) afterglow on our weekend Easter festivities. Fortunately, I knew better than to pack away all of my winter items, so I was prepared with long...

Book Review | Where the Heart Is

  My favorite Sunday afternoon includes the following key elements: sunshine, our front porch, my favorite wooden rocking chair, and a great read. Known for moving at 150 MPH most every other day, Sunday is my source of simplicity. That whole “day of rest”...

Spring into Travel

As the temperatures rise and the colorful petals of crepe myrtles open, I wake up with an eagerness to find adventure in the rural towns of the Carolinas. While I have lived in the area for most of my life, weekend road trips always seem to open up new spots of...

Spring Time Tea

If you can’t tell, I’m a fan of food. One of my favorite chefs (and women to follow) is Ree Drummond, better known as Pioneer Woman! Her recipes come from the heart and her food straight from the farm. The meals she creates exude homey comfort and family...