Earth Day Tones

Happy Earth Day from National! Today we celebrate the stunning creation that surrounds us – and take an opportunity to relish the many gifts it has afforded us. As a mom, I recognize the importance of leaving our home better than we found it. I want my daughter...

The Fruits of our Labor – Shall We Dance?

In the past week, we’ve been blogging about gardening and the variety of harvests that come along with it. Bloom. Blooming. All things abloom. Ladies, we ourselves are a beautiful creation of someone who has bloomed. We are living images of movement and flow. I dare...

Vegetable Goodness

Last week, I shared tips on planting for this time of year and a preview of what the Wilson garden will include. We’re looking forward to Brussel sprouts, cucumbers and squash (of many varieties). Preparing for our harvest, I am already dreaming up a load of...

Inspired by Nature

Last week, I shared some planting tips for this time of year. In the last few weeks, the Carolinas have received a great deal of rain but have finally experienced a pause – revealing lush greens and bright shades of pink, yellow and purple. Inspired by the happy...

The Garden Party Conversation

It is official, I’ve been inspired. Now that we are truly feeling the effects of springtime, I tend to look everywhere for all things abloom. While I may not have a “green thumb”, I enjoy watching those who do, gear up for planting their vegetable gardens. What great...

Starting Now for Later

Here in Wilmington, our last “frost date” was March 28th – just last week. Tis the season to start planting, my friends. The biggest (and ok – possibly most obvious) takeaway I learned in last year’s planting season: start those seeds...

An Array of Bright for Spring

Brightening Up for Spring This weekend brought 75 degree afternoons after a week of gloomy days. We went out of town this weekend, and upon returning, we caught glimpses of the incredible blooms Wilmington boasts in spring. This weekend is Azalea Festival – an...

Summer Lovin’, the Beach is Callin’

I have a confession to make. While spring has sprung, I’m in a summer state of mind. It is that glorious time of year to start thinking of coastal style creations, ladies. Picture the scene – bright blue skies, beaming sunshine, the scent of sand and sea, lounging in...

Welcome to the Carolinas

It’s another glorious spring day (fresh on the heels of a 35 degree evening), and I am gearing up for a seasonal tour of some of my favorite coastal towns. The Carolinas are well known for many things – stunning tree-lined roads, colorful mountaintops, and...