Warm Up with Winter Meals

In coming back from the cool mountain air in Blowing Rock, I find myself craving hearty meals that warm me up from the inside out. With winter vegetables readily available at our local farmer’s market…and a good ol’ handy crockpot…I am enjoying...

Fabric Focus: Bouclé

Tis the season for cozy sweaters and beautiful colors. Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite fabrics that makes up the warmest sweaters around – say hello to bouclé. What attributes to the softness of this fabric? It’s all in the yarn! Ironically...

Thanksgiving Tradition

I’m writing to you this morning from the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. It is here, for another beautiful year together, that we’re sharing Thanksgiving in Blowing Rock. In just a few hours, my sister, brother in law and niece will arrive – and the celebration...

Winter Color Inspiration

The snowy winter brings with it incredible shades of color – some soft and delicate and others bold and vibrant. As the sun sets in snow covered mountain tops, varied shades of purple and gold rise up from the shade. Against the warm tones of tall evergreens,...

Staying Healthy in the Cold

The temperature is dropping and the layers are building – cold weather is upon us! I am especially convinced of this given the recent increased sniffles in our home and at the office. Changing seasons mean changing environments, a reality for which our bodies...